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  1. #2501
    Still not sure why Melkor is not a valid qualifying answer, but how about the master palantir that was reputed to have remained in Valinor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vilnas View Post
    Still not sure why Melkor is not a valid qualifying answer, but how about the master palantir that was reputed to have remained in Valinor?
    Sorry to give you the impression that it wasn't, your second guess is close enough, (I think the master stone was on Tol Eressea?).
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  3. #2503
    Quote Originally Posted by Morthaur View Post
    I think the master stone was on Tol Eressea?.
    You may be right about that. I couldn't remember if any of the writings were specific about where the master stone was kept.

    I liked that riddle, especially the 8/7 format.

    How about this next offering:

    Tallest ladder.
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  4. #2504
    knee-jerk reaction - The Endless Stair

  5. #2505
    Nope. Although that is indeed a very tall stair, it is incorrect because it is not the tallest ladder.
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  6. #2506
    Quote Originally Posted by Vilnas View Post
    You may be right about that. I couldn't remember if any of the writings were specific about where the master stone was kept.

    I liked that riddle, especially the 8/7 format.

    How about this next offering:

    Tallest ladder.
    Durin's Stair?

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    First thing that came to mind for me was all those stairs Frodo Sam and Gollum climbed at Cirith Ungol.
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  8. #2508
    I thought Durin's Stair was the Endless Stair?


    In any case, not Durin's Stair or the stair leading from the Morgul Vale to Cirith Ungol.
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  9. #2509
    Maybe the ladder the fellowship climbed to reach Galadriel and Celeborn's flet, which was (I think) stated as the tallest Mallorn in Lorien? (or have I just made that up?)

  10. #2510
    Aha! You indeed now have a ladder. However, it is not the tallest ladder in the legenderium.
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  11. #2511
    Quote Originally Posted by Vilnas View Post
    Aha! You indeed now have a ladder. However, it is not the tallest ladder in the legenderium.
    Indeed, hard to find a ladder among all those stairs (there're a lot of stairs in Middle-Earth!).
    But how about a ladder to the top of mountain Hyarmentir that Ungoliant made for Melkor in order to cross the Pelori?

  12. #2512
    Quote Originally Posted by Egorvlad View Post
    Indeed, hard to find a ladder among all those stairs (there're a lot of stairs in Middle-Earth!).
    But how about a ladder to the top of mountain Hyarmentir that Ungoliant made for Melkor in order to cross the Pelori?
    Ding ding ding. We have a winner.

    That was indeed described as a ladder in the text and it is hard to imagine any taller.
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  13. #2513
    Quote Originally Posted by Vilnas View Post
    Ding ding ding. We have a winner.

    That was indeed described as a ladder in the text and it is hard to imagine any taller.
    Tough one, went through a lot of stairs to arrive at that one.

    The next one: singing stone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egorvlad View Post
    Tough one, went through a lot of stairs to arrive at that one.

    The next one: singing stone
    Gondolin

    I think that is a literal mixture of Quenya and Sindarin.
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  15. #2515
    Quote Originally Posted by Boraxxe View Post
    Gondolin

    I think that is a literal mixture of Quenya and Sindarin.
    True story. The original Quenya "Ondolindë" meant "The Rock of the Music of Water". Sindarinized "Gondolind" version became "Stone of Music".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egorvlad View Post
    True story. The original Quenya "Ondolindë" meant "The Rock of the Music of Water". Sindarinized "Gondolind" version became "Stone of Music".
    Great clue. I liked that one.

    Here's the next: portmanteau terminal
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  17. #2517
    first thing that jumps to mind is Dorwinion.

    edit: realized after I posted that I had completely forgotten what the word meant. So this is likely to be totally, completely and in all other ways wrong.
    Last edited by Mulkfather; Apr 11 2014 at 03:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mulkfather View Post
    first thing that jumps to mind is Dorwinion.

    edit: realized after I posted that I had completely forgotten what the word meant. So this is likely to be totally, completely and in all other ways wrong.
    Grin.
    Yes, totally, completely, absolutely and positively wrong.
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  19. #2519
    Bag End.

    (more words)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vilnas View Post
    Bag End.

    (more words)
    Oh right. Duh.

    /smackforehead
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vilnas View Post
    Bag End.

    (more words)
    Yes.
    That clue was a sort of mixture of the old Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia and the regular X-word Tolkien Trivia.
    The stick is passed.
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  22. #2522
    Excellent. Here is the next one:

    Puissant Ascender.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vilnas View Post
    Excellent. Here is the next one:

    Puissant Ascender.

    This one has me dithering.
    The literal definition of ascender refers to a climbing tool, but I suppose it could also be considered a pronoun and refer to a person.
    I am going to go with the tool meaning and guess Anduril, the reforged sword of Aragorn.
    He used this tool to summon and command the army of spirits in the Paths of the Dead and it certainly was mighty (puissant), and it helped enable his ascension from lowly ranger of the north to the King of Gondor and Arnor.
    So it was a powerful climbing tool.
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  24. #2524
    That is an interesting guess, but the "correct" answer is clearly superior in this case, so I will hold out for it. The riddle does not point to a tool.
    Last edited by Vilnas; Apr 14 2014 at 02:58 AM.
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  25. #2525
    my kneejerk reaction was Ungoliant climbing Hyarmentir, probably the greatest single instance of mountain climbing in the Tolkien-verse, at least imo.

 

 
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