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The Council of Elrond was a council that was held to discuss the fate of the One Ring. Elrond headed the council and many attendees from all across Middle Earth attended this council in Rivendell. Among the many discussions, Tom Bombadil was suggested to be a guardian/keeper of the One Ring, but was quickly turned aside by Gandalf who stated that he would not see the "need" for it and likely end up tossing it away.

It was also suggested that the One Ring be taken to Valinor and placed under the guardianship of the Valar--but after much debate, Frodo stood forth and exclaimed that he would take the ring to Mordor; thus the Fellowship of the Ring was formed.

The following members were present at the Council of Elrond:

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