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Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:46 pm
by Túrin
@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.

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 12:42 am
by Flame Fried Ent
Arwen?

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 1:27 am
by Túrin
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.

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:41 pm
by Li.
It doesn't quite fit but I will guess at Luthien.

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:18 am
by Ta'leus Shieldsong
Is it Elrond?

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:35 pm
by Túrin
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.

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:09 pm
by Flame Fried Ent
Legolas?

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:21 pm
by Túrin
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.

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:00 pm
by Flame Fried Ent
Galadriel's Mirror?

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 11:26 pm
by Lailyn
The Star of Elendil?

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:04 am
by Túrin
@Lailorn is correct, I was referring to the Elendilmir with my possibly over-cryptic riddle. The floor is your!

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:00 pm
by Lailyn
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)

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:29 pm
by Ta'leus Shieldsong
Is this a piece of jewelry?

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:34 pm
by Lailyn
Is this Riddles or Who Am I? :tongue: (jk, I actually don't care :smile: )
It is not jewellery.

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:11 pm
by Túrin
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.

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:52 pm
by Li.
Is it lembas bread?

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:10 am
by Ta'leus Shieldsong
Damn it @Li. I was gonna guess that! *shakes fist*

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:15 am
by Lailyn
Yes, @Li. ! You've got it. I don't think I need to explain this one. You're up!

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:50 am
by Li.
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.

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:47 am
by Túrin
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.

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 7:08 am
by Menolly
A palantir?

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:49 am
by Li.
Both are good guesses but incorrect answers.

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:44 am
by Túrin
* moment of inspiration* Is it by chance the Red Book of Westmarch? I think it'd fit nicely.

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:58 am
by Li.
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:

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:33 am
by Ta'leus Shieldsong
Ah that' a good one! Good job @Túrin. I was a wee-bit stumpedededed.

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:48 pm
by Túrin
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.

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 1:36 pm
by Dwim
Nice riddle!

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

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 2:42 pm
by Li.
If not then could it be the Drúedain?

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:11 pm
by Túrin
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.

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:25 pm
by Li.
Is it hobbits?

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:37 am
by Menolly
Perhaps not the Dunedain as a whole but more specifically the Rangers?

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:14 am
by Flame Fried Ent
Rangers of Ithilien?

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:30 pm
by Túrin
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.

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:58 pm
by Flame Fried Ent
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.

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:18 pm
by Androthelm
Is this the Lossoth, who kept the ring of Barahir before it was ransomed back by the Dúnedain?

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:25 am
by Flame Fried Ent
Yes it is!!

You are up!

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:56 pm
by Androthelm
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.

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 3:52 pm
by Lailyn
Is it the River Limlight?

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:22 pm
by Androthelm
It is! I thought I might be overdoing it with the last few lines. You're up @Lailorn.

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:26 pm
by Túrin
Dang, nice work @Lailorn!

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:39 pm
by Lailyn
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.

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:02 am
by Li.
The One Ring?

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:22 pm
by Túrin
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).

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:35 pm
by Lailyn
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.

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:54 pm
by Túrin
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.

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:35 pm
by Lailyn
Yes indeed. Well done!

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:56 pm
by Túrin
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.

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:06 pm
by Li.
My first guess is Tilion. I don't think it fits exactly but I'll throw it in while I do some reading.

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:48 pm
by Túrin
It is unfortunately not Tilion, there are several lines that I don't think really apply to him.

Re: Tree-Twisting Riddles

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:13 pm
by Flame Fried Ent
Feanor?