Weitere Bezugsquellen für Bücher und Rollenspielprodukte sind die Rollenspiel-Händler Tellurian, NewWorlds,
Imagine¸ after hearing all the awful legends¸ finally confronting a dreadful spirit borne out of the great Evil of the Elder Days¸ an immortal demon stirred from his premeval slumber. Imagine meeting a Balrog. In Valar & Maiar you learn about Balrogs¸ as well as all the other greater spirits (good and evil) inhabiting J.R.R. Tolkiens marvelous world. These immortal being¸ the mighty Ainur¸ helped shape Middle-earth - the place Elves call Endor. Their story dominates much of the continents troubled history. Fallen Ainur¸ Morgoth¸ Sauron¸ and the Balrogs¸ forever haunt the land¸ twisting Endors peoples and perverting its politics. Faithful valar¸ like Oromë and Aulëe¸ serve as patrons of the Free Peoples. Wise Maiar¸ like Gandalf and Tom Bombadil¸ act as caretakers of the Balance of Things. Each has a place in Erus scheme¸ and each has a story that colors the grand saga of Middle-earth. Inside youll find alphabetical listings covering the appearance¸ motivations¸ characteristics¸ and background of each of the Valar and prominent Maiar: Overviews describing the general nature and history of all the Holy Ones¸ the immortal Ainur¸ including the fallen spirits known as the Great Enemies. Valar¸ or powers¸ the high guardians of the world: - Manwë¸ the Breather¸ Maker of Winds¸ Lord of the Sky¸ and King of the Valar. - Varda¸ Elbereth Gilthoniel¸ the exaulted Queen of the Starts. - Oromë¸ the Huntsman¸ the worlds greatest armsmaster. - Tulkas¸ the Mighty¸ stringest being in Arda. Maiar¸ or Hands¸ the immortal servants of the Valar: - Tim Bombadil¸ master of the Old Forest and the oldest of the Ainur in Middle-earth. - Eönwë¸ the mighty Herald of the Valar and greatest of the Maia warlords. - Melian¸ the Maia who married an Elf-king and became Queen of Doriath. - Goldberry¸ the beautiful Water-spirit whose music charms the ageless flow of the River Withywindle. Wizards - Alatar¸ Gandalf¸ Pallando¸ Radagast¸ and Saruman - the five Maia emissaries sent to Middle-earth in the Third Age. Fallen Ainur¸ like: - Morgoth¸ the Black Enemy¸ the exalted Vala who became the origin of all Evil. - Sauron¸ the Lord of the Rings¸ the great Maia who served as Morgoths high servant. - Gothmog¸ the King of the Balrogs¸ the lost Fire-spirit that led the Host of Angband. Ungoliant¸ the frightful Demon of the Void¸ who poisoned the Two Trees that gave light to the World. Complete character stats for ICEs Middle-earth Role Playing¸ Rolemaster¸ and Lord of the Rings Adventure Game systems¸ as well as provisions for adapting the characters to other adventure games. Valar & Maiar is the first title in ICEs Peoples of Middle-earth adventure game series. Each work in this collection documents a specific race or group found in Tolkiens Middle-earth. Other volumes includes Dwarves¸ Hobbits¸ Orcs¸ Trolls¸ etc. Each is a comprehensive compendium describing all the notable characters from one of Endors varied races.