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The '''White Council''', or '''[[Council of the Wise]]''', was a group of [[Elves]] and [[Wizards]] of [[Middle-earth]], formed during the [[Third Age]] to contest the growing power of [[Dol Guldur]].
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The '''White Council''', or '''Council of the Wise''', was a group of [[Elves]] and [[Wizards]] of [[Middle-earth]], formed in 2463 [[Third Age|TA.]] to contest the growing power of [[Dol Guldur]] at the request of [[Galadriel]].
  
The Council's head was the Wizard [[Saruman]].
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The Council's head was the Wizard [[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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Other members of the Council included [[Gandalf|Gandalf the Grey]], Galadriel, [[Círdan|Círdan the Shipwright]], [[Elrond|Elrond Half-Elven]], and [[Radagast (Middle-earth)|Radagast the Brown]].
Gandalf was later captured by Saruman who had turned evil
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In 2851 TA. the 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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Eventually Saruman relented and in 2941 TA. Sauron was driven out of Dol Guldur only to re-appear in Mordor. The Council last met in 2953 TA., at this meeting Sauruman insists that the [[One Ring]] has been swept out to sea.
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==External link==
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* [http://fani.nippu.net/whitecouncil/ White Council fanlisting]
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* [http://www.thewhitecouncil.net/ The White Council LotR Fansite]

Revision as of 22:30, 21 November 2005

The White Council, or Council of the Wise, was a group of Elves and Wizards of Middle-earth, formed in 2463 TA. to contest the growing power of Dol Guldur at the request of Galadriel.

The Council's head was the Wizard Saruman the White. Other members of the Council included Gandalf the Grey, Galadriel, Círdan the Shipwright, Elrond Half-Elven, and Radagast the Brown.

In 2851 TA. the White Council met to decide on whether to act on Gandalf's discovery of the identity of the Necromancer but Saruman disuaded the others. Eventually Saruman relented and in 2941 TA. Sauron was driven out of Dol Guldur only to re-appear in Mordor. The Council last met in 2953 TA., at this meeting Sauruman insists that the One Ring has been swept out to sea.

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