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Old 05-16-2010, 06:15 PM   #1041
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Thanks.

My sister dear, in wild woods
Wandered far from home.

My lord and husband always would
Follow her under stary dome.

I, in golden gardens blooming
Happy danced with sister-in-law,

While songs, from tiny beauties singing,
Mingled with the raucous caw.

Famous I am not, for no great deeds
Have my hands performed.

But one who left my side for a steed
Is everywhere beloved.

Who am I?
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Old 05-16-2010, 10:47 PM   #1042
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Vana..
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Old 05-16-2010, 10:50 PM   #1043
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Vana..
Exactly! Do you want to explain the lines or shall I?
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Old 05-16-2010, 11:00 PM   #1044
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Well,you,please...

And here:

Born in happy place
with smile on my face

My brother left bliss
and he ended in unhapiness

And although we're apart
he'll always stay in my heart.

Who am I?



It's a bit tricky...
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Old 05-16-2010, 11:27 PM   #1045
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Alright then...

My sister dear, in wild woods
Wandered far from home. (Yavanna wandered in the woods of Middle Earth, very far away from Valinor)

My lord and husband always would
Follow her under stary dome. (Orome, her husband, was the other one who wandered there)

I, in golden gardens blooming (the gardens of Laurelin)
Happy danced with sister-in-law, (Nessa, the dancer, was Orome's sister)

While songs, from tiny beauties singing, (tiny beauties being birds)
Mingled with the raucous caw. (caw from a crow, another bird - "the birds sang at her passing")

Famous I am not, for no great deeds
Have my hands performed. (Well, yeah)

But one who left my side for a steed (Arien, for her "steed" the sun)
Is everywhere beloved. (Well, everyone loves the sun!)

~~~

Okay, if the answer's Lalaith, I'm going to laugh, but I don't think that would be "a bit tricky".
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Old 05-16-2010, 11:48 PM   #1046
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Okay, if the answer's Lalaith, I'm going to laugh, but I don't think that would be "a bit tricky".
The trouble is, it does sound like Lalaith, doesn't it?
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Old 05-16-2010, 11:55 PM   #1047
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The trouble is, it does sound like Lalaith, doesn't it?
Is it sad that I thought that too? Or is it just that obvious?
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Old 05-17-2010, 06:06 AM   #1048
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No,not Lalaith...
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Old 05-17-2010, 06:21 AM   #1049
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Well,you,please...

And here:

Born in happy place
with smile on my face

My brother left bliss
and he ended in unhapiness

And although we're apart
he'll always stay in my heart.

Who am I?



It's a bit tricky...
I say Elrond.
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Old 05-17-2010, 06:25 AM   #1050
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No.
a little hint:HoME
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Old 05-19-2010, 07:05 AM   #1051
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Come on,guess! It's not that hard!
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:32 AM   #1052
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I'll guess, then. Galadriel (born in the bliss of Valinor, her brother Finrod left and died in Middle-earth, he was reborn in Valinor, while she remained an exile Middle-earth).

I hope I'm not right. I'm terrible when it comes to making up riddles. Write a novel, great, I'm cool, but a riddle... nope.
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:11 AM   #1053
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No. I think you should pay more attention to a word "smile"
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:41 AM   #1054
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And although we're apart
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Well I'm pretty sure I have a good response to this, since you're being ever so impatient and want an answer. I have to get back to work but I'll be on tonight and will explain my answer fully. *leaves you all in anticipation*
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Old 06-21-2010, 11:20 AM   #1055
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*sigh* The answer is Lalwen...

I'll set up an easier riddle:

I betrayed my folks with my confusion
upon seeing and ilussion.

Dishonourable death I had
and with cruelty I was killed.

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Old 06-21-2010, 04:15 PM   #1056
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Are you a bird? Are you a plane? Is your name by any chance Rumpelstiltskin?
None of the above? Thought so. Alright then, you're Gorlim.

(PS. - Lalwen (=Lalwendė=Ķrien/Ķrimė, right?) was a nice one, but she went into exile with Fingolfin, didn't she, so why were they 'apart'?)
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I don't know, Pitch, Rumplie and the like used illusion. She's talking about ilussion, which is something completely different. I don't think the answer's going to be that simple, not with that specific of word choice. Wow, it's difficult....



Incidentally, I had a really clever response, but decided not to use it. Me. (I was born in a town whose meaning is very roughly "happy", I grinned a lot as a baby, and I grew up apart from my idiot brother who is a very strange child.) I also really considered using something from another fandom just to spice things up and keep Urwen's impatience at bay, but couldn't find anyone who worked with whom I could sufficiently snark. It disappointed me to no end. You know me!
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Old 06-22-2010, 12:40 AM   #1058
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Well,it is 'that simple'!

Please continue...

And by apart,I mean because of his death.
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Old 07-17-2010, 07:24 AM   #1059
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By special request...

Sorry for forgetting about this thread - I really shouldn't solve any riddles without a new one in petto...
Anyway. This should be fairly easy:

The west wind's breath made flesh I'm not,
On my foot there is no wing;
I rarely gallop, rather trot,
But I'm the namesake of the King.
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Old 07-17-2010, 08:25 AM   #1060
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Old 07-17-2010, 03:23 PM   #1061
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Indeed! Thread is yours.
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Old 09-26-2010, 11:34 AM   #1062
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Oh, my... I had quite forgotten about this...

If you give me a week I should be able to come up with a good riddle.
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Old 12-22-2010, 02:42 PM   #1063
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*sigh* Two months already... so I'll do it again. If you don't want me doing this so often, then I suggest you use your turns properly....

Anyway, it'll be uber easy this time

Happy was I, I danced a lot
Till my lover came along
My 'greedy' father demanded exchange
So we had to be strong

Old friends of our kind
Sent us great help
But in this situation I can do nothing
But wait and weep

In the end it all went fine
Thanks to invoking unexpected pity
Now we could in peace dine
and live our life in hidden city

(Now the last line was meant to drive people off the right track)
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Old 12-22-2010, 03:25 PM   #1064
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Old 12-22-2010, 03:31 PM   #1065
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Oh, well, you gotcha'ed it with one guess. I didn't know it would be THAT easy...

Your turn.
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Old 02-09-2011, 09:11 AM   #1066
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Hello? Have people abandoned this thread?

I'll give it one more try. And if someone guesses right and doesn't take a tun, I'll have to start a new thread. With list of people who guessed right, but didn't take a turn?

I wandered in dark woods,
there I met my fate,
my helmet was red
but I didn't serve Morgoth nor hate.

In first age I lived my day
alone at first, some might say.
bu lonliness didn't last long,
but while it did, I stayed strong

In dark woods I met my spouse,
That one old chap, named after Greek God,
my child and I later
on familiar way decide to trod.

In my home
bright and happy
I received a spear
sticking out of my belly.

Who am I?

And please, take the turn after you;ve guessed correctly.
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Old 02-09-2011, 11:28 AM   #1067
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As I'm sure you're aware, Urwen, people on this site have lives offline as well, and sometimes their real life commitments overshadow the continuation of your game. If someone forgets their turn, please do be patient with them, as most of us are adults and have jobs, families, and (heaven forbid) social lives to deal with that don't involve the Downs.

I'm sure most people are more than happy to participate in various activities on the Downs, this thread included, but pressuring us to respond is, I assure you, not the way to facilitate cooperation, and creating a new thread to shame people who have better things to do than reply to your posts is not the way we encourage participation on this site.

Please do be respectful of others' commitments and behave accordingly. Thank you.

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Old 02-10-2011, 04:20 AM   #1068
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