With King Ar-Pharazôn's fleet sailing to the Undying Lands to make war against the Valar upon Sauron's suggestion, the Valar made a plea to Ilúvatar, the creator god. Ilúvatar's wrath was great, and with his mighty power he broke the world and reformed it. The Great Sea was divided, and in the chaos the great island of Númenor, granted to the faithful Men who had now been corrupted, was swallowed up by the sea. As the mighty flood water poured in around him, Sauron laughed on his dark seat in his dark temple, knowing that his deeds had gone as planned. For Sauron was not of mortal flesh, and though Ilúvatar crushed him into the abyss of the ocean, his spirit returned to the land of Mordor where he picked up the One Ring and took on form of malice and hatred.
I like this piece quite a bit. Just about everything worked out well with it in my opinion.
Corel Painter X