# These Riddles Again?

With the beginning, I can make you totally emotionless

Add a few letters to it and you can even find a special kind of school

In the middle, a special kind of energy awaits you

Something that flows in every living thing, they say

The ending is quite a short one

But it is actually what you do to this riddle

What am I?

Hint (Usefulness Level : 0)

This word is not commonly used in daily conversations

Hint (Usefulness Level : 1)

This word consists of 13 letters

Hint (Usefulness Level : 1 again)

You need to use mathematics when doing (The word)

Hint (Usefulness Level : 2)

The special school in the second line was created a very long time ago (BC)

Hint (Usefulness Level : 2)

The word is actually a part of a subject at school

Hint (Usefulness Level : 2)

What I meant by few letters in the second line was 3 letters exactly

Note :

Will add more hints if no one gets it after a while

• I think you like Riley riddles a lot Commented Aug 24, 2018 at 5:39
• Maybe I might make a Riley Riddle, too. My most recent one is admittedly pretty lazy, so I might just make a better one to make up for it :) Commented Aug 24, 2018 at 11:19
• @u_ndefined yep I do :) Commented Aug 24, 2018 at 12:01
• Ok, that always means yes :)
– Duck
Commented Aug 27, 2018 at 3:08
• Yea, I didn't want to make the riddle too easy but will add another hint tomorrow:) Commented Aug 29, 2018 at 5:00

I think I may be getting somewhere here :)

Stoichiometry

Prefix:

Stoic (emotionless) and stoicism (the school)

Infix (thanks to @Duck and @PerpetualJ):

Chi

Suffix

Try (what you do to this riddle)

All the hints add up as well

13 letters, involves math, is part of a subject (chemistry), three letters to turn stoic in stoicism

• Congratulations, you are ABSOLUTELY correct. :) You know what, I'm gonna wait a few days (Maybe tomorrow?) then accept and give u the bounty :D Commented Aug 30, 2018 at 8:59
• Yesss! @KevinL up to you I guess. Maybe wait a bit so more people can see the puzzle? Commented Aug 30, 2018 at 9:03
• Yep, will do so :) Commented Aug 30, 2018 at 9:03
• Well, congrats mate :D Commented Aug 31, 2018 at 2:16

Is it

Resolving

With the beginning, I can make you totally emotionless

Resolve, a strong resolve can make you hard to sway

In the middle, a special kind of energy awaits you

Sol, short for solar energy

Last but not least, the ending is what you are doing to this riddle (I guess)

Solving!

• sorry wrong answer mate :) Gonna add a hint Commented Aug 24, 2018 at 12:01
• I think the first one was kind of a stretch and the last part was half correct (find another word that has similar meaning for the ending part. Nevertheless, nice answer :D Commented Aug 24, 2018 at 13:58
• Hmmm, let's see what we can do here
– R.D
Commented Aug 27, 2018 at 4:08
• @KevinL is the last part rot13(qrpvcure) ?
– R.D
Commented Aug 27, 2018 at 4:10
• Sorry but that's wrong :) Commented Aug 27, 2018 at 4:14

Okay, so I know this is an incredibly off the wall shot here, but....

Chuanqiandian? - Relating to the West Hmongic branch of the Miao languages.

special kind of school - make you emotionless

Chuan (pronounced QUAN, 拳) is used to identify schools of Chinese martial arts.

a special kind of energy awaits you - flows in every living thing

Qi (variant spelling of chi) - vital energy that is held to animate the body internally. However, I believe the true infix is going to be chi.

a short one - what you do to this riddle

Diǎn (典) - to be in charge of. I am in charge of this riddle. :D Gave me a good laugh anyways.

Hint 1

I have never actually seen, spoke, or heard of this word. :)

Hint 2

Is only 13 letters long.

• The wikipedia page of Chi redirects to Qi, so I think you're right there (maybe it's the more common spelling?). (But I do agree, if I were to say, Chi, I'd probably use Chi or Ki). Commented Aug 28, 2018 at 21:30
• Did you take it from my comment (the qi part)
– Duck
Commented Aug 29, 2018 at 0:16
• The energy part is correct but the others are not Commented Aug 29, 2018 at 1:47
• Is it my first or second guess on the infix? Commented Aug 29, 2018 at 2:29
• Also regarding Hint 3, the word includes Rot13(puv), which could represent the letter $\chi$ in Greek, and which (ROT13) vf nyfb eryngrq gb zngurzngvpf nf gur terrx nycunorg vf hfrq dhvgr bsgra va vg. Commented Aug 29, 2018 at 11:52

This is probably wrong, but

Are you reinforcement?

With the beginning, I was made into a special kind of school

But I can still totally make you emotionless

Rein referring to reining in your horse, so like an equestrian school. The second part refers to reining in your passions, which means to hide your emotions.

n the middle, a special kind of energy awaits you

Something that flows in every living thing, they say

The force, as Yoda says, "Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter."

The ending is quite a short one

But it is actually what you do to this riddle

Cement. We are trying to cement our answers?

Hint 1:

It's not really a word you use regularly unless you're playing DnD or in Construction.

Hint 2:

Reinforcement is 13 letters long.

• Unfortunately you're incorrect :). Just added a hint :) Commented Aug 29, 2018 at 1:46