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The '''Scroll of Isildur''' was a scroll made by [[Isildur]] himself during his short time in [[Minas Tirith]] after the [[War of the Last Alliance]], that was stored for millennia in the vaults of that city. The scroll held Isildur's account of the gaining of the [[The One Ring|Ring]] from [[Sauron]]. His description of the Ring, and his account of the fiery writing that ran around it, was vital in helping [[Gandalf]] identify [[Frodo Baggins|Frodo]]'s Magic Ring as the One Ring of Sauron.<ref>{{FR|II2}}</ref>
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The '''Scroll of Isildur''' was a scroll made by [[Isildur]] himself during his short time in [[Minas Tirith]] after the [[War of the Last Alliance]] between {{SA|3441}} and {{TA|2}}. The scroll held Isildur's account of the gaining of the [[The One Ring|Ring]] from [[Sauron]] and described the appearance of [[Ring Verse|an inscription]] around the Ring while it was still hot. The Scroll was stored for millennia in the vaults of that city and according to Gandalf it was probably forgotten after the time of the [[Kings of Gondor]] and nobody, except him and perhaps [[Saruman]], had seen it.
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[[Gandalf]] started to believe that [[Bilbo Baggins]]' Magic Ring was the One. In {{TA|3017}} he visited Minas Tirith and studied the scroll. Isildur's description was vital in helping [[Gandalf]] identify the Ring. He visited [[Frodo Baggins]] in [[Bag End]] and testing his ring in the fireplace, confirmed it as the One Ring of Sauron.<ref>{{FR|II2}}</ref><ref>{{FR|I2}}</ref>
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==Portrayal in adaptations==
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'''2001: ''[[The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring]]'':'''
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:Gandalf visits Minas Tirith to discern the identity of Bilbo's Ring. A brief scene shows him guided to the vaults by a [[Gondorians|Gondorian]] keeper and reading the scroll, which is an elaborate prop in [[Tengwar]] calligraphy.  In the film, Gandalf incorrectly gives the year as {{SA|3434}}.
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Latest revision as of 13:03, 20 January 2018

Scroll of Isildur
Manuscript
Audrey Corman - Scroll of Isildur.jpg
"Scroll of Isildur" by Audrey Corman
LocationVaults of Minas Tirith
OwnerHouse of Isildur
CreatorIsildur
Minas Tirith, S.A. 3441-T.A. 2
Notable forDescribing the nature of the One Ring

The Scroll of Isildur was a scroll made by Isildur himself during his short time in Minas Tirith after the War of the Last Alliance between S.A. 3441 and T.A. 2. The scroll held Isildur's account of the gaining of the Ring from Sauron and described the appearance of an inscription around the Ring while it was still hot. The Scroll was stored for millennia in the vaults of that city and according to Gandalf it was probably forgotten after the time of the Kings of Gondor and nobody, except him and perhaps Saruman, had seen it.

Gandalf started to believe that Bilbo Baggins' Magic Ring was the One. In T.A. 3017 he visited Minas Tirith and studied the scroll. Isildur's description was vital in helping Gandalf identify the Ring. He visited Frodo Baggins in Bag End and testing his ring in the fireplace, confirmed it as the One Ring of Sauron.[1][2]

[edit] Portrayal in adaptations

2001: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring:

Gandalf visits Minas Tirith to discern the identity of Bilbo's Ring. A brief scene shows him guided to the vaults by a Gondorian keeper and reading the scroll, which is an elaborate prop in Tengwar calligraphy. In the film, Gandalf incorrectly gives the year as S.A. 3434.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Council of Elrond"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "The Shadow of the Past"