A council takes place to decide the fate of the Ring. Many people gathered, elves, men, and dwarves. The council discusses many things like why Gandalf was away for a long time. The council goes on and decides that the Ring must be destroyed in the fires of Mt. Doom where it was created. Frodo, the Ring bearer, and eight other companions, volunteer to take the Ring to Mt. Doom. The fellowship of the Ring includes Frodo, Sam, Mary, Pippin, Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, and Boromir.