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  1. #2051
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    No, not were-worms. It's more of a bit of word play- again- who or what might be "ground-breaking"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reaboj View Post
    No, not were-worms. It's more of a bit of word play- again- who or what might be "ground-breaking"?
    It isn’t Farmer Maggot is it? I want so much to be wrong about this as I’ve been searching high and low for something far more complicated...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheArtilleryman View Post
    It isn’t Farmer Maggot is it? I want so much to be wrong about this as I’ve been searching high and low for something far more complicated...
    Well, I hate to disappoint you but, yes - it is Farmer Maggot

    Have at it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reaboj View Post
    Well, I hate to disappoint you but, yes - it is Farmer Maggot

    Have at it!
    Hah I was hunting for ages and it just suddenly popped into my head. I thought "no, it can't be"... The annoying thing is I must have come cross his name about fifty times in the process and it just didn't click.

    So. Seeing as we're bending the rules:

    Cheerful physician spirit-deer

    Total wordplay, of course
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheArtilleryman View Post
    Hah I was hunting for ages and it just suddenly popped into my head. I thought "no, it can't be"... The annoying thing is I must have come cross his name about fifty times in the process and it just didn't click.

    So. Seeing as we're bending the rules:

    Cheerful physician spirit-deer

    Total wordplay, of course
    Meriadoc Brandybuck *hiccup*


    But- we are on vacation for the next week and may not be here much so please pass the riddle stick along or post another (assuming this is the right response )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reaboj View Post
    Meriadoc Brandybuck *hiccup*


    But- we are on vacation for the next week and may not be here much so please pass the riddle stick along or post another (assuming this is the right response )
    lol got it in one! Took me ages to think that one up <mutters...>


    OK here’s another (I have two completely different possible solutions in mind and will take either):

    Tricky directional choice
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheArtilleryman View Post

    Tricky directional choice

    Was it the situation, where the fellowship was lost in Moria, because Gandalf couldn´t remember to right way? And then he made decision based on his nose (the way where was the fresh air)?

    With comment sounded like "when in doubt, follow your nose"?

    I remember the scene from the movie, but I am not sure if it was the same in the book.
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    That will do! Here is the passage where he makes up his mind:

    “It was Gandalf who roused them all from sleep. He had sat and watched all alone for about six hours, and had let the others rest. ‘And in the watches I have made up my mind,’ he said. ‘I do not like the feel of the middle way; and I do not like the smell of the left-hand way: there is foul air down there, or I am no guide. I shall take the right-hand passage. It is time we began to climb up again.”

    My other option would have been the decision to go through Moria or take the Gap. But this one works. Your turn!
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    Here it is:


    Samarium gold green
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    Riddle: Samarium gold green


    Hint: There is a trick how to find a solution (it is not a word play).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Estelrandir View Post
    Riddle: Samarium gold green
    Makes me think of Mallorn trees with their silver boles and green then gold leaves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boraxxe View Post
    Makes me think of Mallorn trees with their silver boles and green then gold leaves.
    It is not the right answer.


    Riddle: Samarium gold green


    Hint: There is a trick how to find a solution (it is not a word play).

    New hint: Certain famous Russian chemist (Mendelejev) can help you a lot.
    Last edited by Estelrandir; Jun 04 2019 at 04:39 AM. Reason: Added name of chemist
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    Very tricky indeed.

    Samarium gold green

    Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev invented the Periodic Table of Elements

    At least two of those words can be found in that Table:

    Samarium = Sm
    Gold = Au

    If we assume that:
    Green = G ...?

    Put 'em together and you get Smaug (per Bilbo, "Chiefest and Greatest of Calamities").
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boraxxe View Post
    Very tricky indeed.

    Samarium gold green

    Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev invented the Periodic Table of Elements

    At least two of those words can be found in that Table:

    Samarium = Sm
    Gold = Au

    If we assume that:
    Green = G ...?

    Put 'em together and you get Smaug (per Bilbo, "Chiefest and Greatest of Calamities").


    That´s it! It´s your turn!


    There was nothing for solo G in periodic table and the only two shortcuts which I could come up for g were gravity constant and green as in RGB.
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    OK, next:

    loathed heliophobic abominations
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boraxxe View Post
    OK, next:

    loathed heliophobic abominations
    Trolls? They turn to stone in sunlight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheArtilleryman View Post
    Trolls? They turn to stone in sunlight.
    You have one of the two possible answers. The other was Orcs.

    Your turn.
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    Sorry everyone, I went to see what was going on in the tread and had completely forgotten it was my turn! Here is my riddle:

    Artisan walking aids
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheArtilleryman View Post
    Sorry everyone, I went to see what was going on in the tread and had completely forgotten it was my turn! Here is my riddle:

    Artisan walking aids
    Hey all - is anyone guessing or do I need to drop a clue?
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    Wizards' staves.

    'Foolishness!' said Gandalf. 'Prudence is one thing, but discourtesy is another. I am old. If I may not lean on my stick as I go, then I will sit out here, until it pleases Théoden to hobble out himself to speak with me.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reaboj View Post
    Wizards' staves.
    Good, but not the one.

    Think about what might be “artisan” in the game.
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    OK, another clue:

    An artisan woodworker in Gondor probably made these some time in the third age. They were certainly not legendary items, but were still a welcome gift...


    Artisan walking aids
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheArtilleryman View Post
    Sorry everyone, I went to see what was going on in the tread and had completely forgotten it was my turn! Here is my riddle:

    Artisan walking aids
    Faramir's parting gift?

    'I have no fitting gifts to give you at our parting,' said Faramir; `but take these staves. They may be of service to those who walk or climb in the wild. The men of the White Mountains use them; though these have been cut down to your height and newly shod. They are made of the fair tree lebethron, beloved of the woodwrights of Gondor, and a virtue has been set upon them of finding and returning. May that virtue not wholly fail under the Shadow into which you go!'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pontin_Finnberry View Post
    Faramir's parting gift?

    'I have no fitting gifts to give you at our parting,' said Faramir; `but take these staves. They may be of service to those who walk or climb in the wild. The men of the White Mountains use them; though these have been cut down to your height and newly shod. They are made of the fair tree lebethron, beloved of the woodwrights of Gondor, and a virtue has been set upon them of finding and returning. May that virtue not wholly fail under the Shadow into which you go!'
    Absolutely right!

    Not sure why lebethron isn’t the wood for the Anorien tier, considering this reference. Ah well...

    Your turn!
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