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Post#1 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

S'just Gold innit? And a load of magicky power as well, of course, but physically just really clever gold.
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Post#2 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Might be special gold that reacts to heat.

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Post#3 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Cannot be ordinary gold. Ordinary gold would melt when thrown into any fire. This Ring can only be melted in the fire of Mt Doom. And when you throw it into any other fire, the letters show. Must be a magic trick... And there's sth else. The Ring is dead old, but yet there is not a single scratch on it... Cos whatever you try, you cannot break it or even scratch it. (movie: see Gimli trying to destroy it by hacking it with his axe). ??? Good question... :)
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Post#4 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

heres the answer.
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. ;)

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Post#5 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

The fifth element is surprise, I thought everyone knew that ;)
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Post#6 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

the ring is made of mans greed witch froms the gold part and pure magic

At lest thats what i understand from the book(s)

evenyone knows that dont thay

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Post#7 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Hey folks this came from the Encylopedia of Arda marbe this will answer your question more clearly.
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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.

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Hope that does it. So the ring was a combination of magic and earth's fire and so on... wild uh? :)

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Post#8 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

Works for me :) and in answer to your sig, most questions can be answered in the encyclopedia of Arda (which is where I rip off all my info from and try to look clever)
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Post#9 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

While on the subject of the Rings, a reminder about a common misconception--the elven rings were wrought by Celebrimbor (in Westernesse? somewhere other than Middle Earth, anyway) and thus we don't know what they are made of. The other rings were, like so much of what Sauron did, a "copy" of the good guys' stuff. What I don't get though is how the One Ring has a power that can affect what the 3 Rings did; i.e. the work of the elves "fades away" with the passing of the One Ring.

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Post#10 » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

As from the Encyclopedia of Arda : 'used the fire that welled there from the heart of the earth in his sorceries and his forging'.

Shows how powerful the sorceries that it empowers the other rings.

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