Episode 71: Fish and Subjugation

This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss The Two Towers: Book Four, Chapter Two, The Passage of the Marshes.

Characters:

  • Frodo- The Master of Smeagol
  • Sam – The One Who Does not Trust Smeagol
  • Gollum/Smeagol – is Smeagol

Here is a link to the same map as last week, continuing the trios journey across the Dead Marshes to the Black Gate

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Episode 70: Gollum-Off Round One

This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss The Two Towers: Book Four, Chapter One, The Taming of Smeagol.

Characters:

  • Frodo- Yay! Back to our Ringbearer!
  • Sam – Yay! And his stalwart gardener!
  • Gollum/Smeagol – …he’s here too. Making more pit pats!
  • Maybe a black rider?

Here you can see a map of Frodo and Sam’s journey from the Breaking of the Fellowship to where they made their way through the Emyn Muil and met up with Gollum, moving toward the Dead Marshes and ultimately Mordor

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Episode 69: One Does Not Ride Shadowfax, He Rides You

This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss Book Three, Chapter Eleven of the Two Towers, The Palantir

Characters

  • Pippin – a hobbit who makes a bad choice and it gives him exactly what he wanted
  • Merry – a hobbit who really, really just wants to sleep
  • Gandalf – Wizard with answers!
  • Aragorn – a man who has, maybe, just MAYBE, made a decision?
  • Théoden – King of Rohan

 

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Episode 68: Enter Through the Door, Exit Through the Roof

This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss Book Three, Chapter Ten of the Two Towers, The Voice of Saruman

Characters

  • Gandalf – OUR Wizard
  • Saruman – That OTHER Wizard. Has a seductive voice. 
  • Merry/Pippin – The best gate keepers there ever were. 
  • Aragorn/Legolas/Gimli – the hunters, just being there, representing the three races of Middle Earth (even though there are more)
  • Treebeard – In charge of Isengard
  • Théoden – King of Rohan
  • Éomer – Théoden’s nephew and heir.
  • Grima Wormtongue – a man with terrible aim

No maps this week as all the action takes place within Isengard. Once again. Two chapters in a row with no walking. Weird.

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Episode 67: Just-in-Case-Pipe!

This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss Book Three, Chapter Nine of the Two Towers, Flotsam and Jetsam

Characters

  • Merry and Pippin – hobbit friends, provide food, and tell a story
  • Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli – the hunters find their quarry, and listen to a story
  • Saruman – The Mean Wizard
  • Gandalf – The Nice Wizard
  • Treebeard – Ent, the one with the plan
  • Quickbeam – Ent who ALMOST strangles the Tree-Killer
  • Grima Wormtongue – a douchenozel

No maps this week as all the action takes place within Isengard. No traveling at all. They don’t even really move around within Isengard.

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Episode 66 – Yay Friendship!

This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss The Two Towers, Book Three, Chapter IX, The Road to Isengard

Characters

  • Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas – the Three Hunters, reaching the end of their hunt
  • Gandalf – mysterious yet powerful wizard
  • Théoden – King of Rohan
  • Éomer – Théoden’s nephew and heir
  • Háma – no longer able to run for President.
  • Treebeard – and Ent!
  • Quickbeam – another Ent!
  • Merry and Pippin – the Hobbits we’ve been searching for!

Maps

Check out the map here to see how Fangorn Forest relates to the River Isen and Isengard and get an idea of how far the trees traveled.

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Episode 65: A Forest and a Hard Place

This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss The Two Towers, Book Three, Chapter 7: Helm’s Deep.

 

Characters

  • Gandalf – a wizard up to his old tricks.
  • Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas – the three hunters, still trucking on.
  • Théoden – King of Rohan
  • Éomer – Théoden’s nephew
  • Háma – Rohan’s MVP
  • Gamling – a Rohan Soldier
  • Ceorl – A Rohan soldier
  • Erkandbrand – Master of the Westfold, lives at Helm’s Deep.

Here is the same map as last week about the area of Rohan they were riding through, and then turned for Helm’s Deep. Something I forgot to bring up in the episode is that the White Mountains that Helm’s Deep is nestled in, are technically part of the Mist Mountains but separated from them by the Gap of Rohan, thus they get their own name.

Episode 64: Háma For President 2020

This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss The Two Towers, Book Three, Chapter 6; The King of the Golden Hall.

Apologies about the audio issue with this weeks episode!

Characters

  • Gandalf – Stormcrow, The White Rider
  • Aragorn – Heir of Elendil
  • Gimli – a dwarf
  • Legolas – an elf
  • Théoden – King of the Golden Hall (and, you know, Rohan)
  • Háma – a good good doorwarden and errand boy of Meduseld
  • Grima Wormtongue – sleezeball
  • Éomer – Theoden’s Sister-son
  • Éowyn – Theoden’s Sister-daughter

 

Here is a map of the area of Rohan and Isengard and fangorn so we can see where all of our main players are currently in relation to one another.

 

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Episode 63: A Great Betrayal

This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy, discuss The Two Towers, Book Three, Chapter Five, The White Rider

Characers

  • Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas – The Three Hunters
  • Gandalf –  THE WHITE!
  • Shadowfax
  • Hasufel and Arod

Mentions of:

  • Sauron
  • Saruman
  • Gwaihir
  • Merry and Pippin
  • Galadriel
  • Treebeard and Ents
  • Balrog, Durin’s Bane

The Journey

The entirety of this chapter, much like last week, takes place within Fangorn, other than the brief beginning which is just outside the forest.

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Episode 62: The Birds and the Bees and the Trees

This week Caitlin and Rachel and Emmy discuss Chapter 4 of Book Three of the Two Towers, Treebeard.

Characters:

  • Pippin and Merry – Hobbits!
  • Treebeard – an Ent! Guardian of the forest
  • Quickbeam – another Ent, younger, hastier.
  • Entwives – the female Ents.
  • Mentions of Saruman and Gandalf

The Journey

The entirety of this chapter takes place within Fangorn Forest!

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