Grit was orphaned at an early age. The simple-minded dog lived most of his life as a loner in the city, alongside his adoptive father, Axle. The pair of dogs were inseparable, and as they grew older, decided to settle down and spend their golden years in the security of a pack: Vinátta. When the 2016 Meteor hit, Grit gave his life to save Axle's, and died a hero.
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|Date of Birth||~2007|
|Date of Death||2 Apr 2016|
|Subspecies||100% Canis lupus familiaris, Presa Canario|
|Birth place||United States|
|Joining date||04 Nov 2012|
|Rank||Vald, formerly Frjáls|
|Significance||Border Patrol and Security|
Grit is Axle's junior by roughly two years. After Axle rescued him as a pup, he never really escaped the follower role. Grit is rarely seen without Axle and is more reserved in conversation. In their travels, Axle was always the brains of the operation. Grit is simple minded and relies on Axle to do his thinking for him. He can be wary of strangers and dislikes change. He is known to curse freely, not knowing how to frame his words politely. When Grit does speak, his pronunciations are colored with an uneducated accent, ie his introduction: "We from da midwest. Ain't much but wide open fields for da most part. Lotsa ranches, dat's where we'd live mostly, lotsa dogs like us live on da ranches down der. Built lil packs wit da ranches at da center and expanded upon dem. We pretty handy wit da tools and such, did a lotta fixin' up and maintenance for dem."
- Skills: Security . Mechanical Knowledge . Good Judge of Character . Physical Intimidation
- Traits: Follower . Sturdy . Simple . Reserved . Amiable
Up until spring 2014, Grit resided in Jordheim along with his companion, Axle. Recently the pair decided the village was getting too crowded for their taste, and they chose to move into the quiet streets of Amherst. When not on patrol, they can be found lounging in a garage they fixed up (not unlike their old haunt in Halifax). A shelving unit on the back wall is stocked with dried meats, bottles of liquor, and an assortment of human tools.
Grit was an orphan, so his family ties are unknown. He was adopted by Axle at a very young age and is inseparable from his Rottweiler partner, not needing any other parental figure. He was friends with Anselm de le Poer and Anselm's grandson Barry, though he resents them for leaving Halifax. Saul Stormbringer, Lilin Soulstorm, and Ezra Rosen used to live with him and Axle, and he considers them good friends.
Grit is a purebred Presa Canario, which makes him an extremely large Molosser-type dog. His coat is short and coarse, colored brindle as a mottled mixture of Hemlock and Rangitoto. He is muscular and intimidating, dark brown eyes set into a black mask marking. His ears are cropped short, the only clue that he may not have been abandoned as an infant. Grit mimics whatever form Axle is in, and Axle feels far more comfortable in his Optime form. He does not wear clothing save for a collar he picked up during his travels, which has no sentimental value.
About a year deep into his travels in the United States, Axle came across a wounded puppy, struggling for life, tangled in a rosebush. He bandaged the bleeding child and carried the Presa Canario whom he named Grit to the nearest village, where he stayed for some time helping with maintenance in exchange for a recent mother willingly providing milk to Grit. When his tiny companion was weaned and able to thrive on solid foods, Axle decided to leave, with Grit accompanying him. For the next three years, the two remained inseparable, Axle leading the way as the older and wiser canine, with Grit following blindly. These travels have led them to 'Souls territory in the recent months, more specifically Halifax.
They were not in the city long before they ran into Anselm de le Poer, forming a partnership to guard his garage. They loyally protect the garage even as it changes hands to Maserati, Anselm's daughter, and years later to Barrett Poer de Aika XIII, Anselm's grandson. It was under Barry's watch that the Hilsburn group founded -- notably Saul Stormbringer, Lilin Soulstorm, Ezra Rosen, and the puppies Temeraire and Elias. Axle and Grit become close friends with the group and they enjoy each others' company, until the day Barry packs up and leaves. The group disbands, and Axle and Grit find themselves alone again. Months later they receive a letter from Barry explaining that he is happy where is and won't be returning, and this is the final push for the dogs to leave the city. They seek out Lilin to the north in Amherst and she welcomes them to Vinátta.