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Forum: Quiz Room Today, 06:55 AM
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Posted By Huinesoron
Yep, the whole riddle refers to a single thing,...

Yep, the whole riddle refers to a single thing, and specifically to a series of events related to it. Not Gulduin, though.

('Thing' should not be taken to imply for or against it being a...
Forum: Quiz Room Today, 05:57 AM
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Posted By Huinesoron
Well, a correct guess still counts. :) 'Low...

Well, a correct guess still counts. :) 'Low (riddling)' was intended to point at Bilbo's riddle to Gollum: 'an eye in a low place' etc.

hS
Forum: Quiz Room Today, 05:29 AM
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Posted By Huinesoron
She is! (But do you know why?) hS

She is! (But do you know why?)

hS
Forum: The Books Today, 04:18 AM
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Posted By Huinesoron
And if you follow the map eastward from Hithlum,...

And if you follow the map eastward from Hithlum, you wind up at the long Lake Helevorn (which Tolkien Gateway cites Parma Eldalamberon XVII as saying might have originally had a dwarvish name), at...
Forum: Quiz Room Today, 03:27 AM
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Posted By Huinesoron
Pervinca, I could tell there was more detail than...

Pervinca, I could tell there was more detail than I was catching, but I couldn't guess just how much more. That's really impressive!

Moving along to something much less ornate:



hS
Forum: Quiz Room Today, 03:18 AM
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Posted By Huinesoron
The name you're looking for is actually is in...

The name you're looking for is actually is in plain English - no Elvish required!





Precisely; or you can get it from angry + odd. Either way you need to lose two letters ('two must fall')...
Forum: Quiz Room Yesterday, 03:10 PM
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Posted By Huinesoron
I think it's a name used for Arien; they...

I think it's a name used for Arien; they basically called her 'Sunshine'.



Not Galadriel, I'm afraid. In this case 'comes from the shore' is a pointer at the meaning of her name.

hS
Forum: Quiz Room Yesterday, 02:56 PM
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Posted By Huinesoron
Correct! But she's not just following: she's...

Correct! But she's not just following: she's twice [a note to] follow, so. ^_~ Her original name was Urwen, which means 'fiery maiden'.



None of those names, but you're precisely right in both...
Forum: The Books Yesterday, 09:14 AM
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Posted By Huinesoron
Findegil: neat! I had a play with Ambarkanta V...

Findegil: neat! I had a play with Ambarkanta V and the finished LotR map at one point, but didn't think of carrying through to this one and the Silmarillion map. (I wound up with the Orocarni...
Forum: Quiz Room Yesterday, 05:49 AM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 171,493
Posted By Huinesoron
Perfectly happy to wait (I haven't written it yet...

Perfectly happy to wait (I haven't written it yet anyway... :D). I think there was a bit of spear action around the Riders of Rohan, too (plus of course Gil-Galad was famously a spear-wielder); I...
Forum: Quiz Room Yesterday, 04:36 AM
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Posted By Huinesoron
Well... Cormallen points me at the War of the...

Well... Cormallen points me at the War of the Ring, and the only person I know of who was 'speared' is Frodo Baggins.

Which works pretty well with the rest of the poem:



A general summary of...
Forum: Quiz Room Yesterday, 04:24 AM
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Posted By Huinesoron
Well, that's certainly going to make things...

Well, that's certainly going to make things easier. ^_^ And yes, it appears that all the Elven male descendents of Dior were twins.

hS
Forum: Quiz Room Yesterday, 03:22 AM
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Posted By Huinesoron
Elrohir is correct, for exactly the reasons...

Elrohir is correct, for exactly the reasons stated!

hS
Forum: Quiz Room 03-18-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 171,493
Posted By Huinesoron
Is 'you' Gwindor's brother - Gelmir, I think? He...

Is 'you' Gwindor's brother - Gelmir, I think? He was executed by Morgoth's army in front of the Nargothrond host, and Gwin's reckless charge in response led to the disaster of the Nirnaeth and his...
Forum: Quiz Room 03-18-2019, 03:33 PM
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Posted By Huinesoron
Go for it! It was all one extended Sindarin...

Go for it!

It was all one extended Sindarin joke. 'Ulfang' probably wasn't written to be Sindarin, but translates perfectly as 'hideous (=ugly) beard'. Similarly, Uldor, Ulfast, and Ulwarth come...
Forum: Quiz Room 03-18-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4,643
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Posted By Huinesoron
Neither of your answers are right, but one of...

Neither of your answers are right, but one of them has found the right company.

hS
Forum: Quiz Room 03-18-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2,028
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Posted By Huinesoron
I don't really know much about them either, just...

I don't really know much about them either, just their names (and their fates). But... that's kind of all I needed to know. :)

You got most of the way there with Bor and the three Feanorians. Just...
Forum: Quiz Room 03-18-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4,643
Views: 224,791
Posted By Huinesoron
I'm afraid not. 'Cryptic' is probably the...

I'm afraid not.

'Cryptic' is probably the wrong word to use - at least a few of the clues simply point at the meaning of a name (in English or otherwise), and then tell you something about the...
Forum: Quiz Room 03-18-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4,643
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Posted By Huinesoron
That's a really clever answer! No. :D All of...

That's a really clever answer! No. :D

All of the clues contain some combination of cryptic and straight components. In the case of #5, I think the split is fairly even.

hS
Forum: Quiz Room 03-18-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4,643
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Posted By Huinesoron
:D I did consider having it be Shire-inspired...

:D I did consider having it be Shire-inspired fashion... should've gone that way, clearly.

It's not a fissssh, precious.

hS
Forum: Quiz Room 03-18-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4,643
Views: 224,791
Posted By Huinesoron
Worse - I'm afraid I hammered that out in...

Worse - I'm afraid I hammered that out in response to your prompting. You are directly responsible for Eowyn's corsetry.



It is not... but you're right about Sam being the half-wise.

hS
Forum: Quiz Room 03-18-2019, 08:38 AM
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Posted By Huinesoron
(Sorry, sorry, but you should know better than to...

(Sorry, sorry, but you should know better than to drop plot suggestions like that. :D)

Moving on!

1. The rider is but half what he is named; he must go south with the company.
2. Twice...
Forum: Quiz Room 03-18-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4,643
Views: 224,791
Posted By Huinesoron
I seem to be doing really well at getting answers...

I seem to be doing really well at getting answers for the wrong reasons this time. ^_^ There was Frodo Prefect, and now the Tin Bra... Faramir was wrong, though, I suppose.

ANYWAY. Did you know...
Forum: Quiz Room 03-18-2019, 04:10 AM
Replies: 4,643
Views: 224,791
Posted By Huinesoron
I had to brute-force this by finding every...

I had to brute-force this by finding every 9-letter word starting with E and eliminating the unsuitable ones, but I finally found one that meets the theme. Then, to prove it, I had to try and find a...
Forum: Quiz Room 03-17-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2,028
Views: 171,493
Posted By Huinesoron
Pretty much correct! The riddle refers to the two...

Pretty much correct! The riddle refers to the two tribes of Easterlings, under Ulfang and Bor, and their eventual fates.

But... there's no evidence Caranthir mistrusted Ulfang and company. Do you...
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