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The Black Serpent


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Defender of Cair Andros Defender of Cair Andros
Type: Ally Sphere: Tactics
Cost: 4
Willpower: 1 Attack: 1 Defense: 0 Hit Points: 3
Gondor. Warrior.
Defender of Cair Andros gets +X [Defense], where X is the tens digit of your threat. (Limit +4 [Defense].)
Valour Response: After Defender of Cair Andros is declared as a defender, deal 1 damage to the attacking enemy.


Set: The Black Serpent Number: 84
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Kim Sokol
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Fastred Fastred
Type: Hero Sphere: Spirit
Starting Threat: 9
Willpower: 1 Attack: 2 Defense: 3 Hit Points: 3
Rohan. Warrior.
Response: After Fastred defends an enemy attack, return that enemy to the staging area to reduce your threat by 2. (Limit once per phase.)

“King’s man! King’s man!” his heart cried within him. -The Return of the King
Set: The Black Serpent Number: 81
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Lukasz Jaskolski
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Burst into Song Burst into Song
Type: Event Sphere: Leadership
Cost: 2
Action: Ready each hero with a Song attachment.

And then all the host of Rohan burst into song, and they sang as they slew, for the joy of battle was on them, and the sound of their singing that was fair and terrible came even to the City. -The Return of the King
Set: The Black Serpent Number: 83
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Javier Charro Martinez
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Oath of Eorl Oath of Eorl
Type: Event Sphere: Tactics
Cost: 3
Play only if you control a unique character with the Rohan trait and another unique character with the Gondor trait.
Response: At the beginning of the combat phase, you resolve the step in which you attack enemies before resolving enemy attacks this phase. (Each other player resolves the combat phase as normal after you resolve your attacks.)


Set: The Black Serpent Number: 85
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Rafał Hrynkiewicz
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Dunedain Pipe Dunedain Pipe
Type: Attachment Sphere: Lore
Cost: 1
Item. Pipe.
Attach to a Dunedain character. Limit 1 per character.
Action: Exhaust Dunedain Pipe and place a card from your hand on the bottom of your deck to draw a card.

He had a tall tankard in front of him, and was smoking a long-stemmed pipe curiously carved. -The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: The Black Serpent Number: 88
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Dani Hartel
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Old Toby Old Toby
Type: Event Sphere: Lore
Cost: 2
Pipeweed.
Action: Draw 1 card for each Pipe you control. Heal 1 damage from each hero with a Pipe attachment.

How Old Toby came by the plant is not recorded, for to his dying day he would not tell. -The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: The Black Serpent Number: 89
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Jason Jenicke
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The Black Serpent The Black Serpent
Type: Enemy
Encounter Set: The Black Serpent
Threat Threshold: 50
Threat: 0 Attack: 2 Defense: 1 Hit Points: 8
Harad.
Cannot leave the staging area or take damage. X is the stage number of the main quest.
The Black Serpent gets +X [Threat], +X [Attack] and +X [Defense].
Forced: At the end of the encounter phase, either remove X progress from the main quest, or The Black Serpent makes an immediate attack against the first player.


Set: The Black Serpent Number: 94
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Alexandr Elichev
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Rally the West Rally the West
Type: Side Quest Sphere: Spirit
“Foes and fire are before you, and your homes far behind. Yet, though you fight upon an alien field, the glory that you reap there shall be your own forever.” -Theoden, The Return of the King
Limit 1 copy of Rally the West in the victory display.
While this side quest is in the victory display, each hero gets +1 [Willpower].



Set: The Black Serpent Number: 87
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Stanislav Dikolenko
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Southron Refugee Southron Refugee
Type: Ally Sphere: Neutral
Cost: 2
Willpower: 1 Attack: 1 Defense: 0 Hit Points: 2
Harad.
Action: Exhaust Southron Refugee to reduce the cost of the next Harad ally you play this phase by 1.

...to the land of the Haradrim came only a tale from far off... -The Return of the King
Set: The Black Serpent Number: 90
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Nikolas Hagialas
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Fearless Scout Fearless Scout
Type: Attachment Sphere: Spirit
Cost: 1
Skill.
Attach to a hero. Limit 1 per hero.
Attached hero gains the
Scout trait.
Response: After you play Fearless Scout from your hand, draw a card.

...he got right up to the fire-for fire it was-without disturbing anyone. -The Hobbit
Set: The Black Serpent Number: 86
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Andreia Ugrai
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Serpent Guard Serpent Guard
Type: Enemy
Encounter Set: The Black Serpent
Threat Threshold: 28
Threat: 2 Attack: 3 Defense: 1 Hit Points: 4
Harad.
Forced: After The Serpent’s Guard engages you, either remove 2 progress from the main quest, or enemies engaged with you cannot take damage until the end of the round.
Shadow: Either remove 2 progress from main quest, or attacking enemy cannot take damage this round.

Set: The Black Serpent Number: 95
Quantity: 4
Illustrator: Kim Sokol
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Don’t let them escape! Don’t let them escape!
Type: Side Quest
Encounter Set: The Black Serpent
Some of the Serpent’s men are trying to flee on horseback. If you don’t act quickly they could escape and bring news to Cirith Gurat.
Forced: At the end of the round, discard all progress from the main quest.
Forced: After this quest is chosen as the current quest, reveal an encounter card.


Set: The Black Serpent Number: 104
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Rafał Hrynkiewicz
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The Crossroad’s Fort The Crossroad’s Fort
Type: Quest
Encounter Set: The Black Serpent
Encounter Info:
Quest Points: 6
The Black Serpent’s caravan has taken shelter in a dilapidated desert fortress on their way to Mordor. Their wagons are loaded with tribute for the Dark Lord. Your plan is to seize the wagons and use the caravan to infiltrate Cirith Gurat.
Setup: Set each Harad objective aside, out of play. Add The Black Serpent to the staging area. Shuffle the encounter deck. The first player randomly selects 1 set aside Harad objective, reveals it, and adds it to the staging area.

In order for your plan to work, you must capture several important tokens from the Serpent’s Camp.
If a Harad objective is not attached, the first player claims it and attaches it to a hero he controls.
This stage cannot be defeated unless each Harad objective in play is attached to a hero.


Set: The Black Serpent Number: 106
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Jon Bosco
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Song of Hope Song of Hope
Type: Attachment Sphere: Leadership
Cost: 0
Song.
Attach to a hero. Limit 1 per hero.
Action: Spend 1 resource from attached hero’s pool to give attached hero +1 [Willpower] until the end of the phase. (Limit 3 times per phase.)

“I will not say the Day is done, nor bid the Stars farewell.” -Sam Gamgee, The Return of the King
Set: The Black Serpent Number: 82
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Micah Epstein
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The Serpent’s Redoubt The Serpent’s Redoubt
Type: Location
Encounter Set: The Black Serpent
Threat: 4 Quest Points: 4
Desert. Ruins.
While The Serpent’s Redoubt is in the staging area, it gains: “Forced: After a player plays an ally from his hand, either remove 1 progress from the main quest, or exhaust that ally.”
Travel: The first player searches the encounter deck and discard pile for an enemy and puts it into play engaged with him. Shuffle the encounter deck.


Set: The Black Serpent Number: 96
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Dinodrawing
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The Serpent’s Garb The Serpent’s Garb
Type: Objective
Encounter Set: The Black Serpent
Item. Harad.
Guarded (enemy).
Attached encounter card gets +2 [Threat] and is immune to player card effects.
Action: Exhaust The Serpent’s Garb and raise your threat by 1 to give a Harad enemy in the staging area -2 [Threat] until the end of the phase.


Set: The Black Serpent Number: 92
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Christine Mitzuk
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Defeat the Serpent Defeat the Serpent
Type: Quest
Encounter Set: The Black Serpent
Encounter Info:
Quest Points: 6
Your plan is working. You’ve nearly succeeded in capturing the Southron caravan, but The Black Serpent himself holds the last token you need to infiltrate Cirith Gurat. He will not surrender it willingly...
When Revealed: Randomly select 1 set aside Harad objective and attach it to The Black Serpent. Shuffle the encounter discard pile into the encounter deck and reveal 1 encounter card per player.

If a Harad objective is not attached, the first player claims it and attaches it to a hero he controls.
While there are at least 6 progress tokens on this stage, the Black Serpent loses the text: “Cannot leave the staging area or take damage.”
This stage cannot be defeated unless each Harad objective in play is attached to a hero. If the players defeat this stage, they win the game.


Set: The Black Serpent Number: 108
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Joshua Cairós
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Banner of the Serpent Banner of the Serpent
Type: Objective
Encounter Set: The Black Serpent
Item. Harad.
Guarded (enemy or location).
While Banner of the Serpent is attached to an encounter card, each
Harad enemy gets +1 [Attack].
Action: Exhaust Banner of the Serpent and raise your threat by 1 to give each Harad enemy engaged with you -1 [Attack] until the end of the phase.


Set: The Black Serpent Number: 91
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Maggie Ivy
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No Quarter No Quarter
Type: Treachery
Encounter Set: The Black Serpent
When Revealed: Either reveal 2 encounter cards, or detach a Harad objective from a hero, reveal it, and add it to the staging area.
Shadow: If this attack destroys a character, attach a Harad objective you control to a non-unique encounter card in the staging area.

Set: The Black Serpent Number: 102
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Dimitri Bielak
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Broken Courtyard Broken Courtyard
Type: Location
Encounter Set: The Black Serpent
Threat: 1 Quest Points: 3
Desert. Ruins.
Surge.
While Broken Courtyard is in the staging area, the main quest cannot have progress tokens beyond its printed quest points value.

Shadow: Either remove 2 progress from main quest, or return attacking enemy to staging area after this attack.

Set: The Black Serpent Number: 100
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Jokubas Uogintas
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Roofless Tower Roofless Tower
Type: Location
Encounter Set: The Black Serpent
Threat: 2 Quest Points: 4
Desert. Ruins.
While Roofless Tower is in the staging area, it gains: “Forced: When a player plays an event, either remove 1 progress from the main quest, or cancel the effects of that event.”
Travel: Exhaust a hero to travel here.


Set: The Black Serpent Number: 97
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Jokubas Uogintas
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Bold and Grim Bold and Grim
Type: Treachery
Encounter Set: The Black Serpent
Surge. Doomed 1.
When Revealed: Deal 1 damage to each hero with an objective attached.
Shadow: If attacking enemy is non-unique, either attach a Harad objective you control to attacking enemy, or it makes an additional attack after this one.

Set: The Black Serpent Number: 101
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Rafał Hrynkiewicz
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Battle in the Camp Battle in the Camp
Type: Quest
Encounter Set: The Black Serpent
Encounter Info:
Quest Points: 6
Your initial attack was a success, but the enemy has been alerted to your presence and the whole camp is astir. The fighting soon spills into every corner of the crossroads fort.
When Revealed: Shuffle the encounter discard pile into the encounter deck. The first player randomly selects 1 set aside Harad objective, reveals it, and adds it to the staging area.

If a Harad objective is not attached, the first player claims it and attaches it to a hero he controls.
The Black Serpent is considered to be engaged with each player who controls a
Harad objective.
This stage cannot be defeated unless each Harad objective in play is attached to a hero.


Set: The Black Serpent Number: 107
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Alexander Gustafson
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Desert Bastion Desert Bastion
Type: Location
Encounter Set: The Black Serpent
Threat: 1 Quest Points: 5
Desert. Ruins.
Desert Bastion gets +1 [Threat] for each Harad objective attached to a hero.
Shadow: Attacking enemy gets +1 [Attack] for each Harad objective the players control.

Set: The Black Serpent Number: 98
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Jokubas Uogintas
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Chaos in the Night Chaos in the Night
Type: Treachery
Encounter Set: The Black Serpent
When Revealed: The first player must choose: either raise each player’s threat by 3, or progress cannot be placed on quest cards until the end of the round.
Shadow: Attacking enemy gets +1 [Attack]. If this attack destroys a character, remove all progress from the main quest.

Set: The Black Serpent Number: 103
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Lukasz Jaskolski
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Summons from Mordor Summons from Mordor
Type: Objective
Encounter Set: The Black Serpent
Item. Harad.
Guarded (location).
While Summons from Mordor is attached to an encounter card, each player’s threat cannot be reduced.
Action: Exhaust Summons from Mordor and raise your threat by 1 to add 1 resource to attached hero’s pool.


Set: The Black Serpent Number: 93
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Kamila Szutenberg
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Southron Camp Southron Camp
Type: Location
Encounter Set: The Black Serpent
Threat: 3 Quest Points: 3
Desert. Ruins.
While Southron Camp is in the staging area, it gains: “Forced: At the end of the round, remove all progress from each location in play.”
Travel: Raise each player’s threat by 1 to travel here.


Set: The Black Serpent Number: 99
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Davis Engel
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