Brad's personal icon is the Bloodied Hunter, which fits him and his Great Company well. Bran and his followers are natural hunters, and Bran has a natural talent for second-guessing his enemies' moves. He specializes in encircling actions, positioning his Grey Hunters to lie in wait as his enemy flees in the face of his front-line advance. Once his enemy is trapped, Bran's Wolves unleash their savagery, and their enemy is literally torn to pieces1a.
The symbol of the Bloodied Hunter is associated with the Mark of the Wulfen, and there are a high number of battle-brothers in Bran's Company said to bear that curse. There are even rumors that Bran himself transforms into a monstrous creature in the heat of battle1a.
- 897.M41: The Battle for Montberg Spaceport. The Tyranid Hive Fleet Colossus approaches the civilised world of Thressiax, quickly outmatching the Imperial garrison. Imperial Command orders all Imperial forces on the planet to evacuate and leave the civilians to die, allowing the Tyranids to be slaughtered from space. Bran refuses to accept this and diverts two squads of Grey Hunters to Montberg Spaceport to train the human defenders in anti-Tyranid tactics, and to hold off the Tyranids long enough for the populace to evacuate. Against all odds, the defenders succeed, though only six Hunters survive. Imperial Command orders them stripped of all honours, but Bran ignores this order as well and promotes all six to his personal Wolf Guard1b.
- 1Codex: Space Wolves (5th Edition):
- a: p. 16
- b: p. 19