Curios & Conundrums Codex

Thrall Seekers Hints

I can’t find any of the listed words in the grid. Is there any trick to this puzzle?
Why, yes! Yes there is!
All of the list words have been modified in some way before being placed in the grid.
In truth, the words have been modified in the same way.
They’ve all had a particular word embedded in them.
The word relates to the theme of the puzzle, and this issue of Curios and Conundrums.
The word is RISE.
Add the word RISE to each of the list words to make a new, valid word (ex APPS + RISE = APPRISES), and then circle those words in the grid.

Are any of the words hidden diagonally?
No.
In fact, all of the words have been hidden in the same direction.
It’s more thematic that way, you see.

What do I do when I’ve found all the words?
Collect the leftover letters to spell a riddle.

I can’t make sense of these letters.
Try reading them in a more thematic direction!
That is, from the bottom up.
TStart in the bottom left corner of the puzzle, and read the leftover letters from bottom to top.

What is the riddle supposed to say?
WHAT DO THE LIVING POSSESS FREELY THAT COSTS THE DEAD DEARLY?

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