Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 45 STR 15 18- 12.5 tons; 9d6 12 DEX 6 12- OCV: 4/DCV: 4 30 CON 40 15- 25 BODY 22 14- 13 INT 3 12- PER Roll 12- 20 EGO 20 13- ECV: 7 20 PRE 10 13- PRE Attack: 4d6 10 COM 0 11- 12 PD 7 Total: 12 PD/8 PDr 7 ED 1 Total: 7 ED/3 EDr 3 SPD 8 Phases: 4, 8, 12 11 REC 0 60 END 0 53 STUN 0 Total Characteristics Cost: 132 Movement: Running: 6"/12" Swimming: 2"/4" Cost Powers & Skills Old Man Willow Powers: 27 Great Size: Growth: 4 Levels, 0 END (+1/2), Persistant (+1/2), Always on (-1/2) +20 STR, +4 BODY & STUN, +1" Reach, -4" KB, -3 DCV, +3 to others PER 91 Mind Control: 10d6, Telepathic (+1/4); Single Command Only (sleep) (-1/2), Area Effect (Radius): 9" radius (+1), 0 END (+1/2) 33 Seize w/trunk: Entangle: 4d6 (DEF 4), Entangle and Target Both Take Damage (+1/4), No Range (-1/2), END 5 5 Damage Resistance (8 PD/3 ED) 16 Life Support: Immune to Aging, Immune to Disease, Need Not Breathe 4 Regeneration (1 BODY/day) 5 Extra Limbs: 20 branches 25 Spatial Awareness 24 Branches: Stretching 4", 0 END (+1/2), No Noncombat Stretching (-1/4) 230 Total Powers & Skills Cost 362 Total Character Cost 75+ Disadvantages 15 Distinctive Features: Giant Willow Tree; Not Concealable Physical Limitation: 10 Can only use STR in proportion to appendage (Frequently, Slightly) 15 Immobile (Frequently, Greatly) 5 No Fine Manipulation (Infrequently, Slightly) 20 Psychological Limitation: Hatred of non-plant life (Very Common, Strong) Vulnerability: 10 Commands of the maiar (2x Effect) 20 Fire (2x BODY) 5 Watched: Tom Bombadil (8-); More Powerful; Mild 187 Experience 362 Total Disadvantage Points
Old Man Willow is a sentient willow tree that dominates all other life in the Old Forest. It appears that he is a bitter, animal-hating ent or huorn, such as Fangorn describes are still dominated by Morgoth's "great darkness." Tom Bombadil describes him and his kind thus:
Aging no quicker than the hills, the fathers of the fathers of the trees, remembering times when they were lords. Their countless years had filled them with pride and rooted wisdom and with malice. But none was more dangerous than the Great Willow. His heart was rotten but his strength was green; and he was cunning and a master of the winds, and his song ran through the woods on both sides of the river. His thirsty spirit drew power out of the earth and spread like fine root-threads in the ground and like invisible twig-fingers in the air, till it had under its dominion nearly all the trees of the forest from the Downs to the Hedge.
Old Man Willow hates all things that run free on the earth. It uses the wind to create a powerful, sighing song that speaks to all creatures of sleep and rest against its trunk. It then swallows them up into it's trunk where it slowly pulverizes them with it's massive strength. Those creatures that resist it can be slashed at with branches or pushed into the nearby river and held underwater with its roots.
1. Old Man Willow rarely moves, but this does not mean he is incapable of moving. Nonetheless, I have chosen to represent this as a physical limitation since he only moves every few centuries or so.
2. Old Man Willow can use its full Strength only with it's trunk and largest brances. It's roots have only a STR of 15.
3. Old Man Willow is capable of speaking clearly to those whom it has imprisoned in its trunk. It is unclear whether it can communicate clearly to anyone else.