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Steward of Gondor Steward of Gondor
Type: Attachment Sphere: Leadership
Cost: 2
Gondor. Title.
Attach to a hero.
Attached hero gains the Gondor Trait.
Action: Exhaust Steward of Gondor to add 2 resources to attached hero's resource pool.

"It was commanded yesterday." - Denethor, The Return of the King
Set: Core Number: 26
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Empty Room Studios
***** 18 Comments
A Test of Will A Test of Will
Type: Event Sphere: Spirit
Cost: 1
Response: Cancel the "when revealed" effects of a card that was just revealed from the encounter deck.

"There is naught that you can do, other than to resist with hope or without it." - Elrond, The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: Core Number: 50
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Ryan Barger
***** 8 Comments
Unexpected Courage Unexpected Courage
Type: Attachment Sphere: Spirit
Cost: 2
Condition.
Attach to a hero.
Action: Exhaust Unexpected Courage to ready attached hero.

"Here am I, naughty little fly;
you are fat and lazy.
You cannot trap me, though you try,
in your cobwebs crazy." - Bilbo Baggins, The Hobbit

Set: Core Number: 57
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Angela Sung
***** 10 Comments
Gandalf Gandalf
Type: Ally Sphere: Neutral
Cost: 5
Willpower: 4 Attack: 4 Defense: 4 Hit Points: 4
Istari.
At the end of the round, discard Gandalf from play.
Response: After Gandalf enters play, (choose 1): draw 3 cards, deal 4 damage to 1 enemy in play, or reduce your threat by 5.


Set: Core Number: 73
Quantity: 4
Illustrator: Lucas Graciano
***** 12 Comments
Legolas Legolas
Type: Hero Sphere: Tactics
Starting Threat: 9
Willpower: 1 Attack: 3 Defense: 1 Hit Points: 4
Noble. Silvan. Warrior.
Ranged.
Response: After Legolas participates in an attack that destroys an enemy, place 2 progress tokens on the current quest.
"I can walk this path, but others have not this skill." - The Fellowship of the Ring.

Set: Core Number: 5
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Magali Villeneuve
***** 35 Comments
Aragorn Aragorn
Type: Hero Sphere: Leadership
Starting Threat: 12
Willpower: 2 Attack: 3 Defense: 2 Hit Points: 5
Dunedain. Noble. Ranger.
Sentinel.
Response: After Aragorn commits to a quest, spend 1 resource from his resource pool to ready him.

"I am Aragorn son of Arathorn; and if by the life or death I can save you I will." - The Fellowship of the Ring.
Set: Core Number: 1
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: John Stanko
***** 12 Comments
Celebrian's Stone Celebrian's Stone
Type: Attachment Sphere: Leadership
Cost: 2
Artifact. Item.
Attach to a hero. Restricted.
Attached hero gains +2 Willpower.
If attached hero is Aragorn, he also gains a Spirit resource icon.

"You needn't." said Bilbo. "As a matter of fact it was all mine. Except that Aragorn insisted on my putting in a green stone. He seemed to think it important. I don't know why." - The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: Core Number: 27
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Sara Biddle
***** 14 Comments
Eowyn Eowyn
Type: Hero Sphere: Spirit
Starting Threat: 9
Willpower: 4 Attack: 1 Defense: 1 Hit Points: 3
Noble. Rohan.
Action: Discard 1 card from your hand to give Eowyn +1 Willpower until the end of the phase. This effect may be triggered by each player once each round.

Slender and tall she was in her white robe girt with silver: but strong she seemed and stern as steel, a daughter of kings. - The Two Towers
Set: Core Number: 7
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Gabrielle Portal
***** 10 Comments
Eleanor Eleanor
Type: Hero Sphere: Spirit
Starting Threat: 7
Willpower: 1 Attack: 1 Defense: 2 Hit Points: 3
Gondor. Noble.
Response: Exhaust Eleanor to cancel the "when revealed" effects of a treachery card just revealed by the encounter deck. Then, discard that card, and replace it with the new card from the encounter deck.

"Gondor wanes, you say. But Gondor stands, and even the end of its strength is still very strong." - Boromir, The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: Core Number: 8
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Magali Villeneuve
****- 20 Comments
Horn of Gondor Horn of Gondor
Type: Attachment Sphere: Tactics
Cost: 1
Item. Artifact.
Attach to a hero. Restricted.
Response: After a character leaves play, add 1 resource to attached hero's pool.

"Slow should you be to wind that horn again, Boromir," said Elrond, "until you stand once more on the borders of your land, and dire need is on you." - The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: Core Number: 42
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Mark Winters
***** 17 Comments
Sneak Attack Sneak Attack
Type: Event Sphere: Leadership
Cost: 1
Action: Put 1 ally card into play from your hand. At the end of the phase, if that ally is still in play, return it to your hand.

There is a seed of courage hidden (often deeply, it is true) in the heart of the fattest and most timid hobbit, waiting for some final and desperate danger to make it grow. - The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: Core Number: 23
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Winona Nelson
***** 19 Comments
Beravor Beravor
Type: Hero Sphere: Lore
Starting Threat: 10
Willpower: 2 Attack: 2 Defense: 2 Hit Points: 4
Dunedain. Ranger.
Action: Exhaust Beravor to choose a player. That player draws 2 cards.

But in the wild lands beyond Bree there were mysterious wanderers. The Bree-folk called them Rangers, and knew nothing of their origin. - The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: Core Number: 12
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Tiziano Baracchi
***** 11 Comments
Protector of Lorien Protector of Lorien
Type: Attachment Sphere: Lore
Cost: 1
Title.
Attach to a hero.
Action: Discard a card from your hand to give attached hero +1 Defense or +1 Willpower until the end of the phase.

"Speak no evil of the Lady Galadriel!" said Aragorn sternly. "There is in her and in this land no evil, unless a man bring it hither himself. Then let him beware." - The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: Core Number: 70
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Magali Villeneuve
***** 9 Comments
Stand and Fight Stand and Fight
Type: Event Sphere: Spirit
Cost: X
Action: Choose an ally with a printed cost of X in any player's discard pile. Put that ally into play under your control. (The chosen ally can belong to any sphere of influence.)

"...we will fight on." - Boromir, The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: Core Number: 51
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Rio Sabda
****- 18 Comments
A Chosen Path: "Don't Leave the Path!" A Chosen Path: "Don't Leave the Path!"
Type: Quest
Encounter Set: Passage Through Mirkwood
Encounter Info: Dol Guldur Orcs, Passage Through Mirkwood, Spiders of Mirkwood
Quest Points: 0
When Revealed: Each player must search the encounter deck and discard pile for 1 Spider card of his choice, and add it to the staging area.
The Players must find and defeat Ungoliant's Spawn to win this game.


The trail winds into one of the darkest, most tangled parts of the forest...
You sense that a foul, dark presence is hunting you, and you move quickly in an attempt to avoid its evil.

The shadows grow darker, and you realize that a foul presence is aiming to draw you from the path. You must defeat it to pass this way.

Set: Core Number: 121
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Ben Zweifel, Yoann Boissonnet
***-- 8 Comments
Quick Strike Quick Strike
Type: Event Sphere: Tactics
Cost: 1
Action: Exhaust a character you control to immediately declare it as an attacker (and resolve its attack) against any eligible enemy target.

"...for he that strikes the first blow, if he strikes it hard enough, may need to strike no more." - Gandalf, The Two Towers
Set: Core Number: 35
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Sara Biddle
***** 19 Comments
Northern Tracker Northern Tracker
Type: Ally Sphere: Spirit
Cost: 4
Willpower: 1 Attack: 2 Defense: 2 Hit Points: 3
Dunedain. Ranger.
Response: After Northern Tracker commits to a quest, place 1 progress token on each location in the staging area.

"What roads would any dare to tread, what safety would there be in quiet lands, or in the homes of simple men at night, if the Dunedain were asleep, or were all gone into the grave?" - Aragorn, The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: Core Number: 45
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Kristina Gehrmann
***** 3 Comments
Will of the West Will of the West
Type: Event Sphere: Spirit
Cost: 1
Action: Choose a player. Shuffle that player's discard pile back into his deck.

"If Gondor has such men still in these days of fading, great must have been its glory in the days of its rising." - Legolas, The Return of the King
Set: Core Number: 49
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Erfian Asafat
****- 21 Comments
Henamarth Riversong Henamarth Riversong
Type: Ally Sphere: Lore
Cost: 1
Willpower: 1 Attack: 1 Defense: 0 Hit Points: 1
Silvan.
Action: Exhaust Henamarth Riversong to look at the top card of the Encounter Deck.

"And I reckon there's Elves and Elves. They're all elvish enough, but they're not all the same." - Sam Gamgee, The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: Core Number: 60
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Jen Zee
***** 8 Comments
Beorn Beorn
Type: Ally Sphere: Tactics
Cost: 6
Willpower: 1 Attack: 3 Defense: 3 Hit Points: 6
Beorning. Warrior.
Action: Beorn gains +5 ATK until the end of the phase. At the end of the phase in which you trigger this effect, shuffle Beorn back into your deck. (Limit once per round.)

"I don't need your service, thank you... but I expect you to need mine." - The Hobbit
Set: Core Number: 31
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Tiziano Baracchi
****- 11 Comments
Feint Feint
Type: Event Sphere: Tactics
Cost: 1
Combat Action: Choose an enemy engaged with a player. That enemy cannot attack this phase.

A few brave men were strung before them to make a feint of resistance, and many there fell before the rest drew back and fled to either side. - The Hobbit
Set: Core Number: 34
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Lius Lasahido
***** 9 Comments
Glorfindel Glorfindel
Type: Hero Sphere: Lore
Starting Threat: 12
Willpower: 3 Attack: 3 Defense: 1 Hit Points: 5
Noble. Noldor. Warrior.
Action: Pay 1 resource from Glorfindel's pool to heal 1 damage on any character. (Limit once per round.)

"You saw him for a moment as he is upon the other side: one of the mighty of the firstborn." - Gandalf, The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: Core Number: 11
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Katherine Dinger
***-- 10 Comments
Faramir Faramir
Type: Ally Sphere: Leadership
Cost: 4
Willpower: 2 Attack: 1 Defense: 2 Hit Points: 3
Gondor. Noble. Ranger.
Action: Exhaust Faramir to choose a player. Each character controlled by that player gets +1 Willpower until the end of the phase.

"He leads now in all perilous ventures. But his life is charmed, or fate spares him for some other end." - Mablung, Ranger of Ithilien, The Two Towers
Set: Core Number: 14
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Jeff Himmelman
***** 7 Comments
Gleowine Gleowine
Type: Ally Sphere: Lore
Cost: 2
Willpower: 1 Attack: 0 Defense: 0 Hit Points: 2
Minstrel. Rohan.
Action: Exhaust Gleowine to choose a player. That player draws 1 card.

Then the Riders of the King's House upon white horses rode round about th e barrow and sang together a song of Theoden Thengel's son that Gleowine his minstrel made... - The Return of the King
Set: Core Number: 62
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Tony Foti
***** 4 Comments
Forest Snare Forest Snare
Type: Attachment Sphere: Lore
Cost: 3
Item. Trap.
Attach to an enemy engaged with a player.
Attached enemy cannot attack.

"We shall have it like a coney in a trap. Then we shall learn what kind of thing it is." - Unidentified Man of Gondor, The Two Towers
Set: Core Number: 69
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Alexandru Sabo
****- 14 Comments
Dunhere Dunhere
Type: Hero Sphere: Spirit
Starting Threat: 8
Willpower: 1 Attack: 2 Defense: 1 Hit Points: 4
Rohan. Warrior.
Dunhere can target enemies in the staging area when he attacks alone. When doing so, he gets +1 ATK.

Captains rode to meet him at the ford, bearing messages from Gandalf. Dunhere, chieftain of the folk of Harrowdale, was at their head. - The Return of the King
Set: Core Number: 9
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Jeff Himmelman
****- 12 Comments
Hasty Stroke Hasty Stroke
Type: Event Sphere: Spirit
Cost: 1
Response: Cancel a shadow effect just triggered during combat.

"The hasty stroke goes oft astray," said Aragorn. "We must press or Enemy, and no longer wait upon him for the move." - The Return of the King
Set: Core Number: 48
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Lius Lasahido
***** 3 Comments
The Galadhrim's Greeting The Galadhrim's Greeting
Type: Event Sphere: Spirit
Cost: 3
Action: Reduce 1 player's threat by 6, or reduce each player's threat by 2.

"Welcome to Caras Galadhan!" he said. "Here is the city of the Galadhrim where dwell the Lord Celeborn and Galadriel the Lady of Lorien" - The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: Core Number: 46
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Magali Villeneuve
***** 5 Comments
Theodred Theodred
Type: Hero Sphere: Leadership
Starting Threat: 8
Willpower: 1 Attack: 2 Defense: 1 Hit Points: 4
Noble. Rohan. Warrior.
Response: After Théodred commits to a quest, choose a hero committed to that quest. Add 1 resource to that hero's resource pool.

"Not all is dark. Take courage, Lord of the Mark..." - Gandalf, The Two Towers
Set: Core Number: 2
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Jeff Himmelman
****- 4 Comments
Brok Ironfist Brok Ironfist
Type: Ally Sphere: Leadership
Cost: 6
Willpower: 2 Attack: 2 Defense: 1 Hit Points: 4
Dwarf. Warrior.
Response: After a Dwarf hero you control leaves play, put Brok Ironfist into play from your hand.

...there is no knowing what a dwarf will not dare and do for revenge or the recovery of his own. - The Hobbit
Set: Core Number: 19
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Even Mehl Amundsen
**--- 22 Comments


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