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Friday, March 31, 2017

Fansite Festival NXP Event

Hey everyone!

The annual Fansite Festival is almost here!  It will run all day on Saturday, April 8, 2017.  This year, Edward from Around the Spiral and I will be holding an NXP/Scrip farming event in Pirate101.  You can see all the details below.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

2pm CST - 3pm EST

Autumn Walker (Secrets of the Spiral)
Edward (Around the Spiral with Edward Lifegem)

Meet in Avery's Court, then port to Calabria Skyway in Valencia

One Eyed Jack

Twitter Retweet Contest - Follow this link and retweet the tweet. There will be one random winner chosen who will receive 10k crowns!
Screenshot contest - During the event, take a screenshot of all the ships fighting and tweet it to both
@SecretsOTSpiral and @AroundTheSpiral.  We will choose 3 winners as follows:
First prize - 10k crowns
2nd & 3rd prize - Hoodoo Bundle
The winning pictures will also be featured in our recap posts!

We will be farming Martin Chambers and the surrounding ships for NXP, scrip, ship equipment and gold.  It will also be a great place to meet new friends and hang out with old ones!  These events are always a lot of fun!  Everyone is welcome, regardless of level.  Just be sure you have access to Calabria Skyway either by membership or crowns.

For more information about the Fansite Festival and other events that will be held throughout the day, you can see more at the following link:  I hope to see you all there!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Merciless Jennifer Part 2: Permadeath Discovered

Hey everyone!

Well, it has been awhile!  I had some time last week to quest on my pirate, Merciless Jennifer.  If you remember, I am using this pirate as an "experiment" pirate of sorts.  The goal was to exclude companions from my crew once they died in battle.  How is it going? Well, keep reading to find out.

Last time I posted, I had just reclaimed Avery's amulet from Finn Dorsal.  Then Avery sent me to track down Captain Gunn's treasure to get a chalice for him. I tracked down Ratbeard in the Kraken Skull Tavern cellar, where we hat to fight his minions with the help of Mormo.
After we defeated them, Mormo joined my crew.  I also visited Madame Vadmia and recruited Grimtooth.  I grabbed my raft and headed out to Traitor's Cave.  When I got there, I discovered the spirits of Ratbeard's crew.  Yes, he had betrayed them by poisoning their food!  In order to get them to help me find Ratbeard, I had to help them each with a quest so they could "move on."

I decided to do Moe's quest first, to find a necklace he had lost.  The quest started out fine.  I got the necklace, no companions died.

However, it led to another quest to track down the Dutchman's Gold Hook.  I fought some ships and talked to some people and eventually found out I had to go find the Marie Celestia.  This is where the trouble started.

 There were 3 fights on the Marie Celestia, a spooky ghost ship. (By the way, amazing job on this KI people! I love the whole game, but this is one of my favorite areas!)  The first fight, all the mobs decided to gang up on Bonnie Anne, and after a couple critical hits, she died.  Buh-bye Bonnie! :(

Still, I had 3 of my companions left, so I tackled the next fight.  I lost Kan Po in this one.  Down to 2 companions now.

The third fight was going better at first, but before the end, both Mormo and Grimtooth had fallen.  I was still able to complete the fight by myself, though it was a close one! However, I did not attempt to do the rest of the dungeon with only my pirate.

So I guess that is the end of that challenge.  My conclusion is one of two things. Either I am bad at Pirate101 or companions really are just THAT important to the game.  I am thinking it is actually both.  I am going to continue with this character, but with a new challenge.  I have to find the poll and check which one got the second most votes.  Once I do that, I will continue questing, finish that dungeon and make an update post.

Until next time, have fun! See you and thanks for reading!

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! :)