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I wear a red robe, with a staff in hand, and a stone in my throat. What am I?

Riddles thread.

>> No.18496378

The wizard who accidentally eaten a stone.

>> No.18496383

>>18496370

A cherry, of course.

>> No.18496393

Cherry.

A head full, a home full, but you cannot gather a bowlful. What am I?

>> No.18496395

I refuse to participate in another riddle thread with riddles of this low a caliber.

Here's an idea: if you want a riddle thread (which I approve of) don't pick popular, well-known and generally easy riddles. Use the riddles you've invented yourself or encountered in games, except you can't because you probably feed your players this shit too.

>> No.18496396

>>18496370
Earth wizard since your only tongue is rock.

>> No.18496400

>>18496393
Trouble

>> No.18496410

As we discovered in previous threads, the letter e is always the answer.

>> No.18496413

Sir. I bear a rhyme excelling
In rhythmic force and mystic spelling
Celestial sprites elucidate
Mine own striving cant relate

What am I?

>> No.18496417

>>18496393

Thought? Ideas? Air?

>> No.18496419

>>18496370
>I wear a red robe, with a staff in hand, and a stone in my throat.
That wizard who was casting a spell when my gnomish sharpshooter critt'ed with his sling

>> No.18496421

>>18496410
Riddle Theory of /tg/: the answer is always e.

>> No.18496424

Gold and silver
Circles unending
Blue trophy beheld

>> No.18496427

>>18496413
>What am I?
Pretentious

>> No.18496432

>>18496417
>>Air
Close enough. Smoke.

I am your twin, made of silver.
Always vanishing, I cannot linger.
WAI?

>> No.18496433

>>18496393
Love?

>> No.18496436

>>18496413
Pie. Seriously though a mnemonic is not a riddle.

>> No.18496445

>>18496432
The moon?

>> No.18496447

>>18496432
Reflection/Shadow
Obvious

>> No.18496450

Riddles are the lowest form of puzzles. What happens when you give a technically correct answer that the DM hadn't thought of?
>What has an eye that cannot see?
>A needle!
>No, the answer was a storm. You all take 8d10 damage.

>> No.18496452

>>18496432
The problem is air and trouble are just as good answers as 'air' for that. What a shitty riddle.

This one is a reflection.

>> No.18496463
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18496463

Cold and clear, you'll never see me descend.
Know me, and your path will be clear.

>> No.18496467

>>18496395

You obviously have decent standards when it comes to riddles. How about you ask some?

>> No.18496473

>>18496452
As, uh, smoke. I mean.

>>18496450
A good, proper riddle should have *only one answer*. They're primarily a form of witticism, not a puzzle, so most of them aren't like this. If you want to use a riddle as a puzzle, then it needs to be complex enough to have only a single answer.

>> No.18496479

>>18496463
sky? Night sky?

>> No.18496484

>>18496436
Didn't know people use it as a mnemonic. I'd only ever heard it as a riddle.

>> No.18496486

>>18496479
The Moon or the North Star, probably.

>> No.18496489

>>18496463

The stars.

>> No.18496500

A man was told he could not be slain by any living man or beast

What killed him?

>> No.18496520

>>18496500

Time?

That's a really general riddle.

>> No.18496521

>>18496500
a dead man.
a woman.
disease.
old age.
foot poisoning.
falling.
fire.
drowning...

>> No.18496525

>>18496500
A lich or a woman.

>> No.18496539

>>18496500
Something undead?
The liar who told him he couldn't be killed?
Old age?

>> No.18496540

>>18496525
>>18496521
>>18496520
All good

Now refine it so only one of those is the answer

>> No.18496541

>>18496525
>implying they aren't the same thing

>> No.18496559

>>18496500

a rock
a sword
any weapon
age
suffocation

any other of a million things

>> No.18496562

>>18496473
Also, divergence time:
>A good, proper riddle should have *only one answer*. They're primarily a form of witticism, not a puzzle, so most of them aren't like this. If you want to use a riddle as a puzzle, then it needs to be complex enough to have only a single answer.
I broke this rule in my games once, with a kind of outsider that used very general things like: >>18496500

The reason I broke this rule was because these guys were kinds of planar historians so although it seemed like they were asking riddles, these were actually historical anecdotes: they were talking about a specific man given a specific prophecy that they had recorded.

>> No.18496565

Here's an easy one.

I have a fork, but cannot eat.
I have footprints, but no feet.
What am I?

>> No.18496579

>>18496565
A FUCKING ROAD NEXT QUESTION

>> No.18496580

>>18496565

A road?

>> No.18496581

>>18496500

The letter e

>> No.18496588

>>18496565
A road

>> No.18496596

Many many years ago when I was twenty three,
I got married to a widow who was pretty as could be.

This widow had a grown-up daughter who had hair of red.
My father fell in love with her, and soon the two were wed.

This made my dad my son-in-law and changed my very life.
My daughter was my mother, for she was my father's wife.

To complicate the matters worse, although it brought me joy,
I soon became the father of a bouncing baby boy.

My little baby then became a brother-in-law to dad.
And so became my uncle, though it made me very sad.

For if he was my uncle, then that also made him brother
To the widow's grown-up daughter who, of course, was my step-mother.

Father's wife then had a son, who kept them on the run.
And he became my grandson, for he was my daughter's son.

Who is my grandma?

>> No.18496597

>>18496565

Road.

>> No.18496599

>>18496370
definitely a penis

>>18496500
his penis

>> No.18496621

An insurance salesman calls to the door of a house.

He asks the lady about her family and wishes to know the ages of her children. She informs him that she has 3 children but does not wish to disclose information about them to a complete stranger.

So he says if he can't figure it out in three clues or less, he'll leave simple as that, and asks her for the first clue.

She tells him that: The product of their ages is 36

But there are several possibilities, so he asks for the second clue. She then tells him that the number of the house next door is the sum of their ages.

But he still can't tell what their ages are so he asks for the final clue.

The lady then tells him that her eldest child plays the piano.

Straightaway he knows their ages and attempts to sell the woman insurance.

What are the ages of the woman's children and how did the salesman know?

>> No.18496625

>>18496452
>>18496447
Yup.

>>18496473
"Inside of this sealed iron box is a long-lived elven cat and explosive runes on the walls. The question is, can the unfortunate cat read?"

Hell, I'll try an offbeat one. Dunno if this will be easy or retarded:

I shine like the moon yet bend like a reed,
I am the riches of a halfling and the refuse of a human,
I am transparent and opaque, lightest of the strong.

What am I?

>> No.18496628

A man takes a drink, only to die of dehydration a few hours later. Why did the man die?

>> No.18496639

>>18496596
The widow

>> No.18496646

>>18496596
Your father's birth mother.
Your mother's birth mother.
Also /technically/ your wife, who is your father's mother-in-law, as he married to your stepdaughter

>> No.18496652

>>18496486
You'd have nailed it f you just kept in mind that the moon sets every now and then.

>> No.18496655

>>18496628
Whiskey.

>> No.18496656

>>18496628

Because he drank saltwater like a retard

>> No.18496662

>>18496628
He didn't drink water.
Or maybe he drank sea water.
He probably drank some liquid chemical that dehydrates.
Or he didn't drink enough, early enough.

>> No.18496663

>>18496639
My wife is now my mother's mother and it makes me blue. Because, although she is my wife, she's my grandma too. If my wife is my grandmother, then I am her grandchild.


So: yes

>> No.18496666

>>18496621

Bonus points if you can explain why you don't actually need to know the number of the house next door.

>> No.18496667

>>18496628
He drank saltwater.

>> No.18496669

>>18496628

Because he was mortal.

>> No.18496673

>>18496625
>"Inside of this sealed iron box is a long-lived elven cat and explosive runes on the walls. The question is, can the unfortunate cat read?"

Is this a Schrodinger's cat type thing? Is it simultaneously literate and illiterate until someone opens the box?

>> No.18496683

>>18496673

No, because if the cat could read, you'd hear a big "BOOM" sound.

>> No.18496685

>>18496662
it narrows it down if we know the setting.

BTW: what kind of riddles could one make for a cyberpunk setting...?

>> No.18496689

>>18496673

I think not, if the cat is long lived, then it obviously cannot read

>> No.18496699

>>18496625
a river

>> No.18496703

>>18496370
My first thought was Melisandre of Asshai

>> No.18496709

A being of unmeasurable homosexuality.

Who am I?

>> No.18496712

>>18496709

Tom Cruise?

>> No.18496714

>>18496689
even opening the box won't help, cuz more likely than not you'll read the runes yourself.

>> No.18496719
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18496719

>>18496709
ME

>> No.18496726

>>18496709
The OP?

>> No.18496727

>>18496709
OP.

it's always the answer.

>> No.18496731

>>18496709
OP.

>>18496621
Factorizations of 36 all add to different numbers except 9, 2, 2 and 6, 6, 1. It has to be one of these because the salesman asks for more information. There's an eldest child so it must be 9, 2, 2.

>> No.18496733

>>18496628
he was drinking from the pierian spring of knowledge and got so into it he forgot to drink water

>> No.18496787 [DELETED] 

A king once pulled an ancient blade from stone
And when time came for his son to take throne
He placed the ancient blade in his son's hand
And told him to take care of blade and land
The daughter of that son awaited sure
The day the blade would be passed down to her
But as the days would come and pass her by
The father of the girl reduced to die
And ages passed and daughter waited still
Until the days soom ground upon her will
And she seized the ancient blade while king did rest
And she plunged the accent blade into his chest
She took the throne, but could not take the blade
For in spite of struggle in his corpse it stayed
And she called upon the dwarf to seize the sword
And the dwarf did pull until the dwarf grew bored
And she called upon the elf to claim her prize
But the elf just looked to blade with weary eyes
And told the girl to seek the Orc instead
But the Orc could not lift blade above his head
But seeing this the Orc did simply laugh
And grabbed the handle, snapped the blade in half
In pior king the bloodied blade remained
He took other half, and then explained
The blade would work just fine with but one part
But before to her the blade he would impart
Orc said she must answer what she'd ignored
"FROM WHAT MATERIAL WAS THIS BLADE FORGED?"

>> No.18496791

>>18496628
He drank lava, but being a dwarven man, didn't die from the burns

>> No.18496794

I don't get riddles. They just don't make sense. They are completely arbitrary and there is no right answer. For example:

I am able to keep my head above water, but not below. I can cure disease and cause it. What am I?

>> No.18496809

>>18496794
A human

>> No.18496830

I won't move, unless I'm pushed. I don't breathe, I don't eat, I don't work -- but I do rest a lot. What am I?

>> No.18496832

>>18496809
That's a good answer to a riddle I just made up and didn't create an answer for. The point I am making is that people who trick you with riddles aren't actually smart, they just fake it. If they want to "win" the riddle challenge, they just say "Wrong answer."

>> No.18496834

A king once pulled an ancient blade from stone
And when time came for his son to take throne
He placed the ancient blade in his son's hand
And told him to take care of blade and land
The daughter of that son awaited sure
The day the blade would be passed down to her
But as the days would come and pass her by
The father of the girl reduced to die
And ages passed and daughter waited still
Until the days soon ground upon her will
And she seized the ancient blade while king did rest
And she plunged the accent blade into his chest
She took the throne, but could not take the blade
For in spite of struggle in his corpse it stayed
And she called upon the dwarf to seize the sword
And the dwarf did pull until the dwarf grew bored
So she called upon the elf to claim her prize
But the elf just looked to blade with weary eyes
And told the girl to seek the Orc instead
But the Orc could not lift blade above his head
But suddenly the Orc began to laugh
grabbed the handle, and snapped the blade half 
In prior king part bloodied blade remained
Orc took other half, and then explained 
The blade would work just fine with but one part
But before he handed what she'd sought from start 
Orc said she must answer what she'd ignored
>"FROM WHAT MATERIAL WAS THIS BLADE FORGED?"

>> No.18496843

>>18496830
Dead

R.I.P.

>> No.18496867

>>18496830
this is a terrible riddle.

but a rock, probably.

>> No.18496893

>>18496843
No.

>> No.18496895

>>18496834
whatever it was, it made the bearer immortal...

philosopher's stone? haha

>> No.18496913

>>18496893
No?
What no?
The dead fulfill all your criteria

>> No.18496924

>>18496669
All the Riddles, Jokes, and Stories Immortals tell should have this as the punchline or answer.
"Why did Frigga fail in his tasks?"
"BECAUSE HE'S MORTAL!"
"DOHOHOHOHOHO"

>> No.18496962

>>18496370
a wizard chokesturbating.

>> No.18496969

>>18496656
you can stay hydrated off salt water, just don't gulp it down or you'll vomit.

>> No.18496983
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18496983

>>18496913
TH'DEAD!?

>> No.18497001

The French say I have n'aucun jeux.

What am I?

>> No.18497004

>>18496924
"Hey. Hey Vilnar. Why did the human cross the road?"
"Why?"
"BECAUSE HE'S MORTAL!"

>> No.18497020

>>18496969

No, you can't. Osmosis nigga.

>> No.18497044

>>18497001
well endowed

>> No.18497050

>>18497020
yes you can, you underestimate how dehydrated a person can get.

>> No.18497052

>>18497004
"Hey Moradin, why did Ush'goroz the Unbinder slay the entire population of seventeen cities of man?"
"I don't know. Why?"
"BECAUSE HE'S MORTAL!"
"AHAHAHAHAAHAH!"

>> No.18497058

>>18497052
>>18497004
i don't remember if that's an adventure in valhalalala in kingdom of loathing or not.

>> No.18497080

>>18497001
Tu es Anglais, salope.

>> No.18497086

>>18497004
>>18497052
Hey Immortalnonymous, what's black, blue, and red all over?

>> No.18497092

>>18497004
"Hey, Buddha, why are those people suffering?"
"Because they're mortal?"
"Now you're getting it, boy-o!"

>> No.18497102

>>18496731
im not sure your logic is correct in that answer:
would 18,2,1 not work? What about 9,4,1? Can you not use 1? i havent done much with math in a while.

>> No.18497116

>>18497086
I don't know, Briki. What's Black, blue, and red all over?

>> No.18497148

>>18496834
This one is driving me crazy. Is the sword the kingdom itself?

>> No.18497149

>>18497116
A mortal who tried to pass me at the gates to the Nine realms!

>> No.18497157
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18497157

>>18497149
DOHOHOHOHOHOHO

>> No.18497234

>>18497102

After knowing the number on the house next door, the only reason he wouldn't immediately have the answer was if there were multiple answers left.

1+6+6 and 2+2+9 are the only solutions with an identical answer, which is 13

>> No.18497249

>>18497234
ahh ok, that clears it up.

>> No.18497271
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18497271

A hero enters a cave inhabited by an evil orc warriror.

The hero quickly disarms the creature, and its axe falls to the floor. The hero then turns to deal with other matters, ignoring the wounded orc.

How was the hero certain that the orc would not simply retrieve its weapon and attack him from behind?

>> No.18497276

>>18497271
Because he literally dis-armed it.

>> No.18497291

>>18497276
Yep.

Got that one quick.

>> No.18497304

>>18497271
Because orcs are dumb.

>> No.18497305

>>18496834
Okay seriously what the fuck is this

>> No.18497314
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18497314

When is a car not a car?

>> No.18497343

>>18497305
The sword is made from people.

>> No.18497347
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18497347

>>18497314

>> No.18497351

>>18497314
when it turns into a driveway

>> No.18497359

>>18497343
Are you the riddle's poster? Or are you just guessing? Because in either case I don't getyour reasoning

>> No.18497364

Here's one for the PCs who haven't read the manuals obsessively like I have.
All teeth and jaws
To gnash and grind
it lurks among
discarded rinds
Three arms seek bones
to break and crunch
Best plug your nose
Or you're its lunch

>> No.18497369

>>18497359
I'm just guessing. I think that the sword is the kingdom, and that the riddle is describing the princess starting a civil war in order to kill her father and usurp the throne.

>> No.18497375

>>18496699
Nope, piss.

>> No.18497381

>>18497369
The whole middle bit with the different people trying to pull the sword out kind of seems ill-fitting, then.

>> No.18497385

>>18497364
addendum: I don't mean I found it in the manual. But if you've read the manuals for dnd you may know easily.

>> No.18497391

>>18496834
Love? She stabbed her dad and had a heavy conscience (that the orc couldn't lift). The blade stayed with the king because part of her still loved him.

That's the best guess my roommates and I could come up with.

>> No.18497403

>>18497364
garbage disposal?
or maybe like a crane at a dump or something

>> No.18497404

>>18496834
Loyalty, perhaps.

>> No.18497420

>>18497403
I suppose it would help if I said it was dnd related.

>> No.18497440

>>18497381
Maybe. But from what I can figure, the sword has to represent an abstract feature of a monarchy that can be passed down (Because the first king gives it to his son) it is coveted (because the daughter wanted it bad enough to kill her father for it) though it is somewhat hard to control (Because the dwarf couldn't budge it, the elf didn't want to touch it, and the orc couldn't lift it) it can be broken, and still functions in that way (as stated in the riddle) and add to that the extra 'bloodied' used to describe the part of the blade left behind with the old king.

I just can't think of anything else that fits.

>> No.18497451

>>18497440
Yes, I think the blade being the kingdom itself is the best bet here

>> No.18497460
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18497460

>>18497364
an otyugh.

>> No.18497491
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18497491

>>18497460

>> No.18497541
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18497541

Though I can take you many places
I cannot carry you

Though I can give great speeches
I cannot speak to you

Though I have both a beginning and end
I have neither birth nor grave

Though I can carry an entire person's life
I am smaller than even a child

What am I?

>> No.18497544

>>18496834
Can I please get the answer so I can go to sleep?

11/10 if troll.

>> No.18497551

>>18497541
Book.

>> No.18497557

>>18497541
A biography.

>> No.18497558

>>18497440
What about "rule"? A rule can be bloody, and if she seized power in a coup and then killed her father with her new power, that makes sense too? Maybe?

>> No.18497594

>>18497558
But can a "rule" be broken but still functional? If her rule was broken, then it's ended, and so it isn't usable afterwards.

Also, the question is what the blade was FORGED from, not what is IS. Asking what a 'rule' is composed of doesn't make sense.

>> No.18497603

The blade was forged from the kingdom itself. The king willingly passes it to his son, who has no issues handling it over a lengthy period. The princess seizes the blade by force, and while she kills the king and steals his throne she is unable to "control" the balde, as he kingdom rejects her. She calls in several foreign powers to help her take control - the dwarf, being greedy, only sees value in the kimdgomnuntil he realizes the princess intends to keep it all to herself, at which point he loses interest. The elf realizes that the kingdom is lost because of the way the princess tired to claim it and refuses to get involved, suggesting the savage Orc instead.

The Orc sees a simpler option - he aids the princess in fracturing the kingdom in two, noting that the part she received will function well enough, but explains her folly to her before turning over her half of the prize. The other half of the sword remained lodged firmly in the corpse of the old king, as many are still loyal to him and will never be loyal to her because of the way she tried to gain the kingdom. Her failure to understand that the kingdom would never fully trust her if she tried to seize it through treachery has left the blade split in two - technically functional, but half of what it used to be.

>> No.18497613

>>18497603
This is just a guess though

>> No.18497623

>>18497557
>>18497551

Correct.

During War and Peace, I still work, though the first brings me more.
During Famine and Plenty, I still work, though the first brings me more.
During Earthquake and Sunny day, I still work, though the first brings me more.

My work effects the rich and the poor, the great and the small. All avoid me, all know me.

What am I?

>> No.18497633

>>18497440
>>18497603

This is probably the right train of thought, especially the explanation of the three races being brought in.

To add though, I think the sword it the kingdom, but what it's forged from is either the trust or the loyalty of it's people

>> No.18497642

>>18497613
Pretty great guess. I'd never have thought of that.

Four blades I have but draw no blood
Yet still I turn my prey to powder.
What am I?

>> No.18497652

>>18497623
death

>> No.18497654

>>18497623
Death or penis.

>> No.18497657

>>18497642
A clock and time?

>> No.18497667
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18497667

Death, avoided by all, the rich and the small, the poorest and the largest of all.

>> No.18497673

>>18496625
the box is too dark -> the cat can't read

>> No.18497678

>>18497667
>Except us Immortals!
>Doooooohohohohohoho!

>> No.18497686

>>18497652
>>18497667

Correct.

I sat upon the floor of a vale and watched a great man run from the top of the mountain to my left all the way to the top of the mountain to my right. He never tired, never slowed in pace, and though the sheep blocked my view of him from time to time, I knew he was always there, running and running and running.

Who was this runner?

>> No.18497689

>>18497657
No; it's nothing abstract, if that helps.

>> No.18497701

>>18497678
OR US FUNNY MONKS WHO DON'T CARE ABOUT OUR TIME!

>> No.18497721

>>18496834

THE ANSWER

Yet the daughter simply could not understand
As the Orc placed fractured blade into her hand
The Orc laughed more, pausing only to say
"Did you think the whole blade could be gained this way?
Your father earned this blade, pulled it from stone,
Passed it to the son he'd groomed and grown
But ready were you not, though spite you gained
>Only half this kingdoms loyalty - in him the other half remains."

>> No.18497725

>>18497686
The sun (son)

>> No.18497731

I am large but I don't weigh much.

I have an eye but I can't see.

I have a tail and a head but no legs, yet I move.

What am I?

>> No.18497740 [DELETED] 

>>18497721
Haha, alright then we got it! That was a pretty good ome

>> No.18497742

>>18497642
THE ANSWER IS...

A windmill

>> No.18497753

>>18497725

Correct.


A circle am I,
A circle am I who hold great power,
A circle am I who men would die to have me,
A circle am I who all gaze upon with awe,
A circle am I who with my embrace show all the greatest among men.

What is this circle?

>> No.18497761

>>18497753

A halo, a crown, a solid gold hula hoop, I dunno

>> No.18497765

>>18497753
A king's crown (circlet)

>> No.18497775

>>18497686
The sun

>> No.18497787

>>18497753
a pancake.

>> No.18497788

>>18497753
A coin

>> No.18497812

>>18497731
A coin, or currency?

>> No.18497840

>>18497761

A crown is correct.

Born in the mountains, a small girl ran. Down the mountain and through the valley she traveled, men building their houses next to the path she left. On and on she ran, giving food to some men, giving strenght to those who could harness her. At her end, her essence joined that of a thousand other girls, creating the greatest woman of them all.

Who was this young girl?

>> No.18497857

>>18497840
river
easy

>> No.18497871

>>18497812

Nope. Keep at it.

>> No.18497876

An Eye, but no lid
Sailor's bane
White springs from black
Desert's delight
what am I

>> No.18497892

>>18497857

Correct.

Easy?

Then here,

A mourner dressed in black, silent and eternal.
Until you rest in the ground, she follows,
sometimes hiding, but never gone.

Who is she?

>> No.18497901

>>18497892
A shadow.
Do you play DnD? I'd like to hear some themed for the setting.

>> No.18497925

>>18497876
A storm

>> No.18497939

>>18497731

Meh, before I go to bed, it's a storm.

>> No.18497952

>>18497901

Correct. I see that my words have dulled in a lack of use.

I do play DnD, though you'll have to be more specific with "setting."

>> No.18498012

>>18497925
Very good.
Here's another one for the DnD Crowd.
It's one I set up as a goblin riddle (Therefore, very very very simple, but for a goblin, a head-scratcher.)
Mountain men
seek gold and riches
think they find it
lose their lives

>> No.18498032

>>18497952


Meanwhile, another.

There once were four brothers.
The largest one only sang when beaten.
The twins, one golden, the other brown, only sang when the breeze passed over them.
The skinny one only sang when a dull knife was drawn across him.

Who are these brothers?

>> No.18498045

>>18498032
Instruments, perhaps.

>> No.18498061

>>18498032
something specifically aimed at the mythos or creatures of DnD.
Like that otyugh one earlier.

>> No.18498069

>>18498032

A drum, a trumpet, a flute, and a violin

>> No.18498070
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18498070

>>18498012
A mimic.

>> No.18498091

>>18498045

Correct, specifically the four parts of the Classical Orchestra

Though I have the worst reputation, all the fathers love me.
Though I employ the best looking women, all them mothers hate me.
Men may come to me to forget, others come to laugh.

>> No.18498109

>>18498091
A brothel, or a tavern.
Not bad. I was raised on riddles like the ones in the hobbit.

>> No.18498127

>>18498061

Hmmmmm....

I use a blade, but I am no fighter
I sing a song, but I am no bard
I ready my spells, but I am no wizard
I praise Corellon, but I am no clerc

Who am I?

>> No.18498168

>>18498109

Correct.

Hobbit, eh?

You cannot touch me, even when I engulf you.
You cannot see me, even when I blind you.
You cannot taste me, even when I fill your closed mouth.
You may not hear me, even as I make all sounds terrifying.

What am I?

>> No.18498179

>>18498168
Don't think I forget the answer is darkness so easily.
>>18498127
As for this one, I concede defeat. I'm not familiar with elves. I like dwarves and the earth-races more. What's the answer.

>> No.18498180

>>18498168
Darkness

>> No.18498190

>>18498127
Is it a craftsman? The only thing that has me iffy on this is the spells part of the riddle.

>> No.18498195

>>18498179
>>18498180

>Darkness
Correct

As for the Elvish, the answer is the Bladesinger

>> No.18498246

Metal above and below,
Glass around and around,
Flame and Fire,
Yet no one screams.

What am I?

>> No.18498248

>>18498195
Here's one.
I am beaten but not a drum
I can sing but cannot strum
Can't be woven, can't be strung
I am how the battle's won.
(Hint: It's a dwarven riddle)

>> No.18498266

>>18498246
This one could have any number of answers.
Ah! I've got it. A lantern.

>> No.18498269

>>18498246
A lantern

>> No.18498270

>>18498248
metal/smithing?
>>18498246
oven?
but the "no one screams is not always true... (hi hitler)

>> No.18498279

>>18498270
Steel is indeed the answer, though it's fitted for the humans who couldn't weave steel if they had a dwarven loom and an instructor.
The lousy sods.

>> No.18498336

A stone can be found
that, when shaped underground
will become a tall column
many stretches around.
(Another dwarven one, this may not be phrased well enough.)

>> No.18498346

>>18498266
>>18498269

Correct


My brother and I slave for our master.
Filled during work, Empty during rest,
As the master grows older, our faces grow rougher,
And when the work is too great for my brother and I,
The master finds new brothers to serve and to die.

>> No.18498376

>>18498336
marble?
>>18498346
milk tanks/metallic buckets?

>> No.18498380

>>18498376

No, not those...

>> No.18498393

>>18498376
Nope.

>> No.18498406

>>18498336
Stalactite/stalagmite?

>> No.18498426

>>18498406
That's an answer I hadn't considered.
Remember the dwarves love stone, to the point that it influences how they see things.

>> No.18498433

>>18498380
hands?
but the last sentence doesn't really match...
>>18498406
>>18498393
limestone?

>> No.18498434

>>18498426
also that's not the answer.

>> No.18498463

>>18498433
I think you've got Piano's riddle, but you still haven't gotten mine.

>> No.18498474

>>18498433

Not hands either...

And, just to make things harder, another riddle for those who gave up on the first:

Made by him who doesn't need me
Bought by him who doesn't want me
Used by him who can't perceive me

What am I?

>> No.18498484

>>18498474
A coffin.

>> No.18498496

>>18498474
A Light, or a cane, perhaps.
What's your first riddle.

>> No.18498507

>>18498484

Correct.

I can travel the greatest of forests with ease,
But even the smallest stream can stop me,
As I leap and jump, some men may try to stop me,
But once I grow large enough, only nature can destroy me.

>> No.18498515

>>18498336
The answer is a seed.
The dwarves adore stone so much, that the mislead in this puzzle is that you think it must be a literal stone. I wonder if you would have gotten it in a moment... had I said it was an elven riddle?

>> No.18498516

>>18498507
Fire.

>> No.18498517

>>18498507
fire?

>> No.18498518

>>18498496

I meant this one:

>>18498346

>> No.18498522

>>18498518
I meant what's the answer.

>> No.18498526

>>18498517
>>18498516

Correct.

Legs have I, but walk cannot
Back have I, but work cannot
Arms have I, but write cannot

What am I?

>> No.18498532

>>18498522

Shoes

>> No.18498536

>>18498526
A statue?

>> No.18498537

>>18498526
a chair. Easy enough.
What did you think of these dwarven riddles, Piano?

>> No.18498538

>>18498526
a useless piece of shit
jk
a statue

>> No.18498550

>>18498536
>>18498538
>>18498537

Chair is what I thought, though statue would work as well...

As for the Dwarvish, I thought they were very clever, but the Elves might cry foul at some of the definitions used...

>> No.18498558

>>18498550
Hah! well, what do the dwarves care for those tree-lovers.

>> No.18498593

Keys with no locks
Pedal with no engine
Strings with no bow
Hammers with no nails

What am I?

>> No.18498601

>>18498593
Would this be a piano, by any chance?

>> No.18498611

>>18498593
A piano

>> No.18498638

>>18498601

Ahhhh, the Piano...

The baby gets me for nothing
The young must lie for me
The old must buy for me

To the young girl, faith;
To the married woman, hope;
To the old maid, charity.

What am I?

>> No.18498656

>>18498638
love?

>> No.18498672

>>18498638

What are boobs and the letter e respectively?

>> No.18498676

>>18498656

Correct.

Around the city I run, but I never move.
Guard the city I do, but I'm never paid.

What am I?

>> No.18498685

>>18498676
Walls.

>> No.18498697

>>18498685

Correct.

I run over the hills
I veer around the mountains
I travel through the forest
I leap over the river

What am I?

>> No.18498705

>>18498697
A road?

>> No.18498710

>>18498697
Roads?

>> No.18498745

>>18498705
>>18498710

Correct.

I weaken all men, not by attack
I weaken all men, by my lack
I take you away, the day take you back.

What am I?

>> No.18498756

>>18498745
sleep?

>> No.18498757

>>18498745
Sleep.

>> No.18498765

>>18498756
>>18498757

Yes, and it was I need now.

Thank you gentlemen, for humoring an old tuner's wit...

>> No.18498836

I sleep with my shoes on.

What am I?

>> No.18498843

>>18498836
A horse?

>> No.18498866

>>18498843

Yep.

And that's the only riddle I know.

>> No.18499136

>>18496628

Johnny was a chemist's son,
But Johnny is no more,
What Johnny thought was H2O Was H2SO4

>> No.18499207

>>18498836
My filthy jerk boyfriend.

>> No.18499377

>>18498836
A prick with no manners.

>> No.18501560

guess who's back!
That's right it's dwarfboy
We ain't done yet.

An ancient home that's forged from steel
Accepts only one visitor
But for all others
marks the way to gold and riches
Who is the visitor, what is the home.

>> No.18501576

>>18496703
Only one for Melisandre? How depressing.

>> No.18501812

>>18501560
a key.

>> No.18501884

Okay, here's my first attempt at a riddle:

I'm beautiful when I do a split, but what I do best is travel, even though most things can make me change where I'm going.

What am I?

>> No.18501899

>>18501884
Friendship.

>> No.18501915

>>18501899

Even though that's not correct, I'm really curious as to how you came up with that answer.

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