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The wiki for Nenya says of the 3 elvish rings,

Their existence was hidden from Sauron, so they were untouched by his evil.

It also says,

After the destruction of the One Ring and the defeat of Sauron, [Nenya's] power faded along with the other Rings of Power.

The first quote states that they are not connected. The second states that they are connected. If the 3 rings were distinct and untainted by Sauron and his ring, why would their power fade after the destruction of the One Ring?

marked as duplicate by Jason Baker, DVK-on-Ahch-To, Null, user8719 Feb 9 '15 at 19:27

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  • It's a bit misleading to say that the existence of the Three was "hidden" from Sauron; he knew that they existed, he just didn't know where they were sent after he destroyed Eregion. The LotR Wikia doesn't always have the clearest wording – Jason Baker Feb 9 '15 at 18:59
  • Thanks. They key part of that phrase, I think, is the untouched statement. Is that also inaccurate or incomplete in the wiki's account? – Jeff Feb 9 '15 at 19:01
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    @Jeff Sort of. The Three are "untouched" in the sense that Sauron wasn't directly involved in their creation (whereas he personally helped create the Seven and the Nine), but they were still created using Sauron's techniques – Jason Baker Feb 9 '15 at 19:02
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    @JasonBaker Thanks. I really like that video... but actually, it is what got me confused in the first place. I went looking in the wiki to confirm or deny what was said there. I thought that the wiki made a better, more quotable source for this question than the video. – Jeff Feb 10 '15 at 20:29
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    @Jeff Oh well, worth a shot. Now you know that we're a much better resource than the Wikia – Jason Baker Feb 12 '15 at 14:48