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Re: Riddle within the riddles

Post by HStorm » Sat Apr 09, 2011 11:34 am

No takers then? Okay, Pooka, you can have another try then.

I'll give the answer on Monday if no one has it by then.

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Re: Riddle within the riddles

Post by Pooka » Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:37 pm

Uhm, I'm not sure. Totally flummoxed. A wall monster of some sort? No idea.
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Re: Riddle within the riddles

Post by HStorm » Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:51 pm

Okay, I'll give you a bigger clue, in the form of a question; -

When you say, "Bat, 11, Christmas, Bull, Silver. Ah, that well known character, BECBS" why do you assume the answers to the riddles have anything to do with it? (For that matter, why would I include the clues in the answers to questions that are that easy to solve?)

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Re: Riddle within the riddles

Post by Mystara » Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:05 pm

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Re: Riddle within the riddles

Post by Mystara » Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:08 pm

I'm 80% sure of my answer.

I wrote it before your clue, but spent those valuable 13 minutes trying to make myself 100% certain. Unfortunately I haven't succeeded. But your clue verifies my approach.
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Re: Riddle within the riddles

Post by HStorm » Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:52 pm

Correct!

The answers to the riddles were a red herring of sorts - the clues were in the riddles themselves, not in the answers, which is why I said you didn't need to answer the final one. (It's also why I said, "After all five riddles, you should be able to guess the character", instead of, "After all five answers..." etc.)

The common theme in the questions is that they all have a number in them; -

The first riddle included the number 6. The sixth letter of the alphabet is F.
The second riddle included the number 15. The fifteenth letter of the alphabet is O.
The third riddle included the number 12. The twelfth letter of the alphabet is L.
The fourth riddle included the number 50. The Roman numeral for 50 is also L.
The final riddle included the number 25. The twenty-fifth letter of the alphabet is Y.

Simples!

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Re: Riddle within the riddles

Post by Mystara » Sun Apr 10, 2011 7:06 am

Ah, it was the second 'L' that I couldn't get. I couldn't see how there was a 50th letter of the alphabet, and performing modulo arithmetic gave me the letter 'X'.
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Re: Riddle within the riddles

Post by HStorm » Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:16 am

Mm, I decided to put a Roman numeral in just to make it more confusing. I'm made of cruel sometimes. >:-]

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Another riddle within the riddles

Post by HStorm » Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:44 pm

Okay, I've thought up another batch of riddles, and again the aim is to figure out which KM character I'm thinking of. This time there are eight riddles, but to save time, I'm going to give them all at once.


1. Name me the magic
Never cast by its users.
The team got its name wrong
The monk made them the losers.

2. Name me the spell
That defeated McGrew.
He did a wild jig,
To let a dungeoneer through.

3. A tool of Fidjit's or
To break frozen ground
Or to make a choice
What word have I found?

4. Oakley's coat is made of these,
Their name precedes mold.
Green they grow on branches,
Then brown in times cold.

5. A white-clad dungeon maid,
A child in all but name.
Foolish and shallow,
But pretty all the same.

6. He charmed the ladies,
He sang news as a song.
A long-haired troubadour,
To what nation did he belong?

7. The fare for his services
Is silver and gold.
He ferries travellers
Across Dunswater cold.

8. Level 3 its location.
Aesandre its Queen.
Cold is its climate.
What place do I mean?



Once all eight riddles are solved, study the answers, and see if you can spot the clues to the hidden character's identity.

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Re: Riddle within the riddles

Post by Canadanne » Tue Apr 12, 2011 8:34 pm

shoVEL DAnce
PICK LEaf
gretEL ITAly
boatmAN WINteria

My guess would be Arawn?

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Re: Riddle within the riddles

Post by HStorm » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:21 am

Brilliant! Well done!

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