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Very good guess. But no.
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Does “it” refer to the ring?
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Another very good guess. But also no.
"Spirits in the shape of hawks and eagles flew ever to and from his halls; and their eyes could see to the depths of the seas, and pierce the hidden caverns beneath the world."
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Putting the quote on this page.

I still use it as much as possible.
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Okay - is "it" referring to something trivial?
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No, I definitely would not call it trivial.

While the words did not change hugely, the sense of the quote changed quite a bit.
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Is it more like "I would not use it except in great need"? I know thats referring to the ring, but it feels like a close fit.

Is it Third Age?
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No to both questions.
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Was it spoken on Númenor?
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No. Númenor did not yet exist.
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Does “it” refer to something tangible?
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Most definitely.
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Spoken by an immortal?
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Yes, to the extent that Elves are immortal.
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Referring to a Silmaril?
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Yet another good guess. But also not correct.
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Is it something that can be "used", as the quote implies?
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Most definitely.
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Any more questions, or do we need a hint?
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Is “it” a sword?
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