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'''The Battle of the Pelennor Fields''' is the sixth chapter of the fifth book in ''[[The Return of the King]]''.
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| event=[[Éowyn]] reveals herself and, with [[Meriadoc Brandybuck|Merry]], slays the [[Witch-king]].
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| location=[[Pelennor Fields]]
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'''The Battle of the Pelennor Fields''' is the sixth chapter of the first book in ''[[The Return of the King]]''.
  
===Summary===
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==Summary==
Suddenly, a massive black beast swoops down upon [[Théoden]], hitting his horse with a poisoned dart. The steed rears up, and the king falls beneath his horse, crushed. The [[Witch-king|Lord of the Nazgûl]] looms above on the back of his flying steed. Terrified, Théoden’s guards flee in panic— all but [[Dernhelm]]. Thrown from his horse but unharmed, Dernhelm challenges the [[Witch-king|Black Captain]]. [[Meriadoc Brandybuck|Merry]], crawling on all fours in a daze, hears Dernhelm speak, and he recognizes the warrior’s voice. Dernhelm throws back his hood and reveals to the [[Nazgûl]] that he is in fact [[Éowyn]], the Lady of Rohan, in disguise.
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Suddenly, a massive black beast swooped down upon [[Théoden]], hitting his horse with a poisoned dart. The steed reared up, and the king fell beneath his [[Snowmane|horse]], crushed. The [[Witch-king|Lord of the Nazgûl]] loomed above on the back of his flying steed. Terrified, Théoden's guards fled in panic—all but [[Dernhelm]]. Thrown from his horse but unharmed, Dernhelm challenged the Witch-king. [[Meriadoc Brandybuck|Merry]], crawling on all fours in a daze, heard Dernhelm speak, and he recognized the warrior’s voice. Dernhelm threw back his hood and revealled to the [[Nazgûl]] that he was in fact [[Éowyn]], the Lady of Rohan, in disguise.
  
The winged steed strikes at Éowyn, but she deals it a fatal wound, cutting off its head. The Black Captain leaps off his dead mount and shatters Éowyn’s shield with a blow from his club, breaking her arm. He raises his spiked club again, but just before he strikes, Merry sneaks up behind him and stabs the Nazgûl through the leg. Bowed over, the creature lets out a terrible shriek. Éowyn, with her final strength, slashes at his face with her sword, the blade shattering upon impact. The Black Captain’s armor falls shapeless at Éowyn’s feet, and his crown rolls away. Éowyn collapses on top of the Nazgûl’s remains.
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The winged steed struck at Éowyn, but she dealt it a fatal wound, cutting off its head. The Witch-king leapt off his dead mount and shattered Éowyn’s shield with a blow from his club, breaking her arm. He raised his spiked club again, but just before he struck, Merry sneaked up behind him and stabbed the Nazgûl through the leg. Bowed over, the creature let out a terrible shriek. Éowyn, with her final strength, slashed at his face with her sword, the blade shattering upon impact. The Witch-king's armor fell shapeless at Éowyn’s feet, and his crown rolled away. Éowyn collapsed on top of the Nazgûl’s remains.
  
The dying King Théoden appoints [[Éomer]] as his heir. Éomer, seeing his sister Éowyn’s fallen body, leads the Rohirrim in a furious attack. The men of Minas Tirith, led by Imrahil, [[Prince of Dol Amroth]], emerge from the city and drive the enemy from the gate. Théoden’s body is taken to the city, along with Éowyn, but [[Imrahil]] alerts her rescuers that she is not dead.
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The dying King Théoden appointed [[Éomer]] as his heir. Éomer, seeing his sister Éowyn’s fallen body, led the Rohirrim in a furious attack. The men of Minas Tirith, led by [[Imrahil]], [[Prince of Dol Amroth]], emerged from the city and drove the enemy from the gate. Théoden's body was taken to the city, along with Éowyn, but Imrahil alerted her rescuers that she was not dead.
  
The allies of [[Mordor]] reassemble as new soldiers of [[Sauron]] arrive from [[Osgiliath]]. The men of Rohan and [[Gondor]] dwindle. As the tide turns against Gondor again, a fleet of black ships appears on the [[Anduin]] River. The defenders of Gondor turn for the city at the sight of the enemy ships. Éomer, though he realizes he is defeated, continues to fight bravely, laughing in a mix of hope and despair.
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The allies of [[Mordor]] reassembled as new soldiers of [[Sauron]] arrived from [[Osgiliath]]. The men of Rohan and [[Gondor]] dwindled. As the tide turned against Gondor again, a fleet of black ships appeared on the [[Anduin]] River. The defenders of Gondor turned for the city at the sight of the enemy ships. Éomer, though he realized he was defeated, continued to fight bravely, laughing in a mix of hope and despair.
  
Suddenly, the frontmost black ship unfurls a banner (the [[Standard of Elendil]]) bearing the white tree of Gondor and the seven stars and crown of [[Elendil]]— the symbols of the ancient high-kingdom of Arnor. [[Aragorn]] has arrived in the black ships, along with the [[Rangers of the North]], [[Legolas]], [[Gimli]], and reinforcements from the southern kingdoms. Wielding the legendary sword Andúril, reforged and burning like a star, Aragorn leads a fierce battle to save Gondor. The armies of Mordor are defeated, and Aragorn, Éomer, and Imrahil return to the city.
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Suddenly, the frontmost black ship unfurled the [[Standard of Elendil]] bearing the white tree of Gondor and the seven stars and crown of [[Elendil]]— the symbols of the ancient high-kingdom of [[Arnor]]. [[Aragorn]] had arrived in the black ships, along with the [[Rangers of the North]], [[Legolas]], [[Gimli]], and reinforcements from the southern kingdoms.<ref>{{RK|Company}}</ref> Wielding the legendary sword [[Andúril]], reforged and burning like a star, Aragorn led a fierce battle to save Gondor. The armies of Mordor were defeated, and Aragorn, Éomer, and Imrahil returned to the city.
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The name Battle of the Pelennor Fields refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see Battle of the Pelennor Fields (disambiguation).
John Howe - Eowyn and the Nazgul.jpg
The Battle of the Pelennor Fields
Chapter of The Return of the King
Number6
Synopsis
EventÉowyn reveals herself and, with Merry, slays the Witch-king.
Date15 March 3019
LocationPelennor Fields
PerspectiveMerry
Navigation
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The Pyre of Denethor  >

The Battle of the Pelennor Fields is the sixth chapter of the first book in The Return of the King.

Summary

Suddenly, a massive black beast swooped down upon Théoden, hitting his horse with a poisoned dart. The steed reared up, and the king fell beneath his horse, crushed. The Lord of the Nazgûl loomed above on the back of his flying steed. Terrified, Théoden's guards fled in panic—all but Dernhelm. Thrown from his horse but unharmed, Dernhelm challenged the Witch-king. Merry, crawling on all fours in a daze, heard Dernhelm speak, and he recognized the warrior’s voice. Dernhelm threw back his hood and revealled to the Nazgûl that he was in fact Éowyn, the Lady of Rohan, in disguise.

The winged steed struck at Éowyn, but she dealt it a fatal wound, cutting off its head. The Witch-king leapt off his dead mount and shattered Éowyn’s shield with a blow from his club, breaking her arm. He raised his spiked club again, but just before he struck, Merry sneaked up behind him and stabbed the Nazgûl through the leg. Bowed over, the creature let out a terrible shriek. Éowyn, with her final strength, slashed at his face with her sword, the blade shattering upon impact. The Witch-king's armor fell shapeless at Éowyn’s feet, and his crown rolled away. Éowyn collapsed on top of the Nazgûl’s remains.

The dying King Théoden appointed Éomer as his heir. Éomer, seeing his sister Éowyn’s fallen body, led the Rohirrim in a furious attack. The men of Minas Tirith, led by Imrahil, Prince of Dol Amroth, emerged from the city and drove the enemy from the gate. Théoden's body was taken to the city, along with Éowyn, but Imrahil alerted her rescuers that she was not dead.

The allies of Mordor reassembled as new soldiers of Sauron arrived from Osgiliath. The men of Rohan and Gondor dwindled. As the tide turned against Gondor again, a fleet of black ships appeared on the Anduin River. The defenders of Gondor turned for the city at the sight of the enemy ships. Éomer, though he realized he was defeated, continued to fight bravely, laughing in a mix of hope and despair.

Suddenly, the frontmost black ship unfurled the Standard of Elendil bearing the white tree of Gondor and the seven stars and crown of Elendil— the symbols of the ancient high-kingdom of Arnor. Aragorn had arrived in the black ships, along with the Rangers of the North, Legolas, Gimli, and reinforcements from the southern kingdoms.[1] Wielding the legendary sword Andúril, reforged and burning like a star, Aragorn led a fierce battle to save Gondor. The armies of Mordor were defeated, and Aragorn, Éomer, and Imrahil returned to the city.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Passing of the Grey Company"