Brannin Martan

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Author: Atarah al'Norahn


Brannin Martan is a minor Andoran nobleman. He is married to Elvaine Martan (KoD, Ch. 17).

He is gray-haired (KoD, Ch. 17).

Brannin and Elvaine are not very wealthy. Elayne thinks to herself that their woolen clothes would have suited a prosperous farmer, and that their manor house is much like a large farmhouse, sprawling and housing generations. A third of their armsmen are their sons, grandsons, nephews, and great-nephews (KoD, Ch. 17).

Brannin's helmet and breastplate are plain, dull, and slightly dented. His sword has a plain hilt (KoD, Ch. 32).


  • Learning of the siege on Caemlyn, Brannin and Elvaine Martan ride to Elayne's support, bringing all the men they can; they leave behind only the young and the old to see to the planting at home. They do not turn back on learning the odds against Elayne (KoD, Ch. 17).
  • On her way to the Map Room, Elayne stops to exchange pleasantries with Brannin and Elvaine. Elayne is in a hurry, and so walks on almost as soon as she stops; she hopes that they do not feel as if they are getting short shrift (KoD, Ch. 17).
  • When Birgitte arrives at one of the Traveling grounds to lead the soldiers in the rescue of Elayne from the Black Ajah, she finds all of the lords and ladies loyal to Elayne gathered and mounted. Brannin rides down to lead his men, not hesitating when his banner appears (KoD, Ch. 32).