I have followed through all the Quests since this game first came out and I finished each in no more than 3-4 attempts. That was until the middle Quest of the Heirs set. Only difficulty 4? Should be easy once you know what could turn up. NO! NO! NO! 10 ttempts and I have only once got to 2B. Yes, I lost Celador! I learn't to finish the 1st active location on the first turn, but still get swamped by nasty enemies, locations, treacheries and shadow cards. I just can't seem to protect against them all. I should add that I refused to buy extra Core Sets just for the odd extra good card, but surely I shouldn't be penalised for that.
Any help would be appreciated. I normally play 2 groups to cover all 4 spheres. I add 'When Revealed' and 'Shadow' stoppers. 4 x Gandalfs + Sneak Attacks. Threat reductions. Card Draws. Resource Boosters etc. My decks are 50 card ones, so not too big, but the nasties just keep coming. Unlike other Encounter Decks, which have a few non or very low effect cards, this Quests cards are all deadly! No respite! Heroes dropping like flies! Help!!! What am I overlooking? It's only difficulty 4!!!!!!! Cheers!