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Suddenly It's Spring Green!

It's a great day for the shamrock!

Spring Green Mystery Boxes arrive as a sign that winter is over! Celebrate the thaw and get ready to show off yer green thumb! No green thumb for ye? Then get yer hands on a four-leaf clover, a spring sprout or other Spring Green trinkets.

Do ye have the luck of the Irish? This box has new Spectral Sheep pets, and three colored familiars: a new Emerald Raven, a Green Monkey with tricorne hat, and a Spring Green Octopus! Ye'll be proud to show yer green with Spring Green painted ships, limited edition furniture, chroma and clothing. Grab yer hearties, raise a mug, and join the shanty to celebrate the season!

For more information about the full contents of the 2014 Spring Green Mystery Box, as well as the official rules, please click here. The Spring Green Mystery Boxes are only available for a limited time, so grab a little green today!

From now until 3:00 PM PDT on March 17th , 2014 you'll earn a free Spring Green Mystery Box for every $9.99 you spend on doubloons, or every month of subscription time you purchase!

Monthly Reward and March Madness!

Model Sloop!!

Own a subscription or make a purchase of $9.99 or more in March to receive a desktop model sloop!

The snow has melted, Jack Frost is in retreat, and pirates everywhere wonder why they still can't feel their noses. It's just the sort of distraction you can use to yer advantage as you earn the March Seal o'Piracy by participating in 4 tournaments!

Expedition Rally!

It seems while ye pirates were busy making a love connection with Pinkfoot, the Empire’s outposts were stocked, and Vikings were more daring with their raids! Load a crew on yer ship, and grab something pointy to prepare for an expedition rally! During this event expeditions will be easier to find, and they will have greater treasures to win.

  • Quite a bit o’ treasure has built up on the Imperial Outposts and Viking raider ships, resulting in more for ye pirates to plunder.
  • Sinking Imperial Outposts increased rum and shot on their ships, which ye pirates are happy to take off their hands.
  • The chance of finding expeditions while pillaging is increased.
  • For ye pirates who prefer exploration over battle, buried treasure expeditions are yielding more pieces of eight.

Be sure to visit the Explorers’ Hall for the latest rumors and locations for Empire strongholds and Viking activity. Charts for Viking Raids and Imperial Outposts will appear more frequently. Expedition maps may also be found inside some Black Boxes.

Viking and Imperial trinkets are awarded to victorious pirates who own a subscription on Cerulean or those who possess a rank badge on doubloon oceans. Trinkets can be exchanged for special items at the Trading Post.

This Expedition Rally will be active from February 24th at noon PST until March 3rd at noon PST.

Happy hunting, mates!

Sea of Dreams!

The team has been dreaming of this sloop for a long time and now, it is ready! This new sloop has a cabin, and for those extended voyages out to sea, bedrolls for a quick nap on deck.

Just click the bedroll and count some sheep while you drift off to sleep, clutching yer rum jug.

The limited edition Dream Class Sloop will transport yer crew to the land of dreams. Fluffy clouds and numbered sheep will ensure a restful visit to dreamland, so ye can return to the seas refreshed and...wait, do those cannons have arms and legs?

Suddenly this dream is feeling a bit unsettled. What is with that giant flower? Is that sheep following me? Fall through the vortex hatch and enter the surreal hold of the dream ship. Find a giant sleeping turtle and a walking, talking rumjug. While he may not be able to find his hat, only the most skilled pirates will be able to best him in drinking.

Below the hold enter a maze of endless stairways and doors. Don’t let panic set it while ye seek yer way out of this disturbing tangle.

Exhausted from running in the endless stairways, and relieved to have escaped the red room, will ye find a safe haven in the cabin? This nightmare space will not give ye respite from the terror, and ye might wake up in a cold sweat.

Will the sandman bring ye fair dreams or horrifying nightmares? Visit yer local shipyard today, because the Dream Class Sloop will fade away from shoppes on April 3rd.

Palace Shoppe Pets!

Smooooth!

Visit the Palace Shoppe, and pick up a new Red Velvet Leopard. These big cats are plush and are guaranteed not to scratch. The leopard is only available until March 3rd, so be sure to go to the Palace Shoppe and get some velvety softness today.

The end of winter is coming (really, it is)! Penguins and seals don’t enjoy the thawing of the oceans, and the coming of the summer breezes, so they will be leaving the palace shoppe March 3rd. Be sure to stop by and pick up a frosty friend today before they migrate to colder climates!



Portrait Ships!

Smile!!

Have a portrait made on a special ship this Valentine's Day weekend! These are NOT free portraits - it's just an opportunity for you to get a portrait with a special ship name. Whisks to these ships are currently on the events tab of the notice board!

    February 14th-17th
  • Lovestruck Leviathan
  • Lost Love (Cerulean and Meridian)
  • Love Lost (Emerald)
  • Harmonious Sole
  • Boxed Chocolate

Pink Foot Sightings!

Pink Foot!!

Sweet Desmond will fill yer day with tales of his yeti sightings. He has an extensive collection of portraits and tall tales to go with each one.* Most pirates have seen the mighty beasts and no longer doubt their existence. However, when he started claiming there are pink yeti out there, a petition was submitted to change his name to Crazy Desmond. Do ye believe him?

Gather a crew and set yer voyage to pillage! Plunder 'Yeti Sightings' expeditions from brigands and barbarians! Each pirate will receive a free portrait with a pink yeti on a Valentine background, and Ice Chest Treasure boxes will be placed into the booty of the ship for everyone to share. Treasure boxes have a small chance of awarding Pink Pomade hair dye when opened!

Visit the Palace Shoppe for Valentine’s Day trinkets and furniture. There will also be seasonal portrait backgrounds. There are returning favorites, as well as new trinkets and backgrounds created by our arrrrtistic players! Pink Yeti and Valentine's Day items will be available until February 17th.

*I recommend a large cask of fine rum to see ye through those tall tales.

Golden Replay!

Golden!

You loved the December Gold Box so much we hit the repeat button! Now you have a second chance to collect gold trinkets. Did you find them all? If so, visit a Trading Post to exchange them for Golden Sea Turtle pets! These golden-shelled pets are available in blue, green and red brown. This month’s box also includes Ice Blue trinkets and chroma, and your chance to try out all the temporary hair dyes. Look for the new furniture item, a crystal ball, and read your fortune daily.

Toucan familiars are in seasonal colors aqua/blue, pink/red and gold/lime. Diamond Sea Turtle pets will add sparkle to your day and are any pirate’s best friend!

Find Gold Boxes at your island bank until February 17th at 3 PM PST. You can find the full list of prizes, right here.

Celebrate the Year of the Horse!

Happy New Year!

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with trinkets, portraits and a Golden Pony! Host a New Year celebration with Lucky Feast furniture items from the Palace Shoppe. While there, check out the Chinese New Year trinkets, including the new 'Lucky Coin' trinket, available through February 14th. Also in the Palace Shoppe for a limited time, a Golden Pony! Fulfill yer childhood dreams and buy a pony of yer own through February 6th.

Commemorate the Year of the Horse with two new limited edition portrait backgrounds: Diagram's Chinese New Year and Pixelpixie's Xin Nian Kuai Le. There will be more Chinese New Year portrait backgrounds coming next week, so be sure to check your local portrait easel! There are also new limited edition backgrounds for any winter festivities you have planned. Enjoy Corkskooner's Attack of the Yeti, Greylady's Winter Night and Inghild's Winter Solstice with yer hearties.

Update: The Golden Pony won't be trotting off quite yet. It will remain in the Palace Shoppe through February 10th!

Event: Brigand Frenzy!

Are yer coffers a bit low after the holidays? If ye spent yer shiny coins on the festivities, now is yer chance to replenish yer treasure chest to overflowing! Sharpen the swords and set sail. The brigands are in a frenzy!

  • Brigands and barbarians have extra booty. Payouts are higher, if you can defeat them!
  • Hoping for a fantastic haul of smuggled goods, brigands are increasingly attracted to islands with Black Markets.
  • The Brigand Kings are more actively roaming the oceans. Expeditions to track them down are more common.
  • The chance for triggering an expedition while pillaging has been increased. The brigands are being a bit careless with their scraps of paper.
  • Maps to sea monster lairs are more common to find when pillaging.
  • Merchant brigands are hoping the increased sailing activity will be a good distraction so they can sneak their goods to market. They've loaded up their ships with increased treasure!

This Brigand Frenzy event will be active until January 24th at noon PST.

Happy hunting, mates!

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