By Tempus' Shield!

Branwen is a true neutral human cleric and a potential companion.BGTotSCBG:EE

Baldur's Gate Edit

Recruitment Edit

Branwen is available from Chapter 2. She can be found at the Nashkel Carnival and will offer to join the party once you use a Stone to Flesh scroll to free her from her petrification state.

She also appears in the Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn and Enhanced Edition tutorial. She explains how to turn undead and use priest spells.

Gameplay analysis Edit

Branwen has no items when she joins the party.

With a Wisdom score of 16, she can have two extra level 1 and level 2 cleric spells which are very useful.

She also has the special ability, Spiritual Hammer, a level 2 cleric spell, which provides multiple uses and replenishes whenever the party rests. As a result, she can freely use the spell multiple times between rests without taking up level 2 memorization slots.

In-game biography Edit

Branwen reveals that she left her home of Seawolf in the Norheim Isles at an early age. She was apparently reviled by her own people for wanting to become a priest, a station reserved exclusively for the men of the village. She harbors no resentment, realizing that her faith must face such tests or be worthless. She traveled the coast, offering her services to local militias, and eventually came into the employ of an adventuring troupe in the Nashkel area. Branwen had no idea that the group was participating in banditry however, and on their first raid, she balked at attacking a caravan of unarmed merchants. She rebelled and a mage named Tranzig turned her to stone in the ensuing fight. Despite the unfavorable outcome, Branwen feels that Tempus views her actions approvingly. To attack those that are unarmed is the basest of villainy.

Quotes Edit

  • "By Tempus' Shield!"
  • "By the ice breath of Auril, 'tis good to see new faces and taste freedom again!"
  • "Tempus, forgive my cowardice!"
  • "Tempus, give us victory!"
  • "I am proud to stand among such strong warriors."
  • "Our actions are not those of warrior born."
  • "What sort of craven cowards are we?"
  • "I can no longer honorably work with such as you!"
  • "I have always dreamt of leading such a worthy band!"
  • "*yawn* I'm tired."
  • "Damn the icicles of Auril, I'm bored."
  • "Ah uh.. 'tis but a flesh wound."
  • "What is your command?"
  • "'Tis better to die on your feet, than live on your knees."
  • "May Auril bestow the Frost Kiss upon our enemies."
  • "The gods favor is fickle at best."
  • "'Tis a fine day to die."
  • "If Tempus wills it."
  • "By Valkur's mighty Blade!"

External links Edit

Branwen article at the Forgotten Realms Wiki, a wiki for the medieval fantasy universe named the Forgotten Realms.

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