Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Druids of Bran, Part II

Bran's Magical Side-Effects
Whether as a giant, just, or clever, roll 1d12 to see what occurs with each use of Bran's magical endeavor.

1-2. Angen Gwaith: Something is needed for the spell to work. Once given, it will.

3-4. Cyrraedd Yno: If something isn't provided, then the magic will only occur at 50% its usual strength. 

5. Teyrnas BranAll within 1d6 x 10' gain a +1d3 bonus to certain rolls for the next 2d6 rounds, depending on which one of Bran's aspects is manifest, being (roll 1d3): [1] large, [2] just, or [3] clever. 

6-8. Arwydd Mewnwelediad: Except for a minor occurrence representing insight showing up (a 33% chance), the spell works as usual this time. 

9-10. GwychThe magic's effect, range, or duration can be boosted by 50% if a requirement is given. If not, then it works normally.

11-12. NertholThe spell occurs for an additional 50% bonus to its usual effect, range, or duration, as well as it not being expended so it can be used again that day. What is more, if the druid fulfills a requirement, then the spell's aspect can be doubled instead.

Requirements by Aspect
When something is required, roll either based on which facet of Bran the caster most resonates with or simply pick one at random.

Bran the Just (d3)
The spell must be used to...
1. Avenge a loved one.
2. Make amends for something the druid has done.
3. Punish the wicked.

Bran the Giant (d3)
The caster must dwarf the spell's target by being... (if not known, there's a base 50% chance of it being the case)
1. Physically taller.
2. On higher ground.
3. More massive.

Bran the Clever (d3)
The spell must be used to...
1. Harm one who has not paid the druid the proper respect.
2. Show up those who try to be cunning.
3. Demonstrate the druid's own cleverness.

For example, a druid of Bran casts a spell and his player rolls a 9 (Gwych). So if he wants part of his spell to be improved by 50% this time, his player can roll for a requirement. Since the druid is most like Bran the Giant, he rolls on that table and gets a 2 (On higher ground). Therefore if the druid is on higher ground than the spell's target, the spell can be boosted this time.

For the full article, including additional aspects usable by various Welsh spellcasters, see


Next week: Druids of Bran, Part III!