Response: After Brand son of Bain attacks and defeats an enemy engaged with another player, choose and ready one of that player's characters.
"The grandson of Bard the Bowman rules them, Brand son of Bain son of Bard."
–Glóin, The Fellowship of the Ring
Response: After Keen-eyed Took enters play, reveal the top card of each player's deck.
Action: Return Keen-eyed Took to your hand to discard the top card of each player's deck.
Then something Tookish woke up inside him...
Descendant of Thorondor cannot have restricted attachments.
Response: After Descendant of Thorondor enters or leaves play, deal 2 damage to any 1 enemy in the staging area.
Action: Exhaust and discard The Riddermark’s Finest to place 2 progress tokens on any location.
"And there are no horses like the ones that are bred in that great vale between the Misty Mountains and the White."
–Gandalf, The Fellowship of the Ring
Action: Exhaust Gildor Inglorion to look at the top 3 cards of your deck. Switch one of those cards with a card from your hand. Then, return the 3 cards to the top of your deck, in any order.
"Go not to the Elves for counsel, for they will say both no and yes." –Frodo Baggins, The Fellowship of the Ring
Play during the Quest phase, before characters are committed to the Quest.
Action: Reveal 1 less card from the encounter deck this phase. (To a minimum of 1.)
"The wide world is all about you: you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot for ever fence it out."
–Gildor, The Fellowship of the Ring
The hunt for Gollum has led you to the south, and you are now approaching Rauros falls and the nearby hills of Emyn Muil...
Setup: Search the encounter deck for Amon Hen and Amon Lhaw, and add them to the staging area. Then shuffle the encounter deck.
You are certain that Gollum has fled into the area, and you must explore until you find the fresh trail.
Forced: If there are no location cards in the staging area, the first treachery card revealed during the quest phase gains surge.
Players cannot defeat this stage until there are no Emyn Muil locations in play, and they have collected at least 20 victory points.