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Helm's Dike

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'''Helm's Dike''' was an earthen wall that shielded the [[Deeping-coomb]].
  
'''Helm's Dike''' was the trench and rampart that blocked [[Helm's Deep]]. Behind it lay the fortress of '''Helm's deep''' or the '''[[Hornburg]]''', and the entrance to the [[Glittering Caves]].
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==History==
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The dike was built as an outlying defense of the [[Hornburg]], some quarter mile in front of the burg and deeping-wall.  
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In the early stages of the [[Battle of the Hornburg]], [[Uruk-Hai]] attacked the dike. [[Gamling]] commanded the defense, but was overrun. Though he managed to retreat, the dike was broken and partially leveled.
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Helm's Dike
Physical Description
TypeFortification
LocationDeeping-coomb
RealmsRohan
DescriptionEarthen wall and ditch
General Information
EventsBattle of the Hornburg

Helm's Dike was an earthen wall that shielded the Deeping-coomb.

History

The dike was built as an outlying defense of the Hornburg, some quarter mile in front of the burg and deeping-wall.

In the early stages of the Battle of the Hornburg, Uruk-Hai attacked the dike. Gamling commanded the defense, but was overrun. Though he managed to retreat, the dike was broken and partially leveled.

References