Bran Mak Morn Questions
Posted 08 November 2007 - 12:32 AM
Posted 08 November 2007 - 02:47 PM
So in REH's stories, Brak would be a decendant of the hyborian picts?
Assuming you mean "Bran", all of Howard's Picts are one race, the oldest race of mankind. They are present in every period he writes about, though in the present day they are largely underground (not literally, but in the sense of covert). As I said in my intro to THE LAST KING, for Howard the Picts represent the Eternal Barbarian. They are *never* civilized -- even when Gorm establishes a Pictish empire after the age of Conan (see "The Hyborian Age"), the Picts are still savages parading around in the trappings of civilization without becoming civilized.
It is stated in "Kings of the Night" that Bran is a direct descendant of Brule, the Pictish chieftain who is allied with Kull.
Posted 08 November 2007 - 11:42 PM
Posted 09 November 2007 - 02:17 PM
I think that answers my pict question. I heard that Kull and thulsa doom showed up in a Brak story. Which one??
Just out of curiosity, why do you keep typing "Brak" if you mean REH's "Bran"? "Brak" was a sword-and-sorcery character created by John Jakes.
Again assuming you mean REH's creation Bran Mak Morn, Kull co-stars with him in the story "Kings of the Night" (therefore the story is included in both BRAN MAK MORN: THE LAST KING and KULL: EXILE OF ATLANTIS from Del Rey). I do not recall Thulsa Doom showing up or being mentioned in a Bran story.
Posted 09 November 2007 - 04:50 PM