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Urwen 03-06-2020 03:15 PM

2. Eomer
5. Nywoe
8. Amras

Pervinca Took 03-06-2020 03:18 PM

8. Rammas Echor.

6. Merry, as he didn't see who Dernhelm was?

Pervinca Took 03-06-2020 03:21 PM

Just so we can see the clues:

Quote:

Originally Posted by Galadriel55 (Post 721568)
Ahh, shoot. I get excited about answering but then because I haven't written a puzzle for so long I forget that I have to do it. :D:o

1. In Latin, around a short girl is half a man.
2. King Homer is off tune.
3. Ruler of protective building.
4. Like Voldemort's claim to fame, except for the good guys.
5. White lady looks in the mirror.
6. Didn't recognize #5.
7. Always tells the truth? No, that's not what it means...
8. Ram echo on Mars - with a bit of confusion all around.



This one should not be too tricksy. Enjoy!

4. Immortality?

3. Helm?

Galadriel55 03-06-2020 04:07 PM

1. In Latin, around a short girl is half a man.
2. EOMER: King Homer is off tune.
3. Ruler of protective building.
4. Like Voldemort's claim to fame, except for the good guys.
5. White lady looks in the mirror.
6. Didn't recognize #5.
7. Always tells the truth? No, that's not what it means...
8. RAMMAS ECHOR: Ram echo on Mars - with a bit of confusion all around.



No to the rest.
#4 is something more specific than a... quality? description?
#6: Not Merry, but your thinking is correct.


Urwen, who is Nywoe?

Pervinca Took 03-06-2020 04:19 PM

Eowyn backwards (mirrored).

Galadriel55 03-06-2020 04:21 PM

Ooooh! Whoops, my bad. I was looking for Eowyn and didn't clue in. I am clearly not on top of things the last few days. :o




1. In Latin, around a short girl is half a man.
2. EOMER: King Homer is off tune.
3. Ruler of protective building.
4. Like Voldemort's claim to fame, except for the good guys.
5. NYWOE White lady looks in the mirror.
6. Didn't recognize #5.
7. Always tells the truth? No, that's not what it means...
8. RAMMAS ECHOR: Ram echo on Mars - with a bit of confusion all around.

Urwen 03-06-2020 04:23 PM

Is 4 Gandalf?

Pervinca Took 03-06-2020 04:24 PM

6. Well, the Witch-King didn't recognise Eowyn either, I suppose.

Galadriel55 03-06-2020 04:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 721578)
Is 4 Gandalf?

No, it is not.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 721580)
6. Well, the Witch-King didn't recognise Eowyn either, I suppose.

So close. But not the response that is needed for the password.

Pervinca Took 03-06-2020 04:27 PM

4. Wizardry?

Pervinca Took 03-06-2020 04:28 PM

6. Nazgul, or Ringwraith, or Lord of the Nazgul?

Pervinca Took 03-06-2020 04:29 PM

Pelennor? (Password).

Galadriel55 03-06-2020 04:36 PM

1. P: In Latin, around a short girl is half a man.
2. EOMER: King Homer is off tune.
3. L: Ruler of protective building.
4. E: Like Voldemort's claim to fame, except for the good guys.
5. NYWOE: White lady looks in the mirror.
6. Nazgul: Didn't recognize #5.
7. O: Always tells the truth? No, that's not what it means...
8. RAMMAS ECHOR: Ram echo on Mars - with a bit of confusion all around.


#4 is not a quality. It's a claim that Voldemort spreads about, which is similar to the claim a good character makes. It's a claim that brings them both to their respective "fame". The one you need for the password is the Tolkien analogue.

If that one doesn't click, try the other clues first. There are easier ones lying around, I think.

Pervinca Took 03-06-2020 04:38 PM

1. PUKEL ... is it part of APUD and a short version of KELLY?

Galadriel55 03-06-2020 04:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 721586)
1. PUKEL ... is it part of APUD and a short version of KELLY?

No.

Pervinca Took 03-06-2020 04:47 PM

Ah.

PERIAN?

Galadriel55 03-06-2020 04:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 721588)
Ah.

PERIAN?

Indeed.



1. PERIAN: In Latin, around a short girl is half a man.
2. EOMER: King Homer is off tune.
3. L: Ruler of protective building.
4. E: Like Voldemort's claim to fame, except for the good guys.
5. NYWOE: White lady looks in the mirror.
6. Nazgul: Didn't recognize #5.
7. O: Always tells the truth? No, that's not what it means...
8. RAMMAS ECHOR: Ram echo on Mars - with a bit of confusion all around.

Pervinca Took 03-06-2020 04:53 PM

I see ERIN, but not the rest.

Latin for in is IN.

Latin for around is CIRCUM, although I think I came across APUD for one of them.

There's PEN, but I thought that meant 'almost.'

Galadriel55 03-06-2020 05:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 721590)
I see ERIN, but not the rest.

Latin for in is IN.

Latin for around is CIRCUM, although I think I came across APUD for one of them.

There's PEN, but I thought that meant 'almost.'

It was intended to be PERI (prefix meaning, around, nearby, surrounding) + AN[N]. Did I get it wrong?

Pervinca Took 03-06-2020 05:06 PM

No, you just know much more Latin than me. ;)

Pervinca Took 03-06-2020 05:09 PM

I'd like to say Voldy liked the Beatles and went around singing 'I am the EGGMAN,' but I think that's apocryphal.

Pervinca Took 03-06-2020 05:12 PM

He claimed to be an HEIR, as did Aragorn, but that only works as a 'sounds like.'

Voldy ... Heir of Slytherin?

ELESSAR ... Heir of Isildur?

Galadriel55 03-06-2020 05:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 721594)
No, you just know much more Latin than me. ;)

Nah, I just encounter a certain subset of Latin vocabulary much more often. Pericardium, periosteum, perimysium, perichondrium... Or locations: perihilar, periodontal. I see a lot of "peri" and no "apud". :)

Galadriel55 03-06-2020 05:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 721597)
ELESSAR ... Heir of Isildur?

Perfect logic. I'll give you the wording. :)

Imagine if Aragorn went around painting messages about the Heir of Isildur (and Elendil) on Rivendell walls... :D



1. PERIAN: In Latin, around a short girl is half a man.
2. EOMER: King Homer is off tune.
3. L: Ruler of protective building.
4. ELENDIL'S HEIR: Like Voldemort's claim to fame, except for the good guys.
5. NYWOE: White lady looks in the mirror.
6. Nazgul: Didn't recognize #5.
7. O: Always tells the truth? No, that's not what it means...
8. RAMMAS ECHOR: Ram echo on Mars - with a bit of confusion all around.

Pervinca Took 03-06-2020 05:23 PM

I thought of Elendil, but Isildur's Heir seems to appear more in the text ... or does it?

Pervinca Took 03-06-2020 05:25 PM

I wonder if L is LORD of something.

Galadriel55 03-06-2020 05:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 721601)
I thought of Elendil, but Isildur's Heir seems to appear more in the text ... or does it?

It does. I initially wanted to reference Aragorn's banner, which was referred to as Elendil's sign, but thought that wasn't specific enough for a clue. So it morphed into Elendil's heir. Which I guess isn't much better because Aragorn is more commonly referred to as Isildur's heir. *sigh*

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 721603)
I wonder if L is LORD of something.

Good thought.

Pervinca Took 03-06-2020 06:52 PM

I can't think of what, though.

7. Oathbreaker(s)?

Galadriel55 03-06-2020 08:20 PM

Not Oathbreakers.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 721609)
I can't think of what, though.

Well, it's related to the theme. That should narrow things down.

Pervinca Took 03-07-2020 02:42 AM

Lord of Minas Morgul?

Imrahil is a Prince, and not connected with a building. Denethor is, but he's not at Pelennor, and buildings in Rohan I think are all ruled by the King.

I don't think Faramir is Lord of Osgiliath, but I could be wrong.

I think the Houses of Healing have a Warden.

I first thought Lord of Lossarnach, probably because I was looking for L's, but I think that's just a region.

Theoden is Lord of the Mark, but that's a country.

Pervinca Took 03-07-2020 03:02 AM

7. Oliphaunt. ('I never lie.')

Huinesoron 03-07-2020 07:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 721613)
Imrahil is a Prince, and not connected with a building. Denethor is, but he's not at Pelennor, and buildings in Rohan I think are all ruled by the King.

Wasn't Denethor technically commanding at the Pelennor, at least in part? Lord of the Tower of Guard would work for 'protective building' (or Lord of Minas Tirith if you prefer the Elvish).

hS

Galadriel55 03-07-2020 12:26 PM

1. PERIAN: In Latin, around a short girl is half a man.
2. EOMER: King Homer is off tune.
3. LORD OF MINAS TIRITH: Ruler of protective building.
4. ELENDIL'S HEIR: Like Voldemort's claim to fame, except for the good guys.
5. NYWOE: White lady looks in the mirror.
6. NAZGUL: Didn't recognize #5.
7. OLIPHAUNT: Always tells the truth? No, that's not what it means...
8. RAMMAS ECHOR: Ram echo on Mars - with a bit of confusion all around.


Yay!

Denethor is the commander of the Minas Tirith forces, and technically remains so even when Imrahil and Gandalf take over. During the Battle of Pelennor fields specifically, he is notable in his absence as he was busy committing suicide. But his men continue to fight.


Over to Pervinca!

Pervinca Took 03-07-2020 01:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Galadriel55 (Post 721618)
1. PERIAN: In Latin, around a short girl is half a man.
2. EOMER: King Homer is off tune.
3. LORD OF MINAS TIRITH: Ruler of protective building.
4. ELENDIL'S HEIR: Like Voldemort's claim to fame, except for the good guys.
5. NYWOE: White lady looks in the mirror.
6. NAZGUL: Didn't recognize #5.
7. OLIPHAUNT: Always tells the truth? No, that's not what it means...
8. RAMMAS ECHOR: Ram echo on Mars - with a bit of confusion all around.


Yay!

Denethor is the commander of the Minas Tirith forces, and technically remains so even when Imrahil and Gandalf take over. During the Battle of Pelennor fields specifically, he is notable in his absence as he was busy committing suicide. But his men continue to fight.


Over to Pervinca!

And I guess 'I never lie' is ambiguous - hence 'that's not what it means' for the Oliphaunt clue.

Nice password, G55!

Pervinca Took 03-07-2020 01:23 PM

Next one:-
 
1. Partially sighted and slightly confused librarian?
2. Try to spear the Ringbearer, would you?
3. Could be an epesse for Jaws, if Michael Caine said it? And I daresay he's fierce enough, at need.
4. He sounds like a candy bar with a different liquid inside, but proved brighter than a wise one expected.
5. Shire beverage on a winning streak, we hear? One of these creatures brewed it - but not this one.
6. Sounds like a Cockney hello. Well, it greets ...
very enthusiastically ....
7. Miss the start of the evening in France, and spin what remains to find him.

Urwen 03-07-2020 01:39 PM

7. Ori

Pervinca Took 03-07-2020 01:44 PM

1. Partially sighted and slightly confused librarian?
2. Try to spear the Ringbearer, would you?
3. Could be an epesse for Jaws, if Michael Caine said it? And I daresay he's fierce enough, at need.
4. He sounds like a candy bar with a different liquid inside, but proved brighter than a wise one expected.
5. Shire beverage on a winning streak, we hear? One of these creatures brewed it - but not this one.
6. Sounds like a Cockney hello. Well, it greets ...
very enthusiastically ....
ORI: Miss the start of the evening in France, and spin what remains to find him.

Urwen 03-07-2020 02:27 PM

1. Bilbo?

Pervinca Took 03-07-2020 03:02 PM

BILBO: Partially sighted and slightly confused librarian?
2. Try to spear the Ringbearer, would you?
3. Could be an epesse for Jaws, if Michael Caine said it? And I daresay he's fierce enough, at need.
4. He sounds like a candy bar with a different liquid inside, but proved brighter than a wise one expected.
5. Shire beverage on a winning streak, we hear? One of these creatures brewed it - but not this one.
6. Sounds like a Cockney hello. Well, it greets ...
very enthusiastically ....
ORI: Miss the start of the evening in France, and spin what remains to find him.

BIBLIO - I (eye).

Urwen 03-07-2020 03:17 PM

2. Something to do with Frodo?


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