Godric Northman

Godric is a tall and muscular werewolf human. Inquisitor/Barbarian

Description:


Godric Northman

Godric Northman is played by WolfLord
Godric Cheat Sheet
Level 4

Stats
Human
Inquisitor
Barbarian
Wulfgard Castle
Godric’s Bestiary
Godric’s Spell List
Godric’s Equipment
Lycanthrope Template
Special Stats and Abilities


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odric is in his early thirties, measuring about 6’4. He has dark silver/grey hair and a thick but well-kept beard. The man has deep hazel eyes that seem to contain a well of thought and feeling. His brow is often furrowed, belying a man in deep thought and inner conflict. He is polite and well-spoken, though with a blunt and laconic style, and seems to weigh his decisions carefully. Those who pay close attention can tell that his reserved demeanor works to contain a deep and primal passion just below the surface, as if some great personal quest drives him ever forward, or some shadow from the past is still haunting him. He is constantly aware of his environment and turns quickly at small sights and sounds. When startled or angered, his eyes take on a soft amber glow to those who are perceptive enough to notice. He introduces himself as Godric Northman.

Northman is the common name for bastards from the northern human lands, and you can tell the name represents some shameful memory for the otherwise proud warrior. A flash of resentment marks his face when the name is uttered, but it is quickly replaced again with his calm and stoic demeanor.

Hanging from his neck is a silver chain bearing a crescent moon, the sign of Luna, the goddess of the Moon and Non-Evil Lycanthropes. On his back is the hilt of a silver Greatsword, with a matching longsword strapped beside, and he wears chain armor with dark leather and bearing the face of a Winter Wolf etched upon a steel chest plate. He wears a thick hooded cloak made from the dark grey Wolf on the interior and a dark black exterior, protecting him from the cold and the rain. The man looks at you with a rigid expression, calmly measuring your actions with the steady gaze of a calculating predator. Were it not for his noble demeanor, the gaze would be quite unsettling.

To his friends, Godric is known for his sense of honor and justice and his family finds him kind, although some consider his reserved personality a sign of coldness and disdain. His reserve is something he has worked on intensely his whole life, to contain the wolf within, a secret he guards closely. Recently however after the death of his family and the loss of his home, his bottled up emotions have come exploding to the surface, and he struggles to remain in control of them. He is a good man, and does not wish to hurt anyone, but neither can he stand by any longer while the world falls apart around him, and his family name remains wrongly tarnished. Godric now heads out to explore the world that has forsaken him, and spread the will of Luna; and maybe, Moon willing, return honor to the name of his forefathers and the house of Lightwolf.

Godric has a thirst for knowledge about history, especially about his House and the north. Since his family was once nobility, they were very well educated and had a decent collection of literature when they went south in search of a new home. Godric is well educated and loves reading about past wars and battles. He is also an excellent hunter, as are all werewolves and hunting is one of his favorite hobbies. In addition, he is an excellent wood-carver and loves to carve in his spare time. He also is very fond of swords, especially greatswords, and has been a blacksmith apprentice in the past. He spends time every day tending to his sword ensuring it is cleaned and well sharpened. While he has had little exposure to the outside world, he is very cautious of anything that could lead to temptation. As a werewolf, he is very mindful of anything that could make him lose control of his willpower and sees discipline, honor, courage, and loyalty to be among the most important traits any man can have.


Bio:

Backstory:

Godric’s family, House Lightwolf, were long the minor lords of a small region in the northern mountains, ruling from the small castle city of Wulfgard. Unbeknownst to their subjects, the family had long borne the curse Lycanthropy after a fateful encounter with a powerful Werewolf clan a century earlier. Worshipers if Luna, the goddess of non-evil lycanthropes, the Lightwolf clan took great pains to control their abilities, and utilized them as a blessing rather than a curse, using the monster within themselves to face the monsters of their land. They hunted creatures of the night and defended the common people from any would-be hunters on behalf of their patron deity. The family took the sigil of a Winter Wolf, and the family was known for having dire wolves and the occasional non-evil winter wolf as companions.

When Godric was only a small child, a coup was launched against his family after a series of brutal murders culminated in his family being revealed as werewolves and blamed for the massacre. Godric’s father, Wulfgar, was ambushed in the streets by the powerful rival family the Oldrin’s and burned at the stake. While the Lightwolf family was not responsible for the killings, it was an effective political move and a mob was raised up against them. Unwilling to crush the revolt of their own people, the clan was forced into exile in the deep forests along the coastal region to the south.

Living a humble life far from the civilized world, Godric’s mother and a handful of their most loyal followers worked to create a new life for him and his younger siblings in the wilderness, and to preserve the knowledge and heritage of their clan and ancestry. They were occasionally visited by other Inquisitors of Luna as well, and Godric was mentored by an old Elven werewolf inquisitor by the name of Baelkai Moonear.

Godric was well educated in the classical style, and is well read on worldly matters. As a young man, Godric began reading his father’s journals in hope of learning who was behind the destruction of their family. In one of his old field journals, Godric found a series of notes indicating that his father had been hunting rumors of local vampires answering to the calls of a new master, and one far more deadly than they. His last notations speculate about the arrival of a Lich Queen, or a powerful Witch of some kind, bending the creatures of the night to her will. Traveling to a nearby town, Godric began making a few inquiries at the local academy about the current state of rule in Solitude, and for information regarding the nature of Lich and Witches, and their history in relation to the northern lands and House Lightwolf.

(Summary version, to be expanded):
Godric returns to home in flames, family killed. A squad of highly trained werewolf slayers being led by a vampire ambush Godric. Godric’s mentor and family friend, the old elven werewolf and inquisitor of Luna named Baelkai Moonear arrives, and a fight ensues. The minions are easily slain, but the vampire has vanished. Baelkai tells Godric they must go to an uninhabited island to the south and reach one of the Moon-Shrines hidden there, Lunar shrines where inquisitors of Luna pilgrimage to on the full moon for prayer and to meet with one another. Then, two figures emerge from the forest with the first vampire. One is clearly a very old and powerful female vampire of Northern descent, the other a notoriously dangerous werewolf with three large scars slashing across his face in his huminoid form. Baelkai seems to recognize them in horror, though Godric does not. Baelkai rips off his necklace, a pendant of inquisitors of Luna, and tells him to run, and to find the largest waterfall on the tallest mountain, clearly speaking of the entrance to the Moon-Shrine on the island, and said vaguely enough that their attackers could not know what he was referring to. Then, he transforms and fights the enemies as Godric runs.

Not knowing if his mentor survived, and hoping to meet him at the shrine, Godric joins on with a crew as hired muscle at a nearby port town and proceeds to the island. He must find if his friend has made it, and he must seek guidance from other Inquisitors regarding the identity of their attackers to continue his quest to discover the identity of their master. When the shipwreck occurs, Godric loses his Were-whistle in the crash, and now has a more pressing need as he has no means of reversing his transformation on the full moon. He must reach another inquisitor of Luna who can help him soon or all may be lost.
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Godric Northman

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