Built in the founding of Gondor after the Downfall of Numenor by the descendants of The Faithful, it was exceedingly thick and strong. It was possibly the most important part of the Fortress of the Hornburg, stretching from the keep to the end of the opening to the Deep. It also was the most vulnerable, for contained within the wall was a culvert which served as a drain for the water that would accumulate from the steady flow of the Deeping-stream. This weakness was exploited in the Battle of the Hornburg by Saruman, who had his Uruks place a fire (possibly some form of explosive known only to Saruman or one of his Order) to create a large enough breach to make the wall defenseless, forcing the Rohirrim to withdraw to the keep.
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