Father Brian is one of the head monks at the monastery that Axl, Beatrice, Wistan, and Edwin stop at on their journey. Father Brian is at first very welcoming and kind to the group, but is not able to spend a lot of time with them because the abbot is coming for a visit. Later, it is revealed that Father Brian (a Briton) is treacherous: he, along with Sir Gawain, warned the abbot and Lord Brennus that Wistan was there with an old couple, and then he led Axl, Beatrice, and Edwin into a trap tunnel where he keeps a monster that kills anyone who is left there. Sir Gawain, who knows Father Brian well, is horrified, and mourns how “dark” Father Brian’s heart has become over the years.
Father Brian Character Timeline in The Buried Giant
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