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Skirmish at Weathertop
Skirmish at Weathertop 1
The Nazgûl, ready to attack.
Conflict: War of the Ring
Date: October 6, 3018
Place: Weathertop
Outcome: Frodo poisoned; Fellowship victory
The Hobbits and Aragorn The Nazgûl
Aragorn The Witch-King
4 hobbits, 1 Dúnedain 5 Ringwraiths
Frodo poisoned Some Nazgûl with minor injuries
War of the Ring

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The Skirmish at Weathertop was a minor conflict that occurred on Weathertop during the night of October 6, TA 3018 between the Nazgûl and the Fellowship, which consisted only of Aragorn and the Hobbits at that time. It resulted in Frodo being stabbed by a Morgul-blade and only minor injuries sustained by the Nazgûl.

History Edit

Background Edit

After Bilbo Baggins' 111th birthday party, the One Ring was passed onto his nephew, Frodo Baggins. After Gandalf returned from Gollum's interrogation, he ordered Frodo and Samwise Gamgee to flee from The Shire and meet him at The Prancing Pony in Bree. Upon leaving, Frodo and Sam met with Merry and Pippin, who decided to join them in their quest to Bree.

Strider and Making Way to Weathertop Edit

The Hobbits reached The Prancing Pony and Gandalf was nowhere to be seen. After Frodo accidentally placed on the One Ring, Aragorn, disguised as a man named Strider, pulled Frodo to another section of The Prancing Pony to tell him that their journey is not over and they must journey to Rivendell where the ring will be in safer hands.

The group stopped at Weathertop as night was coming. As Aragorn left to gather more supplies and look out for intruders, the Nazgûl found the Hobbits and chased them to the top of Weathertop where the battle was to begin.[1]

The Battle Edit

Frodo Baggins Stabbed

Frodo is stabbed by the Witch-Kings Morgul dagger.

The Hobbits attacked the Nazgûl as the battle began. Due to their inexperience with swords and combat, the Hobbits were no match against the Nazgûl and were defeated with minor wounds. The Witch-king of Angmar then realized that Frodo had the One Ring and approached him during the battle.

Aragorn arrived before more damage could be done onto the Hobbits. He fought against the Nazgûl and was able to drive most of them away. However, noticing the Witch-King approaching, Frodo put on the One Ring in attempt to hide from the Witch-King. That proved to have no effect when the Witch-king saw him in the wraith-world, and stabbed his shoulder with a Morgul-blade.

Frodo fainted, but took off the Ring before losing consciousness completely. Aragorn was able to drive the rest of the Nazgûl off, but Frodo had sustained a wound that would haunt him in the years after.

The Nazgûl escaped but Frodo was left poisoned by the Witch-king's dagger and required healing from the Elves.[2]

References Edit

  1. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, "Strider"
  2. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, "A Knife in the Dark"

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