# I've been everywhere, man

I am a knight facing a plight
My dearest one of all
Lives in a tower and won’t come out
Unless her name I call
I went to pick her up today
And though my mind was set
To do so, as I went along
I lost my …
Without it now, I do not know
Her name I have to call
There’s no way she will harken to
"My dearest one of all!"

Some things I still remember yet
At five I caught some shade
Went by some ponds, did not get wet
A sequence which will aide: 5311512112600320

The thing I lost (the easier part)
Might earn you some reward
To win the game, I need her name!

• I haven't the time to make this rhyme, or even to make it scan. But this is without a shadow of doubt the most entertaining puzzle I've seen on this site so far. Nice one! Apr 6, 2018 at 8:11

From some lines of the poem:

"I am a knight facing a plight"
"At five I caught some shade"
"Went by some ponds, did not get wet"
and the title: "I've been everywhere, man"

we can figure out that

we need to make a knight's tour on the given grid visiting the forest as the fifth square and skipping the ponds.

Turns out there's exactly one way to do this.

And now, the sequence:

If we divide the sequence into eight pairs, they can be used as coordinates (taking the upper left cell to be the origin).

Labelling the squares with A-Z (since conveniently there are exactly 26 cells visited):

MPAXERI
BWNQHYF
OLUD JS
VC KTGZ

The letters at these cells spell out GWYNLIVA, which... isn't a name, as far as I can tell. But it's the only choice of coordinate direction and origin that makes any sense, and it sounds similar to Guinevere, wife of King Arthur.

• Wow, that's quick, it is her name, you get the tick :) Apr 5, 2018 at 13:48
• @OnlyF This was a nice puzzle! The theme was cute and everything was well-clued -- hope to see more from you!
– Deusovi
Apr 5, 2018 at 13:51

...And the thing that was lost?

Alphabet???

• Yep, yep, here's your +1 reward :) Apr 5, 2018 at 14:04
• I wonder if @deusovi left that out on purpose, throwing the rest of us a bone from his already-consumed meal. :) Apr 5, 2018 at 14:07
• Alternative answer that almost rhymes: Rolodex! Apr 6, 2018 at 5:35