Thursday, April 2, 2015

Boromir—Champion of Gondor

Now that we've worked with the Fellowship's heavy hitters, we've only got a few left before we end off the series. This is the last of the nobility of the Fellowship to work with: Boromir, son of Denethor.

I'm sorry; I couldn't resist

Name: Boromir
Race: Human
Experience: 80 (Legendary)
Agility d8; Smarts d6; Spirit d6; Strength d8; Vigor d8
Pace 6; Parry 9 (1); Charisma 2; Toughness 9 (2)
Hindrances: Code of Honor, Loyal, Vow (m—Serve Gondor)
Edges: Brave, Brawny, Noble, Command, Combat Reflexes, Counterattack, Improved Frenzy, Command Presence, First Strike, Dodge, Nerves of Steel
Skills: Boating d6, Fighting d12, Intimidation d6, Knowledge (Battle) d6, Notice d6, Riding d8, Stealth d6, Throwing d6
Inventory: Chain Hauberk (Armor +2), Long Sword (Str+d8), Medium Shield (Parry +1, Armor +2 vs Ranged), Elven Cloak (Stealth +2), Horn of Gondor.

Boromir is the son of the Steward of Gondor. An accomplished general and superb fighter, he was sent to the Council of Elrond to help determine what to do with the ring. After failing to convince them to bring it to Gondor, he joined with the Fellowship to accompany Frodo to Mordor. He is exceptionally courageous, but was quite easily corrupted by the temptation of the ring (Spirit d6, combined with his Vow to Gondor). Normally, and without the ring, Boromir was a beacon of Gondor, both to his forces and his brother.

A large man by all accounts, he was prized by his father for his skills with a blade and his command over troops. In the end, however, even after the Ring broke into his heart and twisted him, he still gave his life for his friends (taking three arrows to the chest before finally succumbing to Incapacitation... Nerves of Steel if I've ever seen it).

In the books, Galadriel granted Boromir a belt of pure gold in addition to the elven cloak, but this was substituted in the movies for the horn of Gondor (an otherwise unique item). In each of their respective mediums, they were used to identify his body.

Here rests Boromir, the near personification of the tragic hero. Leave questions, comments, and complaints about Boromir's Hindrances below.

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