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This page relates to the Statue item riddle article. Listed below are the correct item placement corresponding to each statue's riddle.


Starting with the statue to the right of the entrance, going clockwise.

Riddle 1Try to defeat me but try in vain. When I win, I end your pain.

Solution: Grinning Skull

Why: This riddle is about death. The skull is related to death.

Riddle 2: I have two heads but one body. The more I stand still, the faster I run.

Solution: Hourglass

Why: When the hourglass stands still, the sand will run the fastest from one end to another.

Riddle 3: Always I do tell the truth, yet cannot speak. Look to me and see what really is.

Solution: Mirror

Why: A mirror is an accurate reflection of reality.

Riddle 4: Name me and so shall you break me.

Solution: The Gagged Man.

Why: The Gagged Man represents silence. As soon as you speak, silence is broken.

Riddle 5: I will save your life, but yet you can die by me. I settle disputes yet not with words.

Solution: Sword Medallion.

Why: A sword can save you and it can kill you. It's never used to solve a dispute with words.

Riddle 6: To those within the dungeon I am joy. To those fully beneath my gaze, I can be Hell.

Solution: Sun Medallion

Why: The sunlight is pleasant for prisoners locked up in the dark. The sun in a desert and can be deadly.

Riddle 7: I have seen the mountains rise. I have seen the fall of Netheril. You shall die but still shall I march on.

Solution: Sundial

Why: The Sundial represents the flow of Time, and the continuous movement of "time marching on".

Riddle 8: Here, in this place, you swallow me. Yet, if I were more, I would swallow you.

Solution: Jar of Water.

Why: You can drink a glass of water. An ocean can swallow you easily.

Riddle 9: Two brothers we are, great burdens we bear, all day if we are bitterly pressed; yet this will I say - we are full at day, and empty when we go at rest.

Solution: Worn-out Boots.

Why: Boots are under pressure when someone walks in them and are typically empty at night, when their wearer removes them to rest.

Riddle 10: No beginning. No end. I am a symbol of the world's cycles.

Solution: Golden Circlet

Why: It is impossible to identify where a circle begins and ends.

Riddle 11: At night I come without being fetched, at day I am gone without being stolen.

Solution: Star Medallion

Why: Stars appear at night and are "gone" when the day arrives.