Thread: u think u know it all?
There is a trivia section under "General Discussion" if such things interest you hugbunni.
as i recall, the rings of power were created by humans. well, the sustance anyway. the "gold was created by mans greed!!! in thier quest to discover how to make gold with the 4 substances, fire water air earth, this was made. hence they can only be destroyed in the fires of mount doom. theres also somthing about a fifth element that was added. cat remeber what it was talk 2 yall later.
At lest thats what i understand from the book(s)
evenyone knows that dont thay
[Edited on 22/1/2002 by ShadowLurker]
When Sauron chose the land of Mordor as his dwelling-place in the Second Age, Orodruin was the reason for his choice. He 'used the fire that welled there from the heart of the earth in his sorceries and his forging' (from Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age); the most famous result of his forging, and in fact the only one we know of for sure, was the One Ring, made in about the year II 1600. So powerful was the sorcery used in the making of the Ring that it could not be unmade, except by casting it back into the same fire that had forged it.
Hope that does it. So the ring was a combination of magic and earth's fire and so on... wild uh?
Shows how powerful the sorceries that it empowers the other rings.
The fifth element is surprise, I thought everyone knew that
I thought Leeloo (and therefore "life") was the 5th element.
So what was it then: a bit of life, a lot of man's greed, a touch of surprise and a twinkle of magic? Would that make a Ring? Oh yeah, and fire. Magic you would need to make those things into a Ring. Sauron forged his own Ring, right? So he wouldn't have made it the way the elves and men made their Rings. Wouldn't power be needed as well? Cos it's a Ring of Power?
Narya (ring of fire):- a large orb-like ruby in a delicate red-gold setting.
Vilya (ring of air):- a large clear blue sapphire set in pure gold.
Nenya (ring of water):- a clear, multifaceted gem of adamant set in a delicate band of mithril.