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Riddle test

#1 Postby Vinzent » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:34 pm

My heroes are going to see an old shamanic woman for a dream quest. When they go to see her she'll ask them one of three riddles.

Can you answer the riddles and what do you think they mean?

“A golden treasure with a soft white crown to cure a hot and weary day.”

“A child’s god that brings a smile, though it wears down your a smile from a forest to a tombstone.”

“In gentle rings I drift, a soul of fire and Earth.”
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#2 Postby SavageGamerGirl » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:39 pm

Ice cream cone

Candy

Smoke
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#3 Postby Wibbs » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:41 pm

I thought the first was a pint of lager :-D

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#4 Postby Vinzent » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:51 pm

I should have said that this was a fantasy setting. There would be no ice cream.

answers...

1) Beer.

2) Candy

3) You're close, sooo close, Savage Gamer Girl. Maybe I need to rephrase it.

How about
"In gentle rings it drifts form me, the soul of Fire and Earth?"
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#5 Postby SavageGamerGirl » Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:56 pm

A clay pipe then?
'But I don't want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked.

'Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat: 'we're all mad here.'

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#6 Postby Vinzent » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:44 pm

I'll see if I can't word it better.

How about
Born of Earth, Soul of Fire, releasing pleasure with each breath.

And no, it is not a clay pipe (but if that is the closest my players can get I would accept it).
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#7 Postby Lord Karick » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:41 am

I sense you're trying to come up with fresh ones, but if you want to peruse:
http://savagelegend.wordpress.com/misc- ... les-1-100/

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#8 Postby Birbin » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:50 am

volcano?

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#9 Postby dentris » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:49 am

cigarette?
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#10 Postby amerigoV » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:06 am

Vinzent wrote:I should have said that this was a fantasy setting. There would be no ice cream.


If we can figure it out perhaps as early as 200 BC, I would think those pansy elves or "I have to eat every 20 minutes or I will die" hobbits would have as well (plus they gots that magic thing going).

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#11 Postby SavageGamerGirl » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:50 am

Vinzent wrote:I'll see if I can't word it better.

How about
Born of Earth, Soul of Fire, releasing pleasure with each breath.

And no, it is not a clay pipe (but if that is the closest my players can get I would accept it).


Tobacco then?

I was thinking a clay pipe because it's made of Earth, and baked in Fire in a kiln.
'But I don't want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked.

'Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat: 'we're all mad here.'

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#12 Postby sjmiller » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:52 am

For 16 days a year I tell riddles at a local Renaissance Festival. I also write and research riddles. When I see things like this I often have the urge to answer the riddle with another riddle with the same answer. :)
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#13 Postby Vinzent » Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:24 pm

Lord Karick wrote:I sense you're trying to come up with fresh ones, but if you want to peruse:
http://savagelegend.wordpress.com/misc- ... les-1-100/


The thing is, the answer is important. Beer, Candy, Tobacco. If you give her what she wants she'll take you on the dream quest, but only if you figure out what she wants.

I tried looking up riddles by answers but apparently there doesn't seem to be a resource like that.
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