JoshuaDunlow wrote:Alot of great ideas there Seren, i just wouldn't know how to do the wraiths justice. When it comes to them, im lost. The LOTR rpg is not much help in this situation. I took your advice, on certain things after doing a little bit more reading. Insubstantial (accept against enchanted weapons that affects saurons servants), and Invisibility come into play. Sunlight reduces their perception based abilities. Such as notice, search, or any other detection abilities. And dropped protection all in entirely, but kept the armor for him (in case of enchanted weapons)
Good point (and you've actually got it in the Witch-king) about light...
I'd probably go with a faster weakness, but have the cloak buy it off a bit (to a much slower pace) - allowing them to survive in brighter places longer (it's not that it damages them, but it makes them SO much easier to damage)
As for being unable to be killed, I'd do one of two things.
1: If you want to work it in, remove the true extra from his resurrection ranks and say that he can't revive if killed by damage from a woman (unless you're one of the ones that think Merry killed the Witch-king, which is possible). I'd say that could probably fill in, although it might actually be too rare for Middle-earth.
2: Fiat it. Throughout the encounters the Hunters (or the Hobbits) and their group had with the Witch-king, it's hinted and explicitly stated that no man can kill him. So, in a major battle, Merry (and hopefully Eowyn, I don't like to think this was an NPC vs. NPC battle...) realized that technically, they weren't Men. And Merry had a weapon that could injure (maybe not kill, though) wraiths.
So, with the same initiative (by luck or delay), Merry surges for a sneak attack on the Witch-king and then Inspires Eowyn, who reveals her true identity (getting a bonus for cool roleplaying moment and/or surprising the GM), full round action to aim and surge for a full Power Attack (after all, she's getting a better bonus than his defense bonus, ignoring her own attack bonus). The GM thought it was so good, he let it permanently kill the Witch-king (adding the prophecy that he would fall before Sauron did).
Godfallen wrote:Sauron died BEFORE the ring....He used to serve Melkor/Morgoth, who was infinately more powerful than Sauron....Melkor was killed at the end of the first great war as well...around the time of the first years of Gondor.
Okay, admittedly, I didn't realize he died then as well. I meant when he lost the ring, of course. Most of the rest of that, I did know.
Godfallen wrote:Ungoliant, the mother of all giant spiders, was helpful too, but is greedy and decietful. You have to remember that while you can count Shelob as "helpful", She never attacked Frodo and Samwise to aid Sauron, but rather to get a meal or two.
Actually, that description sounds a lot more like Gollum, really (helpful, greedy and decietful).
And I mean, if I had a river on one side of my house with a number of sharks (don't ask me why) that ate people that tried to cross, I wouldn't really worry about why, just tell my friends how to get around it. Definitely wouldn't fill it up and make a wall where it used to be.