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Your assertion that all elven sword glow bright is incorrect. Some, very rare ones, do. Most of them do not, they are "just" swords. Several times within the Silmarilion, elves are successfully ambushed by orcs. But let's assume that the your Uruk find one of the magical elven blades. As a side note, I view magical items in Tolkien's work as an expression ...


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A lot of weaponry in Rolemaster and MERP is "aligned" to good or evil, if a character/NPC attempts to wield them then bad things can happen, like being struck with permanent Pain spells until they get rid of them, or even Absolution, only the power powerful weaponry (as Sardathrion says) will glow however. What is just as important, however, is the social ...


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I believe the short answer is no. The most recent Tolkien games produced by Decipher and Cubical 7 focused on the later 3rd Age - the time of Bilbo and Frodo. ICE Middle Earth Role Playing was a bit earlier for their default campaign in the third age, but some of their adventures / campaign settings books had information in other eras too (sometimes 2nd age, ...



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