Used to wield power and glory, yet results were rather gorey,
When it wrote our human story.
In the eyes of wiser men, it is weaker than a pen.
A necessity to some, a treasure to many,
I'm best enjoyed among pleasant company.
Some like me hot, some like me cold.
Some prefer mild, some like me bold.
What am I?
They can be long or short;
they can be grown or bought;
they can be painted or left bare;
they can be round or square.
Though easy to spot, when allowed to plume, It is hard to see, when held in a room.See answer
Select a pack of riddles and try to solve it in an interesting way.
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