Val	CHA	Cost	Roll	Notes
35*	STR	10	16-	3200kg; 7d6
16	DEX	18	12-	OCV:  5/DCV:  5
20	CON	20	13-	
18*	BODY	10	13-	
6	INT	-4	10-	PER Roll 10-
12	EGO	4	12-	ECV:  4
15	PRE	5	12-	PRE Attack:  3d6
6	COM	-2	10-	
7	PD	3		Total:  7 PD/4 PDr
5	ED	1		Total:  5 ED/4 EDr
3	SPD	4		Phases:  4, 8, 12
10	REC	4		
40	END	0		
50*	STUN	12		* Modifiers for Growth included
Total Characteristics Cost:  85

Movement:	Running:  0"
		Swimming:  12"/24"

Cost	Powers & Skills
Combat Training:
4	Combat Skill Levels:  +2 with Grab

Watcher Powers:
20	Great Size:  Growth:  3 Levels, 0 END (+1/2), Persistent (+1/2), Always On (-1/2) 
	+15 STR, +3 Body, +3 Stun, -2 DCV, +2 PER vs, +1" reach, -3" KB
16	Bite:  HKA:  1d6+1 ( 21/2d6 with STR), Reduced Penetration (-1/4), END 2
4	Damage Resistance (4 PD/4 ED)
8	Life Support:  Breathe in Unusual Environment (water), High 
-12	Running:  -6" (Total 0")
10	Swimming:  +10" (total 12"), END 2
10	Clinging
5	Extra Limbs:  8 tentacles
24	Tentacles:  Stretching 4", 0 END (+1/2), No Noncombat Stretching (-1/4)
89	Total Powers & Skills Cost
174	Total Character Cost

75+	Disadvantages
15	Physical Limitation:  No Fine Manipulation (All the Time, Slightly)
15	Psychological Limitation:  Bound to Defend West Gate (Common, Strong)
20	Susceptability:  Being out of Water (3d6 STUN/Turn); Uncommon
49	Mountain Squid Bonus
174	Total Disadvantage Points


The Watcher in the Water is a monstrous, many-tentacled beast that lives in a lake created by the damming of the Sirannon and situated in front of the West Gate of Moria. It attacks passersby at the direction of the Lord of Moria, the Balrog. The Watcher's tentacles are green, luminous and slimy.

The Watcher attacks with its powerful tentacles, attempting to seize its victims and either drown them or draw them in to its massive maw, where it can deliver a deadly bite.

During the War of the Ring, the Watcher had a slightly different task: to drive the Fellowship into Moria. It attacked, but let them go when they ran for the West Gate, and slammed it closed behind them.


1. Tolkien never states that the Watcher works directly for the Balrog. This is a supposition of mine that seems to be supported by some fairly solid evidence. The creature undoubtedly has at least some low cunning, as seen by its deliberate act of closing the gate behind the Fellowship.

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