By the end of this post, I will have officially described Helm’s Deep. I think I’ve got it now. It’s just getting more complicated.
Anyway…the riders are making their way across country, slowly drawing nearer to the gorge. As they get further up and into the valley, with night falling, they look back. Firelight dots the countryside behind them. A massive army is at their heels.
However, the fortress isn’t far ahead. Helm’s Dike, the wall where they can defend their position, is close at hand. Théoden and Éomer greet the guard at the gate. He is glad to see the king, and Théoden is glad to see a good deal of men, although they aren’t the greatest fighting force in terms of age and experience.
-Gamling: The leader of the guard. He admits he’s a little too old for this…stuff. He said stuff.
No, Gamling is not Théoden’s personal steward, as he is in the movie. But hey, at least they used an actual name, not a made up one.
Okay. But let’s get to Helm’s Deep. Start with what you know.
So that is Helm’s GATE as a whole. Yes, Helm’s Gate. Helm’s Deep is the valley itself. There on the right is the Hornrock, the wall of the cliff jutting out. The Hornburg is the tower built upon it. The wall, as I sort of explained earlier, is Helm’s Dike. You can’t really see it, but the Deeping-stream winds along on the bottom of the valley, passing under Helm’s Dike.
And that, I believe, is the stronghold’s weak point…
Did that all make sense? I don’t even know anymore.
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