Your party has braved the snows of the pass, but now must travel North along the Misty Mountains for league upon league as you escort Arwen to her father's house.
Setup: Put Arwen Undómiel into play under the control of the first player. Shuffle the encounter deck. Reveal 1 card from the encounter deck per player, and add them to the staging area.
This is a wild and perilous country, and it is dangerous to follow the roads. The mountains rise up on the right, impassively watching your slow trek among the foothills.
Heavy rain drives you to seek shelter among the caves of the mountains. They are dry, and the fire you start seeps into your bones and restores your spirit. Your eyes are heavy when teh soft clatter of falling pebbles reaches your ears. Perhaps you are not alone.
Orcs and other creatures have hounded you since fighting your way free of the orc outpost. Soon you will reach the safety of Rivendell's borders, but supplies have dwindled and you are dead weary from sleepless nights of keeping watch, as dark forms shadow your camp.
When Revealed: Reveal 1 card from the encounter deck per player, and add it to the staging area.
Characters cannot be healed.
If the players defeat this stage, they have won the game.
While Goblin Gate is the active location, the first enemy revealed from the encounter deck each round gains ambush. If that enemy engages a player, it makes an immediate attack (deal and resolve a shadow card).
A crack had opened at the back of the cave, and was already a wide passage.
Forced: After at least 1 progress token in placed on Pathless Country, remove 1 progress token from it.
Shadow: Deal 1 damage to each ally in play.
When Revealed: Deal 1 damage to each exhausted character. Then, exhaust all ready characters.
Shadow: Defending player must discard all exhausted characters he controls.
When Revealed: The first player (choose 1): deals 1 damage to all allies in play and Followed by Night gains surge, or all enemies enaged with players make an immediate attack, if able.
Shadow: Return attacking enemy to the staging area after it attacks.