Tree-Twisting Riddles

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Incorrect! It is probably best categorized as a secondary or minor location, as far as the LotR is concerned.
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The lower-case "blue" vs the capitalized "Red" and "Yellow" is really throwing me for a loop on this one...I'll guess Rhun the lands of the East?
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@Mojo You got it!! Red and Yellow refers to the mountain ranges, and blue refers to the wizards who went into the east. I confess that that part may have been an accidental trick on my part- I debated over whether blue should be capitalized or not and went with not. Elves, dwarves, and men all originated in the east, some of its places like Cuiviénen have disappeared, and all of the natural features mentioned can be found in Rhûn- including the kine of Araw :smiley8:

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Wow, that was a good riddle! My gut feeling was that "blue" referred to the Wizards and not the ocean, but that was a lucky guess on my part. Okay...

Once overlooked and forgotten
But needed all the same
Once acquired, always useful
I twist and turn
And some I burn
But to the Hobbit's quest still crucial
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Elven rope?
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Great job @Rior Laegiel you are correct!

You certainly have my riddles figured out, this is the second one you've nailed :smiley22:
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It was the burn part that gave it away. :smiley24: I'm not so good at making riddles though.

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Oldest Female Family I was,
Correspondence I did adore;
So equipment I did receive
From my cousin when he disappeared.
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I'm going to guess Dora Baggins? She was the one who Bilbo gifted something that had to do with letter writing when he "disappeared."
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Yup!

I really need to get my Lore skills back....

you're up!
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Oh darn, forgot it was my turn, I've really been slacking around here lately! Open floor for anyone who wants to jump in with a riddle, because I've done a lot lately
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Ok, I'll seize the opportunity! I feel like this one may be a little easy...

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Of those who entwine.
Come, you, with light
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Shelob?
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Yes @Moriel :smiley24: Your turn!

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It's been a little bit now, so I'd say open floor to anyone who's feeling creative.

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I'll jump in, probably made it too easy, but so it goes.

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Dior?
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Dior it is indeed! You're up, @Flame Fried Ent!
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That was a lucky guess.....but I'm glad I'm right.

Let's see......

Am I a kuduk?
Or perhaps a Banakil?
Both, perhaps, or neither....
Or something in-between.
I went out one fine day
And ended up as the first
In a line of Holbyta heroes.
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Ooh! Bandobras Took (aka Bullroarer), perhaps?
they/them/actual hobbit in search of a merrier world

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Nope!
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Just kind of throwing this out there, since I feel like I only half understand the riddle, but Bucca of the Marish, first Thain of the Shire?

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Nope!

You're getting sorta closer in time though.
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Might it be Isumbras I, first Thain of the Shire from the Took family (and, best I can tell, the first known Took).
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nope....

think rivers and fishing and birthdays
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Given the last hint, I'm going to go with Deagol who found the One Ring in the river and was the first in the line of Hobbits (or Hobbit-like folk) who held the Ring.
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You’re right @Mojo . They were sorta kinda Hoppits, but not quite. And he did start the chain of events that led to Saurons defeat.
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Okay, riddle time....

It's said that sticks and stones
Can break ones bones
And I have seen this true.
For once I flew
Into a den
Of something made for stew
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Is this referring to Glamdring? I think I might be mis-reading the last line but it certainly would have seen bones broken as a sword, and it was put in a den.

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A good guess, but not what I was thinking of...I believe you are mis-reading the last line.
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Is it the head of Golfinbul?

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Great job @Elarith you are correct! It is the head of Golfimbul the Goblin which was knocked down a rabbit's hole.
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Ah cool! My riddle-making skills are a bit rusty but here goes:

Made by the tall
Used by the small
Part of a king’s dealing
Delayed a returning

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I have a few ideas but none seem to quite fit all the lines.

Is it a Palantir?
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No, sorry!

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Entdraught?

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Merry's dagger?
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Is it the Dwarven Ring of Power that Thror and then Thrain had?

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I keep getting stuck on Elendil the Tall but I dont think anything of his was used by the Hobbits.

Was it the White Tree of Gondor?
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No to all, sorry guys!

Flame Fried Ent is probably the closest in that the ‘small’ does refer to Hobbits...

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Is it Sting?

I'm in two minds about whether the answer is a collection of things/collective noun or a single item.

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No, sorry. It is one big thing rather than a collection of things... So big it might show on a map?

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Then my guess is Weathertop. I've got nothing after this :smiley9:

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Ooh, is it perhaps the Beacons of Gondor, that Pippin lit to alert Rohan?

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Further west... and where I’ve said ‘delayed’, I mean by like minutes or hours rather than weeks, months, years.

I do love all your guesses though

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Okay to be honest I feel lost at this point but in an attempt to incorporate everything you've hinted at so far and the original riddle as best I can: The Grey Havens?

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It isn't Pipe-weed, is it?

(and before anyone calls me crazy--though I think the guess probably is--

Made by the tall -- the origins of Pipe-weed may actually be found among Men, as noted in the Fellowship forwards.
Used by the small -- Old Toby and Co.
Part of a king’s dealing -- Aragorn was known to enjoy it, I suppose? Or alternatively, Theoden was controlled by Saruman, who had a fondness for it, although that's a reach even for this reach.
Delayed a returning -- in that they sat and smoked a bit at the Flooding of Isengard, iirc? Or, Merry and Pippin did anyway.

So maybe our beloved Halfling leaf?)
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Orthanc/Isenguard?

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This doesnt make a whole lot of sense to me but is it Helms Deep?
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Something to do with Weathertop?
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