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The Black Riders


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Squint-eyed Southerner Squint-eyed Southerner
Type: Enemy
Encounter Set: A Knife in the Dark
Threat Threshold: 33
Threat: 2 Attack: 2 Defense: 2 Hit Points: 3
Spy.
When Revealed: You must either shuffle an out of play Ringwraith into the encounter deck or reveal an additional encounter card.
Presently he slipped out of the door, followed by the squint-eyed southerner: the two had been whispering together a good deal during the evening.
–The Fellowship of the Ring

Set: TBR Number: 53
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Dimitri Bielak
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Stock Road Stock Road
Type: Location
Encounter Set: A Shadow of the Past
Threat: 3 Quest Points: 3
Road.
While Stock Road is in the staging area, add 2 to the total [Threat] of the discarded cards when a player resolves a Hide test.
Travel: The first player must make a Hide 1 test to travel here.


Set: TBR Number: 37
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Alyn Spiller
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Stock-brook Stock-brook
Type: Location
Encounter Set: A Shadow of the Past
Threat: 1 Quest Points: 5
Forest. Stream.
When Revealed: Immediately travel to Stock-brook. If another location is currently active, return it to the staging area.

Victory 1.

"Why, this is the Stock-brook!" said Pippin. "If we are going to try and get back on to our course, we must cross at once and bear right." –The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: TBR Number: 33
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Michael Rasmussen
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Stricken Dumb Stricken Dumb
Type: Treachery
Encounter Set: Flight to the Ford
Peril.
When Revealed: You must either shuffle the top card of the burden deck into the encounter deck and reveal an additional encounter card, or raise each player's threat by 3 and immediately end the quest phase (do not resolve the quest).

Then the leader, who was now half across the Ford, stood up menacing in his stirrups, and raised up his hand.
–The Fellowship of the Ring

Set: TBR Number: 64
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Rafał Hrynkiewicz
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Take No Notice Take No Notice
Type: Event Sphere: Lore
Cost: 3
Lower the cost to play Take No Notice by 1 for each Hobbit or Ranger hero you control.
Action: Add 5 to each enemy's engagement cost until the end of the round.

…they made no noise that even hobbits would hear. Even the wild things in the fields and woods hardly noticed their passing. –The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: TBR Number: 11
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Adam Lane
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The Enemy is Upon Us! The Enemy is Upon Us!
Type: Treachery
Encounter Set: Flight to the Ford
When Revealed: Each engaged enemy makes an immediate attack. If no attack is made this way, The Enemy is Upon Us! gains surge.
Shadow: If this attack destroys a character, remove all progress from the current quest.

Set: TBR Number: 65
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Magali Villeneuve
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The Last Bridge The Last Bridge
Type: Location
Encounter Set: Flight to the Ford
Threat: X Quest Points: 4
Bridge. River.
Immune to player card effects.
X is the number of players in the game.
Travel: The first player must reveal the top card of the burden deck and resolve that card as if it were just revealed from the encounter deck to travel here.

Victory 3.


Set: TBR Number: 58
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Michael Rasmussen
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The Marish The Marish
Type: Location
Encounter Set: A Shadow of the Past
Threat: 3 Quest Points: 4
Marshland.
Forced: After a player fails a Hide test, shuffle a Nazgûl enemy from the discard pile into the encounter deck, if able.
Shadow: Attacking enemy gets +1 [Attack](+2 [Attack] instead if the defending player failed a Hide test this round).

Set: TBR Number: 38
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Sabin Boykinov
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The Nine are Abroad The Nine are Abroad
Type: Treachery
Encounter Set: Flight to the Ford
When Revealed: Treat the text box of each character in play as blank (except for Traits) until the end of the round. If there is a Nazgûl enemy in the staging area, The Nine are Abroad gains surge.
Shadow: Return attacking enemy to the staging area after this attack.

Set: TBR Number: 67
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: David Auden Nash
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The Old Road The Old Road
Type: Location
Encounter Set: Flight to the Ford
Threat: 3 Quest Points: 4
Road.
Action: Place the top card of the burden deck on top of the encounter deck to place 4 progress on The Old Road. (Use this action only if you are playing campaign mode.)

"The Road is watched, but we should have to cross it, if we tried to take cover in the thickets away to the south."
–Aragorn, The Fellowship of the Ring

Set: TBR Number: 62
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Michael Rasmussen
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The One Ring The One Ring
Type: Objective
Encounter Set: None
Artifact. Item. Ring.
Setup: The first player claims The One Ring and attaches it to the Ring-bearer.
Attached hero does not count against the hero limit. The first player gains control of attached hero.
If The One Ring leaves play, the players lose the game.


Set: TBR Number: 85
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Mike Nash
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The Prancing Pony The Prancing Pony
Type: Location
Encounter Set: A Knife in the Dark
Threat: 2 Quest Points: 4
Bree.
Response: After the players travel here, the first player puts 1 ally into play from his hand.
Forced: After The Prancing Pony leaves play, discard cards from the top of the encounter deck until X enemies have been discarded. X is the number of players in the game. Put each enemy discarded by this effect into play engaged with the first player.

Victory 1.


Set: TBR Number: 45
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Darek Zabrocki
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The Ring Draws Them The Ring Draws Them
Type: Treachery
Encounter Set: A Shadow of the Past
Burden.
Surge.
When Revealed: At the end of the phase, each enemy in the staging area engages the first player. If The One Ring is exhausted, this effect cannot be canceled.

"Also," he added, and his voice sank to a whisper, "the Ring draws them." –The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: TBR Number: 79
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Mike Nash
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The Ringwraiths Attack The Ringwraiths Attack
Type: Quest
Encounter Set: A Knife in the Dark
Encounter Info:
Quest Points: -
When Revealed: Add Weathertop and The Witch-king to the staging area. Search the encounter deck and discard pile and add each Nazgûl enemy found to the staging area. Shuffle the encounter deck.

If there are no Nazgûl enemies in play, the players win the game.

Strider has led Frodo and his companions to Weathertop where he hopes to meet Gandalf. Instead, they find the Black Riders waiting for them. As the sun goes down, the Nazgûl close in on their prey.

There were five tall figures: two standing on the lip of the dell, three advancing. In their white faces burned keen and merciless eyes; under their mantles were long grey robes; upon their grey hairs were helms of silver; in their haggard hands were swords of steel. Their eyes fell on him and pierced him, as they rushed towards him. Desperate, he drew his own sword...
–The Fellowship of the Ring

Set: TBR Number: 27
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: David Auden Nash
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The Troll's Camp The Troll's Camp
Type: Location
Encounter Set: Flight to the Ford
Threat: 1 Quest Points: 2
Forest.
While The Troll’s Camp is the active location, each hero gets +1 [Willpower], +1 [Attack] and +1 [Defense].

"We are forgetting our family history! These must be the very three that were caught by Gandalf, quarrelling over the right way to cook thirteen dwarves and one hobbit."
–Frodo, The Fellowship of the Ring

Set: TBR Number: 60
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Brent Hollowell
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The Witch-king The Witch-king
Type: Enemy
Encounter Set: The Nazgûl
Threat Threshold: 45
Threat: 5 Attack: 6 Defense: 5 Hit Points: 9
Nazgûl.
Immune to player card effects.
The Witch-king gets -30 engagement cost while The One Ring is exhausted.
Characters with 1 [Willpower] or less cannot defend attacks made by The Witch-king.


Set: TBR Number: 68
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Jim Pavelee
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Three is Company Three is Company
Type: Quest
Encounter Set: A Shadow of the Past
Encounter Info:
Quest Points: 1
Setup: Set Bucklebury Ferry aside, out of play. Add 1 Black Rider to the staging area and make Bag End the active location. Shuffle the encounter deck.
When a player fails a Hide test, each Nazgul enemy in the staging area engages that player. (Trigger Forced effects after resolving this effect.)
The players cannot advance unless Bag End is in the victory display.

The ring Frodo Baggins inherited from his uncle Bilbo is indeed The One Ring. After conferring with the wizard Gandalf, Frodo decides to leave the Shire and take the Ring to Rivendell.
Frodo's friends insist on joining him in his adventure, but danger finds them sooner than anticipated when Black Riders appear in the Shire...

Set: TBR Number: 22
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Cristi Balanescu
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Tireless Ranger Tireless Ranger
Type: Attachment Sphere: Neutral
Cost: 0
Boon. Title.
Permanent.
Setup: Attach to a hero.
Attached hero gets +1 [Defense] and gains the Ranger trait.

“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 Dúnedain were asleep, or were all gone into the grave?” –Aragorn, The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: TBR Number: 18
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Cristi Balanescu
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Trouble in Bree Trouble in Bree
Type: Quest
Encounter Set: A Knife in the Dark
Encounter Info:
Quest Points: 8
Setup: Set all copies of Ringwraith, The Witch-king, Midgewater, and Weathertop aside, out of play. Add The Prancing Pony and Bill Ferny to the staging area.
Shuffle the encounter deck.

The players cannot advance while The Prancing Pony is in play.

Frodo and his companions arrive at Bree to find the shadow of the Black Riders already on the crossroads town. Unsure of who to trust, they decide to lodge at The Prancing Pony. There they meet a friend of Gandalf named Strider who offers to lead them to Rivendell, but their movements are also tracked by less savory folk.

In dark and loneliness they are strongest; they will not openly attack a house where there are lights and many people - not until they are desperate, not while all the long leagues of Eriador still lie before us. But their power is in terror, and already some in Bree are in their clutch. They will drive these wretches to some evil work: Ferny, and some of the strangers, and, maybe, the gatekeeper too.
–Strider, The Fellowship of the Ring

Set: TBR Number: 25
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Darek Zabrocki
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Unwanted Attention Unwanted Attention
Type: Treachery
Encounter Set: A Knife in the Dark
Peril.
When Revealed: You must either remove 2 heroes you control from the quest or shuffle an out of play Ringwraith into the encounter deck.

Shadow: Return attacking enemy to the staging area after this attack.

Set: TBR Number: 54
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Jake Murray
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Valiant Warrior Valiant Warrior
Type: Attachment Sphere: Neutral
Cost: 0
Boon. Title.
Permanent.
Setup: Attach to a hero.
Attached hero gets +1 [Attack] and gains the Warrior trait.

"Three of the servants of Sauron were upon the Bridge, but they withdrew and I pursued them westward."
–Glorfindel, The Fellowship of the Ring

Set: TBR Number: 20
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Magali Villeneuve
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Weather Hills Weather Hills
Type: Location
Encounter Set: A Knife in the Dark
Threat: 3 Quest Points: 2
Forest. Hills.
Response: After the players travel here, place 1 non-unique enemy in play facedown under this location. While an enemy is under this location, it is out of play.
Forced: After this location leaves play, return each enemy under it to the staging area face-up.


Set: TBR Number: 49
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Alyn Spiller
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Weathertop Weathertop
Type: Location
Encounter Set: A Knife in the Dark
Threat: 4 Quest Points: 4
Hills. Ruins.
Immune to player card effects.
While Weathertop is in the victory display, each enemy in play gets –1 [Threat].
Travel: The first player must exhaust The One Ring to travel here.

Victory 4.

“It was burned and broken, and nothing remains of it now but a tumbled ring...”
–Strider, The Fellowship of the Ring

Set: TBR Number: 46
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Julian Kok
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Weight of the Ring Weight of the Ring
Type: Treachery
Encounter Set: Flight to the Ford
Burden.
Surge.
When Revealed: Attach to the Ring-bearer. (Counts as a Condition attachment with the text: "Forced: At the beginning of each quest phase, either exhaust The One Ring or reveal an additional encounter card this phase.")

Once more the desire to slip on the Ring came over Frodo... –The Fellowship of the Ring
Set: TBR Number: 80
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Mike Nash
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Woody End Woody End
Type: Location
Encounter Set: A Shadow of the Past
Threat: 1 Quest Points: 1
Forest.
While Woody End is the active location, reduce each Hide X value by 1.

Victory 1.

At the south end of the greensward there was an opening. There the green floor ran on into the wood, and formed a wide space like a hall, roofed by the boughs of trees.
–The Fellowship of the Ring

Set: TBR Number: 32
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Julian Kok
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