Branoc is a familiar character for the fey of Ireland and Wales. He is a warrior, a wizard, and of course of fair blood. Branoc's adventures in search of eternal life make up the Branoc Ap Awrn cycle, of which there are twenty-two manuscripts still extant. His adventures across Europe are left open in order to allow insertion of various individual stories. Fourteen of the manuscript copies display different versions of his adventures. Nine of these stories appear in other manuscripts.