Round 2 Summer 2014 – Contest Winners!

hammerheadpetCongratulations 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 Hammerhead Shark Pet and 5,000 Crowns

Round 2 – Trivia Question!

Over in Cool Ranch you’ll meet a guy who’s good at giving you quests to fulfill. His name is Mark Clemens and you’ll meet him in Tumbleweed and at McGee Ranch. Mark is based on a real person, but that’s not his real name. Who is the real life person that this Mark is based on? The first quest he gives you, should be a big clue as to who the real person is. 

We asked for his real life name, the name he’s famous for and why is he famous?

And the Answer Is:

Mark Twain

Mark Twain

Born Samuel Langhorne Clemens
he’s more famous as  Mark Twain
An American Author

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910), is better known by his pen name Mark Twain. He was an American author and humorist. He wrote The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885),[2] the latter often called “the Great American Novel.” 

When he was four, Twain’s family moved to Hannibal, Missouri, a port town on the Mississippi River that inspired the fictional town of St. Petersburg in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Missouri was a slave state and young Twain became familiar with the institution of slavery, a theme he would later explore in his writing. Twain’s father was an attorney and judge.  The Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad was organized in his office in 1846. The railroad connected the second and third largest cities in the state and was the westernmost United States railroad until the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. It delivered mail to and from the Pony Express. 

On a voyage to New Orleans down the Mississippi, steamboat pilot Horace E. Bixby inspired Twain to become a pilot himself. As Twain observed in Life on the Mississippi, the pilot surpassed a steamboat’s captain in prestige and authority; it was a rewarding occupation with wages set at $250 per month. A steamboat pilot needed to know the ever-changing river to be able to stop at the hundreds of ports and wood-lots. Twain studied 2,000 miles (3,200 km) of the Mississippi for more than two years before he received his steamboat pilot license in 1859. This occupation gave him his pen name, Mark Twain, from “mark twain,” the cry for a measured river depth of two fathoms. ~ Wikipedia

In Pirate101 as Mark Clemens, the first quest he will give your pirate is called “Hungry, Hungry, Orphans“. One of the first tasks of that quest is to find and talk to Huck Sawyer in The Desert Rose.

Congratulations to the Captains
Who Submitted The Correct Answer!!

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.

We received a 48 Entries
Of those 37  provided the correct answer. Of those 37, we randomly selected 4 emails
in the order received as the winners. We selected emails 8, 19, 28, and 34

Our Prize Winners
Captain Jason
Captain Careful Evelyn Neels
Captain Kayla Morgan
Captain Tiffany
Our Two 1,000 Crown Prize Winners
Captain Helpful Ariel Dove
Captain Colin Holystone 

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!

Thanks to everyone for participating in our Pirate101 contest. Follow our blog, or on Twitter @PiratesPortal for more announcements, news and contests from KingsIsle and Pirate101!

And get ready for Round 3 – the Grand Prize Round of our Summer Celebration Give-Away! It’s coming up next!!

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