The Two Towers Book 3 of The Lord of the Rings, Preface
The Company that planned to take the Ring of Power to the land of Mordor has broken apart. The mission was to destroy the Ring to prevent it from being used by the evil lord Sauron. The ring bearer, Frodo Baggins, was frightened by the advance of his companion, Boromir, who wanted to keep the Ring and use its powers to fight evil. Frodo left with his friend Sam, planning to travel to Mordor alone. The rest of the group searches for them.