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Bilbo and the ring

Edmond the just

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When bilbo had the ring in the Hobit why where the ring wraiths not drawn to him like they were to frodo.
 

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The short answer is that the Nazgul weren't around when Bilbo had the Ring. There was a recent thread on their appearances and movements -- I'll see if I can locate it.

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I still haven't found the thread, but you can follow the chronology in the "Tale of Years" in Appendix B.

Bilbo returned to the Shire in T.A. 2942. Sauron's spies (not Nazgul) had been searching the Anduin area around the Gladden Fields, so he had discovered that it hadn't been destroyed, but he didn't find out it had been found until he interrogated Gollum, much later, some time between 3009 and 3017 or so. It wasn't until the following year that he sent the Nazgul on a search for the Shire.

And of course, Bilbo had passed the Ring on by that time, leaving the Shire in 3001.
 
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