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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.

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!

Creature Sightings!

They do exist!

No one believed Sweet Desmond’s crazy ramblings about yetis. Until the day he staggered into the inn with a fresh portrait of himself and Doubtful Connor. The paint was a bit smudged, but astonished pirates could see the clear image of an abominable being! When pressed how he came upon this fierce looking creature, Sweet Desmond remembered prying a mysterious expedition chart from the hand of a defeated brigand.

Gather a crew and set yer voyage to pillage! Plunder 'Yeti Sighting' expeditions from brigands and barbarians! Each pirate will receive a free portrait with a Yeti, and Ice Chest Treasure boxes will be placed into the booty of the ship for everyone to share.

Frosty!

Visit the Palace Shoppe for festive hats, seasonal trinkets, and temporary snow furniture. Build a fort, or have a snowball fight with yer hearties!

The Department o' Lost Treasures is also stocking the Palace Shoppe with the gift of seasonal pets. Penguins return in standard colors black, grey, and tan. From the depths of winter past, the Candy-Striped Tiger reappears, and new this year, a Blue Penguin and Light Blue Seal!

These frosty friends will be in the Palace Shoppe through January 2nd!

Late Fall Haul!

Don’t let that stash of fruit rot in the hold of your ship! Old Salts around the ocean have been whispering about markets paying more for fruit and gem thieves being lazy varmints. They also report a parrot squakin’ about merchant and brigand ships sailin' with a mighty fine bit o' booty aboard.

Grab yer hearties and set out to sea to make yer own late fall haul!

  • Markets are paying up to 25% more for fruit.
  • Gem thieves are less active, so large quantities of gems are more likely to make it through a voyage.
  • Merchant brigands are operating at an increased rate and shipping their goods to distant destinations. Their attraction to trading posts is increased.
  • Compelled by an abundance of fruit, encounters with the mischievous Monkey Boat are more common.
  • Brigand and barbarian ships are more attracted to islands with a Black Market and are carrying more booty.


In addition to open markets, Crimson Jim is having an inventory reduction sale! He is including special items free when ye purchase doubloons or subscription time. Ye may find furniture, amulets, pets, chroma and more! Be sure the item icon shows up next to your chosen package on the subscription or doubloon billing page when you go to make your purchase. Some of these items will change daily, so check in frequently so you don’t miss out!


The Late Fall Haul event will be active until November 26th at 3:00 PM PST. Good fortunes, mateys!

Trick ARRR Trinket!

Scary how cute they are!

This Halloween season be sure to plunder Sea Monster Lairs and waylay any Brigand Kings ye find. Lucky pirates may be awarded candy trinkets! Adventurous pirates who visit the Sea Monster Lairs may find more monsters, but may also find more treasure!

Once ye have a nice pile o’ sweets, head over to the Trading Post. Five trinkets can be exchanged for new monster dolls! Hold a goblin, vampire or Frankenstein’s monster doll in a portrait to immortalize yer holiday exploits. If ye have any stale candy tucked away from the event last year, the Trading Post won’t know the difference.

Once ye have yer fill of sweetened treats and expanded yer monster doll collection, use the sugar rush to beat back the hordes of skellies, zombies and werewolves that assail the land!

Don’t stumble like a skellie, because these haunted festivities will only be available until November 4th!

Monster Mayhem!

Let the ghoul times roll

Mayhem and mischief are increasing on the oceans! Zombie and Skellie hordes are appearing with increased frequency. As if the mobs of undead were not enough, cursed werewolves are wandering about ahead of this month’s full moon! Grab the nearest weapon ye can and band together to defeat this blight! Courageous pirates will find these monsters relinquish larger prizes when defeated.

This havoc is not limited to land. The oceans have turned blood red and zombies and skellies have infested barbarian and brigand ships! These vessels have increased treasure for those pirate brave enough to face and defeat this scourge.

For ye pirates who like to create a little mayhem of yer own, zombie, skelly and werewolf transformation amulets will be available from the Palace Shoppe. This pandemonium will end October 15 at 1PM PDT.

Weekend Event: Deadly Lairs

The cries of pirates echoed through the heavens as they battled in the Deadly Lairs of Loot. Alas, the furor of the monsters far exceeded the lowly treasure they protected and the sounds of combat turned to despair. Now, the sea monsters are again agitated, but this time, the rewards they offer promise to make it worth the risk.*

Brave any of the deadly sea monster lairs this weekend and face additional challenges with increased rewards! Could it be a celestial event has caused the monsters to berserk, or is there some dark, more sinister power at work here? Brave voyagers on their way to Atlantean Outposts, the Cursed Isles, and the Haunted Seas can anticipate a number of changes this weekend:

  • Treasure chests will be more numerous in Atlantis and Haunted Seas.
  • There will be more time to forage in Cursed Isles.
  • Atlantean citadels appear slightly more frequently, while Haunted Seas graveyards are much more common.
  • All treasure haul sites will naturally dissipate at a slower rate.
  • Dragoons and phantasms will board player vessels in Atlantis and Haunted Seas at an increased rate.
  • Cultists in Cursed Isles will attack foragers in greater numbers.
  • Injuries from sinking are twice as likely to occur! This also applies outside of sea monster lairs.

The Deadly Lairs event will be active from September 27th at 1 PM PDT until September 30th at 1 PM PDT. If you're on a Doubloon Ocean, you will need a bravery badge. Pirates on Cerulean will need to have a subscription to participate.

Once more unto the breach, me hearties!

*We did hear your feedback about the Deadly Lairs of Loot event from last month, and settings have been adjusted. Feedback and comments may be left in this thread.

Event: Brigand Frenzy

Sharpen the swords and be sure ye have extra cannon balls in the hold. 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.
  • Maps to sea monster lairs are more common to find when pillaging.
  • The chance for triggering an expedition while pillaging has been increased. The brigands are being a bit careless with their scraps of paper.
  • The Brigand Kings are more actively roaming the oceans. Expeditions to track them down are more common.
  • With news of increased pirates on the seas, merchant brigands are wary to leave port. While there are fewer of them sailing, merchant brigands who venture out are loading up larger vessels.

This Brigand Frenzy event will be active from September 20th at 11 AM PDT until September 24th at 11 AM PDT. Plenty of time to take a little extra from those pesky brigands. If you have any feedback, or suggestions for future weekend events, please let us know!

Event: Expedition Rally!

Rally once more to defeat Viking raiders, to unsettle Imperial fortifications, and to gather more treasure! During this event, expeditions will be easier to come by and they will yield extra loot for victorious pirates.

  • Expedition maps are twice as common to come across while pillaging!
  • Imperial soldiers will be carrying heavy coin purses, and their patrol vessels in sinking engagements have been stocked with heaps of extra supplies.
  • Viking raiders have been more successful recently, and are carelessly carrying more of their plunder around with them.
  • Buried pirate booty overflows with extra pieces of eight.

To support these excursions, Explorers' Halls across the seas have their cartographers and scouts working day and night to produce additional Viking raid and Imperial outpost maps for sale. Visit your nearest Explorers' Hall. Expedition maps may also be found inside some Black Boxes.

There are baubles and trinkets to be won at both the Imperial outposts and Viking raids, but only for those who own a subscription on Cerulean or those who possess a rank badge on doubloon oceans. This Expedition Rally event will be active from September 13th at 3 PM PDT until September 18th at 3 PM PDT. Plenty of time to bloody some Imperial noses!

Fair winds and good hunting!

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