Exciting New Pirate101 Updates!

Pirate101 has added some awesome new updates to the game, including a new pack! Click the image above for more details!

Lots o' Pirate101 Swag!

Click to check out all the new items in the Pirate101 Zazzle store! And keep an eye out for more new items in the future as well!

Pirate101 guides are now available!

Get information about secret pets, Spiral maps, clues to Zeke quests and more!

Monday, March 20, 2017

The Two Musketeers: Bandits and Ninjas

Ahoy Pirates!

Over the weekend, I got to quest in Pirate101, leveling up my Musketeer!  Edward Lifegem and I created our Musketeers a few years ago and decided to level them up together.  However, life got in the way and we hadn't quested on them at all for two years!  Autumn Walker and Edward Hawkins sure did miss us!

All that changed over the weekend.  After we both logged on separately and completed some promotion quests, we were able to continue with our main quests.  The first thing we did was crash a wedding! You can read about that part of our adventures on Edward's blog.

After we did all that, it was time to track down and fight the Inoshishi Chief, all as part of the plan to expose General Tso.  First we had to get the key to enter the tower by fighting some Inoshishi bandits outside.  Then we tackled the Bandit Tower with no problem.
After the Bandit Tower, we found out we had to go find the true leader over in the Bandit Cave.  This area took awhile, because there are many battles that need to be fought to collect talismans to unlock the portal.  All this fighting pigs made me hungry for BACON! :D  Even though it took awhile, we still made it through with no issues.

However, we discovered that Wan Mo was in trouble and we had to try to warn him before he was attacked.  He was in the middle of telling us about Malistaire's curse on the emperor when ninja pigs attacked and killed him!  We followed the ninja pigs to the Cavern of Whispers.

We entered and fought many fights against the ninja pigs.  At this point, we had been online for a few hours and I was in silly mode, so I spent more time joking around than paying attention to what we were doing.  We still managed to take care of the ninja pigs without much trouble.  There were a couple close calls with Bonnie Anne, but my healing pet managed to save her (as you can see in the image above).  I actually think the only companion we lost the entire time we were questing was my El Toro.  Not too shabby for a day's work!

Anyway, up next is the battle against Doctor Noh, who is responsible for all the Ninja Pig attacks!  I'm not sure when we will get to continue with that battle, but when we do, I will be sure to blog about it.  I am hoping to be able to keep up this series of posts as we quest.  Be sure to check out Edward's post (by clicking the link at the top of this post) and read about the first half of our adventures this weekend!  Also, be sure to watch for another Merciless Jennifer post coming by the end of the week.  Thanks for reading!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

March 2017 Events

Hey everyone!

We're already halfway through March!  This year is going by super fast!  March also means it is almost time for the annual Bunny Run hosted by Around the Spiral with Edward Lifegem.

This year I will be co-hosting, along with Frostcaller and Michael Frost. Keep reading for more information.

Saturday, March 25, 2017 
3:00pm CST - 4:00pm EST

Meet in The Commons, Unicorn realm

Edward Lifegem (Host)
David Silverhunter (Co-host)
Michael Frost (Co-host)
Autumn Dreamwalker (Co-host)

What to Wear
Bunny outfit or Easter colors

After the run, meet back in the commons to port to the after party houses for PvP, prizes, and more!  More information will be released about the afterparty soon, so be sure to check back!

Chase Deathhand
Bradley Lionwielder
Patrick Waterslinger
Autumn Dreamwalker

March also means Saint Patrick's Day.  Edward will also be hosting and event on Friday, March 17, 2017 at 12:00pm EST.  You can read all about that event on his post here: St. Patrick's Day Event.

Both events will be a lot of fun!  I hope to see you there! :)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Pirate101 Test Realm Party

Hey Everyone!

Tomorrow Pirate101 is hosting a party in Test Realm to test out new hardware! Come join all of us in Skull Island Skyway where One Eyed Jack will be dropping turrets for us all to fight.  After we may head over to Bestia to do some pet sparring.  You can see the full details below:

Who: Everyone who meets the Test Realm qualifications found here: https://www.pirate101.com/free_game/test_realm
What: Party in the Test Realm!
Where: Skull Island Skyway to start and then possibly over to Bestia.
Why: Test Realm Hardware Testing (. . . and to have a bit of fun at the same time)
When: Thursday (2/23/2017) at 4:00pm US Central 

It should be a ton of fun, so I hope to see you all there!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Friendship Festival 2016 Contests

Hey everyone!

It's February and the Friendship Festival in Wizard101 and Pirate101 has begun!  This means that I have some awesome codes to give out courtesy of Kingsisle and our awesome community manager, Tom!

All you have to do to enter my contest is follow this blog. Then comment on this post and tell me your favorite in game Wizard101 or Pirate101 memory that involves a friend.  Did you guys have a blast questing together through a particular world? Did you attend a fun event and meet a new friend?  I want to hear all about it in the comments!

I will be randomly selecting four winners on Monday, February 20, 2016 at 12pm EST. The prizes will be awarded as follows:

First Prize: 10k crowns, Lovely Leopard, Bunny Hug
Second Prize: 5k crowns, Lovely Ladybug, Huggle Hoggle
Third Prize: 1k crowns, Cupig, Friendship Grouper
Fourth Prize: 1k crowns, Cupig, Friendship Grouper

Blog Comment Winners
Seth Shadowstalker - 1st prize
Sandra - 2nd prize
The Tattooed Housewife - 3rd prize
Logan Mistspear - 4th prize

**If you see your name in the list above, please contact me at secretsofthespiral@hotmail.com or @SecretsOTSpiral to claim your prize no later than Tuesday, March 7th, 2017.**

I will also be having Twitter and Facebook contests, so be sure to watch for those.

Facebook Winners
Ashley Fairyfriend - 1st prize
Joseph Shadowblood - 2nd prize

Twitter Winners
@MWildflame - 1st prize
@emma_nightbloom - 2nd prize
@spiralsveryown - 3rd prize
@CapnLoganWest - 4th prize

**All Facebook and twitter winners have been sent their codes!**

Good luck and thanks for reading! 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Permadeath Companions Part 1: Meet Merciless Jennifer

Ahoy Pirates!

I hope everyone's 2017 is going well so far.  I can't believe it is almost February already!  That means only 11 months until Christmas, but who's counting? :D

Anyway, I made a poll at the end of 2016 asking which Pirate101 Challenge I should attempt. Most people voted for permadeath companions.  I finally got around to making my new character and questing a little bit, so I decided to make a post to share my progress with all of you.

I decided to make a witchdoctor, since it is my favorite class.  Her name is Merciless Jennifer, who was orphaned by mutiny, raised in Krokotopia and is naturally spooky.  And this is what her flag looks like:
I decided to skip over the tutorial and start right in on the storyline.  I received my first companion (Kan Po) and talked to Avery who sent me to find an amulet.  I met up with Bonnie Anne who sent me to fight some troggies and blow up some cannons.  Then I got to recruit Bonnie Anne to my crew! Woot!

After that I headed further into Skull Island to try to find some scouts that were out looking for Fin Dorsal.  I found one of them caged up by some more troggies.  I fought the troggies to get the key and freed him.  Then it was time to fight some sharks!
The sharks (cutthroats) were stronger than the troggies, but I was still able to defeat them with no problem.  We headed into the cave and found all the tunnels were flooded.  My crew and I fought a few more cutthroats to get a key to the room where we could drain all the water.

The only problem in this room was.......More troggies!  This battle was different because it wasn't really a battle.  We had to go around the troggies to attack the pillars so they would rotate and the water would drain from the, tunnels. My crew and I were able to do this in 3 or 4 turns without receiving too much damage from the troggies.  Buh-bye troggies!

So after we flushed the water (and the troggies) down the drain, we were able to continue on and fight with Fin Dorsal.  This was the toughest battle so far.  Before I went in, I made sure I had decent gear equipped and more importantly, I made sure I had leveled my companions up to my current level (level 3).  Sergeant Shepherd also joined us for this battle, which helped.  It also helped that we only had to defeat Fin, so we could focus our attacks on him.
 So we defeated Fin Dorsal and got Avery's amulet back.  I haven't lost any companions yet, but that last battle was close.  I had to have Bonnie Anne heal Kan Po because he was very close to dying.  I should be getting more companions soon, so that should help me out, as well as getting to level 5 so I can get some better gear for myself.  Before I left the Temple of Gloom, I picked up my first side quest, to return a cane to its owner.

I am going to pick up the side quests and try to complete them as I go so that I can gain more XP, gold and training points to keep my companions leveled up.

Anyway, I am going to try to quest and make a post every week or so.  It was a lot of fun to get back in game and replay the beginning.  Everything feels so new! That is always a fun feeling for me.  See you all next week!