Lorien guide is highly over costed. Three cost for one willpower and one progress is not a good deal. With O Loriens's discount, however, he (she?) becomes completely playable. He's a Silvan, so he also comes with all shenanaginry of that trait. Sadly, that still doesn't give enough purchase to play them. There are just to many other better location control allies.
Response: After Lórien Guide commits to a quest, place 1 progress token on the active location.
Core Set #44. Spirit.
I actually think, there should be only one change on this card to make it little bit useful: change active location to active goal and basically it would be the same as with Legolas. Placing one token only on active location and the stats are not good enough for 3 resources. I have few moments, when this card was useful, mainly if you had traveled to wrong location (as enchanted stream which blocks card drawing) and your staging area is full of which you're not able to overcome. In this special case is good to have Lórien Guide, but doesn't happen very often, and sincerely, there are other ways how to deal with such situation. Artwork is nice. Verdict: 2/5.