Lake-town Spy / Darrylgorn

  • Cycle
    • Darrylgorn Rising
  • Set
    • The Rise of Darrylgorn
  • Player Card Categories
    • Encounter
    • Voltron

He’s just like Aragorn but better.


Not much is known about this mysterious figure. He briefly did a stint of spy work for the Master of Lake-town. His work lead Bard the Bowman to be imprisoned. Why he did this is completely unknown. Years later, he revealed himself to be Darrylgorn, twin brother to Aragorn.

Card Theme

The mechanisms are perfectly modeled after what is known of this character. He is a spy that is very difficult for the heroes to engage. It is only after his spy persona is shed that Darrlygorn can enter play under the players’ control. When he does, he not only gets one of the same abilities as his twin brother but 2 demonstrating his superiority.

Card Synergies and Interactions

Discard Enemy

Getting Darrylgorn to reveal himself requires the players to discard the Lake-town Spy. While this is difficult since discarding is not the same as destroying per the rules, it is not impossible. There are quite a few cards that can discard a non-unique enemy. Each usually some sort of prerequiste. Great Hunt needs 3 heroes with Lore resources or A Good Harvest naming Lore. Fierce Defense a player needs to be in Valour (40+ threat or 80+ in certain Saga quests). Hunting Party needs an unique Scout and a unique Warrior character. Eagle of the North requires 2 prerequisites. First, you need to play Flight of the Eagles. Second, it needs to be revealed from the encounter deck. Delay the Enemy requires players to Battle quest through it.

Aragorn’s Darrylgorn’s Toys

What is better than 2 resource icons? How about 3, 4, or even 5 resource icons! That’s right you can get 5 thanks to Darrylgorn being allowed to even pair up with Fellowship sphere Aragorn heroes. Then load up his toys to get the other regular spheres.

Quest Specific

He is great in all the quests! He can gain whichever abilities players need for a particular quest. Action advantage, threat reduction, defense reduction, location control, Darrylgorn can do it all!

Ring Rating

Card Talk uses the highly scientific yet arbitrary scale of 1 ring for the card to rule them all to 10 to be cast back into the fiery chasm from whence it came.

I have to rate Darrylgorn 0 rings. He’s so good that he broke our ring rating scale and sailed on to Valinor.

  • Matt – 0
  • Dave – Infinity
  • Grant – Proudfeet!
  • Ted – Gandalf

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