Pirate101 Monthly Newsletter


Summer Creeping Up in Pirate101!

Are you ready for the Summer PvP Season in Pirate101? It’ll be creeping up on you soon enough, so get ready to climb your way to the top and be the best of the web in Pirate101!

May was an interesting month in Pirate101! Here’s a quick rundown of all the happenings:

  • Pirates De Mayo was a grand party in Pirate101! Hopefully you were paying attention and successfully redeemed your code for a free Mariachi Outfit and grabbed some great deals on “Cool Ranch” themed items.
  • The new Green Vine mount made an appearance in the Crown Shop.
  • We began selling our new “totem” themed pre-paid cards in certain Safeway and Albertson’s stores.
  • We had a great sale on Smuggler’s Arenas and even featured some play through on KI live. Great risks can lead to great rewards.
  • We also had a lot of great sales! It’s a good idea to keep your eyes on the game launcher for more information about these sales as they happen.

Thanks for playing Pirate101! Read on for more fun with fans and our regular articles.


Rogue's Gallery: Tonka

We recently asked our players what characters they’d like to see in our upcoming Rogue’s Gallery. TurleMcTurtleton on the Message Boards piped up with a great suggestion: Tonka! Now there’s a great companion from Cool Ranch we haven’t discussed yet! We took that as our cue. Enjoy this bit of lore behind the mighty bison Tonka.

Name: Tonka

Home: Cool Ranch

Weapons: Bowie Knives (originally Tomahawks)

Occupation: Tracker and Warrior

Born to the Big Sky Bison tribe in Cool Ranch, Tonka was a gifted tracker and a strong warrior, but there was always something a little... different about him. Tonka always looked to the horizon, and filled his head with thoughts of far off lands.

When the birds arrived in Cool Ranch from Back East, he urged caution in tribal councils, wondering if these strange new folk knew anything worth learning. But the first contact with the strangers went badly, setting off a string of battles which drove the Bison back to the corners of Cool Ranch. Worst of all, outlaws invaded their territories to hide from the bird authorities – and Captain Blood was the worst. Blood drove the Bison from what is now the Haunted Skyway, and most of them did not look back – but Tonka did, and noticed the masked hero who hunted Blood relentlessly.

Believing anything was better than Blood’s tyranny, Tonka broke rank with his people and joined El Toro, serving him as a guide, tracker, and stout warrior companion. After Blood was defeated Tonka returned to his people, and stayed with them until another bold hero lured him into more adventures.

Tonka found a Chicken ranger, bloodied and left for dead by a gang of outlaws, and nursed the lawman back to health. When the Ranger decided to embark on a new career as an anonymous hero seeking justice, Tonka told him about El Toro, and suggested he wear a mask. So the Free Ranger was born. Tonka fought beside the Free Ranger for many years, righting wrongs and protecting the innocent, until he met a young Pirate who lured him away from Cool Ranch altogether and to even greater adventures...



Puppet Pirates

Boochbeard: "He plays music very well!" Gandry: "Yes but his voice sounds a little hoarse "
~ Grace Kelly


Screenshot of the Month!

Don’t forget to send us your great screenshots each month! Attach them in an email to community@pirate101.com and it could end up being featured as our Screenshot of the month!

This month’s screenshot actually comes from one that was shared to us during KI Live. We had asked for submissions for your best “combat” themed screenshots and our friend Chrissy the Blesser came through with several great ones, but this epic ship battle shot took the prize this month!

Thanks for sending this to us, Chrissy!


Fan Art Spotlight!

Calling all artists! We’d love to see more of your amazing fan art based around Pirate101. Simply send us your latest creations to community@pirate101.com and you may see it shown off here in our Pirate101 Newsletter.

This month’s Fan Art Spotlight again goes to Lunar Light aka Alura Nightingale, Level 70 Buccaneer. Alura contacted us again and had a brand new art style to show off, and we think it looks pretty amazing!

Alura adds, “I hope you enjoy, and thank you for this wonderful game!” You’re welcome and keep up the great work! Thank you for letting Pirate101 inspire you to create such epic fan art.


Go Boldly to the Pirate101 Message Boards...and Beyond!

We love to hear from our fans! Thanks for making our Pirate101 Message Boards a fun place to visit. Here are a few of the threads that caught our eye this month:

Also, the unaffiliated-with-KingsIsle “Community Newsletter” had a great selection of Pirate101-related links this month from around the web. NOTE: Be sure to visit and follow their Twitter page for more information. 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”

Flash33 shared his thoughts and screenshots at the KI Live skyway battling in April.

TheFeistyOrange showcased two PvP matches between a Buccaneer and Privateer: Game 1 & Game 2.

Blaze LifeHammer explored the new pre-paid cards rolling out in several Kroger locations throughout Texas.

Defeating Kane by yourself may sound hard but Logan created a guide all about defeating Kane solo.