Boromir and Eowyn rescue Frodo, with some help from dad.
I'm trying to solo play the saga without Spirit. I've taken on the first three quests with quite a bit of success. Card draw is my main worry with a Purple and Red deck, but I find that Erestor, Foe-Hammer, Gandalf, and Galadriel are able to provide sufficiently for this. I had Legolas in there, but rarely got him out early for some reason.
Steward goes on the Steward. He can pass half the income to his son who loves to burn money. Eowyn keeps things afloat in the early game. I always forget to use her ability. By the time I need a lot of damage, Boromir can usually handle the witch king himself.
One problem that I ran into is defending against the witch king. I had to sacrifice Erestor to chump block his attack as Boromir and Denethor only have 1 WP are are ineligible to defend. I had Feint, but I've been playing that if an enemy is immune to play card effects, then they can't be Feinted. Same with Grimbold's ability. If I'm wrong on that, by all means let me know.
So far, so good.