Thematic "Journey In The Dark"
This is the Fellowship I used for Journey In The Dark in my Thematic Saga run (which includes the 2 PoD quests that are inserted after the 1st quest in Black Riders.) It took me 3 tries to get 2 wins in Easy Mode (which is not easy at all). One of the wins was completed before the Balrog showed up.
Boons: Anduril, Sting, Mr. Underhill, Old Bogey-Stories, Tireless Ranger (Sam), Noble Hero (Aragorn), Mithril Shirt (not used), Glamdring (not used)
Burdens: Gandalf's Delay, Panicked, Overcome By Terror, Fear of Discovery
After doing the first 6 quests using a Hobbit deck and a non-Hobbit deck, JitD forced major changes to improve resource management and fighting ability.
I started the game with Mines of Moria and Many-Pillared Hall in play. Your goal is to complete the 1st 2 stages in 5 rounds --- which includes not optionally engaging anything until stage 2, killing 6+ enemies, and exploring the Chamber of Mazarbul. You can win the game if you take 6 rounds --- but the Balrog will be in play at the end. Quest HARD -- but keep in mind the first player may get attacked.