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Urwen 05-13-2019 07:23 AM

Or maybe places connected to the Battle of Five Armies in some fashion?

Urwen 05-13-2019 07:29 AM

And for 6, River Running (RN RN RN + GIVE + UI, like you said)

Urwen 05-13-2019 07:34 AM

Theme: People/Places in the Kingdom of Dale

Urwen 05-13-2019 07:52 AM

I found a term for banker which is close to UNDOMIEL: MONEY LENDER

Pervinca Took 05-13-2019 08:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 716554)
And for 6, River Running (RN RN RN + GIVE + UI, like you said)

Ruddy heck! That's a clever clue.

William Cloud Hicklin 05-13-2019 08:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 716551)
And for 6, River Running (RN RN RN + GIVE + UI, like you said)
7 is Elvenking's halls (KELVIN + GENS + HALLS)

Yep!

1: WITHERED HEATH
2 ???I???: Here you'll find the bewildered spokesman for the heads of failed enterprises.
3: LONELY MOUNTAIN
4 ???D???: Here they confuse Arwen with a banker
5: ESGAROTH
6: RIVER RUNNING
7: ELVENKING'S HALLS
8: LAKETOWN
9: BEORN
10: DALE

William Cloud Hicklin 05-13-2019 08:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pervinca Took (Post 716560)
Ruddy heck! That's a clever clue.

I had hoped that using "3" rather than "three" would have been a tipoff.

William Cloud Hicklin 05-13-2019 08:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 716558)
I found a term for banker which is close to UNDOMIEL: MONEY LENDER


You're getting closer, but it isn't Undomiel.

Urwen 05-13-2019 08:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by William Cloud Hicklin (Post 716564)
You're getting closer, but it isn't Undomiel.


Then if it isn't Undomiel, and it isn't Evenstar either, then what is it?!

William Cloud Hicklin 05-13-2019 08:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 716565)
Then if it isn't Undomiel, and it isn't Evenstar either, then what is it?!


"Here." It's a place, not a person. Arwen is just part of the clue.

Pervinca Took 05-13-2019 08:41 AM

How about a riverbank - a river for the banker?

Urwen 05-13-2019 08:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by William Cloud Hicklin (Post 716566)
"Here." It's a place, not a person. Arwen is just part of the clue.


Yeah, but you said that the final answer doesn't contain either Undomiel or Evenstar (you dismissed the second option when you said it isn't 'investor'.)

That leaves only ARWEN as possible part of the clue, and I've tried all places that contain that. None of those contains any letters needed for synonym of 'banker'.

Urwen 05-13-2019 08:47 AM

Places which contain 'arwen': Woodland Realm. Remove 'arwen' and you're left with

O O D L D A L M

Now do tell, which is the synonym of banker that also exists within these letters?

William Cloud Hicklin 05-13-2019 09:15 AM

Who sez "Arwen" is part of the final answer?

Go back to LENDER and see what you can do with it

William Cloud Hicklin 05-13-2019 09:17 AM

[completely OT: why won't the forum software accept ANY custom avatar I try to upload? Yes, it's well within size limits]

Urwen 05-13-2019 09:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by William Cloud Hicklin (Post 716570)
Who sez "Arwen" is part of the final answer?

Go back to LENDER and see what you can do with it


But you said that Arwen is part of the clue.....

William Cloud Hicklin 05-13-2019 09:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 716572)
But you said that Arwen is part of the clue.....

It is, but that doesn't mean the letters A R W E N....

Again, if you play with LENDER you'll probably get the answer, and then see how Arwen ties in.

Urwen 05-13-2019 09:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by William Cloud Hicklin (Post 716575)
It is, but that doesn't mean the letters A R W E N....


So you mean only the letters LENDER are part of the puzzle?

Urwen 05-13-2019 09:46 AM

Okay, I will try some anagrams of lender.

Urwen 05-13-2019 09:51 AM

Elenarda, maybe (A LENDER + AR, from ARWEN)

William Cloud Hicklin 05-13-2019 09:54 AM

Come on, stick with the password. And LENDER doesn't give you all the letters, just 6 of them.

Urwen 05-13-2019 10:03 AM

But it is some form of AR+LENDER, right?

Urwen 05-13-2019 10:15 AM

Right, so I took all five places containing 'lender' and I removed the word 'lender from them', and these letters are what I was left with


S O A T I O O F T H D A G O N
S O A T I O O F T H O R A N N O N
F I O F C E L B A T
G A D R I V E
T A U E D O S

William Cloud Hicklin 05-13-2019 10:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 716581)
Right, so I took all five places containing 'lender' and I removed the word 'lender from them', and these letters are what I was left with


S O A T I O O F T H D A G O N
S O A T I O O F T H O R A N N O N
F I O F C E L B A T
G A D R I V E
T A U E D O S


You overlooked one.

Urwen 05-13-2019 12:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by William Cloud Hicklin (Post 716582)
You overlooked one.


http://tolkiengateway.net/wiki/Category:Rhovanion


Do you see one, apart from these five when you click that link?

Urwen 05-13-2019 12:25 PM

Unless you mean Wilderland itself (If we switch A to E, we get LENDER, plus something extra).

Maybe the clue simply means to swap A with E (or vice versa), in which case, a few possibilities open themselves up.

William Cloud Hicklin 05-13-2019 12:50 PM

Oh, okay. the theme is actually "names found on the Wilderland Map from The Hobbit"

Urwen 05-13-2019 01:00 PM

Rivendell (LIV + LENDER)

Urwen 05-13-2019 01:27 PM

Which means the last one is The Desolation of Smaug

William Cloud Hicklin 05-13-2019 01:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 716586)
Rivendell (LIV + LENDER)


Got it!


1: WITHERED HEATH
2 ???I???: Here you'll find the bewildered spokesman for the heads of failed enterprises.
3: LONELY MOUNTAIN
4: RIVENDELL
5: ESGAROTH
6: RIVER RUNNING
7: ELVENKING'S HALLS
8: LAKETOWN
9: BEORN
10: DALE

---------------

DoS is way off.

What are the heads of FAILED and ENTERPRISES?

Urwen 05-13-2019 01:53 PM

And this?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 716587)
Which means the last one is The Desolation of Smaug


Urwen 05-13-2019 02:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by William Cloud Hicklin (Post 716588)
What are the heads of FAILED and ENTERPRISES?


F and E?

William Cloud Hicklin 05-13-2019 02:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 716590)
F and E?


And FE can mean....?

Urwen 05-13-2019 02:31 PM

Oh, you mean Iron Hills?

William Cloud Hicklin 05-13-2019 03:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urwen (Post 716592)
Oh, you mean Iron Hills?

SHILL + Fe = IRON HILLS


1: WITHERED HEATH
2: IRON HILLS
3: LONELY MOUNTAIN
4: RIVENDELL
5: ESGAROTH
6: RIVER RUNNING
7: ELVENKING'S HALLS
8: LAKETOWN
9: BEORN
10: DALE


Over to you!

Urwen 05-13-2019 03:36 PM

I've prepared this one in advance. :D

1. In turmoil, goals meet endless direction, for him
2. A tree? Nay! Spin it for her.
3. A disturbed distant number for him
4. Mix a drink with a direction for him
5. A Monopoly square inside of a favor for him
6. Chase an element and a note in circles for a songstress
7. A fish and a triple direction combine for her that was lost
8. A geek and a winding street combine for her
9. An organized crime group and a double direction circulate for him
10. A pronoun within a bloomer for her

Pervinca Took 05-13-2019 04:12 PM

Ah, looked up 'shill.' It's North American slang.

See, it's not only me that does it! :D

Pervinca Took 05-13-2019 04:22 PM

8. NERDANEL.

NERD plus 'winding' LANE.

Pervinca Took 05-13-2019 04:24 PM

9. Faramir.

Mafia + r + r.

Pervinca Took 05-13-2019 04:29 PM

7. Less confident here, but I'll try ELENWE.

EEL + N + W + E.


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