: Quiet and politely professional, Garrick mostly keeps to himself and generally makes it a point to not get involved petty squabbles and power-plays of humans. However, on the off chance of there actually being others hanging around long enough, Garrick is actually a wise and observant being, with a profound respect for nature. You wouldn't find him at a fancy party or gala. And if you do, he is very in the corner and very much making to not be the center of attention.Backstory
Have you heard the curious tale of the heroic creature named Garrick?Independents
Long ago, in a time where Teyvat was more wild and untamed and the Archons were young and untested, there lived a giant tyrannical demon, a being so full of malice and wickedness that its very presence blotted out the sun and night reigned unchallenged for days on end. Humans, beastmen and other races alike lived in constant fear of the night and the monsters that it brought, spawned from the demon's very ilk.
But then one day, as if summoned from the very earth itself, a massive beast arose to oppose the demon. Those who stood witness that day described a god-like being, as tall and magnificent as a mountain, of dark blue scales with accents of bright teal lining its body from head to tail. On this day, the people gave this would-be savior a name....
It was said the ensuing battle between Garrick and the demon lasted 30 days and 30 nights, in which canyons were born, rivers were made and entire forests were leveled until finally.....Garrick struck the final blow, defeating the demon once and for all.
As the tyrant's corpse laid still, the sun broke through the dark clouds, its shining rays banishing the darkness of the night and the monsters that came with it, burning away the demon's body into dark mist that scattered to the winds. The people celebrated...but the jubilation was short lived....
For Garrick had sustained a fatal blow as well....and soon fell to it. A final sacrifice for a budding land.
It is said that Garrick's massive body became the very mountains that decorate Walton's landscape and the ancient Uveran tribes still hold the beast in high reverence and pass on the story to future generations.
As it always goes, in time, these stories became myths. Myths became legends. And legends fade and become lost to history...
Whispers and rumors have been heard of a particular cryptid, standing at a towering 7 feet and dressed in a long hooded cloak, sighted alone among the arid dunes of Al-Marabar. Glimpses of an imposing being of dark blue scales and bright teal accents.
Some say it's the second coming of Walton's savior. Others say that this being is Garrick's avatar. While there are those who say that this is all just a massive coincidence.
Who really knows? After all, Garrick is just a fairy tale.
A forgotten myth.
A lost legend.
Didn't Hear No Bell - Due to his unique existence as a cryptid, Garrick possess an advanced healing factor. Cuts, bruises and scratches heal in the blink of an eye. More serious wounds, such loss of a limb or organ damage, take longer to heal, ranging from seconds to minutes to hours to days to weeks to even up to a month. He heals faster when not in combat.
Intimidating Presence - Garrick's monster form as a powerful cryptid dwarfs most other species and races, and the sheer size and lizard features in combination can make for an intimidating sight. Garrick appearing by surprise will lend him a very generous first attack window when he instills fear into his foes, and enables him to better intimidate others in a conversation or negotiation.
Protector - Garrick's natural nature as a protector of others gives him further determination. When fighting to protect another, whether it be an NPC, or an ally in the midst of combat, he has a +1 to Endurance.
: GeoMain Weapon Type
: Scimitar(Saracen style)Secondary Weapon Type
: A gauntlet with a built in grapple hook.
: Azure VeinDescription
: A long regal-looking scimitar with orange topaz jewel in the pommel and the blade being made of cobalt blue colored steel.Weapon Enchantment
Bound by Stone- Azure Vein is spiritually bonded to Garrick and only Garrick. If anyone that isn't Garrick attempts to pick up this weapon, they will fail as the weapon will become impossibly heavy. It also comes to Garrick through his will.Fighting Style
Close and Mid-Ranged Menace: Garrick is mostly a close-range fighter, but his grappling hook allows him to catch opponents off guard by either bringing them to him or using anything in his surroundings as an impromptu projectile.
Landslide Force: Garrick is big. Garrick is strong. Unless one is of equal or greater size and strength, most will fall before Garrick's might. He will incorporate punches, kicks, tail swipes, shoulder checks and even throws into his fighting. Against enemies of smaller size or weak strength, Garrick gains +1 Strength.Affinity
:Strength- 2Skill- 1Endurance- 2Elemental Mastery- 1Elemental Stamina- 2Elemental Style
Quaking Steps- Garrick's close connection to the earth have somewhat made him into a living embodiment of it. Whenever he stomps his feet, he causes tremors in a 10 foot radius around him, causing enemies to stumble and decreasing their movement speed.Techniques
Terra's Embrace- At any point in time, Garrick can use his Geo powers to encase himself in stone armor, augmenting his strength and granting him increased protection from physical and elemental attacks. The type of armor he gains depends on the type of environment he is in. However, putting on this armor decreases his movement speed. The amount of speed decreased depends on how heavy the armor is.
Geo-plosion- Garrick can cause his armor to "detonate", causing his armor to explode outward. Deals significant Geo damage in an AOE around him in a wide range, as well as slowing anyone hit by this attack. Geo-plosion deals more damage depending on how much armor he has left from Terra's Embrace.