Borje the Sun Chaser
Your mother's name is Eir Stegalkin. Remember that, but I will tell you what I told Yngvi and Brynhildr. No one must send word to your mother that I am gone. I forbid it. She is capable of great things, as are you. She must not be tempted to stray from her path. Wolf walks beside her. But you mustn't worry. He walks beside you as well, my son. Never forget that.
Borje was a legendary hero among the norn. Some time after he and Eir Stegalkin had begun a relationship, Eir gave birth to their son Braham. When the threat of the Sons of Svanir grew greater in the Shiverpeak Mountains, Eir left to confront them. She did not initially intend to be away for long, but she was caught in adventures in the north, keeping her away from home for an extended period of time.
Borje arrived at Cragstead with Braham when his son was just a baby, and lived there the rest of his life until he passed away in roughly 1316 AE. On his deathbed, he believed that Wolf would take his soul to the Mists, and told the 7-year-old Braham to stay in Cragstead with Yngvi Rugnar and Brynhildr the Mother Bear so they could raise him and he would protect them in turn. Borje forbade any message to Eir of his death, so that she would not stray from making her legend, but he also comforted Braham with the thought that Wolf would always walk beside the young norn to watch over him.
|Eir eventually learned of Borje's passing but chose not to visit Braham because she had been away for so long and had learned that her son had been growing up under the guidance of the respected Yngvi and Brynhildr. She instead focused on keeping Braham safe by battling the Elder Dragons and their minions. Braham's lineage was kept secret from most people, including respected norn like Knut Whitebear, until Eir had to reveal it following her reunion with her son during the Molten Alliance invasion of Cragstead in 1326 AE.
In 1332 AE, Braham was surprised to see what appeared to be a revived Borje while fighting the Sons of Svanir in Bjora Marches. However, Borje ultimately turned out to be a hallucination from Braham's mind which was being manipulated by the Elder Dragon Jormag. After coming to his senses, Braham swore to make Jormag pay for making him relive the painful memories of his father's passing.
- ^ a b Reunion with the Pact
- <Character name>: I still don't understand how you could leave him when he was little.
- Eir Stegalkin: Borje and I had many talks about it before I left. You have to understand that the Sons of Svanir were spreading quickly at that time. Whole families were being corrupted.
- <Character name>: Why didn't you visit him?
- Eir Stegalkin: It was like being caught in an avalanche. One snowball became many, and before I knew it, too much time had passed. I left to fight Svanir in the beginning, but then there was Kralkatorrik.
- <Character name>: And then Zhaitan.
- Eir Stegalkin: Yes. I was needed at each one of them, and by that time, I'd been gone so long... Braham wouldn't even have recognized me. I had to focus on keeping him safe by doing what I could against the dragons. [...]
- <Character name>: Did you know Borje died?
- Eir Stegalkin: I heard, though Borje forbade the homestead from notifying me. I also knew that Yngvi and Brynhildr took Braham in. They'd been part of his life from birth. He was safe and among those who loved him.
- ^ Braham - Eirsson
- Knut Whitebear: Who was that kid?
- Eir Stegalkin: My son.
- Knut Whitebear: I see the resemblance. He has your stubbornness.
- ^ The Wind and Nothing More
- Braham Eirsson: No... He's gone. He's supposed to be gone.
- <Character name>: Tell me what you're seeing. Talk to me.
- Braham Eirsson: My dad. I wasn't here when he... I wasn't there for any of them. [...]
- <Character name>: It's okay. You're here with me. You're safe.
- Braham Eirsson: It's like Jormag knew exactly how to... Next time I see that MONSTER, I'm finishing what I started.