Brin is a minor character in Horizon Zero Dawn.


Brin was originally a Banuk shaman. Upon hearing rumors of a tribe in the Forbidden West that suckled on machines, he decided to test this theory by drinking machine blood, which caused him to experience visions he deemed "machine dreams". However, he was cast out by his tribe, disgusted at this apparent sacrilege. When asked about his exile, Brin admits that he was originally punished by traditional Banuk means of leaving the condemned stripped in the icy wilds. Brin survived by enigmatic means and instead of returning to his werak, he walked on leaving them behind.

He would later be discovered by the curious Aloy, wounded in his own shack after a hunt. Brin offers to tell Aloy's future with his visions if she is willing to bring the blood of machines needed to have those visions.

Should Aloy fulfill Brin's request, he gives vague descriptions that will either simply confuse her, or surprise her that it matches so many things that only she or Sylens would know.

After drinking Stormbird blood brought by Aloy, Brin sees a vision so terrifying that he refuses to go into detail, only revealing that it involves the future filled with destruction. He then decides to leave, and advises Aloy to do the same.


Brin is an enigmatic person; he often considers himself as mere vessel of the visions and 'memories' that he could experience and doesn't seem to care much for anything else. He is obsessed and fearless when it comes to tasting machine blood, which caused his former people to shun him, although he doesn't seem to have a problem with living in isolation and self-exile. Nor does he have a problem with being open to people about his rather visceral hobby, as he was quite up-front to Aloy on the matter in spite of her apparent disgust.

Associated Quests


  • While in the Cut, Aloy can overhear some Banuk gossiping about a shaman who was banished by the Conclave for drinking machine blood, mostly likely referencing Brin.
Banuk Characters
Chieftains AratakFW - KopilaiFW - White Teeth ChieftainFW
Shamans AujakFW - Brin - EnjukFW - KamutFW - NaltukFW - OureaFW - Siluk - Sylens - Tikuk
Tribe Members Aluki - AnutaiFW - Ardik - IkrieFW - InatutFW - Kikuk - Kimik - LaulaiFW - LauvukFW - MailenFW - NaunukFW - Nulat - OpiliFW - Opitak - RuatukFW - RukulFW - SekuliFW - SignutaiFW - TataiFW - TulemakFW - Ukan - UmnakFW - UrkaiFW - YarikiFW
Lore Arnak - Banukai - Tektuk