Gollum falls into the Cracks of Doom with the One Ring
Event Type: Artifacts
Age: 3rd Age - Ring War
Date: March 25, 3019
An event in the Destruction of the One Ring; see that entry for an overview:
[There Frodo] was, fallen upon his knees at the chasm's edge. But Gollum, dancing like a mad thing, held aloft the ring, a finger still thrust within its circle. It shone now as if verily it was wrought of living fire.
'Precious, precious, precious!' Gollum cried. 'My Precious! O my Precious!' And with that, even as his eyes were lifted up to gloat on his prize, he stepped too far, toppled, wavered for a moment on the brink, and then with a shriek he fell. Out of the depths came his last wail Precious, and he was gone.
There was a roar and a great confusion of noise. Fires leaped up and licked the roof. The throbbing grew to a great tumult, and the Mountain shook.
The Return of the King, LoTR Book 6, Ch 3, Mount Doom
[There] into the Fire where it was wrought [was] cast the Great Ring of Power, and so at last it was unmade and its evil consumed.
The Silmarillion, Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age
Elena Tiriel 8Aug06, 13Aug06