The Dwarves have been driven out of their mountain city, Vendarla by the Kobolds and Dragons. Queen Lagetha IX has rallied her forces to take back the city but the army lacks the materials needed to craft more weapons and armor. You and four other adventures will need to venture back into the mountain to find materials so they can be crafted into weapons and armor for the coming battle.
In Vendarla, players will be competing to gather materials such as metals, gems, and elemental stones to craft them into weapons and armor for the Queen's Armory. Each crafted item will award the player victory points at the end of the game.
During the round, the active player can choose between one of the two following actions.
Go to the mountain or Visit the market.
In the mountain - The active player may draw up to 10 cards before they make a selection. Once a card has been selected, all other players may follow this action but will need to pay a finder’s fee of one gold coin to the round leader for each material card they take.
The active player's turn can end early when two Kobold Warriors enter the play area and if the second warrior cannot be defeated. Or when a Dragon enters the play area and cannot be charmed.
In the market – Only the active player can visit the market. You may buy and sell materials, buy goods to protect you while you are in the mountain, and draw or exchange Queen’s Armory Items.
The game ends when the first player has crafted their third Royal Guard item (gold shield) or when the last dragon has been disturbed. The primary way for players to earn victory points is from crafting Queen's Armory Items and the player with the most points at the end of the game is the winner!