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  1. #176
    The full poem that I cribbed from went like this (as I recall):

    Far over mystic mountains crag
    Our comrades hither bit the bag
    With their back molars
    But still our bowlers
    Are held by yonder scallywag

    This appeared in a comic strip in a monthly publication in the mid-80s.

    Boraxxe, you are an old-timer like me, do you recognize it?

  2. #177
    Quote Originally Posted by Nomanar View Post
    No clue about where you got the first two lines.

    To continue a theme:

    Far over the Misty Mountains tall,
    In a king's subterranean hall,
    I relieved a hobbit of his stress,
    And of the dwarves there I made less.
    Sure sounds like Erebor, so maybe Smaug? He certainly made less of the dwarves when he moved in.

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    I can see where you got Smaug (except for the hobbit stress part), but it is not correct. Think of the hobbit and dwarf events happening at the same time.
    Last edited by Nomanar; Aug 19 2014 at 11:08 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomanar View Post
    I can see where you got Smaug (except for the hobbit stress part), but it is not correct. Think of the hobbit and dwarf events happening at the same time.
    The Arkenstone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by c_the_awesome View Post
    The Arkenstone?
    Nope, but I can (mostly) see where you got it. Except for the dwarf part, since I didn't think there were less dwarves because of the Arkenstone directly...

  6. #181
    I am wondering if you were playing tricksy with us. How about the incident in Thranduil's halls where Bilbo stuffs the dwarves in barrels and drops them into the river through the trap door. Admittedly I cannot think of the one specific thing from the event that answers the riddle - maybe the trap door?. I'm just looking outside the box, as it were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vilnas View Post
    I am wondering if you were playing tricksy with us. How about the incident in Thranduil's halls where Bilbo stuffs the dwarves in barrels and drops them into the river through the trap door. Admittedly I cannot think of the one specific thing from the event that answers the riddle - maybe the trap door?. I'm just looking outside the box, as it were.
    Now your onto it. I accept anything pertaining to the event. The riddle stick is yours.

  8. #183
    In land of mystic mountains grey
    A time of folk since gone away
    Fearsome foe noble hero slew
    His wealth and glory greatly grew
    Demand for precious treasure spurn'd
    Name sire of slayer slain in turn

  9. #184
    Quote Originally Posted by Urias View Post
    The full poem that I cribbed from went like this (as I recall):

    Far over mystic mountains crag
    Our comrades hither bit the bag
    With their back molars
    But still our bowlers
    Are held by yonder scallywag

    This appeared in a comic strip in a monthly publication in the mid-80s.

    Boraxxe, you are an old-timer like me, do you recognize it?
    Well, for all you young whippersnappers, this little ditty appeared in the Wormy comic strip that was at one time published in Dragon magazine when that periodical had not yet reached issue 100.

  10. #185
    Quote Originally Posted by Vilnas View Post
    In land of mystic mountains grey
    A time of folk since gone away
    Fearsome foe noble hero slew
    His wealth and glory greatly grew
    Demand for precious treasure spurn'd
    Name sire of slayer slain in turn
    Sounds like Fram's slaying of the dragon Scatha, and then Fram's death supposedly at the hands of the dwarves. So, the 'sire of slayer slain in turn' would be Fram's father, who was Frumgar.

  11. #186
    That didn't take long. Nicely done.

  12. #187
    Lots of talk about mountains in here lately, so let's try to discuss a different type of landscape:

    Here there were towers not two, but three
    And from them one could see the sea.
    One was used to gaze towards a people long asunder
    And in a later age a town was built there under.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilros View Post
    Lots of talk about mountains in here lately, so let's try to discuss a different type of landscape:

    Here there were towers not two, but three
    And from them one could see the sea.
    One was used to gaze towards a people long asunder
    And in a later age a town was built there under.
    The Tower hills, also known as the Emyn Beraid

  14. #189
    Quote Originally Posted by c_the_awesome View Post
    The Tower hills, also known as the Emyn Beraid
    Correctumundo!

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    Sorry for the wait everyone, I've been realy busy the past couple weeks, and haven't had time to do mutch on the internet at all.

    For ancient king and elvish lord
    there was a gleaming golden hoard
    but taken by one and returned by another
    and given to the father of famous lover

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    The Nauglamir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomanar View Post
    The Nauglamir.
    Correct, strike us with a good one.

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    I'll try my best...

    Of the east I came with my sons and my kin,
    When the day was done,
    And the battle was won,
    Treachery proved to be my primary sin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomanar View Post
    I'll try my best...

    Of the east I came with my sons and my kin,
    When the day was done,
    And the battle was won,
    Treachery proved to be my primary sin.
    Ulfang the Black

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    Quote Originally Posted by c_the_awesome View Post
    Ulfang the Black
    That'd be the very same. You're up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nomanar View Post
    That'd be the very same. You're up.
    ok thanks

    In shallow soil
    the spoil of our toil
    later some off the mortal coil
    but one foe we did foil

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    Quote Originally Posted by c_the_awesome View Post
    ok thanks

    In shallow soil
    the spoil of our toil
    later some off the mortal coil
    but one foe we did foil
    I think I might need to give a clue.
    These events take place before the Lord of the Rings

  23. #198
    A stab in the dark at the Nauglamir?

    Although if I may have a second guess the one ring itself,
    found by deagal,
    the spoil of our toil I can fit in my mad logic being thought lost and the cause of the war...
    it bleeds your life making you not quite mortal but gifted longer life until you fade...
    and one foe foiled then goes onto lotr and it foiled saruman, sauron and to a degree merry and pippin foiled the orcs and uruks pretending to have it etc etc.

    so if aloud the second guess there is my logic behind the one ring and its rediscovery?
    Last edited by Ningoril; Oct 24 2014 at 06:32 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ningoril View Post
    A stab in the dark at the Nauglamir?

    Although if I may have a second guess the one ring itself,
    found by deagal,
    the spoil of our toil I can fit in my mad logic being thought lost and the cause of the war...
    it bleeds your life making you not quite mortal but gifted longer life until you fade...
    and one foe foiled then goes onto lotr and it foiled saruman, sauron and to a degree merry and pippin foiled the orcs and uruks pretending to have it etc etc.

    so if aloud the second guess there is my logic behind the one ring and its rediscovery?
    sorry that is not correct.

  25. #200
    Quote Originally Posted by c_the_awesome View Post
    sorry that is not correct.
    Sorry know it was a long shot and was a pretty bad guess (it is my first guess at one of these riddles or trivia games)

 

 
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