Each enemy engaged with you gets -1 .
Response: After Aragorn participates in an attack that destroys an enemy, choose an enemy not engaged with you and engage that enemy.
"I serve no man," said Aragorn; "but the servants of Sauron I pursue into whatever land they may go." –The Two Towers
While you are engaged with any enemy, Halbarad does not exhaust to commit to a quest.
You may optionally engage 1 additional enemy during the encounter phase.
"Little do they know of our long labour for the safekeeping of their borders, and yet I grudge it not." –The Return of the King
Response: After Weather Hills Watchman enters play, search the top 5 cards of your deck for a Signal card and add it to your hand. Shuffle the other cards back into your deck.
"Rangers use runes, and they come here sometimes." –Aragorn, The Fellowship of the Ring
Forced: After Dúnedain Hunter enters play, search the top 5 cards of the encounter deck for a non-unique enemy and put it into play engaged with you. If no enemy enters play by this effect, discard Dúnedain Hunter. Shuffle the encounter deck.
Play only before the resolving enemy attacks step.
Combat Action: Choose an enemy not engaged with you. Engage that enemy. Then, discard a shadow card from that enemy, if able.
"Many evil things there are that your strong walls and bright swords do not stay." –Aragorn, The Fellowship of the Ring
Attach to a Dúnedain hero.
"But my home, such as I have, is in the North. For here the heirs of Valandil have ever dwelt in long line unbroken from father unto son for many generations." –Aragorn, The Fellowship of the Ring
Action: Discard Athelas and exhaust attached character to heal all damage on a character. You may discard a Condition attachment from that character.
"...it is a healing plant that the Men of the West brought to Middle–earth. Athelas they named it..." –Aragorn, The Fellowship of the Ring
Attach to an enemy. Limit 1 per enemy.
Attached enemy gets -1 .
Response: When attached enemy is destroyed, reduce each player's threat by the attached enemy's printed .
"If simple folk are free from care and fear, simple they will be, and we must be secret to keep them so." –Aragorn, The Fellowship of the Ring
While Outlying Homestead is in the staging area, players cannot reduce their threat.
Travel: Reveal a card from the encounter deck.
They were far beyond the borders of the Bree–land, out in the pathless wilderness... –The Fellowship of the Ring
When Revealed: If the total of characters committed to the quest is greater than the total in the staging area, each enemy in the staging area makes an immediate attack against the first player. If no attach is made this way, search the encounter deck and discard pile for an Orc War Party and add it to the staging area. Shuffle the encounter deck. This effect cannot be canceled.
No more than 3 progress tokens can be placed on the current quest each round.
While Orc Rearguard is the current quest it gains:
Forced: At the end of the staging step, reveal 1 card from the encounter deck.
Some of the Orcs have broken from the war party to hinder your pursuit. Until you deal with them, it will be difficult to continue your chase...
When Revealed: The first player loses control of Iârion and places him facedown underneath this stage. When this stage is defeated, the first player takes control of Iârion and exhausts him.
Forced: After the last time counter is removed from this stage, discard Iârion.
While scouting ahead, Iârion is ambushed by several Orcs. The Ranger is knoced unconscious and dragged away by the Orcs. You must rescue him!
Forced: After Cornered Orc engages a player, it makes an immediate attack.
Shadow: Attacking enemy gets +1 (+2 instead if the defending character is damaged).
While Exposed Ridge is the active location, it gains:
Forced: At the end of the refresh phase, each player deals 1 damage to a character he controls.
Shadow: Attacking enemy gets +1 for each damaged character the defending player controls.
While Sheltered Valley is the active location, it gains:
Response: When Sheltered Valley is explored, heal all damage from 1 character.
Travel: Remove 1 resource token from the
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While Concealed Orc-camp is the active location is gains:
Response: When Concealed Orc-camp is explored, place 1 resource token on the Mission objective.
Travel: The first player searches the encounter deck and discard pile for an Orc enemy and put it into play engaged with him. Shuffle the encounter deck.
When Revealed: Each player assigns X damage among characters he controls, where X is the number of quest cards in play. Then, exhaust each damaged character.
Shadow: Assign X damage among characters you control. X is the number of quest cards in play.
Forced: After the last time counter is removed from this quest cards, each player deals 4 damage to a hero he controls. Then, place 4 time counters on this quest card.
The weather is growing steadily worse, and black clouds loom on the horizon. You must find a safe place to shelter or be caught in the storm...
Forced: After Thaurdir’s Damned engages you, discard the top 2 cards of your deck and assign X damage among characters you control. X is the combined printed cost of the discarded cards.
"I saw them; grim faces and evil..." –Frodo, The Two Towers
Forced: After the last time counter is removed from Broken Battlements, each player discards the top 5 cards of his deck and places 1 time counter here.
Travel: Each player discard the top card of his deck.
"Men call it Deadman's Dike, and they fear to tread there." –Elrond, The Fellowship of the Ring
While Norbury Tombs is the active location, it gains:
Respnse: When Norbury Tombs is explored, each player shuffles the top 5 cards of his discard pile into his deck.
Travel: Return the topmost enemy in the encounter discard pile to the staging area.
Fornost Square gets +1 for each resource token on it.
Forced: After the first player discards any number of cards from the top of his deck, place 1 resource token here.
"...the heirs of Valandil removed and dwelt at Fornost on the high North Downs, and that now too is desolate." –Elrond, The Fellowship of the Ring
When Revealed: Each player must either discard 1 card from the top of his deck for each questing character he controls, or remove each character he controls from the quest.
The mist was flowing past him now in shreds and tatters. –The Fellowship of the Ring
Forced: At the end of the refresh phase, each player discards the top X cards of his deck, where X is the number of Undead enemies engaged with him.
The more you struggle against the undead, the deeper you are drawn into the wraith–world. You must escape before madness or despair takes you...
Forced: After Angmar Captain attacks and destroys an ally, discard the top card of the defending player's deck. If the discarded card is an ally, Angmar Captain makes an additional attack against the defending player.
In the twilight he saw a large black Orc... –The Two Towers
Each Orc enemy gets +1 +1 and +1 .
When Revealed: Each player must search the encounter deck and discard pile for an Orc enemy and put it into play engaged with him. Shuffle the encounter deck.
Several Orcs spring upon you from their hiding place! Their surprise attack puts you on the defensive. You must fight to gain the upper hand.
If the current quest is a side quest, Rugged Country gets +2 .
Shadow: Attacking enemy gets +1 for each quest card in play.
When Revealed: Either search the encounter deck and discard pile for an encounter side quest and reveal it, or choose a different quest card in play to be the current quest until the end of the phase. Shuffle the encounter deck.
"But often I must put mirth aside." –Aragorn, The Fellowship of the Ring
You've lost your way in the vastness of Arnor. You must search around until you find your trail again.
When Revealed: Each player places all cards in his hand facedown underneath Lost in the Wilderness.
Forced: When Lost in the Wilderness is defeated, return each card underneath it to its owner's hand.
Treat each damaged character's printed text box as if it were blank, except for keywords and Traits.
"...the weather may prove a more deadly enemy than any." –Gandalf, The Fellowship of the Ring
Forced: When Ancient Causeway is explored, raise each player's threat by 2.
...on either side of it there were lines of large boulders and hewn stones that screened the travellers almost like a hedge. –The Fellowship of the Ring
When Revealed: Raise each player's threat by the of the active location.
Shadow: Defending player either raise his threat 3, or this attack is considered undefended.
When Revealed: Put each copy of Cursed Dead in the discard pile into play in the staging area.
Shadow: Attacking enemy gets +1 (+2 instead if there is a copy of the defending character in its owner's discard pile).
Forced: At the end of the refresh phase, discard the top 3 cards of the encounter deck. Return the topmost Undead enemy in the encounter discard pile to the staging area.
The undead keep rising from the grave. For each one that you strike down, another takes its place. You must do something to stem the tide...
When Revealed: Each player discards the top 3 cards of his deck. Until the end of the round, add 2 to the total in the staging area for each different card type discarded this way.
Shadow: Defending player discards the top 3 cards of his deck. Attacking enemy gets +1 for each different card type discarded this way.
When Revealed: Attach to the current quest. Counts as a Condition attachment with the text:
When a player plays a card, increase its cost by 1 if there is a card that has the same title in its owner's discard pile.
"Earth, air and water all seem accursed. But so our path is laid." –Frodo, The Two Towers
Cards in each player's discard pile cannot leave that player's discard pile by player card effect.
Forced: After this stage is defeated, each player shuffles the top 5 cards of his discard pile back into his deck.
You must uncover the source of this evil that sets its will against yours.
Rangers have sighted a large group of Orcs making its way towards Bree–land. The Dúnedain, Iârion, has asked you to help him intercept the war party before it can reach the quiet village. The Orcs are a day ahead of you and moving fast, but there is hope you can catch them with the Ranger's tracking skill...
You must move swiftly to prevent the Orcs from reaching Bree–land!
Enemies do not make engagement checks.
Forced: At the end of the refresh phase, raise each player's threat by 1 for each enemy in the staging area.
The players cannot defeat this stage unless the first player controls Iârion. If the players defeat this stage, they win the game.
You've pursued the remnants of an Orc war party east from the borders of Bree–land and into the wilderness beyond. Their trail climbs out of the lowlands and into the Weather Hills.
Setup: Set Orc Ambush and Amon Forn aside, out of play. Create the Orc deck (see insert) and set it next to the quest deck. Make Exposed Ridge the active location. Add Hunting the Orcs and 1 Weather Hilltop to the staging area. Shuffle the encounter deck.
As you pursue the Orcs, the weather itself turns against you. Now you must contend with the elements while you hunt the enemy.
Forced: After the active location is explored, reveal the top card of the Orc deck and resolve it as if it was just revealed from the encounter deck (reveal the top 2 cards instead if there are 3 or more players in the game).
You've hunted the Orcs to their secret gathering place on the northern edge of the Weather Hills: the old Dúnedain border fort of Amon Forn. With nowhere left to run, the Orcs turn and fight with desperate savagery.
Already weary from days of travel through harsh weather, you are hard pressed to match the Orcs' ferocity. You must rally your men or see them fall!
Each damaged character gets -1 .
Forced: At the beginning of the quest phase, either discard 1 resource token from Savage Counter-attack, or reveal an additional encounter card this phase.
If the players defeat this stage, they win the game.
You've brought the prisoners you rescued from the Weather Hills to Fornost. The Rangers gathered there are shocked to hear what you discovered at Amon Forn. Before their Chieftain can decide what to do, an unnatural fog covers the ruins in darkness, and the spectres of dead warriors emerge from the mists to attack you!
When Revealed: Each player must search the encounter deck for a Baleful Shade and put it into play engaged with him. Shuffle the encounter deck and reveal 1 encounter card per player.
Forced: At the end of the refresh phase, each player discards the top card of his deck.
If a player has no cards in his deck, he is eliminated from the game.
The foul sorcery that drives the ghouls against you attacks your mind as well, and you fight to master your fear in the face of an unrelenting enemy. The question of who works the evil spell is answered by the appearance of a dark figure. The old man you had thought to be the Orcs' prisoner has revealed himself to be a powerful wraith. He must be stopped!
When Revealed: Add Thaurdir to the staging area. Then, reveal 1 encounter card per player.
Forced: After Thaurdir attacks and destroys a character, that character's controller must either discard the top 3 cards of his deck, or return Thaurdir to the staging area.
If a player has no cards in his deck, he is eliminated from the game. The players cannot defeat this stage while Thaurdir has any hit points remaining. If the players defeat this stage, they win the game.