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    The man in black appears before your eyes.
    "Your fortune's what you seek, but e'en the wise
    Could not tell you for certain what doth lie
    Ahead within your future, so say I.

    "But come, sit down a spell, whilst I essay
    To tell aught you would know ere I away.
    Three cards, no more, no less, do I lay down
    Here at your feet, upon the rocky ground.

    "The first is difficult to unconceal,
    For April and May both are here revealed.
    As winter thus to spring doth start the year,
    So does this roaring force deign to appear. THUNDER (Jon)

    "The second is the largest thing on earth,
    The thing to which we all owe our first birth.
    The softest thing it looketh to the eye,
    But lo! It tramples mountains standing nigh. OCEAN (Maturins_Daughter)

    "The third is last, and last it fitting be,
    For it's the final end that you will see.
    Ignored by all, yet come to tragedy
    Do all as this doth claim its property. DEATH (Jon)

    "The final clue I forthwith tell to you:
    We three are half of six, and six we do
    Make half of twelve, upon this towering height.
    Tell, seeker, have you solved it now aright?" OLYMPUS (Gaberax)

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    The man in black appears before your eyes.
    "Your fortune's what you seek, but e'en the wise
    Could not tell you for certain what doth lie
    Ahead within your future, so say I.

    "But come, sit down a spell, whilst I essay
    To tell aught you would know ere I away.
    Three cards, no more, no less, do I lay down
    Here at your feet, upon the rocky ground.

    "The first is difficult to unconceal,
    For April and May both are here revealed. - Spring?
    As winter thus to spring doth start the year,
    So does this roaring force deign to appear.

    "The second is the largest thing on earth,
    The thing to which we all owe our first birth.
    The softest thing it looketh to the eye,
    But lo! It tramples mountains standing nigh.

    "The third is last, and last it fitting be,
    For it's the final end that you will see. - Death? - Armageddon?
    Ignored by all, yet come to tragedy
    Do all as this doth claim its property.

    "The final clue I forthwith tell to you:
    We three are half of six, and six we do
    Make half of twelve, upon this towering height.
    Tell, seeker, have you solved it now aright?"
    “Give me the sense to wonder, to wonder if I'm free."

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    "Death" is right.

    "Spring" is not, clearly, as the word is actually used in that stanza. Look at the words again and try to think of something associated with the spring.

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    April showers bring May flowers.

    Rain and flora?
    “Give me the sense to wonder, to wonder if I'm free."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    April showers bring May flowers.

    Rain and flora?
    Close there, very close....

    Neither is the exact answer for that clue, but one of them is VERY close, and can lead you to it.

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    Showers and flowers?
    “Give me the sense to wonder, to wonder if I'm free."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Showers and flowers?
    No, I said one of those is close to the right answer. You need to supply me with which one, and determine from that one the correct answer for that clue.

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    flower?
    “Give me the sense to wonder, to wonder if I'm free."

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    Cloud?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    flower?
    Nope.

    Quote Originally Posted by BROWNINGS CHILDE View Post
    Cloud?
    Getting close....

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    Rain?
    “Give me the sense to wonder, to wonder if I'm free."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Rain?
    Closer....

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    storm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BROWNINGS CHILDE View Post
    storm?
    A hair's breadth away....

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    Tornado?
    “Give me the sense to wonder, to wonder if I'm free."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Tornado?
    D'oh! You were going the right direction and veered off somewhere....

    Back up a bit.... You were closer with "storm"....

    (I'm using the plural "you" here, by the way, I know you're not the one who said "storm".... )

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    Thunderstorm?
    “Give me the sense to wonder, to wonder if I'm free."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Thunderstorm?
    Since the first part of that is right, I'm going to count it.

    Now just the second clue (should be easy) and then the final answer (which should also be easy).

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    "The second is the largest thing on earth, Wind?Air?Breath?
    The thing to which we all owe our first birth.
    The softest thing it looketh to the eye,
    But lo! It tramples mountains standing nigh.

    Elodin: "Tombs is for feckless twits who can't chew their own food. My boy's a Re'lar! He has the feck of twenty men!"

    Kvothe: “Books are a poor substitute for female companionship, but they are easier to find.”

    Simmon: ”It’s just ointment in case you get burned...but if you mix it with piss, it turns into candy.” Sim’s expression was deadpan. “Delicious candy.”


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    Quote Originally Posted by SigTauGimp View Post
    "The second is the largest thing on earth, Wind?Air?Breath?
    The thing to which we all owe our first birth.
    The softest thing it looketh to the eye,
    But lo! It tramples mountains standing nigh.
    Good guess, but I'm thinking of something bigger. Look at the last line for a clue....

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    The only other thing my mind keeps going back to is Time, from that one riddle from The Hobbit.

    Elodin: "Tombs is for feckless twits who can't chew their own food. My boy's a Re'lar! He has the feck of twenty men!"

    Kvothe: “Books are a poor substitute for female companionship, but they are easier to find.”

    Simmon: ”It’s just ointment in case you get burned...but if you mix it with piss, it turns into candy.” Sim’s expression was deadpan. “Delicious candy.”


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    Quote Originally Posted by SigTauGimp View Post
    The only other thing my mind keeps going back to is Time, from that one riddle from The Hobbit.


    No, time isn't limited to Earth. I'm thinking of something uniquely Earthian--hence, physical.

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    The second is the largest thing on earth, Sand?Dirt?Ground?
    The thing to which we all owe our first birth.
    The softest thing it looketh to the eye,
    But lo! It tramples mountains standing nigh.

    Elodin: "Tombs is for feckless twits who can't chew their own food. My boy's a Re'lar! He has the feck of twenty men!"

    Kvothe: “Books are a poor substitute for female companionship, but they are easier to find.”

    Simmon: ”It’s just ointment in case you get burned...but if you mix it with piss, it turns into candy.” Sim’s expression was deadpan. “Delicious candy.”


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    Quote Originally Posted by SigTauGimp View Post
    The second is the largest thing on earth, Sand?Dirt?Ground?
    The thing to which we all owe our first birth.
    The softest thing it looketh to the eye,
    But lo! It tramples mountains standing nigh.
    Do any of those things trample mountains?

    I'm thinking of something bigger....

    Maybe a look at the other two answers will help....

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    Bumping this before I forget it exists....

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