Every two weeks we are discussing a new chapter of The Lord of the Rings in our special discussion room called The Hall of Fire. Now it’s time for us to talk about chapter three of The Fellowship of the Ring, Three is Company.

In chapter three, Frodo, Sam, and Pippin leave Hobbiton and set out for Crickhollow. Little do they realize that danger is right on their heels, indeed, right in their neighborhoods and streets! After saying goodbye to Old Winyards, shouldering their packs, and making off like a puff of breeze on the leaves, the Quest unofficially begins as the trio make their way from the tame lands of the hobbits. Here too we encounter our first Black Rider and party of elves, a small band of High Elves lead by Gildor Inglorion.

Our last two FotR sessions were a huge success and we expect this third to be great too, so don’t miss out on the fun!

*Tookish mumbles softly to himself… The Road goes ever ever on, down from the door where it began. Now far ahead the Road has gone, and I must follow, if I can, Pursuing it with weary feet, until it joins some larger way, where many paths and errands meet. And whither then? I cannot say.

Place: #thehalloffire on theonering.net server; come to theonering.net’s chat room Barliman’s and then type /join #thehalloffire .

Saturday Chat: 7:00 pm ET (19:00) [also midnight Saturday (24:00) GMT and 10:00 am Sunday (10:00) AET]

Sunday Chat: 8:00 pm (20:00) AET [also 10:00 am (10:00) GMT and 5:00 am (05:00) ET]

Sunday Chat: 6:00 pm (18:00) GMT [also 1:00 pm (13:00) ET and 4:00 am (04:00) Monday morning AET]

ET = Eastern Time, the time on the USA’s east coast
GMT = Greenwich Mean Time, the time in Western Europe
AET = Australian Eastern Time, the time on Australia’s east coast

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