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A Pirate's Dozen of Riddles for Fantasy Roleplaying

Sorry that I've been lost at sea for a while. I'm back today with a collection of riddles that can be used by a sphynx or by any npc that would play at riddles. I apologize in advance for the simplicity of these riddles; I'm sure true puzzle-masters have solved most of these already in another form. Even so, I hope that you enjoy them. Here are a Pirate's Dozen of Riddles for Fantasy Roleplaying. Happy gaming.

A paladin on horseback spots a lone orc raider at the edge of a dense woods. The paladin spurs his horse as the orc slips deeper into the forest. How far can the orc flee into the woods? -- halfway, if he runs farther, he will be running out of the woods.

Among simple time-keeping devices, the sundial has fewest moving pieces, what simple timekeeper has the most? -- an hourglass has thousands of grains of tiny grains of sand.

The more you take in this dungeon; the more you leave behind. What is it? -- footsteps 

I'm the part of the bird not in the sky. I can swim in the sea, yet remain dry as can be. What am I? -- a shadow 

What runs around the castle without moving at all? -- its wall 

What is it that everybody needs, everybody gives, everybody asks, but few ever take? -- advice 

It may only be given, not taken or bought. It's what the sinner desires, but the saint does not. What is it? -- forgiveness 

Where is a place, easy to find, where yesterday always follows today? -- dictionary 

They arrive at night without being called and disappear in the morning without being stolen. What are they? -- the stars 

It is always coming, but it never arrives. What is it? -- Tomorrow 

You cannot keep this thing until after you have given it away. What is it? -- a promise 

What is put upon the table and cut, but never eaten? -- a deck of cards 

From what heavy seven letter word can you take two letters and leave behind eight? -- Freight (or weights) 

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