Friday, March 20, 2015

Gimli—Son of Gloin

The dwarf that began every stereotype of dwarves in almost any setting. Gimli is the second member of the Fellowship that we're going to look at, and it only seemed appropriate to put him up just after his rival.

Name: Gimli
Race: Dwarf
Experience: 90 (Legendary)
Agility d8; Smarts d6; Spirit d8; Strength d10; Vigor d10
Pace 5; Parry 8; Charisma 0; Toughness 10 (2)
Hindrances: Overconfident, Loyal, Quirk (hates Elves), Stubborn
Edges: Low Light Vision, Brawny, Two-Fisted, Improved Frenzy, Combat Reflexes, First Strike, Brawler, Counterattack, Sweep
Skills: Fighting d12, Intimidation d6, Notice d6, Persuasion d4, Stealth d6, Taunt d6, Throwing d8
Inventory: Great Axe (Str+d10, AP 1, Parry –1, 2 hands), Battle Axe ×2 (Str+d8), Throwing Axe ×2 (Str+d6, 3/6/12), Chain Hauberk (Armor +2), Pot Helm (Armor +3, 50% vs head shot), Elven Cloak (Stealth +2).

Regarding the race, dwarves in the Savage Worlds core rules are about identical to those in Tolkien lore. That said, Gimli is exceptionally strong and exceptionally tough for a dwarf. He is most certainly Brawny, considering the amount of axes he carries around, and he is a top notch fighter, able to hold his own side-by-side with Legolas. He can fight against a small army of orcs almost single-handedly, and probably believes he can handle a normal-sized army quite handily (Overconfident).

His right hook is about as hardy as his left axe (Brawler), and his throwing axes serve him very faithfully. While he isn't as alert or stealthy as he'd like to believe, he is beyond loyal and began to overcome his stubbornness and his disposition against elves during his quests alongside Legolas.

He is also disturbingly good at holding down his liquor.

There's everyone's favorite dwarf, folks! Leave questions, comments, and elf-hate below!

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