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To the West, they are young and grand
To the North, they are high and briny
To the East, they are enchanting and jolly
To the South, they are rising and shiny

I'm all at once and none at all.

Where and what am I?


Hint #1:

Each direction line is describing two separate things - one adjective for each.

Hint #2:

Although hint #1 is true, there are only four things being described

Hint #3:

Four of the adjectives should really be capitalized.

Hint #4:

This rancher doesn't grow corn, but he sure does use a lot.

Hint #5:

...from the ashes

Hint #6:

High? Or like...high? Yes. And...yeah, could be!

Four Directions #1
Four Directions #2
Four Directions #3
Four Directions #4

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    $\begingroup$ I'm addicted to these now. $\endgroup$ – jafe Sep 28 '18 at 21:19
  • $\begingroup$ Me too! I have one more in the works and was happy to see someone else was inspired to create #6 :) $\endgroup$ – MetaZen Sep 28 '18 at 21:39
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    $\begingroup$ @MetaZen Does 'briny' have something to do with the Dead Sea? $\endgroup$ – Toby Mak Sep 30 '18 at 13:27
  • $\begingroup$ No, but I like your thought process $\endgroup$ – MetaZen Sep 30 '18 at 16:55
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Not sure of every clue, but I think you are

the Four Corners states (Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Utah).

To the West, they are young and grand

Brigham Young founded Salt Lake City in Utah, the Grand Canyon is in Arizona.

To the North, they are high and briny

Colorado has tall mountains and legal marijuana, the Great Salt Lake is in Utah.

To the East, they are enchanting and jolly

New Mexico is the "land of enchantment", Jolly Rancher candy is made in Colorado.

To the South, they are rising and shiny

Phoenix rises from the ashes and is a city in Arizona. Not sure why New Mexico is shiny...

I'm all at once and none at all.

"Four Corners" refers to all the states together. I think the actual corner area is a Native American territory not under the control of any of the states?

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    $\begingroup$ Yes, that's it! For South, check out r13(gur synt) and the actual final answer I had in mind is what is found at the exact spot, which will make sense if you look it up. But this is the answer - full credit. $\endgroup$ – MetaZen Oct 4 '18 at 5:17
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Are you:

A member of the Baratheon family in the Crownlands? (Game of thrones)

To the West, they are young and grand

The westerlands, home to the lannisters. A family that's definitly very grand (or so it thinks).

To the North, they are high and briny

The iron islands, home to the Greyjoys. They worship the seagod and their leader must literally drown in salt water.

To the East, they are enchanting and jolly

The Dothraki, home to the Dothraki horde. Always in large numbers raping and plundering as they go seemingly having a great time.

To the South, they are rising and shiny

Dorne, home to the Dornish. A very flashy breed. Always wearing fancy looking armor and weapons and in the shiniest gowns.

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  • $\begingroup$ That is not the place, but I really like this answer. Though while the Dothraki may be jolly, I'm not sure they would be considered enchanting haha. $\endgroup$ – MetaZen Oct 2 '18 at 14:45

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