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From "Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age"


Oct 4 2012, 6:28pm

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From "Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age" [In reply to] Can't Post

...But he, (Sauron) finding that he was betrayed and that the Elves were not deceived, was filled with wrath; and he came against them with open war, demanding that all the rings should be delivered to him. since the Elven-smiths could not have attained to their making without his lore and counsel. But the Elves fled from him; three of their rings they saved, and bore them away, and hid them.

Now these were the Three that had last been made, and they possessed the greatest powers. Narya, Nenya, and Vilya, they were named, the Rings of Fire, and of Water, and of Air, set with ruby and adamant and sapphire; and of all the Elven-rings Sauron most desired to possess them, for those who had them in their keeping could ward off the decays of time and postpone the weariness of the world. But Sauron could not discover them, for they were given into the hands of the Wise, who concealed them and never again used them openly while Sauron kept the Ruling Ring. Therefore the Three remained unsullied, for they were forged by Celebrimbor alone, and the hand of Sauron had never touched them; yet they also were subject to the One.While the three were unsullied, they were still made with knowledge obtained from Sauron. Since they were forged with Sauron's teachings, he was able to weave subservience to any Ring of Power made with that knowledge, into the Power of the One.

I think this suggests that the Three Rings were subservient to Sauron and the One Ring. Once the power of the One was gone, so was the power for the Three.

Or something like that. Tongue

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(This post was edited by DanielLB on Oct 4 2012, 6:30pm)

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Rings of Power elevorn Send a private message to elevorn Oct 4 2012, 6:24pm
    From "Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age" DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 4 2012, 6:28pm
        yes elevorn Send a private message to elevorn Oct 4 2012, 6:41pm
    bound to the One Ring, powerless without it Felagund Send a private message to Felagund Oct 15 2012, 9:01am


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