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Old Yesterday, 04:38 AM   #4001
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Is 4 Incanus .. the pages might say Tolkien got ink on them?
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Old Yesterday, 04:45 AM   #4002
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1. M ASTER SAMWISE - A Time Lord, a fool? He chooses.
2. E - Earn ill an elvish title, but outside the youngest asks: he fairy enough?
3. R - Engulf a dubious panda for one who's missing one.
4. I NCANUS - In the south, the pages could say what Tolkien got.
5. A RAGORN - Haughty? Not entirely: say rather he knows where he's going.
6. D WARF - Not one of the six (or seven?), but of their kind: forget his name and say what he is.
7. O - Born green and grey: one to his name, but whence the other? Not just his father's son.
8. C - Son of the last to rule; by title he could sail inland from the Havens, but find only one.

Precisely.

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Old Yesterday, 04:52 AM   #4003
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Tsk ...people lambast you for 'ink on us' then pinch your idea. (Actually, I think it was Nerwen who groaned at it).

Is the E one Elf-Friend for Frodo? But how ill-earned, except in the fact that his quest puts the kibosh on the three Elven-Rings?
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Old Yesterday, 04:54 AM   #4004
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Oh, and is 8 Captain of Gondor, for Boromir?

Or Captain of the White Tower?
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Old Yesterday, 05:10 AM   #4005
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Or perhaps Frodo is number 3 as RINGBEARER:

Ring something (circle it) for engulf it.
Bear for a very dubious panda.
Er ....... ? Sounds like 'a' = 1?

As Observant Bilbo in the Rankin-Bass ROTK said: 'Frodo! You are missing a finger!'
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Old Yesterday, 06:19 AM   #4006
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1. M ASTER SAMWISE - A Time Lord, a fool? He chooses.
2. E - Earn ill an elvish title, but outside the youngest asks: he fairy enough?
3. R INGBEARER - Engulf a dubious panda for one who's missing one.
4. I NCANUS - In the south, the pages could say what Tolkien got.
5. A RAGORN - Haughty? Not entirely: say rather he knows where he's going.
6. D WARF - Not one of the six (or seven?), but of their kind: forget his name and say what he is.
7. O - Born green and grey: one to his name, but whence the other? Not just his father's son.
8. C APTAIN OF THE WHITE TOWER - Son of the last to rule; by title he could sail inland from the Havens, but find only one.

Dangit, I didn't mean to pinch Ink On Us, but clearly it got stuck in my head.

Boromir is indeed Captain of the White Tower (with the second half of the clue pointing at the White Towers west of the Shire), and Frodo... well, you got it, though the 'er' is the dubious part.

Two to go! You got halfway to #7 already.

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Old Yesterday, 07:42 AM   #4007
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I was only joking about ink on us.

Is a panda really a kind of bear? 'Er' was clever for 'dubious.'

I guess O is Legolas but using the 4th letter, or Oropher's grandson?

Speaking of which, do we know the names of any of the woodland queen-consorts?
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Old Yesterday, 08:12 AM   #4008
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1. M ASTER SAMWISE - A Time Lord, a fool? He chooses.
2. E - Earn ill an elvish title, but outside the youngest asks: he fairy enough?
3. R INGBEARER - Engulf a dubious panda for one who's missing one.
4. I NCANUS - In the south, the pages could say what Tolkien got.
5. A RAGORN - Haughty? Not entirely: say rather he knows where he's going.
6. D WARF - Not one of the six (or seven?), but of their kind: forget his name and say what he is.
7. O ROPHER'S GRANDSON - Born green and grey: one to his name, but whence the other? Not just his father's son.
8. C APTAIN OF THE WHITE TOWER - Son of the last to rule; by title he could sail inland from the Havens, but find only one.

It took me a long time to fit all nine members of the Fellowship into a single riddle.

Now, I thought the panda wasn't a proper bear, but apparently since at least the 80s we've had DNA proof that it is a true ursid. That's the giant panda; the red panda is a musteloid, so related to weasels, skunks, and raccoons. (Also there are apparently only 8 extant bears, including the Sloth Bear with its goofy ears.)

I'm pretty sure we know exactly four names of elves living in the Woodland Realm: Oropher, Thranduil, Legolas, and Galion the butler. Given the low numbers of unmarried women mentioned in the Silmarillion, I don't think there's even a hint at who Oropher's wife might have been... unless someone wants to make a case for Nellas, stalker of Turin? Hey, we know she liked unusual people, so a Sinda who would trek across two mountain ranges to live as king of the Silvan folk isn't out of the question...

(She might have to be Thranduil's wife instead, though; as the builder of his Halls, he probably remembered Menegroth personally.)

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Old Yesterday, 09:00 AM   #4009
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Indeed! A worthy achievement.

I guess that leaves us with Peregrin, using the second letter, or perhaps Eglantine's son?

I thought the youngest indicated him.

His name suggests wandering, but in Latin, not Elvish.

Oh, hang on .. the title in question would be ERNIL I PHERIANNATH ... and maybe that's the answer, too.
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Old Yesterday, 09:39 AM   #4010
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1. M ASTER SAMWISE - A Time Lord, a fool? He chooses.
2. E RNIL I PHERIANNATH - Earn ill an elvish title, but outside the youngest asks: he fairy enough?
3. R INGBEARER - Engulf a dubious panda for one who's missing one.
4. I NCANUS - In the south, the pages could say what Tolkien got.
5. A RAGORN - Haughty? Not entirely: say rather he knows where he's going.
6. D WARF - Not one of the six (or seven?), but of their kind: forget his name and say what he is.
7. O ROPHER'S GRANDSON - Born green and grey: one to his name, but whence the other? Not just his father's son.
8. C APTAIN OF THE WHITE TOWER - Son of the last to rule; by title he could sail inland from the Havens, but find only one.

[Theme: Members of the Fellowship]

'Earnill he fairyenough' indeed. I always feel vaguely guilty when I have to soundalike Elvish that way - I can't help thinking Tolkien wouldn't approve. (Or maybe he would have - 'Galadhriel' is all his fault, after all.)

Over to you, and well-earned!

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Old Today, 06:43 AM   #4011
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That was BRILLIANT, Huinesoron! A really special one. (Look, you've made me shout!)

I posted a longer password yesterday, but I have decided to save it for later, and so have deleted it for now and am posting this one instead.

1. An apple? Indeed, it has what he sounds like – several times over!
2. Royal Artillery in Burma’s capital? Not on. In confusion, see him.
3. Take the third of this firstborn, but refer to his father, and ask only three of the winds.
4. Listen inside the cask for him.
5. He could be a descriptive kenning for a vat.
6. If not strictly his profession, he is famed for being one.
7. An honorific bestowed on him early in the saga.
8. Shagrat decides to do this, in a tower. However, it describes not Shagrat’s victim, but one with a much lighter burden.
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