The Tri-Blender Tournament: Round 2, P1 (Bonus) (in Contests)

VivaPinata August 2 2008 12:49 PM EDT

"Ideas are the very coinage of your brain."
- William Shakespeare

"A guilty conscience needs to confess. A work of art is a confession."
- Albert Einstein

"We should never lose an occasion. Opportunity is more powerful even than conquerors and prophets."
- Benjamin Disraeli

(Updated, with special thanks to Sal, DSFARGEG, JS, Tsabo Rashdak, and TourneyPrizes!)
$13,000,000 in CBD
Absolution (Named MH) [84x207] (+20) (NW: 1,907,030)
A Double Chain Mail (of the infamous Hatch) [24] (worth at least $50k!)
A Double Chain Mail [24] (not quite as famous or expensive)
A Beaked Axe [34x1] (+0) (NW: unknown)
A Beaked Axe [34x1] (+0) (NW: unknown)
A Fire Familiar lvl 387,257 (NW: 7,032,413)
A Pair of Leather Boots [4] (+10) (NW: 134,414)
A Rune of Solitude lvl 20 (NW: 11,030)
Tattoo of Augmentation lvl 1,791,652 (NW: 32,496,910)
A total worth of approximately 22M~24M CBD.
(Not counting the unknown prices of the TWO Beaked Axes! O_o)

If you do not remember what this all is, you can click here for the Official Thread.

I will be giving the names of who survived the last round and their new scores in the next thread. For now, instead of the usual list of current players, I have decided to just announce where you should send the thanks for this bonus round of sorts. Maybe they missed their chatmail or maybe they're slowly consulting. Anyways, we can't continue until they reply back to me. Every so often, I'll go send every ones of these folks a CM. If you see them in chat, please tell them to send to talk to me asap.

(Sorries, but I need those answers... )

~[Round 2, Part 1: Creativity]~
In the meantime, I'm going ahead and starting the first part of Round 2. Part 1 is_totally_optional. As I promised, you are getting plenty of opportunity to get yourself more points and this is merely one of those opportunities. AKA Bonus round.

+1 Token to Each Team Member: for giving me a name for your team or alias/title for yourself if you are going solo. If you are not sure how many folks are left in your team, send me a CM. Any member can announce it by post, CM, or PM with their team name. I am just going to assume that everybody in your team agrees on it if you do. Otherwise, I have lovely single letters to list your team under in the future. :D

+1 Token to The Player: for EACH good riddle that they come up with. You can send me the whole riddle through CM or by posting it here. PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE THE ANSWERS if you post. Also, please do not attempt to answer posted riddles yet. What is a good riddle you ask? According to Roland of Gilead of Stephen King's universe, "I don't care about taste. It's senseless and unsolvable, and that's what makes it silly. A good riddle is neither."

+2 Tokens to The Player: for EACH good riddle that I will use in the next part of Round 2. These good riddles must also live up to one more requirement: they must not be Googlable.
+3 More Tokens (total of +5) to The Player: for EACH good riddle that made it to the next part AND stumped everybody, not including yourself or your team.

To recap. Bonus round. Totally optional. Be creative, or make up for your lack with assiduousness. Get those lazybums to talk to me. Have fun :D

stevebat August 2 2008 1:14 PM EDT

my years are many, my age is few.

how is this possible?

TheHatchetman August 2 2008 3:01 PM EDT

A nickel in one hand, a quarter in the other. I have only 25 cents. How?

INDColtsFan18 August 2 2008 3:07 PM EDT

A mother has 8 girls and each of them has a brother. How many children are there?

QBOddBird August 2 2008 4:10 PM EDT

There are fifteen gorgeous babes sitting at a round table. Each gorgeous babe, spur of the moment yet simultaneously, turns first to her left and kisses her neighbor's nose, then turns to the right and kisses her other neighbor's nose.

How many noses were kissed?

There are five magical playboy bunnies. Each is standing in front of a gorgeous doorway and inviting you in....however, four of them are really evil succubus, and they'll follow you in and devour you for making the wrong choice! Each girl can either lie or tell the truth...but she will lie if the girl before her tells the truth, and inversely she will tell the truth if the girl before her lies. Also, you can't ask a question to see if the girl is lying, like 'Is 10 + 10 = 20?"

...So how do you find the correct door to paradise?

Warbringer August 2 2008 5:57 PM EDT

It cannot be seen, cannot be felt,
Cannot be heard, cannot be smelt.
It lies behind stars and under hills,
And empty holes it fills.
It comes first and follows after,
Ends life, kills laughter.

The beginning of eternity
The end of time and space
The beginning of every end,
And the end of every place.

This is light as a feather, yet no man can hold it for long.

Warbringer August 2 2008 5:58 PM EDT

This thing all things devours:
Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
Gnaws iron, bites steel;
Grinds hard stones to meal;
Slays king, ruins town
And beats high mountain down.

VivaPinata August 3 2008 8:11 AM EDT

Only two peoples left:


And then we will move on. Also for those who CM'd me riddles, I got them :D

VivaPinata August 3 2008 8:47 AM EDT

One person left:


forktoad August 3 2008 9:04 AM EDT

And the wild regrets and the bloody threats,
None knew so well as I,
For he who lives more lives than one,
More deaths than one must die.

VivaPinata August 3 2008 9:12 AM EDT

Yay! All done. Thanks, everybody, for being so patient. One more "part" round to go before the actual tournament, as everybody knows it, starts.

Riddling will be over at noon (~3 hours from now).
You can give me a name any time before Round 3 begins.

/me goes to make the next post...

forktoad August 3 2008 9:20 AM EDT

I go for a job interview and the employer tells me that I am so bad that the only way I can get the job is to jump out the window from the top floor of the 40 storey building (he's serious).

How do I get the job?

Hakai [Aye Phelta Thi] August 3 2008 1:15 PM EDT

Awww. And I'd just come up with a half decent riddle last night. *sigh* ;p

QBOddBird August 3 2008 3:36 PM EDT

I name my solo team "Bootyshaker."
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