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road to Gondor by breathing2004 road to Gondor by breathing2004
The story begins in the Shire, where the Hobbit Frodo Baggins inherits the Ring from Bilbo, his cousin[note 2] and guardian. Neither is aware of its origin and nature, but Gandalf the Grey, a wizard and old friend of Bilbo, suspects the Ring's identity. When he becomes certain, he strongly advises Frodo to take it away from the Shire. Frodo leaves, accompanied by his gardener and friend, Samwise Gamgee, and two cousins, Meriadoc Brandybuck and Peregrin Took. They nearly encounter the Nazgûl while still in the Shire, but shake off pursuit by cutting through the Old Forest, where they are aided by the enigmatic Tom Bombadil, who alone is unaffected by the Ring's corrupting influence. After leaving the forest, they stop in the town of Bree where they meet Aragorn, Isildur's heir. He persuades them to take him on as guide and protector. They flee from Bree after narrowly escaping another assault, but the Nazgûl follow and attack them on the hill of Weathertop, wounding Frodo with a Morgul blade. Aragorn leads the hobbits toward the Elven refuge of Rivendell, while Frodo gradually succumbs to the wound. The Ringwraiths nearly overtake Frodo at the Ford of Bruinen, but flood waters summoned by Elrond, master of Rivendell, rise up and overwhelm them.
Frodo recovers in Rivendell under the care of Elrond. The Council of Elrond reveals much significant history about Sauron and the Ring, as well as the news that Sauron has corrupted Gandalf's fellow wizard, Saruman. The Council decides that the Ring must be destroyed, but that can only be done by returning it to the flames of Mount Doom in Mordor, where it was forged. Frodo volunteers to take on this daunting task, and a "Fellowship of the Ring" is formed to aid him: Sam, Merry, Pippin, Aragorn, Gandalf, Gimli the Dwarf, Legolas the Elf, and the Man Boromir, son of the Ruling Steward Denethor of the realm of Gondor.
After a failed attempt to cross the Misty Mountains via the pass below Caradhras, the company are forced to try a more perilous path through the Mines of Moria, where they are attacked by the Watcher in the Water before the gate. Inside, they discover the fate of Balin and his colony of Dwarves. After repulsing an attack, they are pursued by orcs and an ancient, powerful Balrog. Gandalf confronts the Balrog, but in their struggle, both fall into a deep chasm. The others escape and take refuge in the Elven forest of Lothlórien, where they are counselled by Galadriel and Celeborn.
With boats and gifts from Galadriel, the company travel down the River Anduin to the hill of Amon Hen. Boromir succumbs to the lure of the Ring and attempts to take it from Frodo. Frodo escapes and determines to continue the quest alone, though Sam guesses his intent and comes along. Meanwhile, orcs sent by Saruman and Sauron kill Boromir and kidnap Merry and Pippin.
After agonizing over which pair of hobbits to follow, Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas pursue the orcs bearing Merry and Pippin to Saruman. In the kingdom of Rohan, the orcs are slain by a company of the Rohirrim. Merry and Pippin escape into Fangorn Forest, where they are befriended by Treebeard, the oldest of the tree-like Ents. Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas track the hobbits to Fangorn, and encounter Gandalf, resurrected as the significantly more powerful "Gandalf the White" after his mutually fatal duel with the Balrog. Gandalf assures them that Merry and Pippin are safe. They then ride to Edoras, the capital of Rohan, where they free Théoden, King of Rohan, from the influence of Saruman's henchman Gríma Wormtongue. Théoden musters his fighting strength and rides to the ancient fortress of Helm's Deep, but en route Gandalf leaves to seek help from Treebeard.
Meanwhile, the Ents, roused from their customarily peaceful ways by Merry and Pippin, attack Isengard, Saruman's stronghold, and trap the wizard in the tower of Orthanc. Gandalf convinces Treebeard to send an army of Huorns to Théoden's aid. Gandalf and Rohirrim reinforcements arrive just in time to defeat and scatter Saruman's army. The Huorns dispose of the fleeing orcs. Gandalf then parleys with Saruman at Orthanc. When Saruman rejects his offer of redemption, Gandalf strips him of his rank and most of his powers. Pippin looks into a palantír, a seeing-stone that Saruman had used to communicate with Sauron and through which he was enslaved. Gandalf rides for Minas Tirith, chief city of Gondor, taking Pippin with him.
Frodo and Sam capture Gollum, who had been following them from Moria, and force him to guide them to Mordor. Finding Mordor's Black Gate too well guarded to attempt, they travel instead to a secret passage Gollum knows. Torn between his loyalty to Frodo and his desire for the Ring, Gollum eventually betrays Frodo by leading him to the great spider Shelob in the tunnels of Cirith Ungol. Frodo is felled by Shelob's bite, but Sam fights her off. Sam takes the Ring and leaves Frodo, believing him to be dead. When orcs find Frodo, Sam overhears them say that Frodo is only unconscious, and chases after them.
Sauron unleashes a heavy assault upon Gondor. Gandalf arrives at Minas Tirith to alert Denethor of the impending attack. The city is besieged, and Denethor, deceived by Sauron, gives up hope and commits suicide, nearly taking his remaining son Faramir with him. With time running out, Aragorn feels he has no choice but to take the Paths of the Dead, accompanied by Legolas and Gimli. There Aragorn raises an undead army of oath-breakers bound by an ancient curse. The ghostly army help them to defeat the Corsairs of Umbar invading southern Gondor. Commandeering the ships of the Corsairs, Aragorn leads reinforcements up the Anduin to relieve the siege of Minas Tirith, and the forces of Gondor and Rohan defeat Sauron's army in the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.
Meanwhile, Sam rescues Frodo from the tower of Cirith Ungol, and they set out across Mordor. In order to distract Sauron from his true danger, Aragorn leads the armies of Gondor and Rohan in a march on the Black Gate of Mordor. His vastly outnumbered troops fight desperately against Sauron's forces. Reaching the edge of the Cracks of Doom, Frodo is unable to resist the Ring any longer, and claims it for himself. Gollum suddenly reappears, struggles with Frodo and bites off his finger, Ring and all. Celebrating wildly, Gollum falls into the fire, taking the Ring with him. With the destruction of the One Ring, Sauron perishes, along with the Nazgûl, and his armies are thrown into such disarray that Aragorn's forces emerge victorious.

that is the story
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caseva Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this! It reminds me of some of the early cover art for the books. 
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jhorsfield30 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would like to buy a print of this?
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Erika-Fishhy Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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ettymoo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your style and use of color are amazing
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lyyyyar Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
Your artwork is so amazing, it almost literally takes my breath away! Great job done here, my friend
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z-anoosheh Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
excellent! 
do you have studied about persian or oriental paint art?
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Stacy-Raven-21 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I wish there were LOTR books with your illustrations! 
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Atticus-Morwing Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student General Artist
One word: BADASS.
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Haamurabai Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work! I now require some stained-glass windows.. O_q
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Lorndane Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
I am sad I can't get a print of this right now.
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Liryc19 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Would love to buy a print of it. It's amazing!
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The-Architetcer Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is really cool!!!
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FaerieCarousel Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
I want this on a pillow I could put on my sofa. It's so gorgeous. Definitely one of my favorites of all the Tolkien pieces you've done so far--which is saying something, since I love all the Tolkien pieces you've done so far!
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ZehnWaters Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Beautiful!
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StarSpindle Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
I love all your stained glass-type illustrations, they're just beautiful! You've really captured the feel and tone of the books/films as well. I haven't seen anyone do this as fan art before, well done!
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Ekanes Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh my God, ALL your drawings are SO awsome *___* I've been loving Tolkien's book since I was eleven and looking at this drawings I feel like when I first read "The Lord of The Rings"... Love them *-*
Bravo! Complimenti!
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shadowycat Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
This is gorgeous. I really like your style. :D
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Peatchoune Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's amazing you can recognize every area of Middle Earth easily !
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Rav3nway Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whole series is totally EPIC!
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Leuthile Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I love it! Gonna order my first print (by you) right now!
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CindysArt Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful work! :clap:
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XantheEquine Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
One day I will get all of your LotR pieces as well as all of your WoW pieces from the print store and have them on my walls. Each one is more beautiful then the last and all of them would be wonderful to have on the walls.
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Willow421 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesomeness!
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Nortstar Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
it is really amanzig
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Sunkael Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
I love your style!
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kivvi0 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
I want to have my room walls all covered with your art works. awesome job
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Chibis-storm Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
cool.
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MarionHarmon Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
This style perfectly fits the spirit of LOTR, and I would love to see an artist render these in stained glass. The result would be breath-taking.
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aldomann Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Amazement is over 9000!! I love it, but shouldn't the book have a red cover?
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Tehdruid Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
what I wouldn't give to possess a quarter of the talent you have.
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IonizedIan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Have you considered or has anyone made a stained glass windows of your epics/stories works?
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FlyingCarpets Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Rohan is amazing! XD
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AbsoluteGravityZone Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Its all amazing XD
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FlyingCarpets Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Oh it is, no denying! 8D This artist makes the world a better place <3
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Turtilla Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutley amazing! I love your art!
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harrylee94 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love your style! Whenever I see it I can't help but think of it as a great stained glass window with the light shining through.
Fantastic!
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xChopSueyx Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
That's gorgeous! All the details and the nice colours!
Wakes the everlasting love for the lord of the rings in me again :)
Really sweet idea!
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TORAGE Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Beatiful XD
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Tharkad Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Beautiful! :)
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WalterOGrimm Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Beautiful.
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noleme Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Awesome.
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stormyks Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
simply fantastic. I love your entire series of LOTR drawings. Great work.
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BolshevikNinja Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
You got skills, bro.
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tfbremer Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Love it!!!!
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DragonTurtle2 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Not much of Gondor in it, is there? I think the seven layers of Minas Tirith would be fantastic for you to mix with your style.
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Narmoreume Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
outstanding ( :
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JudasCain Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesomesauce
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elegantgeisha Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! :D
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StillDormant Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Exquisite
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Derfblue Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exceptional storytelling:)
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