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Huorns return to Isengard after the Battle of the Hornburg

Event Type: Military/Strategic

Age: 3rd Age - Ring War

Date: March 5, 3019

An event in the aftermath of the Battle of the Hornburg and the Destruction of Isengard by Ents; see those entries for overviews:

But the strange trees were never seen in Deeping-coomb again; they had returned at night, and had gone far away to the dark dales of Fangorn. Thus they were revenged upon the Orcs.

The Two Towers, LoTR Book 3, Ch 8, The Road to Isengard

They camped beside the bed of the Isen river; it was still silent and empty. ... late in the night the watchmen cried out ... over the ground there crept a darkness blacker than the night. On both sides of the river it rolled towards them, going northward.

'Stay where you are!' said Gandalf. 'Draw no weapons! Wait! and it will pass you by!'

A mist gathered about them. Above them a few stars still glimmered faintly; but on either side there arose walls of impenetrable gloom; they were in a narrow lane between moving towers of shadow. Voices they heard, whisperings and groanings and an endless rustling sigh; the earth shook under them. Long it seemed to them that they sat and were afraid; but at last the darkness and the rumour passed, and vanished between the mountain's arms.

The Two Towers, LoTR Book 3, Ch 8, The Road to Isengard

[Said Pippin,] 'There was a noise in the night like a wind coming up the valley. I think the Ents and Huorns that had been away came back then; but where they have all gone to now, I don't know.' ...

'We had just lit the fire and had some breakfast when Treebeard appeared again. We heard him hooming and calling our names outside.

'"I have just come round to see how you are faring, my lads,' he said; 'and to give you some news. Huorns have come back. All's well; aye very well indeed!" he laughed, and slapped his thighs. "No more Orcs in Isengard, no more axes!"'

The Two Towers, LoTR Book 3, Ch 9, Flotsam and Jetsam

Elena Tiriel 11Jan05, 1Feb05

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