We resume our Two Tower’s chats this weekend with Frodo and Sam still with the Men of Gondor at Henneth Annun. His own fate – and that of the quest – undecided, he is summoned by Faramir only to discover that he must to decide the fate of another.

Book 4, Chapter VI: The Forbidden Pool

Fate, chance or providence has lured Gollum back to Frodo’s side. Frodo discovers that, even with an opportunity, he is not easily able to disnown his feelings of obligation toward Gollum. It appears that although Gollum is bound to Frodo by his promise, Frodo is similarly bound to Gollum, something that could prove to the detriment of the quest.

Be sure to join us this weekend in one of our two scheduled discussions!

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

Saturday Chat: 5:30 pm ET (17:30) [also 11:30 pm (23:30) CET and 7:30 am Sunday (07:30) AET]

Sunday Chat: 7:00 pm (19:00) CET [also 1:00 pm (13:00) ET and 4:00 am (04:00) Monday morning AET]

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CET = Central European Time, Central Europe

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