The Stairs of Cirith Ungol
The Land of Shadow #70 (x1)
1A-B (-)

Sméagol has led Frodo and Sam to the Morgul Vale, where he promises to show them a secret way over the Mountains of Shadow and into the land of Mordor, but Sam fears that Gollum may be leading them into a trap...

Setup: Set Cleft of Cirith Ungol, Shelob and The Great Spider encounter set aside, out of play. Put Sméagol into play under the first player's control. Make Morgul Vale the active location. Add Sméagol's Secret Way to the staging area. Shuffle the encounter deck.

Progress cannot be placed on Underground locations.

Response: After Sméagol's Secret Way is explored, discard 3 random cards from each player's hand to discard each Nazgûl enemy in the staging area.

Forced: At the end of the quest phase, if Sméagol's Secret Way is in the victory display, advance to stage 2A.