|Race||Wildhammer dwarf (Humanoid)|
Kirthaven, Twilight Highlands |
Jade Forest (lore)
|Companion(s)||Fendrig Redbeard, Fenella Darkvire|
At a young age, Carrick discovered that he was able to communicate with rocks. This made his parents suggest to him that he may want to become a shaman, but he knew that mining would have been his life's goal. This made him become one of the greatest miners of Azeroth. Growing older, he built a family and had a daughter, Rhona.
During the Second War, Carrick lived in a village in Northeron. During a Dragonmaw attack on top of red dragons, his village was raided and destroyed. Carrick watched from a hill afar but was not able to reach them in time. His daughter was one of the casualties and he wasn't unable to speak with stone from that day on. He would eventually force everyone away.
The Jade Hunters
Following his time in the Twilight Highlands, he would spend his time in Ironforge next to the Great Forge. One the Council of Three Hammers members decided to place him on a team with Fenella Darkvire and Fendrig Redbeardin order to help rebuild the Jade Serpent statue found in the Jade Forest. Carrick accepted the task, if only because he felt his reputation was at stake.
After arriving on Pandaria and aiding in the reconstruction, Foreman Raiki would organize a jade hunt to make up for lack of jade present. During this the hunt, the three dwarves would be tricked by Fei into going into the same mine, a fact that pleased none of them. As the three ventured deeper into the cave Carrick decided to strike a mogu statue that blocked their way. However, after doing so he began to hallucinate and the statue's face morphed into a Dragonmaw orc. He furiously stroke it once again but the stone was too thick. Even though, he didn't stop, and before long memories of Northeron came to mind.
Carrick remembered the burning of his village and how he tried to reach his home. This time was different as his daughter Rhona approach him. The dwarf hugged her tight but in some corner of his mind, he knew that was not real. He had dreamed so many times about that moment, and she never approached him. This time though, it felt so real to him. The girl asked what he was trying to do and he told her he was trying to reach home in time. Rhona replied it was already too late while the father insisted it was different that time. She innocently laughed, stating it was the same. That made Carrick very angry replying her not to say that but she then backed away with tears in her eyes. Feeling guilty, Carrick apologized and asked her for forgiveness. She agreed only if he promised her something. Rhona hugged his father one last time and then Carrick stopped smelling the hill daisy pollen. Instead, the pungent odor of death and burning flesh enveloped him while his daughter said there was nothing left for him there. She then kissed him on the cheek and danced away. A feather she was holding was blown away and she chased it down the hill while laughing. Carrick tried to stop her but he was then brought back to reality.
The other dwarves asked what had happened as he was screaming and hitting the stone with his bare hands. Carrick thought of sending them away but realizing how he was now, sitting in the dusty floor, bloodied and without fire in his veins, he felt there was no hiding how pathetic and useless he had become. Carrick felt so exhausted that when he began talking he couldn't stop himself and explained his past. In the end, though, he managed to recover and talk with the stones, successfully opening the path.
After briefly resting and with Fendrig opening the next path, the three dwarves found a cave full of gems and when Fenella ordered her pet golem, Koveth, to dig, it caused the ceiling to fall down. When running for the exit he and Fendrig would be forced to fight off spiders until Fenella rescued them and sacrificed Koveth to give them enough time to escape. While looking around the room they ran into, they found a great amount of jade and the Scrolls of the Celestials. Reading the scrolls gave the three dwarves insight which allowed them to realize they could still do great things, even after they believed that they couldn't.
As such when the three left the cave as friends, their prior animosity forgotten, and brought forth the jade they found to the foreman. Uncaring that the contest was already over, the three decided to thank Fei for getting them together, only to be shocked when she ran away. After chasing her to a hill Fei then turned into the Jade Serpent and flew into the sky, leaving the dwarves speechless.
- Patch 4.0.3a (2010-11-23): Added.