Response: After Frodo Baggins commits to the quest, spend 1 resource from his resource pool to ready another unique character committed to the quest. If you quest successfully this phase, reduce your threat by 1.
“It’s the Chief’s orders that you’re to come along quiet. We’re going to take you to Bywater and hand you over to the Chief’s Men.” —The Return of the King
This stage cannot have more than 12 progress tokens on it.
Forced: At the end of the quest phase, if no progress was placed here as a result of questing successfully, the first player raises their threat by 3. If more than 3 progress was placed, each player engaged with 2 or more Shirriff enemies may discard 1 of them.
The players cannot advance while Three-Farthing Stone is in play.