The Fellowship of the Ring-bearer, consisting of four Hobbits (Sam, Frodo the ring-bearer, Pippin and Merry), two Men (Boromir and Aragorn), one Dwarf (Gimli), one Elf (Legolas), and one Wizard (Gandalf, who previously fell deep into the Mines of Moria and has yet to return), are in the heat of battle against a group of Orcs when Boromir is pierced by arrows and dies, but not before letting out a final blow on his horn to let the others know of the danger that is coming. As the rest of the Fellowship is drawn towards Boromir's horn, the Orcs escape with Pippin and Merry, and Frodo and Sam travel across the river to go on to Mordor to destroy the ring alone. This leaves Gimli, Aragorn and Legolas deciding wether to follow Sam and Frodo, or rescue Pippin and Merry. After much deliberation, they decide on going after the captured hobbits in hope that they are still alive. A few days of pursuit pass when Gimli, Aragorn and Legolas (The new Fellowship) are met by the Riders of Rohan. After talking, the new fellowship learns the Riders of Rohan have caught and killed the Orcs they were chasing, but did not harm any hobbits. Aragorn's party later arrives at the scene where the battle took place and guess (correctly) that Merry and Pippin escaped to the forest. While in the forest, Merry and Pippin cross paths with an Ent (a big, walking, talking tree) named Treebeard and exchange information of Gandalf's "resurrection" and Saruman (an evil wizard) and the Orcs evil. The Ents are very distraught to hear of the Orcs destroying of nature under Sarumans leadership and decide to wage war on Isenguard (Castle of Saruman). Meanwhile the new Fellowship is traveling through the forest that Merry and Pippin escaped to, and come across Gandalf and learn of his escape from the Mines of Moria. Gandalf then persuades Gimli, Aragorn, and Legolas to accompany him to Rohan to meet with the King (Theoden).