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Because this article helps you, please donate at OakRoadSystems. Evidence that Sauron had them Most importantly, Tolkien says so in a lot of places: Sauron, who still through their nine rings which he held had primary control. From these quotes it seems fairly clear that Tolkien conceived that Sauron had direct physical possession of the Nine Rings, not indirect possession through having the Nine on the fingers of his slaves.
These are merely suggestive, not conclusive in themselves: If they were wearing Great Rings, we would have expected their clothes to be invisible too. When the Witch-king was destroyed on the Pelennor Fields, no Ring was found. Since the Nine Rings had gems, it would have sparkled in the sun; though of course it could have been missed in long grass.
Conrad Dunkerson supports this view with textual evidence from The History of Middle-earth [ r.
If Sauron was only returning the Rings at that point then Tolkien could not have intended that they were wearing them at the time of the Council. But the cases are not parallel: Bilbo had not become a wraith, and we have no reason to think that a wraith would age or change in any way, being no longer in the physical world.
Also, Gollum was centuries older than Bilbo, but he showed no signs at all of aging in the seven decades after he lost his Ring. Conclusion While not quite one-sided, the textual evidence favors very strongly indeed the conclusion that, at the end of the Third Age, Sauron had physical possession of the Nine Rings.
Physical circumstances also suggest this, though other explanations are possible. But the physical evidence is well reinforced by direct textual evidence, against a single quote that says the opposite.
Sauron did not lack for servants.
|Introduction||They were made last, however, and their forging involved some of the arts taught by "Annatar". Thus they too were bound to the One Ring to some extent.|
|Get A Copy||Literature[ edit ] In The Lord of the Rings and the posthumously published The SilmarillionTolkien provides a detailed internal development from the forging of the Ring to its destruction.|
The benefit of handing out the Nine Rings originally was not so much in creating nine Ringwraiths as in gaining the allegiance of the leaders he corrupted. While a Man who wore a Ring would eventually become a wraith, he would be a slave to that Ring. In the Second Age when Sauron made the original Ringwraiths, he could dominate their Rings with the One, and therefore dominate the bearers of the Nine as well.
But in the Third Age, Sauron no longer had the one. Conrad Dunkerson pointed out [ r. What ultimately happened to the Seven and the Nine Rings? The One and the Seven and the Nine are destroyed, and the Three have passed away.
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It is, I suppose, a tribute to the curious effect that story has that so many should clamour for sheer ‘information’ or ‘lore’.”.
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