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    Tolkien Trivia Haiku

    I thought this might be a fun new trivia game twist and spark some creativity!

    The rules are short 'n sweet:

    - Answers can be any length and can be pulled from

    The Silmarillion
    The Children Of Hurin
    The Hobbit
    The Lord Of The Rings
    The Adventures Of Tom Bombadil (yes yes even this one)

    - Try to stick to the general form of Haiku

    For those unfamiliar with Haiku poems, this basic format is three lines like so:

    Five syllables in the first line
    Seven syllables in the second line
    Five syllables in the third line

    Example -

    Silly dancing man
    Sing a song to call him forth
    Don't crush my lilies!

    Answer is of course Tom Bombadil

    As per usual I'll kick things off with an easy one:

    Pierced by many stings
    Brave son of the White City
    Winds his horn no more
    Last edited by bambubambubambu; Sep 23 2012 at 01:55 PM.
    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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    Would that be Boromir?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ordgarr View Post
    Would that be Boromir?
    Yes indeedy it would! The Haiku riddle stick is yours!
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    Here's one for ya.
    Not really a riddle/puzzle, but fun.

    Irrational fear.
    Triskaidekaphobia
    Hire thief. Bag some luck.
    "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
    Here's one for ya.
    Not really a riddle/puzzle, but fun.

    Irrational fear.
    Triskaidekaphobia
    Hire thief. Bag some luck.
    +rep for Triskaidehaphobia!

    Or not, I must spread some around.

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    Ordgarr doesn't seem like hes gonna post one. In case he doesn't, here's my haiku.

    An eye on a hill,
    at the end of a long lake,
    with great roaring sounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andunion View Post
    Ordgarr doesn't seem like hes gonna post one. In case he doesn't, here's my haiku.

    An eye on a hill,
    at the end of a long lake,
    with great roaring sounds.
    I think I might know this but really want someone else to have a go!
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Andunion View Post
    Ordgarr doesn't seem like hes gonna post one. In case he doesn't, here's my haiku.

    An eye on a hill,
    at the end of a long lake,
    with great roaring sounds.
    It's not Bard is it? Or anyone else of Esgaroth.

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    Amon hen, the Hill of Seeing
    "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
    Amon hen, the Hill of Seeing
    DING! thats correct!

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    Boraxxe we need a new one!
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    Not a native English speaker, I will try it but made it fairly simple.

    A lair full of dread
    hero filled with regret
    stung a beast, then fled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DolorousBob View Post
    Not a native English speaker, I will try it but made it fairly simple.

    A lair full of dread
    hero filled with regret
    stung a beast, then fled.
    Okay I'll take a shot just to get the ball rollin' again...

    Sam pokin' Shelob with Sting?

    By the way, I think you're missin' a syllable on that second line. Heehee.
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    exactly what i was thinkin...

    on the syllables...i thought "he-ro filled with re-gret" but might be that my tongue is makin' more sounds than there actually are in English

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    Quote Originally Posted by DolorousBob View Post
    exactly what i was thinkin...

    on the syllables...i thought "he-ro filled with re-gret" but might be that my tongue is makin' more sounds than there actually are in English
    Okie dokie...new one coming soon
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    Black flame with black wrath
    Smote fire with thirst of vengeance
    But found more sorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haunt123 View Post
    Black flame with black wrath
    Smote fire with thirst of vengeance
    But found more sorrow
    Cool I was gonna post one but Haunt can continue the game.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Haunt123 View Post
    Black flame with black wrath
    Smote fire with thirst of vengeance
    But found more sorrow
    Turin slaying Glaurung?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andunion View Post
    Turin slaying Glaurung?
    That's correct!

    Quote Originally Posted by bambubambubambu View Post
    Cool I was gonna post one but Haunt can continue the game.
    Ah, sorry about posting out of my turn :/ I missed your post somehow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haunt123 View Post
    That's correct!



    Ah, sorry about posting out of my turn :/ I missed your post somehow
    It's all gravy! Take it Andunion!
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    Will come up with one later.

    Edit:

    Monarch of old land,
    Riding beasts from the black land,
    female wizard man.
    Last edited by Andunion; Sep 29 2012 at 01:10 PM.

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    Not clear on "female wizard man" exactly, but Eowen slaying witch king upon Pelennor fields?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duathrandir View Post
    Not clear on "female wizard man" exactly, but Eowen slaying witch king upon Pelennor fields?
    Female wizard = witch? Then "female wizard man" = Witch-King?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canus View Post
    Female wizard = witch? Then "female wizard man" = Witch-King?
    I think this was the kicker. Duathrandir was close but the lady wizard part was confusing to me to at first.

    I say you nailed it Canus and the turn should be yours!
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    Thank you.

    Wow. First time guessing and I get to pose a riddle!

    Meet your father's friends,
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    Memory and Thought

 

 
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