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The Watcher in the Water


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Aragorn Aragorn
Type: Hero Sphere: Lore
Starting Threat: 12
Willpower: 2 Attack: 3 Defense: 2 Hit Points: 5
Dunedain. Ranger.
Sentinel.
Refresh Action: Reduce your threat to your starting threat level. (Limit once per game.)

I am older than I look. I might prove useful." - The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: TWitW Number: 53
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Tony Foti
***** 11 Comments
Arwen Undomiel Arwen Undomiel
Type: Ally Sphere: Spirit
Cost: 2
Willpower: 2 Attack: 0 Defense: 1 Hit Points: 2
Noldor. Noble.
Response: After Arwen Undomiel exhausts, choose a character. That character gains sentinel and +1 [Defense] until the end of the round.

...in whom it was said that the likeness of L'thien had come on earth again... for she was the Evenstar of her people. - The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: TWitW Number: 58
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Magali Villeneuve
***** 15 Comments
Disturbed Waters Disturbed Waters
Type: Treachery
Encounter Set: The Watcher in the Water
Doomed 5.

... there came a soft sound: a swish, followed by a plop, as if a fish had disturbed the still surface of the water. Turning quickly they saw ripples, black-edged with shadow in the waning light: great rings were widening outwards from a point far out in the lake. There was a bubbling noise and then silence. - The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: TWitW Number: 71
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Cristi Balanescu
****- 1 Comments
Doors of Durin Doors of Durin
Type: Location
Encounter Set: The Watcher in the Water
Threat: 2 Quest Points: -
Gate.
Progress tokens that would be placed on Doors of Durin are instead placed on the current quest card.

Action: Each player may discard any number of cards from his hand. Then, discard the top card of the encounter deck. If the first letter of the encounter card's title matches that of one of the discarded player cards, add Doors of Durin to your victory display. (Limit once per round.)

Victory 3.


Set: TWitW Number: 65
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Ben Zweifel
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Elrond's Counsel Elrond's Counsel
Type: Event Sphere: Spirit
Cost: 0
Action: If you control a unique Noldor character, give another character +1 [Willpower] until the end of the phase and lower your threat by 3.

"Believe rather that it is so ordered that we, who sit here, and none others, must now find counsel for the peril of the world." - Elrond, The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: TWitW Number: 59
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Anthony Palumbo
***** 9 Comments
Grasping Tentacle Grasping Tentacle
Type: Enemy
Encounter Set: The Watcher in the Water
Threat Threshold: 12
Threat: 2 Attack: 3 Defense: 0 Hit Points: 3
Tentacle.
Forced: When Grasping Tentacle is attacked, discard the top card of the encounter deck. If that card has a shadow effect or is a Tentacle enemy, attach this card to an attacking character as a Tentacle attachment with the text: "Attached character's [Attack] and [Defense] are reduced to 0."


Set: TWitW Number: 73
Quantity: 4
Illustrator: Mark Tarrisse
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Grave Cairn Grave Cairn
Type: Event Sphere: Leadership
Cost: 1
Response: After a character leaves play, add its [Attack] to another characters [Attack] until the end of the round.

"We have not the time or the tools to bury our comrade fitly, or to raise a mound over him. A cairn we might build." - Legolas, The Two Towers
Set: TWitW Number: 54
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Trudi Castle
***-- 1 Comments
Ill Purpose Ill Purpose
Type: Treachery
Encounter Set: The Watcher in the Water
When Revealed: All enemies in the staging area engage the player with the highest threat. Then, each player raises his threat by the total [Threat] of all cards in the staging area.
Shadow: Attacking enemy gets +1 [Attack]. (+3 [Attack] instead of it is a Tentacle.)

Set: TWitW Number: 70
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Cristi Balanescu
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Legacy of Durin Legacy of Durin
Type: Attachment Sphere: Lore
Cost: 1
Condition.
Attach to a Dwarf hero.
Response: After you play a Dwarf character from your hand, draw 1 card.


Set: TWitW Number: 61
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Ilich Henriquez
****- No Comments have been made.
Makeshift Passage Makeshift Passage
Type: Location
Encounter Set: The Watcher in the Water
Threat: 1 Quest Points: 5
Swamp.
Forced: After you travel to Makeshift Passage, place 2 progress tokens on the current quest card, bypassing any active location.

They reached the strip of dry land between the lake and the cliffs: it was narrow, often hardly a dozen yards across, and encumbered with fallen rock and stones; but they found a way, hugging the cliff, and keeping as far from the dark water as they might. - The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: TWitW Number: 68
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Ben Zweifel
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Perilous Swamp Perilous Swamp
Type: Location
Encounter Set: The Watcher in the Water
Threat: 4 Quest Points: 2
Swamp.
No more than 1 progress token can be placed on Perilous Swamp each round.
Shadow: Remove 1 progress token from the current quest.

Set: TWitW Number: 67
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Trudi Castle
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Resourceful Resourceful
Type: Attachment Sphere: Neutral
Cost: 4
Secrecy 3.
Attach to a hero you control.
Attached hero collects 1 additional resource during the resource phase each round.


Set: TWitW Number: 62
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Magali Villeneuve
***** 2 Comments
Rivendell Bow Rivendell Bow
Type: Attachment Sphere: Tactics
Cost: 1
Item. Weapon.
Attach to a Noldor or Silvan character, or to Aragorn, Limit 1 per character
Attached character gains ranged.
If attached character has a printed ranged keyword, it gets +1 [Attack] during a ranged attack.


Set: TWitW Number: 57
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Sara Biddle
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Short Cut Short Cut
Type: Event Sphere: Lore
Cost: 1
Response: After a location enters play, exhaust a Hobbit character to shuffle that location back into the encounter deck. Then, reveal 1 card from the encounter deck and add it to the staging area.

"I suppose we haven't lost more than two days by my short cut through the Forest!" - Frodo, The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: TWitW Number: 60
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Igor Kieryluk
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Stagnant Creek Stagnant Creek
Type: Location
Encounter Set: The Watcher in the Water
Threat: 3 Quest Points: 3
Swamp.
When Revealed: Discard the top card of the encounter deck. If the discarded card is a Tentacle enemy, add that card to the staging area and raise each player's threat by 5.

When they came to the northernmost corner of the lake they found a narrow creek that barred their way. It was green and stagnant, thrust out like a slimy arm towards the enclosing hills. - The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: TWitW Number: 69
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: David Lecossu
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Stair Falls Stair Falls
Type: Location
Encounter Set: The Watcher in the Water
Threat: 2 Quest Points: 4
Stair.
Travel: The first player must exhaust 2 characters to travel here.
Shadow: Remove 1 progress token from the current quest.

Set: TWitW Number: 66
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Lin Bo
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Striking Tentacle Striking Tentacle
Type: Enemy
Encounter Set: The Watcher in the Water
Threat Threshold: 18
Threat: 2 Attack: 4 Defense: 1 Hit Points: 3
Tentacle.
Forced: When Striking Tentacle attacks, discard the top card of the encounter deck. If that card has a shadow effect or is a Tentacle enemy, this attack is considered undefended.


Set: TWitW Number: 75
Quantity: 4
Illustrator: Cristi Balanescu
----- 2 Comments
Sword that was Broken Sword that was Broken
Type: Attachment Sphere: Leadership
Cost: 3
Artifact.
Attach to a hero.
Attached hero gains a [Leadership] resource icon.
If attached hero is Aragorn, each character you control gets +1 [Willpower].

"For the Sword that was Broken is the Sword of Elendil that broke beneath him when he fell." - Aragorn, The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: TWitW Number: 55
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Sara Biddle
***** No Comments have been made.
The Seething Lake The Seething Lake
Type: Quest
Encounter Set: The Watcher in the Water
Encounter Info: The Watcher in the Water, Misty Mountains
Quest Points: 5
When Revealed: Add The Watcher to the staging area. Doors of Durin becomes the active location, moving any previous active location to the staging area. Shuffle all Tentacle cards in the encounter discard pile back into the encounter deck.

If the players have at least 3 victory points and defeat this stage, they have won the game.

The others swung round and saw the waters of the lake seething, as if a host of snakes were swimming up from the southern end. - The Fellowship of the Ring
The Doors of Durin are blocked by an ancient spell. You must figure out a way into the mines before the Seething bog and its Watcher consumes you all.

Set: TWitW Number: 64
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Adam Schumpert
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The Watcher The Watcher
Type: Enemy
Encounter Set: The Watcher in the Water
Threat Threshold: 48
Threat: 4 Attack: 5 Defense: 7 Hit Points: 9
Creature. Tentacle.
Regenerate 2. While there is another Tentacle enemy in play, The Watcher cannot be optionally engaged.
If The Watcher is in the staging area at the end of the combat phase, each player must deal 3 damage to 1 character he controls.

Victory 3.


Set: TWitW Number: 72
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Matthew Starbuck
***** 5 Comments
Thrashing Tentacle Thrashing Tentacle
Type: Enemy
Encounter Set: The Watcher in the Water
Threat Threshold: 12
Threat: 2 Attack: 3 Defense: 0 Hit Points: 3
Tentacle.
Forced: When Thrashing Tentacle is attacked, discard the top card of the encounter deck. If that card has a shadow effect or is a Tentacle enemy, deal the damage from the attack to 1 character an attacking player controls (ignoring defense).


Set: TWitW Number: 74
Quantity: 4
Illustrator: Cristi Balanescu
----- No Comments have been made.
To the West-door To the West-door
Type: Quest
Encounter Set: The Watcher in the Water
Encounter Info: The Watcher in the Water, Misty Mountains
Quest Points: 13
Setup: Remove The Watcher and Doors of Durin from the encounter deck and set them aside, out of play.
When Revealed: Reveal cards from the top of the encounter deck and add them to the staging area until there is at least X [Threat] in the staging area. X is twice the number of players in the game.

Elrond has asked you to scout the Mines of Moria on your return to Lorien, hoping to discover if it is the source of increased Orc activity along the Misty Mountains.
Set: TWitW Number: 63
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Jason Juta
----- No Comments have been made.
Watcher of the Bruinen Watcher of the Bruinen
Type: Ally Sphere: Tactics
Cost: 2
Willpower: 0 Attack: 1 Defense: 2 Hit Points: 2
Noldor. Warrior.
Sentinel.
Watcher of the Bruinen does not exhaust to defend.
Forced: After Watcher of the Bruinen defends, either discard it from play or discard 1 card from your hand.


Set: TWitW Number: 56
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Kristina Carroll
***-- 2 Comments
Wrapped! Wrapped!
Type: Treachery
Encounter Set: The Watcher in the Water
Tentacle.
When Revealed: The first player attaches Wrapped! to a hero he controls. (Counts as a Tentacle attachment with the text: "Limit 1 per hero. Attached hero cannot exhaust or ready. At the end of the round, discard attached hero from play. Combat Action: Exhaust a hero you control without a Tentacle attachment to discard Wrapped!.")


Set: TWitW Number: 76
Quantity: 4
Illustrator: Cristi Balanescu
***-- 2 Comments


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