Hullo, I was wondering, when the ring got thrown into the pit-well, when it fell in- did Sauron and all his slaves, and orcs, and nazgul(sp) and all the bad guys, did they die instantly, or did they just slowly fade away?
I'm not even sure if Tolkien ever mentionned that, but then again - it would be nice to see what everyone thinks about it
Then Peredhil replied:
Sauron wouldn't have died, but he would have disappeared somewhere for at least a thousand years. rrThe Nazgul probably would have died instantly, because their sole purpose in life was to obtain the ring.rr As for the rest of Sauron's servants, they would have fled to some nasty place and most would have been killed eventually.rrThat's my guess.