Really? Because I didn't read it that you had to go through the discard pile. I read it simply that she has to be defeated at least once. If that's happened then great. Otherwise go through the draw deck to find and put US into play.
It says to pick a spider from the draw deck or the discard pile. In my game the latter mattered because I had previously drawn the Spawn as a Shadow card!
I don't think it's required to defeat the Spawn twice.I think, you meet the condition even if you've defeated the Spawn before getting to stage three of the adventure.
ah, i hadn't considered it like that and understand what you mean but still not sure its right. if it counts for defeating her before stage 3 then if you get that path and you've already defeated her its an immediate win, as that stage requires no quest points.
I get the impression that Beorn's path is normally the preferable of the two random options as this in theory gives you the option of avoiding U-spawn in the final stages. If a previous defeat of U-spawn counts for the other random option, this would make Beorn's path the "bad" draw", which thematically doesn't seem right.
Will wait for the FAQ though, I guess