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War of the Ring

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In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien, the War of the Ring ended the Third Age. It was initiated by Sauron, who had gained strength since the end of the Second Age and sought the One Ring. During the War of the Ring, many thousands of Men of Rohan and Men of Gondor were killed.

Battles were fought in different places in Middle-earth, including Gondor, Rohan and the Lonely Mountain. Battles were also fought by the Men of Dale. These were primarily waged against Sauron's forces, but Saruman, a third contender, also had armies, who fought battles at the Fords of Isen and Helm's Deep.

For practical purposes, the War of the Ring ended with Smagol's destruction of the One Ring. However, fighting was still going on in many parts of Middle-earth. The war is not considered to have ended until after the Battle of Bywater and, shortly after, the deaths of Saruman and Wormtongue.

Battles of the War of the Ring:


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SPI's War of the Ring game

"'War of the Ring" is also the name of several games based on the novel, including


The War of the Ring is the title of the eighth volume of The History of Middle-earth.

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