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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    Gandalf likes beer? I thought he was more of an ale guy . That's what came to mind at first, then I remembered that its 'cannot' instead of 'shall' in the books.

    Now I'll need sometime to think of a new one though.

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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by Elenluin-Menelloth View Post
    Gandalf likes beer? I thought he was more of an ale guy . That's what came to mind at first, then I remembered that its 'cannot' instead of 'shall' in the books.
    Ya know, I have read LOTR about 15 times....and I did not remember that the book has "cannot" instead of "shall not".

    "Close enough" indeed.....you had it exactly correct!

    I really need to stop watching the movies....beginning to realize how much they have tainted the story (in my head anyway).
    "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
    Ya know, I have read LOTR about 15 times....and I did not remember that the book has "cannot" instead of "shall not".

    "Close enough" indeed.....you had it exactly correct!

    I really need to stop watching the movies....beginning to realize how much they have tainted the story (in my head anyway).
    I know the feeling, I wish I could put the the movies and books(for all fantasy) in two separate boxes in my brain.

    Sorry, it took some time to come up with something.

    Minus between two greater thans or less thans that looks like its just above infrared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elenluin-Menelloth View Post
    I know the feeling, I wish I could put the the movies and books(for all fantasy) in two separate boxes in my brain.

    Sorry, it took some time to come up with something.

    Minus between two greater thans or less thans that looks like its just above infrared.
    Red eye?

    <->

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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by LoyKashka View Post
    Red eye?

    <->
    I think I made a mistake, it should have been 'minus between a greater than and a less than' for >-> Red Arrow

    You're correct anyway LoyKashka, sorry for the wrongly stated trivia.

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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    Hey LoyKashka, it's your turn.

    Do you have a riddle for us, or do you want to pass on your turn?
    "Just like Mary Shelly, Just like Frankenstein, Break your chains, And count your change, And try to walk the line"

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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    Maybe Boraxxe can give us one while we wait? This my favorite riddle thread!
    Today is a good day for Pie.

    Do not meddle in the affairs of Burglars, for they are subtle and quick to shank you.

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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by bambubambubambu View Post
    Maybe Boraxxe can give us one while we wait? This my favorite riddle thread!
    I sent a PM to LoyKashka.
    We'll wait another day.
    In the meantime I will post an old translation.
    Can someone give me it's title?


    The unlit areas where these things abide
    Have no light and are as 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 the raucous ravens lurk
    Squawking as they slumber.

    Across some range, an extended and tiresome path,
    Within a fungal dale containing ashen boles,
    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 here 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.

    Peeking grimly 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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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    Sorry everyone, I forgot about this...

    Here's a riddle

    That which was found by a numerous association of pedestrians to be bisected by a trenchlike-geophysical phenomena giving off large amounts of electromagnetic signals between 30 and 300 THz; though fortunately said obstuction was not in the path of their transit.

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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by LoyKashka View Post
    Sorry everyone, I forgot about this...

    Here's a riddle

    That which was found by a numerous association of pedestrians to be bisected by a trenchlike-geophysical phenomena giving off large amounts of electromagnetic signals between 30 and 300 THz; though fortunately said obstuction was not in the path of their transit.
    Oooh glad we waited! This is a good one! Here's my guess:

    From The Fellowship of the Ring -

    Right across the floor, close to the feet of two huge pillars a great fissure had opened. Out of it a fierce red light came, and now and again flames licked at the brink and curled about the bases of the columns. Wisps of dark smoke wavered in the hot air.

    'If we had come by the main road down from the upper halls, we should have been trapped here,' said Gandalf. 'Let us hope now that the fire now lies between us and pursuit. Come! There is no time to lose.'
    When the Fellowship had fled from the Chamber of Mazarbul, they found themselves in the Second Hall of Old Moria close to the Dimrill Gate and luckily on the right side of a great fissure.
    Last edited by bambubambubambu; Mar 28 2012 at 04:55 PM.
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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by bambubambubambu View Post
    Oooh glad we waited! This is a good one! Here's my guess:

    From The Fellowship of the Ring -



    When the Fellowship had fled from the Chamber of Mazarbul, they found themselves in the Second Hall of Old Moria close to the Dimrill Gate and luckily on the right side of a great fissure.
    Excellent! Your turn!

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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    You know I should have had one ready to go, but I had to think on it a bit...

    Here we go!

    Receptacles comprised mostly of thin, narrow, fabricated parts obtained from the main stem of a woody plant with clear apical dominance employed to facilitate an expedited embarkation from some which would seek to impede, maintain and prevent independence.
    Today is a good day for Pie.

    Do not meddle in the affairs of Burglars, for they are subtle and quick to shank you.

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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by bambubambubambu View Post
    You know I should have had one ready to go, but I had to think on it a bit...

    Here we go!

    Receptacles comprised mostly of thin, narrow, fabricated parts obtained from the main stem of a woody plant with clear apical dominance employed to facilitate an expedited embarkation from some which would seek to impede, maintain and prevent independence.
    Hmmm, sounds like "barrels out of bond" again....

    The barrels that Bilbo stuffed the dwarves into to escape from the wood elves.
    "Just like Mary Shelly, Just like Frankenstein, Break your chains, And count your change, And try to walk the line"

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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by Boraxxe View Post
    Hmmm, sounds like "barrels out of bond" again....

    The barrels that Bilbo stuffed the dwarves into to escape from the wood elves.
    Again?? I'm so embarrassed! And I put a lot of effort in that one too...

    Oh well Boraxxe you're up!
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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by bambubambubambu View Post
    Again?? I'm so embarrassed! And I put a lot of effort in that one too...

    Oh well Boraxxe you're up!
    Don't be too embarrassed...I just spent about 2 hours coming up with a "killer" clue for Shadowfax.
    While I was waiting for you to respond to my submission I went back through some of the previous posts to kill time and guess what I found....Shadowfax had already been done.

    I have been guilty of this kind of duplication on several occasions.

    Now I hafta come up with a new one.

    By the way, even though "barrels out of bond" had been been done before, it still took me quite a while to come up with that answer the second time.

    Obfuscation can take so many different paths it can continue to surprise us even when we duplicate. Just think of how many ways there are to say "GET OFF MY LAWN!"

    Ok, now I need to think a bit to come up with a new one.
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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    Here is a new one:

    Product, prepared by utilizing radiated energy, that is comprised of a portion of an entity that could be the source of it’s nemesis’ garments.
    "Just like Mary Shelly, Just like Frankenstein, Break your chains, And count your change, And try to walk the line"

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    Roast mutton?

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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by Vilnas View Post
    Roast mutton?
    Very good. The title of chapter 2 in The Hobbit.

    You're up Vilnas.
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    Excellent. I love this thread. It is a very welcome variation on the other riddle threads - I have gotten to the point where my well is bone dry for one and two word riddles. That said, I don't have anything prepared for the next obfuscation riddle and will need a day or two.

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    Probably too easy, but here we go:

    Traversing enumerated portals via depleted tributary, denominate custodian of liquid spray to be bypassed ere sovereign access is achieved.

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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by Vilnas View Post
    Probably too easy, but here we go:

    Traversing enumerated portals via depleted tributary, denominate custodian of liquid spray to be bypassed ere sovereign access is achieved.
    Too easy? This is obfuscated indeed.

    I'm stumped.

    I have tried to put the above into some different language.
    Maybe it can help someone else solve this conundrum.

    Going through numbered chambers by way of a dried up riverbed, name the keeper of mist which you must get by before you can get to the place of the king/queen.
    "Just like Mary Shelly, Just like Frankenstein, Break your chains, And count your change, And try to walk the line"

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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by Boraxxe View Post
    Too easy? This is obfuscated indeed.

    I'm stumped.

    I have tried to put the above into some different language.
    Maybe it can help someone else solve this conundrum.

    Going through numbered chambers by way of a dried up riverbed, name the keeper of mist which you must get by before you can get to the place of the king/queen.
    It wouldn't have been easy without what Boraxxes did. Ecthelion of the Fountain?

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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    Quote Originally Posted by Boraxxe View Post
    Too easy? This is obfuscated indeed.

    I'm stumped.

    I have tried to put the above into some different language.
    Maybe it can help someone else solve this conundrum.

    Going through numbered chambers by way of a dried up riverbed, name the keeper of mist which you must get by before you can get to the place of the king/queen.
    Yes indeed this has me bamboozled as well. I think you helped boraxxe, or at least led me to made a guess.

    I'm going to guess Gondolin, Turgon's hidden city.

    I think it meets most of these. Tumladen, the location of Gondolin, which I believe used to be a lake, was shown to Turgon by Ulmo, who was the Lord of Waters (mists?). The location was arrived at by means of a dark tunnel that ran deep under the mountains. And of course, Turgon became king after founding and building the city of Gondolin.

    edit: Just saw Elenluin's post. I bet that's it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elenluin-Menelloth View Post
    Ecthelion of the Fountain?
    That is indeed correct.

    At one point in the Silmarillion, the text names the tunnel through the Encircling Mountains as the "Dry River" (initial caps in the original text). The text also states that there were seven gates. Ecthelion of the Fountain is the warden of the final gate. You cannot reach Turgon, the king, without passing Ecthelion.

    Elenluin-Menelloth has the riddle mantle, but nice teamwork to all.
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    Re: Obfuscated Tolkien Trivia

    I'm sorry but I haven't been able to come up with a riddle yet. So if any of you have a riddle ready you should post it .

 

 
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