Tree-Twisting Riddles

For Fangorn is old, old even as the Elves would reckon it.
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No not Olórin. This is not a person.
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Onodrim?

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No, not Onodrim. It is not any type of being.
'I would not have you go without seeing Kheled-zâram.'

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My guess would be the Nindalf, which rhymes with Gandalf, but does not rhyme in its common tongue name of Wetwang.

And if it's not that, then I'd guess the answer would come from a similar line of reasoning.

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You are absolutely correct, Dwim. You win a stuffed Orc! Have fun kicking it around .*grin*

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Can someone explain the sinewy part?

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I am not sure where the word sinewy came from, Li..

What, in the Common Tongue, does not rhyme with Gandalf and is quite sinuous?
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What happened there was I thought sinuous was the property of having sinew. Now I've googled it, the riddle makes far more sense :tongue:

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A stuff orc? That is a nice prize! *boots it*

Thanks Drifa! Here's a new one:

My name describes a sound
Which tends to stick around.
Return to earthly lands from sea
By passing through a part of me.

What's my name?

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Small clue to break the silence: this is a natural place.

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Is it Lammoth, the Great Echo?

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@drifa, well done! I actually had Ered Lómin (the Echoing Mountains) in mind as the answer, but Lammoth is so close to the answer anyway that I have to give you the points. :grin: Of course, the "by passing through a part of me" line refers to the Firth of Drengist.

Your turn!

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Oh, thanks! My line of thought was that Fëanor landed in Lammoth, the Great Echo and made his way to the Firth of Drengist. So he passed through a part of Lammas to get to the Firth of Drengist. But I understand your line of think too. "Under the cold stars before the rising of the Moon the host of Fëanor went up the long Firth of Drengist that pierced the Echoing Hills of Ered Lómin, and passed thus from the shores into the great land of Hithlum;" . I should have stuck with that quote , seeing as it was my first choice, but I changed my mind. :facepalm:

Follow two roads in the East I say
Go toward the Northern one a way
Towards a pass, a bloody causeway
Where near to this, one would stay
To chat and pass the time of day

Near to what I pray?

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Is it, perhaps, the valley through which the road in Ithilien ran, where Faramir ambushed the Haradrim?

Follow two roads in the East I say -- Two roads, perhaps the roads which meet at the Crossroads? They are near enough to Mordor
Go toward the Northern one a way -- north from the crossroads is the spot I've described
Towards a pass, a bloody causeway -- This place could be called a pass, and is certainly a bloody causeway
Where near to this, one would stay -- This and the next line, could reference...
To chat and pass the time of day -- ...Frodo and Sam's stay in Henneth Annûn
In the deeps of Time, amidst the Innumerable Stars

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This is a very good guess, Androthelm, but not what I was looking for. The 'near to this' place is specifically what I am looking for. It is a place in a different Age. Try again!! *grin*

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Hint: The bloody causeway does have an actual name which means 'bloody'.

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Another hint seeing it has almost been a week. The chats took place between two unexpected groups

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Looks like I broke the riddle thread. The answer I was looking for was Nan Elmoth.

Now the traffic of the Dwarves down from the Blue Mountains followed two
roads across East Beleriand, and the northern way, going towards the Fords of
Aros, passed nigh to Nan Elmoth; and there Eöl would meet the Naugrim and hold
converse with them.

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Peep Peep has a riddle

What round white thing was found in this thread that Peep Peep stole away to keep safe from @Call of Bearthulhu?
Here's a clue: it rhymes with leg
Here's another: PEEP PEEP PEEP PEEP
they/them/actual hobbit in search of a merrier world

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An egg? :smile:
Rohirrim at heart, always.
I'm not supposed to talk about it.

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An eggscellent guess @Rior Laegiel! You are eggsactly correct!
they/them/actual hobbit in search of a merrier world

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OPEN FLOOR for anyone who wants to make a new riddle.
Rohirrim at heart, always.
I'm not supposed to talk about it.

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Here's a Middle-Earthy one.

Green land -- not elf land.
Small land -- yet safe land.
A living land of dead, land of the best,
where heir's fair mère is laid to rest.
In the deeps of Time, amidst the Innumerable Stars

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Could this be, Tol Galen?
'I would not have you go without seeing Kheled-zâram.'

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