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'''The Ring goes South''' is the third chapter of the second book in ''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]''.
 
'''The Ring goes South''' is the third chapter of the second book in ''[[The Fellowship of the Ring]]''.
  
===Summary===
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==Summary==
After the council meeting, the [[Hobbits]] hold a meeting of their own. [[Meriadoc Brandybuck|Merry]] and [[Peregrin Took|Pippin]] are angry that [[Samwise Gamgee|Sam]] has been chosen to accompany [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]] and not them. Gandalf tells them that scouts have been sent out to gather information about the Black Riders and that Frodo cannot leave unless they come back with news. [[Gandalf]] tells Frodo that he might accompany him, but for now Frodo must remain at Rivendell and help [[Bilbo Baggins|Bilbo]] with a book of records he is completing.
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After the council meeting, the [[Hobbits]] held a meeting of their own. [[Meriadoc Brandybuck|Merry]] and [[Peregrin Took|Pippin]] were offended that [[Samwise Gamgee|Sam]] had been chosen to accompany [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]], and not them. [[Gandalf]] told them that scouts had been sent out to gather information about the Black Riders and that Frodo could not leave unless they come back with news. [[Gandalf]] told Frodo that he might accompany him, but for now Frodo had to remain at [[Rivendell]] and help [[Bilbo Baggins|Bilbo]] with a book of records he was completing.
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The Hobbits remained at Rivendell for two months, by which time the scouts began to return. No news was to be had of the [[Nazgûl|Black Riders]], from any direction, except a few lost horses and torn cloaks. It was decided that Frodo must leave at once, accompanied by Sam and Gandalf. [[Elrond]] also decided that they should increase their numbers to nine, in order to match the Black Riders. [[Legolas]] would represent the [[Elves]]; [[Gimli]], son of [[Glóin]], would represent [[Dwarves]] and [[Aragorn]] ([[Strider (Aragorn)|Strider]]) would represent [[Men]]. Since Aragorn's path to [[Minas Tirith]] would lead with them, [[Boromir]] would also go along. Reluctantly, Pippin and Merry were allowed to go.
  
The Hobbits remain a [[Rivendell]] for two months, by which time the scouts begin to return. No news is to be had of the [[Nazgûl|Black Riders]] from any direction. It is decided that Frodo must leave at once, accompanied by Sam and Gandalf. Elrond also decides that they should increase their numbers to nine, in order to match the Black Riders. [[Legolas]] will represent the [[Elves]]; [[Gimli]], son of [[Gloin]], will represent [[Dwarves]] and [[Aragorn]] (the [[Strider (Aragorn)|Strider]]) will represent [[Men]]. [[Boromir]] will go to represent the [[Gondorians]]. And Pippin and Merry are allowed to go.
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Aragorn's broken sword was re-forged and named [[Andúril]], the Flame of the West. Bilbo gave Frodo a small knife, named [[Sting]], and a shirt of ''mithril'' armour to be worn under his clothes. Each traveller brought their personal weapon and Sam took the pony [[Bill the Pony|Bill]]. They set out with the understanding that, except for Frodo, each was free to leave the party whenever he chose.
  
The broken sword is re-forged and named [[Andúril]], the [[Flame of the West]]. Bilbo gives Frodo a small knife and a shirt of chain-mail armor to be worn under his clothes. Each traveler is given a personal weapon and Sam takes the pony, [[Bill the Pony|Bill]]. They set out with the understanding that, except for Frodo, each man is free to leave the party whenever he chooses.
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They reached the ruins in [[Eregion|Hollin]] and the first stage of their journey was complete. Strider felt like they were being observed by someone and noticed black ''crebain'' out of [[Dunland]] and [[Fangorn Forest|Fangorn]] flying low over the land. The group decided to leave, and at one point even saw a dark shadow pass over the land.
  
They reach [[Hollin]] and the first stage of their journey is complete. Strider feels like they are being observed by someone and notices the black crows flying low over the land. The group decides to leave, and at one point even see a dark shadow pass over the land.
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Later, the Company reached [[Caradhras]], one of the three Mountains of [[Moria]]. They attempted to reach the [[Redhorn Gate]] and thus descend the mountain near [[Mirrormere]]. The snow was very deep at the Pass, however, and soon their escape was barred by a large drift. [[Aragorn]] and [[Boromir]] forced a path through it and carried the Hobbits back to safety while the rest walked or rode Bill the pony through their path.
  
 
[[Category:The Fellowship of the Ring chapters|Ring goes South]]
 
[[Category:The Fellowship of the Ring chapters|Ring goes South]]

Latest revision as of 15:50, 6 January 2018

Ted Nasmith - The Company Attempts the Pass of Caradhras.jpg
The Ring goes South
Chapter of The Fellowship of the Ring
Number15
Synopsis
EventThe Fellowship of the Ring is formed; Frodo Baggins sets out for Mordor.
LocationHollin
Navigation
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A Journey in the Dark  >

The Ring goes South is the third chapter of the second book in The Fellowship of the Ring.

[edit] Summary

After the council meeting, the Hobbits held a meeting of their own. Merry and Pippin were offended that Sam had been chosen to accompany Frodo, and not them. Gandalf told them that scouts had been sent out to gather information about the Black Riders and that Frodo could not leave unless they come back with news. Gandalf told Frodo that he might accompany him, but for now Frodo had to remain at Rivendell and help Bilbo with a book of records he was completing.

The Hobbits remained at Rivendell for two months, by which time the scouts began to return. No news was to be had of the Black Riders, from any direction, except a few lost horses and torn cloaks. It was decided that Frodo must leave at once, accompanied by Sam and Gandalf. Elrond also decided that they should increase their numbers to nine, in order to match the Black Riders. Legolas would represent the Elves; Gimli, son of Glóin, would represent Dwarves and Aragorn (Strider) would represent Men. Since Aragorn's path to Minas Tirith would lead with them, Boromir would also go along. Reluctantly, Pippin and Merry were allowed to go.

Aragorn's broken sword was re-forged and named Andúril, the Flame of the West. Bilbo gave Frodo a small knife, named Sting, and a shirt of mithril armour to be worn under his clothes. Each traveller brought their personal weapon and Sam took the pony Bill. They set out with the understanding that, except for Frodo, each was free to leave the party whenever he chose.

They reached the ruins in Hollin and the first stage of their journey was complete. Strider felt like they were being observed by someone and noticed black crebain out of Dunland and Fangorn flying low over the land. The group decided to leave, and at one point even saw a dark shadow pass over the land.

Later, the Company reached Caradhras, one of the three Mountains of Moria. They attempted to reach the Redhorn Gate and thus descend the mountain near Mirrormere. The snow was very deep at the Pass, however, and soon their escape was barred by a large drift. Aragorn and Boromir forced a path through it and carried the Hobbits back to safety while the rest walked or rode Bill the pony through their path.