So being new here, and a big fan of 'The Hobbit' and the "Lord of the Rings" I've got a question, now first I will say is that it has been awhile since I've read lotr and the movies might have had a slight influence on how this sparked up in my head. So from what I understand, Sauron's 'spirit' resides in Mordor correct? and wants the ring of power so he can regain a physical form? Please correct me if I am wrong. Now I'm rereading the hobbit right now, and I've just gotten to the part where Gandalf parts from the Dwarves outside of Mirkwood. When Bilbo asks him why they don't go around the forest if it's so dangerous Gandalf explains that it would be much longer a journey if they tried to travel around and to the south of mirkwood the 'necromancer' would prove to be far more dangerous than just to cross through the forest. I haven't read Tokien's other books or his sons but from what I understand the Necromancer is sauron when he was trying to disguise himself and gandalf discovered him when he went and rescued Thorin's Father. or Grandfather. or something along those lines? This might have gone completely over my head but I'm just a tad confused yet. When sauron was known as the 'necromancer' i assumed he was a physical being with great power which resided there. But it takes place so close to the lord of the rings. so anybody have any answers? Sorry if I sorta rambled.