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I have a question concerning the creation of rings in the Lord of the Rings. It's, at least, hinted that the reason the Elves depart for Valinor after the demise of Sauron is because their Rings lose their power of preservation, hence the enchantments on Lothlorien would eventually wane, making it less like Valinor. But why can't they create more? Lets look at the Facts:

Fact 1 : We know that Celebrimbor is the only Elf that can forge the rings since Sauron under the guise of Annatar taught him how to. We also know that Celebrimbor was killed by Sauron before he could reveal this knowledge. However, Elves can't truly die until the end of the world and are lingering about in Valinor and I am sure that's where Celebrimbor is.

Fact 2: We know that Elves can go to Valinor and come back to Middle-earth since the Noldor have done precisely this.

So my question is, Why can't an Elf go to Valinor, learn the secret of forging rings from Celebrimbor, come back to Middle-earth and forge new ones?

Some are suggesting this question is a duplicate but I don't see how. I am suggesting a possibility where an opportunity was indeed present. Answers such as the elves fearing the past does not seem too convincing to me, after all it was a Maiar that got corrupted not the ring wearing elves. Why would they doubt themselves?

marked as duplicate by Edlothiad, JohnP, Au101, Möoz, Valorum Feb 20 '18 at 21:24

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  • The question you pose is answered in the duplicates accepted answer, if the answers are insufficient you should use a bounty to ask for a better answer, or to leave a comment. Asking a duplicate question is not ok. If your question instead focused on the ability for an Elf to go to the Halls of Mandos and discuss things with Celebrimbor, that would no longer be a duplicate. – Edlothiad Feb 20 '18 at 20:44
  • @Edlothiad I thought the question concerning the ability of an elf to meet celebrimbor in halls of Mandos is subsumed by the present one since an answer to this potentially answers the former as well. – Aakusti Feb 20 '18 at 20:49
  • If all they want to do with the rings is make Middle Earth feel more like Valinor, why not just stay in Valinor? – DaaaahWhoosh Feb 20 '18 at 20:57
  • No. The ability of an elf to go to the halls is quite different to why they can't or won't make more rings – Edlothiad Feb 20 '18 at 21:00
  • I think the esssential part of this question is whether or not the elves could have gone to Valinor and back had they wanted to do so. I have the impression they couldn't have, but no knowledge to back it up. – Harry Johnston Feb 20 '18 at 21:02