"One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them."
Long ago in a land called Eregion, many magic rings were made (some more potent than others). The One Ring was forged in
secret by Sauron in the mountain of fire (Orodruin) and grants its bearer mastery of the nineteen Great Rings, and all other
magical Rings forged in Eregion during the Second Age. When worn, the Ring makes its wearer invisable, and grants virtual
immortality. 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.
- Inscribed on the One Ring
A mortal who wears the ring "does not die, but nor do they grow or obtain more life, they merely continue, until at last
every minute is a weariness." From the first moment a mortal comes into contact with the Ring, it begins to exert its unwholesome
power. The owner of the Ring is very protective of it, and they won't willingly part with it.