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Birna

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Birna
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Module
Details
Titles
Queen Mother (self-styled)
Gender
Female
Race
Human
Culture
Islander
Nationality
Flag Skellige.png
Eye color
Blue
Hair color
Brown
Location
Kaer Trolde keep
Family
Family
Clan Tuirseach (by marriage)
Partner
Bran an Tuirseach (husband)
Children
Svanrige (son)

Birna is the widow of King Bran.

Associated quests[edit | edit source]

Journal entry[edit | edit source]

It can be difficult for a woman to gain the esteem of knights and warriors not accustomed to seeing female hands on the reins of power. It helps little when, like Birna, widow of King Bran of Skellige, the woman seeing power is filled with acrid disdain for her countrymen and their customs. One might argue that disdain is a valid reaction when, in the case of the passing of a man of power who embodies tradition, those customs call on her to follow along since outdated ritual and cast herself upon her husband's funeral pyre.
Justified or not, Birna's desire to rewrite age-old Skellige traditions put her at odds with the jarls and made it unlikely she would be remembered alongside Calanthe of Cintra or Meve of Lyria as a successful and revered ruler.
Birna likewise refused to hide her disgust with the custom of choosing a ruler by vote of the jarls. She dreamed of establishing a hereditary kingship in Skellige and thought the ideal dynasty to hold it was her own, starting with her and Bran's son, the young Svanrige.
In all probability it was this longing for power that drove Birna to concoct the conspiracy that ended in the massacre at Kaer Trolde.
The evidence gathered by Geralt and Cerys sealed Birna's fate.

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