Frodo and Sam are trying to destroy The Ring of Power, but Sauron needs the ring to control Middle-Earth; Gollum also wants it as an evil master. According to Gandalf the Grey, a wizard, Frodo needs to throw it into Mt. Doom. Sam was eavesdropping on Gandalf and Frodo, so his punishment is to help Frodo take the ring to Mt. Doom. Frodo, accompanied by Sam, sells his home (Bag End); Frodo’s friend, Merry, bought them a new house. They are headed to Rivendale to meet Gandalf. They will leave on Frodo and Bilbo’s birthday. Will they destroy the ring, or let Sauron rule?