This two-player short scenario follows the journey described in the first book of the trilogy — from the Shire to the shores of the Anduin.
The Balrog of Moria player begins the game with the starting player token.
1. THE BALROG OF MORIA — SHADOW
Monstrous (8): Balrog of Moria, Barrow-wights, Caradhras the Cruel, Cave-troll, Flocks of Crebain, Hill-troll, Goblins of the Misty Mountains (2).
Mordor (18): Black Breath, Black Rider’s Mount, Grishnákh, Mordor Orcs (3), Morgul Blade, Nazgûl’s Mantle, The Ringwraiths Are Abroad, all Nazgûl cards (9).
Isengard (4): Palantír of Orthanc, Saruman, Saruman’s Staff, Uglúk.
2. GANDALF — FREE PEOPLES
Dúnedain (3): Blade of Westernesse, Boromir, Strider.
Dwarf (2): Dwarven Axe, Gimli.
Elf (13): All cards in this set: Arwen, Bow of the Galadhrim, Elrond, Elven Cloak, Galadriel, High Elves (2), Legolas, Lembas, Mirror of Galadriel, Nenya, Ring of Adamant, Phial of Galadriel, Vilya, Ring of Air.
Hobbit (8): Bilbo Baggins, Fatty Bolger, Frodo Baggins, Merry Brandybuck, Mithril Coat, Pippin Took, Sam Gamgee, Sting.
Wizard (4): Gandalf the Grey, Narya, Ring of Fire, Gandalf’s Staff, Glamdring.
Each player draws 7 cards, but then must cycle 2 of the cards drawn, leaving a hand of 5 cards.
Only the following location cards are used:
Round 1: Minas Morgul
Round 2: Rivendell
Round 3: Moria
Round 4: Lórien and Dol Guldur
Round 5 (if necessary): Orthanc
Round 6: (if necessary): Morannon
Path 1: Bucklebury Ferry, Gildor’s Encampment
Path 2: Inn of the Prancing Pony, The Old Forest
Path 3: Fords of Bruinen, Imladris
Path 4: Caradhras, Khazad-dûm, The Doors of Durin
Path 5: Egladil, Dimrill Dale, Lothlórien
Path 6: Amon Hen
During the Draw step, the Gandalf player draws 3 cards, and the Balrog of Moria player draws 4 cards.
Ring tokens are not used in this scenario.
— This scenario begins on path 1 and ends on path 6; it may last between 4 and 6 rounds. Only the paths listed are used.
— The battlegrounds are not chosen at random, but are activated in the order specified.