Tag Archive | Aquila

Worlds In The Stormgate

Captain Victoria Bristol
My *Pioneer Buccaneer

Traveling Between Worlds

While you’re sailing through the spiral, you will come across different skyways within a single world. For instance, in Skull Island you’ll travel through the Skull Island skyway, but you’ll also visit the Tradewinds Skyway, Flotsom Skyway and the Port Regal Skyway. These skyways are all within the world of Skull Island.

During your travels you will come across Windstones that provide you with a key to activate Stormgates. Windstones were first discovered by the people of Valencia, who used them to travel through the otherwise impassable Stormgates.  They are powerful crystals that come in a variety of colors. And they are required to enter the Stormgates.

Stormgates are openings between worlds. These areas also have windlanes that take you from the gate of one world to another. And you’ll find beasties and enemy ships, along with a few treasures in these areas as well.

You’ll also notice a few world bubbles floating around in the sky of these stargates. Some you are probably familiar with. But some you spy, might be new worlds that have not yet been released by the Royals at KingsIsle.

As you’re traveling around the Stargates, don’t forget to look around. You might see something that gives you hint of what might be coming soon in the Spiral. Here’s a chart for the worlds I’ve seen floating in the stargates. Some I know and some I haven’t the faintest clue. Maybe you’ve seen these too. Continue reading

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The Pirate101 Test Realm is Offline

Pirate101 Test RealmWe’re Closed … For the Weekend
September 7, 2018

I was having a good time in the Test Realm today. And I was looking forward to sailing to each world and finding the new quests that have been added this evening and through the weekend.

But alas, the Scurvy Dogs who cater to the Royals in KingsIsle have been chained to their grindstones and put back to work again.

We’ll see you next week. In the mean time you might want to check out what we’ve seen and learned so far.  Visit our Test Realm Observations, we’ve made some updates today.

© Springwolfs Hanko

© 2018 A Pirates Portal; Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. All Rights Reserved.

The Pirate101 Test Realm is Offline

Pirate101 Test RealmI Think We Broke It
September 1, 2018

If you logged in to the Test Realm this morning, you received this message:

The Test Realm is currently offline for the weekend and will be back up sometime on Tuesday. Thank you for testing the game, Pirates, and see you when the Test Realm comes back online!

For those of you new to the Test Realm, the whole purpose is for players to help KI put the new updates through their paces and find the issues BEFORE they are released in the Live Realm. We as players do something for KI and in return we get the chance to see what’s coming before the release. That’s the fun part!

But that also means we Pirates can stress the system so much, the Royals at KI may need to take the test realm offline to make corrections. It’s thankless job, but I’m sure the programmers will make their tweaks as quickly as possible and get us back online soon.

© Springwolfs Hanko

© 2018 A Pirates Portal; Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. All Rights Reserved.

Zeke’s Quest: Find The Aquila Eagles

Prospector Zeke Quest – Aquila

Welcome to Aquila and the Achaean Way. The home of heroes and mythological beasts. Your first quest into this new world will send you to Nova Aquila. It’s a beautiful place with a vast array of art and music. Don’t you just love the big statues hovering over the dock and village?

Like most of the worlds, you’ll find Zeke has traveled here on another business venture. From the dock, run through the dock door (it doesn’t matter which one) and up the hill to the village. In the center of the isle, you’ll see a large pool outside the stone arches. Run around the pool and you’ll find Zeke standing near the cliff edge

He’ll tell you about his business deal with Dueling Dalton, who wants to establish the Hotel Aquila in Cool Ranch. Mr. Dalton would like some authentic decor for his hotel and he’s sent Zeke to find the Aquilan Eagles.

As with most Zeke Quests, you must complete certain tasks in some areas in order to be given a quest to enter another area where you can hunt down the next eagle. So don’t think you can get the quest from Zeke and then just set off to find them. And you don’t want to have to repeat a dungeon, just to get to the stone.

X Marks The SpotBelow are the locations of the kings and a map for the area they’re in. Look for the X on the map. Well of course it’s an X, how else would you Mark The Spot for treasure in a Pirate world?
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Our Aquila Grand Prize Winners!

A Pirate's Portal Aquila Vessel

A Pirate’s Portal’s Aquila Galleon

Congratulations To Our Aquila Grand Prize Winners!

Thanks to One-Eyed Jack for the Aquila Celebration game codes! And to all the Pirate101 fans who entered for a chance to win a “Grand Prize” code for the month awarding the unreleased Aquila Crown Shop Vessel and 10,000 Crowns to boot!!!

I hope our winners will send us a picture of their Pirates and their ship! We would love to share them here on the Portal and help you celebrate!

Our Contest Day began on 06/05 Wednesday at  7:30pm eastern – and closed Saturday 11am eastern 06/08!

Our Grand Prize Trivia Question

Aquila is a Latin word for eagle.
Where does the word “Aquila” come from
AND where can you find “it” today?

This might have been a hard one for some. But you don’t need access to Aquila to find the answer and we gave you a hint: there’s a story behind the name, look for that and you should be able to find the answers.

The Answers We Were Looking For:
Aquila (also known as Aetos Dios) was a giant, golden eagle which served as Zeus’ personal messenger and animal companion. In one account Zeus adopts the golden eagle as a good omen before the Titan War. In another account the eagle was once a mortal king named Periphas, whose virtuous rule was so celebrated that he came to be honored like a god. Zeus, in anger, would have smote him with a thunderbolt, but Apollo intervened. He  transformed the king into an eagle and sat him beside Zeus to be his companion. Zeus to the Greeks is known as “Jupiter” to the Romans.

Zeus to the Greeks "Jupiter" to the Romans Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia

“Jupiter” – Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia

Today Aquila can be found in the heavens. Aquila, The Celestial Eagle, is one of the three constellations which have bright stars forming the Summer Triangle. A nearly perfectly straight line of three stars symbolizes part of the wings. The center and brightest of these three stars is Altair. The tips of the wings extend further to the southeast and northwest. The head of the eagle stretches off to the southwest.

Aquila

Aquila – The Celestial Eagle

You can also learn more on Aquila at Wikipedia.

Congratulations Captains!!
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 Grand Prize Winners
Captain Duncan Stubborn Freeman
Captain  Jack Teach

Captain Jack Teach's Aquila Galleon

Captain Jack Teach’s Aquila Galleon

We received 42 email entries. Of those 29 provided the correct answer! Yeah! Each of us here at the Portal picked a random number from 1 to 29. We counted through the emails as they were received and those were our winners. We picked the 7th and 20th emails.

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© Springwolfs Hanko

© 2013 A Pirates Portal; Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. All Rights Reserved.

Aquila Grand Prize Giveaway!

~ The Grand Prize ~ An Aquila Vessel & 10,000 Crowns!

~ The Grand Prize ~
An Aquila Vessel & 10,000 Crowns!

Enter For Your Chance To Win An Aquila Vessel!

As part of the Aquila Celebration One-Eyed Jack sent us 2 Game Codes for a Grand Prize Giveaway!

Back on June 01, we announced our upcoming Aquila Celebration Contest. In that announcement we told you about the daily game codes that provided  2,500 crowns and a Heroic Rudder, which is a piece of Aquila ship equipment that has not yet been released in the Crown Shop.

But we also told you at the end of our contest, you’ll be able to enter for your chance to win a “Grand Prize” code for the month! This code is good for the unreleased Aquila Crown Shop Vessel and 10,000 Crowns to boot!!!

So here it is!! Your chance to enter and win one heck of a vessel for your Pirate Captain and enough crowns deck it out with the best ship equipment from the Crown Shop!

We’ll randomly pick winners from our contest entries.

  1. Send us an email to: APiratesPortal@springwolf.com
  2. If you copy/paste our email, include in the subject line: 2013.Aquila Ship Contest
  3. Include your name (First name only)
  4. Your FULL in game pirate name. Ie: Captain Victoria Bristol <- Make Sure
    You Include Your FULL PIRATE NAME!
  5. And provide the correct answer to our trivia question!

If you are under the age of 13, remember to get your parents/guardians permission.

Our Contest Day begins NOW 7:30pm eastern Wednesday 06/05 – and will close Saturday 11am eastern 06/08! If you know your Pirate legend and lore; you’ll be able to answer our contest questions.

We’ll choose 2 Special Pirates from all entries received!

The Grand Prize Trivia Question!

Aquila is a Latin word for eagle.
Where does the word “Aquila” come from AND where can you find “it” today?

This might be a hard one for some. But you don’t need access to Aquila to find the answer.
We’ll give you a hint: there’s a story behind the name, look for that and you should be able to find the answers.

PLEASE MAKE SURE
you’re able to receive email back from our email address – APiratesPortal@springwolf.com.
We don’t want your winning notice to get lost in your spam folder!

We’ll email the winners by 9pm est Saturday (if not sooner). We’ll also post the day’s winner (first name only) with their Pirate’s name, here on the Portal. And if you send us a picture of your pirate with your special gift or the item you pick up in the crown shop with your 10,000 Crowns, we’ll post that on the winner’s announcement page too!

Good Luck!

© Springwolfs Hanko

© 2013 A Pirates Portal; Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. All Rights Reserved.