High Explorer Brann Bronzebeard is the youngest of the three Bronzebeard brothers, with King Magni Bronzebeard and Muradin Bronzebeard being his elders. Brann was an active member of the Explorers' League, following closely in the footsteps of his brother Muradin.
One of the greatest explorers to ever wander the lands of Azeroth, Brann Bronzebeard was recognized and welcomed across the known world. The warm, courageous dwarf had made friends and acquaintances in nearly every charted land – and presumably those uncharted as well. Brann spent many years mapping out the remote corners and hidden nooks of the Eastern Kingdoms for his beloved Explorer's Guild. With the recent discovery of Kalimdor, Brann was one of the first dwarves to tread the unknown paths of the ancients.
He makes an appearance in Halls of Stone, being guarded by two Earthen Protectors.
Upon completing the achievement
, the mail you receive containing
Tabard of the Explorer
is from Brann Bronzebeard. The letter it is included in is titled with the subject "You've Been Around!" and reads as follows:
Well Look at ye!
And I thought I had seen some things in this icy place! It seems obvious to this dwarf that you have the fire of the explorer burning in your eyes.
Wear this Tabard with pride. That way your friends will know who to ask for directions when the time comes!
Keep on the move!
Nice to see blizzard is helping people who live on the streets by hiring them as voice actors.
Brann will bug in HoS if you manage to get him killed on the trash before you start the event with him. It requires a soft reset to be able to start the event within HoS.
Fix: Don't get him killed.
Purge? No no no no no!
I never pegged Brann for being a hacker.
Brann Bronzebeard will also return for the Ulduar Raid in the upcoming patch, 3.1.
As if I couldn't tolerate his voice enough already.
One of his quotes is "The Truth is out there" - a clear X-Files - Fox Mulder reference :)
His lines appear to have been re-recorded by a new voice actor in patch 3.1 along with a set of lines for the Ulduar raid wing, he sounds much better in my opinion, his accent is much more consistent with other Ironforge dwarves.
I have reproduced the entirety of Brann's spoken dialogue in Halls of Stone.
Brann Bronzebeard yells:
Time to get some answers! Let's get this show on the road!
Take a moment and relish this with me. Soon... all will be revealed. Okay then, let's do this!
Now keep an eye out! I'll have this licked in two shakes of a--
Warning: life form pattern not recognized. Archival processing terminated. Continued interference will result in targeted response.
Oh, that doesn't sound good. We might have a complication or two...
Security breach in progress. Analysis of historical archives transferred to lower-priority queue. Countermeasures engaged.
Ah, you want to play hardball, eh? That's just my game!
Couple more minutes and I'll--
Threat index threshold exceeded. Celestial archive aborted. Security level heightened.
Heightened? What's the good news?
So that was the problem? Now I'm makin' progress...
Critical threat index. Void analysis diverted. Initiating sanitization protocol.
Hang on! Nobody's gonna' be sanitized as long as I have a say in it!
Ha! The old magic fingers finally won through! Now let's get down to--
Alert: security fail-safes deactivated. Beginning memory purge and...
The fight is completed at this point.
Purge? No no no no no.. where did I-- Aha, this should do the trick...
System online. Life form pattern recognized. Welcome, Branbronzan. Query?
Query? What do you think I'm here for, tea and biscuits? Spill the beans already!
Tell me how the dwarves came to be, and start at the beginning!
Accessing prehistoric data... retrieved. In the beginning the earthen were created to--
Right, right... I know the earthen were made from stone to shape the deep regions o' the world. But what about the anomalies? Matrix non-stabilizin' and what-not?
Accessing... In the early stages of it's development cycle, Azeroth suffered infection by parasitic necrophotic symbiotes.
Necrowhatinthe-- Speak bloody Common, will ye?
Designation: Old Gods. Old Gods rendered all systems, including earthen, defenseless in order to facilitate assimilation. This matrix destabilization has been termed "the Curse of Flesh". Effects of destabilization increased over time.
Old Gods, huh? So they zapped the earthen with this Curse of Flesh... and then what?
Accessing... Creators arrived to extirpate symbiotic infection. Assessment revealed that Old God infestation had grown malignant. Excising parasites would result in loss of host--
If they killed the Old Gods, Azeroth would've been destroyed...
Correct. Creators neutralized parasitic threat and contained it within the host. Forge of Wills and other systems were instituted to create new earthen. Safeguards were implemented, and protectors were appointed.
Designations: Aesir and Vanir. Or in the common nomenclature, storm and earth giants. Sentinel Loken designated supreme. Dragon Aspects appointed to monitor evolution on Azeroth.
Aesir and Vanir... Okay, so the Forge o' Wills started makin' new earthen... but what happened to the old ones?
Additional background is relevant to your query: following global combat between Aesir and Vanir--
Hold everything! The Aesir and Vanir went to war? Why?
Unknown. Data suggests that impetus for global combat originated with prime designate Loken, who neutralized all remaining Aesir and Vanir, affecting termination of conflict. Prime designate Loken then initiated stasis of several seed races, including earthen, giants and vrykul, at designated holding facilities.
This "Loken" sounds like a nasty character. Glad we don't have to worry about the likes o' him anymore. So... if I'm understandin' ye right, the original earthen eventually woke up from this stasis, and by that time the destabili-whatever had turned 'em into proper dwarves. Or at least... dwarf ancestors.
Essentially that is correct.
Well, now... that's a lot to digest. I'm gonna need some time to take all this in. Thank ye.
Acknowledged, Branbronzan. Session terminated.
I think it's time to see what's behind the door near the entrance. I'm going to sneak over there, nice and quiet. Meet me at the door and I'll get us in.
The discussion after the fight sequence ends takes approximately 4 minutes to complete.
You approach the last boss in Halls of Stone.
Don't worry! Ol' Brann's got yer back! Keep that metal monstrosity busy, and I'll see if I can't sweet talk this machine into helping ye!
Sjonnir The Ironshaper yells:
Soft, vulnerable shells. Brief fragile lives. You cannot escape the curse of flesh!
This is a wee bit trickier that before... Oh, bloody--incomin'!
What in the name o' Madoran did THAT do? Oh! Wait: I just about got it...
Folvynn buul hrom onn!
Ha, that did it! Help's a-comin'! Take this, ya glowin' iron brute!
Sjonnir The Ironshaper goes into a frenzy!
Loken will not rest... until the forge is retaken! You change... nothing!
Loken? That's downright bothersome... We might've neutralized the iron dwarves, but I'd lay odds there's another machine somewhere else churnin' out a whole mess o' these iron vrykul!
I'll use the forge to make batches o' earthen to stand guard... But our greatest challenge still remains: find and stop Loken!
PRISONER? Hah. With It's bindings shattered.. It's influence unchecked.. It's gonna come after us- and we're gonna be the prisoners.
Ulduar trailer, patch 3.1, where this little dwarf evades death just barely yet again.
halls of stone fix :
if he bugs out (from dying) simply get him killed again and he will work
I wonder if he misses
I don't care how "unique" his voice was before, I'm just glad I can hear it now without cringing.
Anyone want to explain how a Dwarf Hunter can Stealth?
Body and Soul
will make him run faster.
Looks like Brann will be guiding us through Uldum/Halls of Origination in Cataclysm, too. Looking forward to it. :)
Wich armor is he using?
Is it possible to dress like him?
To Brann Bronzebeard,
---You are the coolest npcs in game. If Blizzard decides to kill you, I will cry, then hop on my friend's account and rage at Blizzard. If you get yourself killed, I will cry, then punch your corpse to try and bring you back to life. If that does not work, I will hold a funeral in your honor, much like this
in honor of cairne bloodhoof.
For the record: I don't care how gravelly his voice sounded previously... the new person screwed up the line "Hang on! Noooooobody's gonna be sanitized as long as
have a say in it!"
Now it just sounds retarded. Pay for a voice actor who can put more feeling into the dialogue imo.
In 6.1 it seems that when he dies he won't respawn if he dies. At least not on a Random Dungeon group. Might be able to do a reset if you were running it another way. I've submitted a bug report on the official forums, but as I see similar posts from over a year ago I'm not expecting anything.
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