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I sit on a circle; I jump on a square.

My clothes are tailor-made, but don't really fit.

My shorter cousin's enemy is a lamp that is lit.

If you wrote down my name, I wouldn't know it was there.

Herald my going with sadness and coming with joy.

But children, please remember that I carry a tool, not a toy.

Ignoring the terrible poetry, (my bad haha) can you identify the speaker in this poem wannabe?

OK, it's been quite a while. Here's a hint:

The author's name/title is the same as a card name in the mobile game Clash Royale. There's a list here: https://statsroyale.com/cards. You can see the names by hovering over the cards with your mouse. If you are on mobile, just look up "List of Clash Royale cards". The actual riddle is not related to this game; the game just provided what I though was a good hint.

That should narrow it down some without making it too obvious, I think.

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to puzzling.SE! There's no rule for when to add hints, everyone around here seems to do it differently. I let things sit for ages... but I am an 'extremist' :-) $\endgroup$ – deep thought Dec 30 '18 at 22:59
  • $\begingroup$ @Brandon_J So the answer isn't an actual poet, and the clues all relate to a specific mobile phone game? If so, that might explain why nobody answered yet... $\endgroup$ – ekhumoro Jan 1 at 20:20
  • $\begingroup$ No, the answer has nothing at all to do with the mobile game. I just happened to be playing the game and noticed that there was a card with the same name as my poet, so I thought it could make a good hint. I fixed the hint to prevent confusion. $\endgroup$ – Brandon_J Jan 1 at 20:22
  • $\begingroup$ Hint doesn't work on mobile $\endgroup$ – Sentinel Jan 1 at 21:41
  • $\begingroup$ Drat. Just look up "list of clash royale cards" on your device $\endgroup$ – Brandon_J Jan 1 at 22:34
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Partial answer:

Knight of the Round Table

I sit on a circle; I jump on a square.

(1) Referring to chess:
if the original position of the knight is white, it lands on a black square after a move, and vice versa
(2) And perhaps Circle--> Round Table?

My clothes are tailor-made, but don't really fit.

Knights' shirts are loose, see this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Medieval-Renaissance-Loose-Men-Knight-Shirts-Tops-Viking-Lace-Up-V-Neck-Tops-UK-/372487449947

My shorter cousin's enemy is a lamp that is lit.

Shorter cousin = Night (Shorter word length, same pronunciation)
Night, "enemy" of light

If you wrote down my name, I wouldn't know it was there.

perhaps this? see here
UPDATE: Very possible: this

Herald my going with sadness and coming with joy.

Old guesses:
Referring to night again? Night going = day, need to work
night coming = playtime for many = joy?
OR
Knight going = war = sad, Knight coming = victory = joy?
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Actual:
Simply representing the idea of heraldry, according to OP

But children, please remember that I carry a tool, not a toy.

a lance/ sword is a weapon, not a toy

Also Possible:

Sir Lancelot due to lance in last line, "TITLE" in hint, this, and he being a knight?

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  • $\begingroup$ You almost got it! The second-to-last line was just the idea of heraldry. The first and fourth lines still have a bit more for you to get. Tip for the fourth line - think actual medieval knight. $\endgroup$ – Brandon_J Jan 2 at 19:23
  • $\begingroup$ @Brandon_J edited how about this? $\endgroup$ – Omega Krypton Jan 4 at 7:41
  • $\begingroup$ edited, pretty sure it's this, or is it not? ;) $\endgroup$ – Omega Krypton Jan 4 at 14:29

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