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#1 WitchOfSecrets

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 06:54 AM

I.

Emblems bright of Western lords --

Scarlet palaces, guarded by swords.


II.

Water-mover, stone-breaker,

Fire-watcher, heir-forsaker.


III.

It makes things drink, but feels no thirst -

Without a needle, makes them burst.


Edited by WitchOfSecrets, 08 May 2012 - 06:56 AM.

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#2 Thalia

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 08:32 AM

Welcome back!
Spoiler for III.
Eh. Probably not but oh well.
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:31 AM

A good guess! It's headed in the right direction. That said, I recommend tackling the first two riddles first.
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:59 AM

They say a good place to begin is at the beginning...
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 06:25 AM

Spoiler for I.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 02:57 PM

Spoiler for well #3

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:51 PM

Spoiler for just for #1

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 06:48 AM

plasmid: A bit too literal for this one.

Thalia: England's relevant.

tiger_lily111: Both you and Thalia are basically on the right track. The thing is, the way this riddle is structured pretty much requires the answer to be phrased a certain way - it's not my best.

Quag: Poetic and elegant, but not what I was looking for.

An edited version of the first riddle to reduce its ambiguity and add in Thalia's insight:

Emblems bright of English lords --
Scarlet or white and guarded by swords.

Edited by WitchOfSecrets, 10 May 2012 - 06:50 AM.

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#9 Thalia

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 10:02 AM

Spoiler for Emblems

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 10:08 AM

Spoiler for III.

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