“Dave, you have a wildness in you, just like my brother.”
As seen in The Oblivion Chronicles: Book 6 - The Last War | The Oblivion Chronicles: Book 3 - Dawn of Destruction | The Oblivion Chronicles: Book 4 - Love and Loss | The Oblivion Chronicles: Book 5 - The Raven's Revenge | The Oblivion Chronicles: Book 1 - The Game Begins | The Oblivion Chronicles: Book 2 - The Answer's Call
David Wolfrick (a.k.a. Dave)
Dave Wolfrick is a recurring character in Oblivion 1. And a main character in Oblivion 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. Backstory David Wolfrick was born the second son of Alan and Laura Wolfrick in 2649 AS. Three years younger than his older brother, he strove to be different in anyway possible. Due to his father's absence through most of his early life, Dave became more close to his mother. However when Dave was six, his mother died a few days after his youngest brother was born, this event caused a dramatic change in Dave who became more and more brooding as the years went by, Dave also becomes more and more reckless for his own safety, with Vernon having repeatedly commented that young Dave had spent more time in Metropololis General Hospital than all of his brothers combined. Dave has one older brother; Jack. And two younger brothers; Nick and Martin. And is ten-years-old when Dmitri arrives at the manor. Story Oblivion I: When Dmitri Jones first arrives at the manor after completing his mission, Dave is sent down to go and investigate the newcomer, but is caught by his father and Dmitri. With the soldier taking a liking to him when he gets out of trouble with his father. This is later upheld when Dave defends Dmitri after his older brother, Jack becomes moody with the soldier. During his down time, he begins his interests in exploring the manor and its secrets, with him starting with the hidden tunnels that he knew led into and out of the manor. When his father returns from his visit to Lord Boris' Fortress, he spends most of his time in silence, and often goes of to continue exploring in an attempt to help with the stress. After both he and Jack had been discovered trying to enter the cave by Dmitri, the former captain recruits Dave into helping him locate all of the secret passages that the manor had. This results in Dave showing Dmitri all the passages that he knows about, although he suspects that there might be more. However, on the last one, Dave sets of a booby trap which detonates the tunnel, and results in him breaking his ankle after being blasted back against the rocky wall at force. Dave does not take part much in the events surrounding the discovery of Brydon Briggs, or the expedition into the east. Although much to the annoyance of Jack, he, along with his younger brothers continually keep asking about these things to Jack. Oblivion II: Dave becomes more and more interested with exploring as he turns eleven, with him spending many nights away from the manor, although blowing his cover somewhat when Alan discovers him sleeping during the day. Dave spends most of his time wandering the lands outside of the manor as well as exploring the local caves and mountain pass' in the nearby area. This care free attitude soon gets the eleven-year-old into trouble when he encounters a group of cloaked men (who serve the group called 'The Answer') who proceed to rough him up and attempt to kidnap him, until Dmitri Jones (who had followed him without his knowledge) intervenes killing two of the men and capturing the leader, Patrick. And takes Dave back to the manor. In the following days, Dave tries to gain access to his would-be kidnapper but is rebuffed by Dmitri who tells him to confess exactly how Patrick was taken. But agrees to help Dave by giving him his knife, as a way to protect himself when he is out exploring. When Dave overhears Alan, Dmitri and Charlie talking about not getting anywhere with their investigation. Dave comes clean and tells them about the attempted kidnapping. Afterwards, Alan has a talk with Dave about the exploring with the two eventually coming to an agreement on the matter. Although Dave does get to see Patrick, with the help of Jack, he is shocked at the sight of the tortured man, and is equally unnerved when he is told that he had been deliberately targeted, as a way at getting revenge on his Uncle Gerrard, Alan and Dmitri. When Charlie, Dmitri and Jack return to the manor after returning from the warehouse with Mia in tow. Dave strikes up a relationship with the new girl. With Dave telling Martin to call the family husky off after Echo becomes a bit too friendly with Mia. When Alan initially refuses to go along with Mayor Osmund's requests, Dave along with the rest of his family are used to blackmail Alan into compliance, after The Mayor threatened to make all of them undesirables. During the planning of the raid on Boris' Castle both Dave and his older brother Jack demand to be able to go on the mission. This is eventually agreed upon and Dave and Mia are the first one dropped in and charged with guiding in the rest of the troops. However when things start getting out of hand and the raid goes south he is one of the lucky ones who manage to escape after Mia agrees to go and buy some time for him to make his own escape, although he is severely injured when the chopper he escapes on is shot out of the sky and crash lands, and is returned to the camp by Brydon. After recovering from his wounds, Dave wants to go out again, believing that he can locate Mia, although the others in the group are doubtful of her survival chances. When Wolfrick Manor is attacked Dave was not present as he was out in the mountains and returns a few days after to find his home partially destroyed and his older brother mutilated. This attack leads to Dmitri convincing Alan in letting Dave have a more active role as the groups scout and is given equipment by Dmitri to help him do this task. Which comes in useful when he uncovers the location where the attackers staged their raid from, with the eleven-year-old duelling a hooded man later determined to be part of the answer, on a clean up job. Oblivion III: After the events surrounding the attack on his home, Dave's life becomes a lot more stressful, with Vernon breathing down his neck and problems with his school life, with Howard Godfrey, son of Harper Godfrey, causing Dave to spend most of his school time wandering around the city in order to escape the bully. This all boils over when Dave, at the request and insistence of Alan, helps his father escape, and is blamed by Vernon for helping facilitate this break for the north. Things are only made worse when he grudgingly agrees to allow his younger brother Nick come along on a routine scouting mission, that turns deadly. Resulting in Nick's being kidnapped by the forces of Lord Boris, and Dave being knocked unconscious. Being discovered lying on the ground with a broken nose by Charlie and Martin, who had witnessed the attack. Dave is taken back to manor and cracks under the stress. Although Vernon makes up with Dave and forgives him for helping Alan leave the manor. Once Dave was deemed fit enough to return to duty he assists Jack in trying to locate their younger brother, but to no avail. Although his injury gains him some popularity at school, this happy feeling however was halted when Howard Godfrey resumes the bullying. Only stopping when Jack intervenes and scares him with his empty eye socket. Although after the shock had passed, instead of backing down. Howard insults both of Dave and Jack parents, this ends up in a fight breaking out and results in all three being suspended. Later that day, Dave shows up at Howard's large house, and proceeds to beat him up using his uncles watch to cut into Howard's face, only stopping when Vernon intervenes and takes his side. After Nick is found, Vernon comes to Dave and asked for his advise on the matter of them being targeted for blood magic. Which dave half heartedly confirms. When Charlie starts a revolution in the entrance hall of Wolfrick Co HQ. Dave along with half the city are declared undesirables by The Mayor, effectively outlawing them. This becomes apparent when Dave, whilst on a scouting mission, overhears soldiers who had been sent by Osmund, talking about killing him if they catch him. As The Iron Company, and a few rebel imperials come to the manor to join the defence of the living against The Shadow and its minions, Dave consoles his older brother after he doubts his own ability to lead. And stands by Martin when his little brother tries to stop the mercenaries from cutting down a tree that their mother had planted before her death. During the attack Dave, along with his brothers stayed out of the major battle and remained inside the manor, only to be almost burnt alive when The Shadow, angered at the defeat of his first wave, sent a ball of fire which set the manor ablaze. Although the four siblings were able to get out, they were to late to assist Alan in his last stand, which cost their father his life. After Xyla forces The Shadow away from his home, Dave along with his brothers realise that they are now orphaned, as usual, Dave mourns in silence, until he asks Dmitri what they will do now. With the captain responding that he doesn't know. Oblivion IV: After the fall of Wolfrick Manor, Dave becomes the groups permanent scout. Even though initially it was opposed by Codsworth, with the commander not wanting Dave to go out alone. By the time they arrive in Bartazar, Dave's role becomes more important as he now has the added difficulty of evading the hoards of the dead as they continue to rampage throughout the southern lands. After hearing from Brutus that children are once again being targeted Dmitri to chooses to try and keep Dave on a close leash. This however comes at a cost, as Dave was unable to give Dmitri advanced information in time, before a mountain wolf savaged the captains leg. When the group arrive in Bergskort, Dave was present when Jack first meets Erika, after which he would constantly tease his older brothers lack of romantic ability. As the group are given their jobs, the now thirteen-year-old Dave is sent out, along with Barca and Abi to scout and hunt for the town. With the teen constantly getting on lieutenant Barca's nerves. As the group settle into Bergskort for the winter, and perhaps beyond. Dave, along with his brothers begin to resemble the north-men that they were living amongst, with each growing their hair out longer and adopting the clothing used by the north-men. Along with this, both Dave and Nick conspire to 'help' set up Jack with Erika. In the hopes that he will stop making a fool out of himself. As well as stealing booze from the local inn with the help of Nick, until they were found out by Vernon and the old butler threatened to send Dave to scout onto the snow mountains if he continued. With the winter passing, Vernon begins to guess as to who would be most likely to accompany them the rest of the way north, although he guessed that Dave would choose to finish the journey, assuming correctly that he would leave purely for the adventure. These plans are changed however, once Brutus arrives and causes a scene, forcing all but Jack to vacate the town as soon as possible. During the travel north from Bergskort to Normanguard the group is set upon by a hoard and Dave joins in the battle to fight of the hoard. However, although victorious, when the battle is done and they go to look for Martin, who had been told by Codsworth to hide during the battle. Dave, Codsworth and Barca search the woods but only come up with tire tracks and a used syringe. With his youngest brother missing, Dave begins to act out, giving Codsworth a black eye and storming away from the commander. After this hollow victory, the group are found by Doraghek Kazburn, heir to Normanguard whilst the dwarf was out responding to an attack on a nearby town that the group had inadvertently been caught up in. The dwarf is suspicious of the group of southerners until he spots Dave and Nick, after which Doraghek insists that the group accompany him back to the mountain for their own safety. As the search for Martin continues and the group slowly loose hope of finding him, Dave is the only one who believes that there is still hope for his youngest brother. A blind hope, but hope nonetheless. This hope and the continued lack of results drives Dave to pursue more rash action, including attempting to leave the relative safety of the mountain fortress, only to be stopped by Doraghek, who convinces Dave to not make such a rash decision. After the death of Dmitri at the hands of a small hoard, Dave was banned by Vernon from leaving the mountain for his own safety, something that the teen resented the old butler for. Oblivion V: With winter closing in once more, and still no sight of his youngest brother, Dave, along with Barca and Jimmy. Go to Codsworth and demand to be let on the search parties. With this eventually being agreed to, although the commander had to break his feud with Vernon when Dave asked permission to join them. Which the old butler agreed to. On one of these hunting missions, where Doraghek had joined the hunt, the five hunters spot a black car in the distance and Dave, remembering his own encounter with such a vehicle a few years prior. Charges head long towards it, only coming to his senses when Codsworth was able to grab the reins of his horse. Afterwards, the group plan a more thought through plan, which succeeds in its job of apprehending a member of the mysterious group. After which, the group return to the mountain to find Vernon in the medical wing after collapsing due to the effects of Black Numen, when the old wound that the butler had suffered defending the manor opened up. After the captured agent Alexander spills the beans on Broken Mountain Institute. Dave takes part in the raid to rescue his youngest brother. With him being one of the first through the breach, he asks Olly, Russel and Jeanie about where Martin was. And after finding out, accompanies Codsworth to the 'Bellow' section of the prison, where they find the imprisoned Martin, starved and beaten to the brink of death. When Martin wakes up after his surgery, Dave apologies for taking so long to locate him and get him out. But before Dave could finish, Martin hugs his older brother, and doesn't let go until King Fierhand arrives to visit his mountains newest residence. After a few months go by, Dave returns to his duties as a scout for the mountain. But he is called upon and agrees to ride out with Codsworth and a few others when it is decided that Martin should venture outside once more. During this expedition, Dave saves his youngest brother's life again when he killed a mountain wolf that Martin had disturbed. Oblivion VI: Family Tree:
General Physical Condition
Like his older brother, Dave took after the physical characteristics of his mother Laura. Dave has dark brown hair, bright green eyes, and the slightest build of all the brothers.
Tracking: The ability to track animals across vast and different types of terrain. Dave has honed the ability over many years to the point where he no longer needs to try.
After the first attack on his home by The Iron Company. Dave is given a set of Chroum light armour by Dmitri, so that he may scout the lands surrounding the manor, and give them fair warning the next time that an attacker was on the way.
Like most of the rich and powerful of The Imperial City, Dave was instructed by a private tutor until the age of twelve, at which point he was enrolled at Edgewood Higher School. Despite this, Dave had little interest in academics of any kind, and chose to get a more world based education and would spend most of his schools hours out in The Imperial City, basically surviving on his wits.
During the events of the story, Dave was given the job as scout and hunter, despite his young age.
Vices & Personality flaws
Dave has an attitude very much of; shoot first, ask questions later. Which has led to many arguments, mostly with Vernon, about how his reckless antics are going to get either himself, or others around him killed.
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Date of Birth
Year of Birth
2649 AS 15 Years old
Metropolis General Hospital
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