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[[File:Grant Gould - LOTR.jpg|thumb|150px|Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli by [[Grant Gould]].]]
 
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The "'''Three Hunters'''" was the remnant of the [[Fellowship of the Ring]]—[[Aragorn]], [[Legolas]], and [[Gimli]]—as they tracked the [[Uruk-Hai]] that had captured [[Meriadoc Brandybuck]] and [[Peregrin Took]] at [[Amon Hen]].  
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The "'''Three Hunters'''" was the name that [[Aragorn]] bestowed upon the remnant of the [[Fellowship of the Ring]]—including himself, [[Legolas]], and [[Gimli]]<ref>{{TT|III1}}</ref>—on [[26 February]]{{TA|3019}}<ref name="Great">{{App|Great}}</ref> as they began tracking the [[Uruk-hai]] that had captured [[Meriadoc Brandybuck]] and [[Peregrin Took]] at [[Amon Hen]].  
 
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The Three Hunters descended [[Emyn Muil]] and entered [[Rohan]]; with Aragorn's tracking skills, they successfully followed the right track and even found Pippin's [[Elven brooch]], which had been dropped for for them to find it. The hunting continued for three days.
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The Three Hunters descended [[Emyn Muil]] and entered [[Rohan]]; with Aragorn's tracking skills, they successfully followed the right track and even found Pippin's [[Elven brooches|Elven brooch]], which had been dropped for them to find. The hunt continued for three days.<ref name="Riders">{{TT|III2}}</ref>
 
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They soon encountered [[Éomer]] and his [[éored]] who had slaughtered the Orc-band earlier and were on the way back to [[Edoras]]. Éomer demanded their names and business, and fighting almost broke out between Gimli and Éomer when Aragorn sprang between them, told Éomer his true name, and showed him his sword, [[Andúril]]. Éomer now listened to their story of their journey and learned about the losses of [[Gandalf]], [[Boromir]], and the two young hobbits. Although he was counteracting the law of Rohan, he lent them two horses— [[Hasufel]] and [[Arod]]—and asked them to prove his trust by bringing them back to Edoras.
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On [[30 February]] they encountered [[Éomer]]<ref name="Great"/> and his [[éored]] who had slaughtered the Orc-band the day before and were on the way back to [[Edoras]]. Éomer demanded their names and business and fighting almost broke out between Gimli and ÉomerAragorn prevented the fight and Éomer listened to their story of their journey and the losses of [[Gandalf]], [[Boromir]], and the two young hobbits. Although Éomer believed that the hobbits must have been slain in the attack, he lent them two horses— [[Hasufel]] and [[Arod]]—and asked them to prove his trust by bringing them back to Edoras.
 
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With their horses, they followed Éomer's instructions and reached the outskirts of [[Fangorn Forest]], where they met [[Gandalf]] the White with whom they rode to Edoras; eventually they reunited with the Hobbits in [[Isengard]] after the [[Battle of the Hornburg]].  
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With their horses, the Three Hunters followed Éomer's instructions and reached the outskirts of [[Fangorn Forest]].  As night fell they encountered an old man who vanished, as did their horses.<ref name="Riders"/>  On [[1 March]] Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli met[[Gandalf]] the White and their hunt was over, although it was not until [[5 March]] that they again saw Merry and Pippin at [[Isengard]].<ref name="Great"/>  Later the two hobbits would follow other paths during the [[War of the Ring]] but Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli stayed together to the end.
 
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Latest revision as of 13:27, 29 March 2014

Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli by Grant Gould.

The "Three Hunters" was the name that Aragorn bestowed upon the remnant of the Fellowship of the Ring—including himself, Legolas, and Gimli[1]—on 26 FebruaryT.A. 3019[2] as they began tracking the Uruk-hai that had captured Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took at Amon Hen.

The Three Hunters descended Emyn Muil and entered Rohan; with Aragorn's tracking skills, they successfully followed the right track and even found Pippin's Elven brooch, which had been dropped for them to find. The hunt continued for three days.[3]

On 30 February they encountered Éomer[2] and his éored who had slaughtered the Orc-band the day before and were on the way back to Edoras. Éomer demanded their names and business and fighting almost broke out between Gimli and Éomer. Aragorn prevented the fight and Éomer listened to their story of their journey and the losses of Gandalf, Boromir, and the two young hobbits. Although Éomer believed that the hobbits must have been slain in the attack, he lent them two horses— Hasufel and Arod—and asked them to prove his trust by bringing them back to Edoras.

With their horses, the Three Hunters followed Éomer's instructions and reached the outskirts of Fangorn Forest. As night fell they encountered an old man who vanished, as did their horses.[3] On 1 March Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli metGandalf the White and their hunt was over, although it was not until 5 March that they again saw Merry and Pippin at Isengard.[2] Later the two hobbits would follow other paths during the War of the Ring but Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli stayed together to the end.

[edit] References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Departure of Boromir"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Great Years"
  3. 3.0 3.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Riders of Rohan"