13. Mount Doom
When vigor fails, devoted friend carries the burden of Master and Ring to the Crack of Doom. There, in its birthplace, the Ring asserts dominance. Veils of shadow part as the Ring is claimed, revealing all. A snap of teeth, a teetering fall into fiery depths, ends a Quest and frees burdens.
Together at the end of all things--peace.
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