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'''The Ride of the Rohirrim''' is the fifth chapter of the fifth book in ''[[The Return of the King]]''.
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| book=The Return of the King
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| number=5
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| event=[[Théoden]] and the [[Rohirrim]] attack the besiegers of [[Minas Tirith]].
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| date=[[13 March|13]]-[[15 March]] {{TA|3019|n}}
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| location=[[Drúadan Forest]]; [[Pelennor Fields]]
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| perspective=[[Meriadoc Brandybuck|Merry]]
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| previous=The Siege of Gondor
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| next=The Battle of the Pelennor Fields
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'''The Ride of the Rohirrim''' is the fifth chapter of the first book in ''[[The Return of the King]]''.
  
===Summary===
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==Summary==
Four days into their journey to [[Minas Tirith]], [[Meriadoc Brandybuck|Merry]] remains hidden among the [[Éored|Riders of Rohan]]. He worries that he is a burden to the [[Rohirrim]], and he feels unwanted and small. While the group rests, the Riders encounter the [[Drúedain|Woses]], the Wild Men of the Woods. Troubled by [[Orcs]], the Woses offer their services to [[Théoden]]. They are a little-known yet ancient people, stumpy and brutish. The Woses’ leader informs [[Théoden]] that all roads to Minas Tirith are blocked, save the secret ways the Woses know. The Wild Men promise to show the Riders through these paths, though they will not fight alongside [[Rohan]].
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Four days into their journey to [[Minas Tirith]], [[Meriadoc Brandybuck|Merry]] remained hidden among the [[Rohirrim|Riders of Rohan]]. He worried that he was a burden to the Rohirrim, and he felt unwanted and small. While the group rested, the Riders encountered the [[Drúedain|Woses]], the Wild Men of the Woods. Troubled by [[Orcs]], the Woses offered their services to [[Théoden]]. They were a little-known yet ancient people, stumpy and brutish. The Woses' leader [[Ghân-buri-Ghân]], informed [[Théoden]] that all roads to Minas Tirith were blocked, save the secret ways the Woses knew. The Wild Men promised to show the Riders through these paths, though they would not fight alongside [[Rohan]].
  
The Riders emerge from the forest just north of Minas Tirith, and the Woses bid them farewell and vanish. To Théoden’s dismay, the Riders discover two dead bodies, one of them the earlier messenger from [[Gondor]], still clutching the red arrow. Apparently, Minas Tirith does not know the Riders are coming to its aid. Dernhelm, still carrying Merry, breaks rank and draws closer to Théoden as the Riders reach the out-walls of Gondor.
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The Riders emerged from the forest just north of Minas Tirith, and the Woses bade them farewell and vanished. To Théoden's dismay, the Riders discovered two dead bodies, one of them the earlier messenger from [[Gondor]], still clutching the red arrow.<ref>{{RK|Muster}}</ref> Apparently, Minas Tirith did not know the Riders were coming to its aid. Dernhelm, still carrying Merry, broke rank and drew closer to Théoden as the Riders reached the out-walls of Gondor.
  
Théoden looks sadly upon the destruction of Minas Tirith. Suddenly, a great flash of light springs from the city with a booming sound. Reinvigorated, Théoden commands his Riders into battle with a great cry “more clear than any there had ever heard a mortal man achieve.The singing Rohirrim rout the Orcs and armies of Mordor. The Darkness dissipates with a fresh wind from the sea.
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Théoden looked sadly upon the destruction of Minas Tirith.<ref>{{RK|Siege}}</ref> Suddenly, a great flash of light sprang from the city with a booming sound. Reinvigorated, Théoden commanded his Riders into battle with a great cry: "More clear than any there had ever heard a mortal man achieve." The singing Rohirrim routed the Orcs and armies of Mordor. The Darkness dissipated with a fresh wind from the sea.
 
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At the arrival of the Rohirrim, the Black Captain senses the Darkness fading and the tide of battle turning. He vanishes from the city gate to enter the fray. Meanwhile, Théoden rides in fury ahead of the Rohirrim. The chieftain of the [[Haradrim|Southrons]]—allies of [[Mordor]]—leads his men against Théoden. Though outnumbered, Théoden and [[Éomer]] charge through the line of enemy scimitars handily, striking down the Southrons’ chieftain.
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At the arrival of the Rohirrim, the [[Witch-king]] sensed the Darkness fading and the tide of battle turning. He vanished from the city gate to enter the fray. Meanwhile, Théoden rode in fury ahead of the Rohirrim. The chieftain of the [[Haradrim|Southrons]]—allies of [[Mordor]]—led his men against Théoden. Though outnumbered, Théoden and [[Éomer]] charged through the line of enemy scimitars handily, striking down the Southrons’ chieftain.
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Abe Papakhian - The Ride of the Rohirrim.jpg
The Ride of the Rohirrim
Chapter of The Return of the King
Number5
Synopsis
EventThéoden and the Rohirrim attack the besiegers of Minas Tirith.
Date13-15 March 3019
LocationDrúadan Forest; Pelennor Fields
PerspectiveMerry
Navigation
<  The Siege of Gondor
The Battle of the Pelennor Fields  >

The Ride of the Rohirrim is the fifth chapter of the first book in The Return of the King.

[edit] Summary

Four days into their journey to Minas Tirith, Merry remained hidden among the Riders of Rohan. He worried that he was a burden to the Rohirrim, and he felt unwanted and small. While the group rested, the Riders encountered the Woses, the Wild Men of the Woods. Troubled by Orcs, the Woses offered their services to Théoden. They were a little-known yet ancient people, stumpy and brutish. The Woses' leader Ghân-buri-Ghân, informed Théoden that all roads to Minas Tirith were blocked, save the secret ways the Woses knew. The Wild Men promised to show the Riders through these paths, though they would not fight alongside Rohan.

The Riders emerged from the forest just north of Minas Tirith, and the Woses bade them farewell and vanished. To Théoden's dismay, the Riders discovered two dead bodies, one of them the earlier messenger from Gondor, still clutching the red arrow.[1] Apparently, Minas Tirith did not know the Riders were coming to its aid. Dernhelm, still carrying Merry, broke rank and drew closer to Théoden as the Riders reached the out-walls of Gondor.

Théoden looked sadly upon the destruction of Minas Tirith.[2] Suddenly, a great flash of light sprang from the city with a booming sound. Reinvigorated, Théoden commanded his Riders into battle with a great cry: "More clear than any there had ever heard a mortal man achieve." The singing Rohirrim routed the Orcs and armies of Mordor. The Darkness dissipated with a fresh wind from the sea.

At the arrival of the Rohirrim, the Witch-king sensed the Darkness fading and the tide of battle turning. He vanished from the city gate to enter the fray. Meanwhile, Théoden rode in fury ahead of the Rohirrim. The chieftain of the Southrons—allies of Mordor—led his men against Théoden. Though outnumbered, Théoden and Éomer charged through the line of enemy scimitars handily, striking down the Southrons’ chieftain.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Muster of Rohan"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Siege of Gondor"