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[[Image:The White Council.jpg|thumb|''The White Council'' by Zina Saunders]]
 
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The '''White Council''', or '''Council of the Wise''', was gathering of the [[Wise]] in [[Middle-earth]].
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The '''White Council''', or '''Council of the Wise''', was gathering of the [[Wise]] in [[Middle-earth]]. Members were [[Galadriel]], [[Elrond]], [[Cirdan]] and other [[Elves|Elven]] Lords; the [[Third Age]] it was joined by the [[Wizards]] and its head was [[Saruman]].
 
==First White Council==
 
==First White Council==
 
The first White Council was formed after [[Sauron]]'s defeat in [[Eriador]] in [[Second Age 1701]]. The council did not include any of the [[Istari]] who had yet to come to Middle-earth. The main decision of the council was to abandon [[Eregion]] in favor of [[Imladris]].
 
The first White Council was formed after [[Sauron]]'s defeat in [[Eriador]] in [[Second Age 1701]]. The council did not include any of the [[Istari]] who had yet to come to Middle-earth. The main decision of the council was to abandon [[Eregion]] in favor of [[Imladris]].
  
 
==Second White Council==
 
==Second White Council==
The second White Council was formed in [[Third Age 2463|T.A.2463]] at the request of [[Galadriel]], and was headed by [[Saruman|Saruman the White]]. Other members of the Council included [[Gandalf|Gandalf the Grey]], Galadriel, [[Círdan|Círdan the Shipwright]], [[Elrond|Elrond Half-Elven]], and [[Radagast|Radagast the Brown]].
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The second White Council was formed in {{TA|2463}} and included the Wizards.
  
In [[Third Age 2851|T.A. 2851]] this White Council met to decide on whether to act on Gandalf's discovery of the identity of the [[Necromancer]], but Saruman disuaded the others.
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In {{TA|2851}} the White Council met to decide on whether to act on Gandalf's discovery of the identity of the [[Necromancer]], but Saruman dissuaded the others.
  
Eventually Saruman relented and in [[Third Age 2941]] Sauron was driven out of Dol Guldur only to re-appear in Mordor. The Council last met in [[Third Age 2953|2953]], at this meeting Saruman insisted that [[the One Ring]] has been swept out to sea.
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Eventually Saruman relented and in {{TA|2941}} Sauron was driven out of Dol Guldur only to re-appear in Mordor.  
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The Council last met in {{TA|2953}}, when Saruman insisted that [[the One Ring]] has been swept out to sea, quieting Gandalf's concerns that the One Ring was Bilbo's ring found in the [[Goblin-town]].
 
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The White Council by Zina Saunders

The White Council, or Council of the Wise, was gathering of the Wise in Middle-earth. Members were Galadriel, Elrond, Cirdan and other Elven Lords; the Third Age it was joined by the Wizards and its head was Saruman.

First White Council

The first White Council was formed after Sauron's defeat in Eriador in Second Age 1701. The council did not include any of the Istari who had yet to come to Middle-earth. The main decision of the council was to abandon Eregion in favor of Imladris.

Second White Council

The second White Council was formed in T.A. 2463 and included the Wizards.

In T.A. 2851 the White Council met to decide on whether to act on Gandalf's discovery of the identity of the Necromancer, but Saruman dissuaded the others.

Eventually Saruman relented and in T.A. 2941 Sauron was driven out of Dol Guldur only to re-appear in Mordor.

The Council last met in T.A. 2953, when Saruman insisted that the One Ring has been swept out to sea, quieting Gandalf's concerns that the One Ring was Bilbo's ring found in the Goblin-town.