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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. 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.