NEXTUUS

The Search for the Ocean Shard

a comic by Thomas Hotka and Trey Petersen

Aareck Gaines

Height: 5′ 9″

Employee and friend of Randall Lockheed. Self-trained in hand-to-hand combat (and still not particularly good, just exceptionally lucky).

Aareck met Randall back when the treasure-hunter was in his prime, just after he had found the long sought-after Raamas Emerald. It took some convincing, but Randall agreed to allow Aareck to be his partner. It was quickly discovered that Aareck knew nothing about being hired muscle, as on his first mission with Randall, his arm was almost entirely cut off in a fight.

Randall fashioned him his cybernetic false arm, and ever since, Aareck has not only had a newfound respect for all things mechanical, but has also set out to become as strong and skillful as his body will allow.

 

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