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Helm's Deep

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[[Image:J.R.R._Tolkien_-_Helm%27s_Deep_and_the_Hornburg.jpg|right|thumb|200px|''Helm's Deep and the Hornburg'' by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]].]]
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'''Helm's Deep''' was a large valley in the north-western [[Ered Nimrais]] (White Mountains).
 
'''Helm's Deep''' was a large valley in the north-western [[Ered Nimrais]] (White Mountains).
  
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Originally the valley was home to a small [[Gondor]]ian regiment, but after [[Calenardhon]] became [[Rohan]] it became an encampment of the [[Rohirrim]], where the guards of the [[Fords of Isen]] lived.
 
Originally the valley was home to a small [[Gondor]]ian regiment, but after [[Calenardhon]] became [[Rohan]] it became an encampment of the [[Rohirrim]], where the guards of the [[Fords of Isen]] lived.
  
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[[Image:J.R.R._Tolkien_-_Helm%27s_Deep_and_the_Hornburg.jpg|right|thumb|200px|''Helm's Deep and the Hornburg'' by [[J.R.R. Tolkien]].]]
 
During the war with the [[Dunlendings]] under [[Wulf]], the Rohirrim under King [[Helm Hammerhand]] and many of his people sought refuge in the keep, where they held out during the winter of 2758–2759 [[Third Age|T.A.]].
 
During the war with the [[Dunlendings]] under [[Wulf]], the Rohirrim under King [[Helm Hammerhand]] and many of his people sought refuge in the keep, where they held out during the winter of 2758–2759 [[Third Age|T.A.]].
  

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The name Helm's Deep refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Helm's Deep (disambiguation).
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Jeremy Bennett - Helm's Deep.jpg
Helm's Deep
Physical Description
TypeValley/Stronghold
LocationWhite Mountains
RealmsFirstly Gondor, then Rohan
InhabitantsGondorians, Later Rohirrim
General Information
EventsBattle of Helm's Deep
ReferencesThe Two Towers

Helm's Deep was a large valley in the north-western Ered Nimrais (White Mountains).

The valley was blocked over its entire width by the trench and rampart called Helm's Dike and behind that lay the fortress of Aglarond or the Hornburg, at the entrance to the Glittering Caves.

Originally the valley was home to a small Gondorian regiment, but after Calenardhon became Rohan it became an encampment of the Rohirrim, where the guards of the Fords of Isen lived.

Helm's Deep and the Hornburg by J.R.R. Tolkien.

During the war with the Dunlendings under Wulf, the Rohirrim under King Helm Hammerhand and many of his people sought refuge in the keep, where they held out during the winter of 2758–2759 T.A..

A long causeway wound up to the great gate of the fortress itself. Inside the keep there were stables and an armoury, as well as a great hall in the rear which was dug out of the mountainside. There also was a great tower the top of which consisted of the great horn of Helm Hammerhand. The Deep which stood next to the fortress was barred by the long Deeping Wall, which consisted of solid rock except for a small culvert which allowed water from the Deeping Stream to enter; this rendered a fresh supply in sieges of great length. Access to the fortress from within the Deep was made possible by a long stair which led to the Hornburg's rear gate.

During the War of the Ring the fortress guarding Helm's Deep again became the refuge of some of the Rohirrim, now under King Théoden, and the Battle of the Hornburg was fought there.