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Entmoot

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Entmoot
FounderTreebeard
Date founded30 February T.A. 3019
Race of membersEnts
Famous membersTreebeard, Bregalad, Beechbone
LocationDerndingle in Fangorn Forest
AchievementsLast March of the Ents
Disbanded2 March 3019

Entmoot was the name for a meeting of the Ents of Fangorn Forest, said to be a rare occasion in the later days of the Third Age. The Moot was held by tradition at a dell in the Forest known as Derndingle.[1]

The only Entmoot described in any detail occurred between 30 February and 2 March T.A. 3019.[2] Summoned by Treebeard in response to the news brought to him by Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took of the Wizard Saruman's treachery, there the Ents decided that -- facing an inevitable slow extinction -- they would attack Isengard to avenge the damage Saruman's Orcs had done to their tree-herds. This so-called 'Last March of the Ents' was a significant event in the War of the Ring.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "Treebeard"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Great Years"