Archive | May 2014

Round 1 Summer 2014 – Contest Winners!

The Thresher Shark Pet

The Thresher Shark Pet

Congratulations To Our Prize Winners!

It’s that time! Time to announce our round of Game Code Prize Winners!

Winners received a game code good for:
A Thresher Shark Pet and 1,500 Crowns

Round 1 – Riddle Me This!

Do you know your Pirate101 Governors? This one is an evil apparition that hides in a church. He’s a Swashbuckler that must to be defeated in a crypt beneath the chapel or there could be Consequences to pay. Can you name him?

There’s enough clues in our question to find out who he is. You don’t have to have access to the area he’s in, or have the quest related to him.

And the Answer Is: Continue reading

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Summer 2014 – Round 1 Pirate Contest!

Summer Time Celebration!

Summer Time Celebration!

Ready For Some Pirate101 Summer Fun?!

It’s Pet-A-Palooza! time over at Wizard101, but here in the Pirate Spiral we’ve got some summer fun celebrations too!

One-Eyed Jack has sent us some FREE Game Codes to Give-Away! Yeah….and you could win one of the fun new Pirate Pets!

Over the weekend, you could win one of these exciting prizes:

Round 1: Thresher Shark Pets and 1,500 Crowns
Round 2: Hammerhead Shark Pet and 5,000 Crowns
Round 3: Clown Fish Pet and 10,000 Crowns

And we have some free codes for 1,000 Crowns to randomly give away!!

Do you know your Pirate101 Trivia? If you do, then you should be able to answer our questions this weekend. Are you ready to get started and enter for your chance to win? Then let’s get started!!

Round 1 – Riddle Me This! Continue reading

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Thank You For Your Service!

A deep and heart-felt Thank You to all the Men and Women of our Armed Services, living and in spirit! Thank you for your service and your sacrifice.

Memorial Day

Produced by The U.S. Air Force News Agency

This weekend is a reminder of the sacrifices that have been made for freedom. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the fallen Union Soldiers. The south too had its day of Decoration, but the date of celebration varied through out each region of the nation.

On June 28, 1968, Congress passed the Uniform Holidays Bill, which moved four holidays, including Memorial Day, from their traditional dates to a specified Monday in order to create a convenient three-day weekend. The change moved Memorial Day from its traditional May 30th date to the last Monday in May. The law took effect at the federal level in 1971.

From The Beginning
From its origins, Decoration Day expanded with each passing year becoming more nationally recognized for all Veterans of the Armed Forces and from every war the United States has participated in. The practice grew again after World War II when Decoration Day slowly transitioned to Memorial Day and included any family member that had passed. It became a day of remembering relatives and decorating cemeteries, whither or not they were service men and women. Many suggest the sacrifices that all Americans made during WWI and WWII to support our troops deserved recognition as well. Thus the day of honoring those who made sacrifices and lived through the hardships of war were included in Memorial Events.

Today Memorial Day is seen as one of the two biggest Patriotic Days of the year in the United States. Coming second only to the 4th of July. Flags are placed on grave sites for those who paid the greatest price for our freedom and flowers are laid by those we have lost and remember with memories and love.

What ever your method of celebration and honor this weekend, when you see a soldier thank them for their service. Let them know you appreciate their sacrifice and support them here and over there and every where.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend everyone. Please have a safe and relaxing extended weekend! And spend a few moments remembering what this weekend is really all about.

© Springwolfs Hanko

© 2014 A Pirates Portal; Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. All Rights Reserved.

Welcome To The New Era Of Pirate101

The New Pet Tournament Arena

The New Pet Tournament Arena

Pirate101 Will Be Offline On May 12th

The Royals on KingsIsle have sent word that Pirate101 will be offline 5/12/2014 from 3:00 am to 5:00 am US Central to bring new updates to the game!

It’s an exciting new era of Advanced Pets, Advanced Companions, new free-to-play areas, and much much more in The Spring 2014 update!

For a quick overview of the changes, you can check out this kewl Spring 2014 Update video on YouTube. And for a detailed look at all the many changes coming to Pirate101, please see the Game Update Notes page on Pirate101.com.

As these updates are made to the Live game, make note that the Test Realm will be making its departure at this same time. But it will return again when there are new things for players to test.

And check out the Captains Log Spring 2014 Spiral Update from One-Eyed Jack too!

© Springwolfs Hanko

© 2014 A Pirates Portal; Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. All Rights Reserved.

Happy Momma’s Day – 2014

iloveyoumomma

I Love You Momma

Thanks Mom’s Of The Past & Present

Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a holiday honoring motherhood that is observed in different forms throughout the world. The American incarnation of Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Jarvis would later denounce the holiday’s commercialization and spent the latter part of her life trying to remove it from the calendar. While dates and celebrations vary, Mother’s Day most commonly falls on the second Sunday in May and traditionally involves presenting mothers with flowers, cards and other gifts.

In the years before the Civil War (1861-65), Ann Reeves Jarvis of West Virginia helped start “Mothers’ Day Work Clubs” to teach local women how to properly care for their children. These clubs later became a unifying force in a region of the country still divided over the Civil War. In 1868 Jarvis organized “Mothers’ Friendship Day,” at which mothers gathered with former Union and Confederate soldiers to promote reconciliation.

Another precursor to Mother’s Day came from the abolitionist and suffragette Julia Ward Howe. In 1870 Howe wrote the “Mother’s Day Proclamation,” a call to action that asked mothers to unite in promoting world peace. In 1873 Howe campaigned for a “Mother’s Peace Day” to be celebrated every June 2.

In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a measure officially establishing the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. ~ History.com:Mother’s Day

Once the holiday was official, the commercialization began. Jarvis made several arguments about the commercialization saying it takes the “work” out of honoring your Mom. On a day when you’re supposed to be honoring ALL the work you Mom does for you during everyday of the year, she thought this was unfair and unjust.

white-carnationsAll she asked was that you wear a white carnation to honor your Mom, go visit her if you’re lucky enough to still have her here in your life. And maybe take her to church. Fix all the meals of the day and shower her with kindness, thanks and gratitude for one day out of the 365 days of the year.

Once the holiday became a national day of recognition, Florists began advertising the use of red carnations for Moms who are no longer with us. Consequently red carnation sales went through the roof. Candy makers jumped in on the game by packaging confections in boxes with white ribbons and nearly doubling the price for this special day.

Then came the worst offenders, according to Jarvis; the greeting card companies. Gone are the days when you had to make an effort to tell your Mom you loved her. Now you can buy the words of someone else and sign your own name to it.

The sending of a wire is not sufficient. Write a letter to your mother. No person is too busy to do this. Any mother would rather have a line of the worst scribble from her son or daughter than any fancy greeting card or telegram.” Jarvis said.

Today Mothers have come to expect the flowers AND a phone call from their children who are living far away. But for those who are close by and can come for a visit or take Mom out for Sunday brunch, you better show up with flowers in hand. And forget the fancy greeting card. Get a piece of computer paper, fold it in half and write your Mom a note. A poem would be good. Even if it’s not the greatest writing of all time, your Mom will say it is. Because it came from YOU.

Happy Mother’s Day!
~ Springwolf

© Springwolfs Hanko

© 2014 A Pirates Portal; Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. All Rights Reserved.

It’s Pirate de Mayo!

patcho-de-mayoCelebrate With Style!

It’s that time of year again!! Check out the great sale in the Crown shop and pick up your new Patcho de Mayo eye patch.

One-Eyed Jack has been busy today!
We just received word about another party going on in the spiral this weekend. This time, it’s in the LIVE version of the Pirate101 Skyway.

Come celebrate Pirate de Mayo all weekend long!

Now through Monday, May 5th 2014 at 11:59 pm US Central Time, save up to 30% OFF Crowns prices on special Pirates de Mayo items! Pirates de Mayo is a grand holiday in Cool Ranch, and we’re celebrating with a fun sale, free Sombrero giveaway and a brand new Patcho de Mayo eye patch!

Don’t Miss the free Novilerro’s Hat

Enter the code “sombrero” before the end of the day on May 5th, 2014 to receive your free Novillero’s Hat! The Novillero’s Hat has that special festive sombrero look that proudly declares you as a Pirate De Mayo. Note this festive sombrero is level 20+, and even if you’re not level 20 yet, you can stitch it to an existing hat and get that Cool Ranch look while you’re still adventuring through Skull Island.

We’d love to see you and your friends showing off your Pirate look! Feel free to send your screenshots to Jack  and his crew at community@pirate101.com.

Don’t miss out!

© Springwolfs Hanko

© 2014 A Pirates Portal; Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. All Rights Reserved.