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The '''Hornburg''' was a great [[Gondor]]ian fortress situated on the [[Hornrock]], connected to the [[Deeping Wall]]. Later it came into the possession of [[Rohan]] and the master of [[Westfold]] dwelt there. It guarded [[Helm's Deep]] nestled in the northeastern [[White Mountains]].
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The '''Hornburg''' (originally '''[[Súthburg]]''') was a great [[Gondor]]ian fortress built on [[Hornrock|a rock]], connected to the [[Deeping Wall]]. It guarded [[Helm's Deep|a deep valley]] nestled in the northeastern [[White Mountains]]. It was built by [[Númenóreans]] in the days of the glory of [[Gondor]].<ref>{{TT|Deep}}</ref>
  
[[Helm|Helm Hammerhand]] sought refuge there against the [[Dunlendings]]. It was named Hornburg because a horn shouted from its tower, could be heard in the whole Deep.
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In later years whole regions of Gondor, such as [[Calenardhon]], were depopulated or evacuated. Therefore it came into the possession of [[Rohan]] and the master of [[Westfold]] dwelt there.
  
During the [[War of the Ring]] it was commanded by [[Gamling the Old]], and defended off a large-scale attack from [[Isengard]] during the [[Battle of the Hornburg]]. It was said among the Rohirrim that "no enemy has yet taken the Hornburg", and it was considered the strongest point in Rohan, stronger than [[Edoras]] and [[Dunharrow]].
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During the [[Dunlendings]]' occupation and [[Wulf]]'s usurpation, [[Helm|Helm Hammerhand]] sought refuge there. It was renamed '''Hornburg''' because a horn shouted from its tower, could be heard in the whole Deep.
  
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During the [[War of the Ring]] it was commanded by [[Gamling]] the Old, and defended off a large-scale attack from [[Isengard]] during the [[Battle of the Hornburg]].  It was said among the Rohirrim that "no enemy has yet taken the Hornburg", and it was considered the strongest point in Rohan, stronger than [[Edoras]] and [[Dunharrow]].
  
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The Hornburg (originally Súthburg) was a great Gondorian fortress built on a rock, connected to the Deeping Wall. It guarded a deep valley nestled in the northeastern White Mountains. It was built by Númenóreans in the days of the glory of Gondor.[1]

In later years whole regions of Gondor, such as Calenardhon, were depopulated or evacuated. Therefore it came into the possession of Rohan and the master of Westfold dwelt there.

During the Dunlendings' occupation and Wulf's usurpation, Helm Hammerhand sought refuge there. It was renamed Hornburg because a horn shouted from its tower, could be heard in the whole Deep.

During the War of the Ring it was commanded by Gamling the Old, and defended off a large-scale attack from Isengard during the Battle of the Hornburg. It was said among the Rohirrim that "no enemy has yet taken the Hornburg", and it was considered the strongest point in Rohan, stronger than Edoras and Dunharrow.

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "Helm's Deep"