Frodo gives Sting and the Phial of Galadriel to Sam
Event Type: Artifacts
Age: 3rd Age - Ring War
Date: March 16, 3019
An event in the prelude to the Destruction of the One Ring; see that entry for an overview:
At length [Frodo] stirred.
'Well, I suppose we must be going on again,' he said. 'I wonder how long it will be before we really are caught and all the toiling and the slinking will be over, and in vain.' He stood up. 'It's dark, and we cannot use the Lady's glass. Keep it safe for me, Sam. I have nowhere to keep it now, except in my hand, and I shall need both hands in the blind night. But Sting I give to you. I have got an orc-blade, but I do not think it will be my part to strike any blow again.'
The Return of the King, LoTR Book 6, Ch 3, Mount Doom
Elena Tiriel 22Aug06