A Nefarious Riley

I was paying a visit to the WorldBuilding.SE site and found a post that was quite interesting. Now, I will link the post after an answer has been accepted for those who would like to go read it. As always, good luck to all of you!

Look for the prefix, it lives within me; peer to the end, as far as you can see.

Into the darkness, the infix revealed; a volcano perhaps, in a small field.

Viewing the suffix, a thunderous cloud? Not really too sure, an illness is found.

Even apart, afraid you must be; for I always have, my minions with me.

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Another Perpetual Riley Riddle

As always, good luck to all of you!

Very odd is the suffix, tis spelled the wrong way; a few letters missing, opposing day.

After the prefix, the infix you’ll find; if only, if only, you use your mind.

Search for the prefix, found in this line; look even further, found within time.

Together you’ll see, something quite great; simply enough, it looks like an eight.

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Riley Loves You

My prefix is in water

As it moves along

My infix a gaming console,

That you and I can play

Well, you see…

I can’t really, um.. Describe, uh

My suffix is, em hard to explain…

But all together, you see me all around

And come in all different colors

What am I?

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A Riley you can count on

My prefix is quite definite.
My suffix lets you dream a bit.
My infix leaves it up to you.
In total, I am proved and true.

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A Riley some Math and a Confusing Note

A Quick Note

I am having a hard time picking a topic for my next story riddle and have decided to make a new puzzle. Today I have combined a multitude of puzzles into a single larger puzzle to make something truly fun!


Yesterday was quite odd; while out for my run I came across a note nailed to a tree:

Pier at the prefix, across the sea; add seventeen, just to find me.

Accept that the infix, is just an arc; reverse it, subtract it, add one more part.

Reverse to the suffix, it’s where we began; you’ll find it, you see, in the palm of your hand.

Take them together, but be advised; the fun isn’t over, a word from the wise.

It was quite odd to find a riddle such as this in the woods; but I was intrigued, so I took the note and began analyzing it. After a while, a snake slithered by and I decided it would probably be a good idea to head back to the house to get dinner started. On my way back, I noticed there was something carved into my favorite tree branch:

$1, 3, 5, 6, 9$

$$3a + frac{2b}{9} = 1$$

I wasn’t sure what it meant either, but it was strange because I’ve run this trail hundreds of times; and I jump over that branch every time. I aim for it, and I have never seen this carving. I took a mental note of it and continued home.

After arriving at home, I noticed a note on the front door from the post office, but it was all scrambled up! Why would they play mind games with me? Was it a shipping number?

teN4ZreAmT6+3WQVlmRtdFj4xssVHE3zwYS8A7SSVSk=

I called the post office and they stated they had no record of the odd note. The mail man had no mail for me today.

All of this weighed heavily on my mind; but I decided to get some rest and tackle it again in the morning after a run and some coffee. So the next morning, I woke up, and went on my usual run. While I was out I encountered another odd note:

THE KEY! THE KEY! THE KEY YOU WILL NEED! LOOK TO THE FIRST; REARRANGE WHAT YOU SEE!

I finished my run and went back to working on deciphering these odd notes. What did they all mean?


Bonus Reputation Opportunity

The answer is actually the originally intended title for this puzzle. I will award $150$ reputation bounty to whomever gives the most creatively correct answer! A complete and thorough answer does not count as creative. The first complete and correct answer will receive a $50$ reputation bounty regardless of creativity. So there is a total of $200$ reputation up for grabs here. The initial $50$ reputation will begin as soon as possible after acceptance, and the $150$ reputation will be awarded two weeks after the answer has been selected. Should I award this based on up-votes, or on my own decision?

An example of a creative answer would be to tell a short story that gives the answer. A basic example with a fake answer:

As I started my car this morning, I heard a strange noise in the trunk; it came from a

I was terrified and I called the proper authorities to handle the situation. While waiting for them to arrive, I noticed a patch of

They were quite bright and they made me forget the noise in my trunk, even if only for a brief moment. As the authorities arrived, they handed me a piece of paper that

I thought this was rather odd, but I let them do their job, and went on my way.


Additional Tags: riddle rhyme lateral-thinking

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A Riley with Math and a Confusing Note

A Quick Note

I am having a hard time picking a topic for my next story riddle and have decided to make a new puzzle. Today I have combined a multitude of puzzles into a single larger puzzle to make something truly fun!


Yesterday was quite odd; while out for my run I came across a note nailed to a tree:

Pier at the prefix, across the sea; add seventeen, just to find me.

Accept that the infix, is just an arc; reverse it, subtract it, add one more part.

Reverse to the suffix, it’s where we began; you’ll find it, you see, in the palm of your hand.

Take them together, but be advised; the fun isn’t over, a word from the wise.

It was quite odd to find a riddle such as this in the woods; but I was intrigued, so I took the note and began analyzing it. After a while, a snake slithered by and I decided it would probably be a good idea to head back to the house to get dinner started. On my way back, I noticed there was something carved into my favorite tree branch:

$1, 3, 5, 6, 9$

$$3a + frac{2b}{9} = x$$

I wasn’t sure what it meant either, but it was strange because I’ve run this trail hundreds of times; and I jump over that branch every time. I aim for it, and I have never seen this carving. I took a mental note of it and continued home.

After arriving at home, I noticed a note on the front door from the post office, but it was all scrambled up! Why would they play mind games with me? Was it a shipping number?

teN4ZreAmT6+3WQVlmRtdFj4xssVHE3zwYS8A7SSVSk=

I called the post office and they stated they had no record of the odd note. The mail man had no mail for me today.

All of this weighed heavily on my mind; but I decided to get some rest and tackle it again in the morning after a run and some coffee. So the next morning, I woke up, and went on my usual run. While I was out I encountered another odd note:

THE KEY! THE KEY! THE KEY YOU WILL NEED! LOOK TO THE FIRST; REARRANGE WHAT YOU SEE!

I finished my run and went back to working on deciphering these odd notes. What did they all mean?


The answer is actually the originally intended title for this puzzle. I will award $100$ bounty to whomever gives the most creatively correct answer!

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Another Perpetual Riley

Since the community appears to enjoy Riley riddles, I have another one for the community to solve. As always, good luck to you all!

Witness the prefix, it looks similar to you; built with some wicker, and wire too.

Knowing the infix, will help you a lot; like one or the other, or maybe not.

Recognize the suffix, above you will see; the backbone required, to build your knees.

Open your mind, this word an illusion; no, just to youth, with play in fusion.

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Why am I posting another Riley?

I’m aggressive, astute if you will,
My middle and end, will make you go still,
But my end alone, rituals fulfil,
My start is deep, but not used anymore,
Now find out what I am, that’s what I ask for.

Hint:

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Riley riddles galore!

My new riley riddle is different.

Where my prefix is getting something from you,

Here my suffix makes food last longer,

You think my infix is on edge,

Under thinking it is not what I do.

$+$ Think it through

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A Heroic Riley Riddle Rises

Riddle me this:

My prefix, discovered ahead.
My suffix had started instead.
My infix may point with a role.
I am cloaked by a joint super soul.

For example, a vampire flies one.
He is bold, despite a lonely son.
From a cave, he will free but requite.
He is brave, wearing me like a knight.

It is told that a joke proves to kill,
Unless saved by a stroke of good will;
Though compare me to that of a mask,
And to wear me will combat the task.

What am I?

What is the answer to the Riley Riddle?
Who is he?
What is the task?


This will be my final Riley Riddle now because I want to get back at “normal” riddles. Yes, I say this a lot, but (I think) I mean it this time. The Riley rises.

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