Mount Gundabad with Dooming Dale for the Win by The Mormegil – May 16, 2021

Overview

I replayed Mount Gundabad considering I made a notable miscalculation on willpower in my previous game. Last time, I kept revealing each Stage 2 immediately instead of waiting until the quest phase too. I was curious if it would make a difference playing it correctly. I didn’t really notice a difference in waiting to reveal. The main difference in my game this time was a dry spell of cards in the early turns. I had a pretty solid turn one. I got a Redwater Sentry with Hauberk, a Long Lake Trader, and Ioreth out. The problem was I didn’t get much additional willpower going until turn 4. I had The Upper Halls as the active quest from turn 2, but it still took several turns to get it explored because of that slow start.

The game went longer at 15 full rounds and into round 16 vs 11 last game. I felt like I didn’t spend a bunch of time trying to find The Upper Halls and The First Forge. The last part of the game dragged a bit when cycling through the quests again to get The Great Worm so could get Dagnir added to the victory display. Still despite that, the number of turns is less than some of the earlier quests in the cycle I’ve played. The time played was about 4 hours, but I hardly noticed. I think it is because the different quest stages cycling kept things feeling different. This quest still seems to be one of the better ones of the cycle for me.

Dooming Dale for the Win by The Mormegil

Main Deck

Hero (3)
Aragorn (The Watcher in the Water)
Bard son of Brand (The Wilds of Rhovanion)
Brand son of Bain (The Wilds of Rhovanion)

Ally (16)
3x Guardian of Esgaroth (The Withered Heath)
1x Ioreth (A Storm on Cobas Haven)
3x Long Lake Fisherman (The Withered Heath)
3x Long Lake Trader (The Wilds of Rhovanion)
3x North Realm Lookout (The Wilds of Rhovanion)
3x Redwater Sentry (The Wilds of Rhovanion)

Attachment (20)
3x Bow of Yew (The Wilds of Rhovanion)
3x Hauberk of Mail (The Wilds of Rhovanion)
3x King of Dale (The Wilds of Rhovanion)
2x Mariner’s Compass (The Grey Havens)
3x Spare Hood and Cloak (Over Hill and Under Hill)
3x Steward of Gondor (Core Set)
3x Valiant Determination (The Ghost of Framsburg)

Event (14)
3x A Test of Will (Core Set)
3x Daeron’s Runes (Foundations of Stone)
3x Deep Knowledge (The Voice of Isengard)
3x Legacy of Númenor (The Voice of Isengard)
2x The Seeing-stone (The Voice of Isengard)

3 Heroes, 50 Cards
Cards up to The Ghost of Framsburg

Sideboard

Ally (11)
1x Arwen Undómiel (The Watcher in the Water)
2x Ioreth (A Storm on Cobas Haven)
3x Knight of Dale (The Dungeons of Cirith Gurat)
1x Quickbeam (The Treason of Saruman)
1x Wiglaf (Roam Across Rhovanion)
3x Wild Stallion (Roam Across Rhovanion)

Attachment (12)
3x Map of Rhovanion (The Wilds of Rhovanion)
1x Mariner’s Compass (The Grey Havens)
3x Raiment of War (The Thing in the Depths)
3x Squire’s Helm (The Withered Heath)
2x Wingfoot (The Nîn-in-Eilph)

Event (15)
3x Desperate Alliance (On the Doorstep)
3x Drinking Song (Mount Gundabad)
1x The Seeing-stone (The Voice of Isengard)
3x Traffic from Dale (The Wilds of Rhovanion)
3x We Are Not Idle (Shadow and Flame)
2x Will of the West (Core Set)

Decklist built and published on RingsDB.

I sideboarded in Squire’s Helm x2 and took out Mariner’s Compass x2 to counter Dragon’s Breath especially for Ioreth with her 1 HP

Starting Hand

  • Hauberk of Mail
  • Long Lake Trader
  • Steward of Gondor
  • King of Dale
  • Legacy of Numenor
  • Redwater Sentry

Setup

  • Dagnir in the staging area
  • No locations added
  • Threat – 31
  • Wormsbane attached to Aragorn

Turn 1

1.3 Draw

  • Spare Hood and Cloak

2.2 Planning

  • Legacy of Numenor
  • Threat – 35
  • Steward of Gondor on Bard
  • Bow of Yew drawn.
  • Use Steward for resources
  • King of Dale on Bard
  • Redwater Sentry using King of Dale
  • Hauberk of Mail on Sentry
  • Squire’s Helm drawn.
  • Long Lake Trader
  • Bow of Yew on Brand
  • The Seeing Stone drawn.
  • Find and play Deep Knowledge with The Seeing Stone.
  • Threat – 38
  • Ioreth and Spare Hood and Cloak drawn.
  • Ioreth
  • Squire’s Helm and Spare Hood and Cloak on Ioreth
  • The Side Door added to the Victory Display
  • Imminent Pursuit put on top of the quest deck and The Lower Deeps on the bottom.

3.1 Quest Phase

3.2 Committed Characters

  • Bard
  • Brand
  • 2 damage to Brand
  • Total Quest Power = 4

3.3 Staging

  • Forked Passage
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 4

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +2 quest progress

4.2 Travel

  • Forked Passage
  • Threat – 40
  • Lightless Grotto on bottom of Caves deck
  • Crumbling Cavern is the active location
  • 3 damage to Aragorn, 2 to Bard, and 1 to Long Lake Trader
  • Forked Passage added to the victory display

6 Combat Phase

  • Bypass Imminent Pursuit

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 41

Turn 2

1.3 Draw

  • Steward of Gondor #2

2.2 Planning

  • Spare Hood and Cloak on Long Lake Trader
  • Test of Will drawn
  • Ioreth heals 2 damage on Bard.

3.1 Quest Phase

  • The Upper Levels revealed.

3.2 Committed Characters

  • Aragorn
  • Bard
  • Brand
  • Threat – 42
  • Total Quest Power = 8

3.3 Staging

  • Narrow Stair
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 4

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +4 Crumbling Cavern progress (4 / 6)

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 43

Turn 3

1.3 Draw

  • Steward of Gondor #3

2.2 Planning

  • Ioreth heals 2 damage on Brand.

3.1 Quest Phase

3.2 Committed Characters

  • Aragorn
  • Bard
  • Brand
  • Long Lake Trader
  • Threat – 44
  • Total Quest Power = 10

3.3 Staging

  • Throat of the Mountain
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 8

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +2 Crumbling Cavern (6 / 6) and add to the Victory Display.

4.2 Travel

  • Narrow Stair discarded
  • Lost Armory is the active location
  • Find and add Squire’s Helm to hand.

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 45

Turn 4

1.3 Draw

  • North Realm Lookout

2.2 Planning

  • North Realm Lookout
  • Squire’s Helm on Lookout
  • Test of Will #2 drawn
  • Ioreth heals 3 damage on Aragorn

3.1 Quest Phase

3.2 Committed Characters

  • Aragorn
  • Bard
  • Brand
  • North Realm Lookout
  • Threat – 46
  • Total Quest Power = 11

3.3 Staging

  • Hobgoblin guarding Valiant Determination
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 9

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +2 Lost Amory Progress (2 / 2) and added to the victory display

4.2 Travel

  • none

5.3 Engagement

  • Hobgoblin

6 Combat Phase

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Hobgoblin

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Redwater Sentry
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – defender cannot be readied by player card effects (Narrow Stair)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • Long Lake Trader and Spare Hood and Cloak exhaust to ready Brand

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Hobgoblin

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Brand and exhaust Bow of Yew to deal 1 damage
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 0
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 0
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • none

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 47
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • Aragorn exhausts and threat is 31.

Turn 5

1.3 Draw

  • Valiant Determination

2.2 Planning

  • Valiant Determination on Long Lake Trader
  • The Seeing Stone
  • Find and play Deep Knowledge with The Seeing Stone
  • Threat – 34
  • Redwater Sentry and Hauberk drawn.
  • Play both using King of Dale discount
  • Long Lake Trader #2 drawn.

3.1 Quest Phase

3.2 Committed Characters

  • Bard
  • Brand
  • North Realm Lookout
  • Long Lake Trader
  • Total Quest Power = 11

3.3 Staging

  • Dark Places
  • Forked Passage
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 8

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +3 The Upper Levels progress (3 / 3) and add it to the victory display
  • The First Forge added to the Caves Deck

4.2 Travel

  • The Throat of the Mountain

4.2 Action(s)

  • Long Lake Trader moves Spare Hood and Cloak to North Realm Lookout
  • Exhaust Spare Hood and Cloak and North Realm Lookout to ready Brand.

6 Combat Phase

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Hobgoblin

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Redwater Sentry #1
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – none (Dark Tunnel)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • Ioreth and Spare Hood and Cloak exhaust to ready Aragorn

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Hobgoblin

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Brand and deal 1 damage to Hobgoblin with Bow of Yew
    • Aragorn
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 7
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 4
  • Target destroyed
  • Valiant Determination added to hand,

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 35

Turn 6

1.3 Draw

  • Long Lake Trader #3

2.2 Planning

  • Long Laker Trader #2 with King of Dale Discount
  • Valiant Determination on Long Lake Trader #2
  • Daeron’s Runes drawn and played discarding Steward of Gondor.
  • Guardian of Esgaroth drawn and played.
  • Exhaust Long Lake Trader #1 to move Valiant Determination on it to Guardian of Esgaroth

3.1 Quest Phase

  • Dagnir’s Wrath revealed 3.1 Action(s)
  • none

3.2 Committed Characters

  • Bard
  • North Realm Lookout
  • Long Lake Trader #2
  • Guardian of Esgaroth
  • Total Quest Power = 10

6.4b Enemy – Dagnir

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Redwater Sentry #2
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – +1 attack and discard a random card if defender destroyed (Descreated Ruins)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • Long Lake Trader #2 moves Squire’s Helm from North Realm Lookout to Redwater Sentry #2
    • Willpower is 8
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 4
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

3.3 Staging

  • Hobgoblin guarding Spare Hood and Cloak
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 6

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +2 Throat of the Mountain progress (2 / 4)

5.2 Optional Engagement

  • Hobgoblin

6 Combat Phase

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Hobgoblin

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Redwater Sentry #1
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – +1 attack (Dark Places)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Hobgoblin

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Aragorn
    • Guardian of Esgaroth
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 6
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 5
  • Target Destroyed
  • Spare Hood and Cloak added to hand.
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • Ioreth heals 3 damage on Redwater Sentry #2
    • Spare Hood and Cloak and Brand exhaust to ready Rewater Sentry #1
  • Bypass Dagnir’s Wrath

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 36

Turn 7

1.3 Draw

  • Deep Knowledge

2.2 Planning

  • Spare Hood and Cloak #3 on North Realm Lookout
  • North Realm Lookout 2 drawn and played.
  • Long Lake Trader 3 with King of Dale discount
  • Long Lake Trader 1 moves Spare Hood and Cloak from Aragorn to Lookout 2

3.1 Quest Phase

  • Foreboding Darkness revealed

3.2 Committed Characters

  • Bard
  • North Realm Lookout x2
  • Guardian of Esgaroth
  • Long Lake Trader #2
  • Total Quest Power = 13

3.3 Staging

  • Mines of Gundabad
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 8

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +2 Throat of the Mountain (4 / 4) and add it to the victory display
  • +3 quest progress (3 / 4)
  • Find and make The Lower Deeps the active quest

4.2 Travel

  • Mines of Gundabad discarded
  • Underground Lake is the active location

5.2 Optional Engagement

  • Dagnir

5.2 Action(s)

  • Long Lake Trader 1 moves Squire’s Helm from Redwater Sentry #2 to Guardian of Esgaroth
  • Long Lake Trader 3 moves Hauberk of Mail on Redwater Sentry 1 to Guardian of Esgaroth

6 Combat Phase

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Dagnir

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Guardian of Esgaroth
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – +1 attack (Suffocating Shadows)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 3
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • Ioreth heals 3 damage on Guardian
    • Redwater Sentry 1 readies Guardian with Spare Hood and Cloak

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Dagnir

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Guardian of Esgaroth
    • Aragorn
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 9
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 2 (max for 2 quests in victory display
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • none

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 37

Turn 8

1.3 Draw

  • Long Lake Fisherman

2.2 Planning

  • Long Lake Fisherman naming 2 to find and add North Realm Lookout 3 to hand

3.1 Quest Phase

3.2 Committed Characters

  • Bard
  • Brand
  • North Realm Lookouts x2
  • Long Lake Trader 2
  • Long Lake Fisherman
  • Guardian of Esgaroth
  • Total Quest Power = 20

3.3 Staging

  • Dragon Breath
  • Stone-Troll
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 5

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +13 Underground Lake progress (13 / 13 for my 13 characters) and add it to the victory display
  • +2 The Lower Deeps progress (2 / 3)

4.2 Travel

  • none

5.3 Engagement

  • Stone-Troll

5.3 Action(s)

  • Ioreth heals 1 damage on Long Lake Trader 1

6 Combat Phase

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Dagnir

  • All my characters take 1 damage and Dragon Breath discarded.
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Guardian of Esgaroth
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – +2 attack (Dagnir’s Slave)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 3
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.4b Enemy – Stone Troll

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Redwater Sentry #2
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – none (Deep Dweller)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 2
  • Sentry destroyed and Hauberk returned to hand.
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • North Realm Lookout 1 exhausts and readies Guardian with Spare Hood and Cloak
    • North Realm Lookout 2 exhausts and readies Brand with Spare Hood and Cloak

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Stone-Troll

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Aragorn
    • Brand and deals 1 damage with Bow of Yew
    • Guardian of Esgaroth
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 12
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 9
  • Stone Troll destroyed
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • Long Lake Traders 1 and 2 move Spare Hood and Cloaks to each North Realm Lookout.
    • Long Laker Trader 3 moves Bow of Yew from Brand to Guardian of Esgaroth

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 38

Turn 9

1.3 Draw

  • Test of Will 3

2.2 Planning

  • North Realm Lookout 3
  • Hauberk of Mail on Redwater Sentry
  • Bow of Yew drawn and played on North Realm Lookout 3
  • King of Dale 2 drawn

3.1 Quest Phase

3.2 Committed Characters

  • North Realm Lookouts x3
  • Guardian of Esgaroth
  • Long Lake Trader 2
  • Total Quest Power = 17

3.3 Staging

  • Dark Tunnel
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 5

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +12 The Lower Deeps progress (14 / 3)
  • The First Forge is the active location
  • Aragorn exhausted
  • Dagnir returned to the staging area

4.2 Travel

  • none

5.2 Optional Engagement

  • Dagnir

6 Combat Phase

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Dagnir

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Guardian of Esgaroth
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – +1 attack
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • Ioreth heals 3 damage on Guardian
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 1
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • North Realm Lookout 1 readies Guardian with Spare Hood and Cloak
    • North Realm Lookout readies Ioreh with Spare Hood and Cloak
    • Ioreth heals a damage on Long Lake Trader 2
    • Long Lake Traders 1 and 2 move Spare Hood and Cloaks back to North Realm Lookouts 1 and 2

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Dagnir

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Guardian of Esgaroth
    • Brand
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 9
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 3 (max, 5 / 20)
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • none

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 39
  • 7.4 Action(s)
    • none

Turn 10

1.3 Draw

  • Long Lake Fisherman

2.2 Planning

  • Long Lake Fisherman 2 naming 2 to find and add Guardian of Esgaroth 2 to hand
  • Guardian of Esgaroth 2
  • Long Lake Trader 1 moves Valiant Determination on Long Lake Trader 2 to Guardian of Esgaroth 2

3.1 Quest Phase

  • Frenzied Warrens revealed

3.2 Committed Characters

  • North Realm Lookouts x3
  • Guardians of Esgaroth x 2
  • Total Quest Power = 18
  • Discard Dragon Breath, Mines of Gundabad, Eyes in the Dark, Guardian of Gundabad and Afraid of the Dark
  • Guardian of Gundabad added to the staging area.

3.3 Staging

  • Dagnir’s Hoard
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 15

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +1 The First Forge progress (1 / 1) and add it to victory display
  • +2 Frenzied Warrens progress (2 / 5)
  • Wormsbane flipped and attached to Brand.

4.2 Travel

  • Dagnir’s Hoard

5.3 Engagement

  • Guardian of Gundabad

6 Combat Phase

6.2 Action(s)

  • a

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Guardian of Gundabad

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Redwater Sentry
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – whiff because not undefended (Eyes in the Dark)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.4b Enemy – Dagnir

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Guardian of Esgaroth 1
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – assign 4 damage among characters (Mines of Gundabad)
    • 2 damage to Aragorn
    • 2 to Long Lake Fisherman 2
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • Ioreth heals 3 damage on Aragorn

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Dagnir

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Brand
    • Long Lake Fisherman
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 8
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 3 (12 / 20)
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.8b Target – Guardian of Gundabad

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Guardian of Esgaroth 2
    • Bard
    • North Realm Lookouts 1 and 3 dealing 1 damage with Bow of Yew
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 7
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 4
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • Long Lake Trader 2 moves Bow of Yew from North Realm Lookout 3 to Guardian of Esgaroth 2
    • Long Lake Trader 3 moves Spare Hood and Cloak from Guardian of Esgaroth 1 to North Realm Lookout 3
  • Target Destroyed
  • Bypass Frenzied Warrens
  • Dagnir returns to the staging area.

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 40

Turn 11

1.3 Draw

  • King of Dale 3

2.2 Planning

  • none

3.1 Quest Phase

  • The Great Worm revealed

3.2 Committed Characters

  • Guardians of Esgaroth x2
  • North Realm Lookouts x3
  • Total Quest Power = 17

3.3 Staging

  • Stone-troll
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 12

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +5 Dagnir’s Hoard progress (5 / 7)

4.2 Travel

  • none

5.3 Engagement

  • Dagnir
  • Stone-troll

6 Combat Phase

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Dagnir

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Guardian of Esgaroth 1
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • North Realm Lookout 1 readies Guardian of Esgaroth with Spare Hood and Cloak
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – +2 attack (Dagnir’s Slave)
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 2
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • Ioreth heals 3 damage on Guardian of Esgaroth 1

6.4b Enemy – Stone-troll

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Redwater Sentry
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – +2 defense (Guardian of Gundabad)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 2
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Dagnir

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Brand
    • Long Lake Fisherman
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 8
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 3 (9 / 20)
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • North Realm Lookout 2 readies Guardian of Esgaroth 1 with Spare Hood and Cloak

6.8b Target – Stone-troll

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Aragorn
    • Bard
    • Guardian of Esgaroth 2 and deal 1 damage with Bow of Yew
    • Guardian of Esgaroth 1 and deal 1 damage with Bow of Yew
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 14
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 9
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • Long Lake Traders 1 and 2 move Spare Hood and Cloaks back to North Realm Lookout 1 and 2.
  • Target destroyed
  • Bypass The Great Worm
  • Dagnir returns to the staging area

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 41

Turn 12

1.3 Draw

  • Long Lake Fisherman

2.2 Planning

  • Long Lake Fisherman naming 2 and fail to find a 2 cost card

3.1 Quest Phase

  • Dagnir’s Wrath revealed

3.2 Committed Characters

  • Bard
  • Long Lake Fishermen x2
  • Guardians of Esgaroth x2
  • North Realm Lookouts x3
  • Total Quest Power = 25

6.4b Enemy – Dagnir

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Guardian of Esgaroth 1
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • North Realm Lookout 1 readies Guardian of Esgaroth with Spare Hood and Cloak
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – none (Dragon Scales)
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

3.3 Staging

  • Suffocating Shadows canceled with Test of Will
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 9

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +2 Dagnir’s Hoard progress (7 / 7) and add it to the victory display
  • +12 quest progress (12 / 7) and add it to the victory display
  • Dagnir takes 5 damage (4 / 20)

4.2 Travel

  • none

5.2 Optional Engagement

  • Dagnir

6 Combat Phase

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Dagnir

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Guardian of Esgaroth 1
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • North Realm Lookout 2 readies Guardian of Esgaroth with Spare Hood and Cloak
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – whiff not undefended (Eyes in the Dark)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • Ioreth heals 1 damage on Long Lake Trader 2

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Dagnir

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Brand
    • Aragorn
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 10
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 4 (max, 0 / 20)
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • Long Lake Traders 1 and 2 move Spare Hoods and Cloaks from Guardian of Esgaroth 1 to North Realm Lookouts 1 and 2.

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 42

Turn 13

1.3 Draw

  • Hauberk of Mail

2.2 Planning

  • Hauberk of Mail on Guardian of Esgaroth 2

3.1 Quest Phase

  • Foreboding Darkness revealed

3.2 Committed Characters

  • Guardian of Esgaroth 2
  • North Realm Lookout 1
  • Total Quest Power = 7

3.3 Staging

  • Wilderland’s Bane

6.4b Enemy – Dagnir

  • 6.4b Action(s)

    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Guardian of Esgaroth 1

  • 6.4.1 Action(s)

    • North Realm Lookout 1 readies Guardian of Esgaroth with Spare Hood and Cloak
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – none (Deep Dweller)

  • 6.4.2 Action(s)

    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0

  • 6.4.3 Action(s)

    • none
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 5

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +2 quest progress (2 / 4)

4.2 Travel

  • none

6 Combat Phase

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Dagnir

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Guardian of Esgaroth 1
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • North Realm Lookout 2 readies Guardian of Esgaroth with Spare Hood and Cloak
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – none (Dark Tunnel)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • Ioreth heals 1 damage on Long Lake Trader 3
    • Long Lake Traders return Spare Hood and Cloaks to North Realm Lookouts
  • Bypass Foreboding Darkness
  • Dagnir returns to the staging area

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 43

Turn 14

1.3 Draw

  • Bow of Yew

2.2 Planning

  • Bow of Yew on Long Lake Fisherman 1
  • Legacy of Numenor drawn

3.1 Quest Phase

  • Imminent Pursuit revealed

3.2 Committed Characters

  • Guardians of Esgaroth x2
  • North Realm Lookout
  • Long Lake Fisherman
  • Total Quest Power = 13

3.3 Staging

  • Dagnir’s Slave
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 12

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +1 quest progress (1 / 6)

4.2 Travel

  • none

5.3 Engagement

  • Dagnir’s Slave

6 Combat Phase

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Dagnir’s Slave

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Redwater Sentry
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – +1 attack
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • Ioreth heals 1 damage on North Realm Lookout 1
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Dagnir’s Slave

  • 6.8b Attackers

    • Brand
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)

    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 8

  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 6

  • Target destroyed

  • Bypass Imminent Pursuit

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 44

Turn 15

1.3 Draw

  • Rewater Sentry 2

2.2 Planning

  • Rewater Sentry 2

3.1 Quest Phase

  • Frenzied Warrens

3.2 Committed Characters

  • Long Lake Fisherman 1

  • Guardians of Esgaroth x2

  • North Realm Lookouts x3

  • Total Quest Power = 20

  • Discard Dark Tunnel, Araid of the Dark, Guardian of Gundabad (shuffle encounter discard to make new encounter deck, Wilderland’s Bane, and Dark Tunnel

  • Guardian of Gundabad added to the staging area

3.3 Staging

  • Afraid of the Dark whiffs because none of my heroes are questing
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 13

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • +7 Frenzied Warrens progress (7 / 5) and add it to the victory display
  • Threat – 39
  • Dagnir now stays in the staging area and considered to be engaged

4.2 Travel

  • none

5.3 Engagement

  • Guardian of Gundabad

6 Combat Phase

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Dagnir

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Guardian of Esgaroth 1
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • North Realm Lookout 2 readies Guardian of Esgaroth with Spare Hood and Cloak
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – +1 attack (Dark Places)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 1
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.4b Enemy – Guardian of Gundabad

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Redwater Sentry 1
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – none (Deep Dweller)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 0
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • Ioreth heals a damage on North Realm Lookout 2

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Guardian of Gundabad

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Brand
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 9
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 6
  • Target destroyed
  • 6.8.3 Action(s)
    • Long Lake Traders move Spare Hood and Cloak back to North Realm Lookout

7 Refresh

  • 7.3 Threat – 40

Turn 16

1.3 Draw

  • Daeron’s Runes

1.3 Action(s)

  • Daeron’s Runes
  • Valiant Determination and Daeron’s Runes drawn.
  • Discard King of Dale 3
  • Daeron’s Runes
  • Guardian of Esgaroth drawn
  • Discard Legacy of Numenor

2.2 Planning

  • Guardian of Esgaroth 3
  • Valiant Determination on Guardian of Esgaroth 3
  • Can’t draw because Deck is empty

3.1 Quest Phase

  • The Great Worm revealed

3.2 Committed Characters

  • Guardians of Esgaroth x3
  • North Realm Lookouts x3
  • Total Quest Power = 23

3.3 Staging

  • Mines of Gundabad
  • Total Staging Area Threat = 14

3.4 Quest Resolution

  • Questing successful

4.2 Travel

  • none

6 Combat Phase

6.3 Enemy Attacks

6.4b Enemy – Dagnir

  • 6.4b Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.1 Defender – Guardian of Esgaroth 1
  • 6.4.1 Action(s)
    • North Realm Lookout 2 readies Guardian of Esgaroth with Spare Hood and Cloak
  • 6.4.2 Shadow – +1 attack (Descreated Ruins)
  • 6.4.2 Action(s)
    • none
  • 6.4.3 Determine combat damage – 1
  • 6.4.3 Action(s)
    • none

6.7 Player Attacks

6.8b Target – Dagnir

  • 6.8b Attackers
    • Brand
  • 6.8.1 Action(s)
    • Ioreth heals a damage on Brand
  • 6.8.2 Total Attack – 9
  • 6.8.3 Damage Dealt – 4 (0 / 20)
  • Discard Wormsbane to add Dagnir to the victory display and win!

Score 180 = 15 rounds x 10 + 40 threat + 1 hero damage – 11 victory points

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