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**Founders Day: Bilbo's Brainteasers!

dernwyn
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Apr 26 2016, 10:50am

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**Founders Day: Bilbo's Brainteasers! Can't Post

Welcome to a Founders Day Game - a revisit to Bilbo's Brainteasers!

For a long time, Altaira (and Bilbo) would post weekly Brainteasers, to test your knowledge of all things Middle-earth. Some were challenging - but all were great fun!

On occasion I'd fill in when they were off travelling. This puzzle was in honor of one of her trips to New Zealand. Smile

Let's see how well you know your Middle-earth places. You'll need to figure out what each is, from the riddle provided. For clues, three letters are already given. See if you can do this closed-book!

1. Beware when you cross; this mountain is cruel!
_ _ R _ _ H _ A _

2. In the midst of its bridge, was left a green jewel.
M _ _ H _ _ T _ _ _

3. Lillies afloat, it winds through the Old Forest.
_ _ _ _ Y _ _ N _ _ E

4. For singing and stories, or simply more rest!
_ I _ _ N _ _ L _

5. Darkness and stillness, you dare make no sound...
_ _ _ Z _ D - D _ _

6. In a long-forgot hallow, a white tree was found!
M _ _ _ O _ L _ _ _

7. Listen: do you hear a fair maiden sing?
_ _ M _ O _ E _

8. A throne and a sceptre, the signs of the King.
A _ _ _ M _ _ A _

9. Bright sky shines above, yet but stars will you see...
_ _ R _ _ R _ _ R _

10. "All's well as ends Better", near the new mallorn tree!
" _ _ A _ _ E _ '____ _ N _ "


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"


Bracegirdle
Valinor


Apr 26 2016, 11:16am

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Oh, fun - thanks dernwyn [In reply to] Can't Post

#2 I fudged & looked up the spelling (only)
#6 Took some extra thought
Still thinking on those last two... Grrr...

1. Beware when you cross; this mountain is cruel!
_ _ R _ _ H _ A _ **CARADHRAS

2. In the midst of its bridge, was left a green jewel.
M _ _ H _ _ T _ _ _ **MITHEITHEL

3. Lillies afloat, it winds through the Old Forest.
_ _ _ _ Y _ _ N _ _ E **WITHYWINDEL

4. For singing and stories, or simply more rest!
_ I _ _ N _ _ L _ **RIVENDELL

5. Darkness and stillness, you dare make no sound...
_ _ _ Z _ D - D _ _ **KHAZAD-DUM

6. In a long-forgot hallow, a white tree was found!
M _ _ _ O _ L _ _ _ **MINDOLLUIN

7. Listen: do you hear a fair maiden sing?
_ _ M _ O _ E _ **NIMRODEL

8. A throne and a sceptre, the signs of the King.
A _ _ _ M _ _ A _ **ANNUMINAS

9. Bright sky shines above, yet but stars will you see...
_ _ R _ _ R _ _ R _ **

10. "All's well as ends Better", near the new mallorn tree!
" _ A _ _ E _ '____ _ N _ "

"I never said most of the things I said."
- Yogi & Me




Bracegirdle
Valinor


Apr 26 2016, 11:46am

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9. Bright sky shines above, yet but stars will you see...
_ _ R _ _ R _ _ R _ **I’M THINKING OF THE DEEP CREVASE AT THE S. END OF THE PATHS OF THE DEAD. . .

Then it hit me... Unsure

MIRRORMERE Smile

Edited to say "YAY!"
10. "All's well as ends Better", near the new mallorn tree!
"_ _ A _ _ E _ '_ _ N _ " **SHARKY’S END

"I never said most of the things I said."
- Yogi & Me




(This post was edited by Bracegirdle on Apr 26 2016, 11:52am)


Gianna
Rohan


Apr 26 2016, 1:55pm

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Great fun indeed! [In reply to] Can't Post

1. Caradhras
2. Mitheithel
3. Withywindle
4. Rivendell
5. Khazad-dum
6. Mindolluin
7. Nimrodel
8. Annuminas
9. Mirrormere
10. Sharkey's End

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Smaug the iron
Gondor


Apr 26 2016, 3:25pm

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Mine [In reply to] Can't Post

4. For singing and stories, or simply more rest!
Rivendell

5. Darkness and stillness, you dare make no sound...
Khazad-dum

Turns out that I don't know Middle-Earth that well, or at least not as much as I was expecting.


(This post was edited by Smaug the iron on Apr 26 2016, 3:27pm)


BlackFox
Half-elven


Apr 26 2016, 7:50pm

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I think I got them all [In reply to] Can't Post

1. Caradhras
2. Mitheithel
3. Withywindle
4. Rivendell
5. Khazad-dum
6. Mindolluin
7. Nimrodel
8. Annuminas
9. Mirrormere
10. "Sharkey's End"

This was fun. Thanks, dernwyn! Smile



dernwyn
Forum Admin / Moderator


Apr 27 2016, 2:14am

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Have you read LotR [In reply to] Can't Post

very many times, yet? If only once, then take heart, it's hard to remember all the place-names!

If you take a look at the others' responses, you'll probably start to remember them. (And notice that even the esteemed Bracegirdle couldn't recall them all at first!)


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"I desired dragons with a profound desire"


Silverlode
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Apr 27 2016, 4:20am

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Fun! I think I know these... [In reply to] Can't Post

1. Beware when you cross; this mountain is cruel!
CARADHRAS

2. In the midst of its bridge, was left a green jewel.
MITHEITHEL

3. Lillies afloat, it winds through the Old Forest.
WITHYWINDLE

4. For singing and stories, or simply more rest!
RIVENDELL

5. Darkness and stillness, you dare make no sound...
KHAZAD-DUM

6. In a long-forgot hallow, a white tree was found!
MINDOLLUIN

7. Listen: do you hear a fair maiden sing?
NIMRODEL

8. A throne and a sceptre, the signs of the King.
ANNUMINAS

9. Bright sky shines above, yet but stars will you see...
MIRRORMERE

10. "All's well as ends Better", near the new mallorn tree!
"SHARKEY'S END"


Silverlode

Roads go ever ever on
Under cloud and under star
Yet feet that wandering have gone
Turn at last to home afar.
Eyes that fire and sword have seen
And horror in the halls of stone
Look at last on meadows green
And trees and hills they long have known.




N.E. Brigand
Half-elven


Apr 27 2016, 5:12am

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Spider Web Castle. [In reply to] Can't Post

Or, what does Cirith Ungol have to do with Macbeth?

1. Caradhras
2. Mitheithel
3. Withywindle
4. Rivendell
5. Khazad-dum
6. Mindolluin
7. Nimrodel
8. Annuminas
9. Mirrormere
10. Sharkey's End (New Row)

Right around the time I discovered TORN, I saw a TV special or report in which some people involved with the Lord of the Rings films referred to the Rohirrim as the "Rohans". I thought of that today while watching this Youtube compilation of the "Top Ten Samurai Movies" that not only misdescribes the plot of Yojimbo but in its discussion of Seven Samurai keeps referring to more than one ronin as "ronins" (the singular and plural are the same).

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zarabia
Tol Eressea


Apr 27 2016, 7:34am

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Hmm...let's see [In reply to] Can't Post

1. Caradhras
2. Mitheithel
3. Withywindle
4. Rivendell
5. Khazad dum
6. Blush
7. Nimrodel
8. Blush
9. Mirrormere
10. Blush

BlushWell, couldn't come up with answers for three of these but I'm pretty confident in the rest...I did have to double check spelling though. I'm a lousy speller.Tongue

This was fun, dernwyn. Smile And a reminder that I need to do a re-read. Smile

You realize that life goes fast
It's hard to make the good things last
You realize the sun doesn't go down
It's just an illusion caused by the world spinning 'round

~Do You Realize?, The Flaming Lips


(This post was edited by zarabia on Apr 27 2016, 7:37am)


Bracegirdle
Valinor


Apr 27 2016, 3:41pm

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Why, thank ‘ee dernwyn [In reply to] Can't Post

I have been called many things Blush, but “esteemed” nears the top Angelic .

As for #9. Bright sky shines above, yet but stars will you see...

Curiosity grabbed me and I had to see if my brain recollector still served, so I looked up the chasm at the s. end of the Paths of the Dead.


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. . .going steeply down, was a road between sheer cliffs . . . So deep and narrow was that chasm that the sky was dark, and in it small stars glinted. Yet as Gimli after learned it was still two hours ere sunset . . .

So, an insignificant piece of trivia – Stars were seen in daylight in two different places in LotR. But of course there is only one answer to your clever hint –
_ _ R _ _ R _ _ R _ Mirrormere

"I never said most of the things I said."
- Yogi & Me




sparrowruth
Bree


Apr 27 2016, 8:23pm

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an attempt [In reply to] Can't Post

1. Beware when you cross; this mountain is cruel!
Caradhras ???

2. In the midst of its bridge, was left a green jewel.
M _ _ H _ _ T _ _ _

3. Lillies afloat, it winds through the Old Forest.
_ _ _ _ Y _ _ N _ _ E

4. For singing and stories, or simply more rest!
Rivendell

5. Darkness and stillness, you dare make no sound...
Khazad-Dum

6. In a long-forgot hallow, a white tree was found!
M _ _ _ O _ L _ _ _

7. Listen: do you hear a fair maiden sing?
_ _ M _ O _ E _

8. A throne and a sceptre, the signs of the King.
A _ _ _ M _ _ A _

9. Bright sky shines above, yet but stars will you see...
_ _ R _ _ R _ _ R _

10. "All's well as ends Better", near the new mallorn tree!
" _ _ A _ _ E _ '____ _ N _ "


well, that was rather a flop!


Na Vedui
Rohan


Apr 29 2016, 8:22am

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Here goes... [In reply to] Can't Post

1 Caradhras
2. Mitheithel
3. Withywindle
4. Rivendell
5. Khazad-Dum
6. Mindolluin
7. Nimrodel
8. Annuminas
9. Mirrormere
10. Sharkey's End


grammaboodawg
Immortal


May 9 2016, 12:17pm

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This is so neat!! :D [In reply to] Can't Post

A game Altaira made on her NZ trip!? AWESOME! Thanks so much, dernwyn :D

1. Beware when you cross; this mountain is cruel!
_ _ R _ _ H _ A _ CARADHRAS

2. In the midst of its bridge, was left a green jewel.
M _ _ H _ _ T _ _ _ d'uhhhhh.... ummm... MITHANTUIN (totally guessing ;)

3. Lillies afloat, it winds through the Old Forest.
_ _ _ _ Y _ _ N _ _ E WITHYWINDLE

4. For singing and stories, or simply more rest!
_ I _ _ N _ _ L _ RIVENDELL

5. Darkness and stillness, you dare make no sound...
_ _ _ Z _ D - D _ _ KHAZAD-DUM

6. In a long-forgot hallow, a white tree was found!
M _ _ _ O _ L _ _ _ MINDOULLIN

7. Listen: do you hear a fair maiden sing?
_ _ M _ O _ E _ NIMRODEL

8. A throne and a sceptre, the signs of the King.
A _ _ _ M _ _ A _ oh cripes... something like Ammanus

9. Bright sky shines above, yet but stars will you see...
_ _ R _ _ R _ _ R _ MIRRORMERE

10. "All's well as ends Better", near the new mallorn tree!
" _ _ A _ _ E _ '____ _ N _ " BATTLE GARDENS




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