Empress Brunhilda is a minor character first learned about in the seventh Dark Parables game, Ballad of Rapunzel. She was the first wife of King Edric, the mother of Snow White and Ross Red, and the Queen of the Mountain Kingdom.
We haven't actually seen Empress Brunhilda in the series yet, but we can guess at her appearance based on depictions of her. She is depicted as a beautiful young woman, with her blonde hair worn up under a delicate crown of jewels.
We don't know much of Brunhilda's history. She was an Empress in her own right, and became the Queen of the Mountain Kingdom through her marriage to the Mountain King. She was a dedicated follower of Goddess Flora's and the Goddess, to thank Brunhilda for her devotion, chose Brunhilda's newborn twin children (Snow White and Ross Red) to be Guardians.
Not very long after the birth of her children, Brunhilda passed away. She is immortalized in a monument in the Valley of Ice and Fire in Floralia.
Relevant Parables Edit
The Snow Princess and the Fire Prince (from Ballad of Rapunzel)
There once was a Queen of the Swiss Alps named Brunhilda, who was a faithful disciple of the Goddess Flora. Brunhilda had two twin children, both blessed with the spirit of Flora. Prince Ross Red, with his brash confidence, was made the Guardian of the Fiery Rosa. Princess Snow White, with her cool elegance, was made Guardian of the Frost Edelweiss. When the Queen passed away, the King married again. Their stepmother, jealous of Snow White’s beauty, bewitched the King and bade him execute the twins for a false offense. But a magic frog Snow White had befriended exposed the stepmother’s wickedness and saved them. The frog revealed himself to be an exiled Prince, needing a Princess’ kiss to break his curse. A grateful Snow White agreed to kiss him. The two soon fell in love and were to be wed, but Ross Red vehemently protested his sister’s marriage to a cursed man and the twins quarreled fiercely. In the end, Snow White married the Prince and Ross Red left the mountains to find his own path. Years passed, and any reconciliation seemed hopeless…
- King Edric (husband, decreased)
- Snow White (daughter)
- Ross Red (son)
- Prince Gwyn (grandson)
- Old King (father-in-law, deceased)
- Rasputin (brother-in-law)
- Prince James (ex son-in-law, deceased)
- Rapunzel (future daughter-in-law)
- Gerda (granddaughter-in-law)
- Flora (patron goddess)