Season 8 Episode 8 – A Journey in the Dark

Hollin

  • Gollum comes across the company. He begins to follow them.
  • Gandalf leads them to the West-gate of Moria, where they are forced to let Bill the Pony go.

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  • Gandalf has trouble opening the door, but he eventually remembers the password with help from Merry.
  • The Watcher in the Water attacks Frodo and pulls him into the water. Aragorn and Boromir save him, but as they escape into the mines the Watcher collapses the door behind them.

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Moria

  • Gandalf leads them through the many passages of Moria. Frodo thinks he hears footsteps behind him.
  • Gimli tells the others of the many wonders of Moria.
  • They come to three passages, which stumps Gandalf.
  • Pippin throws a rock down a well, angering Gandalf.

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  • Gandalf chooses a passage, which turns out to be the right one when they find a great underground hall.
  • They find the Chamber of Mazarbul and Gimli mourns beside the tomb of Balin.

Balin's Tomb

  • Gandalf reads from the Book of Mazarbul, written by Ori. It tells of Balin and his colony being destroyed by orcs. (flashback)
  • They hear the booming of a drum in the deep, and the scurrying of feet. They bar the chamber and are attacked by orcs and a cave troll. Frodo stabs the troll’s foot and it withdraws, but an orc chieftain breaks through and stabs Frodo.
  • Aragorn kills the chieftain and the rest of the orcs are driven off.
  • Gandalf remains behind to seal the door. Legolas is forced to drag Gimli away from Balin’s Tomb.
  • Gandalf is forced to flee, having met his match. They continue on down stairways, fired upon by orc archers.

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  • The orcs chase them to the Bridge of Khazad-Dum, the balrog coming upon them. Gimli leads them across the bridge while Gandalf holds it.

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  • Gandalf reflects the balrog’s attacks and breaks the bridge in two, causing the balrog to fall into the abyss. The balrog grabs Gandalf with its whip and Gandalf falls down with it.
  • The company flees Moria.
  • They stumble on away from the walls before collapsing.

Deaths – Gandalf, Balin (flashback), Ori (flashback), Oin (flashback)

Adapted from chapters ‘A Journey in the Dark’ and ‘The Bridge of Khazad-Dum’ of The Lord of the Rings.

Pictures

  • Mines of Moria – CG Warrior
  • The Gates of Moria – Alan Lee
  • The Watcher in the Water – Joona Kujanen
  • The Halls of Durin – Alan Lee
  • Balin’s Tomb – Anke Eissmann
  • The Bridge of Khazad-Dum – Paul Monteagle
  • The Balrog – Ted Nasmith
  • The Bridge of Khazad-Dum – John Howe
  • Moria – John Howe

Season 6 Episode 2 – Barad-Dur

Middle-Earth

  • The Numenoreans trade with the elves of Lindon and the men of the south.

Numenor

  • Messengers from Valinor arrive. The men of Numenor argue about why they are not allowed to sail to Valinor.

Mordor

  • The servants of Sauron construct Barad-Dur and the Black Gate.

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Eregion (S.A. 1500)

  • Celebrimbor and Sauron talk. Celebrimbor directs him to Gil-Galad.
  • Celebrimbor makes advances on Galadriel, who refuses him.
  • Celebrimbor creates a version of the Elessar for Galadriel.
  • They are visited by dwarves of Khazad-Dum who ask for help in creating doorways to their kingdom.

Khazad-Dum

  • Celebrimbor creates the Door of Durin.

Lindon

  • Gil-Galad does not trust Sauron and turns him away.

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Eregion

  • Sauron returns to Celebrimbor and suggests the idea for the Rings of Power.
  • Sauron turns Celebrimbor against Galadriel, driving her away.

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  • The Rings of Power are made. Celebrimbor creates three rings without Sauron’s knowledge.
  • Sauron leaves Eregion.

Lorinand

  • Galadriel and Celeborn come across Lorinand and decide to settle there.

Mordor

  • Sauron creates the One Ring.

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Eregion

  • As Sauron puts the Ring on, Celebrimbor becomes aware of his treachery. He sends messengers to Gil-Galad.
  • Sauron attacks Eregion. Dwarves arrive from the east but are defeated. Gil-Galad sends word to Numenor.
  • Celebrimbor sends the three rings away, two to Gil-Galad and one to Galadriel.
  • Sauron tortures Celebrimbor for the location of the rings. Celebrimbor is killed and his body carried as a banner for the forces of Sauron.

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First Appearances – Tar-Minastir, Ciryatur, Durin III, Narvi, Amdir, Amroth

Deaths – Celebrimbor

Pictures

  • City of Ost-in-Edhel Mural – Alan Lee
  • Barad-Dur – J.R.R. Tolkien
  • Sauron – Weillach
  • Celebrimbor – Angus McBride
  • The Forging of the One – Ted Nasmith
  • Celebrimbor – Kaaile