Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 10 STR 0 11- 100kg; 2d6 13 DEX 9 12- OCV: 4/DCV: 4 10 CON 0 11- 8 BODY -4 11- 12 INT 2 12- PER Roll 12- 12 EGO 4 12- ECV: 4 8/18 PRE -2 11-/13- PRE Attack: 1 1/2d6 10 COM 0 11- 4 PD 2 Total: 4 PD 3 ED 1 Total: 3 ED 3 SPD 7 Phases: 4, 8, 12 6 REC 4 36 END 8 28 STUN 10 Total Characteristics Cost: 41 Movement: Running: 6"/12" Swimming: 2"/4" Cost Powers & Skills Combat Training: 10 Combat Skill Levels: +2 with Ranged Combat Equipment: 16 Barrow-Blade: HKA: 1 1/d6 (Total 2d6+1), +1 STUN (+1/2), STR Min 10, OAF (+1), END 4 4 Barrow-Blade: +2 with all Combat, OAF (-1) Hobbit Racial Powers: 7 Mental Defense: 12 DEF, Only vs Mind Control (-1/2) 7 PRE: +10, Only for Defense (-1/2) Background Skills: 6 AK: The Shire 15- 3 Animal Handler 11- 1 Hobbitish (Native Accent); Literacy 4 KS: Hobbitish History 13- 3 KS: Herb-Lore of the Shire 12- 1 Navigation 8- 1 Stealth 8- 1 Survival 8- 3 Westron (Completely Fluent w/accent); Literacy; Similarity Cost: -1 2 WF: Bow, Sword 69 Total Powers & Skills Cost 110 Total Character Cost 75+ Disadvantages Psychological Limitation: 5 Brave (Uncommon, Moderate) 10 Loyal to Frodo (Uncommon, Strong) 20 Wraith-Bane Bonus 110 Total Disadvantage Points
Born in Third Age 2982, Meriadoc, son of Saradoc is one of the heroes of the War of the Ring. Thirty-six at the time of the War (still a youth by hobbit standards), Merry at first accompanied Frodo out of friendship, then became a member of the Fellowship at Rivendell.
When the Fellowship was broken, Merry and his cousin Pippin were captured by orcs, but escaped into Fangorn forest when the orc-band was attacked by Rohirrim under Éomer. There, they befriended Fangorn the Ent (Treebeard) and helped convince them to launch their attack on Saruman at Orthanc. As a result of drinking the Ent-draught, Merry and Pippin grew to be the largest hobbits ever, a full four and half feet tall.
In Edoras, Merry became squire to King Théoden, but was ordered to stay behind when the Rohirrim rode to war. Merry secretly disobeyed the king and rode with Éowyn, who was disguised as the man Dernhelm, and together they slew the Lord of the Nazgul on the Pelennor Fields while defending Théoden's body.
After the War, many honors were bestowed on Merry. He was made a knight of Rohan. He led hobbit troops in the battle of Bywater, and at the death of his father in Fourth Age 12, became the Master of Buckland. In Fourth Age 14, he became a Counsellor to the North Kingdom.
Merry married Estella Bolger and became a scholar. He wrote Herb-Lore of the Shire, The Reckoning of Years, Old Words and Names in the Shire and other works. He probably contributed to The Red Book of Westmarch. In Fourth Age 64, he and Pippin resigned their posts and travelled south to see Rohan and Gondor once more. They both died a few years later in Gondor and were buried in the House of the Kings.
Meriadoc was also known as Merry. In Rohan, he was called Master Holbytla and Holdwine of the Shire by Théoden. In Gondor he was Master Perian ('holbytla' and 'perian' being the Rohirric and Westron words for hobbit). "Merry" and "Meriadoc" are Westron translations. In hobbitish they were originally "Kali" and "Kalimac".
1. This is an attempt to model Merry at a point before coming to Rohan, but after drinking the Ent-draught. In later years, one could not only increase Merry's skills and knowledge set, but add at least one combat skill level, several contacts and the perk low nobility. Merry's strength of 10 is intended to reflect the size and strength of the hobbit after drinking the Ent-draught.
2. The "only for defense" Presence represents the fact that Merry faces up to danger extraodinarily well for such a small guy. I don't know if I would stab the Lord of the Nazgul, even from behind!
3. Merry's lack of disadvantages seem to justify his name.
4. Hobbitish is closely derived from Westron. Thus, I've given it a 1-point similarity.