Bran Mak Morn was the descendant of Brule the Spear-Slayer, a companion of Pre-Cataclysmic Age king Kull, the first of line of the Mak Morn. He ressembled his ancestor. In his race of savages, he was possibly an atavism, a throwback to the original Picts that ruled all Europe before their primitive empire was destroyed by the Gauls.
He inherited a iron crown set with a jewel given by Kull to Brule. The jewel allegedly brought luck to Bran Mak Morn.
Circa 200 AD, Bran Mak Morn had rose on his own as the pictish king, uniting the Tribes of the Heather (though he had difficulties to have the Pictish clans to forget their blood-feuds), and claiming kingship over all Caledon.
In his preparation against Rome, Bran Mak Morn assembled an army including Britons and their chariots that had came to him because of some dispute with their chief, and Gael Cormac of Connacht and his western horsemen. At some point, he enlisted a troop of three hundred northmen under a vow, but when their chief, Rognar, died, they refused to honor the oath and, led by Wulfhere, threatened to go over to the Romans, unless they were to be led by a king of their own race, then at least a king not Pict, Gael, nor Briton.
Bran Mak Morn, the Pictish chiefs Gron and Bocah, and Cormac met over the sacrifice of a Roman captive by Gonar, who read the portents and announced victory over the Romans. Both Cormac and Bran Mak Morn were defiant of divination, but the scenery was made to galvanize Gron and Bocah, for them to rally their clans.
To make the northmen fulfil their oath, Gonar decided to use the jewel, and summoned King Kull in their era, who first confused Bran for Brule, and thought to be dreaming. Wulfhere refused to have Kull, a "ghost", lead his people, and the two dueled. Kull killed Wulfhere, and the Vikings enthousiastically accepted him as their leader.
- Iron crown, set with a jewel given by Kull to Brule and which allegedly brought luck to Bran Mak Morn.
- Bran Mak Morn was created by Robert E. Howard in the poem and story "Men of the Shadows" (1926), adapted in Savage Sword of Conan #102, #103, #104, and #106 (July, August, September and November, 1984) but failed to sell, and was first published in "Kings of the Night" (Weird Tales, 1930), adapted in Savage Sword of Conan #42 and #43 (July and August, 1979).
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