Monster Play Races
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Monster Play Races
As with the free peoples, there are 4 races available to the Armies of Angmar in Monster Play. There are far fewer options for class selection so races and classes are often combined and players are referred to by their class more so than by their race directly such as:
||Weaver or Spider|
||Blackarrow or BA|
||Warleader or WL|
||Warg or Stalker|
Each race has its own racial traits available, which are shared across the classes that can be played by that race.
The Orcs are a race invented by Tolkien, not present in earlier mythology. Since he created the race, and since he wanted little confusion in his children's story "The Hobbit" Tolkien translated the unknown "Orc" into the well known "goblin" of earlier mythos. The word "Orc" is a corruption of the Elvish word "Orch" (plural "Yrch"). Rumored to have originally been Elves taken and twisted by Sauron's ancient master, Morgoth, they have ever served the powers of evil in Arda.
Orc Racial Traits
|Rank: 5||1,000||Increases Parry, Evade, and Block Ratings|
|Rank: 6||1,000||Grants skill Blood of Fire|
|Rank: 7||1,000||Increases Critical Rating and maximum health|
|Rank: 8||1,000||Increases Stealth Detection and Tactical Mitigation|
|Rank: 9||1,000||Grants skill Dying Rage|
|Rank: 10||1,000||Increases Critical Rating, Physical Mastery and Tactical Mastery|
|Rank: 11||1,000||Boosts Morale Regeneration and Power Regeneration in combat.|
There are 2 classes available to those that wish to play an Orc in Monster Play.
These small eight-legged creatures, known for capturing their prey in intricate webs, were evidently as common in Middle-earth as they are today. Characters in The Lord of the Rings often refer to them descriptively, whether it be Gandalf discussing his capture by Saruman, Sam climbing ropes across the Silverlode, or Gollum clambering down a rock wall.
There was a more sinister side to the spiders of Middle-earth, though, that entered it with the monstrous Ungoliant in the years before the First Age. A gigantic creature of spider-shape, it was she who destroyed the Two Trees of Valinor, and escaped with Morgoth into the lands of Middle-earth. Though Ungoliant herself disappeared into the far south, she left the northern lands infested with her offspring. During the First Age, the mountains north of Beleriand were infested with these monsters, and became a place of dread.
Spider Racial Traits
|Rank: 5||1,000||Increases Run Speed and grants immunity to falling injuries|
|Rank: 6||1,000||Grants skill Born of Shadow|
|Rank: 7||1,000||Increases Tactical Mitigation and Stealth Level|
|Rank: 9||1,000||Increases Physical Mitigation and reduces Melee Critical Vulnerability|
|Rank: 9||1,000||Grants skill Shelob's Gift|
|Rank:10||1,000||Increases Critical and Physical Mastery Ratings|
|Rank:11||1,000||Boosts Morale Regeneration and Power Regeneration in Combat|
The Spiders in Monster Play are the only race that are considered female.
There is only 1 class currently available for spiders:
Uruk is a term for the large soldiers more fully referred to as Uruk-hai which were the great soldier-Orcs that first appeared in the late Third Age; they were larger and stronger than their forebears, and could withstand the light of the Sun.
Uruk Racial Traits
|Rank: 5 (BA)
Rank: 9 (WL)
|1,000||Grants Get a Grip! skill|
|Rank: 5 (BA)
Rank: 6 (WL)
|1,000||Grants Imposing Presence skill|
|Rank: 5||1,000||Increases armor value, max morale, and max power|
|Rank: 7||1,000||Increases Physical and Tactical Mastery|
|Rank: 8||1,000||Increases Physical and Tactical Mitigation|
|Rank:10||1,000||Increases Melee, Ranged, and Tactical Critical Ratings|
|Rank:11||1,000||Increases in-Combat Morale and in-Combat Power Regeneration|
There are 2 classes available to those who wish to play an Uruk in Monster Play:
Excerpt from obsolete Turbine Lorebook in the section Lore on Wargs.
- "The ferocious and intelligent race of wolves that lived in the northern Vales of Anduin, and probably elsewhere in the north of Middle-earth."
Warg Racial Traits
|Rank:5||1,000||Increases run speed, stealthed movement speed, and Evade rating|
|Rank: 6||1,000||Grants the skill Pack Hunters|
|Rank: 7||1,000||Increases Parry/Evade ratings and boosts Physical/Tactical Mitigations|
|Rank: 8||1,000||Increases Physical Mitigation|
|Rank: 9||1,000||Grants the skill Howl of Unnerving|
|Rank: 10||1,000||Increases Tactical Mitigation and Stealth Level|
|Rank: 11||1,000||Increases Physical Mastery, Critical, and Finesse ratings|
There is only 1 class that can be played by those who wish to be a Warg in Monster Play.