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Pervinca Took 08-29-2015 12:25 PM

NUMENOR: Port loses note, you hear? ... troubled is this realm.
MIRIEL: Edge back, lie around, but don’t blame her.
S IRANNON: Norse bard loses direction, but mingles with valley for a flower.
DAGORLAD: Happy street, yet troubled? It’s plain.
F I L I BERT: Dwarf meets troll for a Bolger.

Yes. Your go. :)

But can you guess the port? It's not a million miles from Numenor, and contains six of its letters ....

Urwen 08-29-2015 12:38 PM

Nothing comes to mind, but I have the list of world ports, so I am sure I'll find something that matches.

In the meantime, here are my clues

1. A stick does a backward flip and lands in the middle of an article for a flower
2. A chaser loses half of himself and gains direction in front.....but this area is unknown
3. This warrior put his garb on backwards
4. The explorer is a Hobbit
5. A shortened hill meets reversed stick for a race
6. Eternal memory is a bloomer
7. Crippled mafia boss is a region

Pervinca Took 08-29-2015 12:45 PM

ROMENNA - lose note (A), and you hear a you (U). 'Trouble' (jumble) that and you get NUMENOR.

6 is SIMBELMYNE, or Evermind.

7. I spent quite a lot of today in the land of NOD, which is an anagram of DON, but I don't think NOD has a Tolkien connection. :D

Urwen 08-29-2015 12:46 PM

Nope, but 6 is.

1. A stick does a backward flip and lands in the middle of an article for a flower
2. A chaser loses half of himself and gains direction in front.....but this area is unknown
3. This warrior put his garb on backwards
4. The explorer is a Hobbit
5. A shortened hill meets reversed stick for a race
6. EVERMIND: Eternal memory is a bloomer
7. Crippled mafia boss is a region

As for 7, you got one part right, now think about what other word can be used instead of crippled and put that word before said boss. <3

You helped me out a lot in the previous round, so I am returning the favor. :D

Pervinca Took 08-29-2015 01:00 PM

LAMEDON!

Of course. I think I used it as an answer once myself, but many passwords ago. I had forgotten.

I thought 'crippled' was an anagram indicator and so went astray.

Urwen 08-29-2015 01:02 PM

1. A stick does a backward flip and lands in the middle of an article for a flower
2. A chaser loses half of himself and gains direction in front.....but this area is unknown
3. This warrior put his garb on backwards
4. The explorer is a Hobbit
5. A shortened hill meets reversed stick for a race
6. EVERMIND: Eternal memory is a bloomer
7. LAMEDON: Crippled mafia boss is a region

Pervinca Took 08-29-2015 01:43 PM

I wonder if 4 could be Peregrin, because that is a name that means explorer, I think.

Urwen 08-29-2015 01:47 PM

Nope. Googling 'the explorer' might help.

Pervinca Took 08-29-2015 01:55 PM

Well, Marco Polo was a famous explorer. Polo? (Because I don't think there was a hobbit called Marco, only Marcho).

EDIT: Although googling would suggest it is DORA (Dora the Explorer). Eldest surviving female relative of Bilbo and Frodo.

Urwen 08-29-2015 02:14 PM

T'is so indeed.


1. A stick does a backward flip and lands in the middle of an article for a flower
2. A chaser loses half of himself and gains direction in front.....but this area is unknown
3. This warrior put his garb on backwards
4. DORA: The explorer is a Hobbit
5. A shortened hill meets reversed stick for a race
6. EVERMIND: Eternal memory is a bloomer
7. LAMEDON: Crippled mafia boss is a region

Now for remaining ones, synonyms might help. Also, the first clue actually has the needed article within it. Also, the first clue is inspired by your clues.

Pervinca Took 08-29-2015 02:26 PM

1. A stick does a backward flip and lands in the middle of an article for a flower

The river ADORN. 'Rod' backwards in the middle of the article 'an.'

Pervinca Took 08-29-2015 02:28 PM

And AREDHEL for the password?

Urwen 08-29-2015 02:29 PM

1. ADORN: A stick does a backward flip and lands in the middle of an article for a flower
2. A chaser loses half of himself and gains direction in front.....but this area is unknown
3. This warrior put his garb on backwards
4. DORA: The explorer is a Hobbit
5. A shortened hill meets reversed stick for a race
6. EVERMIND: Eternal memory is a bloomer
7. LAMEDON: Crippled mafia boss is a region

The 'reversed stick' in 4 is also 'dor'. Can you see the password yet?

Pervinca Took 08-29-2015 02:33 PM

See above. :)

HILDOR for 5. I put the letters together myself, but had to google to see if it was the name of a race. As indeed it is - a name used by Elves for the race of men, meaning Followers or Aftercomers.

And EBOR for number 3, the warrior one. (Robe backwards).

Urwen 08-29-2015 02:45 PM

1. ADORN: A stick does a backward flip and lands in the middle of an article for a flower
2. RHUN: A chaser loses half of himself and gains direction in front.....but this area is unknown
3. EBOR: This warrior put his garb on backwards
4. DORA: The explorer is a Hobbit
5. HILDOR: A shortened hill meets reversed stick for a race
6. EVERMIND: Eternal memory is a bloomer
7. LAMEDON: Crippled mafia boss is a region

Right on all fronts.

Pervinca Took 08-29-2015 02:58 PM

Could the unknown area be RHUN? R for the direction, but I thought the rest of the clue would be half of RUNNER, and I can't make that work.

The only chaser I can think of is Turin chasing Saeros - although of course there are the three hunters who chase the orcs, trying to rescue Merry and Pippin.

Maybe Hurin was an athlete and I didn't realise? ;)

Urwen 08-29-2015 03:03 PM

Rhun is correct. R for direction and hun for one half of hunter, synonym for chaser.

I spend quite some time making work. :D

Pervinca Took 08-29-2015 03:07 PM

And I even typed 'hunters' in the sentence and didn't think of it. ;) 'Chasser' in French means both to hunt and to chase.

Another great password, Urwen! :)

Now try this one:

1. Troll’s bloomer.
2. Note great joy in a spin for him.
3. Portal met destruction twice (or is it thrice?) here.
4. Suffered in confusion for him.
5. Internet terror; bridge warden; Took-felled.

Urwen 08-29-2015 03:32 PM

3 is Orodruin.
1 could be Fuiyaru
5 is troll

I'll think more tomorrow.

Pervinca Took 08-29-2015 03:38 PM

1. Troll’s bloomer.
2. Note great joy in a spin for him.
ORODRUIN: Portal met destruction twice (or is it thrice?) here.
4. Suffered in confusion for him.
TROLL: Internet terror; bridge warden; Took-felled. bridge warden

Yes, 'bridge warden' being a homage to 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff,' which my dad used to tell me as a bedtime story when I was about 4. ;)

1 is wrong. Have a look at my post about 'bloomer' the other day. ;)

Urwen, where does Fuiyaru come from?

Urwen 08-29-2015 03:44 PM

Fuiyaru is translated as 'blight' and is called 'gnomes' flower'. Gnomes is a synonym for trolls and bloomer is a flower.

Pervinca Took 08-29-2015 03:50 PM

Ah, OK. What language is it?

Urwen 08-30-2015 07:08 AM

4 could be Beor, anagram of bore, which means suffered, plus he is male, or Ebor, the one I used previously, along the same line of thinking.

Pervinca Took 08-30-2015 06:01 PM

Very, very close with Beor. Now, what if both 'suffered' and its synonym were past participles rather than verbs in the simple past?

Urwen 08-30-2015 11:56 PM

In that case Beorn?

Pervinca Took 08-31-2015 06:55 AM

Correct. Anagram of 'borne.'

Urwen 08-31-2015 09:40 AM

2. Erech (cheer in a spin)?

and Cram for 1.

Pervinca Took 08-31-2015 10:02 AM

Good try, but not Erech. Erech is a place, and 'him' indicates a person, plus you need a note. But you are right to be looking for a synonym of 'great joy' to start with.

You are on the right lines with cram - in fact, you are very close! Except that cram is 'biscuitish,' and flat, I think (like lembas). I realised when I was typing about flowers, bloomers, mounts etc. that there was just ONE Tolkienian instance for which I could use the 'loaf of bread' meaning of 'bloomer,' and thought I would do it before anyone else thought of it. :D

This particular loaf of bread is specifically connected to a troll. It isn't within the pages of LOTR, but it is in a very Hobbitish piece of work. ;)

1. Trollís bloomer.
2. Note great joy in a spin for him.
ORODRUIN: Portal met destruction twice (or is it thrice?) here.
BEORN: Suffered in confusion for him.
TROLL: Internet terror; bridge warden; Took-felled.

Urwen 08-31-2015 10:18 AM

1. Burra?

Pervinca Took 08-31-2015 10:54 AM

No. The answer can be found in one of the poems in 'The Adventures Of Tom Bombadil.'

Urwen 08-31-2015 11:33 AM

1. Bone (shinbone, to be specific)

Pervinca Took 08-31-2015 12:02 PM

Ah, no. I think the poem you're thinking of is Sam's troll song from LOTR - I think a different version of this may be in The Adventures Of Tom Bombadil.

The actual poem you need is 'Perry The Winkle.'

Set to music by The Hobbitons. There's a recorded version of it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gMF0fCZ1XQ

And here is the full text of the poem (on a page with a couple of others): http://andrewlansdown.com/favourite-poems/jrr-tolkien/

Urwen 08-31-2015 12:16 PM

That was the first poem I found, hence I said 'cram' like 'cramsome bread'

Or maybe bannock

Pervinca Took 08-31-2015 12:22 PM

OK, but cramsome bread is the answer! Not cram. It isn't related to cram at all. Well, not cram as in the ration that Bilbo and the dwarves eat in The Hobbit. I daresay Tolkien coined it from the verb 'to cram' - i.e. to shove in as much as possible - and 'some' (ish). Meaning that it was very filling.

CRAMSOME BREAD: Troll’s bloomer.
2. Note great joy in a spin for him.
ORODRUIN: Portal met destruction twice (or is it thrice?) here.
BEORN: Suffered in confusion for him.
TROLL: Internet terror; bridge warden; Took-felled.

Urwen 08-31-2015 12:33 PM

Then teh password is Ceorl, I am sure you know why. :D

Which means that the second answer begins has a letter E as his second letter.

Pervinca Took 08-31-2015 12:42 PM

'Tis so
 
CRAMSOME BREAD: Troll’s bloomer.
BELEG: Note great joy in a spin for him.
ORODRUIN: Portal met destruction twice (or is it thrice?) here.
BEORN: Suffered in confusion for him.
TROLL: Internet terror; bridge warden; Took-felled.

Urwen 08-31-2015 01:18 PM

Deagol?

Pervinca Took 08-31-2015 01:27 PM

No. You need an abstract noun meaning great joy. It shouldn't be hard to find if you google for synonyms of joy.

Urwen 08-31-2015 01:47 PM

I found delight, but if I scramble it, I cannot find anyone associated with it

Maybe Beleg? Note (B) + glee scrambled.

Pervinca Took 08-31-2015 02:43 PM

Well done! Beleg it is.

Over to you again!


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