Scott de Brestian
Re:Placing the Fellowship in the Mordor Track
The Mordor Track represents all of Mordor, not just the part
around Mt. Doom. Consider, for example, that Shelob and the
Phial of Galadriel only have effect when the Fellowship is
on the Mordor track.
It would be strange if the Fellowship had to move to Gorgoroth
before being placed on the track, but then met up with Shelob
whose lair they had passed some time before!