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Old 03-20-2003, 10:44 AM   #25
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Iarhen has just left Hobbiton.

Saruman did not know who posessed the rings. Only the elven lords that had them knew of the other ones. Galadriel, Elrond, Gil Galad, Cirdan, Mithrandir and Celebrimbor were the only ones who knew about it.

It was forbidden to talk about them. Even Elrond was not allowed to do so. Galadriel states that in chapter "The Mirror of Galadriel".

Besides, if Saruman knew about it, he would probably end up trying to steal a ring (or all 3) from their owners... But DEFINETELY Sauron would have known whom the Elven Ring Bearers were.

Sauron read Saruman's mind, and knew about his knowledge. Saruman did not knew that his mind was read (and his will posessed). I presume that such a valuable piece of info (who has the 3 elven rings?) would have been searched by Sauron in Saruman's mind...
"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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