Hey, you're right Gothmog. I hadn't thought of it that way before.
From the Silmarillion: the Rings of Power and the Third Age.In those days the smiths of Ost-in-Edhil surpassed all that they had contrived before; and they took thought, and they made Rings of Power. But Sauron guided their labours, and he was aware of all that they did; for his desire was to set a bond upon the Elves and to bring them under his vigilance.
Now the Elves made many rings; but secretly Sauron made one Ring to rule all the others, and their power was bound up with it, to be subject wholly to it and to last only so long as it too should last. And much of the strength and will of Sauron passed into that One Ring; for the power of the Elven-rings was very great, and that which should govern them must be a thing of surpassing potency; and Sauron forged it in the Mountain of Fire in the Land of Shadow.
From the Silmarillion: the Rings of Power and the Third Age.Now these were the Three that had last been made, and they possessed the greatest powers. Narya, Nenya, and Vilya, they were named, the Rings of Fire, and of Water, and of Air, set with ruby and adamant and sapphire; and of all the Elven-rings Sauron most desired to possess them, for those who had them in their keeping could ward off the decays of time and postpone the weariness of the world. But Sauron could not discover them, for they were given into the hands of the Wise, who concealed them and never again used them openly while Sauron kept the Ruling Ring. Therefore the Three remained unsullied, for they were forged by Celebrimbor alone, and the hand of Sauron had never touched them; yet they also were subject to the One.
Originally posted by HLGStrider
Remind me to do more research... Well, doesn't hurt to be wrong everyonce in awhile...
Originally posted by HLGStrider
You mean I could lose my place as the Ranger's offical Jester?!?!?!?!?
Research my posts. You'll find my reputation to be somewhere in between class clown and that "nice little girl".
From Unfinished Tales, History of Galdriel and Celeborn,
Celebrimbor and his guild of Ring-makers did not make any Great Rings for anyone except Elves. All nineteen of the Great Rings were meant to be retained by the Elves. As a matter of fact, they were retained by the Elves until Celebrimbor was captured by Sauron during the destruction of Eregion and the locations of the 16 Rings directly touched by Sauron were tortured out of him. But good old Celebrimbor would not give up the location of the Three Great Rings which he had made that were unsullied by Sauron, being made by himself alone. Sauron, in his anger, killed Celebrimbor and used his dead body as a battle standard as he waged war to the West locking the remaining Elves under Gil-galad near the havens. It was only through the arrival of the Numenoreans that Gil-galad was saved and the friendship of Numenor and the kingdom of Gil-galad beegun.Originally posted by HLGStrider
All right, I have a question:
Why did the elves make rings for the dwarves?
Elves do not particularly like dwarves.
Dwarves do not particularly trust elves and/or elvish magic.
The Dwarves are not mentioned in the last alliance of Elves and Men.
Why did the Elves make seven rings for the Dwarf lords then? Perhaps out of spite because they knew the dwarf rings weren't as powerful... "na na na na... our rings are better!" and all that?