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Huorns leave Isengard for Helm's Deep

Event Type: Military/Strategic

Age: 3rd Age - Ring War

Date: March 3, 3019

Description:

An event in the Destruction of Isengard by Ents and the prelude of the Battle of the Hornburg; see those entries for an overview:
'[Though] I could not see what was happening in the dark, I believe that huorns began to move south, as soon as the gates were shut again. Their business was with Orcs I think. They were far down the valley in the morning; or any rate there was a shadow there that one couldn't see through.'

The Two Towers, LoTR Book 3, Ch 9, Flotsam and Jetsam

'Treebeard was very thoughtful after Gandalf had gone. He had evidently learnt a lot in a short time and was digesting it....

'We got a little news out of him; and it did not cheer us up at all.... For we gathered that there was a great battle going on, or soon would be, and that you were in it, and might never come out of it.

'"Huorns will help," said Treebeard. Then he went away....

'It was deep night. We lay on top of a pile of stone, and could see nothing beyond it. Mist or shadows blotted out everything like a great blanket all round us. The air seemed hot and heavy; and it was full of rustlings, creakings, and a murmur like voices passing. I think that hundreds more of the Huorns must have been passing by to help in the battle. Later there was a great rumble of thunder away south, and flashes of lightning far away across Rohan. Every now and then we could see mountain-peaks, miles and miles away, stab out suddenly, black and white, and then vanish.'

The Two Towers, LoTR Book 3, Ch 9, Flotsam and Jetsam

Contributors:
Elena Tiriel 1Feb05

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