Helm's Deep (chapter)

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Helm's Deep
Chapter of The Two Towers
EventThe Battle of the Hornburg is won by Théoden; Saruman's forces are defeated.
Date3 March 3019
LocationHelm's Deep
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Helm's Deep is the seventh chapter of the first book in The Two Towers.


On the second day of their journey to Isengard, a messenger who told them that Saruman had almost won met the group. Gandalf left them with the excuse of having an errand to run. When they reached Helm's Deep, the battle was fierce and the Orcs seemed to be winning. Suddenly, Théoden and his men rode up from behind, trapping the Orcs. Gandalf appeared with a contingent of reinforcements, led by Erkenbrand. The Orcs fled into the nearby forest, but the Ents captured them and the battle was over as quickly as it had begun.