Discussing: Bilbo never found the Ring
Bilbo never found the Ring
09 Feb 03 6:49 PM
Re: Bilbo never found the Ring
16 Feb 03 10:16 PM
Reply To: 4070
One thing that might happen is that the hobbits would never be a part of this. It'd be more or less a contest between various Men, Saruman, Gandalf, and Saruman. This is not to say that we might not see some of this from the PoV of the Shire, but I'm not sure much of the story would take place there. You'd certainly see the "island" effect--there'd be no reason for an explicit alliance among the various realms until (possibly) much later.
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