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Squire of the Citadel

  • Gberdex likes this
Squire of the Citadel
Type: Ally Sphere: Leadership
Cost: 1
Willpower: 0 Attack: 0 Defense: 1 Hit Points: 1
Response: After Squire of the Citadel leaves play, add 1 resource to a Gondor hero's resource pool.

As he spoke he struck a small silver gong that stood near his footstool, and at once servants came forward.
–The Return of the King

Set: TBoG Number: 108
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Anna Steinbauer


Anyone else slightly disturbed by the thematic implications of this card?
    • kwitee likes this
Disturbed, or Exhilarated?
    • Gberdex likes this
Yeah, a child with purpose of being killed as a meat shield and rewarding for it.
    • Gberdex likes this
Strange theme, powerful card. This works really well with "Visionary Leadership" from the Morgal Vale set. Leadership Boromir pretty much demands 3 copies of this guy in his deck. I don't get the theme (throwing them under the bus gets you rich?) but it will work in play.

I know I am many years late to this conversation, but I am pretty sure the theme of this card is that the Squire is sent away to bring supplies to his hero, which is why the effect triggers when the Squire leaves play and not when its "destroyed." I picture it as a young teen waiting for the call to bring supplies, and then dashing off to help when called upon.


Also, if it helps, you can imagine the squire running away in fear to find his hero when confronted by an enemy instead of being killed lol.

Feb 09 2016 04:09 PM

Nope.  That squire has resources in his pocketes and we are going to loot them after they are killed.  Jokes aside, I would agree with Istari's interpretation of the theme. 

    • JonofPDX likes this

Lol—dark as it is I’ve always pictured Prince Imrahil taking the broken remains of some young, idealistic squire back to his parents and demanding a refund.


…yes, I know I have problems. 

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