They awake to daylight entering the cavern, and soon discover Balin's tomb (the Chamber of Mazarbul) in which they find a book that recounts the Dwarves failed attempt to retake Moria. The Fellowship is attacked by orcs and cave trolls; Frodo is saved from a spear by his mythril coat. Gandalf fights a Balrog, and is forced to destory the bridge of Khazad-Dum. He and the Balrog are cast into the Abyss, while the rest of the Fellowship escapes from Moria into Dimrill Dale. After weeping Gandalf's "demise" they head from Dimrill Dale to Lothlorien. They rest at the River Nimrodell, where they soon encounter Haldir and other elves. Haldir brings them up into the trees where they stay the night.
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