Council of Elrond - The Fellowship met at Rivendell
at the Council of Elrond, without being called. It appeared to be
divine intervention by the Valar.
- Hid the Ring with Gollum, sent the Istari including Gandalf to
Middle-earth, placed the
Ring in Bilbo's hand, had Frodo raised by Bilbo as their instrument,
sent visions and prophecy, chose the Ringbearers and Fellowship,
brought them to Rivendell, sent Eagles.
Istari - Gandalf recognized the Ring and all it
meant, aided the Ringbearers Bilbo and Frodo, warned others of the need
for action, aided all the Fellowship
II - leader, fighter: sword and some bow,
highly skilled tracker. Connection to Rivendell and to Rangers.
- fighter, physical strength. Connection to Gondor.
- most capable Ring carrier in Middle-earth
due to being a hobbit, spirit, lack of desire for power, already having
all he wanted, likable. Also used a special sword and special chain
- leader, advisor, wizard, fighter,
knowledge and wisdom.
- fighter - axe. Peace between Dwarves and
Elves. Connection to the Dwarves as son of member of Thorin's company
and relation to royalty.
- eyes and ears of the group, distance
fighter - highly skilled bow, melee fighter with a knife (two in the
movies). Connection to all the
Elves; prince of Mirkwood, distant relative of Lord Celeborn, friendly
- stealth, independent thought, organizer.
Made connection to Fangorn, Rohan.
- stealth, charm. Made connection to Fangorn,
Gondor. Also sword-fought.
- Gave physical strength to Frodo, spy, great
moral support, total loyalty. Also sword-fought, stealthy.
Travels: where, met, and accomplishments
Rivendell - Brought the Ring and Fellowship
together, gave mission, supplies, and scouted ahead.
Caradhras - proved they had to go through Moria
Eregion/Hollin - fought wolves and Watcher, found
entrance to Moria.
- passed through Moria despite all obstacles,
destroyed the Balrog. Death of Gandalf, allowing rebirth as a stronger
Istar. Gollum began tracking.
- resupplied, rested, threw off trackers
except Gollum. Canoes improving travel.
Amon Hen - Frodo finally forced to do as he intended
and break away from the Fellowship. Sam joined him. Boromir's death
trying to keep the hobbits from being taken by Orcs. Merry and Pippin
captured by Orcs helping break the Fellowship from Frodo to Aragorn, as
Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas went to rescue the two hobbits.
The Fellowship Fragments: who, where, met,
The Redeemed - Boromir
The Ringbearers - Frodo and Sam
The Three Hunters - Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas
Make connection with Eomer and his
Reunite with Gandalf. Save Rohan. Sent
to Minas Tirith. On the way there, they aim Eowyn and Merry at the
Witch-king (unknowingly), collect the Rangers and twin sons of Elrond
for the army, redeem the ghostly Oathbreakers, free Umbar, and collect
an army and fleet.
The Two Pebbles that start an avalanche - Merry and
Merry and Pippin cause the Ents to
attack Saruman and the Huorns to attack the Orcs at Helm's Deep
Merry joins the Rohirrim and helps
Eowyn kill the Witch-king, who is the leader of the enemy attack
on Minas Tirith.
Pippin misleads Sauron with the
Palantir, helping distract Sauron from Frodo and setting up Aragorn's
Pippin joins the Gondorians. He saves
the life of the Steward, Faramir, who will pass on the kingdom to
a civil war, and will act as his trustworthy Steward when Aragorn goes
The White Wizard - must act for all the Istari,
given greater power, uses it well.
Reuniting: who, where, met, accomplishments
Fangorn Forest - Merry and Pippin meet up with
Fangorn. Gandalf reunited with Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas.
Rohan: Helm's Deep, Isengard - Saruman's power
broken. Gandalf brings Erkenbrand's forces to Helm's Deep. Huorns
finish destroying the Orcs at Helm's Deep. The Ents destroy Isengard
and undertake the guarding of Saruman. Merry and Pippin reunite with
Gandalf, Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas. The rangers including Elladan and
Elrohir join Aragorn. Merry joins the Rohirrim and rides with Eowyn.
Pippin has been seen through the Palantir of Orthanc by Sauron and is
suspected of carrying the Ring, so Gandalf hauls him at high speed by
Shadowfax to Minas Tirith, adding to the deflection from Frodo.
Paths of the Dead - Aragorn requires more warriors
and must stop the Corsair fleet from hitting Minas Tirith. To do this
he takes the Paths of the Dead to collect the Dead who owe him service
and to speed his trip. With him go the Grey Company (rangers plus
Elladan and Elrohir), Gimli, and Legolas. The Dead are released after
taking the ships by fear. Legolas is hit with Sea-longing, but resists
it for a very long time, until the death of Aragorn.
Minas Tirith - Pippin joins the service of Gondor
and saves its last Steward, Faramir, from burning alive, preventing
potential civil war at the time Aragorn claims the throne. Merry and
Eowyn kill the leader of the Enemy forces who is also head of the
Nazgul, the Witch-king. Gandalf takes over the leadership of Minas
Tirith. Aragorn leads the humans, Grey Company, sons of Elrond, Gimli,
and Legolas on the Corsair ships to attack the Enemy from the other
side and prevent them from having reinforcements. Aragorn takes up the
Mordor: Aragorn leads an attack on the Black
Gate of Mordor, to keep Sauron from spotting Frodo and to remove the
armies from Frodo's way. Pippin kills a giant Hill Troll and saves the
life of Beregond, who will become a loyal follower of Faramir in
Ithilien. Frodo, Sam, and Gollum take the Ring through
Ithilien, past Minas Ithil, through Cirith Ungol, to Mt. Doom and
destroy the Ring, although not in a straightforward manner as Gollum
and for a short time, Frodo, want to keep the Ring.
Fates: after the destruction of the Ring
Aragorn - Rules the Reunited Kingdom of Arnor and
Gondor, allied to many. Married Elrond's daughter Arwen. Has children:
son Eldarion and numerous daughters. Excellent
rulership, puts down the many left-overs from Sauron. Long and
leaves kingdom to his son, Eldarion.
Boromir- Redeems himself giving his life in defense
of the hobbits, Merry and Pippin
Frodo - After helping clear out Saruman, aids the
rebuilding of the Shire, Mayor, finishes writing his part of the Red
Book and passes it to Sam. Goes
Gandalf - Visits Tom Bombadil, letting the hobbits
use what he has taught them to clear the Shire, and the other races do
the same, undoubtedly watching to see how they do. Returns to Valinor.
Gimli - Aids in rebuilding Minas Tirith including
stonework. In Rohan, he creates and becomes lord of the new dwarf
colony of the
Glittering Caves of Aglarond. Goes with Legolas to Valinor after
Legolas - Aids in rebuilding Minas Tirith so that it
is more than stone. In Ithilien, creates and leads the only new
elf colony since Greenwood the Great, and the last, giving a refuge to
elves whose lands no longer are protected by a ring or lord, restoring
the forests. Aids Faramir in building his new princedom, makes
gardens for him.. Aids the Reunited Kingdom in times of war. Remains in
Middle-earth despite sea-longing until Aragorn's death, builds a ship
and takes Gimli
with him to Valinor. They are the last of the Fellowship by that time.
Merry - After helping clear out Saruman and his
minions from the Shire, he becomes
head of the Brandybucks. He is buried in Minas Tirith with Aragorn and
Pippin - After helping clear out Saruman,
he becomes Thain of all the Hobbits. He is buried in Minas Tirith with
Sam - After helping clear out Saruman, he uses
Galadriel's present to restore the Shire and a mallorn to replace the
Party Tree, marries Rose Cotton and raises children, takes care of
Frodo with all of them living in Bag End, and is Mayor (after Frodo)
many times. After Rosie's death, he passes the Red Book to their
daughter, Elanor, and goes to Valinor.
"The Fellowship". Group portrait. Artist: Catherine Karina Chmiel.
Rolozo Tolkien page
"The Council of Elrond". Fellowship with Elrond around a table. Artist
Peter Caras. Source
Rolozo Tolkien page
"Leaving Rivendell". Danbury Mint Plate. Artist Ted Nasmith. Rolozo
Climbing snowy Caradhras mountain. Pre-production art for Peter
Jackson's Lord of the Rings movies. Rolozo Tolkien.
"Dances with Wolves". Fellowship fighting the wolves in Eregion/Hollin
before reaching Moria. Artist: Catherine
Karina Chmiel. Rolozo Tolkien page
Fellowship around a campfire in the woods listening to Gandalf.
Artist: Peter Xavier Price. Rolozo Tolkien page.
"Night Chat". Frodo and Aragorn talking by the campfire. Artist:
Catherine Karina Chmiel. Rolozo Tolkien page
"The Fellowship". Black and white cartoon of the stressed group.
Artist: Stephen Blanda. Rolozo Tolkien page
"The Fellowship". Waiting for the Gate of Moria to open. Artist Paul
Rivoche. Rolozo Tolkien page.
"Glamdring". Gandalf's sword glows in Moria as Orcs approach. Also
seen: Gimli, a hobbit (Frodo?), and Legolas. Artist Paul Gregory.
Rolozo Tolkien page.
"The Mines of Moria". Shows the two groups, balrog leader on one side,
Gandalf leading on the other. Artist David Wyatt. Rolozo Tolkien page.
"Lorien". Haldir with the blindfolded Fellowship. Artist: Catherine
Karina Chmiel. Rolozo Tolkien page
Boating past the Argonath into Gondor. Pre-production art for the Peter
Jackson Lord of the Rings movies. Rolozo Tolkien
"Departure of Boromir". Gimli, Legolas, and Aragorn place Boromir and
artifacts in the funeral
Artist: Anke-Katrin Eiszmann. Rolozo Tolkien site
"The Crowning of Elessar". Gandalf puts on the crown, the Gondorians
and Fellowship observe. Danbury Mint Plate. Artist Ted Nasmith. Rolozo.