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Urick
IC Information
Full Name: Urick Garret
Deed Name: He That Falls Upon Gaia's Foes Like Unto A Hammer of Iron
Gender: Male
Age: 21
Breed: Homid
Tribe: Glass Walkers (Dies Ultimae)
Auspice: Ahroun
Rank: Fostern
Sept Position: Wyrm Foe / Big McLargehuge
Pack: Igni Ferroque
Height: 7'5"
Weight: 425lbs
Hair: Black
Eyes: Brown
Nature: Guardian
Demeanor: Fanatic
OOC Information
Theme Song: Sabaton - Metal Machine
Quote: "A good soldier obeys without question. A good officer commands without doubt."
Status: Active PC
Player: Malkav


Personality Edit

Urick's a great guy until you piss him off. Cheerful, always willing to help, and generally the sort of big, burly, genial guy most kids would love to have as an uncle (the sort that picks them up with one hand for laughs). All this good cheer goes flying out the window as soon as threats to Gaia are even hinted at, and if he actually sees a Spiral? Hooboy.

Also holds the Litany in very high regard, so heaven help you if you violate one of the tenants and he finds out about it. Charach especially gets his back up, though the others are quick ways to get him cranky, too.

Sheet Edit

UricksBike

Urick's Motorcycle

Attributes:

Physical: Strength 4, Dexterity 3, Stamina 4
Social: Charisma 3, Manipulation 2, Appearance 1
Mental: Perception 3, Intelligence 2, Wits 3

Abilities:

Talents: Athletics 2, Brawl 4, Dodge 1, Empathy 1, Intimidation 3, Primal Urge 3, Streetwise 1, Vigilance 2
Skills: Drive 3, Leadership 3, Marksmanship 1, Melee 1, Survival 2, Technology 1
Knowledges: Academics 1, Investigation 1, Law 1, Medicine 1, Military Tactics 1, Occult 1, Rituals 2, Science 1

Advantages:

Banality: 7
Backgrounds: Equipment 1, Fame (Garou) 1, Kinfolk 2, Resources 1, Rites 3, Totem 4
Virtues: Conscience 2, Self Control 3, Courage 5
Rage: 6
Gnosis: 2
Willpower: 6
Renown: (Permanent/Temporary)
  • Glory: 5/0
  • Honor: 3/0
  • Wisdom: 1/0
Gifts: Smell of Man, Control Simple Machine, Razor Claws, Steel Fur, Spirit of the Fray
Rites:
Merits: Daredevil (3pts) Huge Size (4pts)
Flaws: Hatred - BSDs (3pts), Intolerance - Litany Breakers (1pt), Mark of the Predator (2pts), Strict Carnivore (1pt)

Specialties Edit

Brawl
Largely through personal preference and a lot of field experience, Urick has become very, very good at messing people up with his bare hands. However, where he truly shines is Crinos combat, where he can get his claws and teeth into a foe and really show them what pain is. This isn't pretty, but gets the job done.
Science
Urick went through at least the early years of highschool, and has a decent understanding of at least basics of things like molecules and gravity and whatnot.
Stamina
Ever tried getting in a fight with a brick wall? That's about what punching Urick is like. Where his stamina really comes into play is simply ignoring things that would send most people reeling, not in long distance running or anything. The man's a sodding stone outhouse.
Strength
Where some big guys are really good at extended straining, like slowly levering a car up off the ground, Urick excels in sudden, brutal bursts of power. In the above example, he'd probably just flip the thing up on its side in one quick snap (and hope that his natural endurance can handle the strain).

Battlescars Edit

Deep Scar
After getting disemboweled during one particularly nasty scuffle (and going into a death-frenzy in the process) Urick has a deep, puckered scar on his lower abdomen that sometimes causes him lingering pain in times of stress.
Superficial Scars
Through years of slaughtering Wyrmthings, Urick's hide is nearly a tapestry of scar tissue in various stages of healing.

Fame Edit

Though he hasn't participated in any Really Big Throwdowns(tm), Urick's been in enough of the nasty troublespots on the front lines for long enough to make something of a name for himself amongst the garou. The Iron Ahroun, destroyer of nest and hive, always in the thick of things when the situation goes straight to hell...

Kinfolk Edit

Urick keeps close ties with his family, having been born from two Glass Walker Kinfolk (really, if such things existed for said Tribe, it could be argued he's Pure Bred). His mother and father funnel him some cash, and his sister constantly threatens to beat him up and take his ability to shift because he's such a pansy (they love each other, can't you tell?). Recently, after having taken her with him to Dies Ultimae bootcamp, Urick inducted his sister into the pack formed of them, Ishmael Chavez, and two other Kin. The pack as a whole is often mistaken for a small biker-gang, given how they travel and their general demeanor.

Fiona Garret Edit

FionaGarret

Fiona Garret

Heavy-weapons girl of the squad, with a penchant for the assault-flamethrower. If it has a ludicrous rate of fire, she likes it. Also relatively scary in hand-to-hand. A bit of a hellion, she lives hard, parties hard, and bites hard.
Attributes
Physical: Strength 3, Dexterity 3, Stamina 3
Social: Charisma 3, Manipulation 2, Appearance 3
Mental: Perception 3, Intelligence 2, Wits 3
Abilities
Talents: Athletics 2, Brawl 2, Dodge 1, Intimidation 1, Primal Urge 1, Resistance 2, Vigilance 2
Skills: Drive 1, Marksmanship 2, Melee 2, Survival 2
Knowledges: Lore (Garou and their foes) 1, Military Tactics 1, Occult 1, Rituals 1
Advantages
Backgrounds: Equipment 3, Resources 1, Renown (Glory) 1
Willpower: 6
Merits: Feral Appearance (1), Gall (2), Force of Personality (2)
Flaws: Sadism (2)

Jared Holyoak Edit

JaredHolyoak

Jared Holyoak

Combat medic, and death on toast with a shotgun. Would be a frontliner if he could, settles for reducing anything that gets close to him to greasy smears with dragon's-breath rounds. Generally a resigned sort of cranky, regards the rest of the pack as kids that need to be looked after.

Attributes
Physical: Strength 2, Dexterity 3, Stamina 3
Social: Charisma 2, Manipulation 2, Appearance 2
Mental: Perception 3, Intelligence 3, Wits 3
Abilities
Talents: Athletics 1, Brawl 1, Dodge 1, Intimidation 3, Resistance 1, Scrounging 1, Vigilance 2
Skills: Drive 1, Marksmanship 1, Melee 1, Research 1
Knowledges: Academics 1, Computer 1, Enigmas 2, Medicine 3, Military Tactics 2, Occult 2, Rituals 1
Advantages
Backgrounds: Equipment 1, Resources 1, Favors 1, Contacts 2
Willpower: 6
Merits: Ambidextrous (1), Common Sense (1), Concentration (1), Unobtrusive (1)
Flaws: Intolerance (Fools) (1)

Malachai Dorn Edit

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Malachai Dorn

The things this guy does with explosives could be regarded as works of art. Or the stuff of nightmares. Decent in a straight up fight with an assault rifle, but where he truly shines is in removing emplacements from existence. Also the only member of the pack that doesn't ride a motorcycle, instead opting for a full-size van, which carries all of their not-entirely-legal ordnance. Enjoys attempting to intimidate random passersby for a laugh.

Attributes
Physical: Strength 2, Dexterity 3, Stamina 3
Social: Charisma 2, Manipulation 2, Appearance 2
Mental: Perception 2, Intelligence 3, Wits (OH SHIT) 4
Abilities
Talents: Athletics 1, Brawl 1, Dodge 2, Insight 1, Intimidation 1, Resistance 1, Scrounging 3, Streetwise 1, Vigilance 2
Skills: Demolitions (Homemade) 4, Drive 1, Marksmanship 1, Melee 1, Technology 1
Knowledges: Enigmas 1, Military Tactics 1, Occult 1, Science 1
Advantages
Backgrounds: Contacts 1, Equipment 3, Resources 1
Willpower: 8
Merits: Concentration (1), Mechanical Aptitude (1), Jack Of All Trades (5)
Flaws: Sterile (4)

Advancement Edit

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Advancement History Edit

Completion Date What Type Who Explanation Slot
11/02/2009 Rite: Bonding Rite to Nicholas Grey Nick wanted to learn the Bonding Rite, and so taught Urick the Rite of Passage.
11/16/2009 Rite: Rite of Passage from Nicholas Grey Nick wanted to learn the Bonding Rite, and so taught Urick the Rite of Passage.
11/25/2009 Background: Equipment from Self Since they've settled down a bit, and are having to make due without a full-on Pack, Igni Ferroque's been getting some more tools together to make things easier.
12/02/2009 Background: Fame from Past Urick's been in enough nasty troublespots to pick up something of a reputation about the garou.
Red denotes a +learn; Green denotes a +teach; Gray denotes a retconned +lteach.

History Edit

Urick was born on October 23, 1988 into a healthy, happy family living in Kentucky. His sister (older by two years) was as annoying as such things always are, and his parents were as aggravating as all caring parents will always be, but there were no screaming fights, no carefully ignored injuries. Indeed, they were nearly a model family. Oh, true, Urick displayed a bit of a temper during his early years of school, but his parents ignored the school counselor's "advice" of medication. They decided it would be better to teach him to control his temper instead of simply sedating him, teaching him methods to focus and divert his anger if not always constructively, at least in ways that didn't end up in anyone being beaten bloody. A kids' karate class seemed to suit everyone involved nicely. Little did they, and he, realize how useful those lessons would be to leash the rage that boiled within him.

Urick was always a large boy, and this combined with his temper (and blatant disdain of "stupid" rules) often got him into conflict with authority figures. However, he never fell into bullying, instead choosing to protect those so targeted. To his mind, there was no point in proving your superiority over a weaker foe. They were no challenge to you, so why bother? But in staving off an equal or superior enemy? Now, there was the thrill. Unfortunately, this did not protect him from bureaucratic repercussions when the schoolyard bullies caught the rough edge of the boy's temper.

Sadly, one such episode ended in tragedy during Urick's sophomore year in highschool. Newly 15, riding the howling wave of puberty and the adolescent rages that came with it, he lost control during an altercation on the walk home from school. In more ways than one. No human, not even a large and strong one, is a match for a Crinos in frenzy, and this most recent foe was ripped apart within a heartbeat. Luckily, there were few witnesses, and the Delirium saved what could have been a ghastly breach of the Veil. It was decided by witnesses and authorities that both victim and assailant had been thrown into the street during the altercation and run over by a passing truck, and there wasn't enough evidence to connect any one person in particular with the death.

Also luckily, the cub's kin-fetch had managed to find nearby Glasswalkers before he could run too badly amok, though they were far too late to save his first victim. They subdued the enraged youngster and took him to a place of safety, there to teach him some of the ways of this strange new world. In perhaps a bizarre twist, it turned out his parents were less surprised about the strange events than Urick himself was, themselves both being what he learned were called Kinfolk, there to assist the garou in worldly matters while the battle against the Wyrm raged. And the youngster immediately attached himself to that battle with all the fervor of a fanatic. For him, it was not merely a war, but a just crusade to purge corruption and horror from the world. He took to the Litany with nearly as much enthusiasm, finally confronted with rules that had more sense to them than "because I said so," and actually had bearing on his life.

Born as the moon charged headlong towards full, it didn't take spirits to tell the rest of his tribe that Urick was Ahroun. His temperament was enough in itself, and he was forced to learn early on that there were simply some people you didn't talk back to. It was a lesson that he had to learn a couple times, and this lesson earned him a few scars (as well as the cub name Scream-and-Leap), but also a new sense of restraint, and no permanent damage. One thing it really taught him was that the consequences of this new life were quite a bit more dangerous than his old one. Whereas before he would be able to get off with a stern talking to or a simple "time out," here he could be beaten, mangled, even killed. A sobering lesson indeed, though it did little to quell his belief that being wrong was a thing to be corrected, by force if need be.

Luckily, the cub was willing to listen to his elders for the most part, only growling as much as any other, and managing not to get himself killed in those battles with Wyrm-things that he bore witness to. However, once the taste of battle touched his tongue, it was tricky to keep him reined in. There were threats loose in the world that needed to die! Why should he sit here and let them run loose? If he could, it was joked, the cub would chase down a tornado and wrestle it to heel. It took only the completion of his Rite of Passage to make "Hunts-the-Storm" an official title.

Before his Change, Urick had always been an active boy. While not a "jock" in the traditional sense, it was blatantly true that he'd rather be out charging around the field than staying at home and reading. While his martial-arts classes had helped to expend some of this energy, they could only do so much. Luckily, this life of physical activity served him well as a fledgling garou. He was able to keep up without tiring, adapted to the hulking war-form without undue difficulty, and even began to push his new limits without encouragement from his elders. There was so much more he could do, now! Though he will probably never live down the game of Frisbee among his fellow cubs. It seemed perfectly rational to chase the thing down in lupus form to him! Probably just one more reason to seek the road after his Rite...

While he had learned some skill at unarmed combat before his Change, under his Elders' tutelage he also picked up the rudiments of armed battle, as well as which end of a gun to point at the enemy. Though he wasn't the best of shots (truth be told, he usually did better beating things with the gun), at least he didn't tend to shoot his allies. In the end, however, bare claws suited the young garou the most, and he left the arenas of blade and bullet to those that preferred them. After all, when the scent of battle was in the air, he tended to forget such things in favor of digging his claws into whatever enemy he was confronting at the time. Though there were times when the bloodlust would prove too strong, the beast within running unchecked, and even those he called friend would have to run for cover. Self-control only goes so far, when the stink of blood and the howl of Rage mix in the heart of a Full Moon.

It was this tendency to mangle anything within reach that delayed the completion of Urick's Rite of Passage for nearly a year. But, eventually, he learned how to at least blunt the edges of his battle-fury, if not dull them completely. He was even granted the Rite of Wounding after managing to single-handedly take down a fairly nasty fomor, taking only a bloody gouge across the forehead that removed half his ear, but otherwise left him undamaged. In a way, that fight had been a test in itself, his mentor and peers standing by just in case things got bad. But he dispatched the foe, earning the first of his Battlescars and his first true taste of combat.

After finally being named Cliath, Urick took to wandering. Sitting guard simply didn't agree with him. Why wait for the enemy to charge when you could hunt it down first? Though it took some arguing on his part (and at least one fight), the young Ahroun was able to convince his elders that he would be of greatest aid to Gaia on the road. He saw it as a mission, really. His cause, as it were, to beard the dragon in its lair, to hunt down the Wyrm instead of merely holding against it. While he felt the call of packmates as strongly as any, he believed his duty to Gaia outweighed any personal desires, and that there were other places, other people, which needed him more than his hometown.

As a sort of going-away present, the Glasswalkers of his caern acquired a motorcycle for the young garou and made learning to drive it his last test before leaving. This and several years' worth of pent up hunting fervor set the young Ahroun along the first steps of his crusade, from city to city, caern to caern. As he went, he battled the Wyrm wherever he found it, following trails of rumor, calls for aid, and the stink of corruption, simply not staying in one place long enough for the question of his lack of rank to come up.

Along the way, he made friends, lost friends, nearly lost his life more than once. One incident in particular stands out, among the tapestry of scars that dot his hide. Deep in the desert of Texas, a hive had dug deep, and decided to kidnap a recent crop of cubs from the local sept. Urick arrived in town just as the war party was about to roll out, and joined them without hesitation. It was he that led the charge down into the tunnels. It was he that killed the one cub that had turned, and another that was simply too far broken to be recovered, carrying the surviving two out on his back in Hispo even with a ragged wound in his belly leaving a grisly trail of his own blood behind. The Theurges barely managed to heal him in time.

Another such incident took place only a little further north, involving a truly horrific fomor that was something like a hydra, with far too many gnawing, digging heads on one bulging, wormlike body. He watched one comrade get ripped in half, another bitten clean through, and nearly died on the spot as the creature tried to chew through his ribcage to reach his heart. It almost succeeded, and the death-frenzy it triggered ended with the berserk Ahroun burrowing down its gullet with claws flashing, ripping his way free from its belly before succumbing to his wounds and collapsing. Again, Gaia smiled, and he survived, the star-shaped scar on his chest a blatant reminder of selfless sacrifice.

And, after two years of travel and battle, he came to the sept of the Quiet Sun in Washington, lured by tales of a city locked in bitter war with horrors beyond fable, arriving in mid March 2005. After arriving, he was detailed to trying to get the Glass Walker safehouse secure, a task which largely amounted to backhanding a few lazy folk and kicking some others in the ass. Since then he was involved in several aggressive actions, including a raid on a Vampire haven, the recovery of the local Gaian elder, who had been kidnapped by Spirals, and a raid on a weapons-shipment coming through Spiral-kin hands. During this little war, the question of rank came up, partially because of his accomplishments in battle and partially because he had taken to simply bellowing orders in the field and damn the chain of command. But he led well, fought well, and eventually it was judged that his actions had been, if not instrumental to the Garou victory over the nearby hive, at least a great assistance. And the Cliath became a rather surprised Fostern, taking the deedname that he carries even now, ~He-That-Falls-Upon-Gaia's-Foes-Like-Unto-A-Hammer-of-Iron~.

It was this change that brought Urick to thinking about what authority really meant. Certainly, he had led in battle, but it had been a seat-of-the-pants, instinctual thing, more unconscious tactics than any great plan. He decided, if he was to lead, then he would need to know how. One of his subordinates in that war, a fledgling Theurge by the name of Ishmael Chavez, had decided to follow the Ahroun on his journeys, and so both left at this time to attend the "boot camp" of Dies Ultimae, the camp of Glass Walkers devoted to the singular purpose of fighting the Wyrm through whatever means were necessary. It was there, in Australia, that he learned of strategy, of deployment, and of how to utilize everything available in the battle against horror and evil. He learned the Rite of Bonding, to bring even the Kin into the War, and regarded them as his most precious asset.

And now, resuming his path of thunderous purgation with his lieutenant and his Kin at his back, the "Iron Ahroun" comes to Crystal Springs, determined to burn the taint of corruption from this place before it has a chance to take root and fester.

Logs Edit

7/01/09
Crystal Springs encounters Igni Ferroque. Log
7/07/09
While trying to not maul anyone friendly during the Full, Urick trips over an unknown metis and overreacts a bit. But it all comes out alright in the end. Log
7/17/09
Urick gets woken up by Nick being irate, puts in his $0.02. Log
7/31/09
Urick gets back from an extended patrol, finds a familiar face. Log
9/08/09
Lured by the scent of free donuts, Urick trips over something he's really not qualified to handle Log
10/02/09
Urick happens by, gets a briefing from Nick, growls a bit. Also agrees to a bit of rite-swapping. Log
11/29/2009
Just deciding to stop in because he wants to use a bed instead of dirt, full moon be damned. Also, a kin! Hi! Log
1/08/2010
A somewhat prickly situation says hi to Urick, gets a bit of a dirt-level field briefing. Log
Urick finally meets one of the current batch of cubs, gives him a bit of a sniffing over. Log
1/15/2010
Urick just happens to be in the LQ when a little bird drops in to tell him things... Log
Things that lead him to assemble a strikeforce and blow the hell out of Hamilton Campus. Log
1/22/2010
Urick debriefs Kennedy after she's had a chance to recover from her ordeal a bit. Fiona helps too. Log
1/23/2010
While out on the bawn, Urick runs into a relatively new metis in town. Helps her find a fomor and watches her take it down to judge her capabilities. Log
3/08/2010
Urick trips over a baby bear, gets tripped up by its mama. Log
3/15/2010
A time of remembrance is shattered by violence, and the Iron Ahroun nearly meets his end sending Wyrmspan back to the pit in pieces. Log
3/23/2010
After a while spent healing, there's some talk of trying to get Igni Ferroque back on its feet. Log

People Edit

Beryl Jones
Nice lady. Didn't think bears did the shifting thing. Eh, she's good people.
Cordelia Moriarty
Urick regards Cordelia like some weird sort of surrogate daughter, in a lot of way. Most of this comes from him helping train her during cubhood.
Erika Flykra
Huh. Another metis. Still, I've seen worse, and at least she's sensible.
Heather Akana
Having only met her in passing, Urick doesn't really have an opinion on the little Philodox. She seems earnest, though.
Jason Bard
So he's still alive, huh? Didn't handle himself too badly, at least. Going to have to watch that tendency to just run off on his own, though. Going to get him killed someday.
Jocelyn Reynard-Wellington
Nice lady, pretty too.
Kennedy Parker
Pretty little thing, and she's got spunk. She'll need it, to keep Nick on a leash.
Louise Marquette
She's going to have a rough time of it. If we're lucky, we'll all get through it in one piece.
Nicholas Grey
Nick is riding a very fine line with the Ahroun. The way he's flaking out under stress is worrying, but he seems to be holding together... so far.
Rommy Akana
The one who called Urick in, and a fellow warrior from Quiet Sun. Urick respects Rommy's skill and determination enough to largely overlook his metis heritage.
Wyatt Everett
Stargazer? The hell? Always funny when cubs squeak like that, though.

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