Unbound

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Unbound is an Unloaded Keyword. It's unusual because it isn't printed on any cards: instead, all Companions that are not Ring-bound are unbound.

The Ring-bearer is always Ring-bound, even if it doesn't say so on their card. (This is only relevant with the alternate Ring-bearers, first introduced in Reflections.)

Only companions are unbound. Allies and minions can never be Ring-bound or unbound.

Unbound companions are not listed below due to the size of the list. If your companion is not Frodo, Sam, or your Ring-bearer, and it does not explicitly list the Ring-bound keyword, it is unbound.


List of Cards that Interact with Unbound Companions[edit]

Portrait Card Name Culture Card Type Game Text
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Gimli, Lockbearer (4R48)LOTR-EN04S048.0 card.jpg Culture Dwarven.svg Dwarven Companion • Dwarf Damage +1.

Gimli is strength +1 for each unbound Hobbit companion you can spot.

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Gimli, Unbidden Guest (4C49)LOTR-EN04S049.0 card.jpg Culture Dwarven.svg Dwarven Companion • Dwarf Damage +1.

Skirmish: Exert Gimli to make an unbound companion strength +1 (or +2 if that companion is Legolas).

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Stout and Strong (4U57)LOTR-EN04S057.0 card.jpg Culture Dwarven.svg Dwarven Condition Each time a Dwarf wins a skirmish, you may place a Culture Dwarven.svg token on this card.

Skirmish: Make an unbound companion strength +1 for each Culture Dwarven.svg token here (limit +3). Discard this condition.

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Gimli, Skilled Defender (5R7)LOTR-EN05S007.0 card.jpg Culture Dwarven.svg Dwarven Companion • Dwarf Damage +1.

Each time Gimli wins a skirmish, you may wound a minion assigned to skirmish an unbound companion.

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Counts But One (8U4)LOTR-EN08S004.0 card.jpg Culture Dwarven.svg Dwarven Event • Skirmish If Gimli is not assigned to a skirmish, add a threat to have him replace an unbound companion in a skirmish.
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Arrow and Blade (4U59)LOTR-EN04S059.0 card.jpg Culture Elven.svg Elven Event Skirmish: Exert X Elf companions to make a minion skirmishing an unbound companion strength -X.
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Legolas, Dauntless Hunter (4R73)LOTR-EN04S073.0 card.jpg Culture Elven.svg Elven Companion • Elf Archer.

The twilight cost of each Shadow event and Shadow condition is +1 for each unbound Hobbit you can spot.

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Legolas, Elven Comrade (4C74)LOTR-EN04S074.0 card.jpg Culture Elven.svg Elven Companion • Elf Archer.

Skirmish: Exert Legolas to make a minion skirmishing an unbound companion strength -1 (or -2 if that companion is Gimli).

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A Grey Ship (8U9)LOTR-EN08S009.0 card.jpg Culture Elven.svg Elven Event • Archery Spot an Elf companion and make the fellowship archery total –X (to a minimum of 0) to heal X unbound companions. You may not use archery special abilities.
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Aegnor, Elven Escort (10U4)LOTR-EN10S004.0 card.jpg Culture Elven.svg Elven Companion • Elf Skirmish: Exert Aegnor to make a minion skirmishing an unbound Culture Elven.svg companion strength –1 for each archer you spot.
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Lament for the Fallen (V1_8)LOTR-ENV1S008.0 card.jpg Culture Elven.svg Elven Condition To play, exert an Elf and spot a unique companion in the dead pile. Bearer must be an unbound companion.

Bearer cannot be exerted, wounded, or assigned to a skirmish.

At the start of the regroup phase, discard a condition on bearer (and heal bearer if Gandalf is in the dead pile).

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Have Patience (4C93)LOTR-EN04S093.0 card.jpg Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Event Fellowship: Spot Gandalf to heal an unbound companion twice.
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Treebeard, Earthborn (4R103)LOTR-EN04S103.0 card.jpg Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Ally • Home 2 • Ent Unhasty.

Response: If an unbound Hobbit is about to be discarded, stack him here instead.

Fellowship: Exert Treebeard and add Twilight 1.svg to play an unbound Hobbit stacked here.

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Treebeard, Oldest Living Thing (4C104)LOTR-EN04S104.0 card.jpg Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Ally • Home 2 • Ent Unhasty.

Fellowship: Exert Treebeard and discard an unbound companion from hand to heal an unbound companion.

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Birchseed, Tall Statesman (5U15)LOTR-EN05S015.0 card.jpg Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Companion • Ent Unhasty.

Assignment: Exert an unbound Hobbit or discard 2 cards from hand to allow Birchseed to skirmish.

Fellowship: Exert Birchseed to heal an unbound Hobbit.

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Down From the Hills (5R16)LOTR-EN05S016.0 card.jpg Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Event Spell.

Maneuver: Exert Gandalf 3 times to make an unbound companion with the Gandalf signet strength +5, defender +1, damage +2, and unable to take wounds until the regroup phase.

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Forest Guardian (5C17)LOTR-EN05S017.0 card.jpg Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Companion • Ent Unhasty.

Assignment: Exert an unbound Hobbit or discard 2 cards from hand to allow this companion to skirmish.

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Lindenroot, Elder Shepherd (5R19)LOTR-EN05S019.0 card.jpg Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Companion • Ent Unhasty.

Assignment: Exert an unbound Hobbit or discard 2 cards from hand to allow Lindenroot to skirmish.

Skirmish: Exert Lindenroot to wound an Culture Isengard.svg minion he is skirmishing.

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Boomed and Trumpeted (6U24)LOTR-EN06S024.0 card.jpg Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Event Skirmish: Make an Ent strength +X and damage +X, where X is the number of unbound Hobbits you can spot.
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Ent Horde (6R28)LOTR-EN06S028.0 card.jpg Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Companion • Ent To play, spot 2 Ent companions. Ent Horde’s twilight cost is –2 for each Ent or unbound Hobbit you can spot. While you can spot more minions than companions, Ent Horde is defender +1.
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Ent Moot (6C29)LOTR-EN06S029.0 card.jpg Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Condition To play, exert an unbound Hobbit. Bearer must be an Ent. Limit 1 per bearer.
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Host of Fangorn (6U32)LOTR-EN06S032.0 card.jpg Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Companion • Ent To play, spot 2 Ent companions. Host of Fangorn’s twilight cost is –2 for each Ent or unbound Hobbit you can spot.
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Quickbeam, Bregalad (6C33)LOTR-EN06S033.0 card.jpg Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Companion • Ent Quickbeam’s twilight cost is –1 for each Ent or unbound Hobbit you can spot.
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Skinbark, Fladrif (6R35)LOTR-EN06S035.0 card.jpg Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Companion • Ent Skinbark’s twilight cost is –1 for each Ent or unbound Hobbit you can spot. Response: If an unbound Hobbit is about to take a wound, exert Skinbark to prevent that wound.
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Treebeard, Guardian of the Forest (6C37)LOTR-EN06S037.0 card.jpg Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Companion • Ent Unhasty. Assignment: Exert an unbound Hobbit to allow Treebeard to skirmish. Skirmish: Exert Treebeard to make an Ent damage +1.
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Skinbark, Fladrif (AI) (6R124)LOTR-EN06S124.0 card.jpg Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Companion • Ent Skinbark’s twilight cost is –1 for each Ent or unbound Hobbit you can spot. Response: If an unbound Hobbit is about to take a wound, exert Skinbark to prevent that wound.
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Gandalf, Manager of Wizards (7R37)LOTR-EN07S037.0 card.jpg Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Companion • Wizard Skirmish: Place 3 cards from hand on top of your draw deck to make a minion skirmishing an unbound companion strength –3. Any Shadow player may place 3 cards from his or her hand on top of his or her draw deck to prevent this.
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Have Patience (7C40)LOTR-EN07S040.0 card.jpg Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Event • Fellowship Spot Gandalf to heal an unbound companion twice.
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Light the Beacons (7R43)LOTR-EN07S043.0 card.jpg Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Event • Maneuver Exert Gandalf three times (or twice if you have initiative) to make all unbound companions of one culture (except Culture Gandalf.svg) strength +3 until the regroup phase.
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Peace of Mind (7C46)LOTR-EN07S046.0 card.jpg Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Event • Regroup Spot Gandalf to heal an unbound Hobbit 3 times.
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Let Us Not Tarry (8U16)LOTR-EN08S016.0 card.jpg Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Event • Skirmish Exert Gandalf to make a minion skirmishing an unbound companion strength –1 for each Gandalf signet you spot.
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Mighty Steed (8U17)LOTR-EN08S017.0 card.jpg Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Event • Skirmish If Gandalf is not assigned to a skirmish, spot Shadowfax or exert Gandalf to have him replace an unbound companion in a skirmish.
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Not the First Halfling (8U18)LOTR-EN08S018.0 card.jpg Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Condition • Support Area Fellowship: Exert Gandalf and either an Culture Elven.svg companion or a Culture Shire.svg companion to add a Culture Gandalf.svg token here.

Skirmish: Remove a Culture Gandalf.svg token here to make a minion skirmishing an unbound companion strength –2.

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Gandalf, The White Rider (12R27)LOTR-EN12S027.0 card.jpg Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Companion • Wizard Skirmish: If Gandalf is not assigned to a skirmish, exert him and another unbound companion skirmishing a minion to make Gandalf strength +3 and have him replace that companion in that skirmish.
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One Last Surprise (15R33)LOTR-EN15S033.0 card.jpg Culture Gandalf.svg Gandalf Event • Skirmish Spell. Spot Gandalf and an unbound companion skirmishing a minion to use Gandalf’s resistance to resolve that skirmish instead of that companion’s strength.
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Sméagol, Bearer of Great Secrets (9R+30)LOTR-EN09S030.0 card.jpg Culture Gollum.svg Gollum Companion Ring-bound. To play, add a burden.

Each time the fellowship moves, place an unbound companion in the dead pile.

Regroup: If Sméagol is the Ring-bearer, add 2 burdens to discard each minion.

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Help in Doubt and Need (4R124)LOTR-EN04S124.0 card.jpg Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Condition Skirmish: Exert an unbound Culture Gondor.svg Man to make a Culture Rohan.svg companion strength +2, or exert a Culture Rohan.svg companion to make an unbound Culture Gondor.svg Man strength +2.
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Aragorn, Wingfoot (4P364)LOTR-EN04S364.0 card.jpg Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Companion • Man Ranger.

Each time the fellowship moves, you may wound a minion for each unbound Hobbit you spot.

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Faramir, Wizard's Pupil (7R91)LOTR-EN07S091.0 card.jpg Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Companion • Man Ranger.

Fellowship: Play a Culture Rohan.svg Man to heal Faramir.

Skirmish: Exert Faramir to make an unbound Hobbit strength +2.

Skirmish: Exert Gandalf to prevent all wounds to Faramir.

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At His Command (8C31)LOTR-EN08S031.0 card.jpg Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Event • Skirmish Exert Aragorn to make an unbound companion with the Aragorn signet strength +1 for each threat you can spot.
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Sapling of the White Tree (9R35)LOTR-EN09S035.0 card.jpg Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Artifact • Support Area To play, spot an unbound Culture Gondor.svg Man.

Response: If a Culture Gondor.svg Man is about to take a wound, discard this Culture Gondor.svg artifact to prevent that.

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Blade of Gondor, Sword of Boromir (12R42)LOTR-EN12S042.0 card.jpg Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Possession • Hand Weapon Bearer must be Boromir.

He is damage +1.

Skirmish: If Boromir is not assigned to a skirmish, discard a Culture Gondor.svg card borne by him to have him replace an unbound Hobbit skirmishing a minion.

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Confronting the Eye (12C45)LOTR-EN12S045.0 card.jpg Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Condition • Support Area Fellowship: Spot a Culture Gondor.svg Man and add Twilight 2.svg to make each unbound companion strength +1 until the regroup phase (limit +1).
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Guardian (12U50)LOTR-EN12S050.0 card.jpg Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Condition • Support Area Toil 2. (For each Culture Gondor.svg character you exert when playing this, its twilight cost is –2.)

Skirmish: If a Culture Gondor.svg companion is not assigned to a skirmish, discard this condition to have him or her replace an unbound companion skirmishing a minion.

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Aragorn, Isildur's Heir (13R59)LOTR-EN13S059.0 card.jpg Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Companion • Man Aragorn is strength +1 for each Culture Gondor.svg card that has a culture token on it.

At the start of each assignment phase, you may exert Aragorn to make an unbound companion that has resistance 7 or more defender +1 until the regroup phase.

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Elendil, High-King of Gondor (13R65)LOTR-EN13S065.0 card.jpg Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Companion • Man Knight. To play, spot 2 Culture Gondor.svg knights or exert 2 Culture Gondor.svg Men.

Each of your Culture Gondor.svg companions is resistance +1.

Maneuver: Remove a Culture Gondor.svg token to make an unbound companion resistance +1 until the regroup phase.

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Ranger of the White Tree (17S33)LOTR-EN17S033.0 card.jpg Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Companion • Man Ranger. Hunter 1.

When this is in your starting fellowship and you can spot an unbound Culture Gondor.svg companion with cost 3 or more, his twilight cost is -2.

Maneuver: Exert this companion and spot a roaming minion to make him defender +1 until the start of the regroup phase.

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Boromir, Destined Guide (19P13)LOTR-EN19S013.0 card.jpg Culture Gondor.svg Gondor Companion • Man Fellowship. Ranger.

While you can spot two unbound Hobbits, Boromir’s twilight cost is –1.

Each time Boromir wins a skirmish, you may exert an unbound Hobbit to discard each minion he is skirmishing from play.

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Éowyn, Lady of Rohan (4C270)LOTR-EN04S270.0 card.jpg Culture Rohan.svg Rohan Companion • Man Valiant.

Response: If an unbound companion is about to take a wound, exert Éowyn and add Twilight 1.svg to prevent that wound.

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An Honorable Charge (4U282)LOTR-EN04S282.0 card.jpg Culture Rohan.svg Rohan Event Skirmish: Make an unbound companion strength +1 for each Culture Rohan.svg Man you spot (limit +3).
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Rider of Rohan (4C286)LOTR-EN04S286.0 card.jpg Culture Rohan.svg Rohan Companion • Man Skirmish: If this companion is mounted, exert him to exert a minion skirmishing an unbound companion.
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Escape (4R300)LOTR-EN04S300.0 card.jpg Culture Shire.svg Shire Condition Stealth. Bearer must be an unbound Hobbit. Limit 1 per character.

Skirmish: Exert bearer twice to cancel a skirmish involving him.

Any Shadow player may remove Twilight 1.svg to prevent this.

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Frodo, Courteous Halfling (4R301)LOTR-EN04S301.0 card.jpg Culture Shire.svg Shire Companion • Hobbit Ring-bearer (resistance 10).

While you can spot 3 unbound companions, Shadow cards may not discard cards from your hand or from the top of your draw deck.

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Knocked on the Head (4C308)LOTR-EN04S308.0 card.jpg Culture Shire.svg Shire Event Regroup: Play an unbound Hobbit from your discard pile.
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Merry, Unquenchable Hobbit (4R311)LOTR-EN04S311.0 card.jpg Culture Shire.svg Shire Companion • Hobbit Skirmish: If Merry is not assigned to a skirmish, discard him to remove a Culture Sauron.svg Orc from a skirmish involving an unbound companion.
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Pippin, Just a Nuisance (4R313)LOTR-EN04S313.0 card.jpg Culture Shire.svg Shire Companion • Hobbit Skirmish: If Pippin is not assigned to a skirmish, discard him to remove an Uruk-hai from a skirmish involving an unbound companion.
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Store-room (4U320)LOTR-EN04S320.0 card.jpg Culture Shire.svg Shire Event Regroup: Heal an unbound Hobbit once (or twice if you spot Gandalf).
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Warmed Up a Bit (4C322)LOTR-EN04S322.0 card.jpg Culture Shire.svg Shire Event Stealth.

Skirmish: Discard an unbound Hobbit.

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Kept Safe (6C111)LOTR-EN06S111.0 card.jpg Culture Shire.svg Shire Condition When you play this condition, place 2 Culture Shire.svg tokens here. Response: If an unbound Hobbit is about to take a wound, discard this condition or remove a Culture Shire.svg token from here to prevent that wound.
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Long Slow Wrath (6C112)LOTR-EN06S112.0 card.jpg Culture Shire.svg Shire Event Skirmish: Exert an unbound Hobbit to make him strength +1 and damage +1 for each Culture Gandalf.svg companion you can spot.
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Closer and Closer He Bent (8C109)LOTR-EN08S109.0 card.jpg Culture Shire.svg Shire Condition • Support Area Regroup: Exert an unbound Hobbit and add a burden to reveal your hand. Place each Free Peoples card revealed this way beneath your draw deck.
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So Fair, So Desperate (8C111)LOTR-EN08S111.0 card.jpg Culture Shire.svg Shire Event • Skirmish If the Shadow has initiative, add a threat to make an unbound Hobbit strength +1 for each Culture Shire.svg card you spot.
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Song of the Shire (8U112)LOTR-EN08S112.0 card.jpg Culture Shire.svg Shire Condition • Support Area Fellowship: Exert a Culture Shire.svg companion and either a Culture Rohan.svg companion or a Culture Gandalf.svg companion to add a Culture Shire.svg token here.

Skirmish: Remove a Culture Shire.svg token here to prevent an unbound companion from being overwhelmed unless his or her strength is tripled.

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Unheeded (8R115)LOTR-EN08S115.0 card.jpg Culture Shire.svg Shire Event • Response If a minion exerts, exert an unbound Hobbit to wound that minion.
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We Shall Meet Again Soon (8C116)LOTR-EN08S116.0 card.jpg Culture Shire.svg Shire Event • Response If the fellowship moves during the regroup phase, exert an unbound Hobbit to place a Shadow card from your discard pile on top of your draw deck.
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Everyone Knows (9R50)LOTR-EN09S050.0 card.jpg Culture Shire.svg Shire Condition • Support Area Tale. Each unbound Hobbit is strength +1 for each vitality over 3 he or she has.

Skirmish: Prevent an unbound Hobbit from being overwhelmed unless his or her strength is tripled. Discard this condition.

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Merry, Loyal Companion (11C168)LOTR-EN11S168.0 card.jpg Culture Shire.svg Shire Companion • Hobbit For each other unbound companion assigned to a skirmish, Merry is strength +2.
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Pippin, Brave Decoy (11R170)LOTR-EN11S170.0 card.jpg Culture Shire.svg Shire Companion • Hobbit Skirmish: If Pippin is not assigned to a skirmish, spot an unbound companion who has less resistance than Pippin to have Pippin replace him or her in a skirmish.
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Salt from the Shire (11R171)LOTR-EN11S171.0 card.jpg Culture Shire.svg Shire Possession • Box Bearer must be a Hobbit.

Fellowship: Discard this possession to remove a burden. Skirmish: If bearer is an unbound Hobbit, discard this possession to prevent him or her from being overwhelmed unless his or her strength is tripled.

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A Task Now to Be Done (11U175)LOTR-EN11S175.0 card.jpg Culture Shire.svg Shire Event • Skirmish Spot X Hobbits to make an unbound Hobbit resistance +X.
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Measure of Comfort (12S125)LOTR-EN12S125.0 card.jpg Culture Shire.svg Shire Condition • Support Area While you can spot a Hobbit, each unbound companion is resistance +1.
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Halfling Leaf (17U106)LOTR-EN17S106.0 card.jpg Culture Shire.svg Shire Condition • Support Area Pipeweed. To play, spot a Hobbit.

Skirmish: Discard a pipeweed from play to cancel a skirmish involving an unbound Hobbit.

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Hornblower Leaf (17U108)LOTR-EN17S108.0 card.jpg Culture Shire.svg Shire Condition • Support Area Pipeweed. To play, spot an unbound Hobbit.

Regroup: Discard a pipeweed from play to remove a threat.

Regroup: Discard a pipeweed from play to discard a minion.

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Southfarthing Leaf (17U110)LOTR-EN17S110.0 card.jpg Culture Shire.svg Shire Condition • Support Area Pipeweed. To play, spot an unbound Hobbit.

Skirmish: Discard a pipeweed from play to make an unbound Hobbit strength +2.

Regroup: Discard this pipeweed from play to play a pipeweed from your draw deck. Reshuffle your draw deck.

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Southlinch Leaf (17U111)LOTR-EN17S111.0 card.jpg Culture Shire.svg Shire Condition • Support Area Pipeweed. To play, spot a Hobbit.

Skirmish: Discard a pipeweed from play to prevent an unbound Hobbit from being overwhelmed unless that Hobbit's strength is tripled.

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Make a Run For It (18C109)LOTR-EN18S109.0 card.jpg Culture Shire.svg Shire Event • Skirmish Remove 2 Culture Shire.svg tokens to cancel a skirmish involving an unbound Hobbit.
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Over the Isen (4U31)LOTR-EN04S031.0 card.jpg Culture Dunland.svg Dunland Condition Assignment: Spot a site you control and remove Twilight 2.svg to assign a Culture Dunland.svg Man to an unbound companion.
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Horribly Strong (11R43)LOTR-EN11S043.0 card.jpg Culture Gollum.svg Gollum Event • Shadow Discard Gollum from play to wound an unbound companion who has resistance 6 or less.
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Brought Back Alive (4U143)LOTR-EN04S143.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Event Search.

Assignment: Exert an Culture Isengard.svg tracker to assign it to an unbound companion. That companion may exert to prevent this (unless that companion is a Hobbit).

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Elite Crossbowmen (4R150)LOTR-EN04S150.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Uruk-hai Archer. Damage +1.

Archery: Exert Elite Crossbowmen to make the Free Peoples player wound an unbound companion; this minion does not add to the minion archery total.

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Gríma, Son of Galmod (4C153)LOTR-EN04S153.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Man Each unbound companion (or ally) bearing a Shadow condition is strength -1.
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Gríma, Wormtongue (4R154)LOTR-EN04S154.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Man Maneuver: Exert Gríma and spot an unbound companion bearing 3 or more cards to return each Free Peoples card that companion bears to its owner’s hand.
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Haunting Her Steps (4U155)LOTR-EN04S155.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Event Response: If a special ability of an ally or unbound companion is used, exert Gríma to cancel that action.
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Men Will Fall (4U161)LOTR-EN04S161.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Event Skirmish: Spot Saruman or an Culture Isengard.svg Man to make an unbound companion strength -2.
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No Dawn for Men (4R163)LOTR-EN04S163.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Event Maneuver: Exert an Uruk-hai to exert X unbound companions, where X is the number of sites you control.
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Orthanc Champion (4R164)LOTR-EN04S164.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Uruk-hai Damage +1.

Assignment: Exert Orthanc Champion to assign it to an unbound companion.

That companion may exert to prevent this.

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Ranged Commander (4R169)LOTR-EN04S169.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Uruk-hai Archer.

The twilight cost of each Culture Isengard.svg archer is -1.

Archery: Exert Ranged Commander to make the Free Peoples player wound an unbound companion; this minion does not add to the minion archery total.

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Uruk Crossbowman (4C183)LOTR-EN04S183.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Uruk-hai Archer.

Archery: Exert this minion to make the Free Peoples player wound an unbound companion; this minion does not add to the minion archery total.

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Uruk Follower (4R186)LOTR-EN04S186.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Uruk-hai Tracker. Fierce.

Unbound Hobbits may not be discarded.

Response: If an unbound Hobbit is killed, exert this minion to add a burden.

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Uruk Hunter (4U188)LOTR-EN04S188.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Uruk-hai Tracker. Fierce.

Unbound Hobbits may not be discarded.

Response: If an unbound Hobbit is killed, exert this minion twice to exhaust a companion.

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Uruk Pursuer (4C190)LOTR-EN04S190.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Uruk-hai Tracker. Fierce.

Unbound Hobbits may not be discarded.

Response: If an unbound Hobbit is killed, exert this minion to make the Free Peoples player wound an unbound companion.

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Volley Fire (4R209)LOTR-EN04S209.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Event Archery: Discard 2 Culture Isengard.svg archers to exhaust an unbound companion.
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Where Has Grima Stowed It? (4R214)LOTR-EN04S214.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Event Maneuver: Spot Gríma to discard a possession borne by an ally or unbound companion.
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Gríma, Chief Counselor (5R51)LOTR-EN05S051.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Man Maneuver: Spot 4 Free Peoples cultures and exert Gríma to return an unbound companion, and all cards on him or her, to their owners’ hands.
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Gríma, Servant of Another Master (19P16)LOTR-EN19S016.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Man When you play Gríma, you may remove Twilight 4.svg to exert an unbound companion. That companion cannot use special abilities until the regroup phase.

Assignment: Exert Gríma to assign him to an unbound companion. That companion may exert to prevent this.

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Saruman, Many-coloured Wizard (0D20)LOTR-EN00L020.0 card.jpg Culture Isengard.svg Isengard Minion • Wizard Damage +3. Fierce. Assignment: Exert Saruman to assign him to an unbound companion. Skirmish: Exert Saruman to make him strength +1.
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Bloodthirsty (11R70)LOTR-EN11S070.0 card.jpg Culture Men.svg Men Event • Regroup Spot 2 Culture Men.svg minions to wound an unbound companion.
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Fearsome Dunlending (11C79)LOTR-EN11S079.0 card.jpg Culture Men.svg Men Minion • Man Ambush Twilight 1.svg. When you play this minion at a plains site, you may spot an unbound companion to make that companion resistance –1 until the end of the turn.
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Dunlending Zealot (12U62)LOTR-EN12S062.0 card.jpg Culture Men.svg Men Minion • Man While this minion is exhausted, each unbound companion is resistance –1 (or –2 if the fellowship is at a battleground site).
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Trail of Terror (12U76)LOTR-EN12S076.0 card.jpg Culture Men.svg Men Condition • Support Area At the start of the maneuver phase, you may spot 3 Culture Men.svg minions and remove Twilight 1.svg to make each unbound companion resistance –1 until the regroup phase.
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Dunlending Trapper (13U89)LOTR-EN13S089.0 card.jpg Culture Men.svg Men Minion • Man Lurker. (Skirmishes involving lurker minions must be resolved before any others.)

To play, spot a Culture Men.svg minion.

Assignment: Discard a Culture Men.svg card from your hand to assign this minion to an unbound companion.

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Lying Counsel (15U85)LOTR-EN15S085.0 card.jpg Culture Men.svg Men Event • Maneuver Exert your Culture Men.svg Man and spot an unbound companion bearing 3 or more cards to return each Free Peoples card that companion bears to its owner’s hand. The Free Peoples player may add a burden to discard those cards instead.
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Rapid Reload (15U89)LOTR-EN15S089.0 card.jpg Culture Men.svg Men Condition • Support Area While you can spot a Culture Men.svg Man, the Free Peoples player cannot replace a site in the current region.

Archery: Spot a Culture Men.svg Man and remove Twilight 3.svg to exert an unbound companion.

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Stampeding Ransacker (17R52)LOTR-EN17S052.0 card.jpg Culture Men.svg Men Minion • Man To play, spot 2 Culture Men.svg Men.

Each time this minion wins a skirmish and you can spot a site you control, exhaust an unbound companion.

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Gríma, Witless Worm (18R67)LOTR-EN18S067.0 card.jpg Culture Men.svg Men Minion • Man Regroup: Exert Gríma to add Twilight 2.svg.

Regroup: Remove a Culture Men.svg token to add Twilight 2.svg.

Regroup: Remove Twilight 4.svg to exert an unbound companion.

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Treachery (18R76)LOTR-EN18S076.0 card.jpg Culture Men.svg Men Event • Shadow Spot Gríma to exert an unbound companion. That companion cannot use his or her game text until the regroup phase.
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Whisper in the Dark (18C77)LOTR-EN18S077.0 card.jpg Culture Men.svg Men Condition Bearer must be a follower.

At the start of the maneuver phase, the Free Peoples player must exert an unbound companion.

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Entrapping Orc (11C120)LOTR-EN11S120.0 card.jpg Culture Orc.svg Orc Minion • Orc Assignment: Assign this minion to an unbound companion who has resistance 4 or less.
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Black Land Overlord (15U102)LOTR-EN15S102.0 card.jpg Culture Orc.svg Orc Minion • Orc Maneuver: Remove a threat and spot another Culture Orc.svg minion to exert an unbound companion.
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Orkish Lackey (17C80)LOTR-EN17S080.0 card.jpg Culture Orc.svg Orc Minion • Orc Maneuver: Spot 2 Culture Orc.svg conditions and discard this minion from play to wound an unbound companion.
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Easterling Guard (4C226)LOTR-EN04S226.0 card.jpg Culture Raider.svg Raider Minion • Man Easterling. Each time this minion is assigned to an unbound companion, you may exert him to add a burden.
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Easterling Lieutenant (4C228)LOTR-EN04S228.0 card.jpg Culture Raider.svg Raider Minion • Man Easterling.

Each time this minion is assigned to an unbound companion, you may exert him to add a burden.

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Southron Commander (4U249)LOTR-EN04S249.0 card.jpg Culture Raider.svg Raider Minion • Man Southron. Ambush Twilight 1.svg.

Assignment: Spot 6 companions to assign this minion to the Ring-bearer. The Free Peoples player may discard an unbound companion to prevent this.

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Cast Unto the Winds (10C36)LOTR-EN10S036.0 card.jpg Culture Raider.svg Raider Condition • Support Area Regroup: Spot a Southron, remove a threat, and remove Twilight 3.svg to wound an unbound companion.
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Far Harad Mercenaries (10C42)LOTR-EN10S042.0 card.jpg Culture Raider.svg Raider Minion • Man Southron.

At the start of each skirmish involving this minion, you may spot 6 companions and another Culture Raider.svg Man to discard an unbound companion this minion is skirmishing.

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Stampeded (10R51)LOTR-EN10S051.0 card.jpg Culture Raider.svg Raider Event • Response If a Free Peoples possession is played, spot a Culture Raider.svg card to discard that possession. If that possession was a Culture Gondor.svg or Culture Rohan.svg possession, wound an unbound Man.
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Far Harad Mercenary (0W27)LOTR-EN00W027.0 card.jpg Culture Raider.svg Raider Minion • Man Southron.

At the start of a skirmish involving this minion, you may spot another Culture Raider.svg Man and 6 companions to discard an unbound companion this minion is skirmishing.

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Úlairë Otsëa, Black-Mantled Wraith (7U218)LOTR-EN07S218.0 card.jpg Culture Ringwraith.svg Ringwraith Minion • Nazgul Regroup: If you have initiative, discard Úlairë Otsëa to make the Free Peoples player exert a Ring–bound companion twice or return an unbound companion to his or her hand.
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Between Nazgûl and Prey (8R67)LOTR-EN08S067.0 card.jpg Culture Ringwraith.svg Ringwraith Event • Assignment Exert an enduring Culture Ringwraith.svg minion twice to assign that minion to an unbound companion.
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Black Dart (8U69)LOTR-EN08S069.0 card.jpg Culture Ringwraith.svg Ringwraith Condition • Support Area Archery: Spot your enduring or mounted Nazgûl to transfer this condition from your support area to an unbound companion. Discard a mount borne by that companion. Bearer cannot heal.
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Morgul Vanguard (10R63)LOTR-EN10S063.0 card.jpg Culture Ringwraith.svg Ringwraith Minion • Orc Assignment: Assign this minion to an unbound companion bearing a hand weapon.
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Sense of Obligation (12U170)LOTR-EN12S170.0 card.jpg Culture Ringwraith.svg Ringwraith Condition To play, spot a Culture Ringwraith.svg minion.

Bearer must be an unbound companion. Limit 1 per bearer.

At the end of each assignment phase, if bearer is not assigned to a skirmish and a companion who does not bear a Culture Ringwraith.svg condition is, add a burden.

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Shadowy Mount (12R171)LOTR-EN12S171.0 card.jpg Culture Ringwraith.svg Ringwraith Possession • Mount Bearer must be a Nazgûl.

While bearer is at a battleground or forest site, he is fierce.

Assignment: Make the Free Peoples player assign bearer to an unbound companion bearing a Culture Ringwraith.svg condition.

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Úlairë Enquëa, Sixth of the Nine Riders (13R182)LOTR-EN13S182.0 card.jpg Culture Ringwraith.svg Ringwraith Minion • Nazgul Fierce.

When you play Úlairë Enquëa, if you can spot 2 other Nazgûl, you may exert 2 unbound companions (or exert each companion if you can spot 6 companions).

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Úlairë Cantëa, Duplicitous Assassin (17R139)LOTR-EN17S139.0 card.jpg Culture Ringwraith.svg Ringwraith Minion • Nazgul Fierce. Each unbound companion is resistance -1 for each card he or she bears.

Skirmish: Exert Úlairë Cantëa to exert a companion with resistance 2 or less.

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Úlairë Enquëa, Dark Threat (19P36)LOTR-EN19S036.0 card.jpg Culture Ringwraith.svg Ringwraith Minion • Nazgul Fierce.

Maneuver: Spot 6 companions and discard a Nazgûl from hand to wound an unbound companion.

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Gorgoroth Assassin (8R95)LOTR-EN08S095.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Minion • Orc Besieger.

Assignment: Spot a Culture Sauron.svg engine or site you control to assign this minion to an unbound companion.

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Window of The Eye (10C103)LOTR-EN10S103.0 card.jpg Culture Sauron.svg Sauron Condition • Support Area To play, spot a Culture Sauron.svg minion.

Each time the fellowship moves during the regroup phase, you may remove a threat to wound an unbound companion.

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Intimidating Uruk (11U189)LOTR-EN11S189.0 card.jpg Culture Uruk-hai.svg Uruk-hai Minion • Uruk-hai Damage +1. When you play this minion at a battleground site, spot an unbound companion to make that companion resistance –2 until the end of the turn.
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Our Foes Are Weak (11C196)LOTR-EN11S196.0 card.jpg Culture Uruk-hai.svg Uruk-hai Condition To play, spot an Culture Uruk-hai.svg minion.

Bearer must be an unbound companion. Limit 1 per bearer.

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Suppressing Uruk (12U147)LOTR-EN12S147.0 card.jpg Culture Uruk-hai.svg Uruk-hai Minion • Uruk-hai Damage +1.

While there is a companion in the dead pile, each unbound companion is resistance –4.

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Tempest of War (12U148)LOTR-EN12S148.0 card.jpg Culture Uruk-hai.svg Uruk-hai Condition • Support Area While you can spot an Culture Uruk-hai.svg minion, each unbound companion is resistance –1 for each condition he or she bears.

Skirmish: Spot an Culture Uruk-hai.svg minion and a companion who has resistance 2 or less to discard from play all conditions in all players’ support areas.

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Uruk Desecrator (12S151)LOTR-EN12S151.0 card.jpg Culture Uruk-hai.svg Uruk-hai Minion • Uruk-hai Damage +1.

Each unbound companion is resistance –2 for each wound he or she has.

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Assault Commander (13R158)LOTR-EN13S158.0 card.jpg Culture Uruk-hai.svg Uruk-hai Minion • Uruk-hai Damage +1.

Shadow: Exert this minion and spot a Free Peoples condition to make an unbound companion resistance –1 for each card that has the same card title as that condition.

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Uruk Blitz (13R169)LOTR-EN13S169.0 card.jpg Culture Uruk-hai.svg Uruk-hai Minion • Uruk-hai To play, spot an Culture Uruk-hai.svg minion.

While the fellowship is in region 1, each Uruk-hai is damage +1.

While the fellowship is in region 2, each companion is strength –1.

While the fellowship is in region 3, each unbound companion is resistance –2.

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You Do Not Know Pain (17U138)LOTR-EN17S138.0 card.jpg Culture Uruk-hai.svg Uruk-hai Condition • Support Area Each time you take control of a site, you may spot 3 Culture Uruk-hai.svg minions to exert an unbound companion.

Skirmish: Liberate a site to make an Culture Uruk-hai.svg minion damage +1.

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Cleaved (18R114)LOTR-EN18S114.0 card.jpg Culture Uruk-hai.svg Uruk-hai Condition • Support Area Regroup: Exert an Culture Uruk-hai.svg hunter twice to transfer this condition from your support area to an unbound companion.

Archery: Spot an Culture Uruk-hai.svg minion to transfer this condition from your support area to a Free Peoples archer.

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Lurtz, Halfling Hunter (18R118)LOTR-EN18S118.0 card.jpg Culture Uruk-hai.svg Uruk-hai Minion • Uruk-hai Archer. Damage +1.

Maneuver: Spot 6 companions to make Lurtz fierce until the regroup phase.

Assignment: Exert Lurtz twice to assign it to an unbound companion. The Free Peoples player may exert that companion or add a burden to prevent this.

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Lurtz's Bow, Black-Fletch Bow (18R119)LOTR-EN18S119.0 card.jpg Culture Uruk-hai.svg Uruk-hai Possession • Ranged Weapon Bearer must be an Uruk-hai.

When you play this possession on Lurtz, you may draw a card.

Archery: If bearer is Lurtz, discard 2 Culture Uruk-hai.svg cards from hand to exert an unbound companion.

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Lurtz, Halfling Hunter (0W35)LOTR-EN00W035.0 card.jpg Culture Uruk-hai.svg Uruk-hai Minion • Uruk-hai Archer. Damage +1. Maneuver:

Spot 6 companions to make Lurtz fierce until the regroup phase.

Assignment: Exert Lurtz twice to assign it to an unbound companion. The Free Peoples player may exert that companion or add a burden to prevent this.

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Eastemnet Gullies (4U325)LOTR-EN04S325.0 card.jpg Culture Site.svg Site Site Fellowship: Exert 2 unbound companions to play Legolas from your draw deck.
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Plains of Rohan (4U327)LOTR-EN04S327.0 card.jpg Culture Site.svg Site Site Plains. Fellowship: Exert 2 unbound companions to play Gimli from your draw deck.
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The Riddermark (4U328)LOTR-EN04S328.0 card.jpg Culture Site.svg Site Site Plains. Fellowship: Exert 2 unbound companions to play Aragorn from your draw deck.
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Derndingle (4U330)LOTR-EN04S330.0 card.jpg Culture Site.svg Site Site Forest. While you can spot an unbound Hobbit at Derndingle, the move limit is +1 for this turn.
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Hornburg Causeway (4U356)LOTR-EN04S356.0 card.jpg Culture Site.svg Site Site Battleground. The minion archery total is +2 for each unbound companion over 3.
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King's Room (4U357)LOTR-EN04S357.0 card.jpg Culture Site.svg Site Site When the fellowship moves to King’s Room without a Culture Rohan.svg companion, each unbound companion must exert.
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Meduseld (6U117)LOTR-EN06S117.0 card.jpg Culture Site.svg Site Site Sanctuary. Fellowship: Exert 3 companions with the Gandalf signet to play an unbound companion from your dead pile.
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Flats of Rohan (11S240)LOTR-EN11S240.0 card.jpg Culture Site.svg Site Site Plains. Each unbound companion skirmishing more than 1 minion is strength +3.
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Hill of Sight (12S188)LOTR-EN12S188.0 card.jpg Culture Site.svg Site Site Battleground. Forest. While you can spot 3 minions (or 6 companions), each unbound companion is resistance –2.​




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