I love riddles, and like solving them. I've even made a few when running games as a dungeon master. But I have a problem with Ember's riddle today: there are too many possible answers that fit the riddle. Add on top of that that we need to glue two words together in the promo code field to answer it (curse you autocorrect), and the range of possible character combinations is staggering. I don't want to put my solutions here to avoid spoilers, but I do think someone at Lilith should sit down and think of more possible correct answers to this riddle and start adding those codes to possible entries players can make in that promo code field; otherwise, frustrated riddle solvers like myself will have thought up a good half dozen legitimate solutions, and have tried a hundred character combinations to try to get the promo code field to accept their right answers.
I guess I could provide one of the answers I thought of as an example: ANOPPORTUNITY. This obviously didn't work, but is a fit to the riddle. If an opportunity is clear, it is precious and should be used immediately before it vanishes. Yet along this line of thought, I could put THEOPPORTUNITY, MYOPPORTUNITY, GOODOPPORTUNITY, etc etc etc etc etc before I figure out that this isn't what the riddle is about. Or never guess the second appropriate word at all. Or maybe it is using the word CHANCE instead. See where I'm going with this? One concept equals a lot of entry attempts, unlike an oral recognition of the answer attempt.
And beyond that one, I worked out a large number of other fitting answers, with each of those having their own possible accompanying words and synonyms.
Alternatively, maybe flesh out the riddle a little more to eliminate other possible right answers (the key to any good riddle) while keeping the desired answer just as mysterious. Hopefully I'll get the right character combo since I've already thought up lots of potential fits.
In any case, thanks for a riddle to work out! I can PM or email my other possible fits for the riddle if Lilith wants to use them to make the riddle a bit more fitting to a certain concept.