William Oakenshield

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William Oakenshield
William Oakenshield.png
Basic Data
BackgroundKnight
OccupationGuardian
AffiliationTobias
FamilyTallum Broadhand (cousin)
Gameplay
HostilityInitially friendly

William Oakenshield was a Guardian in Aeternis.

Background[edit | edit source]

William was primarily a soldier. Dedicated to the military arts he is highly skilled in performing the disciplined and bloody acts of warfare. Six and a half feet tall and weighing 18 stone, he was also by far the largest, strongest and most brutish of the knights. The Grailstone has combined his sheer physical power with highly tuned reflexes to produce a warrior with almost superhuman abilities. Because he has disciplined himself into becoming the ultimate soldier, he was almost unbeatable in combat. He combined strength with speed, being fast and lithe enough to dodge most projectiles, or to block them with his shield. Of yeoman stock, he was once a man of simple yet honest principles, who believed with absolute certainty in the sanctity of his task as protector of the Grail. Pledging life and limb he instead paid with his mind as the Grailstone concentrated and accentuated this belief and caused his mind to discard everything else, reducing him from a sentient human being to the level of an automaton.[1]


References[edit | edit source]

  1. Design document: "William is primarily a soldier. Dedicated to the military arts he is highly skilled in performing the disciplined and bloody acts of warfare. Six and a half feet tall and weighing 18 stone, he is by far the largest, strongest and most brutish of the knights. The Grailstone has combined his sheer physical power with highly tuned reflexes to produce a warrior with almost superhuman abilities. Because he has disciplined himself into becoming the ultimate soldier, he is almost unbeatable in combat. He combines strength with speed, being fast and lithe enough to dodge most projectiles, or to block them with his shield.
    Of yeoman stock, he was once a man of simple yet honest principles, who believed with absolute certainty in the sanctity of his task as protector of the Grail. Pledging life and limb he instead paid with his mind as the Grailstone concentrated and accentuated this belief and caused his mind to discard everything else, reducing him from a sentient human being to the level of an automaton.
    This "Super-Guardian' however is flawed, and his weakness lies in the unnatural rigidity of his mind. In his tunnel-vision' world he has reduced all issues to their simplest components, sees all things in black and white-friend or foe. Consequently, by lying or talking in riddles, a clever player can confuse William long enough to slip past him.
    He is easily recognised by his sheer size, his unflinching gaze, and his shield, and he is an exceptional marksman with the round knife, Like a large and deadly shadow he quietly patrols the corridors of Aeternis, quickly and efficiently dispatching the poor unfortunates he discovers."