Slight backtrack if possible, looking at the religion rules I see brand's main patron deity as arwan. So when we had the layover if possible he would have wanted to consult a cleric of arwan. He would have wanted to sacrifice the heart of the owl bear to arwan as well. I have not really established any motivation for brand to date and it's probably past time that I did. So for now I'll see him as an instrument of Arwan's will and see where it takes me. Pilgrimage to the main temple is now on my to do list.