More than just green is springing up around the oceans this month! Hedgehogs in umber, almond, grey, chestnut and brown are now in the palace shoppe. These spiny little pets purr contentedly in the warm weather.
Also appearing in the palace shoppe, a new blue dog! The Department o' the Treasury was sure the color would be temporary after these dogs were found rolling in a spilled barrel of Bottled Bluebeard. Alas, the blue just won’t come off, so they're introducing a new pet to ye pirates: Blue Hound! These small dogs will be available in the palace shoppe through April 3rd!
Many a sailor searching for treasure and riches has charted a course for the Haunted Seas ruled by Barnabas the Pale. Some return to port with chests of haunted items dredged up from the bottom of the sea, frightful trinkets in night blue, or strange spectral pets. Others wash ashore, barely alive, with ghastly tales of phantasms yielding spectral swords, and unearthly ships.
Hushed whispers can be heard that the profits from such voyages have suddenly increased. Ye hear that graveyards appear more frequently, and there is an increase in pieces of eight awarded from defeated haunted ships and graveyards. If ye find yerself on a sinking ship, ye have an increased chance of an injury.
Be brave, me hearties!
It's time again for the Pirate Census!
Every so often, we put together a survey to gather information about the interests and preferences of the Puzzle Pirates community. The results of the survey remain anonymous. We use the information to get a better idea of who is spending their time sailing our seas and to help us decide what kinds of future projects will be of interest to the community.
The survey will be available through Monday, March 24th, so please take a few minutes to help us build a better Puzzle Pirates by filling out the survey right now!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.