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'''The Muster of Rohan''' is the third chapter of the fifth book in ''[[The Return of the King]]''.
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| event=[[Théoden]] and the [[Rohirrim]] set out for [[Gondor]].
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'''The Muster of Rohan''' is the third chapter of the first book in ''[[The Return of the King]]''.
  
===Summary===
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==Summary==
[[Théoden]] and the [[Riders of Rohan|Riders]] reach the outer hills of [[Rohan]] after a hard three days’ journey. [[Éomer]], Théoden’s sister-son, urges his uncle not to go further east, but Théoden insists on going to war. Gathering the remaining Riders of Rohan, Théoden decides to ride to the Hold at [[Dunharrow]], where the people of Rohan have taken shelter in anticipation of war. He finds [[Éowyn]], the Lady of Rohan, waiting there among her people, and he orders the host to rest for the night.
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[[Théoden]] and the [[Rohirrim|Riders]] reached the outer hills of [[Rohan]] after a hard three days' journey. [[Éomer]], Théoden's sister-son, urged his uncle not to go further east, but Théoden insisted on going to war. Gathering the remaining Riders of Rohan, Théoden decided to ride to the Hold at [[Dunharrow]], where the people of Rohan had taken shelter in anticipation of war. He found [[Éowyn]], the Lady of Rohan, waiting there among her people, and he ordered the host to rest for the night.
  
At dinner, [[Meriadoc Brandybuck|Merry]] waits at Théoden’s side, fulfilling his duties as the king’s new squire. Théoden further explains to Merry the legend of the [[Paths of the Dead]], speculating about whether or not Aragorn will survive. A messenger from [[Gondor]] enters the tent. Merry is startled by the man’s armor, as it reminds him of [[Boromir]]. The stranger brings a [[Red Arrow]]—a summons, sent only in times of great peril—from the [[Steward of Gondor]]. Théoden states that six thousand Riders will set out for [[Minas Tirith]] in the morning, but that they will not reach Minas Tirith for a week.
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At dinner, [[Meriadoc Brandybuck|Merry]] waited at Théoden's side, fulfilling his duties as the king's new squire. Théoden further explained to Merry the legend of the [[Paths of the Dead]], speculating about whether or not [[Aragorn]] would survive. A messenger from [[Gondor]] entered the tent. Merry was startled by the man's armour, as it reminded him of [[Boromir]]. The stranger brought a [[Red Arrow]]—a summons, sent only in times of great peril—from the [[Stewards of Gondor|Steward of Gondor]]. Théoden stated that six thousand Riders would set out for [[Minas Tirith]] in the morning, but that they would not reach Minas Tirith for a week.
  
There is no sunrise the next morning; a great Darkness has descended, and all the land is buried under a terrible gloom emanating from [[Mordor]]. As the host prepares to leave, Théoden asks Merry to stay behind when they pass the city of [[Edoras]]. The ride to Gondor will be hard and swift, and none among the Riders can afford the burden of carrying the hobbit along. Merry is sorely disappointed, but the king has made up his mind. Éowyn, however, escorts Merry to a small booth and outfits him as best she can in the armor of the King’s Guard. She bids Merry farewell and returns to her tent.
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There was no sunrise the next morning; a great Darkness had descended, and all the land was buried under a terrible gloom emanating from [[Mordor]]. As the host prepared to leave, Théoden asked Merry to stay behind when they passed the city of [[Edoras]]. The ride to Gondor would be hard and swift, and none among the Riders could afford the burden of carrying the hobbit along. Merry was sorely disappointed, but the king had made up his mind. Éowyn, however, escorted Merry to a small booth and outfitted him as best she could in the armour of the King's Guard. She bade Merry farewell and returned to her tent.
  
In Edoras, Merry loses all hope of going to Gondor until a young and slender Rider offers to carry Merry with him secretly to battle. The Rider introduces himself as Dernhelm. Merry gratefully accepts, and soon Théoden’s host departs for Minas Tirith.
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In Edoras, Merry lost all hope of going to Gondor until a young and slender Rider offered to carry Merry with him secretly to battle. The Rider introduced himself as Dernhelm. Merry gratefully accepted, and soon Théoden's host departed for Minas Tirith.
 
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Latest revision as of 22:33, 5 February 2018

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The Muster of Rohan
Chapter of The Return of the King
Number3
Synopsis
EventThéoden and the Rohirrim set out for Gondor.
Date9-10 March 3019
LocationEdoras
PerspectiveMerry
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The Muster of Rohan is the third chapter of the first book in The Return of the King.

[edit] Summary

Théoden and the Riders reached the outer hills of Rohan after a hard three days' journey. Éomer, Théoden's sister-son, urged his uncle not to go further east, but Théoden insisted on going to war. Gathering the remaining Riders of Rohan, Théoden decided to ride to the Hold at Dunharrow, where the people of Rohan had taken shelter in anticipation of war. He found Éowyn, the Lady of Rohan, waiting there among her people, and he ordered the host to rest for the night.

At dinner, Merry waited at Théoden's side, fulfilling his duties as the king's new squire. Théoden further explained to Merry the legend of the Paths of the Dead, speculating about whether or not Aragorn would survive. A messenger from Gondor entered the tent. Merry was startled by the man's armour, as it reminded him of Boromir. The stranger brought a Red Arrow—a summons, sent only in times of great peril—from the Steward of Gondor. Théoden stated that six thousand Riders would set out for Minas Tirith in the morning, but that they would not reach Minas Tirith for a week.

There was no sunrise the next morning; a great Darkness had descended, and all the land was buried under a terrible gloom emanating from Mordor. As the host prepared to leave, Théoden asked Merry to stay behind when they passed the city of Edoras. The ride to Gondor would be hard and swift, and none among the Riders could afford the burden of carrying the hobbit along. Merry was sorely disappointed, but the king had made up his mind. Éowyn, however, escorted Merry to a small booth and outfitted him as best she could in the armour of the King's Guard. She bade Merry farewell and returned to her tent.

In Edoras, Merry lost all hope of going to Gondor until a young and slender Rider offered to carry Merry with him secretly to battle. The Rider introduced himself as Dernhelm. Merry gratefully accepted, and soon Théoden's host departed for Minas Tirith.