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Riddle within the riddles

Post by HStorm » Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:33 pm

Here's a new(ish) game, kind of similar to the Twenty Questions thread, but slightly different.

As usual, I'm thinking of a Knightmare character, and I want to see if people can guess which one it is, only I ask the questions. I have five riddles, and I will ask one at a time. As soon as someone gets the right answer, I will ask the next one. After all five riddles, you should be able to guess the character.

Anyone up for this? Here (to quote a familiar line) is my first; -

It isn't a dice,
It sees without sight,
It can score a 6,
And flies through the night.
What is it?

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Re: Riddle within the riddles

Post by Canadanne » Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:57 pm

A bat?

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Re: Riddle within the riddles

Post by HStorm » Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:08 pm

Correct. (I might have said, "Truth accepted" but that would've been sooooooooo cheesy.)

Here's the second...

Running the great race,
15 miles have I done.
Tell me how many
Miles still to run.

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Post by Pooka » Sun Apr 03, 2011 10:26 pm

26 minus 15...

Eleven?
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Re: Riddle within the riddles

Post by HStorm » Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:36 am

Correct.

Preceded by the first woman,
A new year at halfway.
12 days to its number,
What occasion, pray?

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Re: Riddle within the riddles

Post by Pooka » Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:20 pm

Christmas!
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Re: Riddle within the riddles

Post by Fidjit » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:39 pm

Wow, we really are running out of things to do on this forum lol ;D

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Re: Riddle within the riddles

Post by Canadanne » Mon Apr 04, 2011 3:08 pm

Remember, team - with three correct you may command him!!

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Re: Riddle within the riddles

Post by Fidjit » Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:23 pm

Don't tempt me lol ;D I'm popping off now to do some history of this zone

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Re: Riddle within the riddles

Post by HStorm » Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:52 pm

Correct again, here's the penultimate riddle.

Follow the dart,
To the bovine ring.
Hit dead centre,
50 points will bring.

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Re: Riddle within the riddles

Post by Pooka » Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:33 am

It's a bullseye! And here's your host... Jim Bowen!
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Re: Riddle within the riddles

Post by HStorm » Tue Apr 05, 2011 4:36 pm

Errrrrrmmmm... well okay I'll give you that. The correct answer is actually, "the Bull" but I'd be quibbling like a KMQI questionmaster if I said no. (Just for the record though, the centre of a dartboard is called the bull; a bullseye is the centre of a pistol-shoot target.)

Okay, here's the final riddle;-

Quick as mercury,
Yet 25 years on.
Lethal to a wolf,
It's the squire's icon.


From this point, you should be able to guess who the hidden character is; you don't actually need to get this riddle right.

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Re: Riddle within the riddles

Post by Pooka » Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:32 am

Bat, 11, Christmas, Bull, Silver.

Ah, that well known character, BECBS.

Personally, I think it's Merlin. I'm not sure how all the clues fit, but they all ring vague bells (apart from Christmas, which is the one slapping me in the face shouting "Merlin" over and over again).
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Re: Riddle within the riddles

Post by HStorm » Wed Apr 06, 2011 5:08 pm

You are correct that the final answer is silver. You are wrong that the hidden character is Merlin.

As I said before, you didn't need to get the final answer - that should serve as a clue as to what you need to be focusing on. At the moment, you're thinking on quite the wrong lines.

Anyone else want to offer an answer? It's only fair someone else gets a turn before Pooka has another go.

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Re: Riddle within the riddles

Post by HStorm » Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:21 pm

Just as a subtle hint about what to focus on, remember that I said, "After all five riddles, you should be able to guess the character."

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