Brann the Raider
Reflections on your father
My father made me, named me, and otherwise was constantly gone. A man is not always free to do as he wishes, and this explains my father well. He was constantly called on by his lord to go to war. He was not a serf but he still was obligated to a lord who was inclined to wage war and seek fame and fortune through the sword.
My few memories of my father before he died, were of a man who was sad. I think he was sad because he didn't know how to interact with a kid, and he wished that he had been able to watch me grow up. At times, I was furious with him for never being home, but I understand that life is tough and adults don't always get to make the choices that they'd like to be able to make. Besides, my Mother always said that he would have made a lousy farmer.