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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #120 on: December 24, 2016, 02:08:20 AM »
The answer was
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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #121 on: December 24, 2016, 02:09:56 AM »
See it was Khan all along I was right!
I'd be more apathetic if I weren't so lethargic.

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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #122 on: January 03, 2017, 11:40:09 AM »
Congratulations CG!! *throws confetti*
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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #123 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?
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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #124 on: January 17, 2017, 09:12:52 PM »
Khan.
I'd be more apathetic if I weren't so lethargic.

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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #125 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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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #126 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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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #127 on: January 17, 2017, 11:36:59 PM »
That was my first thought but Khan sounded better. Hue hue
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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #128 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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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #129 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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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #130 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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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #131 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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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #132 on: January 18, 2017, 10:47:57 AM »
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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #133 on: January 18, 2017, 10:59:31 AM »
Correct! :D

Right, someone else post one :P
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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #134 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.