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Old 02-21-2003, 03:05 AM   #1
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Silmaril Riddle ME this

I thought of starting a strictly Tolkien related riddle game. No vague answers like water/river, star, dream etc. but rather specific creatures, ideas, places...that Tolkien has made famous.
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Here's the first enigma:

We were never found
but never left unguarded
Although to the flesh we are bound
some might say we haunted.
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Old 02-21-2003, 11:03 PM   #2
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The Dead men of Dunharrow?
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Old 02-21-2003, 11:16 PM   #3
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Nope. Keep on guessing!
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The Barrow-Wights?

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Old 02-21-2003, 11:32 PM   #5
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Wrong again, sorry. Don't take that "haunted" part too literally, more meaning like invisible to most of beings but not to all...
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Ringwraiths?
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Old 02-22-2003, 12:07 AM   #7
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Nonono...
Hint: 1.it's (or properly they're) not a living thing. Oh [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] , that just helped you a lot! [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
2. Something said in the counsil of Elrond might give you a clue to the first to lines(Elrond's answer to a question).

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Getting close!
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The Three Elven Rings!!!

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The Rings of Power?
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Beren's probably got it, but...

The seven Dwarven rings?
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Old 02-22-2003, 09:41 AM   #13
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the silmarils?
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Old 02-23-2003, 06:38 AM   #14
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Beren, congratulations! Now you have the honour to continue. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]
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Wew! That one was difficult. Hopefully I can live up to the example.

Created by the great one
but only a bad xerox
millions across the earth
and obviously not solar-powered

I think that narrows it down enough!
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Stars (I guess).
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Old 02-23-2003, 03:15 PM   #17
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Nope! remember, it has to fit every line.
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I have to say orcs then.
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Old 02-24-2003, 12:17 AM   #19
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I'd have to say your correct!
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Thank thee, Beren! [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

This came so suddenly that I haven't got a new riddle yet. Just gimme a moment...
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So this is all I could make up:

So fair is my face
I'm death's crowning grace
I live where men rest
when they've done their best.

Quite easy, me thinks, but it sounded so pretty when I thought of it... [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]

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Gah, that weird flower thingy that grew where they buried the kings of Rohan?
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Right you are, AGAIN! [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
But I really should make you look for the exact name for that "flower thingy". [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]
Well, simbelmynë it is, aka Evermind.
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Ah, well I just looked up the answer anyway so I would have been back to tell you (don't give it to me next time though [img]smilies/tongue.gif[/img] ).

I'll post another one tomorrow..err today, as it is 2AM and I can't rhyme at 2AM.
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Ok folks, sorry about the wait. How about a haiku?

slowly shimmering
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Kheled-zâram aka Mirrormere.

I almost hope I'm wrong 'cause I'm not sure I can come up with a riddle.
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Well then I'm very sorry to say your right! [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]
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OK. Give me a day or two to come up with one, please?
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According to the rules you have 10, [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
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Well, nine more days isn't going to help me do this any better. It's not a very good riddle - and it's not very good poetry either. ICK! But, hey, it's done.

The light of the moon and the sun
Were two, but first they were one.
When made one again they shone like a flame
Giving glory and fame to the Chief Dúnadan.
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Star of Elendil, AKA: Star of the Dunedain, Star of the North and the Eledilmir.
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Ooh, I guess the answer to my riddle is not as obvious as I thought.

Nope, it's not the Star of Elendil.

HINT: It is a two-part answer.
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Narsil and Anduril. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]
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Arnor and Gondor [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]
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Annunfuiniel has got it!

Yes it was Narsil, ‘The Sun and the Moon’ and Andúril, 'Flame of the West'; the Sword of Elendil made by Telchar of Nogrod, that was broken in two when Elendil died in combat with Sauron; from the shards it was reforged for Aragorn.

See, that wasn't so hard.
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Whehee, always nice to be right! [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img] But still shouldn't have answered 'cause my head is now sooooo empty. [img]smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img]
Ok here goes nothing:

One thing that I had
I lost with one taken
and this was too bad
greatly was I shaken
my deeds were first slanted
people thought I had failed
but grace was then granted
and I got what I craved.

There it is, not that bad for a brain-dead, aye? [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]
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Frodo. [img]smilies/biggrin.gif[/img]

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Nope, sorry! But now that you mentioned it fits quite well. [img]smilies/smile.gif[/img]
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Well, I changed my answers a few times. Is it Gollum?
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No, not it...erm...him either. [img]smilies/wink.gif[/img]
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