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THEODEN
Eomer. Take your Èored down the left flank. Gamling, follow the King's banner down the center. Grimbold, take your company right, after you pass the wall. Forth, and fear no darkness! Arise! Arise, Riders of Theoden! Spears shall be shaken, shields shall be splintered! A sword day... a red day... ere the sun rises!
EOWYN
[to Merry] Whatever happens, stay with me. I'll look after you.
THEODEN
Ride now!... Ride now!... Ride! Ride to ruin and the world's ending!
THEODEN
Death!
ROHIRRIM
[echoing] Death!
THEODEN
DEATH!
EOWYN, MERRY
Death!
THEODEN
Forth, Eorlingas!
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THEODEN
Eomer. Take your Èored down the left flank. Gamling, follow the King's banner down the center. Grimbold, take your company right, after you pass the wall. Forth, and fear no darkness! Arise! Arise, Riders of Theoden! Spears shall be shaken, shields shall be splintered! A sword day... a red day... ere the sun rises!
EOWYN
[to Merry] Whatever happens, stay with me. I'll look after you. [the King rides past his men, hitting their spears with his sword as he goes]
THEODEN
Ride now!... Ride now!... Ride! Ride to ruin and the world's ending! [He stops and faces Sauron's army]
THEODEN
Death!
ROHIRRIM
[echoing] Death!
THEODEN
DEATH!
EOWYN, MERRY
Death!
THEODEN
Forth, Eorlingas! [ Horns sound, the Rohirrim charge]