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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!

Cold Storage

Frosty!

After the eggnog incident in December, the developers made a New Year's resolution to clean up the Palace Shoppe. While digging around in cold storage, they found a number of boxes which were covered in thick layers of ice. Apparently, they had been in the freezer for a long time, and it was no longer possible to decipher the contents of the box. Rather than just tossing them into the sea, the developers decided to give them away!

These Ice Mystery Boxes include Ice Blue furniture, clothing, trinkets, ships, pets and familiars! Open the boxes to save White Hedgehogs, Ice Blue Octopus with Sleeping Caps, and Ice Blue Ravens from hypothermia! Be careful though! Ye don't want to damage the Ice Blue furniture or Ice Blue painted Sloops, War Frigates or Merchant Brigs! Once ye get the Ice Box open, be sure to check for any chroma, trinkets or clothing that may be frozen to the bottom!

For more information about the full contents of the 2014 Ice Mystery Box, as well as the official rules, please click here. The Ice Mystery Boxes are only available for a limited time, so grab something sharp and chip one open today!

From now until 3:00 PM PST on January 27, 2014 you'll earn a free Ice Mystery Box for every $9.99 you spend on doubloons, or every month of subscription time you purchase!

Winter Wonderland!

Bundle up, pirates, because Old Man Winter is here with a limited edition Blizzard Class Sloop that is sure to nip at your toes! Freeze yer enemies in their tracks with icy cannons as ye glide across the frozen seas with the grace and frenzy of a January blizzard.

With a giant snowflake helm, which navigation method do ye prefer? Do ye float across the board with the finesse of a falling snowflake, or do ye smash yer way into rocks and through whirlpools with the fury of a blizzard? If ye get a chill while on the deck, cozy up with the bear rug. I’m sure the snowman would be happy to navigate.

The yeti doll on the main deck looks right at home among the snow blocks, icy cannons and snowflake banners. If ye feel the nip in the air, grab a toasty mug to warm yer hands. Step through the igloo hatch to go below deck and find an indoor winter wonderland.

Grab yer hearties and defend yer flag! Yes, ye should be repairin’ the hull or runnin’ the bilge, but snowball fights are so much fun! The hold includes plenty of obstacles and hiding spots for ye to enjoy the glee found in pelting the other team with a good handful of ferocity! Unfortunately, ye can't really throw the snowballs in the hold. Trickster Jack Frost fused them together into a giant frozen lump, but they sure look inviting!

After the epic battle, thaw out in the cabin. Dip into the mead vat for warming refreshment as ye enjoy the comfort of the crackling fire and a comfy bear rug. Prepare for future snowy adventures with a feast!

Let Jack Frost guide yer crew to enjoy the levity of this frosty season.

Hurry to yer local shipyard today because the Blizzard Class Sloop will melt away after February 12th!

Big Feet in Tiny Boxes!

While in the Palace Shoppe preparing for holiday festivities, the Developers found a stash of eggnog. While they have built up a good tolerance for the rum over the years, it turns out that they are extremely allergic to the nutritious proteins found in eggs, which seems to have gone straight to their heads. They boarded up the windows, barricaded the doors, and declared they are going to give away Yeti pets.

They do exist!

Somehow they squished the giant creatures into tiny boxes, and are giving them away with purchases of $9.99 or more. For each $9.99 spent in a single purchase, receive a Yeti Box! While Yeti pets are rare and elusive creatures, these seasonal boxes also contain Ice Blue Chroma, Yeti Dolls, Holiday Favors and Ice Blue Trinkets!

The Department o’ Mythical Creatures would like to make it clear our official position is that Yeti pets are not a good idea. Whatever you do, please, Do Not Open the Yeti Boxes. It will only encourage the Developers to give away more, and we don't want a bunch of Yetis wandering around, following innocent pirates, drawing attention and generally looking awesome.

From now until 3:00 PM PST on January 3rd, 2014, you'll earn a free Yeti 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 Yeti Box, as well as the official rules, please click here. Hurry, this eggnog-induced insanity will only last a short time!

Ye Heavens Aligned!

MESSAGE FROM YE HEAVENS: Yer daily horoscope reads: Jupiter and Saturn be aligned so.....expand yer time with supernatural craft. We reviewed the astral charts and concluded this could only mean one thing. The Celestial Class Sloop is extended through January 1st, 2014!


This month the stars aligned to produce a limited edition sloop of astronomical significance. Navigators can stow away the sextant while on the Celestial Class Sloop, as the heavens are now within reach. Featuring a star to guide ye and haunted wall lamps to enhance the mystic connection to heavenly beyond, ye should never lose yer way.

In the cabin there are adequate beds and hammocks to allow ye to sleep the day away as ye prepare for yer nocturnal examination of the celestial frontier.

The main deck features a larger-than-life telescope. This astral wonder has been modified to allow access for studious pirates in the hold. Consult charts, celestial globes and books from below deck without the hassle of ordering swabbies to haul them about the ship.

Also in the hold, find access to yer daily horoscope. This sage advice* is customized for each pirate individually and will change daily. Will it help yer pirate navigate difficult waters or find yer true talents? Identify yer zodiac and ponder this otherworldly counsel.

Each ship includes a planetarium below the hold. This space is perfect for yer officers in training - lock em below to learn their navigational points! Do they know where to find Polaris, and where the second star to starboard will lead? Or ye can use it for a party that is out of this world!

Don’t wait for the next planetary alignment, because the Celestial Class Sloop will only be available until December 16, 2013!

*We received notification from 'beyond' that the casks of fine rum offered for supernatural consultation were inadequate. Vargas the Mad provided his expertise in exchange for the rum.

Lustrous Boxes at the Bank!

Oooooh, shiny!

If your autumn is feeling lackluster, fear not, because the Gold Box is back with shiny offerings to brighten your day! This month, discerning pirates will appreciate the richness of Wine trinkets and Chroma. Try out living on the wild side with Scarlet Shampoo temporary hair dye. Add a nice touch of color to any dreary fall day with Toucan familiars and Amethyst Sea Turtle pets. Gilded furniture brightens any room and gold Rat, Cat, Elephant, Seal and Hedgehog pets chase away any doldrums.

There are five new trinkets to collect from this Gold Box - Gilded Cameo Box, Gilded Sailor’s Knot, Golden Sextant, Golden Hour Glass, and Golden Turtle Shell. If yer sparkling hoard is overwhelming yer space, visit the Trading Post and trade in Gold Box trinkets for unique golden items. Ye will want to put Golden Turtle Shell trinkets aside in a special display case. A new, gleaming item is coming soon to the Trading Post!

Find Gold Boxes at your island bank until December 16 at 3 PM PST. You can find the full list of prizes, right here.

Critics are Raven about the Wine Mystery Box!

It has a lovely bouquet!

This year, the Puzzle Pirates Vineyard has produced a full-bodied vintage that you will find complements any type of sea voyage or activity ashore. This irresistible box starts with a crisp new Wine Raven and also includes delicate perfumes of elephant, octopus and behatted monkey. The discerning pirate palate will also find hints of Wine-painted War Frigates, Junks and Sloops. The 2013 vintage has been aged in the musty basement of the palace in order include well-rounded nuances of limited-edition Wine Furniture and medium-bodied Wine Trinkets. The finish for the Wine Box is described as smoky with an aftertaste of Wine Chroma.

For more information about the full contents of the 2013 Wine Mystery Box, as well as the official rules, please click here. This vintage has a very limited release, so don’t delay and pick up a case today!

From now until 3:00 PM PST on November 18th, 2013, you'll earn a free Wine Mystery Box for every $9.99 you spend on doubloons or every month of subscription time you purchase!

Sweet Punkin' Pails

SWEET!

Sweeten yer candy trinket stash with a Punkin’ Pail! For every $2.99 spent, receive one prize purse which contains Pieces of Eight as well as a Sugar tARRRRt trinket for this year's Trick ARRR Trinket event. Yer Punkin' Pail may contain between 400 to 4,000 PoE, with a chance of finding 100,000 PoE!

Unopened Punkin’ Pails can be held in portraits so restrain yerself before opening!

Don't fall into a sugar coma, because the Punkin' Pail is only available until 3:00 PM PST on November 4th! Click here for the official rules.

A Haunting Harvest!

Seasonal trinkets, clothing and furniture can be found in every corner of the ocean this autumn season. Visit the Palace Shoppe to find returning seasonal trinkets such as Pumpkin Pie and Pocket Cornucopia, along with new trinkets created by players. Candy Corn anyone? Trick or Treat with fellow pirates wearing masks, top hats and vampire raiment. Don’t forget to grab your very own limited edition Blood Tiger pet!

Furnishers have seasonal furniture available for sale. Decorate your ships with skelly chests, cannons, helms and figureheads. New this year from the limited edition Skelly Class War Brig, the Skelly sword rack and Skelly council chair are available for purchase. Stock up on decorative furniture including pumpkins, jack o’ lanterns, scarecrows, and bushels of apples.

Enjoy the season on land and by sea, but don’t delay! These items are only available until November 3rd!

These bones were made for Sailin'

A macabre construction of skull and bone, the Skelly Class War Brig is not a bare-bones ship. The vessel designers spared no ribs to make this fit for a skeleton king! Gilded armor and fancy chairs adorn this spooky ship, because even the undead enjoy style and comfort. The captain’s quarters feature a skeletal pipe organ, harpsichord and harp to create just the right tune for yer haunted voyage.

New Golden Skelly Armor stand guard throughout the ship. Skelly candelabra and sword racks are handily distributed to create just the right balance of ambiance and utility.

The quarterdeck features a set of chairs with easy access to the ship’s navigation wheel. Looks like this mate spent a bit too much time on the Roister Ship last month. He asks for whom the bell tolls? It tolls for thee, party pirate.

Below deck, a skelly throne allows you to chart your course and oversee the council table. Judging by these participants, this is not likely to be a lively discussion. Pirates will be able to access all parlor games through the council table in order to ease the wait while Ex-Walter decides his next move.

Unlike these guys, you don’t have all eternity to just sit around. Visit yer local shipyard today, because the Skelly Class War Brig is only available until November 11th!

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