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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #180 on: March 09, 2019, 08:33:08 PM »
Ding!
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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #181 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.
The duke, the wanderer, the philosopher, the mariner, the warrior, the strategist, the storyteller, the wizard, the wayfarer...

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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #182 on: March 10, 2019, 11:58:12 AM »
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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #183 on: March 10, 2019, 02:27:52 PM »
Correct :) Not such a difficult one, but I liked the poem.
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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #184 on: March 22, 2019, 01:08:13 PM »
Hold my arms around you.
You'll barely feel me there.
It's now clear, behold the day.
But come the night,
I must be away.
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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #185 on: March 27, 2019, 02:27:27 PM »
Slightly bemused guess:
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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #186 on: March 27, 2019, 02:34:35 PM »
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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #187 on: March 27, 2019, 02:53:17 PM »
A guess of mine:
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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #188 on: March 27, 2019, 03:05:17 PM »
Yep. Spot on

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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #189 on: March 27, 2019, 04:38:38 PM »
Not sure if this is obvious or not, but here's another anyway:

Magpie's cousin
Found a tavern,
Found a door of heavy wood,
Then that cousin,
Cracked him open,
Tore his nails out where they stood.
Didn't need to sleep thereafter:
Cold as knives, no breath or laughter.
Tell me, friend, upon my oath,
What names pub and cousin both?
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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #190 on: April 10, 2019, 01:19:58 PM »
It seems not obvious, alas.

A clarification question, if I may: does "What names pub and cousin both?" mean that the same word is used for both things?

And then the only guess I've been able to come up with so far:
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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #191 on: April 10, 2019, 01:31:41 PM »
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Does "What names pub and cousin both?" mean that the same word is used for both things?
No.

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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #192 on: April 18, 2019, 11:19:09 AM »
Ooh the poem sounds nicely dark and sinister, but is it referring to an
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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #193 on: April 18, 2019, 01:02:22 PM »
It is! Well, not sure about innocent, but that's the right answer regardless :)

Right, your turn to do a riddle :P
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Re: Riddles in the Dark of Exilian
« Reply #194 on: April 19, 2019, 05:06:28 PM »
Ok, no idea how obtuse or obvious this is, but here goes^^

I may be refined, I may be impolite.
My mere existence causes men to fight.
I am of ancient beasts long past.
You are frightened that I may not last.
I can take you far and wide.
From the heat I bring, you can never hide.