In the second chapter, the Fellowship has dispersed after an attack of Uruk-Hai. Frodo and Sam head south towards Mordor, with the slippery creature Gollum on their trail. Meanwhile, Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli pursue the remaining kidnapped hobbits westward across the plains of Rohan, where the Norse-like horsemen dwell. Here they find the once proud people under the spell of the evil Wizard Saruman, who keeps a hold on them from his tower in Isengard. The struggle for the ring now comes from two directions - Saruman's tower in the west and the dark lord Sauron's in the east.