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, September 30, 2013

Pirate Joke Contest WInners

Ahoy!

Today marked the end of my Talk Like a Pirate Day Pirate Joke contest.  I received A LOT of amazing entries.  Actually, I think I may have received more entries than any other contest I have had.  However, I had to choose only a few winners.  Many people sent in the same jokes, so the first and second prize winners were chosen from original entries.  Then the third prize winners were chosen randomly from the rest of the entries.  Here they are:


First Prize
Clever Luke Lawson
Joke: What to you call a ship without a poop deck?
Answer: Constipated!

Second Prize
Stubborn Duncan Freeman
Joke: Why is Pirating addictive?
Answer: They say once ye lose yer first hand, ye get hooked!

Wicked Esmeralda Nightingale
Joke: What do you get when you cross a pirate with a zucchini?
Answer: A squashbuckler!

Captain Zane Quincy
Joke: Why did the pirate father stop the car?
Answer: He went nuts when his son kept asking "ARRRRR we there yet?"

Third Prize
Eccentric Cass Endmundson
Two-Faced Issac Ashford
Bloody Wesley Xavier
Fair Beau Bowman
Lavish Layne

Congrats again to all the winners and thanks to everyone who entered!  See you next time! :)

Skull Island Scavenger Hunt Review

Ahoy!

Yesterday was the 12 days of Autumn Skull Island Scavenger Hunt.  It got off to a slightly rough start with a 10 minute delay, but I hope the people who stuck around had fun anyway!  Here is a list of the winners:


First Place
Noble Nathan
He chose the Transport Golem mount and also received 3 packs. Below is a picture that he sent me of him on his new mount.

Second Place
Bloody Wesley Xavier
He chose the Mini-Minotaur pet and also received 3 packs

Third Place
Charming Mark Silver
Mark won 3 packs

Congrats to all the winners and special thanks to Faithful Christina, Fearless Duncan Davenport (Stubborn Duncan Freeman), Katherine De Bouff, Merciful Molly Moone (Wicked Dorothy West), Romantic Edward (Edward Cringle), and Trustworthy Rylee Kent for helping out! You guys are awesome! :)

For those of you who are curious what the clues were, as well as the locations each led to, here they are:
*Note* Some of the photos were submitted by the volunteers. The rest were taken by me :)

Clue #1 - Every quest starts at the beginning.  Find Autumn and tell her you are ready to begin your quest.
Answer: Avery's office

Clue #2 - Find Katherine De Bouff and tell her you are looking for the Jade Amulet.
Answer:  Outside Fin Dorsal's cave/hideout place

Clue #3 - Find Fearless Duncan Davenport and ask if he has seen Barkeep Flopsy.
Answer: In the Black Spot on Flotsam

Clue #4 - Find Trustworthy Rylee Kent and tell her the secret word is Ribbit,
Answer:  In the Gullet (Jonah Town) inside the Frogfather's office

Clue #5 - Find Fair Christina and tell her you know how to get past the swarm of bees.
Answer:  In the Dark Jungle, by the swarm of bees blocking the entrance to The Gold Mine

Clue #6 - Merciful Molly Moone has the next clue. Ask for it but be careful of the cannon!
Answer:  Outside the Fort Elena sigil, next to the cannon

Clue #7 - Romantic Edward is at The Pequod. Find him and ask for the last clue.
Answer:  Next to the Wreck of the Pequod, on Scrimshaw

Clue #8 - This is the last clue. Find Autumn Walker and tell her Witchdoctors rule!
Answer:  In the Witchdoctors Sanctum near Madame Vadima. You also had to switch to the Vadima realm to find me.

12 Days of Autumn Puzzle Hunt

Ahoy!

Day #9 of the 12 Days of Autumn brings another contest!  Today I have hidden 12 pieces of a puzzle around the blog.  All you have to do is find them all and assemble the puzzle.  Then you will be entered into a drawing to win one of three Li'l Labor Golem pets!

  • Find all 12 pieces of the puzzle. They could be hidden anywhere on the site. However, none will be hidden on posts before the beginning of 2013.
  • Assemble the puzzle. You can use either a graphics program or print the pieces, cut them out and send a picture of the completed puzzle.
  • Email the assembled puzzle to secretsofthespiral@hotmail.com. Please include your pirate's name. Also put Puzzle Contest in the subject.
  • All entries must be received by 9am EST on October 1st (tomorrow).
Everyone who completes the puzzle and follows all the guidelines will be entered into a raffle tomorrow to win one of 3 Li'l Labor Golem pets.  Good luck and have fun!

*Edit*  Puzzle piece #5 has been moved to a new location.  Also remember that the puzzle pieces can be in the links at the top and to the side.  Make sure you check everywhere.  :)

Winners
Congratulations to the following winners
Clever Dante Blake
Fearless Andrea Kelly
Dead-Eye Digby

This is what the finished puzzle looked like

Thanks to everyone who participated!  There is still 3 more Days of Autumn left, so be sure to watch for more contests and events! :)

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Skull Island Scavenger Hunt

Ahoy!

Today is day #8 of the 12 Days of Autumn celebration. It is also the day of the celebration I have been looking forward to the most.....The Skull Island Scavenger Hunt!

All around the world of Skull Island, there will be 8 pirates hidden in specific locations. When you find a pirate, they will give you a clue to the next location.  The first clue, which will lead to the first location in the scavenger hunt, will be announced at the bottom of this page at 6:00pm Eastern (the start of the scavenger hunt).

The first 3 people who reach the last location, and say the key words, will be awarded prizes as follows: 1st prize - Mount of choice & 3 Tribal Crew Packs, 2nd prize - Pet of choice & 3 Tribal Crew Packs, 3rd prize - 3 Tribal Crew Packs.

Here are the rules for this contest. Please read them all before participating.
  • The event will begin at 6:00pm Eastern on September 29th
  • The first seven locations will be in One Eyed Jack, area 1. The 8th will be in a mystery realm (see hints below).
  • At each location, you will be given a clue that will tell you who to look for next, where they are hiding, and what to say when you get there.
  • When you find one of the locations, you will not be given the next clue until you tell that person the key word or phrase given at the previous location.
  • Please do not ask the people helping with this event for more hints. I am the only one who knows all the people helping out and all the locations.
  • Please be patient. The people along the route will be busy giving out clues. Give them a few minutes to respond!
  • Please be respectful to other people and have fun!
Here are a few hints to help you out:
  • The last clue will give you a hint to a location and a realm. You will have to switch to the correct realm to complete the scavenger hunt.
  • You will need access to all four skyways in Skull Island (Skull Island, Flotsam, Tradewinds, & Port Regal)
  • All clues will be in text chat. I have already logged on and adjusted so that all words will be readable to text chat players.
  • Sometimes the phrase you have to repeat is the clue to the next location.
  • Hint 5 refers to a cannon somewhere in Port Regal Skyway
I hope this works out the way I want it to, and I definitely hope it is fun for everyone!  Good luck! :)

First Clue

Every quest starts at the beginning.  Find Autumn and tell her you are ready to begin your quest.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

12 Days of Autumn Art Contest

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Today is the 7th Day of Autumn!  And to celebrate, let's have an art contest!  Everyone has a favorite thing about Pirate101, so show me yours! I would like you to use some form of art drawing, painting, sculpture, diorama, etc.) to create your favorite thing about Pirate101.  This could be anything: ships, a companion, housing.....Be creative!  Sorry, no graphics are allowed in this contest.  Here is how to enter:

  • Create your favorite aspect of Pirate101 using any form of art. No graphics!
  • Write 1 or 2 sentences about your project.
  • Scan or take a picture of your creation and send it and the description to secretsofthespiral@hotmail.com
  • Please include your pirate's name in the email and Art Contest in the subject.
  • All entries must be received by October 3rd at 9am EST.
  • If you are under 13 years old, please get your parent/guardian's permission before entering.
I know that art takes some time to create, so I am giving you guys a few days for this contest.  I can't wait to see what you come up with!  One lucky winner will receive a $10.00 Pirate101 gift card.  The winner will be announced sometime during the day on October 3rd and will be posted at the bottom of this page.  Good luck to everyone who enters!

Winners
Forst I would like to say thank you to everyone who entered! I had an extremely hard time deciding who should win.  For that reason, I have decided to award 2 people prizes.  Here are the winning entries:

 Danielle Radcliffe
I think that is my favorite part of Pirate101, the variety of weapons and gear just makes it so much more interesting! I love it when I'm finally able to get that certain weapon that makes my pirating life easier and more enjoyable.

Tiffany
I drew my favorite class in Pirate101, the witchdoctor. It's a spooky, spectacular and magical class out of all the classes a pirate can choose from. Specifically Kan Po is only available for witchdoctors. I admire him, especially his awesome name.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Trivia Contest

G'Mornin' Mateys!

Today brings us to the halfway point of the 12 Days of Autumn Celebration!  It's going by fast!  I hope everyone has been having a good time with it.  I have been having fun at all the events and reading all of the amazing contest entries so far!

Anyway,  today I will be having a trivia contest.  Below you will find 12 Pirate101 trivia questions.  All you have to do is answer all 12 correctly and email your answers to secretsofthespiral@hotmail.com by 9am EST September 28th (tomorrow).  Please include your Pirate's name in the email and Trivia Contest in the subject line. *NOTE* If you are under 13 years old, please get a parent/guardian's permission before entering.

Everyone who answers all 12 questions correctly AND follows the other guidelines will be entered into a drawing/raffle.  One person will receive an Admiral Bundle.  The winner will be announced tomorrow sometime before 1pm EST.  Both the winner and the answers will be posted at the bottom of this post.

Have fun and good luck!

Trivia Questions
  1. How many realms are there in Pirate101?
  2. How many skyways in the game?
  3. Name all the P101 bundles (current and retired)
  4. How many stormgates are in the Avernus Skyway?
  5. How many crown shop pets can you also get as drops from bosses?
  6. What name does Apollo mention when you speak to him?
  7. What is the origin of the Aquilan Ships?
  8. What is Madam Vadima holding?
  9. Which world does not have a ship vendor?
  10. When was companion "benching" added to the game?
  11. When was the first Pirate101 commercial released?
  12. How many Watermoles are on Rapa Nui?
Winner and Answers
The winner is Silent Anthony! Congrats! I have already emailed your code to you! :)  For those who are curious, here are the correct answers:
  1. How many realms are there in Pirate101? 22 Realms
  2. How many skyways in the game? This question was kind of controversial. I accepted any answer from 19-21, since there are 2 areas that could be considered skyways, but some people don't. Here is a list of skyways: Skull Island, Flotsam, Tradewinds, Port Regal, Tierra Primata, Avernus, Aragon, Cooper's Roost, Arroyo Grande, Santo Pollo, Big Sky, Tumbleweed, Haunted, Hamamitsu, Khotan, Subata, Westminster, Achaean Way, and Ithaca. The 2 more controversial areas are Corsair's Cove and The Passage.
  3. Name all the P101 bundles (current and retired) Admiral, Cutthroat, Gandry and Boochbeard (I also accepted if you included both versions of Boochbeard, Crowns and membership)
  4. How many stormgates are in the Avernus Skyway? 3 (picture below)
  5. How many crown shop pets can you also get as drops from bosses? 3 - Ebon Spectre, Tropical Sky Snake, and Golden Stingtail.  The Cutie Chameleon (crowns) is different from the Orchid Chameleon (dropped)
  6. What name does Apollo mention when you speak to him? Desdemona
  7. What is the origin of the Aquilan Ships? Eagle
  8. What is Madam Vadima holding? Crystal ball (I also accepted the answers magic ball and orb)
  9. Which world does not have a ship vendor? Valencia (I also accepted Dragonspyre as an answer)
  10. When was companion "benching" added to the game? February 28, 2013  https://www.pirate101.com/free_game/update_notes/feb28
  11. When was the first Pirate101 commercial released? October 16, 2013  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8K03cqTjwY&list=PLAB52470E1C0FEAA7&index=13
  12. How many Watermoles are on Rapa Nui? 8

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Pirate Ship Parade

Ahoy!

For day #5 of the 12 Days of Autumn celebration, let's get together and show off all our awesome pirate ships! We will be sailing through the skyways of Skull Island as a group.  Throughout the event I will be awarding prizes for correctly answered trivia questions.  One person will also will a prize for having the best pirate flag!  Even if you don't have a ship yet, you can hitch a ride with me or a friend! Everyone is welcome to come, so tell your friends!  You can see the details below.


Date:  Thursday, September 26, 2013
Time:  7:00pm Eastern
Where:  Meet at the Skull Island Docks by the life fountain.
Realm: One-Eyed Jack area 1

Just a reminder: Please keep this event family friendly. No inappropriate language!  I hope to see you there! :)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Caption This Photo Contest

Ahoy!

We have made it to Day #4 of 12 Days of Autumn!  I hope everyone is enjoying all of the events and contests so far!  Today I have another contest for you guys.  This type of contest is my favorite type to judge!  What is it you ask? It's a Photo Caption contest!

At the bottom of this page, there is a Pirate101 picture.  All you have to do is think of a caption for it and send it to secretsofthespiral@hotmail.com.  Make sure to include your pirate's name in the email and put Caption Contest in the subject line.  That's it!  The first place winner will receive a code for an Admiral's Bundle, one 2nd place winner will receive a code for a $10 Pirate101 gift card, and one 3rd place winner will receive a Li'l Labor Golem Pet.

All entries must be in by 9am Eastern on September 26th (tomorrow).  And please keep the captions family friendly or you will not be entered.  Have fun and good luck! I am excited to see what y'all come up with! :)

Here is the photo:


















Winners
First prize - Rachel Hawkins
Admiral Bundle\

Second Prize - Dead-Eye Digby
$10 Pirate101 gift card
"I am the world famous El Toro!" 
"I think you are a little "short" on henchmen, were they having a 'half-off' sale?"

Third Prize - Alex Andrews
Li'l Labor Golem Pet
El Toro: Hide and seek time!! I'll count, you guys hide. Ready, set, go!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Strike Gold Event

Ahoy!

Welcome to Day #3 of the 12 Days of Autumn celebration!  Today I have another event scheduled. All pirates love and need gold, so why not come out and strike it rich?

I will be farming Friar Sand this evening, and I hope to get max gold.  Will you be there to help me?  More people means more treasure from each battle. And remember, in addition to gold, we have a chance at getting pets and some great gear as well!  I hope to see you there!


Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Time: 7:30pm Eastern
Where:  Meet in Avery's Court, then port to Friar Sand in Mooshu (add Autumn Walker)
Realm:  One-Eyed Jack area 1

Please remember, this event is open to everyone!  Keep the language kid appropriate, be respectful of others and we should all have a great time! :)

Monday, September 23, 2013

12 Days of Autumn Graphics Contest

Welcome to day #2 of the 12 Days of Autumn Celebration!  Today you will have a chance at winning a $10 Pirate101 gift card.  All you have to do is create a "12 Days of Autumn" banner for this page.  Are you interested? Here is how to enter:
  • Create a banner using graphics.
  • The banner must be 600px wide and say 12 Days of Autumn somewhere on it.
  • Make sure to keep all graphics and words on the banner family friendly.
  • Once you create your banner, submit it to secretsofthespiral@hotmail.com.  Please include your pirate's name in the email and Graphics Contest in the subject line.
  • All entries should be submitted by no later than September 24th (tomorrow) at 9am eastern. I'm sorry, but late entries will not be accepted.
  • If you are under 13 years old, please get your parent's/guardian's permission before entering.
The winning entry will be chosen shortly after 9am on September 24th and the winner will be sent an email with their code for one $10 Pirate101 gift card.  I will also be posting the winning banner on the 12 days of Autumn page for the duration of the celebration.  Good luck and have fun! 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

One-Eyed Shindig

Ahoy!

Today is the day I have been planning for months.....Day #1 of the 12 Days of Autumn celebration!  Help kick it off tonight by joining me for The One'Eye Shindig!  Put on your eye patch (if you have one) and come to a huge party in Skull Island.  Everyone is invited, so be sure to tell your friends! 

Not only will there be lots of people to mingle with (hopefully) but there will be PvP, trivia, and even a fashion contest!  You can see the details below.

Date:  Sunday, September 22, 2013
Time:  6:30pm Eastern
Where:  Skull Island, near the PvP houses, Bazaar, Kraken Skulls Tavern, Etc
Realm:  One-Eyed Jack area 1

Events

Fashion Contest
 Dress up in your most piratey outfit and enter the 12 Days of Autumn fashion contest. It will start at 6:45pm Eastern, to give people a chance to get there.  There will be 3 winner as follows:
1st Prize - Pet of choice, eye patch of choice, 3 Tribal Crew packs
2nd Prize - Eye patch of choice and 3 Tribal Crew packs
3rd Prize - 3 Tribal Crew packs

Trivia
Throughout the event I will be asking random trivia questions.  Each person who answers correctly will receive a Tribal Crew Pack.  While I don't mind people answering more than one question, please give others a chance to win as well. :)

PvP
The party will be held near the PvP houses in Skull Island, so grab a few friends and have a match or 2.  I will probably drop in to watch some of them and who knows....maybe I will gift some Tribal Crew Packs to random PvPers :) Anything is possible. :)

Anyway, I hope this event will be fun for everyone!  All I ask is that you please be respectful of other people and please keep all language G rated.  I hope to see you all there!


The 12 Day Giveaway

Today marks the first day of the 12 Days of Autumn Celebration!  Everyday for the next 12 days I will be giving away one code for 5 Tribal Crew packs!  Each day, I will choose one random winner and email them the code. If you would like to enter, here is what you need to do:

  • Email me your pirate's name at secretsofthespiral@hotmail.com.
  • Enter 12 Day Giveaway in the subject line.
That's it! There is no need to email me more than once. One email will get you entered into the raffle everyday starting with the day you send it. The winner will be randomly chosen and announced at 9pm Eastern each day.  I will be listing the winners daily at the bottom of this post.  Good luck! :)

Submitted by Michelle Mooncatcher


Winners
Day 1 - Dandy James
Day 2 - Katherine De Bouff
Day 3 - James Morgan
Day 4 - Rachel Hawkins
Day 5 - Quick Lucas Newell
Day 6 - Ruthless Destiny
Day 7 - Modest Morgan Morgan
Day 8 - Brave Erik Jordan
Day 9 - Fair Christina Nightingale
Day 10 - Silent Anthony
Day 11 - Brave Alex Richmond
Day 12 - Jack Teach

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Exclusive VisionTek Pirate101 Ship!

Ahoy!

Kingsisle announced yesterday that they have partnered up with VisionTek and you can now get an exclusive Pirate101 pirate ship by purchasing one of their VisionTek Radeon graphics cards (HD 7750, HD 6670, HD 6570, HD 6450).  This offer is good until December 31, 2013 or until their codes run out.

Here is what you get when you redeem the code:
  • The VisionTek Origin Galleon, which can be redeemed at tiers 1-6 (Tier 6 is level 65)
  • Red Bird Figurehead
  • Star Ruby Sails
  • Coral Fluke (rudder)
  • Horn of the Crimson Fog
  • 5,000 Crowns
As you may have noticed, the ship comes with certain ship parts, but not all of them.  You will be able to use cannons, anchors and wheels that are already available in game.  However, there will not be any armor available for this ship, as armor is already built into its stats (5% armor).


If you would like to read more about this offer, you can see more on this VisionTek Facebook post.  Below are a few pictures of the ship stats, as well as the ship equipment it comes with, courtesy of Kingsisle Entertainment and Pirate101. :)





Thursday, September 19, 2013

Talk Like a Pirate Day 2013

Ahoy!

As ye may have heard, today is Talk Like a Pirate Day! And of course Pirate101 is celebrating in several ways.  Click here to see the full details!

Have a great talk Like a Pirate Day! See you in the spiral! :)



Talk Like a Pirate Joke Contest

Ahoy me hearties!

September 19th is Talk Like a Pirate Day, and to celebrate the awesome Pirate101 team has given me some codes to pass along to you guys! And what better way to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day than with some piratey laughs?  So that's what I would like you to do....make me laugh.  Send in your best, most original, kid friendly pirate joke and the best one will win!  Here are the prizes:

First Prize
(1 winner)
Cutthroat Shark Companion (from the Cutthroat Bundle)
10,000 Non-transferable crowns

Second Prize
(3 winners)
Military Sabre (from the Admiral Bundle card)
5,000 Non-transferable crowns

Third Prize
(5 Winners)
One Random Pet from all of the prepaid cards
1,000 Non-transferable crowns

If you would like to enter, here is what you need to do:

  • Send an email to secretsofthespiral@hotmail.com by September 30th at 12:00pm (noon) Eastern.
  • Please include your pirate's name and one kid-friendly pirate themed joke.
  • Also put "Joke Contest" in the email's subject line.
  • Please DO NOT include any personal information or inappropriate language or you will not be entered.
  • Only one entry per person please!
  • Have fun!
The winners will be announced late in the day on September 30th. Good luck to everyone who enters! 

Monday, September 9, 2013

Sink101 Part 2

Ahoy!

Do you think that the community is awesome  Come join me and Sheldon from Adventures of the Spiral for Part 2 of Sink101 and help us celebrate the community's awesomeness!  Our goal is to sink at least 101 ships, but we may end up defeating more than that.


We should be getting tons of NXP, gold and awesome drops!  So come on out and help make Sink101 part 2 twice as awesome as the other one!  Hope to see you there!

Date: Friday, September 13th 2013
Time: 5:00pm Eastern
Where: Meet in Avery's Court, then port to Achaean Way
Realm: One Eyed Jack, area 1
Who:  Look for Autumn Walker, level 2 and add her! 

As always, this event is open to everyone.  Please just make sure you have crowns or a membership to access this area.  And please keep all language family friendly!  I hope to see you there! :)

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Volunteers Wanted

Ahoy!

As some of you may have  heard, I have released the schedule of events for the 12 Days of Autumn Celebration.  If you would like to see it, you can view it here.  Anyway, I am looking for some volunteers to help with the Skull Island Scavenger Hunt.  I am hoping this event will be a lot of fun and unique, but I need some help to make it that way.  If you are interested, please read the requirements/guidelines below very carefully and then you can complete the form.  I will be contacting the volunteers a few days before the event with all the details.

Requirements

  • Available Sunday, September 29, 2013 from 5:30pm eastern until 7:00pm eastern.  The ending time may vary, but I'm not expecting the event to last more than an hour. It may be much less than that.
  • Able to be online uninterrupted, as you will need to give out your clue whenever someone finds you. This means you will have to be paying attention at all times.
  • Have room on your account to make a new pirate and level it to level 2.  Please do not add anyone to your friends list before the event.
  • Have access to the whole world of Skull Island, either through membership or crowns.
  • Have either text chat or open chat, since you will be giving out clues to people.
  • Be able to interact with other people in a nice/polite/family friendly manner.
So those are the requirements. If you are still interested, fill out the form below and submit it to me.  Since people who volunteer will not be able to compete in this event, there will be some sort of compensation, but I haven't decided what yet.  However, please only volunteer if you would truly like to help out, not because I may gift you. :)

Saturday, September 7, 2013

A Family Affair

Ahoy Mateys!

My daughter is finally able to start questing again, which means the Autumn and Chloe posts will be starting up again! :)  But before I post about that I would like to introduce you to 2 new characters.  That's right....I said 2!  Only one of them is mine though.  The other belongs to my son. So now both of my kids are pirates! Yay! :D

This is Bloody Aedan Walker and Bloody Autumn Walker.  He chose the names, because he wanted us to match. lol  Anyway, they are both swashbucklers and we managed to quest through the jade amulet story line yesterday and got to level 4!  I won't be posting about all my adventures with Aedan, since I have a feeling we may be questing more quickly than I do with Chloe.  But I will be posting sometimes, and I have created a new label for those posts called "The A Team."

Anyway, after I finished questing with Aedan, Chloe wanted to quest too.  We had left off at the Ruined Lighthouse, trying to find an old grave.  We wondered around, looking at various tombstones, until we finally had to defeat Old Scratch and his crew.  It went well though and we got our Old Scratch companions after!

After that, it was off to Bounty Island, where we had to decipher Captain Gunn's notes to get to his treasure.....but it was gone!  After a battle with some crabs, we found out that Ratbeard and the watermoles stole the treasure and headed to the volcano!

Next time you see an Autumn and Chloe post, we should be tackling the Volcano!  I love that fight and I can't wait to post about it.  And we'll get another companion too! Thanks for reading and see you next time! Have fun in the spiral! :)

Friday, September 6, 2013

12 Days of Autumn Schedule of Events

Ahoy!

The Secrets of the Spiral 12 Days of Autumn celebration is coming up soon.  I have several autsome events planned for all of you (even some with prizes)!  Below you can see the details of each event.  I am hoping that by posting this early, people will be able to plan which events they want to make it to.  More information will be posted about each event on the morning it is scheduled for.


One-Eyed Shindig
Date:  Sunday, September 22, 2013
Time:  6:30pm Eastern
Where:  Skull Island, near the PvP houses, Bazaar, Kraken Skulls Tavern, Etc
Realm:  One-Eyed Jack area 1
Description:  Put on yer eye patch (if ye have one) and come help kick off 12 Days of Autumn with a huge party!  There will be trivia, a fashion contest, PvP, and of course, lots of hanging out with friends!  Prizes will be awarded for winning trivia and for the most Piratey outfit.
*Note* Eye patch not required

Strike Gold!
Date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Time: 7:30pm Eastern
Where:  Meet in Avery's Court, then port to Friar Sand in Mooshu (add Autumn Walker)
Realm:  One-Eyed Jack area 1
Descrption:  Need gold?  Come farm Friar Sand and get lots o' loot! The more people who join a battle, the more gold ye get, so let's get lots of people together for a great time! He also drops pets and some decent gear.  Hope to see ya there! :)

Pirate Ship Parade
Date:  Thursday, September 26, 2013
Time:  7:00pm Eastern
Where:  Meet at the Skull Island Docks by the life fountain.
Realm: One-Eyed Jack area 1
Description:  Every pirate should be proud of his/her ship! Come show your's off at the 12 Days of Autumn Pirate Ship Parade!  We will be cruising around the whole world of Skull Island. There will also be ship related trivia with prizes awarded!

Skull Island Scavenger Hunt
Date: Sunday, September 29, 2013
Time: 6:00pm Eastern
Where:  Skull Island (world)
Realm: One-Eyed Jack area 1
Description:  Do ye like riddles and scavenger hunts?  This is the event for you!  There will be friends of Autumn's hidden around Skull Island giving out clues to each location.  Be the first to find all the locations and win a prize.  There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes awarded.
*Note* More details and rules will be posted on the morning of the Scavenger Hunt.

Get-A-Pet
Date: Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Time: 7:30pm Eastern
Where:  Meet up in Avery's Court and add Autumn Walker. Farming location TBA
Realm: One-Eyed Jack area 1
Description:  Join in for pet farming fun! Your feedback has been received and we will be farming Tyson in Cool Ranch for the amazing Armadillo pet! He also drops the Golden Stingtail and Tropical Sky Snake as well!

Going Out With a Bang!
Date: Thursday, October 3, 2013
Time: 3:00pm Eastern
Where: Meet in Avery's Court and then port to Achaean Way
Realm: One-Eyed Jack area 1
Description:  Let's end the 12 Days celebration with a big bang and sink some ships!  Come and help fight Captain Spartacos and the surrounding ships for lots of gold, NXP and hopefully some autsome drops!

So those are the events I have planned.  I hope there is something that everyone will like and be able to attend.  Most of these events are scheduled in the evening, due to people working and being in school.  The NXP event will start at 3pm, but will hopefully go for a long time so everyone who is interested will be able to make it.  I can't wait to see you all!  Thanks for reading! :)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

September 2013 Pirate101 Newsletter

Ahoy!

Yesterday Pirate101 released their September 2013 newsletter.  Lots happened during the month of August, with four weeks of the Arrrgust celebrations and the release of henchmen!  The newsletter hints at more to come later in the year.  I wonder what surprises they have in store for us!

Also in the newsletter, you can see the newest Rogue's Gallery featuring Sarah Steele.  And definitely make sure to check out the Vadima's Visions section about creating a pirate name!  I thought that part was really cool.  Click here to check out the full newsletter, including tons of cool things from the fansites.

Thanks for reading and have fun questing! See ya in the spiral :)



Sunday, September 1, 2013

Announcing The 12 Days of Autumn!

Ahoy!

I know I have mentioned quite a few times that I am planning a huge surprise for the end of September.  Well guess what! I am finally going to announce it! Ready?

Starting on September 22nd (the first day of autumn) and ending on October 3rd Secrets of the Spiral will be having not one, not two, but TWELVE straight days of Pirate101 events. contests and most of all....FUN & AUTSOMENESS!

You may be wondering why I am announcing this 3 weeks early.  Well in the next couple days I want to post a schedule of the events I will be having so people can plan and hopefully be able to make it.  I will be posting only the events and not the contests though. Those will be posted later on.  So be sure to watch for the events schedule and other updates.

I hope you all will be able to participate and help Secrets of the Spiral kick in autumn with a bang!  See you all soon! :)