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==Members==
 
==Members==
 
* [[Gandalf the Grey]] — One of the [[Wizards]] sent to [[Middle-earth]] by the [[Valar]]. He was the leader of the Fellowship.
 
* [[Gandalf the Grey]] — One of the [[Wizards]] sent to [[Middle-earth]] by the [[Valar]]. He was the leader of the Fellowship.
* [[Aragorn II|Aragorn]], son of [[Arathorn II|Arathorn]] — The [[Chieftain of the Dúnedain]] and the last heir to the throne of [[Gondor]] and [[Arnor]].
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* [[Aragorn II|Aragorn]], son of [[Arathorn II|Arathorn]] — The [[Chieftains of the Dúnedain|Chieftain of the Dúnedain]] and the last heir to the throne of [[Gondor]] and [[Arnor]].
* [[Boromir (son of Denethor II)|Boromir]], son of [[Denethor II|Denethor]] — Captain-general of [[Gondor]] and next-in-line to be the [[Ruling Steward]] of Gondor.
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* [[Boromir]], son of [[Denethor II|Denethor]] — Captain-general of [[Gondor]] and next-in-line to be the [[Ruling Steward]] of Gondor.
* [[Legolas of Mirkwood|Legolas]], son of [[Thranduil]] of [[Mirkwood]] — Emissary of the [[Elves of Mirkwood]].
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* [[Legolas]], son of [[Thranduil]] of [[Mirkwood]] — Emissary of the [[Elves of Mirkwood]].
 
* [[Gimli]], son of [[Glóin son of Gróin|Gloin]] — A [[Dwarves|Dwarf]] of the [[Lonely Mountain]].
 
* [[Gimli]], son of [[Glóin son of Gróin|Gloin]] — A [[Dwarves|Dwarf]] of the [[Lonely Mountain]].
 
* [[Frodo Baggins]] — A [[Hobbit]] from the [[Shire]], he was chosen to carry the [[One Ring]].
 
* [[Frodo Baggins]] — A [[Hobbit]] from the [[Shire]], he was chosen to carry the [[One Ring]].
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==History==
 
==History==
The Fellowship of the Ring was formed in [[Rivendell]] with the purpose to destroy the [[One Ring]] in any possible way. It was decided that nine walkers should contrast the [[nine riders]] of [[Sauron]].  
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The Fellowship of the Ring was formed in [[Rivendell]] with the purpose to destroy the [[One Ring]] in any possible way. It was decided that nine walkers should contrast the [[Nazgûl|nine riders]] of [[Sauron]].  
  
 
The Fellowship had no stable plan. One option was to go directly to [[Mount Doom]], the other was to ask help from Boromir's father, [[Denethor II]]. Whatever the aim, the [[Ring-bearer]] should be Frodo and Gandalf was the leader.
 
The Fellowship had no stable plan. One option was to go directly to [[Mount Doom]], the other was to ask help from Boromir's father, [[Denethor II]]. Whatever the aim, the [[Ring-bearer]] should be Frodo and Gandalf was the leader.
  
The way of how to reach the East was a problem. After moving south from Rivendell, encountering crebain and wolves, they had to pass the [[Misty Mountains]]; Boromir proposed the [[Gap of Rohan]] (the way through which he arrived to Rivendell), Gandalf insisted to pass through [[Moria]] but [[Aragorn]] though the [[Redhorn Pass]] would be safer. However after attempting in vain to pass the blizzard, they followed Gandalf's opinion.
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The way of how to reach the East was a problem. After moving south from Rivendell, encountering crebain and wolves, they had to pass the [[Misty Mountains]]; Boromir proposed the [[Gap of Rohan]] (the way through which he arrived to Rivendell), Gandalf insisted to pass through [[Khazad-dûm|Moria]] but [[Aragorn]] though the [[Redhorn Pass]] would be safer. However after attempting in vain to pass the blizzard, they followed Gandalf's opinion.
  
 
In Moria however, they found the Orcs who overran [[Balin]]'s colony years ago. They also saw [[Durin's Bane]], who devastated Moria in the first place. Gandalf to buy them time, destroyed the [[Bridge of Khazad-dûm]] and both [[Maiar]] fell together into the abyss, while the Company escaped back to the light.
 
In Moria however, they found the Orcs who overran [[Balin]]'s colony years ago. They also saw [[Durin's Bane]], who devastated Moria in the first place. Gandalf to buy them time, destroyed the [[Bridge of Khazad-dûm]] and both [[Maiar]] fell together into the abyss, while the Company escaped back to the light.
  
Aragorn was appointed the head of the Company, and their next stop was to meet with [[Galadriel]] and [[Celeborn]], the elf-lords of [[Lothlorien]]. They stayed there for several days, resting and counseling for their plan and route. On their leave, the elves gave them several useful [[gifts of Galadriel|gifts]] and gave them boats to sail the [[Anduin]].
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Aragorn was appointed the head of the Company, and their next stop was to meet with [[Galadriel]] and [[Celeborn (Lord of Lórien)|Celeborn]], the elf-lords of [[Lothlorien]]. They stayed there for several days, resting and counseling for their plan and route. On their leave, the elves gave them several useful [[gifts of Galadriel|gifts]] and gave them boats to sail the [[Anduin]].
  
 
Meanwhile, [[Saruman]] who served Sauron, sent a band of [[Uruk-hai]] to capture the [[halfling]] who bore the Ring and bring him to [[Isengard]].
 
Meanwhile, [[Saruman]] who served Sauron, sent a band of [[Uruk-hai]] to capture the [[halfling]] who bore the Ring and bring him to [[Isengard]].
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* [[February 24|24]] - They carry the boats through a passage above Sarn Gebir and continue sailing after. The shadow is seen again.  
 
* [[February 24|24]] - They carry the boats through a passage above Sarn Gebir and continue sailing after. The shadow is seen again.  
 
* [[February 25|25]] - The Company passes the [[Argonath]] and reaches [[Nen Hithoel]]. They camp at [[Parth Galen]].  
 
* [[February 25|25]] - The Company passes the [[Argonath]] and reaches [[Nen Hithoel]]. They camp at [[Parth Galen]].  
* [[February 26|26]] - '''[[Breaking of the Fellowship]]'''. Orcs from the North, Mordor and Isengard attack, and kill [[Boromir (son of Denethor II)|Boromir]]. [[Meriadoc Brandybuck|Meriadoc]] and [[Peregrin Took|Peregrin]] are captured and carried off towards Isengard. [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] and [[Samwise Gamgee|Samwise]] enter the eastern [[Emyn Muil]]. [[Aragorn II|Aragorn]], [[Legolas of Mirkwood|Legolas]] and [[Gimli]] set out in pursuit of the orcs at evening.
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* [[February 26|26]] - '''[[Breaking of the Fellowship]]'''. Orcs from the North, Mordor and Isengard attack, and kill [[Boromir]]. [[Meriadoc Brandybuck|Meriadoc]] and [[Peregrin Took|Peregrin]] are captured and carried off towards Isengard. [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] and [[Samwise Gamgee|Samwise]] enter the eastern [[Emyn Muil]]. [[Aragorn II|Aragorn]], [[Legolas of Mirkwood|Legolas]] and [[Gimli]] set out in pursuit of the orcs at evening.
  
 
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The name Fellowship of the Ring refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see The Fellowship of the Ring (disambiguation).
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"The Company of the Ring shall be Nine; and the Nine Walkers shall be set against the Nine Riders that are evil..."
Elrond

The Fellowship of the Ring, also known as the Company of the Ring, was formed from nine members of the Free Peoples. Its purpose was to take the One Ring to Mordor, the only place where it could be destroyed.

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Members

History

The Fellowship of the Ring was formed in Rivendell with the purpose to destroy the One Ring in any possible way. It was decided that nine walkers should contrast the nine riders of Sauron.

The Fellowship had no stable plan. One option was to go directly to Mount Doom, the other was to ask help from Boromir's father, Denethor II. Whatever the aim, the Ring-bearer should be Frodo and Gandalf was the leader.

The way of how to reach the East was a problem. After moving south from Rivendell, encountering crebain and wolves, they had to pass the Misty Mountains; Boromir proposed the Gap of Rohan (the way through which he arrived to Rivendell), Gandalf insisted to pass through Moria but Aragorn though the Redhorn Pass would be safer. However after attempting in vain to pass the blizzard, they followed Gandalf's opinion.

In Moria however, they found the Orcs who overran Balin's colony years ago. They also saw Durin's Bane, who devastated Moria in the first place. Gandalf to buy them time, destroyed the Bridge of Khazad-dûm and both Maiar fell together into the abyss, while the Company escaped back to the light.

Aragorn was appointed the head of the Company, and their next stop was to meet with Galadriel and Celeborn, the elf-lords of Lothlorien. They stayed there for several days, resting and counseling for their plan and route. On their leave, the elves gave them several useful gifts and gave them boats to sail the Anduin.

Meanwhile, Saruman who served Sauron, sent a band of Uruk-hai to capture the halfling who bore the Ring and bring him to Isengard.

Frodo began to realize the Ring was having a malevolent effect on some members of the party, especially Boromir, who tried to take the ring from him, after the passage through the Argonath. In the process, Frodo put on the ring to escape him, but he was followed by Sam. The rest of the Company was attacked by orcs while trying to find the Ring-bearer. The Orcs succeeded in capturing Merry and Pippin; Boromir fell defending them.

And so, the Fellowship was broken, but not yet disbanded.

Terminology

Though usually called Fellowship of the Ring in adaptations and by fans, the actual term is not used in full until the chapter Many Partings, when Elessar disbands it. In the story itself, they are usually referred to as the Fellowship, the Company of the Ring (more so than Fellowship), and the Nine Walkers (in opposition of the Nine Riders who pursued them).

Timeline

December

  • 18 - The Company of the Ring is formed
  • 25 - The Company of the Ring leaves Rivendell at dusk

January

February

References


Members of the Fellowship of the Ring
Frodo · Sam · Merry · Pippin · Gandalf · Aragorn · Legolas · Gimli · Boromir
Route of the Fellowship of the Ring
Stage One  Rivendell · Caradhras · Moria
Stage Two  Gandalf: Silvertine · Lothlórien · Fangorn Forest
 All save Gandalf: Lothlórien · Anduin · Amon Hen
Stage Three  Frodo and Sam: Emyn Muil · Dead Marshes
 Pippin and Merry: Emyn Muil · Eastemnet · Fangorn Forest · Wellinghall · Derndingle
 Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas: Eastemnet · Fangorn Forest
Stage Four  Gandalf, Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas: Edoras · Hornburg · Isengard
Pippin and Merry: Isengard
Frodo and Sam: Black Gate
Stage Five  Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas: Dunharrow · Paths of the Dead · Lamedon · Pelargir · Minas Tirith
Gandalf and Pippin: Rohan · Anórien · Minas Tirith
Merry: Hornburg · Dunharrow · Drúadan Forest · Minas Tirith
Frodo and Sam: Ithilien · Cross-roads · Morgul Vale · Stairs of Cirith Ungol · Cirith Ungol · Shelob's Lair · Morgai
Stage Six  Gandalf, Pippin, Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas: Osgiliath · Cross-roads · Ithilien · Black Gate · Field of Cormallen
Frodo and Sam: Plateau of Gorgoroth · Mount Doom · Field of Cormallen
Stage Seven  All save Merry and Boromir: Cair Andros · Minas Tirith
Stage Eight  All save Boromir: Anórien · Rohan · Edoras · Isengard