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Old Today, 09:12 AM   #3321
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SOLOSIMPI, the pipers of the shores?

And could number 1 be AELFWINE? (Hesitant, because it's not really a cryptic answer).
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Old Today, 10:12 AM   #3322
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7. LIMPE, the drink of the Eldar.

LIMP for pathetic, plus a bit of 'eh' - or something that sounds the same as 'eh?'

Could the password just be LOST TALE?
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Old Today, 12:02 PM   #3323
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L 1. - Each of his tales contains a small core of truth.
O 2. - Their blade twists in the deep waters; it does not heed the foam above.
S olosimpi - Each began alone, but their simple tunes grew together.
T 4. - "It's like steel wool," said the king, "but worse, and pre-cut for us."
T 5. - From scourge of the north to a whisper in the dark, the prince's sad fate.
A lalminórė - Twice walled in mithril (well, almost), a small region of fair woodlands.
L impė - Like miruvor, it's pathetic, eh?
E riol - Hesitant, the sailor erratically greased his boat.

Yes, no, yes, and yes. 'Simpi' is intended to be linked from 'simple [tunes]'; 'Limpe' is exactly as you said (and could plausibly be pronounced 'Limp, eh?'). But #1 isn't Aelfwine; it does contain a cryptic clue.

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Old Today, 12:37 PM   #3324
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Maybe 2 is OARITSI. According to the glossary of Lost Tales I, they are mermaids, and 'oarni' are sea-spirits, but I'll go for 'oaritsi' because it has some of the word 'twists' in it.

Oar = blade in this context?
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Oar = blade, but it's not Oaritsi. The clue isn't just 'twists', but 'twists IN', so... maybe reconsider your choice?

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Oarni, then.
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L 1. - Each of his tales contains a small core of truth.
O arni - Their blade twists in the deep waters; it does not heed the foam above.
S olosimpi - Each began alone, but their simple tunes grew together.
T 4. - "It's like steel wool," said the king, "but worse, and pre-cut for us."
T 5. - From scourge of the north to a whisper in the dark, the prince's sad fate.
A lalminórė - Twice walled in mithril (well, almost), a small region of fair woodlands.
L impė - Like miruvor, it's pathetic, eh?
E riol - Hesitant, the sailor erratically greased his boat.

Yep. There's another word (Falmarini or Wingildi) for the sea-spirits of the foam, hence the distinction in the clue. I dunno, to be honest I'm still baffled that at one point, Tolkien put actual mermaids in Middle-earth.

3 to go! All 3 are personal names; one of them is in English, the other two in some form of Elvish.

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Hs, can you tell me why Alalminore is twice walled? Is it the double Al, or were there two gates?
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It's the Al+Al, yeah. I was going for the image of 'to get through the word you have to pass Aluminium twice', and that was the best I came up with.

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