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Bombadil 04-07-2004 03:13 PM

Riddles in the Downs
One of my favorite parts in the hobbit is the Riddle-match between Gollum and Bilbo. So i thought, why not start a riddling game on anything in the hobbit and the lord of the rings, or even ME geography? I'll start out with one:

A hasty one to some, friend of hobbits
A young one, with an elvish name

The Saucepan Man 04-07-2004 05:13 PM

We did already have a couple of riddle games but, since they were dormant, I have closed them.

Please feel free free to continue the riddle game here. Usual rules apply. First person to answer the current riddle correctly gets to set the next one.

Arestevana 04-07-2004 05:47 PM

I will guess..

Bregalad: The elvish name of Quickbeam, a young and relatively hasty ent, companion to the hobbits Merry and Pippin.

Bombadil 04-07-2004 07:09 PM

correct, nice work

Arestevana 04-08-2004 10:48 AM


In this the stars are doomed to die,
With murmured voice I prophecy,
While cold and still the small ones lie,
What is 'this' and what am I?

If this your wonder cannot quell,
Remember ever: Here I dwell!
To wander in forsaken dell,
A ghosted shade with powers fell.

The Perky Ent 04-08-2004 03:06 PM

I have absolutly nooo clue,

Bombadil 04-08-2004 03:55 PM

im not sure, but possibly morgoth in the halls of mandos?

Firefoot 04-08-2004 04:35 PM

"This" could be a Barrow and you could be a Barrow-wight.

Fingolfin II 04-09-2004 01:45 AM

I agree with Bombadil about the person being Morgoth; but would here happen to be in the Void, outside the Door of Night?

Arestevana 04-09-2004 08:59 AM

Excellent, Firefoot. Barrow-wight is correct. Barrow, however, is not. Guesses on 'this', anyone?

Firefoot 04-09-2004 09:21 AM

The black wind?

The Perky Ent 04-09-2004 11:04 AM

Random guess, Malbeth the Seer?

Finwe 04-09-2004 11:05 AM

In the Barrow-Downs?

Arestevana 04-09-2004 11:35 AM

Correct again, Firefoot. Your turn. ;)

Firefoot 04-09-2004 04:40 PM

Thanks! Now, to write one... that's a scary thought. ;)

A weapon used to call,
A token of war.
Long expected yet dreaded by all,
Black and red its colors are.

The Perky Ent 04-09-2004 05:39 PM clue'm guessing....Smaug?

Bombadil 04-09-2004 06:48 PM

the horn of helm hammerhand?

Finwe 04-09-2004 07:37 PM

The Red Arrow?

Firefoot 04-10-2004 05:54 AM

Finwe has it.

Finwe 04-11-2004 07:38 PM

All right... this one is a slightly wicked one, unless you have the right resources. ;)

Millions of black ants;
The army marches forward in thousands of platoons;
In six brigades;
In three divisions;
All toward the One.

Fingolfin II 04-11-2004 08:24 PM

The Last Alliance of Men and Elves?

Finwe 04-14-2004 07:21 PM

Nope. Think bigger.

Fingolfin II 04-14-2004 07:24 PM

Ok- how about the march of Eonwe and the War of Wrath?

Finwe 04-14-2004 07:28 PM

Ooh... too early....

Big doesn't necessarily have to do with numbers. Think "overall" big.

Bombadil 04-14-2004 08:27 PM

this is wrong, bu worh a shot.

battle of five armies?

***Gandalf*** 04-20-2004 07:40 PM

pelenor fields?

Finwe 04-23-2004 05:54 PM

Nope... read your Chapter Index of Lord of the Rings again...

Bombadil 04-23-2004 08:46 PM

The Battle of Helm's deep?

Thorongil 04-26-2004 03:54 AM

It sounds like the book itself. Or are you after "the One"?

nynnd1 04-27-2004 05:39 AM

Could it be Sauron's attack on Minis Tirith

Nuranar 04-27-2004 03:20 PM

I agree with Thorongil; I think it's the book itself.

Millions of little black words (poetic license there, methinks ;));
Thousands of sentences;
Six books;
Three volumes;
One whole.

And if this is it, yep - it's pretty wicked. :)

nynnd1 04-28-2004 04:44 AM

I like the thinking, it's gotta be right or i'll eat my hat.

Nuranar 05-07-2004 09:46 PM

Finwe, where are you?

Smeagol 05-08-2004 11:35 AM

I would bet my life that it's the Lord of the Rings

symestreem 05-08-2004 04:09 PM

Ar-Pharazon's assault on Barad-dur?

Iarwain 05-19-2004 08:04 AM

I think that "The Lord of the Rings" could easily be right, but if not, I'll venture to guess that it is the War of Wrath, if only because there were three "divisions" of elves: Vanyar, Noldor, Teleri.


Bombadil 05-30-2004 09:33 PM

** 10 day- and then some- rule**
Hey dol! Where has Finwe been!? :confused: Anyway, here is a new riddle!

He had to choose, and he chose death,
but not by sword, 'stead loss of breath.
His father sailed, and all were saved,
his brother passed form the 3rd age.

The Perky Ent 05-30-2004 11:54 PM

I'll say...Elros. He chose mortality (death), and he died of age (breath), his father Earendil sails in the sky with the simaril (sails), and Elrond (brother) was the start of the fourth age! That should do!

Bombadil 05-31-2004 08:39 AM

ah yes! Very good perky, you're up. :cool:

Bombadil 06-03-2004 02:15 PM


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