Isengard moves into position to prevent the ents from reaching Helms Deep.
|The Fangorn army moved along the Rohan plains with no woods or forests to protect them.|
But Thrydan Wolfsbane and Vrasku had their orders from Saruman; destroy the ents. Vrasku and Thrydan stayed behind with their shooting attacks and hurled fiery arrows against the ents and huorns causing many of the them to burn to the ground. The wargs swarmed around the left flank to try and catch the slow moving huorns, gnashing them with their claws and fangs. But seeing this, the ents charged the wargs pulled them apart with their thorny arms destroying them and halting the charge.
The Uruk-hai beserkers moved forward on the right flank hacking at the huorns with their two-handed weapons cutting several of them down. But the beserkers were no match for Beechbone and the ents as they destroyed both of their companies. See that Beechbone was wounded, Thrydan directed his Dunlending archers to fire their flaming arrows at him setting him ablaze as he fell.
Quickbeem raced forward as fast as he could to take out the Isengard ballistae. But shot after shot fell upon him slowing down his advance. He was joined by Treebeard and the two of them pushed forward only to be stopped by an Uruk-hai formation with pikes. Pushing aside the pikes, the two ents tore through the formation and reaching a ballista, broke it into to pieces. Another ent was able to reach the other ballista destroying it, thus taking out all of Saurman's artillery. But the same fate was to befall this ent as poor Beechbone as Vrasku's Talons held their position and fired their flaming crossbows into the ent who soon was engulphed in flames.
|The Uruk-hai sappers move into position to detonate their demolition charges.|
Treebeard now had to reach Helms Deep in order to stop Saruman from taking the Hornburg, but fate was about to turn on the side of Good.