Ian MacBruann is a Celtic warrior from Northern Belgae.
Though ugly and rough-tongued, his physical prowess,
intelligence and bravery have earned him a place in the
Companions of the Silver Blade, a fraternal group of heroic
adventurers. At a festival or other special occasion, Ian
would make quite an impression in his exquisite kilt, girdle,
brat, boots, and horned helmet of the Tuatha De Danaan, all
gifts from the King Niall, and the beautiful tattoos around
his right eye.
History and campaign notes
Ian was born in northern Belgae, first of three children to a
Flaith blacksmith/armorer. Though ugly and rough-tongued, his
physical prowess, intelligence and bravery earned him some
respect before he left his family to adventure.
He participated in the first battle between the Belgae and
the Red Branch. Thereafter, he followed the Companions of the
Silver Blade. During that time, they rescued the sons of the
Trynovantian filid from the Iceni, they rescued Naressa,
daughter of Nuada from the Selgovae wedding, after which they
participated in the Beltane festival with Niall and Nath.
At this point, he was accepted as a Companion of the Silver
Blade. The second battle against Ulster and the Red Branch
followed, during which he:
- fought against Conn
- killed Donegil MacFinn, nephew of the ri ruirecht of the
Red Branch, and lost his right eye in the process,
- the eye was replaced by the Eye of a Hero by the druid.
In the battle two days later, he followed Beldbecht, and
needed the Chalice to survive.
During the trip back to Brigantes, in Connaught, a great
storm was abated, a troll was fought, the troll's lair
was an old druid's temple, "the pass, the big bang,
and the sacrifice", the satyr and the harpess (the
wandering call of nature), and the fallen star. The great
warrior-wight of Teutates, Padwir, one fo the first warriors
across the ocean, fairy lover whose soul was in a tree, and
the kashel of Iceni - Magnovantes, and the ambush of Icenian
Once back in Brigantes, the parade through the kashels of
Brigantes, the book is returned to the cloud giant, the
unnatural snowstorm, the investing of the kashel taken by the
Belgae, the meeting with the norsemen from the cloud
giant's castle, the shade presense, he met Yrsa (Yahoo!),
200 norsemen join us, the big battle - Fomors and Belgae from
the southeast. I was one of Beldbecht's eight captains
with 1000 men under my command.
5'11" 160 lbs, age: 26, horoscope:
neutrally-aspected Aries (born April 21).
7th level warrior/hero (95,000 + 10%), Northern Belgae, son
of flaith blacksmith/armorer, first of three children,
'Good' child, worships Ogma.
Appearance: bald, left eye green, right eye steel-grey
(Eye of a Hero), tanned complexion, smiling expression,
freckles, upturned eyebrows, sparse brown mustache, tattoos
on arms, legs, and around right eye, left-handed, medium
Characteristics: musophobia, claustrophobia, excellent
eyesight, honest, heavy drinker, especially wine, gambler,
especially dice and any wager involving Carabus (another PC).
Command character: eager for glory, rash, and
generally insubordinate (+2 + CL).
Languages: Belgaen, Brigantean, Trynovantean, Pidgeon
Learning: Icenian, Gaelic.
money: 8 gold, 4 silver talents (worth 10
ag), 6 silver; 5 oz. silver arm ring, 3 oz. gold broach
(teutonovix), medallion-broach of the Companions
+3 steel war axe, forged by Brigantes smith under the
direction of Angenecht.
brace (3) of +2 javelins
shield, oak, leather, iron-bound, gold wash design, ogams of
2 Red Branch heads, 1 Pict head
sharpening stone, bedroll, flint, steel, tinder, personal
samite tunics, horsehair brat, low, black calfskin boots
Belgae suit of clothes
Tuatha de Dadann raiment: gift of Niall and Nath girdle,
brat, kilt, boots, horned helmet
leather breastplate iron cap
Active shield parry:
Superb medium warhorse, Trynovantean