von Branau is a Baron of the Court and a Master of the Pelican for
his service as a herald to Princes and Kings of Ealdormere and the
Midrealm, although he has enjoyed a colourful past as a mercenary,
craftsman, archer, bard, historian, scribe, and general roustabout,
known to his long-standing colleagues as Brand the Black. He is
a 14th century German mercenary turned noble, exploring 1st century
Ealdormere, and is married to Brianna Maginnis and is father to
Otto the Black and Katerina Alexandrevich.