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A relationship so justified
Sensitive in nature deemed classified
Stained the world in all aspects
Likely to start future prospects

Vandalism left still enduring
Physical marks keep alluring
A timeless art made from bone
In Rome a cephalopod you might own

Arch the enchanters wand
One which Edward would be fond
The blood runs with absolute
No matter if you are mute


What is this riddle referring to?

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  • $\begingroup$ Wow, 5 downvotes. What is wrong with this riddle? $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Mar 19 '15 at 21:26
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    $\begingroup$ @randal'thor maybe, the inertia of the crowd.. :) $\endgroup$ – zlobi.wan.kenobi Mar 20 '15 at 7:02
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    $\begingroup$ Where is the question? $\endgroup$ – Aravind Mar 21 '15 at 11:11
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    $\begingroup$ @Aravind Given the riddle tag, it should be obvious what the question is, but I've edited to make it clearer. Oblong, feel free to rollback if you disagree with my edit :-) $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Mar 22 '15 at 1:34
  • $\begingroup$ @randal'thor Thank you, the bold might be a bit to much but it makes its point well :). $\endgroup$ – Oblongamous Mar 23 '15 at 13:30
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It may be:

Bolinus Brandaris (murex) or Ink, as you can extract purple ink from the murex.

Indeed:

A relationship so justified

It has a shell, Justified used as the format of text

Sensitive in nature deemed classified

It's actually a animal, it reacts to stimuli

Stained the world in all aspects

It was originally used to make purple ink

Likely to start future prospects

The purple ink was used to dye precious fabrics, which were used by rich people during important discussions.

Vandalism left still enduring

Physical marks keep alluring

After extracting the ink, only the dead shell remains. A timeless art made from bone As already said, the valuable purple color was made from a shell, which can be compared to a bone.

In Rome a cephalopod you might own

Romans were the main buyers of murex.

Arch the enchanters wand

It alludes to the pen, used along with the ink.

One which Edward would be fond

( Edward Bulwer-Lytton ) who coined "the pen is mightier than the sword", also referred to the pen as an arch enchanter's wand.

The blood runs with absolute

The ink can be considered the murex's blood.

No matter if you are mute

Ink is mute

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Could it be

LEADERSHIP?

I got to this just by following my nose in the first verse. The OP has written another riddle with this very answer though.

A relationship so justified

Many leaders consider their position as leader, and the relationship they consequently take to others, to be justified.

Sensitive in nature deemed classified

Some leaders hide away and make decisions behind the scenes, so their role could be seen as classified information.

Stained the world in all aspects

Certain leaders have made very bad decisions and left great stains on the world. Even today, Adolf Hitler's very name can be used as a synonym of evil.

Likely to start future prospects

On the other hand, some leaders have wonderful visions of the future and make great things possible.

Vandalism left still enduring

A similar reference to the 3rd line, perhaps: the wrecking decisions made by long-gone leaders still leave their marks on the world.

Physical marks keep alluring

Symbols of leadership, such as crowns, sceptres, and diamonds.

A timeless art made from bone

Not sure about this line.

In Rome a cephalopod you might own

A reference to Roman emperors maybe. I can't see how cephalopods come into it though.

Arch the enchanters wand
One which Edward would be fond
The blood runs with absolute
No matter if you are mute

This is probably a reference to some fictional work involving enchanters and a character named Edward. I haven't worked this verse out yet.

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I think it is a:

Poem

A relationship so justified

Sensitive in nature deemed classified

Poems are more on emotions so give meaning to relationships and can be classified based on 9 emotions (romance, heroism, comic, pathos, wrathful, terrifying, odious and wonderous)

Stained the world in all aspects

poetry over time impacted world and brought changes.

Likely to start future prospects

same as above

Vandalism left still enduring

There are thousand cases you can find where poets were killed, there works were burnt, poetry was outlawed but still still survives.

Physical marks keep alluring

Used as epithets or other physical forms

A timeless art made from bone

Even after 1000s of years many poetry are there and still very effective very strong

In Rome a cephalopod you might own

It is slippery for some

Arch the enchanters wand

like a magic

One which Edward would be fond

Even king Edward loved it

The blood runs with absolute

No matter if you are mute

Even if you can not speak you can enjoys it (as still you can hear it)

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  • $\begingroup$ Where does the list of 9 emotions come from? (not a criticism but I am intrigued) $\endgroup$ – Relaxed Mar 22 '15 at 10:38
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    $\begingroup$ @Relaxed , thanks for asking this question. In sanskrit these are called Rasa, here is a link on it I just found: rasas.info hope it helps :) $\endgroup$ – Ashutosh Nigam Mar 22 '15 at 10:42

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