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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Episode 61: The Apple of His Eye

This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss The Two Towers, Book Three, Chapter 3: The Uruk-hai.

Characters

  • Merry and Pippin – Hobbit Hostages
  • Ugluk – the leader of the Uruk-hai from Isengard
  • Grishnakh – the leader of the orcs from Mordor
  • Various other orcs

The Journey

If you ever want to check the path of any characters or events you can explore the exhaustive map at LOTR Project

Like last week, I have snapped a picture of Merry and Pippin’s journey from the Middle-Earth Atlas, while trying to avoid spoilers.

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Episode 60: Wingfoot Longshanks…Potter?

This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss The Two Towers, Chapter 2, The Riders of Rohan

Characters

  • Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas – the Three Hunters, the Fellowship leftovers
  • Eomer – The Third Marshall of the RIddermark, a man of Rohan.
  • Eothain – a man of Eomer’s company.
  • Arod and Hasufel – New horses!
  • Theoden – we only get a mention of him, but he is the King of Rohan.

The Journey

The Three Hunters run down from Emyn Muil and across the Eastemnet of Rohan back north towards Isengard, and end their journey on the outskirts of Fangorn Forest.

Here you can see the borders of Rohan as a whole.

I took a picture of the path of the Three Hunters in the Atlas, while attempting to avoid spoilers.

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Episode 59: Gimli is my Baby

This week Caitlin, Rachel, and Emmy discuss The Two Towers, Book 3: Chapter 1 The Departure of Boromir.

Characters

  • Aragorn – still indecisive
  • Legolas – doesn’t let a friend sing alone
  • Gimli – really just wants to get on with it
  • Boromir – is dead.

 

Locations

The Three Hunters are still around Amon Hen for this for this chapter. They take off toward the “East Wall” of Rohan at the end of the chapter.

Which can be seen here.

 

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