My last riddles were solved with inglorious haste,
and I was soon left with none,
so lets again relax and have some fun,
after the great tumult of sixteen.
As before, with a phone this game can’t be won,
so you’ll have so solve these harder riddles clean.
Twelve more fresh riddles folks – free for Newsvine. I think the Newsvine could use a game to ease some tension after the recent political turbulence. I’m thinking of writing another book of 50 riddles for Kindle, but I might have to make them about pop culture. I’ve done a pretty good job of picking history clean of my favorite subjects. I’m not sure I could write 50 more about history. If you answer correctly I will confirm it, but I don’t want to give a lot of nos, as it has a way of filling up the nations with comments too quickly. I will watch the guesses closely. I’ve decided I will not offer up the official answers and explanations until all of my riddles are solved, or I get 50 likes.
1: Who was the corporal?
A revolutionary upstart,
who was beat at last and forced apart.
In time he came again and forced a fight,
but the belittled corporal drowned in defeat;
left trapped by water, far from sight.
2: Who was the governor?
Though no famous writ did he pen,
oft his great ideas are accredited to other men.
A rustic nation grew into an empire’s bane,
but it owes the governor for its greatest fame.
3: What was the juggernaut?
The juggernaut saw the end the greatest bend,
after taking a wound that would never mend.
After decades of war, in fantasy it gained traction;
hosting wars of only pretend – lights; camera, action.
4: What is the game?
In a time of holy war, a queen made a ride at a regal pace,
to find her enemies were surrounded and pummeled.
The defenders of Baza still saw in her mercy’s face,
and for their faith a better peace they gained.
The queen’s ride has since been brought down to size,
and replayed forever in a game.
5: Who was the guide?
The journey to freedom was fraught with strife,
but the traveler’s guide was their like.
Called a heroine today; children are shown her face,
but Old Hickory broods, as he’s apt to lose his place.
6: Who was the kid?
When the kid seen the spirit that flew,
he knew he was in a world that was new;
but he wouldn’t catch it until he was a man.
Through barns he was daring and bold,
but he wouldn’t be a legend in the world,
‘till he went to the part that was old.
7: What is the city?
The city is the tip of the spear,
but trade is the war they wage,
with the world’s commerce passing near.
Long ago Arabs brought their wares,
and bought themselves a quarter share.
8: Who was the student?
The student’s school was the roughest of all,
so one day he led students in a riotous fight.
To stop him they sent men, and built a wall.
When he couldn’t find a ride, he had to use might.
9: Who were Jack’s people?
It was peace Jack’s people needed most,
so they fled their home before a blue host.
Alas, the bed Jack made was one of stone,
so he killed a general who stands alone.
10: What was the beast?
The beast’s flesh burned with flame,
and was a dragon’s equal in rage.
For smashing down greedy men it was famed,
and remembered well from the page.
11: Who was the servant?
The servant was called arrow,
named by he sky god’s chosen.
He led hosts in lands green; parched, and frozen,
but from a greater servant his fame would borrow.
12: Who was the adventurer?
The adventurer came long before the coming of wings,
but few today have seen as many things.
He discovered paradise; and Holland’s eastern shore,
even sailing around Mordor.