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GANDALF
The battle of Helm's Deep is over; the battle for Middle Earth is about to begin.
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GANDALF
The veiling shadow that glowers in the East takes shape. Sauron will suffer no rival. From the summit of Barad-dur his eye watches ceaselessly. But he is not so mighty yet that he is above fear. Doubt ever gnaws at him. The rumor has reached him. The heir of Numenor still lives. Sauron fears you, Aragorn. He fears what you may become. And so he will strike hard and fast at the world of Men. He will use his puppet Saruman to destroy Rohan. War is coming. Rohan must defend itself, and therein lies our first challenge, for Rohan is weak and ready to fall. The King's mind is enslaved; it's an old device of Saruman's. His hold over King Theoden is now very strong. Sauron and Saruman are tightening the noose. But, for all their cunning, we have one advantage. The Ring remains hidden. And that we should seek to destroy it has not yet entered their darkest dreams. And so the weapon of the Enemy is moving towards Mordor in the hands of a Hobbit. Each day brings it closer to the fires of Mount Doom. We must trust now in Frodo. Everything depends now upon speed and upon the secrecy of his quest. Do not regret your decision to leave him. Frodo must finish this task alone.
ARAGORN
He's not alone. Sam went with him.
GANDALF
Did he? Did he indeed? Good. Yes, very good.
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GANDALF
The fate of the world will now be decided.
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LEGOLAS
Forgive me. I mistook you for Saruman.
GANDALF
I am Saruman. Or rather, Saruman as he should have been.
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GANDALF
You cannot pass!
FRODO
Gandalf!
GANDALF
I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the flame of Anor. Go back to the shadow. The dark fire will not avail you, flame of Udun! You shall not pass!
GALADRIEL
The power of the enemy is growing. Sauron will use his puppet Saruman to destroy the people of Rohan. Isengard has been unleashed. The Eye of Sauron now turns to Gondor, the last free kingdom of men. His war on this country will come swiftly. He senses the Ring is close. The strength of the Ringbearer is failing. In his heart, Frodo begins to understand. The quest will claim his life. You know this. You have foreseen it. It is the risk we all took. In the gathering dark, the will of the Ring grows strong. It works hard now to find its way back into the hands of men. Men, who are so easily seduced by its power. The young captain of Gondor has but to extend his hand, take the Ring for his own and the world will fall. It is close now, so close to achieving its goal. For Sauron will have dominion over all life on this Earth, even unto the ending of the world. The time of the elves is over. Do we leave Middle-Earth to its fate? Do we let them stand alone?
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GANDALF
The courtesy of your hall is somewhat lessened of late Théoden, King.
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GANDALF
[to Grima] Be silent. Keep your forked tongue behind your teeth. I did not pass through fire and death to bandy crooked words with a witless worm.
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GANDALF
Three hundred lives of men I have walked this earth and now I have no time.
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GANDALF
There is no way out of that ravine, Théoden is walking into a trap.
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H.MA
I cannot allow you before Theoden King so armed, Gandalf Greyhame... by order of Grima Wormtongue.
H.MA
Your staff.
GANDALF
Oh... you would not part an old man from his walking stick? [Hama lets them through; Gandalf winks at Aragorn]