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Riddle of Ages: Travelling Through History

Discussion in 'Forum Games' started by Milarqui, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. Terrance888

    Terrance888 Discord Reigns

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    I guess the Man of Metal is the master or something?

    1 Guess: Romans leave britain, Anglo Saxons invade.
     
  2. Optical

    Optical The Fall of the Eleventh

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    Must be! Plus, the Romans were conquerors, making them "men of metal".
     
  3. Gem Hound

    Gem Hound Mercenary

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    Definitely Anglo-Saxon Conquest of Britannia.

    As Terrance said: The master was the Romans who left Britannia because they could no longer hopw to defend it and only planned afterwards to defend there holdings in the Western Roman Empire((Minus that)) - Would also explain the "Man of metal"

    The homeless - The Saxons, Angles and Jutes were being pushed out of their lands and being hired as mercenaries in Britannia and then, the mercenaries rised up against their payers and formed Kingdoms in the East which started the whole Germanic takeover of Central and Eastern Great Britain.

    Driven by the wind - they sailed to Britannia
     
  4. mayor

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    time for some actual hints?

    The joke was on the man of metal
    When the homeless
    driven by wind
    were surprised to find a home
    They found the home abandoned by the dueno
    he had to deal with troubles in one of his other houses

    Man of metal: is derived from a nickname
    Dueno: I used the Spanish word for owner for a reason ;)

    EDIT: the man of metal and the dueno are not one and the same but are (strongly) related, the dueno is not an actual person :)
     
  5. Optical

    Optical The Fall of the Eleventh

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    Man of metal: Stalin, "man of steel" or Bismarck, the "Iron Chancellor"
    Spanish master that isn't a person... I don't know, just gathering my thoughts.
     
  6. mayor

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    don't stare yourself blind on those two

    and now to figure out what you need to emphasise to read it correctly ;)
     
  7. Milarqui

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    So...
    The man of metal is someone who had a nickname related to metals (iron, bronze, silver, gold, steel, copper...) and who would not like the thing about the homeless people much.
    Driven by wind could mean either that the "homeless" were led by someone whose name could be translated as "Wind" or they sailed in boats.
    The surprise part could be either that they did not know there was land where they went or that they did not know there would be a place for them where they went.
    The thing about the "dueño" (OOC: if you want to write the ñ, write the ~ and then the n (no spaces, or it won't work)) not being a person could be either that it is not 1 person (that it might be a group of people) or that it is an animal.
    The fact that you have written it in Spanish might mean that either the "homeless" were Spanish, that the place where they travelled was either Spain or a country where Spanish is currently spoken (most of the Caribbean and America south of Rio Grande) or that the animal could be tied to said countries.
    Finally, the thing about the "dueño" having to deal with problems in one of his other houses might mean that, if it is an animal, the "dueño" had to leave because he might have had another cave or nest and had to repair it or something. Or, if it is a group of people, maybe they had to leave because of some kind of civil war...
     
  8. mayor

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    very good :)

    yes and... I can't answer that or I would say to much :)

    stay on the boat part ;)

    exactly

    yeah... it should be Dueño... call it lazyness that I didn't include the ~ :mischief:

    it is indeed a group of people or a animal ;)

    there is a extra option :)

    stay on this track

    Spoiler don't look if you want a real challenge :) :
    EDIT: remember I bolded 'The Joke' it is in relation with something we all know these day


    did I say to much with that? :twitch: EDIT: added spoiler :)
     
  9. NedimNapoleon

    NedimNapoleon Weird Little Human

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    Visigoth inasion of Spain?
     
  10. Bowsling

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    Does it have to do with the Eighty Years War? Sea-beggars, perhaps?
     
  11. mayor

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    it might :)
     
  12. mayor

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    come on guys! not that hard anymore :)
     
  13. Milarqui

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    Arrrggg...

    I think I have it.

    The Man of Metal is Fernando Álvarez de Toledo, 3rd Duke of Alba. Nicknamed "The Iron Duke".
    The Homeless are the Geuzen, who were exiled from the Low Countries.
    The "driven by wind" part is because the Geuzen fitted a privateer fleet.
    They "were surprised to find a home" because they managed to come back to Netherlands.
    "They found the home abandoned by the dueño" refers to the fact that the Duke of Alba had to leave Netherlands.
    "He had to deal with troubles in one of his other houses" is because the Duke of Alba was sent to Portugal to defeat Antonio, Prior of Crato, after he seized the crown that lawfully belonged to King Philip II.
     
  14. mayor

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    almost.. I'm looking for a single event.

    remember the first sentence 'The Joke' this refers to the date on which it happened :)
     
  15. Milarqui

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    Well, that means something that probably happened on April 1st or December 28th (December 28th is the Spanish equivalent for the April Fools Day).

    That means it is the Capture of Brielle by the Watergeuzen, which happened on April 1st 1572.
     
  16. mayor

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    YES! that's it ;)

    The joke was on the man of metal
    on April 1st the Sea-beggars conquered Brielle on the Spanish who were led by the Duke of Alba nicknamed 'The Iron Duke'
    When the homeless
    the Sea-beggars were expelled from the harbour of London by Queen Elizabeth
    driven by wind
    because of the wind they came at the coast of Holland near Brielle (or Den Briel)
    were surprised to find a home
    they weren't planning on going there
    They found the home abandoned by the dueno
    when they arrived a fisher rowed out to them and told them the Spanish soldiers were away
    he had to deal with troubles in one of his other houses
    they had gone to Utrecht to deal with some troubles

    There exists a ryme about this event:
    "Op 1 april verloor Alva zijn bril'
    which translates to
    'On April 1st Alba lost his glasses'

    the pun is in the fact that 'bril' sounds very similair to 'Briel'
     
  17. Milarqui

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    Yay! I guessed it!

    Now, let's plan mine...
     
  18. Milarqui

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    Here it is:

    While something frugal happened in the City
    Four years too late
    In the enemy's capital
    When four years ago
    Metal birds rained death
    Now they rain sweets and bring life
     
  19. mayor

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    first thing that comes to mind:

    Food droppings over The Netherlands in the last year of WWII
     
  20. Milarqui

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    Nope, but you are getting near.
     

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