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The Steward's Fear


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A Good Harvest A Good Harvest
Type: Event Sphere: Neutral
Cost: 0
Action: Name a sphere. Until the end of the phase, you can spend resources of any sphere when paying for cards that belong to the named sphere.

The townlands were rich, with wide tilth and many orchards, and homesteads there were with oast and garner, fold and byre, and many rills rippling through the green from the highlands down to the Anduin.
-The Return of the King

Set: TSF Number: 10
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Trudi Castle
****- 4 Comments
A Knife in the Back A Knife in the Back
Type: Treachery
Encounter Set: The Steward's Fear
When Revealed: Randomly select 1 ally controlled by the first player, if able. The first player deals X damage to one of his heroes, where X is that ally's [Attack]. Then discard that ally. If no ally is discarded by this effect, A Knife in the Back gains surge.


Set: TSF Number: 24
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Carmen Cianelli
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A Prisoner A Prisoner
Type: Objective
Encounter Set: The Steward's Fear
Clue.
Action: Exhaust a hero to claim this objective, add it to the victory display, and place 2 resource tokens on the current quest.

Victory 1.


Set: TSF Number: 28
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Even Mehl Amundsen
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A Scrap of History A Scrap of History
Type: Objective
Encounter Set: The Steward's Fear
Clue.
Action: Exhaust a hero to claim this objective, add it to the victory display, and place 1 resource token on the current quest.

Victory 1.


Set: TSF Number: 26
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Aurelien Hubert
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Anfalas Herdsman Anfalas Herdsman
Type: Ally Sphere: Lore
Cost: 1
Willpower: 0 Attack: 0 Defense: 0 Hit Points: 1
Outlands.
Each Outlands character you control gets +1 hit point.

From the Anfalas, the Langstrand far away, a long line of men of many sorts, hunters and herdsmen and men of little villages... - The Return of the King
Set: TSF Number: 8
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Blake Henriksen
***** 1 Comments
Conspiracy Conspiracy
Type: Quest
Encounter Set: The Steward's Fear
Encounter Info: The Steward's Fear, Brigands, Streets of Gondor
Quest Points: -
Setup: Create the underworld deck. Remove Roots of Mindolluin from the encounter deck and set it aside, out of play. Shuffle all Villain cards and randomly set one aside, out of play, without looking at it. Remove the others from the game. Repeat this with all Plot cards.

When Revealed: Search the encounter deck for The Fourth Star and make it the active location. Shuffle the encounter deck.
Forced: After the active location leaves play as an explored location, place 1 resource token on this quest.
If there are 4 or more resource tokens on Conspiracy, advance to the next stage.

Even as foes mass from without, the Steward of Minas Tirith fears there are enemies within. You have been asked to investigate the possibility of a conspiracy within the White City...

You begin your investigation at The Fourth Star, a popular tavern...

Set: TSF Number: 11
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Milek Jakubiee
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Daughter of Beruthiel Daughter of Beruthiel
Type: Enemy
Encounter Set: The Steward's Fear
Threat Threshold: 10
Threat: 3 Attack: 5 Defense: 3 Hit Points: 5
Gondor. Villain.
Daughter of Beruthiel cannot be optionally engaged.
Forced: After Daughter of Beruthiel attacks, return her to the staging area. The engaged player may raise his threat by 4 to prevent this effect.


Set: TSF Number: 15
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Anna Steinbauer
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Ethir Swordsman Ethir Swordsman
Type: Ally Sphere: Spirit
Cost: 2
Willpower: 1 Attack: 1 Defense: 1 Hit Points: 1
Outlands.
Each Outlands character you control gets +1 [Willpower].

We heard of the horns in the hills ringing, the swords shining in the South-kingdom - The Return of the King
Set: TSF Number: 6
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Adam Schumpert
***** 1 Comments
False Lead False Lead
Type: Treachery
Encounter Set: The Steward's Fear
When Revealed: End the quest phase without resolving the quest.
Shadow: If this attack destroys a character, remove all tokens from the current quest.

Set: TSF Number: 25
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Darek Zabrocki
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Gaining Strength Gaining Strength
Type: Event Sphere: Leadership
Cost: 0
Action: Discard 2 resources from your hero's resource pool to add 3 resources to that hero's resource pool.

"Nay, my friends, I am the lawful master of the Stone, and I had both the right and the strength to use it..." - Aragorn, The Return of the King
Set: TSF Number: 3
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Magali Villeneuve
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Gondorian Shield Gondorian Shield
Type: Attachment Sphere: Tactics
Cost: 1
Armor. Item.
Attach to a hero. Restricted.
Limit 1 per hero.
Attached hero gains +1 [Defense]. (+2 [Defense] instead if attached hero has the Gondor trait.)

There flowered a White Tree, and that was for Gondor... - The Return of the King
Set: TSF Number: 5
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Owen Weber
***** 6 Comments
Hirluin the Fair Hirluin the Fair
Type: Hero Sphere: Leadership
Starting Threat: 8
Willpower: 1 Attack: 1 Defense: 1 Hit Points: 4
Outlands.
Ranged.
You may use resources from Hirluin the Fair's resource pool to pay for Outlands ally cards of any sphere.

Hirluin the Fair of the Green Hills from Pinnath Gelin... - The Return of the King
Set: TSF Number: 1
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Tony Foti
****- No Comments have been made.
Houses of the Dead Houses of the Dead
Type: Location
Encounter Set: The Steward's Fear
Threat: 4 Quest Points: 4
Underworld. City.
Underworld 2.
Forced: After Houses of the Dead becomes the active location, exhaust all characters.

"The houses of the dead are no places for the living." - Gandalf, The Return of the King
Set: TSF Number: 21
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Titus Lunter
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Knights of the Swan Knights of the Swan
Type: Ally Sphere: Tactics
Cost: 1
Willpower: 0 Attack: 0 Defense: 0 Hit Points: 1
Outlands.
Each Outlands character you control gets +1 [Attack].

...foremost on the field rode the swan-knights of Dol Amroth with their Prince and his blue banner at their head. - The Return of the King
Set: TSF Number: 4
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Marica George-Bogdan
***** No Comments have been made.
Mithrandir's Advice Mithrandir's Advice
Type: Event Sphere: Lore
Cost: 1
Action: Draw 1 card for each hero you control with a printed [Lore] resource icon.

"Let none now reject the counsels of Gandalf, whose long labours against Sauron come at last to their test." - Aragorn, The Return of the King
Set: TSF Number: 9
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Nacho Molina
****- 2 Comments
Poisoned Counsels Poisoned Counsels
Type: Objective
Encounter Set: The Steward's Fear
Plot.
At the end of each round, raise each player's threat by 2.

"... whispering was in your ears, poisoning your thought..." - Gandalf, The Two Towers
Set: TSF Number: 31
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: David Nash
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Ring of Barahir Ring of Barahir
Type: Attachment Sphere: Spirit
Cost: 1
Artifact. Item. Ring.
Attach to a hero.
Attached hero gets +1 hit point for each Artifact attachment attached to it.
If attached hero is Aragorn, he also gains a [Lore] resource icon.


Set: TSF Number: 7
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Sara Biddle
***** 1 Comments
Roots of Mindolluin Roots of Mindolluin
Type: Location
Encounter Set: The Steward's Fear
Threat: Quest Points: 5
Underworld.
Underworld 1.
Each location in the staging area gets +2 quest points.

"Were it buried beneath the roots of Mindolluin, still it would burn your mind away..." - Gandalf, The Return of the King
Set: TSF Number: 19
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Rafal Hrynkiewicz
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Secret Map Secret Map
Type: Objective
Encounter Set: The Steward's Fear
Clue.
Action: Exhaust a hero to claim this objective and attach it to that hero.
Action: If attached to a hero, add Secret Map to the victory display to place 3 progress tokens on the active location.
Victory 1.


Set: TSF Number: 27
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Ilich Henriquez
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Sewers Sewers
Type: Location
Encounter Set: The Steward's Fear
Threat: 3 Quest Points: 3
Underworld. City.
Underworld 1.
When Revealed: Place the top card of the underworld deck facedown underneath the active location, if able.


Set: TSF Number: 18
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Titus Lunter
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Storehouse Storehouse
Type: Location
Encounter Set: The Steward's Fear
Threat: Quest Points: 2
Underworld. City.
Underworld 1.
Shadow: Attacking enemy gets +1 [Attack]. (+2 [Attack] instead if undefended.)
Great stores of goods and food, and beer, were found that had been hidden away... - The Return of the King
Set: TSF Number: 20
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Titus Lunter
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Telemnar's Bane Telemnar's Bane
Type: Enemy
Encounter Set: The Steward's Fear
Threat Threshold: 20
Threat: 3 Attack: 3 Defense: 2 Hit Points: 7
Gondor. Villain.
Forced: When Telemnar's Bane attacks, discard the top 3 cards of each player's deck.
Forced: After a player plays an event card, Telemnar's Bane makes an immediate attack against the first player.


Set: TSF Number: 17
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Aurelien Hubert
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The Confrontation The Confrontation
Type: Quest
Encounter Set: The Steward's Fear
Encounter Info: The Steward's Fear, Brigands, Streets of Gondor
Quest Points: 15
When Revealed: Reveal the set aside Villain card and add it to the staging area.
When Revealed: Shuffle the underworld deck into the encounter deck.
The players cannot defeat this stage while a Villain is in play. If this stage is defeated, the players have won the game.

You have unmasked the conspiracy and its champion is upon you. The wheels of treachery are in motion, and only a heroic effort can stop the cabal's plan in time...
Set: TSF Number: 13
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: David Nash
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The Fourth Star The Fourth Star
Type: Location
Encounter Set: The Steward's Fear
Threat: 3 Quest Points: 5
City.
Underworld X.
X is the number of players in the game.
Response: When The Fourth Star leaves play as an explored location, each player may draw 1 card.


Set: TSF Number: 22
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Sabin Boykinov
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The Grand Design The Grand Design
Type: Quest
Encounter Set: The Steward's Fear
Encounter Info: Brigands, Streets of Gondor
Quest Points: -
When Revealed: Reveal the set aside Plot card and add it to the staging area.
When Revealed: Make Roots of Mindolluin the active location, returning any other active location to the staging area.
Forced: After the active location leaves play as an explored location place 1 resource token on this quest.
If there are 4 or more resource tokens on The Grand Design, advance to the next stage.

You have uncovered crucial information about the dissident plot, and even gleaned hints of teh conspirator's secretive leader. Clues have led you to a cavern deep in the heart of Mount Mindolluin. As you descend into the ancient rock, you begin to suspect the clues that led you here may have been misleading... that you may have been lured away from the city streets for a purpose.
Set: TSF Number: 12
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Grzegorz Pedrycz
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The Hand of Castamir The Hand of Castamir
Type: Enemy
Encounter Set: The Steward's Fear
Threat Threshold: 30
Threat: 3 Attack: 4 Defense: 3 Hit Points: 6
Gondor. Villain.
Forced: After The Hand of Castamir attacks, reveal the top card of the encounter deck, resolve its effects, and discard it.
Forced: After a treachery card is revealed from the encounter deck, The Hand of Castamir makes an immediate attack against the first player.


Set: TSF Number: 16
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Tiziano Baracchi
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Underworld Dissident Underworld Dissident
Type: Enemy
Encounter Set: The Steward's Fear
Threat Threshold: 25
Threat: 3 Attack: 2 Defense: 2 Hit Points: 2
Brigand.
Underworld Dissident gets +1 [Attack] for each Underworld location in play.
Shadow: If this attack is undefended, remove 1 token from the current quest.

Set: TSF Number: 14
Quantity: 5
Illustrator: Dan Howard
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Unholy Alliance Unholy Alliance
Type: Objective
Encounter Set: The Steward's Fear
Plot.
Reveal 1 additional card from the encounter deck and add it to the staging area during the staging step each round.
If a hero is destroyed by an enemy attack, the players have lost the game.


Set: TSF Number: 29
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Blake Henriksen
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Unwelcome Discovery Unwelcome Discovery
Type: Treachery
Encounter Set: The Steward's Fear
Surge.
When Revealed: Reveal 1 card from the underworld deck and add it to the staging area. If it is a Clue card, discard it instead.


Set: TSF Number: 23
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: David Gaillet
----- No Comments have been made.
Up in Flames Up in Flames
Type: Objective
Encounter Set: The Steward's Fear
Plot.
Forced: At the end of the round, place 1 resource token on Up in Flames and discard the top X cards of each player's deck. X is the number of resource tokens on Up in Flames.
If any player has no cards in his deck, the players have lost the game.


Set: TSF Number: 30
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Marica George-Bogdan
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