- "Twenty-one companions. So be it. You shall be the Fellowship of the Ring."
The Fellowship of the Ring was formed as a group of among members of the various free nations of Middle-earth and other worlds that are at risk. The group consisted of twenty members that have answered to Lord Elrond.
Formed on October 25, 3001 3A after the Council of Elrond, the Fellowship consisted of twenty-one members: six Humans, four Hobbits, three Vampires, two Men, one Dwarf, one Elf, one Slayer, and one Witch. After the Fellowship of the Ring was formed, Lord Elrond decided to send Radagast to the Shire as a messenger and warn many Hobbits of the growing evil.