Recruitment Competition: Riddle Makers.

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  1. Leo

    Leo Community Manager Staff Member Cyan VIP Legend Hero Warlord Veteran Knight Young Knight Seasoned Adventurer Oldtimer

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    Hello Aincraders.

    You can apply here to be a riddle maker.

    If you like to make riddles, You can Post them here.

    You can post up to 3 riddles.
    I'll choose the best 3 riddles, and join their writer to the team.
    Please note this team is not official. You'll just help in a few weekly events to come.

    TEMPLATE:
    Riddle:
    Answer:
    Explanation:

    Cheers,
    Leo
     
  2. Deka

    Deka Young Knight Seasoned Adventurer Oldtimer

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    Yoyoi! I want to write riddles!

    Riddle:
    Under the moonlit dark veil
    10'000 fireflies play around
    to burn themselves in fire
    but one of them is afraid to sail
    and decide to die by the sound
    of the black feline's trap lyre.

    Answer: Sachi

    Explanation:
    Sachi was part of the "Moonlit Black Cats Guild"; the 10'000 fireflies refer to the players trapped in SAO, all of them fighting to survive, but she was afraid to fight and die while doing playing, so when Kirito told her he would not let her die, Kirito's words were like the sound of a lyre that enchant her to keep strong, and since everyone was in the same guild, all of them were killed together in the same trap.
     
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  3. Taokaka

    Taokaka Knight Young Knight Seasoned Adventurer

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    Question! Do they have to be SAO-based?
     
  4. Leo

    Leo Community Manager Staff Member Cyan VIP Legend Hero Warlord Veteran Knight Young Knight Seasoned Adventurer Oldtimer

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    No, but they need to be something that everyone can guess, like Dekatophos did
     
  5. Taokaka

    Taokaka Knight Young Knight Seasoned Adventurer

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    Let's go with classic then.

    Riddle:
    I can be sun.
    I can be the sand.
    And I can be a bird.
    What am I?

    Answer: Clock

    Explanation: Sundial (sun), Hourglass (sand) and Koo-koo clock with the bird (bird)
     
  6. Leo

    Leo Community Manager Staff Member Cyan VIP Legend Hero Warlord Veteran Knight Young Knight Seasoned Adventurer Oldtimer

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    You need to be the one who makes the riddle xD
     
  7. Tatsuya

    Tatsuya Treasure Hunter Adventurer

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    This one should be pretty easy.

    Created from a single seed
    An entire world for you to lead
    You might be tempted to come and play
    But soon you will be forced to stay
    Find my name to understand
    Why it's so hard to leave this land

    Answer: Aincrad

    As most of you know, Aincrad was the world foundation for the fictional VRMMORPG Sword Art Online, created by Kayaba Akihiko, who also trapped all of its players inside the game when it made a public release (lines 3 +4). Later in the story, we learn that Aincrad could be saturated into a single world-seed that was given to Kirito upon his completion of the game (lines 1+2).
     
  8. Leo

    Leo Community Manager Staff Member Cyan VIP Legend Hero Warlord Veteran Knight Young Knight Seasoned Adventurer Oldtimer

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    just the first line gave it away xD can you make something harder?
     
  9. Tatsuya

    Tatsuya Treasure Hunter Adventurer

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    Oh okay that one was just a test :buns: . I don't want to make them too difficult that no one can solve them.
     
  10. Tatsuya

    Tatsuya Treasure Hunter Adventurer

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    This one might be a little harder.

    Brothers and sisters, together as one
    We become a part of everyone
    Transcending boundaries of time and space
    Collectively stored in a single place
    You may try to escape us, trap us, or simply destroy us
    But none will ever completely avoid us
    We have been here for millennia
    Some may even call us a disease
    Find our names and you will know
    Why we will never go

    Answer: Seven Deadly Sins (Wrath, Greed, Pride, Envy, Lust, Sloth, Gluttony)

    Brothers and sisters together as one, we become a part of everyone:
    The 7 sins are often humanized as a group of males and females, and altogether form the human condition.

    Transcending boundaries of time and space, collectively stored in a single place:
    Again referencing how they form together as a human, and is never apparent elsewhere, because both time and space progress without morals or reasoning behind events.

    You may try to escape us, trap us, or simply destroy us, but none will ever completely avoid us:
    Some will try to rid themselves of these sins, but never are you able to escape, simply because we are human.

    We have been here for millennia, some may even call us a disease:
    This gives hint to the negative name given to the 7 sins, as well as how long ago they were created.

    Find our names and you will know, why we will never go:
    I think this one is more self-explanatory; every human is guilty of at least one of these sins, and there is no way you can avoid them. Even thinking about certain actions is evidence that you are susceptible to them.
     
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  11. Leo

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    Excelent! only one thing could be changed: "We have been here for millennia" you could make it "for 2 millenniums".
    great one!
     
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  12. Tatsuya

    Tatsuya Treasure Hunter Adventurer

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    The thing is, I believe most people have different beliefs on how old we actually are, so I wanted to keep it ambiguous.
     
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  13. Deka

    Deka Young Knight Seasoned Adventurer Oldtimer

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    Still, I haven't heard people saying humans started to exist around year 1014/1015 o_O
     
  14. Tatsuya

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    Human lineage can be traced as far back as several hundred thousand years, and some people believe humans were created at year 0 (2014/2015 years ago). Saying 2 millennia is equivalent to saying humans + sins have only existed for 2000 years.
     
  15. Taokaka

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    Riddle:
    I have no mouth, but I can talk,
    I have no legs, so I can't walk.
    Yet, I can still move like a bee,
    it's over if you try to remove me.
    You can't live without me, that's true,
    and people often think, I have color of blue.
    Here is my unique riddle, it's my resolve,
    though I am sure, this one is easy to solve.

    (Last 2 sentences have nothing to do with it :3)

    Answer: Air

    Explanation: How does air talk? It's the sound of wind (objects vibrate and make sound, you know the deal. Air whispering.). But Gran! You said the answer was air not wind! Wind = Air that is in motion. Back to explanation. Move like a bee = through air, "flying", not walking etc. If you remove air, how do you plan to breathe? People often think air is blue because of the sky.

    Yea, I know this one was bad riddle >.> I'm not good at this, don't judge me.
     
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  16. Tir

    Tir Young Knight Seasoned Adventurer

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    Riddle:

    We are alone
    But we have many friends
    They think of us as fools, they are wrong
    We are beyond their comprehension
    We are family in an perpetual paradise
    What are we?

    Answer:
    Gamers

    Explanation:
    Alone meaning we are alone in our rooms, Friends refers to our many friends lists on many games, the third part talks about how society sees us and how we should see ourselves.
     
  17. Taokaka

    Taokaka Knight Young Knight Seasoned Adventurer

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    Somehow it feels... easy. :p It may be because you kept using "we". I think it would be a little more difficult if you used "they" instead of "we".
     
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  18. Tir

    Tir Young Knight Seasoned Adventurer

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    Thanks, I'm pretty sure it doesn't matter too much, I'll make a harder one later ;). I had this page open since last night so your post just updated. Your riddle is complicated yet simple, it's good.
     
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  19. Leo

    Leo Community Manager Staff Member Cyan VIP Legend Hero Warlord Veteran Knight Young Knight Seasoned Adventurer Oldtimer

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    alright a couple more days and i'll close the thread. Good ones so far!
     
  20. Eskwyre

    Eskwyre Young Knight Seasoned Adventurer Oldtimer

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    Moved to general. Isn't really news!
     
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