Val CHA Cost Roll Notes 8 STR -2 11- 75kg; 1 1/2d6 12 DEX 6 12- OCV: 4/DCV: 4 12 CON 4 12- 8 BODY -4 11- 10 INT 0 11- PER Roll 11- 12 EGO 4 12- ECV: 4 8/18 PRE -2 11-/13- PRE Attack: 1 1/2d6 10 COM 0 11- 3 PD 1 Total: 3 PD 2 ED 0 Total: 2 ED 2 SPD -2 Phases: 6, 12 5 REC 2 30 END 3 25 STUN 7 Total Characteristics Cost: 17 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: 3 Animal Handler 11- 0 Hobbitish (Native Accent) 1 KS: Elven Lore 8- 5 KS: Gardening 14- 1 Stealth 8- 0 Westron (Basic Conv.); Similarity Cost: -1 2 WF: Bow, Sword 56 Total Powers & Skills Cost 73 Total Character Cost 75+ Disadvantages Psychological Limitation: 5 Brave (Uncommon, Moderate) 15 Loyal to Frodo (Uncommon, Total) 0 Experience 73 Total Disadvantage Points
Sam Gamgee was the son of Hamfast Gamgee, and like his father before him, was the gardener at Bag End. He was befriended by Bilbo, who told him many tales of elves, which Sam loved. He also became firm friends with Frodo. He was born in Third Age 2980, which means that he was thirty-nine at the time of the War of the Ring.
Sam accompanied Frodo to Rivendell, and became part of the Fellowship of the Ring. After the sundering of the Fellowship, Sam alone accompanied Frodo on his perilous journey into Mordor, saving him several times. When the spider Shelob poisoned Frodo, Sam took the One Ring. Although tempted by the Ring's great power, Sam's loyalty to Frodo was stronger and he defeated the great spider using the Phial of Galadriel. He returned the Ring and helped Frodo all the way to Orodruin.
After the War of the Ring, Sam returned to the Shire, where he married Rose Cotton and raised thirteen children, including Eleanor the Fair, and Frodo Gardener, the greatest gardener the Shire had ever known. Sam also planted around the Shire the soil of Lûrien which Galadriel had given him during the War. He replaced the Party Tree, which Saruman's men had cut down with the only mallorn tree west of the Misty Mountains. Sam's planting thereafter made the Shire into the most fertile, most beautiful corner of Eriador.
Sam was elected Mayor of the Shire seven times between Fourth Age 7 and 56. In Fourth Age 82, after the death of Rose, he took ship at the age of 123, to sail over the sea, last of the Ring-bearers to leave Middle-Earth.
During his tenure as Mayor, Sam also became a scholar and an author, contributing to the Red Book of Westmarch and other works. "Samwise" is the Westron translation of his name. In Hobbitish, it was "Banazir", and was shortened to "Ban."
1. This is an attempt to describe Sam as he was before entering Mordor. Later, he should acquire both endurance and perhaps one combat skill level, as well as Knowledge Skills having to do with history and an increase to his Gardening skill.