Some guidelines (I may add more for clarification if needed):
- Each stanza indicates something about my life in the form of a clue's homophone, but that is all I will guarantee. The words in the stanza may or may not pertain to my real life events otherwise.
- A correct answer will correctly decipher the clues provided by at least half of the stanzas.
When he proposed, he gave me some ground wheat (flour -> flower)
I spent my life collecting tolls on the highway (fare -> fair, could mean I treated people equally, not necessarily that I was a toll collector)
Some think of me like a necessity,
Yet others say I'm more of an obsession.
A fine wine or a strong brandy
My family could never afford to serve.
One night, the dreams came to me.
I awoke with the urge to be where the king exhaled.
After some time in his service,
I ended up in a gurney
Not much later, they told me that I
Was like a tributary whose flow is restricted.
A slab became the death of me,
Now my remains are one with the world
Many follow me intently,
Assuming I know nothing of it.
Who am I?
The clues are in more or less chronological order of my life events.
Hint (6/27/16 11:13 AM EST):
I am a real historical figure
Hint (6/30/16 2:03 PM EST):
I'm from the Eastern Hemisphere
Hint (7/6/16 9:18 AM EST):
This can be (fairly) easily solved with just two clues deciphered
Hint (6/13/17 3:36 PM CT):
I am female
Hint (6/14/17 11:41 AM CT):
I believe that the sixth stanza is the most important; solve that, and the answer choices become very few (this is why I made it the title).
Think about the different ways the word slab can be used, and the different types of slabs.