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  1. #2526
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vilnas View Post
    So a place then, if one follows the normal litany of "person, place or thing."
    Yes, that works.
    "Just like Mary Shelly, Just like Frankenstein, Break your chains, And count your change, And try to walk the line"

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    Still no bites.

    You must have all been hiding out from ruffians in old quarries and therefore missed that particular day's vocabulary lesson.
    "Just like Mary Shelly, Just like Frankenstein, Break your chains, And count your change, And try to walk the line"

  3. #2528
    Doh!

    Scary (as in LOTRO's quarry at Scary).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vilnas View Post
    Doh!

    Scary (as in LOTRO's quarry at Scary).
    Frightening, isn't it.

    Ok, yer up!


    BTW, that's not just a LOTRO reference. LOTR notes Scary in a couple of places.
    "Just like Mary Shelly, Just like Frankenstein, Break your chains, And count your change, And try to walk the line"

  5. #2530
    Next one:

    Defenestrated?


    In this case the ? represents a small lack of certainty rather than our customary signal (a la crossword puzzles) of something wonky in the clue.
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  6. #2531
    Tuor sending Maeglin flying off the walls of Gondolin?
    "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.

  7. #2532
    Hrm. I will say no. I don't think there is even any small ambiguity suggesting he may have been thrown out a window.
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  8. #2533
    Quote Originally Posted by Vilnas View Post
    Hrm. I will say no. I don't think there is even any small ambiguity suggesting he may have been thrown out a window.
    That is fair, but just to explain my reasoning. In the Sil the conflict is described as:
    "Tuor fought with Maeglin on the walls, and cast him far out, and his body as it fell smote the rocky slopes..."

    So I thought the uncertainty might come from Maeglin being cast off of the wall and perhaps not through a proper window.

    I presume you have a better answer in mind than this and that is fine.
    "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.

  9. #2534
    How about a second meaning of the word?

    Saruman's defenestration by Gandalf. That was one clear example of a person being removed from a power position.

  10. #2535
    I am going with the formal definition of the word in this case - to throw out of a window.

    Edit. This was Vilnas. Occasionally I don't notice when the forum logs me in under an old user name.
    Last edited by Urias; Aug 03 2014 at 08:53 PM.

  11. #2536
    Then perhaps Wormtongue heaving the palantir out of Orthanc?
    "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.

  12. #2537
    Quote Originally Posted by Wilros View Post
    Then perhaps Wormtongue heaving the palantir out of Orthanc?

    Bingo. You're up.
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  13. #2538
    Tallest.

    Please provide some justification for your answer as there are many possible answers, but I think some are stronger than others.
    "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
    Tallest.

    Please provide some justification for your answer as there are many possible answers, but I think some are stronger than others.
    Taniquetil, the highest peak in Arda.
    "Just like Mary Shelly, Just like Frankenstein, Break your chains, And count your change, And try to walk the line"

  15. #2540
    Quote Originally Posted by Wilros View Post
    Tallest.

    Please provide some justification for your answer as there are many possible answers, but I think some are stronger than others.
    Taniquetil? Said to be the tallest mountain in the whole of Arda, although must admit I'm struggling to find that explicitly stated in (presumably) the Silmarillion.

  16. #2541
    Quote Originally Posted by Boraxxe View Post
    Taniquetil, the highest peak in Arda.
    Good enough for me. The stick is yours Boraxxe.

    Quote Originally Posted by StrideColossus View Post
    Taniquetil? Said to be the tallest mountain in the whole of Arda, although must admit I'm struggling to find that explicitly stated in (presumably) the Silmarillion.
    Sorry Stride, Mr. Boraxxe was 1 min quicker.
    "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
    Good enough for me. The stick is yours Boraxxe.



    Sorry Stride, Mr. Boraxxe was 1 min quicker.
    Well, here we go.
    Next riddle:

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

  18. #2543
    Quote Originally Posted by Wilros View Post
    Sorry Stride, Mr. Boraxxe was 1 min quicker.
    Curses!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boraxxe View Post
    Well, here we go.
    Next riddle:

    Quarter
    The mercy shown by Bilbo to Gollum? As in the opposite of "no quarter."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Urias View Post
    The mercy shown by Bilbo to Gollum? As in the opposite of "no quarter."
    Nope. That's not it. (and I see you hiding there Vilnas)
    "Just like Mary Shelly, Just like Frankenstein, Break your chains, And count your change, And try to walk the line"

  21. #2546
    Quote Originally Posted by Boraxxe View Post
    Well, here we go.
    Next riddle:

    Quarter
    The four farthings of the Shire?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrideColossus View Post
    The four farthings of the Shire?
    Thats it. A farthing is a quarter of a penny and also a land division (in The Shire anyway).
    Yer up Stride!
    "Just like Mary Shelly, Just like Frankenstein, Break your chains, And count your change, And try to walk the line"

  23. #2548
    Quote Originally Posted by Boraxxe View Post
    Thats it. A farthing is a quarter of a penny and also a land division (in The Shire anyway).
    Yer up Stride!
    Woot! Just need the solve the three-word one and I'll be holding all the riddle sticks - bwaa ha ha!

    Anyone, before my megalomania gets the better of me, here's the next one:

    duet

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    Quote Originally Posted by StrideColossus View Post
    Woot! Just need the solve the three-word one and I'll be holding all the riddle sticks - bwaa ha ha!

    Anyone, before my megalomania gets the better of me, here's the next one:

    duet
    Merry and Pippin singing together in Crickhollow on the evening they spilled the beans to Frodo about their conspiracy.

    From The Fellowship Of The Ring, Chapter 5: A Conspiracy Unmasked:

    'Good! That's settled. Three cheers for Captain Frodo and company!' they shouted; and they danced round him. Merry and Pippin began a song, which they had apparently got ready for the occasion.
    It was made on the model of the dwarf-song that started Bilbo on his adventure long ago, and went to the same tune:

    Farewell we call to hearth and hall!
    Though wind may blow and rain may fall,
    We must away ere break of day
    Far over wood and mountain tall.

    To Rivendell, where Elves yet dwell
    In glades beneath the misty fell,
    Through moor and waste we ride in haste,
    And whither then we cannot tell.

    With foes ahead, behind us dread,
    Beneath the sky shall be our bed,
    Until at last our toil be passed,
    Our journey done, our errand sped.

    We must away! We must away!
    We ride before the break of day!
    "Just like Mary Shelly, Just like Frankenstein, Break your chains, And count your change, And try to walk the line"

  25. #2550
    Quote Originally Posted by Boraxxe View Post
    Merry and Pippin singing together in Crickhollow on the evening they spilled the beans to Frodo about their conspiracy.

    From The Fellowship Of The Ring, Chapter 5: A Conspiracy Unmasked:
    Oooo I feel bad now cos that's two times you've come up with a really plausible answer and I'm going to have to knock you back again - a duet is indeed two people, but most would suggest it's male and female (just done a straw pole in my office!) which is what I had in mind.

    Sorry Boraxxe!

 

 
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