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'''The Bridge of Khazad-dûm''' is the fifth chapter of the second book in ''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]''.
 
'''The Bridge of Khazad-dûm''' is the fifth chapter of the second book in ''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]''.
  
===Summary===
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==Summary==
From a book of records found in the tomb, [[Gandalf]] learns that [[Balin]] and the [[Dwarves]] were attacked by [[Orcs]] and also by a strange beast with no form or body. Gandalf gives the [[Book of Mazarbul]] to [[Gimli]]; all pay their respects to Balin's tomb and leave.
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From a book of records found within the tomb, [[Gandalf]] learned that [[Balin]] and the [[Dwarves]] that had recolonised [[Moria]] were attacked by [[Orcs]] and also by a strange beast with no form or body. Gandalf gave the [[Book of Mazarbul]] to [[Gimli]]; all paid their respects to Balin's tomb and left.
  
Suddenly, the Orcs appear. After a fierce battle in which Frodo is wounded, Gandalf stops the Orcs with a spell. As if in warning of what is to come, however, a very strong presence nearly makes it impossible for Gandalf to use his power.
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Suddenly, the Orcs returned. After a fierce battle in which Frodo was wounded, Gandalf stopped the Orcs with a spell. As if in warning of what is to come, however, a very strong presence nearly made it impossible for Gandalf to use his power.
  
The further they go the hotter it gets and they realize that the lower levels are on fire. They come across a deep chasm that can only be crossed by a narrow bridge. Gimli leads the way and just as [[Legolas]] draws his bow, he sees a sight that fills him with terror. A great shadow, shaped like a man but having far greater power, is pursuing them. It is a [[Balrogs|Balrog]], the beast that attacked Balin and the dwarves. The Balrog has a blade like a stabbing tongue of fire in one hand and a throng of whips in the other. He leaps across the chasm and races toward them.
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The further they went through the Mines, the hotter it became, and they realised that the lower levels were on fire. They came across a deep chasm that could only be crossed by a narrow bridge. Gimli led the way, and just as [[Legolas]] drew his bow, he saw a sight that filled him with horror. A great shadow, shaped like a man but having far greater power, wa pursuing them. It was a [[Balrogs|Balrog]], known as [[Durin's Bane]], the beast that had attacked Balin and the dwarves. The Balrog had a blade like a stabbing tongue of fire in one hand and a thong of whips in the other. He leapt across the chasm and races toward them.
  
[[Boromir]] draws out his horn and blows it. Gandalf stands on the bridge and commands the Balrog to go back. But it comes at him with its sword. Gandalf counters it with his own sword and before it can attack a second time he cuts the bridge right out from under the Balrog. With a cry the Balrog falls, but he entwines his whip around Gandalf's knees and drags him down as well.
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[[Boromir]] drew out his horn and blows it. Shortly after, he and [[Aragorn]] ran to aid Gandalf, but Gandalf commanded them to return to the rest of the [[Fellowship of the Ring|company]]. Gandalf stood on the bridge and commanded the Balrog to go back, but it rushed at him with its sword. Gandalf countered it with his own sword, and before it could attack a second time he cut the bridge right out from under the Balrog. With a cry the Balrog toppled into the abyss, slashing its whip at Gandalf. Gandalf became entwined in it, and was dragged down as well.
  
 
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[[Category:The Fellowship of the Ring chapters|Bridge of Khazad-dûm]]

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The name The Bridge of Khazad-dûm refers to more than one character, item or concept. For a list of other meanings, see The Bridge of Khazad-dûm (disambiguation).
Ted Nasmith - At the Bridge.jpg
The Bridge of Khazad-dûm
Chapter of The Fellowship of the Ring
Number17
Synopsis
EventGandalf is pulled into a chasm by Durin's Bane; the Company leaves Moria.
Date15 January 3019
LocationThe Mines of Moria
PerspectiveFrodo
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The Bridge of Khazad-dûm is the fifth chapter of the second book in The Fellowship of the Ring.

[edit] Summary

From a book of records found within the tomb, Gandalf learned that Balin and the Dwarves that had recolonised Moria were attacked by Orcs and also by a strange beast with no form or body. Gandalf gave the Book of Mazarbul to Gimli; all paid their respects to Balin's tomb and left.

Suddenly, the Orcs returned. After a fierce battle in which Frodo was wounded, Gandalf stopped the Orcs with a spell. As if in warning of what is to come, however, a very strong presence nearly made it impossible for Gandalf to use his power.

The further they went through the Mines, the hotter it became, and they realised that the lower levels were on fire. They came across a deep chasm that could only be crossed by a narrow bridge. Gimli led the way, and just as Legolas drew his bow, he saw a sight that filled him with horror. A great shadow, shaped like a man but having far greater power, wa pursuing them. It was a Balrog, known as Durin's Bane, the beast that had attacked Balin and the dwarves. The Balrog had a blade like a stabbing tongue of fire in one hand and a thong of whips in the other. He leapt across the chasm and races toward them.

Boromir drew out his horn and blows it. Shortly after, he and Aragorn ran to aid Gandalf, but Gandalf commanded them to return to the rest of the company. Gandalf stood on the bridge and commanded the Balrog to go back, but it rushed at him with its sword. Gandalf countered it with his own sword, and before it could attack a second time he cut the bridge right out from under the Balrog. With a cry the Balrog toppled into the abyss, slashing its whip at Gandalf. Gandalf became entwined in it, and was dragged down as well.