"You should see the stone–paved roads of many colours! And the halls and cavernous streets under the earth with arches carved like trees; and the terraces and towers upon the Mountain's sides! Then you would see that we have not been idle." –Glóin, The Fellowship of the Ring
Action: Exhaust a character you control with ranged to immediately declare it as an attacker (and resolve its attack) against an enemy in the staging area. It gets +1 during this attack.
"We live now upon an island amid perils, and our hands are more often upon thr bowstring than upon the harp."
–Haldir, The Fellowship of the Ring
Refresh Action: Exhaust 2 heroes to draw 5 cards.
"Here you will hear many songs and tales-if you can keep awake. But except on high days it usually stands empty and quiet. and people come here who wish for peace, and thought. There is always a fire here, all the year round, but there is little other light."
–Gandalf, The Fellowship of the Ring
Attach to Elrond. He gains a resource icon.
Action: Exhaust Elrond and Vilya to reveal the top card of your deck. You can immediately play or put into play the revealed card for no cost, if able. Otherwise, move the revealed card to the bottom of your deck.
...mightiest of the Three. –The Return of the King
As you reach the eastern realm of Darrowdelf the craftsmanship of the Dwarves is proudly displayed. But the sound of drums sound in the deep, and it appears that these halls are infested with Orcs.
A crack like lightning sounds before you, and a creature of shadow and flame blocks your way. It is an ancient demon of Morgoth, and its presence explains the massing in Moria.
When Revealed: Reduce each player's threat to 0. Reveal X cards from the encounter deck, where X is one less than the number of players in the game, and add them to the staging area.
The fire-demon is Durin's Bane, doom of the Dwarves and the new Lord of Moria. It cannot be destroyed by mere strength of arms. You must find another way to deal with this Balrog as it relentlessly attacks, sword and whip weaving a deadly pattern of flame.
There is a crumbling pile of boulders on the edge of a teetering cliff, and it gives you a sudden idea. There are chasms and pits along the path you are traveling, and perhaps a well-timed rockslide could send the Balrog down into the depths below...
While Dark Pit is the active location it gains:
Refresh Action: Exhaust X characters (maximum 3) you control to discard the top X cards of your deck. If all discarded cards have a higher combined printed cost than the remaining hit points of Durin's Bane, discard Durin's Bane from play.
While Second Hall is the active location, it gains:
Forced: After a character leaves play, reveal 1 card from the encounter deck and add it to the staging area.
Down the centre stalked a double line of towering pillars. They were carved like boles of mighty trees whose boughs upheld the roof with a branching tracery of stone.
–The Fellowship of the Ring
Forced: When a player plays an event, discard the top card of the encounter deck. If that card is a treachery card, cancel the effects of the event, discard the event player's hand, and discard Counter-spell from play.
Durin’s Bane cannot leave the staging area, is considered to be engaged with each player whose threat is 1 or greater, and attacks each of those players in turn during the combat phase (deal and discard a new shadow card each attack).
When Revealed: Each player must deal 1 damage to a hero he controls.
Forced: After a character leaves play, shuffle Ranging Goblin and the top card in the encounter discard pile back into the encounter deck.