The thunder comes before the lightning, and the lightning comes before the cloud, the rain dries all the land it touches, wrapping the earth in a blood red shroud.
The strongest chains will not bind it. Ditch and rampart will not slow it down. A thousand soldiers cannot beat it, it can knock down trees with a single bush.
The side of cat with the most hair.
The ones who see it may go blind, Contracting the fool's madness. You have to dig to find it, Crush big stones or mine it. Wash dirt clumps in a pan and wait for it to settle, A shiny, precious metal.
The older this thing grows the more valued it becomes. It is always much better when its breathing is done.
The older they are the less wrinkles they have.
The offspring of circle and a rectangle.
The negative hero in each story.
The most beautiful and useless of human acts.
The more you take the more you leave behind.
The more you take away, the larger it becomes.
The more you look at it, The less you see.
The more you have, the less you see.
The more it dries, the wetter it gets. What is it?
The more holes you cover the lower it goes.
The man who invented it doesn't want it. The man who bought it doesn't need it. The man who needs it doesn't know it.
The Load-bearer. The warrior. The Frightened One. The Brave. The Fleet-of-foot. The Iron-shod. The Faithful One. The Slave.
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The land was white the seed was black It'll take a good scholar to riddle me that.
The higher I climb the hotter I engage, I cannot escape my crystal cage.
The floor's on top, the roof's beneath, and from this place I rarely leave. Yet with the passing of each day. A new horizon greets my gaze.
The eight of us go forth not back to protect our king from a foe's attack. What are we?
The cost of making only the maker knows, valueless if bought, but sometimes traded. A poor man may give one as easily as king. When one is broken pain and deceit are assured.
The answer to this riddle is unknown.
The most foreign visitors you could imagine.
The little pink nub that helps rectify mistakes.