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  1. #1351

    Re: Two-word Tolkien Trivia

    You give me far to much credit, I'm afraid. The answer is very straightforward, although the "translation" is challenging. Once each element of the clue is translated, that is the answer right there.
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  2. #1352

    Re: Two-word Tolkien Trivia

    Fixed it further:

    Not everyone in Middle-earth would agree with my interpretation of the first prong of the clue.
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  3. #1353

    Re: Two-word Tolkien Trivia

    Not being a language guru by any stretch of the imagination, I've done some searching, and here's what I've found so far, who knows if its accurate:

    Right - "forya"
    Right-handed - "formaite"
    Bend - "lok"
    Hand - "cam"

    So literally stringing things together gives something along the lines of "forya cam lok" or "formaite lok." Again I'm about as good at language as a fish is at flying. Words that look kind of similar perhaps could include Forodwaith, Forochel, or even Foaloke. Foaloke seems the best of anything I've come up with, the 'lok' element relating to the dragons being 'bent' creatures of Morgoth. But from my digging it seems "Foa" means hoard, which I suppose makes sense referring to dragons, but doesn't match at all with "right-hand."

    So I must quest on for a better idea.
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  4. #1354

    Re: Two-word Tolkien Trivia

    Gah, way too complicated. I feel bad now.

    First element is visual in nature, and a particular race of Middle-earth would interpret it incorrectly.

    Second element is a simple synonym, albeit very seldom used in common English.

    The answer is a two-word capitalized name.
    Last edited by Vilnas; Jun 14 2012 at 12:07 PM.
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  5. #1355

    Re: Two-word Tolkien Trivia

    Would that be the East Bight?
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  6. #1356
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    Re: Two-word Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by iorviel View Post
    Would that be the East Bight?
    Gratz!

    That hasta be it. Big chunk "bitten" out of Mirkwood.
    Great puzzle and great solving!

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  7. #1357

    Re: Two-word Tolkien Trivia

    If that isn't it then I quit

    Well done iorviel, congratulations.
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  8. #1358

    Re: Two-word Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by iorviel View Post
    Would that be the East Bight?
    Just so. Bight = "curve" or "bend" (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bight; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bight_(geography))

    Right-hand => east when looking at a non-dwarvish map.

    Congratulations, and a tip of the hat to knUk20 as well for the excellent guesses.
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  9. #1359

    Re: Two-word Tolkien Trivia

    That was a good riddle. I needed the clue to think about obsolete English words to even come close to the East Bight.

    This one is probably too easy, but I don't have a better one handy. It's a two-stage riddle.

    Noah's guests.
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  10. #1360

    Re: Two-word Tolkien Trivia

    I'll start off with some shootin' from the hip guesswork. Osse will play the part of Noah (floods, waters, Osse fits that right? ). His guests are the Teleri, who were "stranded" on Tol Eressea for a long time, where they were often visited by Osse.
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  11. #1361

    Re: Two-word Tolkien Trivia

    Good shooting from the hip, but no. If I wanted you to just find a Noah equivalent, it wouldn't be singular (and I'm pretty sure Osse entertained more than once, too). "Noah's guests" is the first order clue. Then you find your Tolkien referent. In other words, what you want to do is think about what about Noah's actual guests might lead you into Arda...
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  12. #1362

    Re: Two-word Tolkien Trivia

    I guess a hint is in order.

    This event took place in the Hobbit.
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  13. #1363

    Re: Two-word Tolkien Trivia

    An unexpected party in New Zealand?
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  14. #1364

    Re: Two-word Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by Oraekja View Post
    An unexpected party in New Zealand?
    I don't think I understand this, so maybe you can explain why you think it fits the clue?
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  15. #1365

    Re: Two-word Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by iorviel View Post
    I don't think I understand this, so maybe you can explain why you think it fits the clue?
    Well, it's what being stranded in a flood with a bunch of animals might lead me to. Hobbit style. Both a reference to the book and the excitement during filming.
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  16. #1366

    Re: Two-word Tolkien Trivia

    I'm going to go with Bilbo and the Dwarves floating to Lake-Town in barrels, where they became celebrity-status guests?
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  17. #1367

    Re: Two-word Tolkien Trivia

    The parade of animals serving Thorin & Co. in Beorn's house?
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  18. #1368

    Re: Two-word Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by Vilnas View Post
    The parade of animals serving Thorin & Co. in Beorn's house?
    Your guess is way better...I'm obviously not as tuned in to this as the rest of you
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  19. #1369

    Re: Two-word Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by knUk20 View Post
    Your guess is way better...I'm obviously not as tuned in to this as the rest of you
    Pfft. There are no poor guesses, just different ways of approaching the riddles. That and different degrees of familiarity with the texts. I first read LotR in 1981 and have re-read it at least every other year since.
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  20. #1370

    Re: Two-word Tolkien Trivia

    Vilnas takes it. I was thinking of the dwarves, who arrived as Beorn's guests "two-by-two," but the animal reference is just as good.
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  21. #1371

    Re: Two-word Tolkien Trivia

    [Smacks head]

    I can't believe I thought of Beorn's animals but missed the dwarves arriving two by two. Sheesh.
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  22. #1372

    Re: Two-word Tolkien Trivia

    Next one:

    Gem canines?


    I just know that I have a high probability of being hoisted on my own petard with this one.
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  23. #1373
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    Re: Two-word Tolkien Trivia

    Haven't posted here in a while, so thought I'd give this a shot.

    I want to say Carcharoth after he ate Beren's hand holding the Silmaril?

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  24. #1374

    Re: Two-word Tolkien Trivia

    Don't think I can take that one. That would be more in the nature of "Gem Canine" [singular and with a capital C].

    Also, as a technical note, I always capitalize the first word of my clues (or at least I think I do). That doesn't necessarily indicate a proper name. If I capitalize multiple words then I mean to indicate a proper name. So in this case you cannot necessarily infer a named gem.
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  25. #1375
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    Re: Two-word Tolkien Trivia

    Aaaah you and your technicalities. Will have to think harder than.

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