In trying to find a solution for this, because of your hints I drew out ‘elves of’ because dwarves and men didn’t work, then after some bumbling and fumbling around realized ‘Ossiriand’ used up quite a few of the letters remaining. Then I was a bit stumped as to why ‘green’ seemed to be left over: I had never heard of Green Ossiriand before… /facepalm LOL. So I will wait for your reply to see if I am correct because the way things are going today I don’t really trust myself!
Since there doesn't seem to be a lot of interest on this particular thread right now, I am OK with retiring it as you suggest, unless someone else doth protest. In the future, if someone wants to dreg the thread up and start again, we can give it another go at that time.
I figure it doesn't hurt to post more in this thread, even if no one ever looks at them. Here's some additional puzzles:
1. Irk Atlantean dogfish
2. In bath for dirty Elvish we knew.
3. Sean's final call: Don't leave me!
They're all names of things (items, places, people, events, concepts, etc.). They are all proper names or at least *based* on proper names. (For example, I might use "light of the Evenstar" or "Elrond Half-Elven of Imladris" even though they were possibly never referred to by those exact phrases in the books. But many of the puzzles here have made the same type of alterations.) I don't think any of them are obscure. And I believe, but am not certain, that they all appear in LotR (again, not necessarily in the exact form), rather than only in, for instance, _Silmarillion_ or _Unfinished Tales_ (which I have read very little).
The following are just some silly comments about the anagrams. They are not hints.
1. Well, "Prince Namor" does sound kinda like it might be the name of a Tolkien character.
2. That might be the "wash your mouth out with soap" treatment you would get in Rivendell for learning Black Speech.
3. I suppose that could be a text message from either Astin or Bean. . .Both Seans begged Frodo not to go away when they last saw him.
Thank you for posting these. I will see what I can do with them.
1. Irk Atlantean dogfish
[Arvedui,] Last King of Arthedain
the other ones are tough..
What server do you play on? (And what's your character's name?)
There is a *slight* chance that I might have a toon there who can throw a reward your way.
(Come to think of it, only my characters on Windfola and Imladris [and, to a much lesser extent, Landroval] have much of anything in terms of skill or wealth. So, if you're in either of those worlds, you've won yourself a cloak.)
Sean's final call: Don't leave me!
Last Alliance of Elves and Men
Thanks for posting these. They were a lot of fun.
I'll give you a few to carry on (punctuation not part of the anagram ofc):
1. He ran from Holms, Ham and Gem.
2. Log lacking right, zone and muff, or what?
3. He be blood with shell rest.
edit: if you happen to have a char on Withy, post it with your solution, so I can throw you some gold
Last edited by cfsdf8888; Jun 02 2014 at 06:55 AM.
What I find particularly puzzling is that the z words that come to mind can't even be constructed with the letters from anagram:
Variations on Khazad
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