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Delving into the Underdark in pursuit of worshippers of Orcus.
Garrick is 24 years old (at least he was at level 1), 6’2″ and 215 lbs with the kind of muscle mass that only comes from a lifetime of physical labour, intense physical training and an active lifestyle. He has a tanned complexion bordered by dark, dark blonde hair that he keeps short enough that it could easily just be called brown, hazel eyes that tend towards green, and handsome features. He is well-groomed and usually tries to keep himself clean-shaven, however, it is not unusual to see him with a day’s growth when adventuring away from “home” (wherever that may be). Garrick dresses quite simply, nothing flashy or fancy. He dresses more for purpose than appearance. He prefers colours of dark brown and dark green. He can usually be seen in his well-kept leather armour with a hooded cloak during the colder months. What stands out the most is his blade, strapped across his back and always in perfect condition. Always well kept and cleaned to a near mirror-like polish.
Garrick is quiet, reserved and quite humble. He doesn’t speak often but when he does it is because he has something important to say. As a result of his training, Garrick rarely panics and remains calm in all situations. He is not quick to anger and seldom raises his voice. He speaks in a quietly confident voice which can sometimes be monotonous. He can be sensitive, but mostly he’s been taught to stuff his feelings down and never, ever, talk about them, so mostly he’s just repressed. Garrick is a very independent individual and does not take well to other people claiming lordship over him or thinking he will obey their instructions because of their status. He also has a strong sense of justice and will not stand idly by while others are mistreated or hurt. Respect, honesty and honour are very important to Garrick. He keeps his word and expects others to do the same. Garrick does not trust easily although he will give most people the benefit of the doubt. When he does trust, his loyalty knows no bounds. He will willingly trade his life or well-being for almost any other person, and this has caused problems in the past because… all that self-sacrificial bullshit aside, Garrick is stubborn, resourceful, and well-trained. He never gives up and he has never known when to stay down.
Garrick was born with a medium-sized birthmark on the right side of his chest in the shape of a shield. It is only recently that he has realized that it is a mark given to him by the god Bahamut. When Garrick began training as a Swordsman, he tattooed an outline around the shield as a mark of initiation. The tattoo has grown significantly as has Garrick‘s skill with a sword. It is a representation to himself and others of his skill with a sword and his stature as a blademaster. The tattoo now covers his right arm (from shoulder to wrist) and most of the right side of his torso. Although unnoticeable to most, the tattoo glows with a faint silvery-blue light whenever Garrick uses his Swordmage abilities. This glow seems to emanate from his shield mark and pulse through his torso and down his arm. Garrick seems to believe it is a result of channelling the power within him, through his body and blade to unleash hell upon his foes. Since his resurrection at the hands of Bahamut, his tattoo-outlined shield birthmark has taken on a silvery metallic shield sheen, even going so far as to appear to be covered in platinum scales in the right light. He is quite meticulous about keeping his blade in good condition as it is an extension of himself and a conduit of his power.
Garrick was raised as a farmer but it is not his calling. He was always extremely good with a blade, so much so, that at the young age of 12, his parents sent him off to apprentice swordsmanship. He quickly rose to the rank of Blademaster. He tried his hand at being a mercenary but it was not for him. This quickly led him to be trained as a Swordmage by a group of Eladrin. His skill as a blademaster combined with his affinity for the potent “sword magic” taught by the Eladrin made him one of the best Swordmages ever trained. He is currently an active Adventurer with the Winterguard and a Knight of Bahamut.
Garrick currently resides within Gardmore Abbey.
Garrick has known Isak and Odus since they were children. They practically grew up together until their lives took them down different paths. He considers them to be extremely close friends, akin to brothers. Adventuring with the Winterguard, he has come to know Kane and Mordekai and considers them good friends as well. Garrick also holds his time with Sir Oakley close to his heart. These are perhaps the only people Garrick trusts completely.
Solomon Van Buren for obvious reasons.
Stop Solomon from whatever he is planning on doing with the hand and eye of Vecna Return Gardmore Abbey to a beacon of good within northern Nyrond and re-establish it as a haven and garrison for the Knights of Bahamut as Sir Oakley would have wanted Live up to Bahamut’s tenets: Uphold honour and justice, be constantly vigilant against evil and oppose it on all fronts to the best of your abilities, protect the innocent and defend those who cannot defend themselves.