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Palace Shoppe Pet Sale!

The Department o' Treasury has two new pets available in the palace shoppe!

There just isn't enough red available on the oceans right now, so the Department o' Treasury is releasing a Duroc Pig for a limited time. This docile pig is a perfect pet!

Is the Exotic Tiger black with white stripes, or white with black stripes? Something to consider over yer next pint o' rum.

These pets are available in the Palace Shoppe until June 4th, 2014!

Pirates of Plenitude!

Have ye earned a boatload of treasure on yer many adventures? Do ye consider yerself a gentleman of fortune? If so, the limited edition Crimson Class Sloop will be a perfect addition to yer armada of vessels!

Ye spent many an hour on the seas pillagin’ and plunderin’ yer way to greatness, so ye’ll want to keep that bounty under lock and key. The hold has a special treasure room to keep yer prized possessions safe.

Show off to yer known world the comfort that treasure can buy. The ship says lavishness on every surface - from the plush furnishing to the gilded statues. The cabin is perfect for entertaining a more intimate group of hearties. Leave the rabble in the hold, this is where ye’ll entertain yer top hearties in the affluence they deserve.

From the exclusive captain’s cabin, ye can access a private deck. From here, survey yer riches, and enjoy the fresh sea air!

Declare yerself the Crimson Pirate! Visit yer local shipyard today, because the Crimson Class Sloop will only be available through June 23rd!

Oh, and did we mention it be red? It be mighty red...

Deadly Lairs: Cultist Frenzy!

to bring your doom and prepare for war...
by moonlit curse and cultist roar..
we dance and chant and into this volcano pour...
snakes and hate and blood and gore...
And from the world's black belly flows our enlightened and grim lore!

The Enlightened Ones gather together followers for Vargas the Mad from far and wide. Their madness is spreading faster than normal, and larger numbers of cultists are being reported on nearby cursed isles. Ye can’t be sure why, but may it be related to the recent full moon? Whispers from brave adventurers say the followers take longer to regroup between fights, allowing pirates a bit more time to plunder Vargas the Mad’s riches!

Deadly Lairs: Cultist Frenzy will be active May 16-19 and May 23-26. If yer on a Doubloon Ocean, ye will need a bravery badge. Pirates on Cerulean will need a subscription to participate.

Look lively or ye may be lost to the noxious fog!

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!

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