Saturday, March 14, 2015

Legolas—Mirkwood Prince

Over the last few weeks, I've finally gone through and tackled one of my biggest Savaging projects to date: watching through the Extended Editions of the Lord of the Rings trilogy and statting out the Fellowship. I heavily debated which of the Fellowship I should work on first, but in the end it seemed most fitting that I start with one of the most well-known character from the series: Legolas.

As an aside, I've also updated Spider-Man's entry, so it may be worth heading over to take a look!

Name: Legolas Greenleaf
Race: Elf
Experience: 220 (Legendary)
Agility d10; Smarts d8; Spirit d8; Strength d6; Vigor d8
Pace 6; Parry 8; Charisma 2; Toughness 6
Hindrances: Child of Fate (Bad Luck), All Thumbs, Loyal, Overconfident
Edges: Ageless, Immunity, Low Light Vision, Sleepless, Alertness, Noble, Acrobat, Quick Draw, Level Headed, Marksman, Improved Dodge, Frenzy, First Strike, Two-Fisted, Florentine, Ambidextrous, Combat Reflexes, Combat Archer, Quick, Double Shot, Steady Hands, Master (Shooting), Giant Killer
Skills: Climbing d6, Fighting d10, Intimidation d6, Notice d10, Riding d6, Shooting d12+2, Stealth d6, Throwing d8
Inventory: Elven Bow (2d6, 15/30/60), Short Sword ×2 (Str+d6), Leather Vambrace ×2 (Armor +1, Arms only), Quiver, Arrows ×20, Elven Cloak (Stealth +2 in the wilderness)

We aren't given a full picture of Legolas' past prior to the finding of the One Ring, but we do know that he is the Prince of the Mirkwood elves and an ungodly shot. These elves are also the Tolkien elves as opposed to the standard Savage Worlds elves, and Tolkien's elves are incredibly overpowered. Along with the Agility increase, they also gain Ageless, an Immunity to disease and poisons, low light vision, and only have to meditate for a few hours a night (as opposed to sleep); the trade-off being that they start with one less Benny per session.

Legolas is a highly alert and agile elf that was an instrumental part of Aragorn's team during the War of the Ring. He is an impossibly accurate shot with a bow, and was extensively trained in dual-wielding combat. Engaging him at any range is highly ill-advised, even given his relatively low-damage weapon.

Once the Fellowship reached Lothlorien, Legolas recieved a special elven bow and cloak, increasing his range and allowing him to almost hide in plain sight if he so wished. 

While Legolas isn't directly shown to have All-Thumbs, it can be inferred simply due to having never seen him interact with any mechanical objects whatsoever (and it doesn't appear to be inherent to elves as elven forges appear to be some of the greatest in the land). There is also a custom Edge, Combat Archer (cultivated by Zadmar), that allows Legolas to keep using his bow in melee, though when he needs to attack more folks at once, it's best to switch to his swords.

And then there we go: our first member of the Fellowship of the Ring! Honestly, he's not nearly as XP-loaded as I was expecting him to be. I'm excited to finally be finishing these and showing them off, and I hope you enjoy the ones to come! Leave questions and elf love down below!

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