Tree-Twisting Riddles

For Fangorn is old, old even as the Elves would reckon it.
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@Dwim Yep, that was exactly my thought, I couldn't quite discern whether it was the place or the thing being mentioned!

Next riddle is:

Grace and beauty I define,
as I descend with royal line
from a brilliant, mighty star,
hither I come, I traveled far.

Unique in youth, so long ago,
yet hidden away, due to my foe.
A lesser sibling, more often seen,
did on my reputation lean.
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Arwen?
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A very good guess, but that's not what I had in mind, and I'm not sure that she would properly fit the bill.
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It doesn't quite fit but I will guess at Luthien.

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Is it Elrond?

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Luthien fits some of these lines, but I'm not sure it a good match, @Li..

Neither is Elrond the subject, @Ta'leus Shieldsong.

As another hint: The "lesser sibling" has the same name as the original.
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Legolas?
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Hmm, I'm not sure I'd see how Legolas could be described as coming far from a star, or how the later Legolas was connected much with the former.

A second hint: Don't think of strictly people.
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Galadriel's Mirror?
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The Star of Elendil?

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@Lailorn is correct, I was referring to the Elendilmir with my possibly over-cryptic riddle. The floor is your!
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Not at all, it was an excellent riddle! :smile:

Ok, here is my first riddle written in 10+ years...

Cloaked in green,
I travel light.
I may be small,
but full of might.

What am I? (ME-related)

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Is this a piece of jewelry?

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Is this Riddles or Who Am I? :tongue: (jk, I actually don't care :smile: )
It is not jewellery.

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Since you said "what" and not "who", I'm assuming this is not a specific individual (if a living creature at all!). Therefore, I'm going to throw out a guess of Hobbits.
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Is it lembas bread?

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Damn it @Li. I was gonna guess that! *shakes fist*

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Yes, @Li. ! You've got it. I don't think I need to explain this one. You're up!

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I really enjoyed that one @Lailorn , it was very nicely written.

On my endless quest to write a riddle that isn't guessed immediately, I present this:

Crimson cloaked
Yet dry as bone,
From stolen light
To taken throne.
A thousand lives are hid in me
Yet faces you will never see.

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This is going to be a long shot, but is it Amon Rhud, the home of Mim and later Turin's outlaw band?

Not seeing all the connections, but one or two ring enough of a bell for me to take a swing.
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A palantir?
she/her/actual hobbit in search of a merrier world

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Both are good guesses but incorrect answers.

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* moment of inspiration* Is it by chance the Red Book of Westmarch? I think it'd fit nicely.
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Gah, you got it @Túrin . I was hoping my riddle would hold out a while longer but alas, it was no match for you. The floor is yours :smile:

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Ah that' a good one! Good job @Túrin. I was a wee-bit stumpedededed.

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Thank you @Ta'leus Shieldsong. And don't worry @Li., like Ta'leus I was stumped on this for a good long while. And when the answer came to me, I thought it was extremely clever!

For this riddle, I think there are at least two answers that could be equally suitable.

I want the brave, I need the bold,
For I hide not within my hold.
But issue forth, to stem the tide,
Protecting lands both far and wide,
From foes who gathers in their lair.
Of their movements, we are ware.

Greater once, reduced for now,
We are bent, we will not bow.
More there are, with my same name,
Of equal honor, though lesser fame.
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Nice riddle!

I'm not quite sure, but is it the Dúnedain?

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If not then could it be the Drúedain?

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Both good guesses, but I don't think that either are quite on the mark. @Dwim's guess is along the right train of thought, I think.
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Is it hobbits?

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Perhaps not the Dunedain as a whole but more specifically the Rangers?
she/her/actual hobbit in search of a merrier world

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Rangers of Ithilien?
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The answer I was looking for was the Rangers of Ithilien, congratulations @Flame Fried Ent! I think that as their captain, "Faramir" would have suited almost equally.

The northern rangers were what I was going for with the "Lesser fame" comment.
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Yay!

Let’s see.....

Remnants of a larger area
Are where we used to thrive.
Green can be the sky at night,
And white the ground around.
Warnings to a king we gave,
Yet these he did not heed.
Years later we sold back
An item to his descendants.
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Is this the Lossoth, who kept the ring of Barahir before it was ransomed back by the Dúnedain?
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Yes it is!!

You are up!
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Thanks (and a massive shout out to the old LOTRO MMO, which I've been playing recently and features the Lossoth heavily in several quest chains).

My name is unknown, my birth is in stone
My light runs down courses now much overgrown
Into my arms the Young man drove
the horrible horde and won him a home.
At the cost of a loyalty to kings unknown.
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Is it the River Limlight?

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It is! I thought I might be overdoing it with the last few lines. You're up @Lailorn.
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Dang, nice work @Lailorn!
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Actually the first line confused me most! Thanks. Here goes:

Given freely with good thought
To a friend til they were not.
Many times I shifted hands
But spent most time in southern lands.

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The One Ring?

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I'm going to guess the fortress of Isengard (and/or the tower of Orthanc, as I think they'd basically go hand-in-hand with each other).
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Not the One Ring. @Túrin - you're very very close...I am willing to accept that answer, though I'll give you a chance to get the exact response.

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Ahh, would you be meaning the Keys of Orthanc? Since at one time, if I recall, the tower was simply locked up and the keys kept in Minas Tirith.
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Yes indeed. Well done!

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Hooray! And thank you for the little extra to get the exact answer you were wanting.

Sorry on the delay for the next riddle, here it is, hopefully it gives a bit of a pickle to you all!

While others wander on the lawn,
to be a maker, I was drawn.
Upon me one more was thrust,
somewhat alike, but only just.
Soon jealousy consumed my days,
and so I strayed from proper ways.
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My first guess is Tilion. I don't think it fits exactly but I'll throw it in while I do some reading.

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It is unfortunately not Tilion, there are several lines that I don't think really apply to him.
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Feanor?
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