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Grimclaw

The 71st Black Hand

0 · 162 views · located in The Shattered Talons

a character in “The Story of The Shattered Fangs”, as played by CrossKnight35

Description

GRIMCLAW
"The wind is my guide, and the shadows, my sanctuary!”






P H Y S I C A L I T Y


Appearance
Image
Hair: Bald
Facial Hair: Thin, unshaven scruff
Eyes: Black
Build: Broad-shouldered, narrow waisted, with lean musculature, built for agility and strength
Skin Tone: Tan, darkened by years of sailing under the sun
Height: 1.75 meters
Weight: 75 kgs
Voice: Andrew Kishino
Handed: Ambidextrous
Body Markings: None
Scar Tissue: Various scars, gashes, and burn marks accumulated through a career of subterfuge and sabotage, captures and escapes, victories and defeats
Unique Body Features: None

Name None

Nickname None

Title(s) Grimclaw, The 71st Black Hand, Black Hand the Undying

Visual Age Early 30's

Factual Age 34

Gender Male

Sexual Orientation Straight



M E N T A L I T Y


"I don’t enjoy killing. But when done properly, it is a chore like any other."

Personality
Ruthlessly pragmatic, deviously cunning, and a stone cold professional, Grimclaw's personality has been hardened by his decades of life or death struggles. Grimclaw prefers simple, swift solutions to his problem, eschewing flair and sadism, more for practicality than morality. He has allies, not friends, and enemies, not rivals.

Having been groomed from his early childhood to be the perfect assassin, Grimclaw severely lacks social skills. His sense of humour is nonexistent, and concepts such as sarcasm and figurative speech flies straight over his head. He is distrustful of strangers, but dutifully protective of those he calls his allies. He also has a soft spot for children, treasuring their innocence and staunchly refusing to harm them.

Motivation(s)
  • Revenge
  • Law and order aboard The Tempest.
  • Getting paid.

Fears
  • Being marooned. At least death would be quick enough.
  • Heights. But he can deal.

Likes
  • Fine wines. He prefers red.
  • Good books. Particularly non fiction. His education did not involve much literature, and he aims to use his spare time to catch up.
  • Cleaning.

Dislikes
  • Unnecessary and gratuitous violence. Bloodstains are nigh-impossible to clean.
  • Disloyalty. A crew has to trust each other to survive.

Strengths
  • Hyper focus. When Grimclaw puts his mind on a problem, he’ll stop at nothing to solve it.
  • Pragmatism.

Weaknesses
[*]Hyper focus. When Grimclaw puts his mind on a problem, he’ll stop at nothing to solve it.
[*]Socially inept.
[*]Refusal to harm children.



C O M B A T ||P R O W E S S


"Strength and discipline."

Rating System
[Excellent] - [Good] - [Above Average] - [Average] - [Below Average] - [Poor]


Hand-to-Hand Combat: [Excellent]

Melee Combat: [Good]

Ranged Combat: [Average]

Skills
Poison making (Average)
Situational awareness (Good)
Subterfuge (Excellent)
Sabotage (Average)
Acrobatics (Excellent)
Athletics (Good)



M A G I C



Primary Element
Air

Secondary Element
Shadow



E Q U I P M E N T


Notable Items
Black Hand Garb (purple belt)
A dark silver and jet black mask, sculpted to evoke the image of a skull.

Accessories
Disguise kit
Alchemist's kit
Length of rope

Weapon(s)
Weapon Name: None
Weapon Type: Uchigatana
Material: Steel
Ammo: n/a
Length: 23 inches
Weight: 1.2 kg
Weapon Description/Info: A well-used foreign sword, curved from hilt to blade with a rounded guard. Grimclaw's primary weapon.

Weapon Name: None
Weapon Type: Wakizashi
Material: Steel
Ammo: n/a
Length: 15 inches
Weight: 0.5 kg
Weapon Description/Info: A well-used foreign sword. Serves as Grimclaw's backup weapon. Slightly lighter than his main weapon.

Weapon Name: None
Weapon Type: Kukri
Material: Iron
Ammo: 9 knives
Length: 17 inches
Weight: 0.5 kg
Weapon Description/Info: A set of foreign knives with wicked-looking curvature, used primarily as throwing weapons by Grimclaw.




B A C K G R O U N D


"Me? You don’t need to fraternise with me. I have your back if you have mine."

Group Affiliation(s) the Black Hand clan - a nomadic clan of assassins which hailed from the east.

Marital Status Single

Relatives His Tribe; deceased

Origin An undisclosed island in the far east

Social Rank Commoner

Occupation(s) Assassin, Pirate

Bio/History A former assassin from the Black Hand clan, the man known as Grimclaw had been trained from his youth in the art of murder. With a blade in his hand, the wind on his back, and the shadows by his side, Grimclaw cut a bloody swath across the Shattered Fangs, earning blood and gold in equal measure… until a botched job left most in his tribe dead or worse, with Grimclaw himself as the sole survivor, adrift across the neverending stretches of the sea.

By chance, Grimclaw was discovered by the infamous Captain Heath, to whom he pledged his service as assassin, and later, quartermaster. He serves his Captain with silent loyalty, biding his time for a chance at vengeance towards those who had wiped out his people.

So begins...

Grimclaw's Story