Before doing anything else you must first eliminate the Assassin. You aren’t allowed to move along the path, to recruit Companions, to buy cards or to fight opponents from the central board. In order to defeat an Assassin, you have to pay the number of Power resources shown on the Expedition Card.
- If you manage to do this, put the Expedition Card back down, face-up, on the NPC’s game board. After that, you can carry on playing as usual.
- If you don’t manage to defeat the Assassin, you can only exchange resources for Victory Points at a ratio of 3:1 and end your turn.
The Assassin infiltrates your expedition, so to speak. If the NPC sends you another Assassin in the next turn, place that card in front of you as well. When you start your turn again, 2 Assassins are now beleaguering your expedition. So now, you have to first eliminate both henchmen before you’re allowed to carry on, etc.
Important: You must always first fight the first Assassin that’s sent to you by the NPC. Only then can you tackle the second, third or any further Assassins. So that you aren’t completely at the mercy of the Assassins due to lack of weapons, work out a strategy for getting hold of the resource Power. Shields alone certainly won’t help you do this.