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From the ends of the Earth my name is told

Where new land meets water and seasons are cold.

My looks are scarred with the lines of a story;

Of marriage and death and legends of glory.

I am but a branch from a proud family tree,

Or a standard of shame to stain history.

My tongue remains muted, but if closely you look:

The summary plot of an unwritten book.

Look to the sky to read a tall tale,

Now guess what I am,

It’s easy, don’t fail.

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Does it involve taking a letter from each line and getting a word that way or a word's anagram?

If it's the first way, we're looking for a 9/(11) letter word beginning with 'h'.

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Does it involve taking a letter from each line and getting a word that way or a word's anagram?

If it's the first way, we're looking for a 9/(11) letter word beginning with 'h'.

No Izzy. No tricks. This is a straight-up riddle. Enough word clues are within.

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Not sure but,

Tall tale makes me think of God, but as to how that relates with everything else I don't know.

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A place? Sounds like Pompei(sp?) to me.

edit: except for the cold seasons part...

Edited by Grayven

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A place? Sounds like Pompei(sp?) to me.
edit: except for the cold seasons part...

Hmm. Don't think so. Unless mention of volcanoes were intentionally avoided.

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Hard to say if its a place or if its a person..it has two ways at looking it at if you break it down, but as a whole, I'm clueless.

Edited by Zerep

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Hmm. Don't think so. Unless mention of volcanoes were intentionally avoided.

Shakee is a good riddle writer. It's because it's not obvious that I bothered to guess. ;)

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Shakee is a good riddle writer. It's because it's not obvious that I bothered to guess. ;)

Thanks Grayven. They're fun to make up, but I have to be careful not to make them too obvious, as per the Check-please riddle. Word choice is crucial but I'm always keen to add a few hidden clues between the lines.

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I'll take the tired and poor as well. She is the copper goddess of freedom! (though technically, endemic to two places)

Edited by Grayven

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Does the riddle speak of a dead person and/or his tombstone?

Edited by Tasha_V

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Does the riddle speak of a dead person and/or his tombstone?

No, it doesn't speak of a dead person or tombstone. But these are actually related to the answer in a way you will understand when you know the answer.

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I'll take the tired and poor as well. She is the copper goddess of freedom! (though technically, endemic to two places)

A most excellent, well thought out answer, but incorrect nonetheless. You're close.

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