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Card Errata and Rulings

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Akhorahil
Card Erratum: Change "...gives -1 penalty to one..." to "...modifies any
one character's body by -1 for the rest of the turn.
See also Rulings by Term, Nazgul.

Alatar
Card Erratum: Change "he must tap and make a corruption check immediately
following the attack." to "he must make a corruption check immediately
following the attack, and, if untapped, he must tap."
Alatar can force someone to draw 0 cards when he moves.
When Alatar uses his special ability he must face a strike. Alatar
overrides all other effects pertaining to the assigning of strikes.
Alatar must teleport and declare he is facing a strike before any other
strikes are assigned.
Allies Alatar controls are discarded when he teleports.

Align Palantir
Card Erratum: Add "May not be duplicated on a given Palantir."
Align Palantir can be stored.

Ancient Stair
Replacing the site card is considered movement, without a movement/hazard
phase.

Angmar Arises
May not be used to play creatures keyed to double Shadow-lands.

Army of the Dead
Card Erratum: Add "May not be influenced by an opponent."

A Short Rest
This card only allows the extra card draw for moving companies that
actually have a site path. It cannot be used with Under-deeps movement, or
special movement cards like Belegaer.

Assassin
Card Erratum: Gives 2 MP, not 1.
If an attack from Assassin is given more than one strike, each additional
strike becomes an excess strike (-1 prowess modification) against the attacked
character. An Assassin can never assign strikes to more than one character.
You may decide to cancel one of the attacks after facing another attack.

Aware of Their Ways
Consider sites to be unique cards for the play of this card.

-= BBB =-

Baduila
Read "If Baduila is discarded" as "If you choose to discard Baduila."

The Balance of Things
The Balance of Things may be revealed as an on-guard card so long as at
least one character in the company during whose site phase The Balance of
Things is revealed carries at least one corruption source.

Balrog, The
Makes a company overt.

Balrog of Moria
You cannot get the MP from a Balrog of Moria that you played.

Bane of the Ithil-stone
Bane of the Ithil-stone will only cancel effects outside of normal play as
outlined in the rules.
If a card has multiple effects, Bane will only cancel those effects that
concern searching through decks and discard piles.

Beater and Biter
@ Beater and Biter increases the bonus the weapon gives, so maximums on the
weapon still apply.

Bill the Pony
Card Erratum: The body should be 10, not 6.
Bill's special ability may not be used at an under-deeps site.
Replacing the site card is considered movement, without a movement/hazard
phase.

Blackbole
May tap to give +1 prowess to another character facing an automatic-attack,
or hazard keyed to his site.

Book of Mazarbul
Card Erratum: Replace "tap the bearer during the organization phase" with
"tap Book of Mazarbul during your organization phase."

Burglary
If you fail the roll for the Burglary, you cannot then play an item.
See also Rulings by Term, Burglary Attempts.

-= CCC =-

Chance of Being lost
Chance of Being Lost will change your site path.
See also Rulings by Term, Card Effect Limitations.

Chill Douser
Does not receive benefits from itself, although it is affected by other
Chill Dousers played previously in the turn on the same company.

Cirdan
Cancels creatures keyed by region type, not by name.

Corsairs of the Umbar
Card Erratum: Add "May also be played at any sites in Elven Shores,
Eriadoran Coast, Andrast Coast, Bay of Belfalas, or Mouths of the Anuin."

Cracks of Doom
Card Erratum: Add "Only playable during the site phase." Remove "Otherwise,
discard The One Ring."

Creature of an Older World
Makes a company overt.
This card will not put a Ringwraith into Fell Rider mode if there are any
other allies in the company.

Cruel Caradhras
Card Erratum: Replace "Minas Morgul" with "Imlad Morgul."
This card can be played on a company using region movement to leave a site
in an affected region.

-= DDD =-

Deeper Shadow
Card Erratum: This is a short-event, not a long-event.
Deeper Shadow can cancel hazards by reducing the hazard limit to the point
where the hazard resolving is no longer playable. If this is done to an on-
guard card, the card is returned to the player's hand.

Deftness of Agility
The extra strike is dealt with in a separate strike sequence.

Despair of the Heart
The corruption check occurs before the body check.

Dodge
Card Erratum: Replace "his body check is modified by -1." with "his body is
modified by -1 for the resulting body check."

Doubled Vigilance
Can be revealed on-guard.

Dragon's Blood
If the body check forced by Dragon's Blood fails, the character is not
wounded.

Dragon's Desolation
Playing Dragon's Desolation to make a Dragon playable at a Ruins & Lairs
does not necessarily require you to play a Dragon later in the turn.

Dragon's Hunger
Card Erratum: Replace "Otherwise, the attack is canceled." with "Otherwise,
the attack is canceled and the opponent must reveal his hand."
This card can be played regardless of how much of the hazard limit is used
up, and may also be played against an automatic-attack. The opponent must
discard a hazard creature from his hand if he has one.

Drowning Seas
Card Erratum: Remove "Cannot be duplicated."

Dwar of Waw
See Rulings by Term, Nazgul.

Dwar Unleashed
Dwar must already be in a mode to use this card.

Dwarven Rings (all)
Give +7 to direct influence to Dwarves.

Dwarven Ring of Barin's Tribe
The site has to be untapped to use this ring.

Dwarven Ring of Bavor's/Druin's Tribe
Card Erratum: One "reshuffle the play deck" is sufficient.

Dwarven Ring of Thelor's/Thrar's Tribe
Card Erratum: Values in parenthesis and brackets apply to Dwarf bearer. The
prowess/body modifications should read: "+2(4)/+1."

-= EEE =-

Elf-song
When Elf-song saves a character from being discarded it also saves that
character's items.
Elf-song will effectively stop influence attempts against characters.

Elven Cloak
Can cancel a strike keyed to two or more Wilderness.

Emerald of the Mariner
Emerald of the Mariner is considered a source of 0 corruption points.

Enchanted Stream
@ Enchanted stream stops you from moving in the first place, so effects that
keep your company from being returned to their site of origin do not stop it.

Ent-draughts
Card Erratum: Replace "as a minor item" with "in addition to an ally or
faction which has been successfully been played at Wellinghall."

Escape
Cannot be played on a wounded character.

Evenstar
Can be played even if there are no Wilderness in play.
Does not affect attacks.

-= FFF =-

Fair Sailing/Fair Travels cards
See Turn Sequence, Organization Phase, Choosing a New Site.

Fate of the Ithil-stone
Fate of the Ithil-stone must be tapped before entering Barad-dur, in order
to rotate it 180 degrees.

Favor of the Valar
Favor of the Valar requires you to draw 8 cards, not to your hand size.

Fell Beast
This card can be played and resolved before any Nazgul is played with it. A
Nazgul must be played as the first declared action in the chain of effects
following the resolution of Fell Beast, or else this card is returned to its
player's hand. This card can be played on an existing Nazgul attack, but the
extra playability this card provides would not apply.

Fever of Unrest
The Dragon played is not considered keyed to anything.

Foolish Words
All versions cannot be duplicated on a given character.

Foul Fumes
Will tap all sites in play that meet the requirements.
Foul Fumes will not continually keeps sites tapped, it is only applied once
to each site each turn.

Fury of the Iron Crown
@ Orc and Troll characters may use a creature enhanced by Fury of the Iron
Crown as a trophy.
@ A player only gains marshalling points from the creature if he would have
recieved them normally.

Freeze the Flesh
Freeze the Flesh will stop your opponent from gaining kill marshalling
points from a character he eliminated in company vs. company combat.

-= GGG =-

Gandalf
Must be in the same company as the ring he tests.

Gates of Morning
Gates of Morning discards hazard environments when it resolves, even if
Peril Returned is in play. [effective 11/17/97]

Giant
Card Erratum: Add "Giant."

Goldberry
You may tap Goldberry to cancel an effect declared earlier in the same
chain of effects that would return Goldberry's company to its site of origin.
Goldberry cannot prevent a company from returning to its site of origin
that failed its roll to move to an adjacent Under-deeps site.
May tap to give +1 prowess to another character facing an attack.

Gollum
The text on Gollum is an ability that you can choose to use.

Gollum's Fate
This card is considered to target both The One Ring and Gollum. This means
it cannot be played on your opponent's The One Ring or Gollum.

Golodhros
He may use his special influence ability only during an opponent's
movement/hazard phase. His tapping to use his special ability does not count
against the hazard limit.

Great Bats
Makes a company overt.
May tap to give +1 prowess to characters in combat.

Great Goblin
Card Erratum: "Unique. Orc. One Strike"

Great Lord of Goblin-gate
Card Erratum: "Unique."
Makes a company overt.

Great-road
Card Erratum: Replace "opponent draws twice" with "opponent draws up to
twice"
If you have two movement/hazard phases on the turn you played a Great Road,
you return to the Haven at which you started the turn.
Replacing the site card is considered movement, without a movement/hazard
phase.

Great Secrets Buried There
See Tournament Rulings, Great Secrets Buried There.

Great Ship
Card Erratum: Add "Tap a character in target company during the
organization phase to play Great Ship on that company." Replace "...contains a
coastal sea region..." with "...contains a coastal sea region and no
consecutive non-coastal sea regions..."
Allows the canceling of one creature or the canceling and discarding of an
event that targets the company in question or an entity associated with that
company.

Greed
Is triggered by a special ring item being played, but not by items being
transferred.

Gwaihir
Card Erratum: Should read "you may discard Gwaihir during the organization
phase to allow his company..."

-= HHH =-

Halfling Strength
If used to heal a Hobbit when healing effects affect all characters in a
company, Halfling Strength will heal all other wounded characters in the
company.

Healing Herbs
Cannot stop a body check.

Healing of Nimrodel
See Turn Sequence, Organization Phase, Choosing a New Site.

Helm of Her Secrecy
You can play multiple Helms of Her Secrecy in one chain of effects. The
player should make sure that he does not take the option of playing Eowyn out
of his hand until the first copy declared is resolved.

Helm of Fear
Has no effect on a non-Ringwraith.

Here is a Snake
Here is a Snake does not prevent the use of hazards already on the table.

Here, There, or Yonder?
The ally does not have to be chosen or played until after the dice are
rolled.

Hermit's Hill
To play a major item here, Hermit's Hill must be untapped

Hidden Knife
Hidden Knife is effectively an attack.

Hoarmurath of Dir
See Rulings by Term, Nazgul.

Hold Rebuilt and Repaired
Card Erratum: Add "Playable during the site phase."
See also Turn Sequence, Site Phase, General.

Horses
Card Erratum: Add "Playable only at the end of the organization phase."

Huorn
Card Erratum: Add "Awakened Plant."

-= III =-

Ice-orcs
Card Erratum: Change the Shadow-hold symbol into a Ruins & Lairs symbol.

Icy Touch
If two of these are in play, they both trigger at the same time, and the
second one is discarded without effect.

Incite Denizens
When copying an attack put on the site by another card, Incite Denizens
will not copy any other effects of the card.
When copying an attack put on the site by another card, the Incite Denizens
attack will disappear if the other card is discarded.

In Darkness Bind Them
May not be used to play creatures keyed to double Shadow-lands.

Indur Dawndeath
Only one wounded character has to discard an item, and the hazard player
chooses which character and which item they bear.
See also Rulings by Term, Nazgul.

Inner Cunning
The site type for the agent's home site is the one you would use if you
went to visit the site.

Ioreth
Card Erratum: Replace "Healing card" with "Healing effect."
Will not duplicate the untap portion of a healing effect on tapped but
unwounded characters.

Iron-road
Replacing the site card is considered movement, without a movement/hazard
phase.

Iron Shield of Old
Card Erratum: Add "Shield."

-= KKK =-

Khamul the Easterling
The number of cards discarded is set at the time of declaration.
The cards are discarded from your opponent's hand.
See also Rulings by Term, Nazgul.

Knowledge of the Enemy
Removes cards from the game, not just from play.

-= LLL =-

Last Child of Ungoliant
Makes a company overt.

Leaf Brooch
The item being replaced by the Leaf Brooch being discarded must be in play
to satisfy any targeting restrictions. When it comes time to discard that
item, discard Leaf Brooch instead.
If used to replace a gold ring after a successful test, the bearer of the
gold ring item gets the special ring item, not the bearer of the Leaf Brooch.

Leaflock
Allows the canceling of one creature or the canceling and discarding of an
event that targets the company in question or an entity associated with that
company.
May tap to give +1 prowess to another character facing an automatic-attack,
or hazard keyed to his site.

The Lidless Eye
Playing this card discards its player's Bade to Rule and prevents him from
subsequently playing Bade to Rule.
You may only play this card if none of your opponents are Ringwraiths.

Long Dark Reach
The creature does not count against the hazard limit.
A creature must be played if there is one available.

Long Winter
Will tap all sites in play that meet the requirements.
Long Winter will not continually keeps sites tapped, it is only applied
once to each site each turn.

Lucky Search
Card Erratum: Replace "Discard all revealed cards except the item." with
"Reshuffle all revealed cards except the item back into the play deck." Add at
the end of the first paragraph "Discard item if the scout is wounded by this
attack."
You are not allowed a minor item after the Lucky Search item.

Lure of Expedience
Will trigger when a gold ring item is tested and a special item is
successfully played.
Will trigger when an item is transferred.
Can be played on-guard and will trigger a corruption check when revealed in
response to an item played.

Lure of Nature
Card Erratum: Replace "at the end of each movement/hazard phase" with
"after all other hazards have been played."
Corruption checks from Lure of Nature do not trigger if its bearer's
company returns to its site of origin.
The corruption checks caused by Lure of Nature happen at the end of the
afflicted character's movement/hazard phase. Of course, the character's player
can play resources to modify the corruption checks. The hazard player is
allowed to play hazards in response, if the hazard player has enough hazard
limit remaining. Hazards so played must directly affect the corruption checks
caused by Lure of Nature. The hazard player can play no other hazards, no
creature, no new corruption cards, etc.

Lure of Power
Two Lure of Powers only force one check at -4, and both are discarded.

Lure of the Senses
The corruption checks happen at the end of the untap phase.

-= MMM =-

Magical Harp
Can be used at the Free Council.

Mallorn
Card Erratum: The first sentence should read: "Playable at Bag End only if
Earth of Galadriel's Orchard is stored there."

Many Turns and Doublings
If Gates of Morning is in play, Many Turns and Doublings can cancel hazards
by reducing the hazard limit to the point where the hazard resolving is no
longer playable. If this is done to an on-guard card, the card is returned to
the player's hand.

Messenger to Mordor
Cards stored with Messenger to Mordor must be storable at a generic
Darkhaven, not a specific one.

Morannon
Card Erratum: Should read "This card is used as a Dark-hold site card in
the region of Udun that is moved to..."

More Alert than Most
The minimum of one strike still applies while Gates of Morning is in play.

More Sense than You
If there is only one character in the company, the attack is discarded
without effect, but not canceled. The attack is still considered faced.

Morgul-horse
To bring a Nazgul permanent-event back into your hand, Morgul-horse must be
declared after tapping the Nazgul is declared and before it resolves.
The alternative effect of this card can be played and resolved before any
Nazgul is played with it. A Nazgul must be played as the first declared action
in the chain of effects following the resolution of the alternative effect of
Morgul-horse. If a Nazgul is not played immediately following the resolution
of this card, this card is returned to its player's hand. This card cannot be
played for no effect just to discard it.

Morgul-knife
The corruption is received immediately following the attack.

Morgul Night
Morgul Night is not discarded if Doors of Night leaves play.

Mount Doom
If the site type of Mount Doom changes, creatures may be keyed to the new
site type, but not to the old site type.

Mouth of Sauron
Card Erratum: Add "Man."

Muster
Card Erratum: Replace entire text with: "Warrior only. An influence check
against a faction by a warrior is modified by adding the warriorąs prowess to
a maximum modifier of +5."

Muster Disperses
Muster Disperses cannot be revealed as an on-guard card.

My Precious
Does not count as Gollum for the purposes of Gollum's Fate or any other
card that specifically calls for Gollum.
May not be played as a character.
Does not give -1 MP to minions.

-= NNN =-

Narya
Because of the way that timing rules work, characters tapping in support
have no effect on the corruption check, since they will be untapped when the
support resovles.
See also Rulings by Term, Corruption.

Neeker-breekers
Card Erratum: Add "Does not effect Wizards."

Nenselde the Wingild
May tap to give +1 prowess to another character facing an attack.

New Friendship
The influence bonus from New Friendship applies only to the diplomat, but
the corruption check bonus applies to any character in the diplomat's company.

News Must Get Through
Cards stored with News Must Get Through must be storable at a generic
Darkhaven, not a specific one.

Night
The bonuses for Men and Dunedain do not apply to attacks.

Noble Hound
Card Erratum: Add the sentence: "If Noble Hound is tapped or wounded, treat
it as though it were untapped for the purposes of assigning strikes."

No Escape from My Magic
@ Card Erratum: Change "Play on any faction in play" to "Playable on any
unique faction in play."

Not at Home
Cannot cancel any attack or automatic-attack except one from a Dragon,
Drake, or Troll.

-= OOO =-

Old Forest
Card Erratum: Replace "healing cards" with "healing effects."

Old Friendship
The influence bonus from Old Friendship applies only to the diplomat, but
the corruption check bonus applies to any character in the diplomat's company.

Old Man Willow
Card Erratum: Add "Awakened Plant."

Old Road
May be used to influence an opponent's faction only when you are attempting
to bring your copy of the faction into play.

The Old Thrush
Card Erratum: Add "Cannot be duplicated on a given attack."
Cannot be used against agents, since none of them have a listed prowess of
13 or greater.

The One Ring
Can be used multiple times in a turn if the corruption checks are
successful.
"Starting prowess" refers to the prowess printed on the character card.
If the bearer is a Ringwraith, The One Ring does not provide corruption to
the characters in the company.
Cannot be played after a test from storing a gold ring.

Orc Mail
Cannot be played on a company with allies in it, as there are no Dwarf or
Hobbit allies.

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