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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #60 on: August 29, 2014, 12:17:28 PM »
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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #61 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.
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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #62 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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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #63 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.

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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #64 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!)
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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #65 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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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #66 on: December 23, 2014, 10:55:06 AM »
I'd be more apathetic if I weren't so lethargic.

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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #67 on: December 25, 2014, 02:24:48 AM »
A further clue - today is the right day to answer this one!
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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #68 on: December 25, 2014, 02:29:06 AM »
Christmas tree!
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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #69 on: December 25, 2014, 02:32:27 AM »
Correct! :) Hopefully it makes reasonable sense once you know the answer?

Also this:
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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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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #70 on: December 25, 2014, 02:42:21 AM »
I don't get the gold rings.
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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #71 on: December 25, 2014, 02:52:58 AM »
Tinsel. I admit that might have been too confusing.
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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #72 on: December 25, 2014, 03:03:38 AM »
I think of tinsel as long wavy things.
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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #73 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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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #74 on: December 25, 2014, 01:11:10 PM »
Maybe "great jewels I wear" would have been a more sensible line...
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