Branwen Blaidd, of Tralee Descent is a Spiorad Ainmhithe, one of the very few born in the 2000s. Since 2019, she is a student of literature at the University of Fortham and, totally unrelated, a Bicíní Industries Model. In her spare time, Branwen is an author of SciFi-Novels, in particular the Gwarcheidwad-Novels.
She is the younger twin sister of Elin Blaidd, of Tralee Descent and cousin to Nia Sneachtúil, of Cefnffordd Descent. Their parents are Llwyd Blaidd, of Tralee Descent and Meave Blaidd, of Tralee Descent.
Branwen started to write in 2013/2014, starting with science fiction in 2017. Her interest in that genre awoke during a holiday in the Oileánra-Archipelago, where she and Elin got to see one of SDY's tests of the combination of a Cosmos-class Sea Launch Commander and Odyssey-class Sea Launch Platform from afar. Despite the deafening sound,
During the 2019 Cuan Spring Festival, she met by coincidence her big idol, Shizuka Gozen, a fellow writer from AHSCA.
After a short vacation, applied to study Literature at the University of Fortham. On the 27th of August, she got a letter of approval, starting her studies in December 2019. In September 2019, she and Elin were hired as impromptu Grid Girls for the first Riverwood Motorcycle Rallye. She did not get the autograph of Berkant Bonn of the Tribe of Westmeath or any other racer.
In one of her first seminars, she was tasked with analyzing David Réalta of the Tribe of Antrim's Reaching the Promised Land on Horseback, a classic of Selkie-Jewish Literature. A few weeks later, during the holiday for Cailleach's Feast, she took part in the 2019 Archipelago Shooting of Bicíní Industries (premiering during that shooting) and, subsequently, the Aftershow Party.
In Spring 2020, she was with her family in Redruth, fighting for the Redruth Sword Cup and winning the tournament.
- 2018: Gwarcheidwad: Hunter and Prey.
- 2019: Gwarcheidwad: Repair Yard Blues.
- 2020: Gwarcheidwad: Experience of Ages.
- 2022: Gwarcheidwad: In the Dark of the Eternal Night.
She tries to be cool and mature like her older sister, but she does not (yet) manage to do that. She also has an inner poet, who forces her way out at times, especially when she writes.
She loves to swim, but does not do so competitively. While she does own a small collection of swimsuits, this is mostly the doing of her older sister. In competitive sports, she is very much into swordfighting, taught to her by her father, preferring sword and shield.
Branwen admires Shizuka Gozen, a writer from AHSCA, greatly. She is fluid in four languages, Selkie, Tafod, English and German, but unlike her sister, she postponed her learning of new languages until she has time to dedicate to that.
Branwen is a follower of the Reform-Movement.
- "Good characters drive not only the story, but they make the characters relateable. If the reader can't relate to the story, the story is not going to be effective."
- Branwen Blaidd, 2019.
Branwen mostly writes Science Fiction, using the genre to tell tales of the human condition and of the condition of the Spiorad. Especially that difference, between the mortal humans and immortal Spiorad fascinates her as a concept, which finds itself in the focus, especially of 2020's Gwarcheidwad: Experience of Ages.