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To the North: Is a place where conflict has yet to die

To the East: Is a place where the dead can be a marker

To the West: Is a place where its Fort and its pass is Key

To the South: Is a place for a pearl

And there I lie with a stone of black among the tranquil gardens

Hint:

To the west: My key is to a plateau

Hint 2:

Here is where the fire consumed me to ash

Previous: Four Directions #10

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partial answer

to the east

Mt Everest. there's a dead body (can't remember how we call it) that tells people they're almost at the top.

to the north, maybe

Tibet, it's not still quiet between China and Tibet

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  • $\begingroup$ Sorry, this is not correct. I like your dead sea thinking though, but might be hard to use the dead as a marker :) $\endgroup$ – SolveLikeBeaker Oct 2 '18 at 20:38
  • $\begingroup$ @CodeLikeBeaker changed my east, I think it's more relevant now :) $\endgroup$ – Flying_whale Oct 2 '18 at 21:01
  • $\begingroup$ rot13(Lbh vaqrrq unir Rnfg pbeerpg!) $\endgroup$ – SolveLikeBeaker Oct 2 '18 at 21:02
  • $\begingroup$ @CodeLikeBeaker did it for north too, will try to find the other 2 :p $\endgroup$ – Flying_whale Oct 2 '18 at 21:09
  • $\begingroup$ North is wrong :) $\endgroup$ – SolveLikeBeaker Oct 2 '18 at 21:30
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Utilising @Jafe and @Flying_whale 's partial answers

To the North: Is a place where conflict has yet to die

Kashmir, disputed between India, Pakistan and China

To the East: Is a place where the dead can be a marker

Mount Everest.

To the West: Is a place where its Fort and its pass is Key

From @Dewey823 "Azirgarh Fort, Pass to the Deccan Plateau." Bolan Pass in Western Pakistan was once one of the major gateways from Central Asia to South Asia.

To the South: Is a place for a pearl

Hyderabad, centre of India's pearl industry

And there I lie with a stone of black among the tranquil gardens

Using the other points to triangulate, I think this refers to New Dheli, where there are lots of tranquil gardens.

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    $\begingroup$ So close, the west is incorrect. I'm adding a hint for West. You are on the right track in New Delhi :) $\endgroup$ – SolveLikeBeaker Oct 3 '18 at 12:03
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Partial Answer

To the North is:

North and South Korea

To the East is:

To the West is:

Jiayu Pass perhaps?

To the South is:

And there I lie with a stone of black among the tranquil gardens:

You may be in Kyoto to be honest; there are plenty Zen gardens here and some of which feature black stone center pieces.

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    $\begingroup$ I like your answers, but this is not it :) $\endgroup$ – SolveLikeBeaker Oct 2 '18 at 20:26
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Partial, working from @CodeLikeBeaker's answer:

For West:

Khyber Fort and Khyber Pass is one of the most important passes in the area, making it "key".

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    $\begingroup$ rot13(Evtug nern, jnl zber gb gur abegu) $\endgroup$ – SolveLikeBeaker Oct 2 '18 at 23:17
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Partial

To the North: Is a place where conflict has yet to die

Kashmir, disputed between India, Pakistan and China

To the East: Is a place where the dead can be a marker

Mount Everest, as Flying_whale found out

To the West: Is a place where its Fort and its pass is Key

?

To the South: Is a place for a pearl

Hyderabad, centre of India's pearl industry

And there I lie with a stone of black among the tranquil gardens

?

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    $\begingroup$ Right on track! $\endgroup$ – SolveLikeBeaker Oct 3 '18 at 11:36
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Partial Answer for the West Clue

Azirgarh Fort, Pass to the Deccan Plateau. "In the 16th century, Asirgarh was regarded as the strongest fort ever built; its reputation further attested by travelers from across the world who had not seen a fortress so strong which had enough provisions and ammunition to withstand a long siege. Asirgarh was the coveted ‘Key to Deccan’ and the Faruqis were not going to hand over the key yet. Not even to the Mughal Emperor Akbar."

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    $\begingroup$ Indeed, nice job :) $\endgroup$ – SolveLikeBeaker Oct 3 '18 at 15:18
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    $\begingroup$ Cool, whoever feels like they did the most work can grab it $\endgroup$ – Dewey823 Oct 3 '18 at 15:24

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