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    It may indeed be that I am done, now, with this...

    It may indeed be that I am done, now, with this game (I have not played, substantively, in over a year): I find your news sobering.

    Particularly, all things considered, I have no desire to fight...
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    Aha, at long last, you and I shall lock horns,...

    Aha, at long last, you and I shall lock horns, again ... "to the last I grapple with thee; from hell's heart I ..." um, wait a minute, that's Moby Dick, not LoTR! My bad!

    You can't sustain that...
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    I am happy to offer a sincere apology to Erennor,...

    I am happy to offer a sincere apology to Erennor, not in any form retracting my remarks but to lament that, in making my remarks, an individual was singled-out: it could not have happened in any...
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    In the published Silmarilion, I believe it was...

    In the published Silmarilion, I believe it was Olwe, not 'Elmo', who was Elwe's brother (and co-chieftain of the Teleri) and took up sole-kingship of his people when Elwe was deemed lost (enchanted...
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    Without calling 'a flag on the play', or...

    Without calling 'a flag on the play', or declaring, "shenanigans!", I'm inclined to ... well, call a flag on the play.

    I have imagined that it is implicit that the clue need be satisfied (only) by...
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    "A Túrin Turambar turún' ambartanen: (hail) to...

    "A Túrin Turambar turún' ambartanen: (hail) to Turin master of fate yet by fate mastered".

    HoG
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    Correct, on all counts and, yes, you have...

    Correct, on all counts and, yes, you have answered my riddle. Congratulations.

    Unfortunately, I think this means that you now are obligated to devise one of your own ...

    Muahahaha!

    HoG
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    So, why do you guess Anglachel? Please, give me...

    So, why do you guess Anglachel? Please, give me some context, just in case I've erred.

    HoG
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    Come on, folks! No guesses yet at all! Brush...

    Come on, folks! No guesses yet at all!

    Brush up your toesies and dig in!

    Another small hint, regarding my "Tree Fee": its use as a "Tree Fee" was only the beginning of its long, and rather...
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    We have a winner. It took me longer to think of...

    We have a winner. It took me longer to think of the riddle, than it took you to solve it, arrrgh ...

    You should be congratulated for an excellent extraction from memory!

    It's your turn, now.
    ...
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    Hmmmm, this still sits untouched. My last...

    Hmmmm, this still sits untouched.

    My last clarification/hint described (in part) how this "Tree Fee" qualifies as a "tree fee". Now, I will attempt to describe the nature in which it qualifies as...
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    I've had a hard time devising one, but I hope...

    I've had a hard time devising one, but I hope this will serve.

    The Cryptic Clue: "Six".

    Clarification: in narrative, at one point it is declared that there are only, and exactly, six of these;...
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    IMO, this is an absolutely spectacular idea. I'd...

    IMO, this is an absolutely spectacular idea. I'd like to add guildhouses too (within limits).

    Only chairs might be a bit dull: an assortment of furniture items might be introduced, each with a...
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    The attached lore is a pretty obscure bit of...

    The attached lore is a pretty obscure bit of trivia and, so, I am happy to offer clarification and/or drop hints.

    Clarification/Hint: the Fee is not for only one Tree or, indeed, only for the...
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    Shagrat explains to Gorbag that Shelob "sat on a...

    Shagrat explains to Gorbag that Shelob "sat on a pin": Sting, in Sam Gamgee's hands, when Shelob attempted to crush him.

    If I've got it, I'll caution you that you gave one clue too many ...

    HoG
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    This might be a difficult one, but in no way is...

    This might be a difficult one, but in no way is it "tricksy" (apart from my obscure word selection ...):

    Tree Fee.

    Hint: it is an item.

    HoG
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    The Girdle of Melian. HoG

    The Girdle of Melian.

    HoG
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    The Elessar was a brooch: a brooch is a pin;...

    The Elessar was a brooch: a brooch is a pin; off-hand, I can't think of a more-noteworthy pin.

    HoG
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    Well, evil bambubambubambu, "three" as an element...

    Well, evil bambubambubambu, "three" as an element in motif is everpresent in Tolkien's works.

    I am tempted to make a double-guess (like Gollum's last guess in the Riddle Contest), but shall...
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    (still-living and still-Ring-bearing) Ringbearers...

    (still-living and still-Ring-bearing) Ringbearers sailing for Valinor: Elrond, Galadriel & Gandalf.

    HoG
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    HoME vol. III presented The Lay of Leithian...

    HoME vol. III presented The Lay of Leithian (recommenced, 1955), wherein,

    No other player has there been,
    no other lips or fingers seen
    so skilled, 'tis said in elven-lore,
    save Maelor [Maglor]...
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    At long last. Wow, I was really beginning to...

    At long last. Wow, I was really beginning to wonder ...

    Yes, the fate of Maglor, last-living son of Feanor, as it was told in the published Silmarillion. Take thou that sticky stick of two-word...
  23. Erennor makes many excellent points. For...

    Erennor makes many excellent points.

    For Aurality, I'd add one more item, a general-role-playing piece of advice that I have given in the past, which can become necessary in the environment of any...
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    It occurs to me that this is much too cryptic to...

    It occurs to me that this is much too cryptic to be useful, and is probably misleading as well. The above is poorly-phrased.

    I will say, rather, that the personage associated with the answer to my...
  25. I know what you are saying, but a ban is a ban,...

    I know what you are saying, but a ban is a ban, what is forbidden is forbidden, and a king's declaration is law: the laws of The King, who must be held as being before and above all other "kings",...
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