Field of Onslaught

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Area.png Field of Onslaught
Region: Old Anórien
Connecting
Area(s):
Minas Tirith
Kings' End
Riders' Stand
Ruin of Pel Dúven
Threshold of the City
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Location

The Field of Onslaught is an area of Old Anórien, representing the Battle of Pelennor Fields at dawn, when the Riders of Rohan arrive.

It is first accessed during Epic Volume IV. Book 5, Chapter 8: The Ride of the Rohirrim. After this, it can be returned to by using the horse labelled To the Field of Onslaught in front of the City Stables of Minas Tirith.[65.6S, 16.9W] A corresponding horse labelled To Minas Tirith, Before the Battle provides instant transportation back to Minas Tirith.[27.2N, 16.6W] Once the other phases of the battle are unlocked, each can be returned to from horses that appear next to this horse:

Each of those areas also has a horse that allows one to return to the Field of Onslaught.

There is a group of standard vendors and a Forge and Relic-master at the rear of the Rohirrim ranks.[27.4N, 16.5W] A Quartermaster (Pelennor Battle Rewards Vendor) stands a little farther ahead.[27.2N, 16.7W]

The groups of fighters cannot be interacted with, but many Orcs have broken free of the ranks and can be fought.

NPCs

See list of all NPCs within the Field of Onslaught

Quests

Starting:

Involving:

Creatures

The following creatures are found within this area:


Maps

Map of the Field of Onslaught

Lore

Arise, arise, Riders of Théoden!
Fell deeds awake: fire and slaughter!
Spear shall be shaken!
Shield shall be splintered!
A sword-day, a red day, ere the sun rises!
Ride now! Ride now!
Ride to Gondor!
With these words, Théoden leads the Riders of Rohan into battle. He rides at the front of his host, followed by Éomer, though he cannot be overtaken. The Rohirrim sing as they slay, and they drive the hosts of Mordor before them.[1]
Marshal Elfhelm and his company keep to the right, near the city wall, where they attack the siege-engines.[1][2] The Riders Three arrive on the field and endeavour to fight their way to the King's side, while remaining alert for the traitor who killed Léofdag to reveal himself.[3] Nearby, Reeve Fastred seeks Crúmgam, the Man of Mordor who threatened the Sutcrofts, and he from whom the traitor takes his orders.[4][5]
Bregdal, Errand-rider of Gondor, tasks a small fellowship of adventurers to confront the King of Harad, the Black Serpent. Variags have also taken to the field, under the command of Jarl Dauthar, who has been tasked by Gothmog to capture these adventurers. The Jarl and his men are vanquished, and the Princes of Harad are also slain before Théoden charges in and personally kills Kâlach Hûl, the Black Serpent, at the site of what will soon be known as Kings' End.[6]

References

  1. a b J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Ride of the Rohirrim"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Battle of the Pelennor Fields"
  3. A Field of Death
  4. Book 6, Chapter 1: Bonded By Battle
  5. Whispers in the Forest
  6. Blood of the Black Serpent



Settlements, Areas and Landmarks of Old Anórien
Settlements: CrithostMinas Tirith
Areas: Minas TirithPelennorTalath AnorBattle of Pelennor Fields
Landmarks: Minas Tirith: The Old ArchivesArtists' Fellow-hallThe Black HouseBuilders' Fellow-hallBurgmens' Fellow-hallCisternsThe CitadelClothiers' Fellow-hallCraftsmen's TierDome of the SunThe Fair HallFoodmongers' Fellow-hallThe Great GateHostelers' Fellow-hallHouses of HealingHouses of LoreMasters' TierPlayers' TierHigh StablesSages' TierSmiths' Fellow-hallSoldiers' TierThe Tower of EcthelionThe White TreeWrights' Fellow-hallWorkers' Tier

Pelennor: Causeway FortsThe HillockNorth-gateSouth-gatePel ChardúnPel DúvenPel ForodPel EnaidPel TundalafRammas Echor
Talath Anor: Cair AndrosCrithostParth DuinParth GladlóParth Lisc