Searching the Woods
The Road Darkens#63 (x1)
3A-B (-)
Forced: After stage 2B is discarded, if the total of the encounter cards in this staging area is less than 4, reveal 1 encounter card.

Sam had dashed off first. Merry and Pippin had followed, and were already disappearing westward into the trees by the shore, shouting: Frodo! Frodo! in their clear, high hobbit-voices. -The Fellowship of the Ring

If Frodo's Choice is not in play, any time players would place progress on this quest, discard an equal number of cards from the encounter deck instead.

Forced: After Frodo's Choice is revealed at this stage, advance to stage 4A.

Response: After you quest successfully, discard a non-unique location in the staging area.