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The History Of The Captain’s Log

Ships Log for the Frigate
The Grand Turk

Keeping Track Of Your Journey

A chip log, also called common log, or just the log, is a navigation tool used by mariners to estimate the speed of a vessel through water. The name of the unit knot, for nautical mile per hour, was derived from this method of measurement. This measurement is used to determine the distance a ship traveled within a certain amount of time. The readings of the log have been recorded in equal times to give the distance traveled with respect to a given start position.

A Ship’s Log, Captains Log or the Logbook was originally a book for recording significant events or readings from the chip log, and happenings on the ship itself.

Historically a ship’s log might list passengers and cargo as well as, position, weather and events of the ship and its crew. They might include repairs to the ship, issues with cargo, deaths, births and so on about the people on board the ship. Continue reading

The Pirate Spiral’s Backstory

The History Of The Spiral

It is a wondrous time of exploration and adventure, when tall ships fly the endless skies and brave the Stormgates of the Spiral. Not long ago, a generation of explorers led by the great Marco Pollo opened and mapped dozens of connections between the various realms. Trade and commerce sprang up all over the Spiral, and many nations learned that the size and strength of their fleets were the key to their destiny. Marleybone, Valencia, Monquista, and Polaris emerged as the dominant powers of the era, forming colonies and forging trade routes that made them wealthy and powerful. Grizzleheim and many other realms, tried to stay neutral, trading with all and claiming no empire. ~ From The Pirate101 History


History is a very important thing. It helps us know where we came from and where we’re going. It helps us understand why some things are designed the way they are, or how other things evolved into the common practice or standards of today. The history of the Spiral is no different. It really helps to know how the Spiral became what it is and get a glimpse into the Armada and the varying lands that exist there. Continue reading

We Got Our Invite! Arrrrgggghhhh!

Beta Here We Come!

This evening we came home and found an email invitation to test Pirate 101 in Beta! OMG We are SO excited!!

We only had time this evening after homework to create 1 pirate. And since Mom is..well Mom; and the kid had homework the pirate we created was for Mom. We’ll share the kid’s pirate tomorrow after school.

So without further adieu, may we introduce Sneaky Scarlet Hawkins!

And her customize flag; The Scarlet Wolf sets the colors of her ship, her crew and all of her pirate cloths to come! Hope we can name our ship what we want instead of picking from a list. But we’ll find out soon enough.

I love her already! One thing to know about the Beta version…you don’t get to keep your character or the progress you make in the game. It’s a test version after all.

Now to get into the game and see what’s like. We’ll be adding some posts along the way to share what we’ve learned. There’s no reason to get into the details that are already provided by Pirate101’s website. So we’ll cover things that aren’t apparent or obvious in their articles. Continue reading