The story begins when hobbyist Bilbo Baggins departs from the Shire and leaves his treasure to his heir, Frodo. Gandalf the gray witch, a friend of Bilbo, advised Frodo to be careful with the ring which became one of Bilbo's legacies. Seventeen years later passed, and Gandalf told Frodo to take the ring out of the Shire because the master of darkness Sauron was searching for the ring. Frodo, Samwise Gamgee and Peregrin Took depart and they meet Ring-wraiths on their way. After arriving at Brandyhall, they met with Meriadoc Brandybuck and the four of them begin their journey to Bree. They were almost killed by Barrow-wights if Tom Bombadil did not help them.
When they arrived at Bree, they met a mysterious person called by the name Strider which means "the wanderer". A letter from Gandalf was given to Frodo, telling him that Strider was a friend of Gandalf. In the letter, Frodo was also told to go to Rivendell. Strider offered his help to Frodo and they accepted it. The five figures finally arrived at Rivendell, but Frodo had been stabbed by a very deadly Morgul knife.
After Frodo was healed by Elrond, the ruler of Rivendell, a meeting was held. The meeting tells the history of the ring and they decide to destroy the Ring by throwing the Ring to Orodruin (or Mount Doom) in Mordor. A group consisting of Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin, Gandalf, Aragorn, Boromir, Legolas and Gimli was formed.