This is my OC, Baribus Thatch, a Laggard from Half-continent (main land of the Monster Blood Tattoo book series by D. M. Cornish) and employee of the Heraldy family (also fan-made by me).
Originally a sailor on the Vinegar Seas, a chance meeting with a certain Lavinial Heraldy turned into a lifetime career as favored servant of the Heraldy family and personal factotum of its head, Viscount Orson Heraldy. Well trusted in all matters, Baribus became a leer in order to better serve his good master and protect him and his family from the many dangers lurking in the monster invested lands ofthe Haacobin Empire. However, when the cargo ships of Heraldy Shipping Company begin to disappear, Baribus is sent as an overseer and protector to see what the cause may be, be it man or monster, and put and end to it. But what he finds may be even worse than even he could’ve imagined.
This is Joseph Beryl, the third specter of my sinister Trio, as well as a little bit of concept art for a possible story arc in Bones & Batwings. But let’s hear about Jo~
In life, Joseph Beryl was a prodigious a sculptor, outdoors man and travel guide. He’s the eldest of 5, with his twin, Jared, being the second oldest. From the time they were young, they’d been rivals which only got worse with the others success. After years of rivalry, Jared decided to bury the hatchet and invited Joseph to join him on a mountaineering expedition in hopes of making amends. Joseph agreed and joined him on the expedition. But as they were climbing, things took a turn for the worse and Joseph ended up trapped in a cave after an avalanche.
Despite his efforts and circumstances, he still had the hope that his brother and the others would find him but he was never found. It was 30 years after his death that Argus (the bat) found him and inquired as to why he stayed in the cave. Joseph, who still believed he was alive, told him that he was waiting to be rescued, assuring Argus that his brother would come. Argus asked how long he had been in there, to which Joseph replied that he didn’t know but that he couldn’t have fallen asleep for more than a few hours. It is then that Argus reveals to him his own corpse and that he had long since died from cold.
The realization shocks and distresses Joseph, who then becomes desperate to get out, find out what happened to his family and why he hadn’t been rescued. Seeing his distress, Argus attempts to calm him while subtly planting doubts and suspicions of Jared’s motives in Joseph’s mind. Soon his doubts and suspicions grew into a belief that his brother had purposely abandoned him in order to dig a final nail in their rivalry. Feelings of hurt, betrayal and disillusionment raged inside Beryl and he allowed his heart to freeze over, transforming him into the wintry specter seen today.
(Note!:This is actually part of a scene in a possible choose-your-own adventure where Beryl is kidnapping Vivi to use as leverage to either force Lewis to join Argus's other specters, or as a favor to Lewis if he's already part of the group, leaving Arthur and Mystery to freeze in the ski shack they were at at the time.)
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