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  1. #2501
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    YAY Boraxxe has the riddle stick
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    Quote Originally Posted by c_the_awesome View Post
    YAY Boraxxe has the riddle stick

    Really?
    Hmmm, I just posted that as a joke
    Goes to show
    You don't ever know
    Watch each card you play
    And play it slow.

    So, I think I will repost the clue that I left hanging when I went on a riddle-thread hiatus.
    It was a couple of pages back.



    Quote Originally Posted by Boraxxe View Post
    Ok, this next one is a two-step
    An explanation from Vilnas:

    Quote Originally Posted by Vilnas View Post
    Alright, here we go. Another Vilnas Special Two-Step Riddle:


    For those unfamiliar with this format, the clue points to an interim completely non-Tolkien answer from movies, literature or music. This interim answer is itself a clue that points to a final answer which is uniquely Tolkien.

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    Policeman
    The clue was (and still is): Policeman

    No one correctly answered it. In fact, no one was close.
    "Just like Mary Shelly, Just like Frankenstein, Break your chains, And count your change, And try to walk the line"

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    Beorn, Policeman of the area outside of Mirkwood?
    Or could it be Minas Tirith, The Policeman that keeps Mordor at bay?
    Even the Elves of Mirkwood, Who keep the Spiders, Orcs (Dol Goldur), and Goblins at bay, that is Policeman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aideani View Post
    Beorn, Policeman of the area outside of Mirkwood?
    Or could it be Minas Tirith, The Policeman that keeps Mordor at bay?
    Even the Elves of Mirkwood, Who keep the Spiders, Orcs (Dol Goldur), and Goblins at bay, that is Policeman.
    None of those. Try to remember the concept that each post is limited to one guess.
    Also, you have not incorporated the 2-step concept.
    "Just like Mary Shelly, Just like Frankenstein, Break your chains, And count your change, And try to walk the line"

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    I can't believe no one is getting this.
    It must be that many of you don't want to get stuck with having to take a turn on this one-word thread.
    Ok, remember that this is a two-step, but there is a twist.
    The first step leads you out of Tolkien lore, but not really.
    How did that line go...? Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings...
    "Just like Mary Shelly, Just like Frankenstein, Break your chains, And count your change, And try to walk the line"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boraxxe View Post
    Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings...
    Policeman can also be interpreted as a 'man of the city', where polis = city (greek, I believe).
    So maybe a man of the city: Boromir?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrideColossus View Post
    Policeman can also be interpreted as a 'man of the city', where polis = city (greek, I believe).
    So maybe a man of the city: Boromir?
    Very interesting interpretation.
    Not what I'm looking for though.
    The answer, when discovered, will be a head-slapper.
    The word that has two meanings is the answer, not the clue.
    "Just like Mary Shelly, Just like Frankenstein, Break your chains, And count your change, And try to walk the line"

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    Shirriff Robin Smallburrow?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vilnas View Post
    Shirriff Robin Smallburrow?
    A good guess, but I think my intended answer is a better fit.

    Think of the original clue as two words. I could have split it up and used it as a two-word Tolkien trivia clue.

    (let the head-slapping begin...)
    "Just like Mary Shelly, Just like Frankenstein, Break your chains, And count your change, And try to walk the line"

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    Stewart Copeland? Andy Summers?

    Oh, you must mean that other guy. I forget his name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vilnas View Post
    Stewart Copeland? Andy Summers?

    Oh, you must mean that other guy. I forget his name.
    Very tricky Vilnas.
    You are stuck with the riddle stick anyway.
    I will not let you out of it just because you feign memory loss.

    The answer of course is the third member of the band The Police, Sting (also known as Gordon Sumner).

    Like it or not, you are up Vilnas.
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  12. #2512
    Alright. Here is the next one:

    Ransomed


    I am disqualifying in advance all answers relating to Bar-en-Danwedh, the Petty Dwarf Mim or Amon Rudh. The answer I have in mind is a minor reference buried in the texts. Let's see what you can come up with.
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    Ransomed

    The Ring of Barahir was given to the Lossoth of Forochel by the last King (before Elessar) Arvedui. He told them it had great worth and could be ransomed to his people.
    "Just like Mary Shelly, Just like Frankenstein, Break your chains, And count your change, And try to walk the line"

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    Bah. That didn't take very long.

    Appendix material for the win. Nice work.
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    Ok, here's the next one.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boraxxe View Post
    Ok, here's the next one.

    Frightening
    Shelob

    [more letters]
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    Quote Originally Posted by c_the_awesome View Post
    Shelob

    [more letters]
    No

    [even more letters]
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  18. #2518
    Gorgoroth is derived from the Sindarin gorgor, meaning horror/dread/fear.
    "I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend," Faramir in TTT by JRRT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilros View Post
    Gorgoroth is derived from the Sindarin gorgor, meaning horror/dread/fear.
    No.
    I am horrified and dread the fearful feelings I get when I must answer in a negative manner.
    "Just like Mary Shelly, Just like Frankenstein, Break your chains, And count your change, And try to walk the line"

  20. #2520
    Alright, I am going to pose a response which I anticipate you will reject:

    Nazgul

    I don't see that this answer is qualitatively different from "Shelob", which you also rejected. I am fishing for clarification that you are not looking for a specific Big Nasty out of the numerous alternatives in the text.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vilnas View Post
    Alright, I am going to pose a response which I anticipate you will reject:

    Nazgul

    I don't see that this answer is qualitatively different from "Shelob", which you also rejected. I am fishing for clarification that you are not looking for a specific Big Nasty out of the numerous alternatives in the text.
    Your fishing net is full of clarification.

    Edit: I remember feeling slightly embarrassed/lazy after posting the original clue thinking that is was just too easy.
    Last edited by Boraxxe; Jul 23 2014 at 05:19 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boraxxe View Post
    No.
    I am horrified and dread the fearful feelings I get when I must answer in a negative manner.
    Hmm, so was I perhaps on the right track? One of the potential meanings of Osse's name is terror.

    Does it also terrorize you to have to respond negatively?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilros View Post
    Hmm, so was I perhaps on the right track? One of the potential meanings of Osse's name is terror.

    Does it also terrorize you to have to respond negatively?
    No where near the right track.

    This is a word game, right?

    So word-play could be involved, right?
    "Just like Mary Shelly, Just like Frankenstein, Break your chains, And count your change, And try to walk the line"

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    Need another hint eh?

    Frightening

    The answer is not a person or a thing.
    "Just like Mary Shelly, Just like Frankenstein, Break your chains, And count your change, And try to walk the line"

  25. #2525
    So a place then, if one follows the normal litany of "person, place or thing."
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