"One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them."
Inscribed on the One Ring
The greatest of the Rings of Power, forged secretly by Sauron in the fires of Orodruin. The Ring not only had the power to transport its wearer into the Wraith-world, making them invisible to those in the real world, but also granted virtual immortality and mastery over the nineteen Great Rings, and all other magical Rings forged in Eregion in the middle of the Second Age. After Sauron's defeat at the end of that Age, the Ring was lost; the story of its recovery and ultimate destruction lie at the heart of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
Barad-dûr, Base Master of Treachery, Bilbo Baggins, Chambers of Fire, Companions of the Ring, Company of the Ring, Dark Lord, Dark Throne, Days of Flight, Déagol, Disaster of the Gladden Fields, Dominion of Men, Downfall of Barad-dûr, Durins House, Elven-rings, [See the full list...]
For acknowledgements and references, see the Disclaimer & Bibliography page.
Website services kindly sponsored by Axiom Software Ltd.
Original content © copyright Mark Fisher 1998, 2000. All rights reserved. For conditions of reuse, see the Site FAQ.