The War of the Ring ended the Third Age. It was initiated by Sauron, who had gained strength since the end of the Second Age and saught the One Ring. During the War of the Ring, many Elves, Men of Rohan and Men of Gondor were killed. The War ended with the destruction of the One Ring in Orodruin by Sméagol. It was brought there by two Hobbits, Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee.