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Old 09-25-2003, 06:38 PM   #321
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Ok, Voralphion has got the city right, so you have a start. The answer to the riddle is not a battle, it is a person.

Hint: Look at the second word in each line. If you take one specific letter from each of those second words (up til the line, "Who am I?") then those letters will form the name of the person who is the answer to the riddle. They are in the right order.
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Old 09-25-2003, 08:11 PM   #322
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Maeglin?
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Old 09-27-2003, 05:37 PM   #323
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Yep. You've got it!
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Old 09-28-2003, 05:32 PM   #324
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I have exams at the moment at uni so I probably won't be able to come up with a riddle for a while. If anyone else would like to give a riddle then go ahead.
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Old 09-29-2003, 07:17 PM   #325
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I think ill take you upon that-here goes...

SHarp as a Tack
Put in a stack
Conquers friend and foe alike
a type of sword
for a fell race
used in place
of a spear or mace
weapon of the mighty
and of the weak...

what am I
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Old 10-02-2003, 04:09 PM   #326
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The Daggers of Westernesse?
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Old 10-02-2003, 06:45 PM   #327
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Nope- used by a fell race, which is just about the opposite of a hobbit, and that is more sinister than a man...
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Old 10-03-2003, 06:53 PM   #328
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Are you talking about the morgul blade used by the lord of the Nazgul?
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Old 10-06-2003, 07:22 PM   #329
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An orc scimitar?
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Old 10-07-2003, 03:51 AM   #330
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Gurthang, or Anglachel. It seems to fit pretty well.

SHarp as a Tack,
Put in a stack, Thingol's armouries
Conquers friend and foe alike, slays anything it pricks
a type of sword,
for a fell race, the Elves of Beleriand, or the Haladin
used in place
of a spear or mace
, Turin chose it above other weapons in the end (though not these ones specifically. Oh well, I thought I might have had it perfectly there.)
weapon of the mighty, Turin's sword, the Mormakil, a famed warrior
and of the weak...; described, 'a stabber of foes unseen.'

Hmmm.... not perfect!
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Old 10-15-2003, 07:41 PM   #331
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As is has been some thirteen days since the question setter last posted, I declare this thread stagnant, and place Gwaihir as the sole heir of riddle giving (unless, of course, he should refuse). [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

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Old 10-16-2003, 02:14 AM   #332
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I wonder if I'll ever find out if I was right [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]. I'll be back to give a new one tomorrow.
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Old 10-21-2003, 02:01 AM   #333
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Ok sorry about the wait. Lets see if I can spontaneously come up with a suitable one.

They stand, while smitten by their foe
And fall only at the friendly, accidental blow.
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Old 10-23-2003, 07:22 PM   #334
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That would be those funny little statues made by the Druedain.

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Old 10-31-2003, 04:56 PM   #335
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Hm. Twice in a row, that's not good. It's been ten days, so anyone can continue now. I wonder if I will ever find out if I was right now.

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Old 10-31-2003, 10:02 PM   #336
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Perhaps I will continue the thread myself.

Although I am, and yet do not,
exist within the world of thought,
for many men and elves and dwarves,
all lies within my open doors.
This "Ea", but a tiny fleck,
incomparable, even to my own neck.
And now I seem quite out of time,
because I cannot make more rhymes.

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Would it be Eru himself?
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Cograts, I hope you think of a better one yourself. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

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He chose the victorious southling, instead of the more legal northling.

Maybe not much of a riddle, but it's my first one. [img]smilies/tongue.gif[/img]

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Pelendur, the Steward of King Ondoher of Gondor, and the Council of Gondor at the time.
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Bugger. Sorry Iarwain, try contacting me via PM next time. And you will find out, because I haven't abandoned the site; my answer was actually Thangorodrim...
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Finwe is right, please continue...
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Old 11-03-2003, 08:33 PM   #343
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Kiss of steel,
Given to another,
Passed through my heir,
To one who left us,
Saved my light,
Saved my second light,
Wielded by light-silver,
Sparkling, sparkling light-silver.


Now this one is really obscure! But those of you who know what the translations of some of the Silmarillion names are just might get this one.
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Old 11-04-2003, 05:40 PM   #344
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Is it something from Doriath, passed through my heir to one who left us could be Dior had it but was taken by Elwing when she escaped the sack of Doriath. Is it the sword of Thingol? (I can't remember its name)
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I'm going to take a quick guess at Gurthang/Anglachel.
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Nope. I'll give you a hint

HINT: It belonged to a female.
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Telperion, the White Tree?
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Old 11-14-2003, 06:29 PM   #348
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Nope.

HINT: It isn't a living thing, but it's a thing.
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A Silmaril?
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Nope. I'll give you an even bigger hint. It's a weapon.
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I'm probly wrong but... Hadhafang? You know Arwen's razor was the first thing that came to mind(not something she wants to cut her leg with). [img]smilies/evil.gif[/img]
 
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Yes!!!! It was Hadhafang! Although Arwen's razor does seem to be a viable answer [img]smilies/evil.gif[/img], Hadhafang is indeed the right answer. Proceed!
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Since it's been a rather long time, I'm going to go ahead and post another riddle, if it's all right with you guys:


Swift as a bat,
Swift through the night,
I run, I run,
I'm a shadow,
I bore a great burden,
I am a hope that ceased to be,
Hope is me, yet I have none,
Royal am I, yet I have no throne,
Fated am I, fated am I.
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Aragorn aka Estel aka Wingfoot? (But I have a feeling it's not that simple [img]smilies/tongue.gif[/img] )
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Actually, Evisse, it is. It is your turn.
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Ok here goes (first riddle in haiku form, I believe):

Man and woman share
what love and lust share
inside perilous beauty.
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So Finwe guessed Luthien and Beren, but that is not correct.
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The most that I can get out of it is that men and women share something, just as love and lust share something. In this case, lust is a much stronger form of love, so women have to somehow be much stronger than men. Would it be the power of foresight, since mothers/women had more foresight into the fates of their children?
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No - I have to warn you you're going about it the wrong way; the first part is more of a 'lingustic' clue, as close as I could get to a cryptic clue. I hope that'll put you on the right track : )
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