It only took me about a year, but I've finally done Warrick's reference sheet! I don't think there's anything more for me to add here, but I'm still getting that nagging feeling that I've missed something. Also, apologies to anyone who had to draw this guy previously without a reference.
Crest in the top left corner drawn and coloured by the supremely talented
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Feel free to skip the rest of it; it's probably a bit tl;dr. All info is still subject to change.Basic Information:Name:
38 yrs oldSpecies: WolfDate of Birth:
27th March 1763Place of Birth:
Stenwrath, AlbeaCurrent Residence:
3ft 9in (115cm)Weight:
6st 5 lbs (40kg)Voice: Sean BeanMarital Status:
Colonel of the Tower RegimentKnown Relatives:Hendry Beckett:
Warrick's father, a retired sergeant of the King's Regiment. He and Warrick can barely stand the sight of each other.Marinda Beckett (nee Eccleston):
Warrick's mother, a seamstress in service to the nobility. Often had to act as a peacemaker between her husband and her son.Siblings:
Beckett has very sharp hearing; it's not usually wise to try and whisper anything in his presence! He has normal vision during the day, but his night-time vision is extremely good. He has quite a poor sense of smell.Fur:
Beckett's thick fur allows him to withstand cold temperatures of up to -40°C.Speed:
Beckett is quite quick and agile, being able to run at 35 mph for about twenty minutes at a time. He is not as fast now as he was when he was younger, when he could reach approximately 40mph.Strength:
Beckett is strong for his size, though nowhere near as strong as a Polar Bear or a big cat.Endurance:
In his younger days Beckett had a high level of endurance, and was able to go without food for up to two weeks with no ill-effect. Time and exhaustion has greatly reduced this however.Likes/Dislikes:Likes:
Coffee, Chippy Chips, Leadership, Sleep (the one thing he never seems to get enough of!)Dislikes:
Being Used, Cats (of any variety), Disobedience/Disloyalty, Failure, Hot Weather, Insomnia, the Nobility, StrangersStrengths:Bravery:
Warrick is a very brave man, bordering on fearless. He is never afraid to lead the charge, or to put himself into harms way. But on more than one occasion he has been accused of being reckless, and of taking
Although quiet, Warrick is a confident individual and has great faith in his abilities, however unjustified that might be. However, this confidence can often border on arrogance.Reliability:
Despite his foul temper and poor attitude, Warrick is still a hard worker, and can be trusted to complete any given task quickly and with little time-wasting. If he promises to do something, count on him to
keep that promise.Weaknesses:Recklessness:
Warrick's bravery often borders on recklessness, and he often takes many unnecessary risks, sometimes resulting in serious injury to himself.Stubbornness:
Once Warrick has decided on a course of action, it is very hard to make him listen to alternatives or see reason. Making him admit that he is wrong about anything is nigh-on impossible, even if he knows that he is wrong.Hubris:
Warrick can be very much a victim of excessive pride. Aside from making him very stubborn and pigheaded, Warrick will very rarely admit that he needs help, or is unable to cope.Exhaustion:
In recent years Warrick is often running on empty both physically and mentally, with only his sheer determination, as well as coffee, keeping him going. Fatigue also exacerbates his already poor temper and
irritability, and has lead to some bad mistakes, as well as some frankly irrational decisions.Temper:
Warrick has a particularly vicious temper, and notoriously poor control over it. When he is in a bad mood, it is usually wise to give him a wide berth.Personality:
Moody, bad-tempered and sullen, Beckett is often the man that no one wants to work with. He is frequently unfriendly, suspicious and even hostile to newcomers, and even with people he knows he can often be thoughtless and tactless in his speech and manners. Not at all social, Warrick is inclined to be mistrustful and judgmental of others, and it takes a long time to make him open up to or even trust other people.
Warrick is usually a quiet man, but is never afraid to give his opinion on matters, whether or not it is needed or wanted. Blunt and stubborn to the point of pig-headedness, he never seems to know when a more diplomatic approach is needed, and can be quite aggressive in putting his point across; something which has often gotten into trouble with his colleagues and superior officers because of his abrasive manner. He comes across as a man obsessed with leadership and being in charge, and once there will stop at nothing to ensure that it remains that way. His greatest ambition is to one day become a General of the Albean army, and to earn the respect of both his colleagues and his father, but that is agoal that has so far eluded him.
In the field Warrick is a determined and capable leader and fighter, though one that lacks the gentlemanly morals and conduct expected of him by his superiors. A real Combat Pragmatist, Warrick has been disciplined for his 'dishonourable' methods of combat more than once in his time, and his brutal treatment of opponents and prisoners alike has made him infamous at a time when officers were expected to behave with dignity and honour. For him, it is not simply enough to defeat an opponent; for him to be satisfied, he has to completely and utterly crush them, going far beyond what is considered appropriate or necessary. He has often been accused of fixating obsessively on a target, and will not stop until he has defeated them.
With the few friends and people he trusts, Warrick is slightly more relaxed and open, even displaying a rare sense of humour and an even rarer soft side at times. But even with friends he tends to remain somewhat distant, not wishing to be seen as vulnerable or weak. If a friend needs help however, he would do anything to help them, and in the past has even put himself willingly in harm's way in order to protect friends and loved ones. However, attempting to harm a friend or loved one brings out his vengeful side like no other, and he will go far beyond what is considered appropriate in order to exact revenge.Backstory:
Warrick is the disgraced Colonel of the Tower Regiment of Albea, in the far north-east of the kingdom. With an extremely chequered past, Warrick is said to lack the morals and manners befitting a man of his rank, and the aristocracy that he works for consider him to be little more than a low-born thug, despite his loyal service in the past. Thanks to a combination of mistakes and bad decisions made throughout his life, both his private life and military career are effectively in tatters. His frustration at his current situation grows by the day, as does his dislike of the King and the aristocracy, who he sees as nothing more than elitist hypocrites. However, that has done little to quash his determination to climb the ranks and one day become one of the great Generals of the Kingdom of Albea, even though at that stage it was little more than a pipe dream.
Reassigned to Towerstead after an appalling mishap, far away from any place that he could potentially cause trouble, Warrick found himself under the command of Duke Francis Tevere; brother of the King and a formidable swordsman in the past, but nowadays more concerned with horticulture than governing his duchy. This allowed Warrick an unprecedented level of freedom and control, as long as he continued to show deference towards the Duke and King. Within time he was able to gain an undue amount of influence and control over the Duke and his armed forces, arousing concern among some that he was plotting something. However, nothing happened, and with other concerns within the kingdom, little heed was paid to Warrick. But even with his new-found power, Warrick still did not seem happy, and his frustration only seemed to grow by the day.
By this point it was 1801. The reconstruction of the Moonridge Viaduct to the north-west of Towerstead had been completed three years prior, and trade between Towerstead and Fermarsh was in full flow. However, there had been growing rumours of Wildcat sightings and even attacks on innocent travellers to the northeast of the Viaduct, in the region of the Obsidian Gates. But as Wildcats were little more than a myth, a fairytale, these rumours were quickly dismissed. Until a message from the renowned wise owl Solomon Normande arrived for the Duke, warning that cracks were appearing in the 'indestructible' Obsidian Gates...
(full bio still in the works)Random Information:
- He is left handed.
- Don't call him 'mad' or 'insane'. It never helps.
- Likewise, don't call him a dog or mutt. That won't help, either.
- Warrick is not the brightest spark academically. He can read and write, but don't go expecting essays or algebra!
- Warrick looks and sounds older than he actually is.
- Warrick's insomnia is caused by a combination of stress and recurring nightmares, made worse by his worries about not being able to get any sleep.
- Warrick won't go completely shirtless if he can help it. He's not proud of some of those scars.Appendices:
Part One: Younger Beckett
Part Two: Human Beckett
Part Three: Cleaned-Up Beckett