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Shagrat and Gorbag Carry Frodo to Mordor
The two did not get along, but before things escalated, they noted something out of place: a strange small creature , all wound up in Shelob 's webs. The discovery of what appeared to be an undersized Elf led the two commanders to compare their notes; they concluded that there must have been another nearby. But they could not find this "great Elf warrior". Turmoil rose again amongst the group when Gorbag and Shagrat disagreed with what they had to do with the prisoner. Shagrat did not trust many of his own troops, and none of Gorbag's, so he locked up the prisoner in the top chamber of the Tower of Cirith Ungol.
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He commanded one of two orc patrols that found Frodo Baggins after he had been poisoned by Shelob. In the year TA , Shagrat and his company, along with Gorbag 's company from Minas Morgul , discovered the unconscious Frodo Baggins following the hobbit 's encounter with Shelob, and took him back to the Tower of Cirith Ungol for searching. Gorbag coveted Frodo's mail shirt for himself, and soon a fight over the shirt began. Gorbag wounded Shagrat in the arm with a knife, but was eventually killed by Shagrat. Their respective followers began fighting also, and slaughtered each other over the next several hours.
Until this moment we have not known how great a burden Frodo has had to bear. We could not have known because the story is being told through Sam and Sam could not possibly have known for Frodo has hidden it from him. They pick Frodo up and carry him to their tower that stands at the border of Mordor. So this is how Frodo enters Mordor. Not as a mighty hero, sword in hand, nor even as a stealthy spy slipping through the defences of his foes; but as a body carried by orcs. If it had not been for the orders that the orcs received from Sauron they would have left Frodo to die by the roadside or played with his body like a football.