Another female agent, this one can hit you where you're least expecting.

Elwen - Minion - Warrior/Diplomat Elf - 4/8 - 2 MP - 5 mind; 2 DI - Home Site: Dol Amroth, Minas Tirith

Unique. Agent. +2 direct influence against Elves and Elf Factions. Agent only: may move to a Haven

Well, Elwen is a special sort of agent. She has the usual stuff of an agent, plus one nifty added feature: haven movement. Aside from that, she's a pretty nice agent, and with that she becomes pretty good.

First, her stats are pretty good. 4/8 is about average for an agent. It will be pretty close to a 2d6 vs 2d6 roll for most characters, and she's got a good chance against a hobbit or other wounded character (who's at -2). 2 DI and the +2 vs elves and elf factions help, although with Twisted Tales, the check's probably going to be successful anyway. Her skills of Warrior and Diplomat are pretty good, they allow her to play cards like Cunning Foes and Twisted Tales.

Cunning Foes can be useful with Elwen, as companies travelling to havens don't usually leave big, buff characters untapped. Thus, she can have a good chance of wouning a weakling hobbit or some such character. However, most companies don't enter a haven, so she can't ususally attack normally. However, this fair elf maid can be a nasty surprise for an unsuspecting elf sitting at a haven holding an ally or maybe a Book of Mazarbul. She can get +10 to this check with Your Welcome Is Doubtful, which can be a very unpleasent surprise for Ms. Annalena.

Her home sites also go well with her ability. From Minas Tirith she can go to Edoras and then to Lorien, and from Dol Amroth she can go straight to Edhellond. She is also within easy reach of most of Gondor, so you might want to use her if you are concentrating on the areas around Rivendell or up in Dragon Country. Plus, you can just leave her at a haven, as you can have multiple havens in your site deck.

So overall, Elwen is a good agent, who can strike an unsuspecting company.

Ratings for Elwen:
Isildur: 7.5
Farmer Maggot: 6.5
Gandalf: 5.0
Frodo: 8.0
Strider: 7.5
Legolas: 6.0
Eonwe: 7.0
Average: 6.8

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