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(See also: Dwarf Axe-Thrower)

Blue Mountains Axe-throwers are similar to Blue Mountains warriors but use throwing axes instead of the usual melee weapons or spears. Even though they're short, do not underestimate these NPC's -- they are stronger than an Uruk-Hai Crossbower.

SpawnEdit

The Axe-throwers can only be found naturally in Blue Mountains strongholds. They are slightly rarer than Blue Mountains warriors, but their deadly ranged attack more than makes up for that.

BehaviourEdit

A Blue Mountains axe-thrower will wander around randomly at first, until he sees a player or NPC with a negative Blue Mountains alignment. If and when he sees a foe, he will start throwing axes at it. These units, along with regular Dwarven axe-throwers, are among the strongest ranged units in the mod -- their thrown axes deal significant amounts of damage, and the Dwarves are capable of throwing them with considerable speed and accuracy. Each hit from a throwing axe will deal 3.5 hearts of damage to an unarmoured player or NPC.

By damage alone, these Dwarves, along with regular Dwarven axe-throwers, have the most powerful ranged attack of any mob or NPC.

Drops Edit

Blue Dwwarven Warriors have the same drops as normal Blue Dwarves, while also having a chance to drop their worn weapons and armor when defeated.

Drop Rarity Quantity Image
Bone Common 0-1 Bone
Blue Dwarven Throwing Axe Rare 1 ThrowingAxeBlueDwarven
Blue Dwarven Helmet Rare 1 HelmetBlueDwarven
Blue Dwarven Chestplate Rare 1 BodyBlueDwarven
Blue Dwarven Leggings Rare 1 LegsBlueDwarven
Blue Dwarven Boots Rare 1 BootsBlueDwarven

HiringEdit

These units can be hired from a Blue Mountains Commander which are found in Blue Mountains strongholds. They begin at a price of 50 coins and +300 Blue Mountains alignment. As always, price decreases as one's Blue Mountains alignment increases.

Advantages Disadvantages
Have the most powerful ranged attack in the mod Relatively high alignment requirement
Very strong armour Quite expensive
Good health
Easier to hire than Dwarven axe-throwers; the Ered Luin are not as far as the Iron Hills

Speech Bank Edit

Short and quick to temper Dwarves can be a nuisance sometimes. But if you earn there respect you will learn they are in fact amazing folk. However don't make them your enemies as he dwarves are known for there skill at crushing Orcs!

Friendly

  • Our women are so alike in voice and appearance that they are often mistaken for our men.
  • Roaring fires! Malt beer! Ripe meat off the bone!
  • You are not one of the Khazad, Person, but you seem friendly enough.
  • Let us drink together!
  • Shall we drink, Person?
  • Dwarven ale is the finest drink in all Middle-earth!
  • The wealth of the Dwarves is surpassed by no other race.
  • There is some good stonework here.
  • What tidings do you bring from the world of Men, Person?
  • My beard is the envy of all the Dwarves within these mountain holds.
  • Stature you may have, but a fine beard you have not!
  • You need to work on that beard, Person.
  • The smith-skill of the Dwarves is unmatched!
  • Do you have news from our folk in the East?
  • By my beard, I've not seen a Man in all my life! Welcome to my home, Person!
  • You're a bit too tall for these mines, Person! Ha! Ha!
  • Welcome to the Ered Luin, Person! Many riches await you here!

Hired

  • I am proud to fight for your cause, Person!
  • Let us go forth and slay some Orcish scum!
  • My beard is itching for battle.
  • Our foes shall be crushed like a rack of fresh ribs!
  • The axes of the Dwarves are sharpened for battle, Person!
  • Few in Middle-earth can stand against the might of the Dwarves of the Blue Mountains!
  • This is all well and good, but where has all the ale gone?
  • I'd sell my beard for a drink of Dwarven ale.
  • Ah! I miss the sight of the great stone halls of the Ered Luin. But a Dwarf will not run from battle!
  • We Dwarves are valiant warriors! All foes shall tremble beneath our hammers and axes!
  • No Orc shall escape the edge of my axe!
  • By my beard, I would run ten leagues just for one pint of fresh Dwarven ale!
  • It is truly a great honour to fight beside a warrior such as you!

Hostile

  • Don't expect to get the better of me, you rowdy lad!
  • You are no match for the kinsmen of the Blue Mountains!
  • You should not have come here, Person!
  • I'll cleave your miserable skull in twain!
  • Come on, lad! Show me what you've got!
  • Suffer the wrath of the Dwarves, Person!
  • Came you here only to be crushed?
  • Out with you, Morgul-scum!
  • Draw your last breath, Person!
  • No Dwarven ale for you!
  • Raaarrrgh!
  • I'll crush you like a rock, lad!
  • You have underestimated us, Person!
  • You're a nasty piece of work, Person!
  • What were you thinking, picking a fight with me? Ha!
  • Woe and ruin upon you and your kin, Person!
  • Khazâd ai-mênu!
  • Ishkhaqwi ai durugnul!
  • May you die in dragon-fire!
  • How dare you enter our lands?
  • Begone, Orc-scum!
  • You will pay for trespassing here, Morgul-scum!
The Tolkien Gateway has an article on:

Dwarves of the Blue Mountains

Blue Mountains Shield  The Dwarves of the Blue Mountains  Blue Mountains Banner

NPCs: Dwarf (Axe Thrower, Banner Bearer, Warrior)
Traders: CommanderMerchantMinerSmith
Items: Armour (Boar) • EquipmentMarriage Ring
Blocks: BedBrickCrafting TableDoorForgeSarlluin Brick
Structures: HouseMineSmithyStronghold

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