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REMEMBER THE PALANTIR SCENE IN TWO TOWERS WHERE SARUMAN TALKS ABOUT THE "UNION OF THE TWO TOWERS" FIRST WE SEE ORTHANC AND AFTER ORTHANC WE SEE BARAD-DUR .THE FACT IS THAT THE TWO TOWERS ARE BARAD-DUR AND ORTHANC

I always thought it was minas morgul and barad-dur as they are the two towers that are actively searching for the ring,with minas morgul being the lair of the nine ring wraiths and sauron in barad-dur.

Interesting thread, because I never really questioned the idea the Two Towers referred to Sauron's lair in Barad Dur and Saruman's HQ in Orthanc. Minas Morgul doesn't really play a very active role in LOTR, with a more behind the scenes approach, especially compared to the former two. And obviously we know we get Saruman's story in teaming up with Sauron, and both have towers.

I can see how it could be any of them though. I knew Tolkien didn't really approve of the name originally, but I guess I never really thought much into it!

I have never thought of that either.  But I think it should be Sauron´s Barad-Dur and Saruman's Orthanc, because it's in this part of the story when we discover the treason of the wizard and the quest gets a new direction. Both towers show the power of the threat.

I have never thought of that either.  But I think it should be Sauron´s Barad-Dur and Saruman's Orthanc, because it's in this part of the story when we discover the treason of the wizard and the quest gets a new direction. Both towers show the power of the threat.

I completly aggree, the two towers that are the main ones are Bara-dur and Orthanac.

In the movie it's quite plain. But in the books, it was never clear about it.

In the books it's directly stated which two towers are the two towers, and Tolkien illustrated the cover to match.

As it happens Tolkien's publisher didn't go with Tolkien's illustration for The Two Towers, but JRRT's explanation -- referring to Orthanc and Minas Morgul -- was published in any case.

i would root for Sauron.Saruman fought to get the ring for himself."There is only one lord of the ring,and he does not share power!'

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