We know that Aragorn , gimli and legolas took a passage across the mountain when they were in Rohan i think. In the game i often found myself trying to get to dol amroth and other region on the other side of those mountain, but have to pass around where minas tirith is or completely the other side, from whic region to which region on the board could that passage be. the passage where they recruited the dead army !
Im talking about the core game but i would like to know if there is also that passage in the two other boards, just to be sure.
Could a complete army pass through there, like in Moria? or only Characters should be able to do that ?
Its like jumping 2 region passing through there , so yes it could save time if an army or charcacters needs to get on the other side. Its like using the card In one night and one day where you can traval more than habitualy. Maybe an event card (Character surely) would be nice to represent that passage; it is still a nice event in the stroy no?
In RotK Tolkein says that Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, and the Gray Company are the _only_ people in Middle Earth brave enough to take the Paths of the Dead. It doesn't get much more explicit that that!
It did strike me as an odd remark, especially because Legolas is dismissive of mere human ghosts on the grounds of his elvishness. It kind of reminded me of the "Greatest among the Acheans" honor bestowed on various Greek heroes during the Illiad - its a deceptively time-and-space sensitive description. Both Homer and J.R.R. were not above the occassional weasel-word.