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So Appealing!

Appealing!

Go bananas with the Banana Mystery Box! Open boxes to find banana colored furniture, clothing, trinkets, ships and chroma. Ye’ll also spot banana monkeys with tricorn hats and elephants adorned in banana and black. Will ye see the new banana spider familiar? You don’t even need a monkey to open up this box of side-splitting fun!

From now until 3:00 PM PDT on May 19th , 2014 you'll receive a free Banana Mystery Box for every $9.99 you spend on doubloons, or every month of subscription time you purchase!

For more information about the full contents of the 2014 Banana Mystery Box, as well as the official rules, please click here. The Banana Mystery Boxes are only available for a limited time, so don’t slip up and miss them!

Tapping at the Cabin Door!

Once upon a midnight dreary

The Smuggler’s Guild is circulating information among members about a new series of Black Boxes. We’ve managed to get our hands on the information and decoded it for ye pirates. The skeletal monkey has gone into hiding, but Series 5 will have a new black raven familiar. For those nights when ye need to blend into the darkness, black seals, pigs and rabbits have been added to the box.

Ye’ll also find new Black Box trinkets that can be held in portraits. Be sure to take yer trinkets to a Trading Post, as there are whispers of a new familiar scurrying in from the jungle. Purchase a Spider Box artifact and ye'll have a creepy-crawly all yer own!

Looking for a Black Market? Tell 'em Lenore sent ye. Find a full list of the contents for series 5 Black Boxes here.

Monthly Reward and Brigand King Hunts!

Model Dhow!

Own a subscription or make a purchase of $9.99 or more in May to receive a tabletop model dhow! This is the third ship in the model ship series.

With the Empire’s campaign to end piracy defeated (this time), ye find the oceans are still not quite as free as ye’d like. Set out to sea and hunt down the menacing Brigand Kings. Earn your May Seal o'Piracy by engaging in melees with 3 Brigand Kings. Cursed Isles and Brigand King Blockades not included; credit is awarded for reaching the melee, whether you win or lose.

Fox in a Box

Alas, no fox in sox

Here we have a brand new box.
In that box, ye could find a fox!

One fox is white, another red.
Other prizes straight ahead!

Do ye like the color Sea Green?
Open a box--see what we mean!

Sea Green furniture! A clawfoot tub!
Trinkets too, to show yer love.

Open a purse for pieces of eight.
Will ye share them with yer mate?

If ye’d like to have a try,
Click right here for the rules that apply.

Watch out for that tree!

We recently held a contest on the game forums for players to submit designs for limited edition ships. This ship is inspired by the winning entry from Coconaut of Cerulean. Let out yer best Tarzan yell as ye swing through the Jungle Class Sloop.

Be the king of yer own jungle! Enjoy the steamy surroundings as ye play hide and seek with the multitude of monkeys on the ship. Due to the sweltering conditions of the jungle, the cannons look a bit rusty, but they’ll sink the enemy ships just as well as shiny ones!

Wow, that is a big spider! Wouldn’t want to find that crawling on yer shoulder! There is an abundance of wildlife on this ship. Monkeys and parrots in the trees, and a pair of big cats roam the ship. Don’t be bothered by the gators swimming in the pools - these critters don’t venture beyond the water.

After a full day of pillaging, enjoy the comfort of a hammock as ye listen to the soothing sounds of the jungle.

Grab a vine and swing to yer nearest shipyard to order yer Jungle Class Sloop today!

The Power of Dreams!

By the Power of Messier's Crown!

The Department o’ Treasury has two new pets available in the Palace Shoppe! Let your dreams follow you into the waking world with Dream Sheep. These fluffy friends surround you with comfort and restful moments between swabbing the deck, manning the sails, hauling treasure, and fighting barbarians. Don’t cringe away from the powerful and fierce Combat Cat. It will be your trusty companion in any battle against your sworn enemies, or any pesky brigands who happen to be sailing nearby.

These pets are available in the Palace Shoppe until 3pm PDT May 2nd, 2014!

Expedition Rally: The Empire Strikes Again!

The Empire is displeased with recent piracy on the oceans, and has decided to renew its efforts to bring all the archipelago under Imperial control. To do this, the Empire is building numerous small forts, and increasing the marines protecting these outposts.

Ye pirates are more likely to run across Imperial Outpost expeditions while out on the seas. If ye want to give the Empire a piece of yer mind, visit an Explorers' Hall for maps to these Imperial locations. The cartographers are overwhelmed with the number of new Imperial Outpost locations, and have an abundance of charts available.

Be warned, pirates! These Imperial forces are more skilled than their predecessors. If ye feel up to the challenge, the rewards are more valuable. It costs quite a fortune to run an empire and these Imperial ships are carrying more grog and shot during this campaign to control the oceans. If ye face a sinking expedition, the commodities are greatly increased for defeating the enemy!

This Expedition Rally will be active from April 7th at noon PDT until April 14th at noon PDT.

For Freedom!

Camouflaged Gold Boxes!

, , , , , chameleon

Gold boxes return with a new color-changing familiar! The toucan has evaded this box, but we’ve had glimpses of a camouflaging chameleon familiar. The primary color will change to match the primary color of the pirate's torso clothing. The secondary color will not change. For April, the secondary colors will be grey, green, light blue and persimmon.

This box also includes spring green trinkets and chroma. Did ye purchased a blue hound from the Palace Shoppe? If so, ye'll be able to use Bottled Bluebeard to temporarily look like yer pet, as all pet owners should. Ye'll celebrate the shiny of this box with golden furniture, clothing and trinkets. This month's crystal ball furniture will be the striking color lime! Ask the crystal ball: Is there a dreamstone sea turtle pet in yer future?

Find Gold boxes at your island bank until April 14th at 3 PM PDT. You can find the full list of prizes, right here.

Monthly Reward and Go Explorin'!

Model Cutter!

Own a subscription or make a purchase of $9.99 or more in April to receive a tabletop model cutter! This is the second ship in the model ship series.

Call it cabin fever or wanderlust, but ye feel the need to get out on the open waters and let the wind fill the sails. This is the perfect time to explore that island archipelago way off in the corner of ye known world, or try again to strike up a conversation with Vargas the Mad on his fog-shrouded islet. These excursions and others will help ye earn the April Seal o'Piracy by completing three actions to add to yer explorer reputation!

Eggcellent!

Congratulations to all the talented players whose egg designs were selected to be added to the game this year! Beginning today, egg furniture will be available in the palace shoppe, and as prizes in tournaments and competitions! Now is the perfect time to decorate your home, ships, shop or hall for spring.

BREAKING NEWS NOW - Eggpocalypse 2014!

The Department o' HWFO is gathering reports from around the oceans that eggs have been found broken or cracked! There are unconfirmed reports that strange creatures have been sighted on colonized islands. Frantic Ray yells, 'They've hatched velociraptARRRs!", but Panicked Jane swears the're small and fast.

Frantic pirates were seen running from their homes earlier today, clutching broken egg shells. One shocked pirate was mumbling, ‘I thought it was chocolate inside...’

When we hit the docks looking for information, there were only a handful of pirates to be seen. When asked about the egg hatching theory, Smug Callum declared "When ye originally decorated yer home with giant, unidentified waist-high eggs, ye thought to yerself, 'That looks lovely. What could ever possibly go wrong?' Well, now ye know!" Paranoid Sam's voice whispered, ‘They spy on you for the OMs, you know! The eggs, the pets, even the familiars!’ Only the glint of the sun off his foil hat was visible as he ran into the forest.

Are eggs safe? We'll have all the facts for you tomorrow!

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