Re: who in M.E. could actually wield the One Ring?
What I have never understood is *why* this was the case for the three elven rings. The One was never involved in the crafting of the elven rings. If the One Ring had never existed at all, would the power of the three elven rings dwindled? If so, why? And if not, why would the fact that Sauron (on his own, and completely independently) crafted a ring of his own, have anything at all to do with the elven three? Was it somehow that the three became "drained" as they fought against the One, kinda like a slow leaching of their power? But if that was the case, then the destruction of the One should have been a *good* thing for the three, not a bad thing.
Originally Posted by sir-rinthian
I mean, I know what Tolkien said, I'm just trying to figure out if there is any logical explanation for why this should be the case. So far, I haven't been able to come up with one, and have never read an explanation from anyone else that connects the dots in a way that is persuasive to me.
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