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The Mountain of Fire


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Aragorn Aragorn
Type: Hero Sphere: Fellowship
Starting Threat: 0
Willpower: 2 Attack: 3 Defense: 2 Hit Points: 5
Dunedain. Gondor. Noble. Warrior.
Sentinel. The first player gains control of Aragorn.
Action: Spend 1 resource from Aragorn’s pool to ready Aragorn. (Limit once per phase.)
If Aragorn leaves play, the players lose the game.

“As I have begun, so I will go on.” -The Return of the King
Set: The Mountain of Fire Number: 2
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: David Auden Nash
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“Wicked Master!” “Wicked Master!”
Type: Treachery
Encounter Set: Mount Doom
Gollum.
When Revealed: Gollum makes an immediate attack against the first player. If Gollum is not in play, search the encounter deck and discard pile for Gollum and put him into play engaged with the first player.
Shadow: If attacking enemy is Gollum, he makes an additional attack after this one.

Set: The Mountain of Fire Number: 54
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Jennifer Hrabota Lesser
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Beleaguered Hills Beleaguered Hills
Type: Location
Encounter Set: The Black Gate Opens
Threat: 2 Quest Points: 3
Hills.
While Beleaguered Hills is the active location, reduce the total [Threat] in the staging area by X, where X is the total [Threat] of each engaged enemy.
Forced: After Beleaguered Hills becomes the active location, each player engages a non-unique enemy in the staging area.

The onslaught of Mordor broke like a wave on the beleaguered hills... -The Return of the King
Set: The Mountain of Fire Number: 26
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Carlos Palma Cruchaga
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Big Uruk Big Uruk
Type: Enemy
Encounter Set: Mount Doom
Threat Threshold: 44
Threat: 2 Attack: 4 Defense: 3 Hit Points: 5
Orc. Uruk.
Forced: After Big Uruk engages you, either raise your threat by 4, or Big Uruk makes an immediate attack against you.
Shadow: Attacking enemy gets +1 [Attack] for each ally you control.

Set: The Mountain of Fire Number: 52
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Audrey Hotte
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Bloodied Courtyard Bloodied Courtyard
Type: Location
Encounter Set: The Tower of Cirith Ungol
Threat: 3 Quest Points: 4
Cirith Ungol.
While Bloodied Courtyard is the active location, it gains: “Forced: After an enemy enters the staging area, deal 1 damage to it.”
Travel: Raise each player’s threat by 1 to travel here.

At once he saw that up here the fighting had been fiercest. All the court was choked with dead orcs of their severed and scattered heads and limbs. The place stank of death. -The Return of the King
Set: The Mountain of Fire Number: 17
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Dinodrawing
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Brake of Thorns Brake of Thorns
Type: Location
Encounter Set: Mount Doom
Threat: 2 Quest Points: 3
Mordor.
While Brake of Thorns is in the staging area, add (S) to each Fortitude test.
Forced: After Brake of Thorns becomes the active location, each player assigns X damage among characters he controls, where X is the tens digit of his threat dial.

They had a struggle to get out of the thicket. The thorns and briars were as tough as wire and as clinging and claws. -The Return of the King
Set: The Mountain of Fire Number: 47
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Leanna Crossan
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Captains of the West Captains of the West
Type: Event Sphere: Leadership
Cost: 3
Quest Action: Until the end of the phase, each Noble hero gets +1 [Willpower] and does not exhaust to commit to the quest.

“...there are names among us that are worth more than a thousand mail-clad knights apiece.” -Gandalf, The Return of the King
Set: The Mountain of Fire Number: 9
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Igor Artyomenko
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Deep Shadows Deep Shadows
Type: Treachery
Encounter Set: Deep Shadows
Doomed 2.
When Revealed: Each player must choose: either discard your hand (with at least 3 cards in it), or he reveals an encounter card.
Shadow: Attacking enemy makes an additional attack after this one.

Set: The Mountain of Fire Number: 62
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Igor Artyomenko
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Drawn to the Ring Drawn to the Ring
Type: Treachery
Encounter Set: Deep Shadows
When Revealed: The first player must choose: Either exhaust The One Ring and reveal an encounter card, or discard cards from the top of the encounter deck until an enemy is discarded and put it into play engaged with him.
Shadow: Discard a non-objective attachment you control.

Set: The Mountain of Fire Number: 61
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Alexander Kozachenko
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Easterling Bowman Easterling Bowman
Type: Enemy
Encounter Set: The Black Gate Opens
Threat Threshold: 54
Threat: 2 Attack: 3 Defense: 1 Hit Points: 4
Easterling.
Peril. Archery 1.
When Revealed: Deal 1 damage to a questing character you control.
Shadow: After this attack, attacking enemy engages the next player then makes an attack.

Set: The Mountain of Fire Number: 34
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Nikolas Hagialas
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Echoing Passage Echoing Passage
Type: Location
Encounter Set: The Tower of Cirith Ungol
Threat: 1 Quest Points: 5
Cirith Ungol.
Echoing Passage gets +1 [Threat] for each enemy in the staging area.
While Echoing Passage is the active location, each enemy gets +2 [Defense].


Many doors and openings could be seen on this side and that; but it was empty save for two or three more bodies sprawling on the floor. -The Return of the King
Set: The Mountain of Fire Number: 16
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Leanna Crossan
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Elfhelm Elfhelm
Type: Ally Sphere: Tactics
Cost: 4
Willpower: 1 Attack: 2 Defense: 2 Hit Points: 3
Rohan. Warrior.
Action: Spend 1 resource from a Rohan hero’s pool to put Elfhelm into play from your hand under your control. At the end of the phase, discard Elfhelm if he is still in play.

“...my lord sends word that we must set ourselves in readiness: orders may come for a sudden move.” -The Return of the King
Set: The Mountain of Fire Number: 6
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Javier Charro Martinez
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Elladan Elladan
Type: Ally Sphere: Lore
Cost: 3
Willpower: 2 Attack: 1 Defense: 1 Hit Points: 3
Noldor. Ranger.
While Elrohir is in play, Elladan gets +2 [Attack].
Response: After you optionally engage an Orc enemy, ready Elladan.

...they rode often far afield with the Rangers of the North, forgetting never their mother’s torment in the dens of the Orcs. -The Return of the King
Set: The Mountain of Fire Number: 7
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Jason Jenicke
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Elrohir Elrohir
Type: Ally Sphere: Spirit
Cost: 3
Willpower: 2 Attack: 1 Defense: 1 Hit Points: 3
Noldor. Ranger.
While Elladan is in play, Elrohir gets +2 [Defense].
Response: After you optionally engage an Orc enemy, ready Elrohir.

“From the North we came with this purpose, and from Elrond our father we brought this very counsel.” -The Return of the King
Set: The Mountain of Fire Number: 8
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Jason Jenicke
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Embassy from The Dark Tower Embassy from The Dark Tower
Type: Quest
Encounter Set: The Black Gate Opens
Encounter Info:
Quest Points: 0
Setup: Add The Black Gate and The Mouth of Sauron to the staging area. Set Gwaihir aside, out of play. Shuffle the encounter deck.

Dire. When Revealed: In player order, each player places the top card of his deck faceup in front of him until there are a total of 4 faceup player cards between the players. Place the top 4 cards of the encounter deck faceup. Starting with the highest cost player card, pair each player card with the highest threat encounter card remaining until there are 4 pairs. For each pair, the first player must choose: either discard both cards in that pair, or reveal the encounter card to play the player card at no cost.


Aragorn has led the Men of the West to the very Gate of Mordor in a perilous gamble to keep the Eye of Sauron focused on him. After challenging the Dark Lord to come forth and face judgement, the Black Gate opens and an embassy from Barad-dur rides out led by The Mouth of Sauron.
Set: The Mountain of Fire Number: 72
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Rafał Hrynkiewicz
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Eomer Eomer
Type: Hero Sphere: Leadership
Starting Threat: 10
Willpower: 1 Attack: 3 Defense: 2 Hit Points: 4
Rohan. Noble. Warrior.
Response: After Eomer commits to the quest, spend 1 resource from his resource pool to declare him as an attacker (and resolve his attack) against an enemy in the staging area.

...he was young, and he was king: the lord of a fell people. -The Return of the King
Set: The Mountain of Fire Number: 3
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Ryan Valle
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Epic Multiplayer Mode Epic Multiplayer Mode
Type: Text
Encounter Set: Epic Multiplayer Mode
Setup: Create two separate staging areas: one for The Black Gate Opens and one for Mount Doom. Divide the players into 2 teams, one for each scenario. No more than 4 players can be assigned to each scenario and the number of players assigned to Mount Doom cannot be more than the number assigned to The Black Gate Opens. Shuffle 1 copy of In Darkness Bind Them into each encounter deck. Place The Eye of Sauron in the Mount Doom staging area with its corresponding side faceup. Flip this card over and set it next to the Mount Doom quest deck.


Set: The Mountain of Fire Number: 80
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Stanislav Dikolenko
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Epic Multiplayer Mode Epic Multiplayer Mode
Type: Text
Encounter Set: Epic Multiplayer Mode
Ignore the Forced effect on the Mount Doom campaign card if it is in play.
Forced: At the end of the round, the first player chooses a scenario (The Black Gate Opens or Mount Doom). Each player at the chosen scenario draws 1 card. Each player at the other scenario reduces his threat by 3. Then, the player who controls the Gwaihir objective-ally may give control of it to another player (at either scenario).
At the end of the round, if the last player at either scenario is eliminated, both teams lose the game. If the Mount Doom scenario is defeated, both teams win the game.

“His Eye is now straining towards us, blind almost to all else that is moving. So we must keep it. Therein lies all our hope.” -Gandalf, The Return of the King
Set: The Mountain of Fire Number: 80
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Stanislav Dikolenko
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Escape from Cirith Ungol Escape from Cirith Ungol
Type: Quest
Encounter Set: The Tower of Cirith Ungol
Encounter Info:
Quest Points: 12
When Revealed: Add Last of the Company to the victory display. Attach The One Ring to the Ring-bearer and exhaust the Ring-bearer. The first player moves The Two Watchers from the victory display to the staging area (location side faceup). Each other player reveals an encounter card.

The players cannot travel to The Two Watchers unless there is at least 12 progress on this stage.
While The Two Watchers is in the staging area (enemy side faceup), it gets +3 [Threat] and +3 [Defense] and is considered to be engaged with each player.
This stage cannot be defeated while The Two Watchers is in play. If this stage is defeated, the players win the game.

“It’s the gate. There’s some devilry there. But I got through, and I’m going to get out. It can’t be more dangerous than before. Now for it!” -Sam Gamgee, The Return of the King
Set: The Mountain of Fire Number: 68
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Ryan Valle
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Evil Vigilance Evil Vigilance
Type: Treachery
Encounter Set: Deep Shadows
When Revealed: Each player must choose: Either discard a questing character you control, or raise your threat by 1 for each questing character you control.
Shadow: Attacking enemy gets +1 [Attack]. If this attack destroys a character, reveal the top card of the encounter deck.

Set: The Mountain of Fire Number: 63
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Martin de Diego Sádaba
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Fighting in the Tower Fighting in the Tower
Type: Quest
Encounter Set: The Tower of Cirith Ungol
Encounter Info:
Quest Points: 18
When Revealed: Shuffle the encounter discard pile into the encounter deck and discard cards until X enemies are discarded, where X is the number of players in the game. Add each enemy discarded by this effect to the staging area.

Forced: At the beginning of the quest phase, discard cards from the top of the encounter deck until an enemy is discarded. If there is a copy of that enemy in the staging area, discard that copy as well. If there is not, add the discarded enemy to the staging area.
This stage cannot be defeated unless Topmost Chamber is in the victory display. When the Ring-bearer is free of encounters, the first player gains control of it.

There could not be much doubt: there was fighting in the tower, the orcs must be at war among themselves, Shagrat and Gorbag had come to blows. -The Return of the King
Set: The Mountain of Fire Number: 67
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Stanislav Dikolenko
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Foul Fumes Foul Fumes
Type: Treachery
Encounter Set: Mount Doom
When Revealed: Each player makes a Fortitude test. If you fail this test, deal 1 damage to each character you control. Until the end of the round, treat the text box of each damaged character as if it were blank (except for Traits).
Shadow: If you failed a Fortitude test this round, this attack is considered undefended.

Set: The Mountain of Fire Number: 56
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Borja Pindado
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Friend of Friends Friend of Friends
Type: Attachment Sphere: Neutral
Cost: 1
Condition.
Attach to a Hobbit hero. Limit 2 copies of Friend of Friends in play.
While another hero has Friend of Friends attached, attached hero gets +1 [Willpower], +1 [Attack], +1 [Defense] and +1 hit point.


“Come, Mr. Frodo!” he cried. “I can’t carry it for you, but I can carry it and you as well.” -Sam Gamgee, The Return of the King
Set: The Mountain of Fire Number: 12
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Aleksander Karcz
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Frodo Baggins Frodo Baggins
Type: Hero Sphere: Fellowship
Starting Threat: 0
Willpower: 2 Attack: 1 Defense: 2 Hit Points: 2
Hobbit. Ring-bearer.
Planning Action: Exhaust The One Ring to add 1 resource to a hero’s pool.

“I must carry the burden to the end.” -The Return of the King
Set: The Mountain of Fire Number: 1
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Aleksander Karcz
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Gollum Gollum
Type: Enemy
Encounter Set: Mount Doom
Threat Threshold: 99
Threat: 2 Attack: 2 Defense: 2 Hit Points: 5
Gollum.
Surge. Immune to non-[Fellowship] player card effects.
Gollum engages the first player.
*Forced: When Gollum is discarded during a Fortitude test, put him into play engaged with the first player. Then, choose an encounter card discarded for this test and ignore its (S) icons.


Set: The Mountain of Fire Number: 49
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Martin de Diego Sádaba
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Gorbag Gorbag
Type: Enemy
Encounter Set: The Tower of Cirith Ungol
Threat Threshold: 36
Threat: 3 Attack: 4 Defense: 3 Hit Points: 5
Orc. Uruk.
Cannot have attachments.
Forced: After Gorbag engages you, it makes an immediate attack against you.
Shadow: Attacking enemy makes an additional attack against you after this one.

Set: The Mountain of Fire Number: 21
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Sebastian Rodriguez
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Gorgoroth Hill-troll Gorgoroth Hill-troll
Type: Enemy
Encounter Set: The Black Gate Opens
Threat Threshold: 56
Threat: 3 Attack: 7 Defense: 3 Hit Points: 8
Troll.
Cannot have attachments.
Forced: After Gorgoroth Hill-troll attacks and destroys a character, the defending player discards a random card from his hand and raises his threat by that card’s printed cost.

...these fell creatures would bite the throats of those that they threw down. -The Return of the King
Set: The Mountain of Fire Number: 33
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Dmitry Prosvirnin
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Guthwinë Guthwinë
Type: Attachment Sphere: Leadership
Cost: 2
Item. Weapon.
Attach to a Rohan hero. Restricted.
Response: After attached hero is declared as an attacker, exhaust Guthwinë to give that hero +2 [Attack] for this attack. If this attack destroys an enemy, return a Rohan ally from your discard pile to your hand.

“Guthwine!” cried Eomer. “Guthwine for the Mark!” -The Two Towers
Set: The Mountain of Fire Number: 11
Quantity: 3
Illustrator: Kamila Szutenberg
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Gwaihir Gwaihir
Type: Objective Ally
Encounter Set: The Black Gate Opens
Creature. Eagle.
Ranged. Sentinel.
When Revealed: The first player must choose: either take control of Gwaihir, or spend 1 [Fellowship] resource and discard Gwaihir to discard a non-unique enemy in the staging area.
Shadow: This attack deals no damage.

Set: The Mountain of Fire Number: 41
Quantity: 1
Illustrator: Dmitry Prosvirnin
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Heavy and Tired Heavy and Tired
Type: Treachery
Encounter Set: Mount Doom
When Revealed: Attach to the hero with the most attachments and exhaust that hero. (Counts as a Condition attachment with the text: “Limit 1 per hero. Attached hero cannot commit to Fortitude tests. Forced: After you fail a Fortitude test, exhaust attached hero and discard each non-objective attachment on it.”)

“This extra weight is killing me. It must go.” -Frodo, The Return of the King
Set: The Mountain of Fire Number: 57
Quantity: 2
Illustrator: Borja Pindado
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