POSSIBLE DARK SERVANTS

Three Rings for the Elven-kings under the sky,
Seven for the Dwarf-lords in their halls of stone,
Nine for Mortal Men doomed to die,
One for the Dark Lord on his dark throne
In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

The Lord of the Rings

There is one scenario I always thought about regarding the Nazgul from The Lord of the Rings. When the Rings of Power were forged, there were a total of twenty rings made. Three were given to the Elves, seven to the Dwarves, nine to Men, and one to the Dark Lord Sauron himself. The purpose of the Rings of Power was to allow Sauron to exert his will to dominate all life on all races in Middle-Earth. He succeeded in exerting his will upon the nine rings that were given to Men, which resulted in the creation of the nine Nazgul. However, the other ten rings failed to effect the Elves and Dwarves the way Sauron wanted. On the other hand, I can’t help but wonder what would have happened if the rest of the Rings of Power effected the Elves and Dwarves. My guess would be that the other ten rings may have turned their wearers into Nazgul just like the nine rings to Men. We all know what kind of damage nine Nazgul could cause. Can you imagine how much more damage nineteen Nazgul would cause? That is a terrifying thought to consider.

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