A Chosen Path
Ambushed at Night
The Woodland Realm#5 (x1)
Quest
2A-B (20)
When Revealed: The opposing teach searches the top 5 cards of the encounter deck for a card with cost 1 or less (2 or less if there are two or more players), sets it aside, and shuffles the encounter deck. Reveal the set aside card. Its 'when revealed' effects cannot be canceled.

The Elf you rescued is Mendor, a servant of the Elvenking. He offers to guide you to the hidden kingdom, yet even Mendor struggles to keep his way as night settles over Mirkwood.
Each enemy in the staging area gets -10 engagement cost, cannot be optionally engaged and cannot take damage.

Forced: After characters are committed to the quest, no more than 5 progress can be placed here this round (10 progress instead if Mendor is committed to the quest).