I have some doubts regarding the above mentioned Quest Card. I hope someone can clarify the situation to me.
Thanks to this Card Eleanor can obtain 1 strenght point. She can choose to combat (not defeat) the Black Snake or to Explore Near Harad. And here my problems start:
- if she chooses to explore Near Harad, should Boromir be removed from that place? (Otherwise she could just re-explore that place and gain another strenght point using Boromir's ability).
- and if she chooses to fight the Black Serpent? She gains 1 strenght point of course, but...what about Boromir? Does he remain on the game board? Thus Eleanor could still talk to him and gain another strenght point. It seems a bit to powerfull for a starting quest card to me.
But let's say that Boromir stays where he is and Eleanor can gain up to 2 strenght points. At this point why should Sauron leave the Black Serpent on Near Harad? I mean, if the Black Serpents starts running far away from that place every Hero will decide to complete that quest the "easy" way, and that is by exploring the location and talk to Boromir. This way though, the next time Eleanor will fight against the Serpent she will not gain any strenght point because the Quest is closed.
I apologize if I messed this up, the topic is a bit complicated but I hope someone will be able to help me.