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 Post subject: Re: Riddle of the keeper stone
PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:37 pm 
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not sunstone.

I'm repeating myself, but you can't directly guess the stone, indeed if you don't first try to solve the two small riddles contained within the riddle (read my previous post), then you won't be able to guess the stone name.


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 Post subject: Re: Riddle of the keeper stone
PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 11:16 pm 
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Seriously, I shouldn't have been telling you that much about it because I know you are all able to find out by yourselves, it's almost child's play.

Excusez moi?
We are not exactly a bunch of turnips. This is not an easy riddle.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 9:48 am 
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It always look easier when you know the answer !


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:26 am 
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The lunatic Legion( which means "we are many') cut himself with stones( gonna guess bloodstone in keeping with the times) certainly did fall-right off a cliff. That could be first riddle. I'll try bloodstone.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:40 pm 
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not bloodstone.

The meaning of the second part of the riddle is probably easier to guess than the first.

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We are not exactly a bunch of turnips. This is not an easy riddle

when I said it's almost child's play, that was to say that the logic behing it is kind of straightforward, and that you're probably all overthinking it and thus missing the 'obvious'. C'mon you bunch of vegetables! :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2016 4:29 pm 
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It could be alexandrite or spinel, though garnet is been used since ancient times but my guess is Aquamarine.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:28 pm 
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it's not alexandrite, not spinel, not garnet, not aquamarine

Let me help:

I am many, dragging the past along in our fall,
= what does this make you think of? (you need to guess something that matches this image)

I am one, keeping future into a cycle.
= what does this make you think of? (again, the answer is a single word, and this one is easier to guess)

Once you find those two keywords, you will certainly understand what stone is related to both. But you first need to get the keywords right.


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I am many, dragging the past along in our fall,
= what does this make you think of? (you need to guess something that matches this image)

A geosynclinal subduction zone.

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I am one, keeping future into a cycle.
= what does this make you think of? (again, the answer is a single word, and this one is easier to guess)


volcano

:( But I know I'm still wrong.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 1:13 pm 
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you're wrong, but that's only because you look at things with rocks in your mind. Think of very simple things that literrally match each description, and that anyone could think of.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:03 pm 
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I think the thing that makes it hardest is that these are not phrases - the English is just wrong:

"I am many, dragging the past along in our fall"
our? fall

Dragging the past along in our fall (lower case), sounds like
"We didn't start the fire, it's been always burning since the world was turning"


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David, this might be a good time to get Stephen to throw us a bone.....


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advice in my previous post should help. Also, for each of the two riddles, it might help to visualise things.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:26 pm 
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I'll rephrase it.

"My armies fall with time in tow,
The past is past when they are done.
Alone I beat a clear tempo,
the future listens as I hum."

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:43 pm 
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sounds more like you are talking about lemmings than stones

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Not as far off as you would think actually.

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