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post Aug 27 2005, 06:10 AM
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We in the building thread have decided that for some hidden elements of the library, the password will be in the form of a riddle. Now I thought this would be a good way to get new riddles and have some fun too. biggrin.gif My first five; see if you can figure them out and tell me if they are too easy.

Blade without pommel, hilt, or edge.
Warriors trample,
Alchemists prize.
Enormous in number, not size.

Has legs but does not walk,
has a back without a spine.
sometimes wood, sometimes stone,
often arranged in a line.

It burns without fire,
lights without heat.
Ever rising, ever lowering,
the perfect lamp ever designed.

Weapons like daggers,
armor like mail.
Your death is its breath,
but on a beach it will die.

lowers mountains, widens streams, destroys towns.
no wall can stop it, no man can dodge it.
It waits on no one, but slows for those expectant.

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post Aug 27 2005, 01:13 PM
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I've worked out number four. But I must say, last time that it was presented to a group of people, no-one managed to work out what it was, so it must be hard.

I have a contribution:

From the beginning of eternity,
To the end of time and space,
To the beginning of every end,
And the end of every place...

I think it may be a little too easy though.


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post Aug 27 2005, 02:37 PM
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Ok, I guess I'll add the ones I was working on a few days ago. By the way, I made these, so don't think you'll get the answers so soon.

His beauty shines bright,
and then it darkens.
A line divides him,
but shows history.

Smart you must be,
to kill with me.
Thoughtful you must be,
to wield my power.

The tiles of the floor make a picture of a bear.
An Imperial hidden among letters and words. Follow closely.
First the fourth and fifth, then the thirty-fourth, then the thirty-fifth, followed by the thirty-seventh.

Inside of us it lives.
A wepon, even a sealent for the re-living.
It can help or hurt your beautiful life.
The masters can find infanite life.

Dancing over the melting base,
I hurt those who would dare dance with me.

You lose, I gain.
You drop, I bring you up.
You die, you live.
I am the cause of these and more,
What am I?



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post Aug 27 2005, 03:35 PM
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I hope I don't sound stupid but I can't figure any of those out, but I just thought of one if one of you wanted it,


We work all day, with nothing to say,
We never do trouble or our work will double,
With beastly powers we work for hours,
Mining, Farming, Attending,
We are the silent servers of the world,
But we are paid by none but our own hopes and dreams,
Who are we?


Maybe a beginning of an easy riddle, you guys could mess with it, I'm going to see if I can figure some of yours out....

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post Aug 27 2005, 03:43 PM
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QUOTE(stargate525 @ Aug 27 2005, 02:10 AM)
We in the building thread have decided that for some hidden elements of the library, the password will be in the form of a riddle. Now I thought this would be a good way to get new riddles and have some fun too.  biggrin.gif My first five; see if you can figure them out and tell me if they are too easy.

Blade without pommel, hilt, or edge.
Warriors trample,
Alchemists prize.
Enormous in number, not size.

Has legs but does not walk,
has a back without a spine.
sometimes wood, sometimes stone,
often arranged in a line.

It burns without fire,
lights without heat.
Ever rising, ever lowering,
the perfect lamp ever designed.

Weapons like daggers,
armor like mail.
Your death is its breath,
but on a beach it will die.

lowers mountains, widens streams, destroys towns.
no wall can stop it, no man can dodge it.
It waits on no one, but slows for those expectant.

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please feel free to contribute.
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1. Magical Scrolls or Staves..

2. Chairs

3. This one is hard, I would guess hope...

4. Dreugh , but you should change it to "but on a beach brings it's death" as it would rhyme and sound better, or at least have it end with death

5. Rain



QUOTE(Red @ Aug 27 2005, 10:37 AM)
Ok, I guess I'll add the ones I was working on a few days ago. By the way, I made these, so don't think you'll get the answers so soon.

His beauty shines bright,
and then it darkens.
A line divides him,
but shows history.

Smart you must be,
to kill with me.
Thoughtful you must be,
to wield my power.

The tiles of the floor make a picture of a bear.
An Imperial hidden among letters and words. Follow closely.
First the fourth and fifth, then the thirty-fourth, then the thirty-fifth, followed by the thirty-seventh.

Inside of us it lives.
A wepon, even a sealent for the re-living.
It can help or hurt your beautiful life.
The masters can find infanite life.

Dancing over the melting base,
I hurt those who would dare dance with me.

You lose, I gain.
You drop, I bring you up.
You die, you live.
I am the cause of these and more,
What am I?
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These are extremely hard but I have two possible answers,

4. Love
5. Fire


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post Aug 27 2005, 04:54 PM
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QUOTE(Wurlon @ Aug 27 2005, 11:43 AM)
1. Magical Scrolls or Staves..

2.  Chairs

3. This one is hard, I would guess hope...

4. Dreugh , but you should change it to "but on a beach brings it's death" as it would rhyme and sound better, or at least have it end with death

5. Rain

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vaanic~one's is the letter E, I think.



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post Aug 27 2005, 05:45 PM
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QUOTE(stargate525 @ Aug 27 2005, 06:10 AM)
We in the building thread have decided that for some hidden elements of the library, the password will be in the form of a riddle. Now I thought this would be a good way to get new riddles and have some fun too.  biggrin.gif My first five; see if you can figure them out and tell me if they are too easy.

Blade without pommel, hilt, or edge.
Warriors trample,
Alchemists prize.
Enormous in number, not size.

Has legs but does not walk,
has a back without a spine.
sometimes wood, sometimes stone,
often arranged in a line.

It burns without fire,
lights without heat.
Ever rising, ever lowering,
the perfect lamp ever designed.

Weapons like daggers,
armor like mail.
Your death is its breath,
but on a beach it will die.

lowers mountains, widens streams, destroys towns.
no wall can stop it, no man can dodge it.
It waits on no one, but slows for those expectant.

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I think four is slaughter fish and 5 is time.


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post Aug 27 2005, 06:57 PM
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QUOTE(Red @ Aug 27 2005, 01:45 PM)
I think four is slaughter fish and 5 is time.
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and you woud be right. so, anyone have ideas on one and three?


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post Aug 27 2005, 11:43 PM
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QUOTE(stargate525 @ Aug 27 2005, 02:57 PM)
and you woud be right. so, anyone have ideas on one and three?
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Ohh OHh!! 3. is the moon!


Edit: Maybe #1 is words? Intelligence?

Edit2: Vaanic that's a very clever one, I wouldn't have thought of that goodjob.gif blink.gif



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and at the end of every class ,
triple the power of it in sadness ,
you shall find me.

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post Aug 28 2005, 03:11 AM
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QUOTE(Wurlon @ Aug 27 2005, 07:43 PM)
Ohh OHh!! 3. is the moon!
Edit: Maybe #1 is words? Intelligence?

Edit2: Vaanic that's a very clever one, I wouldn't have thought of that goodjob.gif  blink.gif
At the beginning of every start,
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again wurlon, very close, but no for number 3.

1. nobody has gotten this? I thought it was the easiest one.

the letter 'S' for yours. It's very well done though.


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post Aug 28 2005, 09:52 PM
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QUOTE(stargate525 @ Aug 27 2005, 11:11 PM)
again wurlon, very close, but no for number 3.

1. nobody has gotten this? I thought it was the easiest one.

the letter 'S' for yours. It's very well done though.
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This is too friggin' hard,
1. Grass
3. Nightvision, Flashlight, Reflections, Water, Stars, Sun, Glowsticks, Fireflys,


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post Aug 29 2005, 04:04 AM
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QUOTE(Wurlon @ Aug 28 2005, 05:52 PM)
This is too friggin' hard,
1. Grass
3. Nightvision, Flashlight, Reflections, Water, Stars, Sun, Glowsticks, Fireflys,
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got number one, and the answer for 3 is in the list.


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QUOTE(stargate525 @ Aug 29 2005, 12:04 AM)
got number one, and the answer for 3 is in the list.
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3. It's the sun but that does heat and burn, so I would say fireflys too... so confused...

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post Aug 29 2005, 06:39 PM
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QUOTE(Wurlon @ Aug 29 2005, 07:00 AM)
3. It's the sun but that does heat and burn, so I would say fireflys too... so confused...
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yes it is the sun. ALthough I might just reword the third line to make it fireflies, I like that answer better.

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QUOTE(stargate525 @ Aug 29 2005, 02:39 PM)
yes it is the sun. ALthough I might just reword the third line to make it fireflies, I like that answer better.
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Well the confusing part is the sun DOES burn so everyone would rule fire and the sun out, or at least that's my view...


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It burns without fire,
lights without heat.


that rules out the sun, as it does burn and it is lights with heat, or ar you suggesting that the increase in heat during the day is caused by timed outburst of molecular movement.


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My Contribution:

Green-eye had a problem, he had two irregular shaped containers, one would fill five gallons, and the other three. The problem was, he needed four gallons. Because the two containers are irregular, he cannot simply pour out any particular measurement, so how will Green-Eye get 4 gallons?

The answer: Pour three gallons into the three gallon container, then pour that three into the five gallon container so that it has three gallons. Refill the Three gallon container and pour it into the five gallon container until it's full, this will give you one gallon in the three gallon container. Pout the five gallon container out, then pour in the one gallon from the three gallon container, refill it and pour in the remaining three gallons so that you have four gallons.


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QUOTE(Megil Tel-Zeke @ Aug 29 2005, 10:59 PM)
that rules out the sun, as it does burn and it is lights with heat, or ar you suggesting that the increase in heat during the day is caused by timed outburst of molecular movement.
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while the sun does make heat, I was thinking sunburn, a burn without fire, and the sunlight, which does not produce heat like other forms of illumination. Just my thoughts when I was making the riddle.

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QUOTE(DoomedOne @ Aug 29 2005, 11:22 PM)
My Contribution:

Green-eye had a problem, he had two irregular shaped containers, one would fill five gallons, and the other three.  The problem was, he needed four gallons.  Because the two containers are irregular, he cannot simply pour out any particular measurement, so how will Green-Eye get 4 gallons?

The answer: Pour three gallons into the three gallon container, then pour that three into the five gallon container so that it has three gallons.  Refill the Three gallon container and pour it into the five gallon container until it's full, this will give you one gallon in the three gallon container.  Pout the five gallon container out, then pour in the one gallon from the three gallon container, refill it and pour in the remaining three gallons so that you have four gallons.
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Why did you give us the answer? It doesn't matter anyway, as those are very easy unless your skilled and make it tricky :evil:


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QUOTE(stargate525 @ Aug 27 2005, 06:10 AM)
We in the building thread have decided that for some hidden elements of the library, the password will be in the form of a riddle. Now I thought this would be a good way to get new riddles and have some fun too.  biggrin.gif My first five; see if you can figure them out and tell me if they are too easy.

Blade without pommel, hilt, or edge.
Warriors trample,
Alchemists prize.
Enormous in number, not size.

Has legs but does not walk,
has a back without a spine.
sometimes wood, sometimes stone,
often arranged in a line.

It burns without fire,
lights without heat.
Ever rising, ever lowering,
the perfect lamp ever designed.

Weapons like daggers,
armor like mail.
Your death is its breath,
but on a beach it will die.

lowers mountains, widens streams, destroys towns.
no wall can stop it, no man can dodge it.
It waits on no one, but slows for those expectant.

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1. Imperial (troops)?
2. A stool?
3. The Sun?
4. A fish
5. Time

I got the last two because they sound oddily familier... Do I sense a hint of Tolkien? Of course, I could be completely wrong... And it could be written by a different author. biggrin.gif



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