From the Comprehensive Rules 4.0:
Your fellowship begins with a character bearing The One Ring. This can be any character with the ringed resistance icon, or any version of Frodo. That character gains the keywords Ring-bearer and Ring-bound, if he does not already have them.
Place your Ring-bearer face up on the table. Place The One Ring under your Ring-bearer (so the title is showing) and place on him the burdens that you bid.
You may then play other companions (not allies, possessions, artifacts, or conditions) one at a time from your draw deck, as long as the total twilight cost of these companions is 4 or less. The twilight cost of your Ring-bearer is not included in this total.
Don’t place any tokens into the twilight pool for the cards in your starting fellowship.
One companion you play may effect the play of a later companion you play.
In the Starter Rules, players select their starting fellowships based upon which deck they have.
See also active.
|Piles||Draw Deck||Adventure Deck||Discard Pile||Dead Pile|
|Other||Fellowship||Support Area||Twilight Pool||Adventure Path|
|The Turn Sequence|
|Fellowship Phase||Shadow Phase||Maneuver Phase||Archery Phase||Assignment Phase||Skirmish Phase|