I love these limerick riddles! I admit it took me some time to get the point of the hint for the hoop, but finally I saw it. Is Limerick Pirate on the way?
"To Russia!" you boldly suggest.
"This riddle has got me obsessed.
We'll search 'til we're blind,
and loot what we find!
Let's go on a...
(4th place at IFComp 2020)
Source code (Harlowe 3.1.0) freely available at https://github.com/pacesmith/limerick-quest