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    Re: The Riddle-Game

    Quote Originally Posted by elvyen View Post
    Excellent first riddle Fusillade, keep them coming!
    Thanks! And yes, of course the answer is indeed the Last Bridge.

    All pretty obvious but here's the breakdown:

    1st stanza refers to Bilbo crossing over on his way to the Lonely Mountains, and Frodo's crossing bearing the ring.

    2nd refers to the 3 Nazgul Glorfindel found awaiting Frodo on his way to Rivendell.

    3rd refers to Aragorn, finding the green stone left by Glorfindel as a token indicating it was safe to pass.

    4th is the total give-away using the Sindarin name for the Hoarwell.
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    Re: The Riddle-Game

    Good morning riddlers! And a fine Wednesday morning at that. Here's a riddle I've been thinking about since yesterday,

    What do you get when a rigid white sash,
    And the first yellow bloom of spring meet?
    A green-eyed acquaintance of silvery stash,
    And a blue purgative plant, not-so-sweet.
    But if botanical musing just isn't your thing,
    Consider her fight with the force of the ring,
    And imprisonment before its defeat.


    It's almost a limerick, heheh. Too bad I don't remember any wisdom from my high-school english classes or I might be able to get the metre correct.
    Last edited by Womdon; Mar 19 2008 at 12:23 PM.
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    Re: The Riddle-Game

    After reading it over, it looks like it's probably tougher than I wanted it to be. I will say that if you can figure out which two plants it references then the riddle's a snap.
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    Re: The Riddle-Game

    Wow, that one is hard. Well the only woman to have a ring would be Galadriel, but I don't think she really fits the lines...








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    Re: The Riddle-Game

    A more precise wording would have been "forces" of the ring, rather than force.

    (in other words, the answer's not a ringbearer)
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    Re: The Riddle-Game

    So a plant that fought "forces of the Ring", i.e. Ringwraiths?

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    Galadriel's Mallorn Trees (again)? I don't know.
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    Hmm.. the first part seems to reference Mallorn trees again, being that they bloomed yellow in spring, with a silver trunk, then afterwards had leaves green above and silver below; the green-eyed acquaintance of silvery stash? Then the blue purgative plant seems to be Athleas; the blue being that to be used in healing it was bruised first..

    So if I'm right, Mallorn and Athelas unfortunately leaves me stumped. I can't think of any woman who was ever imprisoned by the forces of Evil; fighting the forces of the Ring seems like it could be Sauron himself, which leant me towards Luthien, given that she was "imprisoned" to the Doom of Men later on?

    Good riddle Womdon

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    Re: The Riddle-Game

    Thanks Jonwah, but I'm starting to think it's a clunker. Oh well, guess it happens now and then.

    Buuuut maybe someone can still figure it out. The two plants mentioned are real life plants whose names were used by Tolkein for a couple of his characters. In the interest of moving things along, I'll give a hint... the answer to the riddle is an NPC in the game as well. In fact, if I remember correctly she even gives you a quest.
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    Re: The Riddle-Game

    Quote Originally Posted by Womdon View Post
    The two plants mentioned are real life plants whose names were used by Tolkein for a couple of his characters.
    ...... Rosie?
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    Re: The Riddle-Game

    edited to hide my foolishness
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    Re: The Riddle-Game

    Quote Originally Posted by Womdon View Post
    Good morning riddlers! And a fine Wednesday morning at that. Here's a riddle I've been thinking about since yesterday,

    What do you get when a rigid white sash,
    And the first yellow bloom of spring meet?
    A green-eyed acquaintance of silvery stash,
    And a blue purgative plant, not-so-sweet.
    But if botanical musing just isn't your thing,
    Consider her fight with the force of the ring,
    And imprisonment before its defeat.


    It's almost a limerick, heheh. Too bad I don't remember any wisdom from my high-school english classes or I might be able to get the metre correct.
    Eowyn. (Another excellent, and rather poetic riddle)

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    Re: The Riddle-Game

    Quote Originally Posted by Womdon View Post
    Good morning riddlers! And a fine Wednesday morning at that. Here's a riddle I've been thinking about since yesterday,

    What do you get when a rigid white sash,
    And the first yellow bloom of spring meet?
    A green-eyed acquaintance of silvery stash,
    And a blue purgative plant, not-so-sweet.
    But if botanical musing just isn't your thing,
    Consider her fight with the force of the ring,
    And imprisonment before its defeat.


    It's almost a limerick, heheh. Too bad I don't remember any wisdom from my high-school english classes or I might be able to get the metre correct.
    Lalia is my guess.

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    Re: The Riddle-Game

    Actually, after thinking about it some more, I'm saying Lobelia Sackville-Baggins.

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    Re: The Riddle-Game

    Lobelia sounds like a good possibility, how about Elanor (sic?) for the other flower? The daughter of Sam and the golden "sun-flower" of Lothlorien, which I believe (guess) bloomed in spring.
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    Re: The Riddle-Game

    ..yeah your right lobelia does fit the last two lines perfectly doesnt she...
    but the first lines? could the two plants meeting refer, not to her name, but rather to her parents meeting and producing her? < were they named after the plants described? primrose isnt blue or a purgative..and green-eyed..
    and her dad was Blanco Boffin. blanco=white? (white sash?)
    (err oops i mean bracegirdle..)
    ...ill shut up now
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    I would think Marigold Twospade.
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    Re: The Riddle-Game

    Woah, whole slew of guesses since I last checked. And as it just so happens, one of them is right! Woohoo!

    Lobelia's correct.

    I should probably explain myself since this one was a bit convoluted. The first two lines represent her parents, Blanco Bracegirdle (rigid white sash) and Primrose Boffin (first yellow bloom of spring). The primrose is mostly a british flower, which is why it's not too well known here in the states.

    Lobelia is a genus of plant with several varieties, but most of them are blue and most are used as a purgative. In other words, they induce vomiting. You gotta love Tolkein's sense of naming .

    Promise my next riddle won't be that obscure, heheh.
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    Re: The Riddle-Game

    That was a sweet riddle Now for me to try and match it!

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    Re: The Riddle-Game

    Quote Originally Posted by MissGrace View Post
    That was a sweet riddle Now for me to try and match it!

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    Please don't that one gave me a headache

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    Re: The Riddle-Game

    A tale I carry, from your side
    To my friend, while you hide
    A pipe I smoke, short and black
    As I sneer, behind your back

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    Re: The Riddle-Game

    Quote Originally Posted by MissGrace View Post
    A tale I carry, from your side
    To my friend, while you hide
    A pipe I smoke, short and black
    As I sneer, behind your back
    Bill Ferny?
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    Re: The Riddle-Game

    Quote Originally Posted by Entdaddy View Post
    Bill Ferny?
    Yup, good job!

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    Re: The Riddle-Game

    Entdaddy, do you mind if i throw my latest riddle up here while we wait for you to put one up? I just finished it off this evening

    I wanted to experiment with a really complex or unique rhyme scheme and metre. I held to the patterns I wanted for a while but by the end i had deviated
    anyway,


    Atop a ledge, at edge, no guard, nor hedge, not barred, not bridged.
    Not scarred, uncaged, not tame, or mild, for ages piled o’er ages, wild; courageous;
    pure hearts undefiled, and almost childlike in their agelessness
    Fell lords, gnarled swords, they’ve drawn.
    They’ve soared, toward dawn, towards foreign sun.
    to distant shores they’ve come and gone with extraordinary fearlessness
    Starlight on wings, by night, did cling, did bring them sight, did shine like spring; bathed all in white.
    With kingly might, that fateful flight saved all, gave all salvation, light.
    Their call set fires alight again; in hearts rekindled will to fight.
    Though dwindled then, dwarves, elves, and men allied with them.
    Then was renewed the strength within themselves,
    and so begin the hellish war to win.


    ..
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    Re: The Riddle-Game

    Very Nice, I'm going to say your talking about the Eagles and their arrival at the Battle of Five Armies or at the Gates of Mordor.

    Quote Originally Posted by elvyen View Post
    Atop a ledge, at edge, no guard, nor hedge, not barred, not bridged. - This is the Eagles eyre
    Not scarred, uncaged, not tame, or mild, for ages piled o’er ages, wild; courageous;
    pure hearts undefiled, and almost childlike in their agelessness - The eagles are proud, and wild creatures who are the servants of Manwe
    Fell lords, gnarled swords, they’ve drawn. - I'm guessing this is either the Nazgul or the orcs at Erebor OR it is the talons of the Eagles themselves
    They’ve soared, toward dawn, towards foreign sun.
    to distant shores they’ve come and gone with extraordinary fearlessness - The eagles had to fly very far east, far from their home
    Starlight on wings, by night, did cling, did bring them sight, did shine like spring; bathed all in white. - I think they flew by night and arrived at dawn?
    With kingly might, that fateful flight saved all, gave all salvation, light. - Their arrival turned the tide of battle in both fights
    Their call set fires alight again; in hearts rekindled will to fight.
    Though dwindled then, dwarves, elves, and men allied with them.
    Then was renewed the strength within themselves,
    and so begin the hellish war to win. - The Eagles served as a rallying call at both battles which rekindled the will to fight when all seemed lost


    ..

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    Re: The Riddle-Game

    Very nice riddle, elvyen, I like the scheme. I would also agree that it sounds like eagles, but I'll guess the riddle's about their role in the War of Wrath, when Morgoth was finally overthrown.
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