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    Zitat Zitat von Boraxxe Beitrag anzeigen
    Humbug, Hostage, Host

    I have 2 answers and I think both fit equally well, so I can't decide on which is a better fit.

    The answers are Saruman and Sauron.

    Humbug has several meanings one of which is "fraud".

    Both Saruman and Sauron can be thought of as frauds.
    Saruman was acting fraudulently when he pretended to be helping the free peoples against Sauron and when he pretended to be an ally of Theoden/Rohan.
    Sauron was acting fraudulently in his guise as Annatar when teaching the elves ringlore. (Lord of gifts indeed).

    Both Saruman and Sauron were hostages. Saruman held captive in Orthanc by Treebeard.
    Sauron taken hostage and held captive in Numenor by Ar-Pharazon.

    Both Saruman and Sauron acted as hosts when they held various individuals as captives; Saruman held Gandalf captive. Sauron held many captives including Gollum/Smeagol.
    Both excellent candidates! I think I might just let it go a bit more. I didn't think this one had too many possible answers.

    Here's some more clues:

    -The person was a short mortal.
    -The meaning of humbug in this case is more 'betrayer'

    Additionally, I'll rearrange the words into more or less the order this person was each word.

    hostage host humbug
    Geändert von bambubambubambu (21.09.2012 um 16:53 Uhr)
    Today is a good day for Pie.

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    Humbug, Hostage, Host

    I have 2 answers and I think both fit equally well, so I can't decide on which is a better fit.

    The answers are Saruman and Sauron.

    Humbug has several meanings one of which is "fraud".

    Both Saruman and Sauron can be thought of as frauds.
    Saruman was acting fraudulently when he pretended to be helping the free peoples against Sauron and when he pretended to be an ally of Theoden/Rohan.
    Sauron was acting fraudulently in his guise as Annatar when teaching the elves ringlore. (Lord of gifts indeed).

    Both Saruman and Sauron were hostages. Saruman held captive in Orthanc by Treebeard.
    Sauron taken hostage and held captive in Numenor by Ar-Pharazon.

    Both Saruman and Sauron acted as hosts when they held various individuals as captives; Saruman held Gandalf captive. Sauron held many captives including Gollum/Smeagol.
    I'll help you a bit.

    In this case Saruman fits better, because he was directly called in those ways by Gandalf (probably fraud instead of humbag, I don't really know because I read LotR in spanish, but it's mainly the same adjective which was also used in spanish)

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    Possibly Bilbo?

    Though he was a host before he was ever a hostage so I guess that doesn't really work.
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    Red face

    Lotho Sackville-Baggins

    hobbit (short) betrayer of the Shire, host of Saruman an then his hostage until is murdered

    Edit: didn't saw the new order of the word, so i'm probably wrong

    Edit 2: Mîm, the petty-dwarf who was captured by Turin, then host of his company at Amon Tudh and finally their betrayer!
    Geändert von Milliard (21.09.2012 um 20:58 Uhr)

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    Zitat Zitat von Milliard Beitrag anzeigen
    Edit 2: Mîm, the petty-dwarf who was captured by Turin, then host of his company at Amon Tudh and finally their betrayer!
    There it is! Was thinkin' this was too hard. Well done and I pass the stick to you!
    Today is a good day for Pie.

    Do not meddle in the affairs of Burglars, for they are subtle and quick to shank you.

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    There it is! Was thinkin' this was too hard. Well done and I pass the stick to you!
    wiiii, it appeared in my mind from one moment to another xD

    well another 3-2-1, this is a hard one (?):

    Hephaestus' fashion bane

    the answer is only one
    Geändert von Milliard (21.09.2012 um 23:10 Uhr)

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    wiiii, it appeared in my mind from one moment to another xD

    well another 3-2-1, this is a hard one (?):

    Hephaestus' fashion bane

    the answer is only one
    Hephaestus is the Greek version of Aule. Fashion can mean valued work or at least something someone dedicates a lot of time to.

    So I'd guess Hephaestus' fashion could be the Dwarves, or at least Durin?

    Perhaps the answer is Durin's Bane? (long shot, I know )
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    Hephaestus is the Greek version of Aule. Fashion can mean valued work or at least something someone dedicates a lot of time to.

    So I'd guess Hephaestus' fashion could be the Dwarves, or at least Durin?

    Perhaps the answer is Durin's Bane? (long shot, I know )
    good guess, i'm tempted to take it but's not the answer i'm looking for, if no-one can crack it i'll take it as correct.

    clue: by fashion I mean an accesory

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    good guess, i'm tempted to take it but's not the answer i'm looking for, if no-one can crack it i'll take it as correct.

    clue: by fashion I mean an accesory
    I've been mulling over "anvil bane" in my head for ages

    Here's another long shot: Hephaestus' fashion could be a hammer. Hammer bane could be Foe - Hammer -> Glamdring?

    EDIT: Only just realised "Durin's Bane" is 2 words, not 1.. /facepalm.
    Geändert von Curandhras (23.09.2012 um 13:08 Uhr)
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    I've been mulling over "anvil bane" in my head for ages

    Here's another long shot: Hephaestus' fashion could be a hammer. Hammer bane could be Foe - Hammer -> Glamdring?

    EDIT: Only just realised "Durin's Bane" is 2 words, not 1.. /facepalm.
    ding-ding-ding!!!

    we have a winner! please take the price and do your riddle!

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    ding-ding-ding!!!

    we have a winner! please take the price and do your riddle!
    Ugh. I'm far too tired to think at the moment.

    I'll check back tomorrow with a riddle when I'm more awake.

    EDIT:Hmm. I'll see how this one goes:

    Gondorian Helios Homage
    Geändert von Curandhras (23.09.2012 um 20:31 Uhr)
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    Ugh. I'm far too tired to think at the moment.

    I'll check back tomorrow with a riddle when I'm more awake.
    good idea, is far more easy solve a riddle than make a new one xD (and even more to me due to be a spanish speaker D: )
    Geändert von Milliard (23.09.2012 um 22:47 Uhr)

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    Ugh. I'm far too tired to think at the moment.

    I'll check back tomorrow with a riddle when I'm more awake.

    EDIT:Hmm. I'll see how this one goes:

    Gondorian Helios Homage
    I'll take a shot...

    Helios being the Greek personification of the Sun + Gondorian tribute =

    Minas Tirith which was formerly Minas Anor, the Tower of the Setting Sun?
    Today is a good day for Pie.

    Do not meddle in the affairs of Burglars, for they are subtle and quick to shank you.

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    I'll take a shot...

    Helios being the Greek personification of the Sun + Gondorian tribute =

    Minas Tirith which was formerly Minas Anor, the Tower of the Setting Sun?
    Haha, hole in one. Well done
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    Forgot about this one for a bit! Here's the new one.

    cagey chattering curer
    Today is a good day for Pie.

    Do not meddle in the affairs of Burglars, for they are subtle and quick to shank you.

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    First hint:

    In this case cagey means knowledgeable or wise...
    Today is a good day for Pie.

    Do not meddle in the affairs of Burglars, for they are subtle and quick to shank you.

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    Second hint:

    You can think 'prattles on' or 'chatterbox' instead of chattering if you like...

    Also, it's been awhile on the obfuscated and two word thread. Someone could probably take the turn if they wanted to...
    Today is a good day for Pie.

    Do not meddle in the affairs of Burglars, for they are subtle and quick to shank you.

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    In the cupboard under the stairs. (or is it under the stalls?)
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    In the houses of healing in Minas Tirith.
    "Just like Mary Shelly, Just like Frankenstein, Break your chains, And count your change, And try to walk the line"

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    In the houses of healing in Minas Tirith.
    Was thinkin Ioreth specifically but close enuff! The riddle stick is yours!
    Today is a good day for Pie.

    Do not meddle in the affairs of Burglars, for they are subtle and quick to shank you.

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    Simple one:

    Unusual ear ornament
    "Just like Mary Shelly, Just like Frankenstein, Break your chains, And count your change, And try to walk the line"

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    Wish ya had waited. I had Ioreth.
    Impatient precious.

    "Only just realised "Durin's Bane" is 2 words, not 1.. /facepalm"
    -Curandhras-
    A bit late now but Durin's Bane can be narrowed to Balrog.

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    Cool

    Bird's nest (or simply, nest). on the petrified troll.

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    Going to assume I was right...

    ...so here goes. 321, pro'ly very simple.
    Autocrat's Acrimonious condition

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    ...so here goes. 321, pro'ly very simple.
    Autocrat's Acrimonious condition
    Using the definition of "acrimonious" as "angry and bitter", if one has this condition we might say one is "cross"; using "king" for autocrat, I get "King's Cross" for the two-word bit, but must confess am a bit stumped here. Is this on the right track, or am I over-thinking things?

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    ...so here goes. 321, pro'ly very simple.
    Autocrat's Acrimonious condition
    I'm going to guess Denethor II. Gandalf accused him of using the grief over the loss of Boromir as an excuse to, among other things, wheedle information out of Pippin. By this time in the story he was quite the bitter old man.
    Today is a good day for Pie.

    Do not meddle in the affairs of Burglars, for they are subtle and quick to shank you.

 

 
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