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Old 04-07-2004, 03:13 PM   #1
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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
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Old 04-07-2004, 05:13 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 04-07-2004, 05:47 PM   #3
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I will guess..

Bregalad: The elvish name of Quickbeam, a young and relatively hasty ent, companion to the hobbits Merry and Pippin.
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Old 04-07-2004, 07:09 PM   #4
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correct, nice work
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Old 04-08-2004, 10:48 AM   #5
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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,
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Old 04-08-2004, 03:06 PM   #6
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I have absolutly nooo clue, but...um...Earendil?
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Old 04-08-2004, 03:55 PM   #7
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im not sure, but possibly morgoth in the halls of mandos?
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Old 04-08-2004, 04:35 PM   #8
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"This" could be a Barrow and you could be a Barrow-wight.
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Old 04-09-2004, 01:45 AM   #9
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I agree with Bombadil about the person being Morgoth; but would here happen to be in the Void, outside the Door of Night?
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Old 04-09-2004, 08:59 AM   #10
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Excellent, Firefoot. Barrow-wight is correct. Barrow, however, is not. Guesses on 'this', anyone?
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Old 04-09-2004, 09:21 AM   #11
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Old 04-09-2004, 11:04 AM   #12
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Random guess, Malbeth the Seer?
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Old 04-09-2004, 11:05 AM   #13
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In the Barrow-Downs?
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Old 04-09-2004, 11:35 AM   #14
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Correct again, Firefoot. Your turn.
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Old 04-09-2004, 04:40 PM   #15
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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.
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Old 04-09-2004, 05:39 PM   #16
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Um...well...no clue really....so....i'm guessing....Smaug?
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Old 04-09-2004, 06:48 PM   #17
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the horn of helm hammerhand?
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Old 04-09-2004, 07:37 PM   #18
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The Red Arrow?
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Old 04-10-2004, 05:54 AM   #19
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Old 04-11-2004, 07:38 PM   #20
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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.
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Old 04-11-2004, 08:24 PM   #21
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The Last Alliance of Men and Elves?
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Old 04-14-2004, 07:21 PM   #22
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Nope. Think bigger.
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Old 04-14-2004, 07:24 PM   #23
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Ok- how about the march of Eonwe and the War of Wrath?
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Old 04-14-2004, 07:28 PM   #24
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Ooh... too early....


Big doesn't necessarily have to do with numbers. Think "overall" big.
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Old 04-14-2004, 08:27 PM   #25
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this is wrong, bu worh a shot.

battle of five armies?
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Old 04-20-2004, 07:40 PM   #26
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pelenor fields?
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Old 04-23-2004, 05:54 PM   #27
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Nope... read your Chapter Index of Lord of the Rings again...
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Old 04-23-2004, 08:46 PM   #28
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The Battle of Helm's deep?
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Old 04-26-2004, 03:54 AM   #29
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It sounds like the book itself. Or are you after "the One"?
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Old 04-27-2004, 05:39 AM   #30
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Could it be Sauron's attack on Minis Tirith
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Old 04-27-2004, 03:20 PM   #31
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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.
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Old 04-28-2004, 04:44 AM   #32
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I like the thinking, it's gotta be right or i'll eat my hat.
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*bump*

Finwe, where are you?
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Ar-Pharazon's assault on Barad-dur?
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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.

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Boots ** 10 day- and then some- rule**

Hey dol! Where has Finwe been!? 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.
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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!
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Old 05-31-2004, 08:39 AM   #39
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ah yes! Very good perky, you're up.
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