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A Shadow in the East


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A City in Turmoil A City in Turmoil
Type: Quest
Encounter Set: Danger in Dorwinion
Encounter Info:
Quest Points: 5
Setup: Set each Plot objective and each Cultist enemy aside, out of play. Each player searches the encounter deck for a different location and adds it to the staging area. One of those locations must be Side Street. Shuffle the encounter deck.

Forced: After the active location leaves play as an explored location, place 1 resource here.
This stage cannot be defeated unless there are at least 2 resource tokens here.


A shadow hangs over the capital of Dorwinion. Fear grips the heart of the city on the Sea of Rhun. People have been disappearing, and it is rumored that a cult of Sauron worshippers are responsible.
Set: A Shadow in the East Number: 77
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Lucas Staniec
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An Arduous Journey An Arduous Journey
Type: Side Quest
Encounter Set: Rolling Plains
Each player cannot ready more than 6 characters during the refresh phase.
Response: When this stage is defeated, each player may ready a hero he controls.

The lonely plains appear to stretch endlessly in each direction, and you tire just from looking at them.
Set: A Shadow in the East Number: 29
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Dual Brush Studios
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Black Numenorean Black Numenorean
Type: Enemy
Encounter Set: Danger in Dorwinion
Threat Threshold: 40
Threat: 3 Attack: 5 Defense: 1 Hit Points: 9
Cultist.
Immune to player card effects.
Do not discard shadow cards dealt to Black Numenorean if they have a shadow effect.
Forced: When Black Numenorean attacks, resolve each of his faceup shadow cards as if they had been dealt this round.



Set: A Shadow in the East Number: 32
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Stanislav Dikolenko
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Bribes Bribes
Type: Objective
Encounter Set: Danger in Dorwinion
Plot.
Add +1 [Threat] to the staging area for each resource token here.
Forced: When the active location is explored, discard the top X cards of each player’s deck, where X is that location’s [Threat]. Then, place 1 resource here for each event discarded this way.


Set: A Shadow in the East Number: 33
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Lukasz Jaskolski
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Catacombs Catacombs
Type: Location
Encounter Set: Under Guard
Threat: 4 Quest Points: 4
City.
While Catacombs is in the staging area, enemies in the staging area cannot take damage.
Travel: Each player discards the top card of the encounter deck. If a player discards an enemy this way, he puts it into play engaged with him.


Set: A Shadow in the East Number: 50
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Dimitri Bielak
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Chased by Easterlings Chased by Easterlings
Type: Quest
Encounter Set: The River Running
Encounter Info:
Quest Points: 5
Setup: Set Warriors of the East aside, out of play. Add Easterling Pursuit and 1 copy of Exposed Riverbank to the staging area. Each player adds 1 different Easterling enemy to the staging area. Shuffle the encounter deck.

This stage gets +5 quest points per player.
Add +1 [Threat] to the total threat in the staging area for each resource token on Easterling Pursuit.


You are traveling south along the River Running on your way to Dorwinion when you are attacked by Easterling raiders in the night. The raiders set fire to your boat, trapping you on the east side of the river, and you are forced to flee south on foot.
Set: A Shadow in the East Number: 75
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Aleksander Karcz
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City Forum City Forum
Type: Location
Encounter Set: City of Rhun
Threat: 1 Quest Points: 5
City.
City Forum gets +1 [Threat] for each resource here.
While City Forum is in the staging area, it gains: “
Forced: After a location is explored, place 1 resource here.”
Travel: Each player raises his threat by 1 for each resource here.


Set: A Shadow in the East Number: 46
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Aleksander Karcz
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Covered in Darkness Covered in Darkness
Type: Objective
Encounter Set: The Power of Mordor
Mordor.
Doomed 5.
Each player’s threat cannot be reduced by more than 1 each round by player card effects.


Darkness lay there under the Sun. Fire glowed amid the smoke. Mount Doom was burning, and a great reek rising. - The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: A Shadow in the East Number: 70
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Dimitri Bielak
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Crumbling Passage Crumbling Passage
Type: Location
Encounter Set: Twisted Tunnels
Threat: 5 Quest Points: 3
Underground.
When Revealed: Make Crumbling Passage the active location, returning any previously active location to the staging area.
Forced: When Crumbling Passage is explored, deal 1 damage to each exhausted character.

...at that moment a stone hurtling from above smote heavily on his helm, and he fell with a crash and knew no more. - The Hobbit
Set: A Shadow in the East Number: 63
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Matthew Cowdery
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Darkness in the East Darkness in the East
Type: Treachery
Encounter Set: City of Rhun
Mordor.
When Revealed: Raise each player’s threat by X, where X is the active location’s [Threat]. If there is no active location, Darkness Over Dorwinion gains surge.
Shadow: Attacking enemy gets +1 [Attack] (+2 [Attack] instead if you raised your threat this round).

Set: A Shadow in the East Number: 48
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Lucas Staniec
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Derufin Derufin
Type: Ally Sphere: Spirit
Cost: 3
Willpower: 1 Attack: 2 Defense: 1 Hit Points: 2
Gondor. Warrior.
Ranged.
Response: After Derufin participates in an attack that destroys an enemy engaged with a player, discard Derufin to reduce the engaged player’s threat by X, where X is the destroyed enemy’s printed [Threat].


Set: A Shadow in the East Number: 6
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Sebastian Zakrzewski
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Disapperances Disapperances
Type: Treachery
Encounter Set: Danger in Dorwinion
Mordor.
When Revealed: Each player discards each ally card from his hand. If no cards are discarded this way, Disappearances gains doomed 2.
Shadow: Discard an attachment you control.

Set: A Shadow in the East Number: 38
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Drazenka Kimpel
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Easterling Captain Easterling Captain
Type: Enemy
Encounter Set: Riders of Rhun
Threat Threshold: 36
Threat: 3 Attack: 6 Defense: 3 Hit Points: 6
Easterling.
Forced: When Easterling Captain enters play, discard cards from the top of the encounter deck until an Easterling treachery is discarded. Attach that treachery to Easterling Captain.
Forced: When Easterling Captain would take any amount of damage, discard an Easterling attachment from it. Then, cancel the damage.



Set: A Shadow in the East Number: 17
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Antonio José Manzanedo
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Easterling Horse Easterling Horse
Type: Treachery
Encounter Set: Riders of Rhun
Easterling.
While attached to an enemy, counts as a Mount attachment with the text: “Attached enemy gets +2 [Threat]. Forced: At the end of the round, return attached enemy to the staging area.”
When Revealed: Attach to the lowest engagement cost Easterling enemy without an Easterling Horse and return it to the staging area. Otherwise, Easterling Horse gains surge.


Set: A Shadow in the East Number: 19
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Guillaume Ducos
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Easterling Outrider Easterling Outrider
Type: Enemy
Encounter Set: The River Running
Threat Threshold: 24
Threat: 1 Attack: 2 Defense: 1 Hit Points: 2
Easterling.
Surge.
Forced: After Easterling Outrider engages a player, either place 1 resource token on Easterling Pursuit, or Easterling Outrider makes an immediate attack.
Shadow: Discard an attachment you control.

Set: A Shadow in the East Number: 13
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Guillaume Ducos
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Easterling Pursuit Easterling Pursuit
Type: Objective
Encounter Set: The River Running
Forced: At the end of the round, place 1 resource token here. Then, if there are at least 3 resource tokens here, remove 3 resource tokens and shuffle the encounter discard pile into the encounter deck. Discard cards from the top until X enemies are discarded, where X is the number of players. Add each enemy discarded this way to the staging area.


Set: A Shadow in the East Number: 12
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Guillaume Ducos
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Easterling Raider Easterling Raider
Type: Enemy
Encounter Set: Easterling Raiders
Threat Threshold: 28
Threat: 2 Attack: 2 Defense: 2 Hit Points: 3
Easterling.
Archery 1.
Easterling Raider gets +1 [Attack] and +1 [Defense] for each
Easterling attachment on it.
Shadow: Attacking enemy gets +1 [Attack] (+2 [Attack] instead if it has an Easterling attachment).

Set: A Shadow in the East Number: 20
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Sebastian Zakrzewski
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Enemies Close Behind Enemies Close Behind
Type: Treachery
Encounter Set: The River Running
When Revealed: Place 1 resource on Easterling Pursuit. Then, raise each player’s threat by 1 for each resource on Easterling Pursuit.
Shadow: Attacking enemy gets +1 [Attack]. If this attack destroys a character, place 1 resource on Easterling Pursuit.

Set: A Shadow in the East Number: 16
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Leanna Crossan
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Evidence of the Cult Evidence of the Cult
Type: Objective
Encounter Set: Danger in Dorwinion
Clue.
Guarded (enemy).
Attached enemy gets +1 [Threat], +1 [Attack], and +1 [Defense].
When Evidence of the Cult is free of encounters, add it to the victory display. Then, place 1 resource on the main quest.



Set: A Shadow in the East Number: 36
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Romana Kendelic
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Exposed Riverbank Exposed Riverbank
Type: Location
Encounter Set: The River Running
Threat: 4 Quest Points: 4
Riverland.
While Exposed Riverbank is in the staging area, it gains: “Forced: After a ‘when revealed’ effect is canceled, place 1 resource token on Easterling Pursuit.”
Travel: Place 1 resource token on Easterling Pursuit.


Set: A Shadow in the East Number: 15
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Guillaume Ducos
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Fanaticism Fanaticism
Type: Treachery
Encounter Set: Ulchor’s Guard
Easterling.
While attached to an enemy, counts as a Condition attachment with the text: “Attached enemy gets +1 [Threat], +1 [Attack], +1 [Defense],and is immune to player card effects.”
When Revealed: Attach to the Easterling enemy with the lowest [Defense] without a copy of Fanaticism. Otherwise, Fanaticism gains surge.


Set: A Shadow in the East Number: 60
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Guillaume Ducos
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Faramir Faramir
Type: Ally Sphere: Lore
Cost: 4
Willpower: 2 Attack: 1 Defense: 2 Hit Points: 3
Gondor. Noble. Ranger.
Response: After Faramir enters play, choose a non-unique enemy in the staging area. Engage that enemy and deal 2 damage to it (4 damage instead if it has an attachment on it).

“There will be hard handstrokes nigh at hand ere the day is full.” - The Two Towers
Set: A Shadow in the East Number: 5
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Greg Bobrowski
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Fearful Shadows Fearful Shadows
Type: Treachery
Encounter Set: Twisted Tunnels
Doomed 1.
When Revealed: Until the end of the round, treat the printed text box of each character in play as if it were blank (except for Traits).
Shadow: Defending character cannot ready until the end of the round.

Set: A Shadow in the East Number: 64
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Drazenka Kimpel
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Fellowship Fellowship
Type: Objective Sphere: Neutral
Contract.
You cannot play non-unique allies or put non-unique allies into play.
Forced: When you control exactly 9 unique characters, flip this card over.

“I will choose you companions to go with you, as far as they will or fortune allows. The number must be few, since your hope is in speed and secrecy.” - Elrond, The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: A Shadow in the East Number: 74
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Leanna Crossan
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Fellowship Fellowship
Type: Objective Sphere: Neutral
Contract.
You cannot play allies or put allies into play.
Each character you control gets +1 [Willpower], +1 [Attack], and +1 [Defense].
Forced: After a character you control leaves play, flip this card over.

“The Company of the Ring shall be Nine; and the Nine Walkers shall be set against the Nine Riders that are evil.” - Elrond, The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: A Shadow in the East Number: 74
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Leanna Crossan
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Frodo Baggins Frodo Baggins
Type: Hero Sphere: Leadership
Starting Threat: 7
Willpower: 2 Attack: 1 Defense: 2 Hit Points: 2
Hobbit.
Response: After Frodo Baggins commits to the quest, spend 1 resource from his resource pool to ready another unique character committed to the quest. If you quest successfully this phase, reduce your threat by 1.

“Keep your tempers and hold your hands to the last possible moment!” - The Return of the King
Set: A Shadow in the East Number: 2
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Sara Biddle
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Gollum Gollum
Type: Enemy
Encounter Set:
Threat Threshold: 50
Threat: 2 Attack: 2 Defense: 2 Hit Points: 3
Gollum.
Immune to non-Gollum card effects.
Gollum engages the first player.
Forced: When Gollum is defeated, flip him to Smeagol and return him to his owner’s control, exhausted.


Set: A Shadow in the East Number: 73
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Alexander Chelyshev
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Hall of Horrors Hall of Horrors
Type: Location
Encounter Set: The Temple of Doom
Threat: 0 Quest Points: 5
Underground.
X is 1 more than the number of quest stages in the victory display.
Forced: When Hall of Horrors leaves play, each player deals X damage to a character he controls.

...they had worshipped Sauron in the Dark Years. - The Return of the King
Set: A Shadow in the East Number: 56
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Álvaro Calvo Escudero
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Hillside Manor Hillside Manor
Type: Location
Encounter Set: Danger in Dorwinion
Threat: 2 Quest Points: 4
City.
While Hillside Manor is in the staging area, each player’s threat cannot be reduced by more than 1 each round by player card effect.
Travel: Each player discards 1 random card from hand.

The wine of Dorwinion brings deep and pleasant dreams. - The Hobbit
Set: A Shadow in the East Number: 37
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Greg Bobrowski
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Khamul the Easterling Khamul the Easterling
Type: Enemy
Encounter Set: The Power of Mordor
Threat Threshold: 49
Threat: 4 Attack: 6 Defense: 4 Hit Points: 9
Nazgul. Easterling.
Immune to player card effects.
Khamul the Easterling engages the first player.
Only the engaged player can declare attackers or defenders against Khamul the Easterling.



Set: A Shadow in the East Number: 66
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Sam Lamont
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