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Old 10-21-2003, 09:19 PM   #30
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Iarhen has just left Hobbiton.

Also, theres the fact that Sauron was a weakened spirit by the end of the 3rd age. Since a great deal of his personal power was set on the One Ring, and another share was set on infusing the orcs, trolls and all fell beasts with a will to kill goodness, and adding to that concept the strain it must have been for Sauron to dominate Curunir (even though Curunir was weaker, he was still a maia, and that would have proved an extra share of power dedicated to keep Saruman ensnared).

So, by adding all those concepts and substracting them of the total of Gorthaur's power, maybe... MAYBE... Olorin was spiritually stronger than Sauron...

Not the maia wrapped up and with the power handicap in Gandalf... but in spirit... Since his will was not placed forth to dominate others, and if doing so, it was not to dominate, but to inspire and help the hearts of men and elves (aided greatly by Narya the Great).
"In place of a Dark Lord you will have a Queen! Not dark but beatiful and terrible as the Dawn! Treacherous as the sea! Stronger than the foundations of the Earth! All shall love me and despair!"
--- Galadriel when tempted by the One Ring.
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