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  1. #1826
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    Yes, Grond the hammer of underworld is the answer! Who should I give the riddle stick? Boraxxe was first but Aideani gave more accurate answer.
    "'Nonetheless they will have need of wood', said Aulë and he went on with his smith-work."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dweorg View Post
    Yes, Grond the hammer of underworld is the answer! Who should I give the riddle stick? Boraxxe was first but Aideani gave more accurate answer.
    Whoever said that the "most complete" answer wins?
    Grond is "Hammer of the Underworld"
    My answer was "Grond".
    Did you need some more specificity?
    I never stated anything about a "siege" weapon.
    "Just like Mary Shelly, Just like Frankenstein, Break your chains, And count your change, And try to walk the line"

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    To me, Boraxxe gave a correct answer with no indication he was referring to the incorrect Grond, so I would give it to him. But that's just my 2 cents, I'm sure you guys can sort it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boraxxe View Post
    Whoever said that the "most complete" answer wins?
    Grond is "Hammer of the Underworld"
    My answer was "Grond".
    Did you need some more specificity?
    I never stated anything about a "siege" weapon.
    But I had specified it more clearly... soooo... Me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aideani View Post
    But I had specified it more clearly... soooo... Me?
    Boraxxe is right. The riddle stick is typically passed to the first correct answer. Nothing about who 'shows their work' the best. My vote is for Boraxxe
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    Next one:

    fractured support
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boraxxe View Post
    Next one:

    fractured support
    Not sure if I'm right on this or not, but when the army of Harad came to help Mordor, did they send the entire force at one time or was it kinda, some here, some there, others here, them here, kinda thing? Because that could be the definition of Fractured Support.

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    Oh, yeah. I apologize.


    Another fractured support, metaphorically and literally, could be the Fellowship of the Ring.
    "'Nonetheless they will have need of wood', said Aulë and he went on with his smith-work."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aideani View Post
    Not sure if I'm right on this or not, but when the army of Harad came to help Mordor, did they send the entire force at one time or was it kinda, some here, some there, others here, them here, kinda thing? Because that could be the definition of Fractured Support.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dweorg View Post
    Oh, yeah. I apologize.


    Another fractured support, metaphorically and literally, could be the Fellowship of the Ring.
    Both answers are treading down the wrong road.
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    The battle of Pelennor Fields? It has something to do with that I can feel it... Could it be the massive life loss of the battle? Or how the Rohirrim dispersed into the fray?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boraxxe View Post
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    fractured support
    Reckon it won't be this easy, but a literal example could be Gandalf breaking the Bridge of Khazad-dûm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aideani View Post
    The battle of Pelennor Fields? It has something to do with that I can feel it... Could it be the massive life loss of the battle? Or how the Rohirrim dispersed into the fray?
    Not this.

    Quote Originally Posted by bambubambubambu View Post
    Reckon it won't be this easy, but a literal example could be Gandalf breaking the Bridge of Khazad-dûm
    Nor this, but it's getting closer, sort of, in a way, maybe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boraxxe View Post
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    fractured support
    How about The breaking of Saruman's staff by Gandalf the White? or probably more correctly the broken staff (a fractured support).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duathrandir View Post
    How about The breaking of Saruman's staff by Gandalf the White? or probably more correctly the broken staff (a fractured support).
    Bingo!
    Thats it. Your up Duathrandir.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boraxxe View Post
    Bingo!
    Thats it. Your up Duathrandir.
    Okay then, the clue is; Smart Discovery.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duathrandir View Post
    Okay then, the clue is; Smart Discovery.
    Would it be Bilbo finding the Ring and keeping it from Gollum? That's my guess... if I'm wrong I'm wrong if I'm right I'm up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aideani View Post
    Would it be Bilbo finding the Ring and keeping it from Gollum? That's my guess... if I'm wrong I'm wrong if I'm right I'm up.
    Patience Riddle-Brother, patience. Give Duathrandir a chance to respond...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bambubambubambu View Post
    Patience Riddle-Brother, patience. Give Duathrandir a chance to respond...
    He is the riddle maker. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duathrandir View Post
    Okay then, the clue is; Smart Discovery.
    Nice work on answering the breaking of the staff riddle BTW.

    For discoveries, there are certainly lots of those that come to mind, but it seems to me that often they are attributable more to dumb luck or some notion of fate, than they are to being "smart".

    But one I can think of that involved some smarts was Faramir's discovery that Frodo was carrying the One Ring. As I recall, Faramir proceeded with a very intelligent line of inquiry to get Sam to finally stumble and Faramir was able to learn the full truth of what their quest was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aideani View Post
    Would it be Bilbo finding the Ring and keeping it from Gollum? That's my guess... if I'm wrong I'm wrong if I'm right I'm up.
    It would not be, though certainly not revealing his possession of the Precious was undoubtedly an intelligent decision. Too early for a hint, I think.
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    How about Bilbo's discovery of the spot on the rock wall where the last light of Durin's day would shine and reveal the secret keyhole?
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    Or how bout Bilbo peepin that weak spot in Smaug's armour?
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    We all know.... SOMETHING TO DO WITH BILBO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aideani View Post
    We all know.... SOMETHING TO DO WITH BILBO!
    Ah, you are right there, Aideani. It has something to do w/ Bilbo. bam...bu and Boraxxe, those events would indeed be intelligent discoveries, however, they satisfy neither the intent nor the solution of the riddle. I believe answering Aideani's assertion in the affirmative qualifies as the first hint.
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    This is for Bambu.
    It has nothing to do with the current riddle and is a bit of a derailment. And, for that I apologize.

    But I know that Bambu likes alliteration (I may have shown this to him already...If I have, well chalk it up to old-age).

    This is a translation of a Tolkien work.
    Translated in my own special twisted way and rhyming was less important that alliteration (old school stuff).

    The goal here is to tell which work it is translated from.

    (It helps if you read it slowly and also if you try to actually speak it as you read.)

    The unlit areas where these things abide
    Are light-less and moist as scribing fluid,
    But without speed nor roughness tolls their tocsin,
    While into unpleasant ooze you slowly settle.

    You settle in the ooze who have the cheek
    To rap or tap their postern,
    Still, above the rictus’d ghoulies gape
    And putrid fluids flow.

    Near the tainted creek-thread
    The sagging salix sobs,
    Unhappily, raucous ravens lurk
    Squawking as they slumber.

    Across some range, an extended and tiresome path,
    Within a fungal dale strewn with boles of ash,
    Near a sullen pond’s margin lacking breeze or wave,
    Completely orbless, these things misbehave.

    The crypts where these things repose
    Being distant, moist and iced,
    A lone and peaked rushlight burns;
    Its there they tally the take.

    Those bricks are slick, the beams they leak;
    Their pads across the boards
    Report faintly as in slush-slap-creak,
    And they slither to the port.

    Grimly peeking out a slot
    Clutching gropers grasp,
    After its done, into a bag
    Your ivories robbed will last.

    Across some range, an extended and dreary course,
    Beyond the cob-corners and the Swamp of Borse,
    Into the hang-man’s forest and past the dead-man’s gate,
    Your search for these things ends--and they masticate.
    "Just like Mary Shelly, Just like Frankenstein, Break your chains, And count your change, And try to walk the line"

 

 
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