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I have a question. SARUMAN DID NOT DIE UNTI THE THIRD BOOK! So why does it say so? In the 2nd book, he just remained their, but in the third book when the towers were destroyed, he too was. IT CAN'T BE BASED ON THE MOVIE!Gaskleronts 21:06, February 20, 2011 (UTC) Gaskleron
No, your just confused, After Smeagol / Gollum stole the ring from Frodo and then fighting Frodo for the Ring was pushed by Frodo and was sent to his death and dies in the lava of the Volcano and destroying the Ring on Mt. Doom the Volcano erupts. Sauron was destroyed taking the Tower of Barad-dûr with him. The Orthanc Tower however was not destroyed, according to Tolkien Legendarium it was said that once Aragorn was King, then he reentered the Orthanc tower and it was said that the King found many treasures that Saruman kept, one treasure he had to recover with Gimli's help. King Aragorn also replaced the Orthanc Palantri, back inside the tower and once again surveyed his realm and put the tower and brought order to the Tower of Orthanc.
Now as for Saruman's death however it is different in the Return of the King Movie then it is in the book. In The Return of the King book, Saruman and Grima have been in the Shire quite some time and have destroyed and taken over the Shire. But during the Battle of Bywater, as Saruman and Grima leave The Shire, Grima attacks Saruman and is cut in the throat. Grima Wormtongue,then tries to escape but is shot by three hobbit arrows.
In Peter Jacksons The Return of the King Extended Edition, the first scene which is called The Voice of Saruman, (Originally from the Two Towers book which is Chapter 10 to be exact.) Saruman does indeed talk to Gandalf and Theoden, and the Fellowship members are present. However, there are some differences, first it takes place outside however Saruman is talking from the top of the tower, Eomer is present but has no speaking part, some of the lines are condensed, Christopher Lee the actor who plays Saruman is given different lines for his part of the script. Also, in the script Legolas does try to shoot Saruman, but is stopped by Gandalf.Saruman speaks to Theoden, and Theoden then refuses (His line is true to the book.) Saruman then curses him (his line is true to the book.) Then he speaks to Gandalf and Gandalf tries to tell Saruman to come down, But then Saruman attacks Gandalf but Gandalf is unharmed. Grima appears after Gandalf destroys Sarumans staff, Theoden tells Grima he is free and Saruman tells Theoden that he is not allow to go free, then insults the king. Grima refuses to stay, Saruman hits and curses him. Gandalf then tells Saruman that if he knows of Sauron's plans he should tell the Fellowship what he knows. Saruman tells Gandalf if he removes his guard he will give Gandalf and the Fellowship more information on the location of the Enemy and that he will not be a prisoner in Orthanc. However Grima furious at Saruman, stabs the wizard in the shoulder. Legolas then shoots Grima to try and stop him from stabbing Saruman. However it is too late, Grima falls over and dies, Saruman then falls from the top of Orthanc and on a spiked wheel, the wheel turns, then Falling out of Sarumans sleeve the palantri lands right where Pippin would pick it up. Now that make sense to you? I hope it does.Marshall.waha 21:08, February 23, 2011 (UTC)
Where did Saruman live before he got the keys of the Orthanc?