Author: Atarah al'Norahn
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).