The Account of Isildur

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The Account of Isildur
Scene from
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring - The Account of Isildur.jpg
Scene number7 (theatrical edition)
8 (extended edition)
Duration 2:41
Event Gandalf travels to Minas Tirith to research the One Ring; the Ringwraiths search for "Baggins".
Characters Gandalf, Isildur (in flashback), Ringwraiths
Keep It Secret, Keep It Safe (scene)
At the Green Dragon

The Account of Isildur is the seventh scene of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and the eighth scene of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (extended edition).

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

In the land of Mordor, Gollum is tortured into revealing the Shire and the bearer of the Ring. The Ringwraiths embark from Minas Morgul towards the Shire.

Gandalf leaves Frodo and the Shire, crossing Middle-earth to the land of Gondor, hoping to see the archives of Minas Tirith. Gandalf arrives and begins looking at the various scrolls in the archives. It is not long before he finds one authored by Isildur himself, the last person to see the One Ring before it vanished. Isildur describes the Ring's appearance and how fiery letters appear when the Ring is heated. Gandalf realizes he must test Frodo's ring by using fire.

A Ringwraith is shown asking a Hobbit for "Baggins." The Hobbit nervously tells him that the Bagginses live up in Hobbiton.

Differences[edit | edit source]

As a result of the time compression discussed earlier, Gandalf's search for information regarding the One Ring is drastically shortened from the time it takes in the books. Denethor, who has a brief appearance when this scene is described at the Council of Elrond, is omitted. The language on Isildur's scroll is slightly different than that of the book, but not substantially.