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    The Riddle-Game

    Another hang-over from the pre-release forums, in honor of the original Riddle Game Master, Brodomir!

    Quote Originally Posted by Brodomir View Post
    Is "Riddles in the Dark" one of your favorite parts of The Hobbit? If so come and partake of a riddle or two here!

    Rules:

    1.Have fun and be nice.

    2.Only one riddle at a time.

    3.The person giving the riddle has 24 hours to respond yes or no to a answer or else it is counted as “dead.”

    4.If a riddle is “dead", the person who gave the last riddle has first crack at posting a new riddle.

    5.The first person to get a right answer to a riddle has 24 hours to post a new riddle. If no new riddle is given, then the last person to give a riddle has first crack at posting a new riddle.

    6. If the person whose turn it is to give a riddle does not wish to give one, they may pass it to whoever they wish.
    So now, the first of (hopefully) many riddles to come:


    The world was young, the mountains green,
    When first was wrought my silver sheen.
    Though once I sat on Deathless head,
    The brow on which I shone is dead.

    The world's now grey, the mountains old,
    And where I lie, the air is cold.
    In clearest pool I do now rest,
    'Til again I sit, on Durin's crest.
    [SIZE="2"][CENTER][FONT="Book Antiqua"][COLOR="Teal"][I]"On a blank leaf I scrawled: 'In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.' I did not and do not know why."[/I][/COLOR][/CENTER][/SIZE][/FONT][LEFT][FONT="Book Antiqua"][SIZE="1"]Argûlauth - Community Member since Fall 2003[/SIZE][/FONT][/LEFT]

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    Re: The Riddle-Game

    Is that talking about the Arkenstone?


    I defer giving my own riddle, as I am at work and my resources are limited.

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    Re: The Riddle-Game

    Quote Originally Posted by Argulauth View Post
    The world was young, the mountains green,
    When first was wrought my silver sheen.
    Though once I sat on Deathless head,
    The brow on which I shone is dead.

    The world's now grey, the mountains old,
    And where I lie, the air is cold.
    In clearest pool I do now rest,
    'Til again I sit, on Durin's crest.
    I says it's Durin's "crown" in the Mirrormere.

    If the previous riddler says I'm right, here's my riddle. If not, ignore

    Many webbed fingers have I
    On hundreds of hands, on hundreds of arms.
    My brothers stand, my keepers walk,
    Though each is lured by the other's charms.

    My feet are deep, my food is brown
    My skin is old, my heart is young.
    My flesh is sturdy, my days are long
    My hands draw power from the sun.
    Last edited by renowiggum; May 25 2007 at 12:33 PM. Reason: Riddle Addition
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    Re: The Riddle-Game

    Quote Originally Posted by renowiggum View Post
    I says it's Durin's "crown" in the Mirrormere.

    If the previous riddler says I'm right, here's my riddle. If not, ignore

    Many webbed fingers have I
    On hundreds of hands, on hundreds of arms.
    My brothers stand, my keepers walk,
    Though each is lured by the other's charms.

    My feet are deep, my food is brown
    My skin is old, my heart is young.
    My flesh is sturdy, my days are long
    My hands draw power from the sun.
    I'm not sure about the previous post either, although it certainly sounds like The Arkenstone. As far as your riddle is concerned, the answer is TREES!
    Alas, I am no good at creating riddles but love trying to solve them. I defer to someone else to post below to keep this thread alive...
    Opus, Hobbit Minstrel (Firefoot)

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    Re: The Riddle-Game

    Just to confirm renowiggum's answer: the answer to the first riddle was definitely the Mirrormere that Gimli showed to Frodo (and Sam). While in Moria, Gimli chants a poem that refers to it.

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    Re: The Riddle-Game

    Quote Originally Posted by Tuor of Gondolin View Post
    Just to confirm renowiggum's answer: the answer to the first riddle was definitely the Mirrormere that Gimli showed to Frodo (and Sam). While in Moria, Gimli chants a poem that refers to it.
    Sorry, I was called away unexpectedly for a couple of days. Yes, the answer to my first riddle was indeed the Crown of Durin, Lord of Moria.

    Anyway, someone else give the next one, assuming the second one by renowiggum was answered correctly (trees?).
    [SIZE="2"][CENTER][FONT="Book Antiqua"][COLOR="Teal"][I]"On a blank leaf I scrawled: 'In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.' I did not and do not know why."[/I][/COLOR][/CENTER][/SIZE][/FONT][LEFT][FONT="Book Antiqua"][SIZE="1"]Argûlauth - Community Member since Fall 2003[/SIZE][/FONT][/LEFT]

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    Re: The Riddle-Game

    Trees, yes. Next?

    (with apologies for a forum-less holiday weekend)
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    Re: The Riddle-Game

    What a great thread! Keep up the good work!
    Khazâd ai-mênu! Baruk Khazâd Ai-mênu!

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    Re: The Riddle-Game

    whats in my pocket?!?!?!

 

 

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