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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.

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