Mother of Spiders

Val	CHA	Cost	Roll	Notes
50*	STR	10	19-	25 tons; 10d6
15	DEX	15	12-	OCV:  5/DCV:  5
22	CON	24	13-	
20*	BODY	8	13-	
10	INT	0	11-	PER Roll 11-
12	EGO	4	11-	ECV:  4
30/40	PRE	20	15-/17-	PRE Attack:  6d6/8d6
2	COM	-4	9-	
6	PD	2		Total:  14 PD/8 PDr
4	ED	0		Total:  12 ED/8 EDr
4	SPD	15		Phases:  3, 6, 9, 12
10	REC	4		
44	END	0		
45*	STUN	4		*Includes modifiers for Growth
Total Characteristics Cost:  102

Movement:	Running:  9"/18"
		Swimming:  0"

Cost	Powers & Skills
Combat Training:
10	Combat Skill Levels:  +2 level w Hand-to-Hand

Giant Spider Powers:
40	Great Size:  Growth:  6 Levels, 0 END (+1/2), Persistant (+1/2), Always On (-1/2)
	+30 STR, +6 BODY/STUN, -6" KB, +2" Reach, +4 PER, -4 DCV
15	Bite:  HKA:  1d6, (Total 2d6), END 1
36	Venom:  RKA:  3d6, No Normal Defense (+1), No Range (-1/2), Only if Bite
	Does Body (-1/2), Only v. Living Things (-1/2), 16 Charges (-0)
45	Webs:  Entangle:  4 1/2d6 (DEF 4), Sticky (+1/2), Extra Time:  Full phase (-1/2), END 7
7	+10 PRE, Not For Defense (-1/2)
24	Armor:  (8 PD/8 ED)
6	Running:  +3", (9" total), END 1
-2	Swimming:  -2" 
13	Clinging:  60 STR
4	Enhanced Perception (Hearing, +2 to PER)
8	Enhanced Perception (Smell, +4 to PER)
5	Extra Limbs:  6 legs

Background Skills:
1	Black Speech (Basic Conv.)
1	Westron (Basic Conv.)
173	Total Powers & Skills Cost
275	Total Character Cost

75+	Disadvantages
25	Distinctive Features:  Gigantic Spider
15	Physical Limitation:  No Fine Manipulation
20	Psychological Limitation:  All-Consuming Hunger (VC, S)
10	Reputation:  Secret Killer of Cirith Ungol (ext) 8-
25	Susceptability:  Holy Artifacts (3d6 STUN/Phase)
10	Vulnerability:  Magic Weapons (2x BODY)
8	Watched:  Sauron (MoPow) 8-
87	Mother of Spiders Bonus
275	Total Disadvantage Points


Shelob is the greatest spider alive in Middle-Earth in the Third Age. Standing more than fifteen feet high and weighing more than six tons, she is an evil eating and birthing machine. A daughter of Ungoliant the Great, who fought with Morgoth himself, Shelob somehow survived the ruin of Beleriand at the end of the First Age. She moved first to Mirkwood, where her descendants still live to terrorize men and elves thousands of years later.

For most of the Second and all of the third age, Shelob made a lair in the Ephel Duath (The Mountains of Shadow), where the pass from Minas Ithil into Mordor was named Cirith Ungol (Pass of the Spider) was named for her. For more than six thousand years, Shelob guarded the pass and made travel through it extremely dangerous for anything less than an army. Sauron came to rely on Shelob's guardianship to protect that route into Mordor.

In Third Age 3000, Shelob captured Gollum as he tried to sneak out of Mordor, but released him when he swore to bring her food. In 3019, Gollum returned, leading Frodo and Sam. Gollum planned to take the One Ring from Frodo after Shelob had consumed his fluids. Shelob did succeed in rendering Frodo unconscious, but Sam injured her terribly with the elven sword Sting and with the light of the Vala Elbereth, which Galadriel had put into her Phial. Shelob retreated and Sam rescued Frodo. It is unknown whether Shelob survived her terrible injuries and lived into the Fourth Age.

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