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Title: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Lady Grey on September 12, 2013, 06:37:46 PM
I don't think I've seen a riddles thread... So I thought I'd start one :)
Posts attempt to answer the previous riddle and whoever's right posts a new one :)
Easy one to start? :P

The beginning of eternity,
The end of time and space,
The beginning of every end,
The end of every place.
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Post by: Pentagathus on September 12, 2013, 06:53:02 PM
E?
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Post by: comrade_general on September 12, 2013, 08:25:36 PM
E = mc²
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Post by: Cuddly Khan on September 12, 2013, 09:33:51 PM
By the way it's supposed to be "The end of every place and time" at the end.



A detective found a dead man sitting at his desk with a gun in his hand, and a tape recorder was on his desk... the detective came in and picked up the tape recorder and pressed the play button... he heard "I'm sick of my life. I have no purpose to live" and then a gunshot.

The detective instantly knew it was murder, not suicide. How?
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Post by: Silver Wolf on September 12, 2013, 10:52:08 PM
Since I'm basically a relict from the ages long past, I know for a fact that tapes need to be stopped and rewinded before being played.

So, that's probably it.
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Post by: Cuddly Khan on September 13, 2013, 07:00:01 AM
Yup, anyone else got one?
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Post by: Jubal on September 19, 2013, 05:08:26 PM
I think Khan's counts as a puzzle more than a traditional riddle...

Right, I'll do one.

My tail is long, my shell is strong
I cannot see, nor hear a sound
I only sense a grasping hand
And the egg that I nestle upon the ground.
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Post by: Cuddly Khan on September 20, 2013, 08:11:40 AM
A lame turtle... with a long tail?
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Post by: Death Nade on September 20, 2013, 08:57:53 AM
A blind and deaf Armadillo?
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Post by: Jubal on September 20, 2013, 10:56:39 AM
You're both being way too literal.  :P
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Post by: Cuddly Khan on September 20, 2013, 11:18:41 AM
One of those old mouses with the ball on the bottom?
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Post by: Jubal on September 20, 2013, 11:33:04 AM
Exactly!  :)
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Post by: Jubal on November 19, 2013, 09:09:21 PM
Okay, since Khan doesn't seem to be coming up with one, I'll give you all another riddle:

Brighter than a songbird
But rustling like a mouse
Floating like a swift so free
Higher than a house

Once a beast of burden,
Carrying a load,
Then set free to toss and roll,
Down along the road.
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Post by: comrade_general on November 19, 2013, 09:13:42 PM
Some kind of a leather ball.
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Post by: Cuddly Khan on November 20, 2013, 04:59:36 AM
Well with the first bit it made me think of the Sun. But the second bit lost it for me. Are they the one riddle or not?
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Jubal on November 20, 2013, 10:31:33 AM
It's all one riddle.

Leather balls don't rustle and aren't used to carry things, so not that.
Ditto the sun doesn't do either of those things.
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: comrade_general on November 20, 2013, 12:23:36 PM
I thought when it said it carried a load that it was when it was still a beast of burden.
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Post by: Jubal on November 20, 2013, 12:30:39 PM
Ahh, the leather. Clever. Wrong, but clever.  :P
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Post by: comrade_general on November 29, 2013, 12:14:56 PM
We give up, precious.
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Post by: Pentagathus on November 29, 2013, 01:37:13 PM
The first part makes me think an autumnal leaf in the wind, but it doesn't really carry a load so much.
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Post by: Jubal on November 29, 2013, 01:42:37 PM
It's not a leaf - but thinking of things that blow around in the wind is a good route to go down.
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Post by: Pentagathus on November 29, 2013, 01:56:06 PM
Plastic bag?
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Jubal on November 29, 2013, 01:57:22 PM
Correctamundo.  :P

Your turn, either make one up or find and post it. :)
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Post by: comrade_general on November 29, 2013, 02:00:37 PM
You must have some bright plastic bags over there. :P
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Post by: Pentagathus on November 29, 2013, 03:08:43 PM
Born in winter, dies in summer, grows with its root upwards.

Pretty damn simple but I'm too tired for any fancy crap right now.
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Post by: Jubal on November 29, 2013, 03:38:42 PM
An annual plant from Australia?  :P
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Post by: Pentagathus on November 29, 2013, 06:09:21 PM
Hahaha no.
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Post by: comrade_general on November 29, 2013, 06:51:55 PM
Icicles! :o
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Post by: Pentagathus on November 29, 2013, 09:07:49 PM
Yarp.
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Post by: Jubal on December 08, 2013, 12:15:13 PM
CG, you got one for us? :)
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Post by: comrade_general on December 08, 2013, 12:47:15 PM
No. :P
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Post by: Jubal on December 16, 2013, 10:58:57 PM
Try this:

I spin and bulge, I bloated tell
Of where the fish or people dwell
No sky above them or soil beneath
No forest there nor barren heath
But land and water clear as day
And dot-like cities far away.
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: comrade_general on January 13, 2014, 09:27:13 PM
The Moon?
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Post by: Jubal on January 13, 2014, 09:44:00 PM
Nope, not too bad a guess but not there.
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Post by: Lady Grey on February 17, 2014, 04:12:14 PM
A globe of the world...?
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Post by: Jubal on February 17, 2014, 04:13:39 PM
Yus! :D

Your turn  :)
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Post by: Lady Grey on February 17, 2014, 04:17:11 PM
This seems a bit easy... but oh, well...

Hands she has but does not hold,
teeth she has but does not bite,
feet she has but they are cold,
eyes she has but without sight.
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Jubal on February 17, 2014, 04:18:58 PM
To get the obvious guesses done - a corpse? Or a statue?

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Post by: Lady Grey on February 17, 2014, 04:24:01 PM
Close... that kind of thing... :P
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Post by: Jubal on February 17, 2014, 04:24:56 PM
A doll? Or a painting?
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Lady Grey on February 17, 2014, 04:33:04 PM
It is a doll :)
Your turn :)
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Jubal on February 19, 2014, 04:34:30 PM
A plain of blood, of tree or bone
Around which friend and foe are grown;
A war without chance, a death without pain
Where knights may fall then rise again
As eyes stare down in fading light
On fields of black and forts of white.
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Pentagathus on February 19, 2014, 06:56:55 PM
Chess board?
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Jubal on February 19, 2014, 06:57:41 PM
Yeah, it was a fairly obvious one. Your go  :)
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Post by: comrade_general on March 15, 2014, 02:40:57 PM
Quote
The duke, the wanderer, the philosopher, the mariner, the warrior, the strategist, the storyteller, the wizard, the wayfarer...

Is it a Jubal?
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Cuddly Khan on March 16, 2014, 01:28:27 AM
Nope, it's me...
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Jubal on May 23, 2014, 11:22:07 PM
Okay, here's another one.

One stood by two, shot straight and true
While two stood bold and tall
Three was showered in gold and jewels
And four was wan and small
Five opposed the all of them,
Across a barren plain,
All criss-crossed with long riverbeds
But what, then, was their name?
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: comrade_general on May 24, 2014, 01:05:31 AM
Fingers?
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Jubal on May 24, 2014, 10:52:05 AM
I was going for a hand, since it included the palm, but yeah, close enough.  :)
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: comrade_general on May 24, 2014, 12:21:54 PM
I weigh a lot but backwards I am not.
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Post by: Jubal on May 24, 2014, 12:33:04 PM
A ton?  :P
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: comrade_general on May 24, 2014, 12:48:32 PM
Yes, you win a cookie.
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Jubal on May 24, 2014, 04:28:56 PM
When I am cast the great and small
Soon shall prosper or shall fall
Pock-marks on a skin of white
Pick the fate or seal the fight.
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Post by: comrade_general on August 22, 2014, 02:57:44 PM
Measles?

No idea otherwise.
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Post by: Glaurung on August 22, 2014, 05:03:40 PM
A die (i.e. a traditional d6).
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Post by: comrade_general on August 22, 2014, 05:04:34 PM
Now it looks easy. :(
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Post by: Glaurung on August 22, 2014, 08:11:28 PM
Now it looks easy. :(
Alea iacta est.

It's like cryptic crossword clues - sometimes the answer comes almost immediately. More often than not, I sit there for hours unable to make any headway, then think, "Oh yes, it's obvious" when I'm told the answer.
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Post by: Jubal on August 26, 2014, 07:50:07 PM
Someone else take a turn to post one?  :)
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Post by: Cuddly Khan on August 29, 2014, 10:56:52 AM
One

...

Happy now?
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Post by: Jubal on August 29, 2014, 11:34:50 AM
*facepalms*
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Post by: Cuddly Khan on August 29, 2014, 12:17:28 PM
*grins and waves happily*
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Jubal on December 19, 2014, 08:15:53 PM
OK, have a go at this'un:

I shine with light,
Gold rings I wear,
In memory of things that were;
And at my feet,
Lie your desires,
To be taken from under my fingers of fur.
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Cuddly Khan on December 22, 2014, 07:37:45 AM
Ok.... I'm think the sun... that has fur... yeah...

But I'm thinking it has something to do with space because of the line that says "In memory of things that were", which could represent the time it takes for light to travel to Earth. I dunno, I may be spitting out nonsense here, please tell me if I am.
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Post by: Glaurung on December 22, 2014, 07:49:58 AM
I'm more or less stumped on this one. The first half suggests something like a lamp (shines with light, "gold rings" are the lamp framework; "memory of things that were" doesn't fit at all though). The second half feels as if it might be something like the Sphinx (the mythical one, not the stone statue, hence "fingers of fur"). I can't see how to reconcile these bits at all. I suspect there's a neat answer from classical mythology that I don't know.
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Jubal on December 22, 2014, 09:40:35 AM
I'd expected this one to be easier, but then I guess I knew what I was thinking when I wrote it.

Hint #1 is that of the two rhyming lines, the second is a far better clue than the first, which is kinda true but more there to make the rhyme scheme fit. :p

(Will happily give more hints if needs be, but don't want to give it away too early!)
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Glaurung on December 23, 2014, 09:52:56 AM
I'm still chewing on this one. The current best guess is a ginger cat (with alternating light and dark stripes in its fur) holding on to something the reader wants. But that still doesn't seem neat enough.
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Post by: comrade_general on December 23, 2014, 10:55:06 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/b0wlHQp.gif)
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Post by: Jubal on December 25, 2014, 02:24:48 AM
A further clue - today is the right day to answer this one!
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Post by: comrade_general on December 25, 2014, 02:29:06 AM
Christmas tree!
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Post by: Jubal on December 25, 2014, 02:32:27 AM
Correct! :) Hopefully it makes reasonable sense once you know the answer?

Also this:
Quote
I'm more or less stumped on this one.
Genuinely cracked me up laughing as one of the first responses to the riddle :P
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Post by: comrade_general on December 25, 2014, 02:42:21 AM
I don't get the gold rings.
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Post by: Jubal on December 25, 2014, 02:52:58 AM
Tinsel. I admit that might have been too confusing.
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Post by: comrade_general on December 25, 2014, 03:03:38 AM
I think of tinsel as long wavy things.
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Post by: Son of the King on December 25, 2014, 11:32:37 AM
Heh, I was thinking Christmas tree but couldn't think how the gold rings fitted!
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Post by: Jubal on December 25, 2014, 01:11:10 PM
Maybe "great jewels I wear" would have been a more sensible line...
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Post by: Jubal on April 18, 2016, 07:08:16 PM
New riddles! :) Five different ones here for you folk to have a crack at:

1.
I am unwelcome at your door,
My brothers chase me on the moor.
And yet I am a guest most kind;
For when I leave I brush behind.


2.
I may have but a foolish brain,
And lose it before April's rain,
But I'll warm yours, for it is said,
I'll leap and sit atop your head


3.
I stared from the coins in Pericles' hand,
I who rules by the moon, and all things understand.
My kin gather rarely, but when we do,
We'll sit in a higher house than you.


4.
My name's said when you lift a load,
To carry it along the road,
And though you fear me, run, and hide
You'll rest tonight with me at your side.


5.
You never see me, but if you might,
You'll see my face in black and white.
And if there's something I forget,
I'll just head home, for there I'm set.


Answers:
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Post by: comrade_general on April 18, 2016, 07:39:16 PM
No idea. I suck at riddles.
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Post by: Jubal on April 18, 2016, 07:45:32 PM
I do find I'm better at writing them than solving them!
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Post by: Glaurung on April 19, 2016, 12:12:22 AM
I think I've got 2, 4 and 5 - all puns or other plays on words, if I'm not mistaken. I suspect 1 and 3 are similar, but I haven't got them worked out yet. My answers so far in spoilers:

2.
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4.
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5.
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Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Jubal on April 19, 2016, 12:40:22 AM
Ooh, interesting!

Response also spoilered:
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Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Pentagathus on April 19, 2016, 10:30:35 AM
Jesus! 4 is our lord and saviour no?
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Post by: Jubal on April 19, 2016, 10:41:48 AM
I'm not sure people both run away from Jesus and sleep next to him on a regular basis?
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Post by: Pentagathus on April 19, 2016, 11:48:29 AM
Jesus is with all of us all of the time.
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Glaurung on April 19, 2016, 01:24:20 PM
Next answer:

3.
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Still chewing over 1, 4 and 5, with little effect so far.
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Jubal on April 19, 2016, 04:37:55 PM
Pent: if Jesus is everywhere you can't hide from him.

Glau: That is correct :) Line 1 is kind of a giveaway if you know the fact.
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Post by: Pentagathus on April 19, 2016, 05:28:41 PM
No you can't, but sinners still try.
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Post by: Jubal on April 19, 2016, 06:02:10 PM
Anyway, just to clarify 110%, the answer to number four is NOT "Jesus".
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Post by: Pentagathus on April 19, 2016, 06:10:05 PM
That's what satan would say. Jubal confirmed as devil.
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Post by: Jubal on April 19, 2016, 11:11:16 PM
Yup, you got me. Still not the answer though.
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Glaurung on May 12, 2016, 08:15:24 AM
Another shot in the dark, this time for number 1:
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Post by: Jubal on May 12, 2016, 10:13:33 AM
Correct! :) Just 4 and 5 left...
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Glaurung on May 12, 2016, 01:24:35 PM
After further musing, 5 suddenly became clear:
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I'm detecting something of a theme here...
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Jubal on May 12, 2016, 01:59:47 PM
Indeed! :)
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Post by: Cuddly Khan on July 29, 2016, 01:03:48 AM
I GOT IT!!

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Post by: Glaurung on September 17, 2016, 08:58:06 PM
Bump. Jubal, could you let us know whether Khan got the last one right, please?
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Jubal on September 18, 2016, 12:57:23 PM
He did! Sorry, I'll try writing some new ones soon :)
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Post by: BearKnight on September 25, 2016, 03:24:51 AM
The sun warms me, and the mountains stand against me, I am everywhere but nowhere.
I can be fast, I can be slow, and sometimes I am easier to see than usual.
What am I?
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Jubal on September 25, 2016, 11:03:23 AM
Wind or a breeze is the first thing that comes to mind, though I'm not sure in what circumstances that's easier to see...
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: comrade_general on September 25, 2016, 12:24:41 PM
If it's blowing stuff around it's easier to see.
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: BearKnight on September 29, 2016, 03:51:42 AM
Yeah wind.  O0
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Jubal on September 29, 2016, 08:45:00 AM
OK, here's a new one:

I was born in the morning with no-one to nurse me,
I envied the sun in the heat of the day;
As it grew cooler I got tanned and lazy,
And I've now fallen dead and I'm rotting away.

What am I?
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: BearKnight on September 29, 2016, 09:16:36 AM
Leaves?
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Jubal on September 29, 2016, 10:26:39 AM
Yup :)
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Post by: BearKnight on September 29, 2016, 12:20:35 PM
In solitary halls I wait, sought in acts of fate,
on the brink of lonely minds, on the thoughts of those who wait,
you find me when in life you hesitate, or in the darkness delve,
if you are kind to me I dissipate, if you ignore me I do swell,
many know me through angry words and jealous lovers,
i wear many masks and see through others,
selfish, selfless, I am both,
crippling, relieving, often morose,
I am found when you are lost,
Morbid, sordid, sometimes described as dross.

What am I?
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: comrade_general on September 29, 2016, 12:40:21 PM
Khan.
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Glaurung on November 08, 2016, 01:20:12 PM
In solitary halls I wait, sought in acts of fate, ...
It sounds like some sort of negative emotion, but I'm not sure which one.
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Jubal on November 28, 2016, 11:49:40 PM
Still no idea on this :(
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: BearKnight on November 30, 2016, 09:32:10 AM
Well no harm in guessing...
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Jubal on November 30, 2016, 09:59:27 AM
"Doubt" is my current best guess.
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: BearKnight on November 30, 2016, 10:34:56 AM
Nope, but now that I think about it the subject of the riddle might not be accurately described by it... I can let you keep guessing or you can just ask for the answer  :P
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Pentagathus on November 30, 2016, 12:23:36 PM
I would guess fear, although I am not familiar with the feeling so how would I know?
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: comrade_general on November 30, 2016, 02:51:07 PM
Still think it's Khan even if it isn't.
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Jubal on November 30, 2016, 04:09:18 PM
Loneliness could be another possibility?

I think riddles where the answer is an abstraction often need to be *considerably* more tightly crafted than those where the answer is an actual thing.
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: comrade_general on November 30, 2016, 05:30:39 PM
It's love.
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Jubal on November 30, 2016, 06:34:26 PM
Platypus, definitely platypus.
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Post by: Cuddly Khan on November 30, 2016, 07:34:05 PM
You know, reading that a second time, it could very well be me. ;D
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: comrade_general on November 30, 2016, 08:29:40 PM
Zactly.
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Jubal on November 30, 2016, 08:34:17 PM
Are you a lonely fearful platypus though Khan? If you are, everyone gets to be right :)
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Glaurung on November 30, 2016, 11:53:17 PM
Are you a lonely fearful platypus though Khan?
Does he lay eggs? Does he have a duck-bill? I think we should be told!
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Jubal on December 23, 2016, 11:57:46 PM
Can we get an answer here? :P
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: BearKnight on December 24, 2016, 02:08:20 AM
The answer was
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Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: comrade_general on December 24, 2016, 02:09:56 AM
See it was Khan all along I was right!
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Post by: Cuddly Khan on January 03, 2017, 11:40:09 AM
Congratulations CG!! *throws confetti*
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Jubal on January 17, 2017, 05:37:43 PM
OK, here's a new one :)

Standing tall above the land,
A treasure held within my hand
Encased within a marble wall,
While soldiers at my feet shall fall
But though I hold it up with love,
You'll break and take it from above.
What am I?
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: comrade_general on January 17, 2017, 09:12:52 PM
Khan.
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Glaurung on January 17, 2017, 10:31:45 PM
I'm not sure how tall Khan is, but I doubt he has a treasure in his hand or soldiers falling at his feet. Or maybe he has - who can tell what exotic lives these Tasmongolian warlords lead?

Anyway, my rather more prosaic guess is ...
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Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Jubal on January 17, 2017, 11:30:48 PM
You are correct :) Was probably an easy one.

Another probably easy but fun to write one:

I bite, although I need no food,
Upon a beast that has no blood -
With many arms, that eats the sun;
You'll take its bones when I am done.
I grovel not, despite my name,
Nor for the past your eyes will claim.
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Post by: comrade_general on January 17, 2017, 11:36:59 PM
That was my first thought but Khan sounded better. Hue hue
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Post by: LocalMinimum on January 18, 2017, 12:54:08 AM
Hi all - I registered with this website specifically to answer this riddle because it is eating me up so much. So, well done there, I suppose.

Is it...
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Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: LocalMinimum on January 18, 2017, 12:57:13 AM
Ooh no, hang on, that's not quite right, I think it might actually be...

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Post by: Glaurung on January 18, 2017, 09:31:36 AM
Welcome to Exilian, LocalMinimum! Please feel free to have a look around, and respond to things if you find them interesting - there's lots of stuff here beyond the riddles.

I would offer a variant of your second idea, that I think fits the last two lines better:
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If this is right, then you get the credit - I was completely stumped on this last night.

Also, for CG's benefit, this could very well be Khan: a mighty warrior, defending us against a bloodless sun-eating monster.
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Post by: Jubal on January 18, 2017, 09:49:05 AM
You're both *very* nearly there, but there's a very slightly more specific answer that fits the penultimate line.

Also yes, welcome! :)
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Post by: LocalMinimum on January 18, 2017, 10:47:57 AM
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Post by: Jubal on January 18, 2017, 10:59:31 AM
Correct! :D

Right, someone else post one :P
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Post by: LocalMinimum on January 18, 2017, 11:05:37 AM
Ok ok, I've got a couple :D

I think these range from "really easy" to "easy", though I suppose they're all easy once you know them. Anyway, here you are.

1.
A famous figure favours me:
The author of the Odyssey.
With shape deforming eyes you see
A coffee cup topology.

2.
My namesake made it to the Moon. I didn't get that far
And now my body's on display for kids to view for free
The mass revolt I heralded put Britain where we are
And my inventor's namesake's novel's hero sails the sea.

3.
I am that noble warrior of which Bette Midler sings
You can find me with a golf club, though you'd need to show some flair
The place I come from doesn't have a lot to do with kings
And so my crown (though it exists) is really rather bare.
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Jubal on January 18, 2017, 11:21:17 AM
I think my lack of general knowledge may cause me to struggle on 2 and 3...

Is 1:
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Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: LocalMinimum on January 18, 2017, 11:25:32 AM
No, but you're on the right lines :) Coffee-cup topology might be quite over-specifically mathsy actually - it might help just to google the whole last line.

I'll give some more hints in a bit!
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Post by: Jubal on January 18, 2017, 11:30:43 AM
Ah, OK, yes, I was thinking of what might *actually* have a topology similar to a coffee cup!

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Post by: LocalMinimum on January 18, 2017, 12:00:07 PM
Yes! Now for the other two. *cackles madly*
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Post by: LocalMinimum on January 19, 2017, 12:40:00 AM
Clue - there's something that links 2 and 3. They're both symbols of their country's (very different) Revolutions...
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Post by: Glaurung on January 19, 2017, 08:17:44 AM
Is number 3 ...
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This would fit at least the second half of the riddle, and the hint you gave.

I'm thoroughly stuck on number 2. I think my general knowledge might not be general enough :(
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Post by: LocalMinimum on January 19, 2017, 12:44:12 PM
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Post by: LocalMinimum on January 19, 2017, 12:45:44 PM
Oh hang on, wrong half

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Post by: LocalMinimum on January 19, 2017, 01:32:30 PM
The second one is very specific and I suppose it's impossible if you're not already aware of the name. It's got the inventor in the title, like Beethoven's Symphony.

Another riddle - same object referenced - follows. :)

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Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Glaurung on January 19, 2017, 01:50:12 PM
Ah, well, that makes it much easier :)

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Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: LocalMinimum on January 19, 2017, 01:53:01 PM
Yes! Awesome.
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Post by: Jubal on January 24, 2017, 11:18:12 PM
OK, try this one:

I am oppressed, downtrodden, dead,
But may be high above your head;
I see life with disinterest,
For where I lay is where I'm best.
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Post by: Tusky on November 29, 2018, 09:59:43 PM
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Post by: Jubal on November 29, 2018, 11:01:00 PM
Oh gods, I can't find the answer to this one...

EDIT: Just remembered what I'm 99% sure it is! No, it isn't a coffin - they're never particularly high above your head.
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Post by: Jubal on December 26, 2018, 12:24:29 AM
I've edited the last riddle from "But am raised high" to "But may be high" which I think is a little more accurate. Still no takers?
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Post by: Glaurung on December 27, 2018, 02:57:17 AM
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Post by: Jubal on December 27, 2018, 10:07:29 AM
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Post by: Tusky on December 27, 2018, 11:18:13 AM
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Post by: Jubal on December 27, 2018, 12:46:38 PM
Correct in the second of those guesses :)

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Tusky's turn to post a riddle :)
Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Tusky on December 28, 2018, 08:13:51 AM
Correct in the second of those guesses :)

Yay! Good riddle.

Here's my effort:

I am of the lord
I was there at the slaying
Those that are like me
Could be muted or marching

Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Jubal on December 28, 2018, 12:16:09 PM
Hmm... thoughts so far:

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Post by: Tusky on December 28, 2018, 12:35:41 PM
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Post by: Tusky on December 31, 2018, 10:06:43 AM
I'm worried my riddle is too tricky - so I've tweaked the wording to be a little clearer and come up with an amended version should anyone want...

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Post by: Jubal on December 31, 2018, 04:18:45 PM
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Post by: Tusky on January 02, 2019, 08:59:06 AM
Here's a clue

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Post by: Jubal on January 02, 2019, 10:56:25 AM
In which case my guess is

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I still can't make the last line fit, but it idiom or phrase-wise works for the other three I think?
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Post by: Tusky on January 02, 2019, 10:59:28 AM
Jubal got it!

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Post by: Jubal on January 02, 2019, 06:28:38 PM
Yay! :)

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Here's my next one:

I, a snow of darkling white,
Shall fall beneath a glowing light,
For when his kingdom frost has got,
You'll make me though you want me not
I may be made of mine own name,
So tell me, can you guess the same?
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Post by: Tusky on January 11, 2019, 11:35:02 AM
It's a very nice riddle poetically! I've had a good think but doubt I'm right  ???

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Post by: comrade_general on January 11, 2019, 12:14:45 PM
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Post by: Jubal on January 11, 2019, 12:28:26 PM
Yup, correct (Tusk's second guess and CG's first one) - well done guys.  :)

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Title: Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
Post by: Tusky on January 12, 2019, 06:11:20 PM
Who's up. CG? I did one before jub
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Post by: comrade_general on January 12, 2019, 06:49:44 PM
Not it.
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Post by: Jubal on January 17, 2019, 08:12:59 PM
Looks like you're up again then Tusky :)
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Post by: Tusky on February 08, 2019, 03:06:07 PM
Oops - forgot about this one. I shall get thinking  :tusky:
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Post by: Tusky on February 20, 2019, 10:40:01 AM
I go with the flow.
I break things, you know,
When doing my role.
To save you's my goal.
It may end my life,
and cause you some strife,
but deep down you know
I just went with the flow.
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Post by: Jubal on February 20, 2019, 03:03:47 PM
First guess:
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Post by: Tusky on February 20, 2019, 03:10:50 PM
Nope. Good guess!

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Post by: Jubal on March 08, 2019, 02:18:45 PM
I'm not really sure what does break itself or die in the line of duty, it's a rather tricky one...

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Post by: Tusky on March 08, 2019, 02:32:39 PM
Ah, it's tough to tell when something is too hard. I assume it's obvious since I thought of it!

Here is a clue then

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Post by: Glaurung on March 09, 2019, 12:34:59 AM
A somewhat different guess...
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Post by: Tusky on March 09, 2019, 06:33:18 AM
Nope. Good guess.
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Post by: Glaurung on March 09, 2019, 06:48:55 PM
Hmm. Two more guesses, then:
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Post by: Tusky on March 09, 2019, 07:30:03 PM
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Here are 2 clues if you want to use them

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Post by: Jubal on March 09, 2019, 08:25:08 PM
Oh, it's

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Post by: Tusky on March 09, 2019, 08:33:08 PM
Ding!
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Post by: Jubal on March 09, 2019, 09:46:10 PM
Neat :) It was it being electrical (rather than fluid) flow that was really what I was missing.

OK, here's my next one:

Walls without a fort surround,
Naught within but upturned ground,
If water the defenders keep,
Through dark holes away it seeps,
No roof or shelter can it give,
But those sent there are sent to live.
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Post by: Tusky on March 10, 2019, 11:58:12 AM
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Post by: Jubal on March 10, 2019, 02:27:52 PM
Correct :) Not such a difficult one, but I liked the poem.