Frodo baggins is a simple hobbit from the shire, who inherits a magic ring from his Uncle Bilbo, including all of BagEnd. Soon after, Gandalf approaches him and tells him that this ring that he has in his possession is the one ring, created by the Dark Lord, Sauron. They decide that it mustn't stay in the shire, and so Frodo makes plans to leave the Shire, and head for Bree, then Rivendell. On the way to Rivendell, he is stabbed by a black rider, they are called Ringwraiths. He is healed by the magic of Elrond, but the wound will stay with him for the rest of his life, and he will always have a reminder of that dreadful night. He then sets out from Rivendell with 8 other people, they are the Fellowship of the Ring. Their goal is to walk with Frodo and protect him from the deadly Black Riders. However, the fellowship breaks up, as the Urukai (a breed of orc) attack the Fellowship. Frodo sets off, but Sam refuses to let him go alone. Together, their journey leads them to the worst place in middle earth: Mordor, home of the Dark Lord. They must take the ring to the fires of Mount Doom, in the land of Mordor. They run into Gollum, who guides them to the Black Gate. However, as they approach, Gollum tells them there is another way, a more secret way. (warning: if you do not want to know what happens, do not read on!) Little do the hobbits know that this is a trap, and a gigantic, evil spider named Shelob is waiting for her food inside this tunnel that Gollum leads them to. Frodo is bitten by the large spider, and Sam thinks he's dead. Later he finds that he is not, but now the orcs have him, and he must get his master back. Sam pulls it off, and Frodo and Sam are off again, to Mount Doom. They disguise themselves as orcs, but Frodo cant bear the weight of the ring and the armor, as he was weakened from his encounter with the orcs. They trudge through Morder, and finally reach Mount Doom, but Gollum has returned and is waiting for them. Sam holds him off, and Frodo runs in to destroy the ring. But when Sam follows after him, he finds Frodo has not destroyed the ring, and does not intend to! After their long journey, the ring has finally taken Frodo. He disappears in the Mountain, and Sam cannot find him. He then sees Gollum wrestling with something invisible-- Mr. Frodo! However, Gollum has the upper hand, and bites the ring off Frodo's finger (Hence the name "Frodo of the Nine Fingers") Gollum is so happy that he finally got his "precious" that he jumps and dances about....right off the cliff into the fires of Mount Doom! The ring is destroyed, and Frodo's journey has come to an end. They run for it, as the mountain starts to erupt, and just as they are about to die, running from the lava right behind them, the eagles come to the rescue once again, and they are lifted and brought to the great white city. Frodo then returns to Hobbiton, only to find that it has been destroyed, and an evil force has taken it. The four hobbits that set out together overcome this maddening evil, and all is well again. However, Frodo still lives with the pain of the ring and his wound, and so he sails off to the Grey Havens with the elves and Gandalf.