What do you do when you get caught in an Eastern Crows loop? There are three Eastern Crows cards that get shuffled back into the encounter deck every time they're defeated (supposing none are drawn as shadow effect cards). If you go all the way through the encounter deck you will be left with these cards, and then you're stuck in and endless Eastern Crows loop because you never technically empty the encounter deck so you can't reshuffle the discard pile. If you're playing with Thalin it's even worse, because if he's committed to the quest, then he deals one damage to every enemy as it's dealt. So... Eastern crows comes out > gets dealt one damage > goes back in the deck. But it also has the surge keyword:
So one more card is drawn from the deck, and it's Eastern Crows again... and the cycle starts over again...
Dwarf. Warrior. While Thalin is committed to a quest, deal 1 damage to each enemy as it is revealed by the encounter deck.
Forced: After Eastern Crows is defeated, shuffle it back into the encounter deck.
What's the solution here? Do you just play with Eastern crows until the end of the quest?