Tag Archive | vessel

Captain Victoria Hobbes– Ships Log 416608.28

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The crew and I are taking a much needed rest this evening. Our feet firmly planted on the beach, sipping well aged Yum with a wonderful scent of barbeque waffling through the air.

We completed our mission to Valencia this evening and well deserved rest we have certainly earned! Seems like it took days to get there. The Aragon Skyway is a long way from home. Continue reading

Captain Victoria Hobbes– Ships Log 416608.25

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We arrived in the Tierra Primata Skyway to hot breezes and barren landscapes. I didn’t like this place the moment we arrived.

One of the items we acquired before entering the Stormgate was a map of this skyway. Luckily we knew that when we arrived we would come out of the gate right into a location where flocks of Scarakeets like to fly. So we were prepared to avoid them, or to engage in our first battle upon entering this place. Continue reading

Captain Victoria Hobbes– Ships Log 416608.22

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The Crew and I made it to Flotsam and barely missed getting hold of Ratbeard in one of the many cabins there. Even with one wooden leg he sure is a slippery character. Of course that One-Eyed Jack character wasn’t a lot of help at first. I’m still a little miffed about his sending us off on a wild goose tail through town. Who knows, he might come in useful again one day.

What is it they say “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer”. I’m not saying he’s an enemy, but he sure is someone you can’t always trust on face value. That’s for sure. But then he’s a pirate and that could be said about all of us! That’s for sure.

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Captain Scarlet Hawkins – Ships Log 416607.12

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News from Cool Ranch.

The crew and I have been traveling the Cool Ranch skyways for several weeks and there’s two things we have learned that are worth sharing.

First, there’s a specific order one should travel through the many towns and destinations. My sister in arms, Victoria Bristol, sent word that she tried to tackle one skyway before completing the one she was initially in and it was a disaster for her crew. It’s important to level up your skills and that of your crew and to complete as many of the quests in one skyway before heading off to another.

I hear A Pirate’s Portal has put a hold on updates to the Cool Ranch Quest Journal and have been preparing some rewrites. In the meantime, the crew and I have been battling through some tough battles through Big Sky and the other Skyways in Cool Ranch. Continue reading

Captain Victoria Stuart – Ships Log 416607.02

Questing News From The Spiral

Captain's Log Victoria Stuart On The Lucky PearlIt’s a grand day for me. The day I have accumulated wealth, power and standing in the Pirate Spiral. I longed for this day since my childhood in Marleybone. Never did I think it would arrive, but here it is.

What makes this day so special, you ask? It’s the first time I can sit behind a Captain’s desk and enter the details of my first real ship!

Now while we have been on this light skiff for some time, it wasn’t really mine until today. But I’m getting ahead of myself. I’m not much for long drawn out tails, so I’ll make our journey to this day brief and to the point. Exactly how a true Privateer likes it. Give me the facts and figures and allow me to get on with my business. Continue reading

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 – 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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