Pirate101 Monthly Newsletter


Raise Your Anchors and Set Sail for 2017!

Another year has passed, and Pirate101 continues to set its course into 2017! Professor Falmea recently published a Producer’s Letter that took a look back at last year and talked a bit about the future: “We’re spinning plans for what’s to come, though I don’t have anything concrete I can share just yet. We’re excited to continue charting our course and sail full speed ahead into next year, after a long winter’s nap, of course. May your course be true and may you steer clear of scoundrels this holiday season. From the crew to you, we wish you a warm, happy, and fun one!”

We hope you enjoyed the improved Yuletide decorations we surprised you with this year. They’ll soon be put away, so grab those last few presents under the Skull Island tree while you can!

Thank you for joining us for KI Live this past month where we spent some time exploring the new decorations on Skull Island in Pirate101.

Read on for more information about Pirate101 and thank you for making our game great. We love our loyal Pirate101 fans!


Rogue’s Gallery: Subodai

Continuing on with our spotlight on the MooShu Five, this month we show off the starter companion for the Swashbuckler class . . . the mighty Subodai! Through completing his promotion quests, you eventually see Subodai graduate to the rank of Khan, but not much is known about his past before your fateful meeting in the Armada’s brig.

Subject: Subodai
Home: MooShu Hinterlands
Weapon of Choice: Sword
Occupation: Raider

Grandson of the legendary Khan Ogudai, Subodai quickly gained a reputation as a cunning hunter and bold warrior. He was raised on the legends of the great khans and the glorious history of the Golden Horde. Subodai was sure that someday he would take his place among the Khans. Sadly, it was not to be. Subodai’s father, Khan Toghon, made too many enemies: eventually infighting among the khans led to a bitter war between Subodai's clan and the clan of Khan Sartaq. Khan Tokta could not marshal any allies, and so Subodai’s clan was decimated.

Subodai fought so well in the final battle, that he was not sentenced to death. Instead, the young warrior was bound into slavery. Rather than breaking his spirit, the degrading life of a slave made Subodai’s resolve even stronger. Subodai was passed from clan to clan, until finally Khan Khidir sold him to the Armada in return for blasting powder. Subodai brooded in his prison cell, longing to take his rightful place among his people not as a slave, but as a Khan! Fate, however, would reveal a different destiny to him when he was freed from his cell by a fellow prisoner...



Screenshot of the Month!

Calling all players! Calling all players! We’re looking to increase the number of screenshots we receive in a month, and we’d love to start seeing your creativity first hand. With this in mind, we’re starting a new article in our monthly newsletter where we feature our favorite screenshot every month. As a reminder, please only send us your best three screenshots every month to community@pirate101.com if you’d like to participate. For more tips, check out this blog post with helpful screen shot hints.

This month’s screenshot comes from Silent Harmony Dove, who looked very festive on her Halloween mount in front of the new colorful Yuletide tree in Skull Island. Great shot Harmony!


Fan Art Spotlight!

Each month we also receive a lot of great Fan Art to our community@pirate101.com email. These are uploaded to our Pinterest page and Facebook, but each month we’d like to spotlight some of our great creative talent in the Spiral. This month Cunning Krystal Nightingale sent us a collage of Bonnie Anne sketches from her personal sketch book. What a fun way to show your appreciation for one of Pirate101’s most memorable companions. Nice fan art, Krystal!


Puppet Pirates!

Can you believe we’ve had 50 Puppet Pirates? This month’s puppet pirates is a special “Double Wide” version that was captioned by Earnest Eric. Thank you so much to all our fans that help us caption puppet pirates on Facebook every month!

Gandry: No, Captain, I said, ’Let’s quit while we are ahead,’ not ’Don’t quit ’til we’re beheaded.’
by Earnest Eric

Who will caption the next Puppet Pirates? Stay tuned to our Facebook page to enter your caption on the next Puppet Pirates.


By the Community, For the Community

This month we’d like to share a special place that you may not know about where you can go to get great links that are “by the community, for the community.” Each month the “Community Newsletter” publishes a list of links about KingsIsle games in an email. Note that this newsletter is not directly associated or sponsored by KingsIsle Entertainment, and they like it that way! It’s a newsletter run by community members who wish to provide you with “unbiased selections and information.”

Be sure to visit and follow their Twitter page for all the details: https://twitter.com/KI_newsletter

To subscribe to their newsletter, send a Direct Message to them over Twitter inquiring to be added or email them at community.newsletter.101@gmail.com. You can unsubscribe at any time by sending them an email with the phrase “UNSUB”

The following links are all those that were shared in this past month’s newsletter:

FrostCaller’s Wizard101 & Pirate101: Best of 2016

Welcome to Wizard City from The Untold Spiral

Sands of Doom: A Guide to Grandfather Spider from The Untold Spiral

Top 5 Most Interesting Worlds of the Spiral in Wizard101 from the Nordic Champion Blog

Wizard101: New Winter Wonder Pack! Snowbunny Mount & Pet by Blaze LifeHammer

Wizard101 Theory: What Happened to Morganthe?!

Wizard101: Secrets of Krokotopia by Zenmaster blue

Frostcaller’s Yuletide Festival in Wizard101 & Pirate101

Housing Magic: An Introduction by Peridot on Duelist101

Investigating Critical Hit Chance by Alexander Hexforge

Merry Krampus by Vanessa Mythdust on The Untold Spiral

Wizard101 Santa Run 2016 Recap by FrostCaller

Pro Tips from An Experience Snowball Racer by The Untold Spiral

2016 Christmas Season Farming by Alexander Hexforge Pirate101 Gives Us a Free New Mount!? By The Fiesty Orange

Wizard101: Top 10 Favorite Mounts by ZenMaster Blue

Wizard101: Secret Dungeon Explains Why Manders Were Slaves by AwesomeTheSauce

Pirate101 Ashes of the Armada Pack Opening #2 by The Fiesty Orange

Top Five Unexplained Mysteries in Wizard101 by Awesome The Sauce

Wizard101: 4x The Blessings! Testing the new maycast/multicast wands by Blaze LifeHammer

All the Zeke and Eloise Quests by misthead on Duelist101

More Fishing Tips by Alexander Hexforge

"Mirage Faction Vendors Guide by Edward RubyRunner on Wizard101 Central

Spider Mage Badge advice thread by Dylan Windwalker

Why Wizard101’s Empyrea will be the last world in Arc 3 by Swordroll’s Blog

Wizard101 Game Mechanics that could use a change by Orange on Duelist101

Spiral Radio101 Episode #66 – Holiday House Confidential

Top Five Must-have Wizard101 Mirage Drops on Swordroll’s blog

Wizard101 Chronicles: Light and Shadow (Part 1) by FrostCaller

Wizard101 Chronicles: Rise of the Titans (Part 2) by FrostCaller