The Story of Middle Earth and the Coming of EZ Pass
The Lord of the Tokens is the epic journey to destroy the Final Token, which symbolizes individual freedom and power - and this is very clear when you understand that the Final Token not only confers this individual power but also imposes serfdom on the possessor. The one who wields The Final Token becomes a slave of Sauron, Creator of the Transponder.
In the words of the Lord of Drivendell, Ayotte,
"We cannot use any of the Tokens especially the Final Token. That we now know too well. It belongs to Sauron, “Creator of the Transponder” and was made by him alone, and is altogether evil. Its strength is too great for anyone to wield at will, save only those who have already a great power and small change of their own. But for them it holds an even deadlier peril. The very desire of it's discount corrupts all who attempt to use it. If any of the Wise of The Chamber should with this Transponder overthrow the Lord of Mordor Vehicles, using his own arts, he would then set himself on Sauron's throne, and yet another Dark Lord would appear. And that is another reason why all the Tokens should be destroyed: as long as they are in the world it will be a danger even to the Wise of The Chamber. For nothing is evil in the beginning. Even Sauron was not so. I fear to take the Final Token to hide it. I will not take the Final Token to wield it."
Responded Govdalf, weak Underlord of the Shire,
"No! With that power I should have power too great and terrible. And over me the Final Token would gain a power still greater and more deadly! Do not tempt me! For I do not wish to become like the Dark Lord himself. Yet the way of the Tokens to my heart is by pity, pity for weakness and the desire of strength to do good and right. Do not tempt me! I dare not take responsibility, not even to keep them safe, unused. Please leave me in peace, undisturbed. I would sooner let them go into the hands of the Orcs and be done with this."
And the Hobbits of the Shire were left with their Tokens and shouted,
For many long years we have pondered what we might do, should the Final Token come into our hands, and behold! The time has now arrived. The evil transponder that was devised long ago and has invaded so many lands beyond The Shire works on in many ways, whether Sauron himself stands or falls. Would not have been a noble deed to set to the credit of our Tokens in the Chamber of The Wise? Our cowardly Underlord hides beneath his table as much as the ancient media who protect him. Alas The Shire lives under the shadow of the transponder in confusion and despair.”