Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 18 STR 8 13- 400kg; 3 1/2d6 12 DEX 6 12- OCV: 4/DCV: 4 18 CON 16 13- 18 BODY 16 13- 13 INT 3 12- PER Roll 12- 13 EGO 6 12- ECV: 4 16 PRE 6 12- PRE Attack: 3d6 12 COM 1 12- 8 PD 4 Total: 16 PD/8 PDr 6 ED 2 Total: 14 ED/8 EDr 4 SPD 18 Phases: 3, 6, 9, 12 10 REC 4 60 END 17 50 STUN 14 Total Characteristics Cost: 121 Movement: Running: 6"/12" Swimming: 2"/4" Cost Powers & Skills Combat Training: 15 Combat Skill Levels: +5 with Axes Equipment: 19 Dwarven Axe: HKA: 2d6+1 (Total 3d6+1), +2 OCV, 13 STR Min, OAF (-1), END 3 16 Dwarven Chain: Armor (8 PD/8 ED), OIF (-1/2) Dwarf Racial Powers: 15 Damage Reduction (Physical, 25% Resistant) 15 Damage Reduction (Energy, 25% Resistant) Background Skills: 6 Contact: Dain II Ironfoot 15- 10 Money (Wealthy) 5 Perk: Member of Aristocracy 3 Bump Of Direction 7 Combat Sense 14- 1 Khuzdul (Native Accent); Literacy 6 KS: Dwarven History 15- 9 KS: Masonry and Stonecarving 18- 9 KS: Mining 18- 5 KS: Secrets of the Earth 14- 5 Mechanics 12- 5 Security Systems 13- 1 Sindarin (Basic Conv.) 3 Tactics 12- 7 Trading 14- 11 Weaponsmith: Muscle-Powered 15- 4 Westron (Completely Fluent w/accent); Literacy 2 WF: Common Melee Weapons 179 Total Powers & Skills Cost 300 Total Character Cost 75+ Disadvantages 10 Distinctive Features: Dwarf; Concealable Psychological Limitation: 15 Hatred of Orcs (Common, Strong) 10 Heroically Brave (Uncommon, Strong) 10 Protective of Dwarven Secrets (Uncommon, Strong) 5 Watched: Dwarves of Erebor (AsPow, NCI) 11- 175 Taller than a Hobbit Bonus 300 Total Disadvantage Points
Gimli is a dwarf of Durin's line, son of the same Glûin who was part of Thorin Oakenshield's company on the expedition to Erebor. Born in Third Age 2879 in the dwarf-mansions of the Ered Luin, he was sixty-two when he moved to Erebor in 2941. In 3018, at the age of one hundred thirty-nine, he travelled to Imladris (Rivendell) with his father and was chosen to represent the Dwarves in the Fellowship of the Ring.
After escaping from the ruins of Khazad-D˚m (Moria), Gimli was the first dwarf to enter Lûrien since the fall of Khazad-D˚m more than a thousand years before. There he fell in love with the beauty of Galadriel, and when offered any gift he could name, he asked only for a strand of her golden hair, which he intended to lock into a jewel.
During the War of the Ring, he became a close friend of the elf Legolas. He travelled to Rohan with Aragorn and Legolas, and fought beside them at the battle of the Hornburg, where he first saw the Glittering Caves of Aglarond. He then followed Aragorn through the Paths of the Dead into Gondor, where he fought beside Legolas at the Battle of the Pelennor Fields and before the Gates of the Morannon.
After the war, Gimli brought a group of his kin to the Aglarond, which Éomer had given to him, and became the Lord of the Glittering Caves. Among the many wondrous things forged there were the jewel containing the strand of Galadriel's hair, and the new gates of Minas Tirith, forged from mithril and steel.
After the death of King Elessar (Aragorn) in Fourth Age 120, Gimli left Middle-Earth behind and with his friend Legolas beside him, became the first dwarf to sail over the sea to Aman. He was two hundred sixty-one years old at the time.
At the time of the War of the Ring, Gimli is a mature dwarf, short in stature, but broad and powerful. His long red beard fell to his waist and he habitually wore a shirt of dwarven chainmail under his cloak.
1. This is an attempt to capture Gimli as he was during the Fellowship. Later, of course, he has more knowledge of the wide world and more contacts. Plus, he's filthy rich!
2. The Damage Reduction is meant to model the generally tough nature of dwarves. They take a lot of pounding.
3. A note on the jewel created with Galadriel's hair. Tolkien is at great pains to tell us that the Phial of Galadriel radiated, in a roundabout way, the light of the Two Trees of Valinor. The light of the trees had been caught in the Silmarils; one of the Silmarils was set on the prow of Earendil's ship and that put into the sky as a star; the Well of Galadriel reflected that light, and that was the water used to fill the Phial, and that is why it was so effective against Shelob the spider.
Well, we are also told that Galadriel's hair "reflected and caught" the light of the Two Trees. In this case, Gimli's gem could well be a great prize. In time of need, the holy light of the Two Trees could well appear from it to rescue a future hero.