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  1. Rivvy Elf's Avatar
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    Nope, not Maeglin, son of Eol. Maeglin also is not of the race of men. His brother-in-law also is not Arvedui, the last king of Arthedain

    Maeglin convinced Turgon not to sally his forces and defend behind the walls of Gondolin. Though he did fight in the Nirnaeth, not serving as regent in case King Turgon died, he survived.

    Here's another hint: Somebody in Lord of the Rings has the same name as the riddle's answer (but different fathers).
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    Faramir, son of Ondoher
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    Yup, good job Rainelle. The floor is yours.

    The Wainriders and the Haradrim invaded from east and south. Ondoher, King of Gondor, had 3 children, 2 male, 1 female, who was married to the King of Arthedain, Arvedui. Ondoher's youngest son, Faramir, as per duty and custom, was supposed to remain in Minas Tirith should things go badly for Ondoher and the heir on military assignment. This was how the rulers of Gondor could maintain the line of kings (specifically the line of Anarion). Faramir was officially now second in line for the throne.

    Things indeed went badly as Ondoher and his heir got "Pelennor Fielded" by the Wainriders (failure to setup a battle line as the Wainriders arrived far sooner and far nearer than expected), dying immediately. By mid-battle, it was discovered that Faramir's dead body was disguised among those of the Eotheod, allies of Gondor and ancestors of the rohirrim. The leader of the Eotheod was the one who discovered Faramir's dead body.

    Faramir had no children, therefore his line ended. In fact, almost all of Anarion's remaining male descendants died that in that catastrophic battle. This led to the King of the Arthedain, Arvedui, Faramir's brother-in-law to try and claim the throne of Gondor (and Arnor too), which would never had happened had Faramir stayed in Minas Tirith. Arvedui was not given the Throne of Gondor due to politics, and the throne was given to the one remaining descendant of Anarion, Earnil II. His son, Earnur, had no heirs when Earnur was tricked into a duel with the Witch-King.

    A relatively little known battle, that was a major catalyst to the fall of the line of Anarion and Gondorian kings, until the ascension of King Elessar, descendant of Arvedui and Isildur.

    Arvedui died on one of Cirdan's the shipwright elven ships, when the ship was destroyed at sea. This event would have shocked many elves at the time.

    In the Lord of the Rings, as you probably know, there's some guy named Faramir, son of Denethor, who ironically married another second-in-line person who hid themselves among the cavalry (but survived), named Eowyn. I wonder if Tolkien did this on purpose or by coincidence.
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    #204
    Knowing him, he probably did it on purpose lol. Gimme a bit to think up a new riddle!
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    Arvedui, hidden by the Snowmen of Forochel as he fled from the might of Angmar... of course. How could I have forgotten? I was looking right there, I thought the answer was Ondoher, didn't realize it may have been his son... and with all the hints you've given us... this is embarrassing.

    Excellent riddle, Rivvy! I'm delighted to see what beautiful riddles people have made up lately, and what creative answers have been found to meet the challenge.

    Congratulations and well done, Rain, for solving this riddle!
    Last edited by Nolewen; 20/Oct/2016 at 05:22 PM.
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    Congratulations milkshake! ♤♡♧◇
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    Yikes guys, I'm sorry, I totally forgot to think up a riddle for this. Sorry for the delay!

    "Friend" to an Ainur, devourer of light.
    Many of my descendants still inhabit of Middle Earth, bothering all they meet.
    I was around in the First Age, but eventually my endless hunger destroyed me.
    Who am I?
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    I assume the answer is Ungoliant, monstrous "friend" of an Ainur (Melkor), who devoured the light of the Two Trees, Telperion and Laurelin. Her descendants included the evil giant spiders that disturbed so many people throughout the years, such as Shilob and the great spiders of Mirkwood who still inhabited Middle-earth in the Third Age, bothering all they meet (like Bilbo and the Dwarves, and Sam and Frodo). Some say that in her endless hunger she ate herself at last.
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    Darn, that was fast! I was hoping the 'ainur' instead of 'melkor' would throw people off lol. Goods job though!
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    Thank you, Rain!

    Next riddle:

    I thought eyes were better
    And did not believe in bad news;
    I shouted at the people saying the latter
    And spear and bow were at my use.
    Called a sneakthief, I was cursed
    After a threat of name and number;
    The deserter I had pursued
    And was shot just shortly after.

    Who am I (my name isn't mentioned in the book!)?
    Elmehtar, Sperewigend

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    Saeros of Doriath
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    I'm afraid that's an incorrect answer, Aran.
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    'Hinder me? Thou fool. No living man may hinder me!'

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    Is it the larger, soldier Orc (unnamed) whom Frodo and Sam overhear squabbling with a tracker Orc (also unnamed), during a chapter of Return of the King, called 'The Land of Shadow' ?

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    It must be the killer bunny
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    Rivvy's right!

    No, just joking.

    Cassie, that is indeed the correct answer! Please go ahead and post the next riddle!


    I thought eyes were better
    "I reckon eyes are better than your snotty noses"
    And did not believe in bad news;
    "Who says there's bad news?... That's cursed rebel-talk..."
    I shouted at the people saying the latter
    "shouted the soldier [at the tracker saying there's bad news from the battles]"
    And spear and bow were at my use.
    "The other was a big fighting-orc... He also had a bow at his back and carried a short broad-headed spear."
    Called a sneakthief, I was cursed
    "You cursed peaching sneakthief!"
    After a threat of name and number;
    "I'll give your name and number to the Nazgûl..."
    The deserter I had pursued
    "The big orc, spear in hand, leapt after him [the deserter - the tracker running away from the army]"
    And was shot just shortly after.
    "But the tracker... put an arrow in his [the big orc] eye as he run up, and he fell with a crash."

    Who am I (my name isn't mentioned in the book!)?
    "the larger, soldier Orc (unnamed) whom Frodo and Sam overhear squabbling with a tracker Orc (also unnamed), during a chapter of Return of the King, called 'The Land of Shadow'' (Quoted from Cassie's post above; the rest of the quotes are from The Return of the King, The Land of Shadow)
    Elmehtar, Sperewigend

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    When you stated his 'name' was not in the book, it suggested to me that your answer was not a well known hero, Nolewen. And the use of the term 'sneakthief' sounded very Orcish to me, for it could not be the other likely culprit of such language : one named Gollum/Smeagol.

    So I set to re-reading Orc chapters in ROTK. Always a delight ! I am impressed by the efforts you employed to find such an anonymous identity for your riddle.

    But here is another attempt by me;

    Gleaming waterfall of gold
    Dwelling long in caverns cold
    Love I found was took by grief
    Stolen and held far beneath
    Withered heart brought hero home
    Forced me to chose one alone
    Fire took the past from me
    Darkness promised pain to be
    He that fell to lies and left
    Returned to find me removed of breath ..

    Who am I ?

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  20. Ercassie's Avatar
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    Sorry but no.

  21. Rivvy Elf's Avatar
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    Gorlim gorlim, sold out Turin when promised gorlim's wife back in return

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    Gorlim gorlim, sold out Turin when promised gorlim's wife back in return
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    Nope.

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    Wrong again. The answer is from the First Age though so you are all on the right track.
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    Gwindor of Nargothrond
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    Getting closer now, Aran. Gwindor is actually referred to in part of my little rhyme

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    Finduilas
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    There is more than one Finduilas. Can you clarify which one you mean ?

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    Finduilas, the daughter of Orodreth of Nargothrond.
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    That is the correct Finduilas. Congratulations !

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    But of course... Thanks Cassie

    I shall be back in 3 days to post the next riddle...

    Until then, please read up A LOT ON THE HISTORY OF GONDOLIN AND ALL OF ITS' INHABITANTS!
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    I fell but I rose,
    I knew but I went,
    I lost and I won,
    In the end for naught.

    Who am I?
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    Is it Glorfindel ?

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    Nay! Not Glorfindel
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    Hint please, e.g., is this a bad guy or a good guy?

    Love is a big word like ocean, mountain, sky...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Drifa View Post
    Hint please, e.g., is this a bad guy or a good guy?
    Happy new year Drifa! This person was both good and bad! Hope that helps!
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    Happy New Year to you too, Aranadhel!

    Nice hint! I guess I will guess Maeglin?
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  38. Aranadhel's Avatar
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    Drifa - Nope... but the person is male *hint*
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    Hm, not the son, how about the father, Eöl?

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    Drifa - Now that would be too easy eh? Lol... not the correct answer as well my friend
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