|The Black Gate Opens (chapter)|
|Title||The Black Gate Opens|
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The Black Gate Opens is the tenth chapter of the first book of The Return of the King.
The Army of the West, with Gandalf, Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas and Pippin (but not Merry) reaches and comes forward to the Black Gate. The Mouth of Sauron comes out to discuss terms, and presents tokens which were owned by Frodo; he then departs, and the army of Mordor egresses from the Gate and attacks the Host.