Pirate101 Birth-o-Ween Grand Prize Winners! ☠

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Happy Birthday to Pirate101
And Happy Halloween To Everyone!!

Congratulations To Our Grand Prize Winners!

Our Birth-o-Ween Contest Celebration comes to end as we pull two winners for tonight’s final contest!

Tonight’s winners received a game code good for the Grand Prize: Captain Blood’s Jacket, Captain Blood’s Hook, and 10,000 Crowns!!

We want to thank everyone who took part in our weekend contests! We hope you had a little fun and maybe even learned a little bit along the way.

And of course we want to send a big thank you to One-Eyed Jack and all the royals at KingsIsle for providing the game codes to help us all celebrate the first Birthday of Pirate101 and Halloween!

Now on with the answer to our trivia question and the two lucky winners!

Our Grand Prize Trivia Question

In Cool Ranch you’ll be sent on a quest to find silver to make some special bullets.
You’ll run into the owner of the Silver Mine who will ask you to clear out some
nasty blood bats. Do it and he’ll give you the silver you need.

The Silver Mine Owner is based on a real life person.
Name the person and what he’s famous for.

We shared a hint to help you find the answer:
You don’t need to have access to Cool Ranch to find the name of this guy. You might even find it right here on our site.  All you needed to do was check out our Cool Ranch Game Guide, search for Silver Bullets and do a little reading. That would have told you the name of the real life person.

Bat Masterson

Bat Masterson

And the answer is: Bat Masterson

William Barclay “Bat” Masterson (November 26, 1853 – October 25, 1921) was a figure of the American Old West known as a buffalo hunter, U.S. Marshal and Army scout, avid fisherman, gambler, frontier lawman, and sports editor and columnist for the New York Morning Telegraph. He was the brother of lawmen James Masterson and Ed Masterson.

His first gunfight took place in 1876 in Texas. He was attacked by a soldier, Corporal Melvin A. King, in a fight, allegedly because of a girl. The girl, Mollie Brennan, stopped one of King’s bullets and was killed. King, whose real name was Anthony Cook, died of his wounds. Masterson was shot in the pelvis but recovered.

In 1877, he joined his brothers in Dodge City, Kansas. Jim was the partner of Ed, who was an assistant marshal. Soon after his arrival, Masterson came into conflict with the local marshal over the treatment of a man being arrested. He was jailed and fined, although his fine was later returned by the city council. He served as a sheriff’s deputy alongside Wyatt Earp, and within a few months he was elected county sheriff of Ford County, Kansas.

Masterson spent a year as marshal of Trinidad, Colorado, as well as serving as Sheriff of South Pueblo, Colorado. In 1883, he participated in a bloodless conflict and gunfighter gathering later called the Dodge City War.

In 1888 he managed and then purchased the Palace Variety Theater. It was probably there that Bat first met an Indian club swinger and singer called Emma Moulton, born as Emma Walter near Philadelphia in 1857. The pair subsequently lived together and it has been widely reported that they married in Denver on 21 November 1891. Although no record of the marriage has come to light thus far, their union lasted until his death.

Bat Masterson lived in the American West during a violent and frequently lawless period. President Theodore Roosevelt, on the recommendation of mutual friend Alfred Henry Lewis, appointed Masterson to the position of deputy to U.S. Marshal for the southern district of New York, under William Henkel. He performed this service for about $2,000 per year from early 1908 until 1912 when President William Howard Taft removed Masterson from the position during Taft’s purge of Roosevelt supporters from government positions.  Bat Masterson worked as a sports writer and editor, and a columnist. His career as a writer started around 1883 and ended at his death in New York City in 1921. ~ You can read more about Bat on Wikipedia.

Congratulations to our Captains Who Submitted The Correct Answers!!

We received 43 emails. Of those 41 provided the correct answers.
Captain Aedan Hawkins and I selected 2 numbers at random then
we counted through the emails with correct answers and those
are our winners. Captain Garrett selected 39, and I choose 15.

We’ve sent you an email with your game code and instructions for how to redeem the code online.
If you don’t receive the email or have problems, please let us know.

Our Prize Winners
Captain Merciless Kai Zabra
Captain Chris Devereaux


We hope you’ll send us a picture of your captain with your new prize so we can post it here on the Portal’s winner page!

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