Thursday, March 26, 2015


Today, we're going to take a look at an unassuming pair of Hobbits. No, not the pair that brought the Ring to Mordor, but even less assuming Hobbits than them. First, the brains of the bunch: Merry.

Name: Meriadoc Brandybuck
Race: Hobbit
Experience: 20 (Seasoned)
Agility d6; Smarts d8; Spirit d8; Strength d6–1; Vigor d6
Pace 6; Parry 5; Charisma 0; Toughness 5 (1)
Hindrances: Size –1, Overconfident, Loyal, Quirk (prankster)
Edges: Lucky, Alertness, Scamper
Skills: Boating d4, Fighting d4, Knowledge (Cartography) d6, Notice d6, Persuasion d6, Riding d4, Stealth d8, Taunt d6, Throwing d8
Inventory: Short Sword (Str+d6), Dagger of Anuldurin (Str+d4+1), Leather Armor (Armor +1), Pot Helm (Armor +3, 50% vs head shot), Elven Cloak (Stealth +2)

One of Frodo's cousins, Meriadoc is an intelligent and brave hobbit. Before the War of the Ring, he found a profound interest in boats, maps, and ponies, and has always loved learning about the world outside of the Shire. He is always willing to step up to a challenge, even if the challenge is hardly one he's up to, especially if he has to help his friends. It's also tough to slip much by him, should he be looking.

At Rivendell, he was given an elven cloak and a magical dagger of elven design; it would prove to be crucial at the Battle of Pelennor Fields, when he used it to Wound the Witch-king of Angmar while Eowyn delivered the final blow. With the Rohirrim, he also received a short sword with armor (courtesy of King Theoden). He was also a fairly talented talker with a good throwing arm.

Obviously, though, one can't have Merry without his best friend...

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