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Strider drives the Nazgûl from Weathertop

Event Type: Military/Strategic

Age: 3rd Age - Ring War

Date: October 6, 3018

Description:

An event in the Attack on the Camp at Weathertop; see that entry for an overview.
Strider laid his hand on [Frodo's] shoulder.... 'You are not alone. Let us take this wood that is set ready for the fire as a sign. There is little shelter or defence here, but fire shall serve for both. Sauron can put fire to his evil uses, as he can all things, but these Riders do not love it, and fear those who wield it. Fire is our friend in the wilderness.'

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 1, Ch 11, A Knife in the Dark

Even as [Frodo] swooned he caught, as through a swirling mist, a glimpse of Strider leaping out of the darkness with a flaming brand of wood in either hand.

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 1, Ch 11, A Knife in the Dark

They... stumbled over the body of Frodo, lying as if dead.... Strider ordered them to pick him up and lay him near the fire, and then he disappeared. That was now a good while ago.

Sam plainly was beginning to have doubts again about Strider; but while they were talking he returned, appearing suddenly out of the shadows. They started, and Sam drew his sword and stood over Frodo; but Strider knelt down swiftly at his side.

'I am not a Black Rider, Sam,' he said gently, 'nor in league with them. I have been trying to discover something of their movements; but I have found nothing. I cannot think why they have gone and do not attack again. But there is no feeling of their presence anywhere at hand.'

The Fellowship of the Ring, LoTR Book 1, Ch 12, Flight to the Ford

Contributors:
Elena Tiriel 7Jul04

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