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- What do pirates have in common with serial killers?

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January 31, 2013

Pirates: Tides of Fortune

Captains!

It is time to find out who was the fastest and the smartest pirate of this week! Are you ready to know who won 500 RUBIES?

You did a great job and 3 randomly chosen winners get 500 RUBIES each.

So the lucky winners are:

- Grigore Liviu

- Roberto Campatelli

- Papaw Rigsby

And the correct answers are:

1. The adventures of what Scottish sailor in 1709 provided the basis for Daniel Defoe'sRobinson Crusoe?

- Alexander Selkirk (1676 – 13 December 1721) was a Scottish sailor who spent four years as a castaway after being marooned on an uninhabited island. By the time he was eventually rescued, he had become adept at hunting and making do with the resources found on the island. His story aroused great interes

2. What place could be called the heart of the Spanish Main during the Golden Age of Piracy?

- During the Golden Age of Piracy, Darien could arguably be called the heart of the Spanish Main. This narrow strip of land was about 40 miles (65 km) wide at its narrowest point making it the strategic link between the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean.

3. Which Romantic poet in 1814 penned an epic poem entitled "The Corsair," which was wildly popular in its time and partially responsible for the radically idealized and much-glamorized pirate lifestyle commonly presented to audiences today in films and television shows?

- Lord Byron. The Corsair is a tale in verse by Lord Byron published in 1814, which was extremely popular and influential in its day, selling ten thousand copies on its first day of sale.Its poetry, Byron's Corsair Conrad was a highly romanticized caricature of a pirate with noble ideals who became embroiled in extravagant adventures.

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January 31, 2013

Pirates: Tides of Fortune

Ahoy!

It is time for the quiz!!

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DO NOT write your answers as a comment to this question.

You have 12 HOURS to submit your answers!

3 winners will be chosen RANDOMLY and will get 500 RUBIES. The time of submission doesn't play crucial role anymore! Everybody can win!

Here are today's questions:

1) The adventures of what Scottish sailor in 1709 provided the basis for Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe?

2) What place could be called the heart of the Spanish Main during the Golden Age of Piracy?

3) Which Romantic poet in 1814 penned an epic poem entitled "The Corsair," which was wildly popular in its time and partially responsible for the radically idealized and much-glamorized pirate lifestyle commonly presented to audiences today in films and television shows?

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January 30, 2013

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January 30, 2013

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January 30, 2013

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DID YOU KNOW THAT...

... the main reason why so many pirates had colorful nicknames like "Blackbeard" and "Half Bottom" was to prevent government officials from identifying and persecuting their relatives back home? (How did "Half Bottom" get his nickname? A cannonball shot half his bottom off.)

... in 1553, a group of monks were called from their quiet life of meditation to defend their nation. Despite their peaceful nature, these monks were famed throughout China for their specialized Kung Fu skills and deadly reputation. One monk was said to have taken on 8 men and lived.

They had also fought in, and possibly won, wars for China. The enemy they were defending their country from were a group of pirates from Japan and eastern China. Most turned to piracy due a political situation in Japan meaning that there was no government and it was extremely hard to earn a living. Some others, however, took to the seas looking for an adventure.
The monks and pirates first clashed in the spring of 1553. There isn’t much information about the battle but it appears to have been a victory for the holy men. The second clash took place on July 21st of that year. Each side had roughly 120 fighters. While the monks only suffered four casualties, every single pirate was killed. While the monks won the third battle once again, the fourth fight was a victory to the pirates, due partly to the monks losing an interest in being warriors.

... MIT, or the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is a private university with five schools and one college, with a total of 32 academic departments. MIT’s Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation now issues pirate certificates to students who complete the requirements. In order to earn a pirate certificate, one has to pass the four physical education courses above, and also (allegedly) take a secret oath. What do students get for it all? Well aside from an accomplished feeling gained from converting Facebook to pirate mode, students are awarded certificates on fake parchment. Of course all of this is for “entertainment purposes only,” so it doesn’t really come with any other perks. Still, “I got my pirate degree” is a pretty good icebreaker.

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January 29, 2013

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January 29, 2013

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January 28, 2013

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January 28, 2013

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January 26, 2013

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NEW STEAM POWERED UNITS, DISCOVERIES, and GEARS are here!

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January 25, 2013

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January 25, 2013

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"The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides. "

Jules Verne

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January 24, 2013

Pirates: Tides of Fortune

Captains!

Are you ready to know who won 500 RUBIES?

You did a great job but today we have only 2 randomly chosen winners who will get 500 RUBIES each.

So the lucky winners are:

- Dany Rila

- Nicu Nycu


And the correct answers are:

1. Why there is a superstition that the name of the ship cannot be changed?

- Once christened, a ship’s name must never be changed or disaster will fall upon craft and crew. There wes a lot of legends and stories connected with the origin of the superstition. Onу of them is the following: Joseph Campbell in Man, Myth, and Magic, mentions the story of a skipper who decided to rename his boat after his new wife. Shortly thereafter, the boat sank.

2. Who was one of the most cunning pirates women of the sixteenth century who never revealed her identity?

- The Red Lady (Veronica) One of the most cunning pirates of the sixteenth century who never revealed her identity. She commonly disguised herself as a singer or an entertainer to be brought on ships and once the crew ever advance on her or leave her by herself she would take her disguise off having a top, pants and her weapons underneath. She would then immediately kill all aboard the ship and sail to sea.

3. What ship was the smallest of the warships?

- There were several small warships like:
Snow - a small sailing-vessel resembling a brig, carrying a main and fore mast and a supplementary trysail mast close behind the mainmast; employed as a warship. The snow was the smallest of the warships. It was a common warship used in the American Colonies and the Caribbean.

Cruiser – a fast independent warship. Traditionally, cruisers were the smallest warships capable of independent action. Now virtually disappeared from the oceans, along with battleships and battlecruisers.
Corvette - is a small, maneuverable, lightly armed warship, originally smaller than a frigate. The firs reference to a corvette was with the French Navy in 1670.The role of the corvette consisted mostly of coastal patrol, fighting minor wars, supporting large fleets, or participating in show-the-flag missions.Most corvettes of the 17th century were around 40 to 60 feet (12 to 18 meters) in length and 40 to 70 Tons weight, they carried 4 to 8 smaller guns on a single deck.

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January 24, 2013

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Ahoy!

It is time for the quiz!!

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You have 12 HOURS to submit your answers!

3 winners will be chosen RANDOMLY and will get 500 RUBIES. The time of submission doesn't play crucial role anymore! Everybody can win!

Here are today's questions:

1) Why there is a superstition that the name of the ship cannot be changed?

2) Who was one of the most cunning pirates women of the sixteenth century who never revealed her identity?

3) What ship was the smallest of the warships?

Good luck to you all!
January 23, 2013

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January 23, 2013

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January 23, 2013

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DID YOU KNOW THAT...

... The vessel of death and rebirth was always feminine, which may be why a ship is still referred to using the feminine pronoun "she".

... The "Marlborough" was a beautiful ship which had made fourteen successful passages with immigrants from London to New Zealand during the period of 1876 to 1890. Under Captain Anderson from 1876 until 1883, she carried a crew of twenty-nine, returning to London with cargo's of frozen meat and wool. Launched in Glascow in 1876, she was subsequently sold to the Shaw, Saville & Albion Company. Captain Herd took over command of the vessel in 1884 and was on the vessel at the time of her voyage back to London from Lyttleton in 1890, when she totally disappeared without trace.

The vessel left New Zealand waters on the 11th January and two days later was hailed by a passing vessel. From that time onwards she was never heard of again. No news of her came and so after many months had passed by, Lyoyds shipping in London posted her as "missing", presumed sunk by icebergs after rounding Cape Horn. This coastline was notorious for violent storms and freezing conditions.

Over twenty years later, in the year 1919, a strange newspaper report appeared in the Glascow Evening Post stating that the Marlborough had been found with the skeletons of her crew still onboard.

"It was stated that the crew of a passing ship in 1891, saw men, whom they believed to be British seamen, signalling off one of the islands near Cape Horn but it was not possible to get near them owing to the bad weather." Why the incident was never reported at that time seems strange, but corroborates the story told by a British vessel homeward bound from Lytleton, New Zealand.

While people were searching, they came across a large ship with painted ports, wedged in a cove, which bore the name "Marlborough". Lying nearby were the skeletons of twenty men and heaps of shellfish which told how they had tried in vain to fight off starvation.

Again this story did not come to light until many years after the captain saw the wreck and heard of the newspaper article. He had not reported what he had seen as there were no survivors, but his story is likely to be close to the truth and was almost certainly the same ship.

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January 22, 2013

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January 21, 2013

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January 21, 2013

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January 19, 2013

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"We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came. "

John F. Kennedy

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January 18, 2013

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January 18, 2013

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- What technological advance helped the Pirates to win the Battle of Britain in 1940?

- The radarrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!

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January 17, 2013

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Captains!

Are you ready to know who won 500 RUBIES?

You did a great job and 3 randomly chosen winners get 500 RUBIES each.

So the lucky winners are:

- Bulgantamir Erka

- Chris Welcher

- Keran Delrieu

And the correct answers are:

1. What was the typical food ration for pirates in ounces?

- The typical ration was about 25 ounces (@700 grams) of hard-tack and 9 ounces (@250 grams) of meat for the entire day.

2. What pirate is believed to be the first pirate of Tortuga and is often considered to be the first "True Pirate of the Caribbean" ?

- It is believed that Pierre le Grand was the first pirate of Tortuga and is often considered the first "True Pirate of the Caribbean"

3. What kind of superstition connected with the name Jonah have pirates?

- As early as 1611 there are written accounts that describe a Jonah as a person that bring bad luck to ship.Typically a person is marked as someone who cause bad luck to befall a ship. when it happens there is little else to do but get rid of the Jonah, as in throw him overboard. If trouble dissipates, the crew found the right person. If the trouble persists, it may be they grabbed the wrong person and the ship is now cursed by the blood of a righteous person who was killed. The crew may then decide that the only way to appease the spirit of the dead (or spright) is to toss overboard the accuser of the innocent man.
The name comes from the Old Testament of the Bible. Jonah was a prophet that was swallowed by a great fish (commonly considered a whale these days.)

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January 17, 2013

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Ahoy!

It is time for the quiz!!

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3 winners will be chosen RANDOMLY and will get 500 RUBIES. The time of submission doesn't play crucial role anymore! Everybody can win!

Here are today's questions:

1) What was the typical food ration for pirates in ounces?

2) What pirate is believed to be the first pirate of Tortuga and is often considered to be the first "True Pirate of the Caribbean" ?

3) What kind of superstition connected with the name Jonah have pirates?

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January 16, 2013

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January 16, 2013

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January 16, 2013

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DID YOU KNOW THAT...

...there is the reason why alcohol was on board ships?
Sailors needed to drink and water was difficult to keep fresh. Alcohol was used to extend the life of the water. Often, the first liquids to be consumed on the ship were beer. Beer would go bad just about as fast as water but it had some flavor to it and the alcohol helped the crews morale. Once the beer was finished or had gone foul, then the crew would turn to water. Water was stored in wood barrels and tended to go bad, especially on long voyages. However, the water could be made drinkable (bad beer was just bad beer) A dram (a small amount) of alcohol, normally rum, was often added to the water to kill the algae and make it taste better.

... among the crews were several skilled seamen who kept the ship afloat or kept the crew in place. The Boatswain was one of them. Originally, on board a sailing ship such as a man-of-war or a galleon, the Boatswain was in charge of a ship's anchors, cordage, colors, deck crew and the ship's boats, and would also be in charge of the rigging while the ship was in dock. The Boatswain is often a petty officer. On a sailing ship he might be the thyroid or forth mate. within a pirate crew, if it were large a Boatswain would be right under the quartermaster. On a smaller ship the quartermaster would handle the jobs of the Boatswain.

... the Ship of the Line is the main battle ship of a Navy and the largest of the Man-O-Wars. It was ship rigged with three masts. Its guns were arranged on three gun decks. Depending on the time period Ships of the line carried between 32 and 144 guns arranged on three and sometimes four decks. This is because they continued to get larger from the 16th to 18th century. By the mid-18th century the typical ship of the line had 74 guns on three decks. Sometimes a smaller Ship of the line would have its guns on just two gun decks instead of the more traditional three. Typically the cannons were around 32 to 42 pounders. The Galleon, for all practical purposes is also a Man-O-War and was Spain's Ship of the Line.

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January 15, 2013

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January 14, 2013

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January 14, 2013

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January 12, 2013

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January 11, 2013

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January 11, 2013

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Pirates: Tides of Fortune

New Updates and Features - Voodoo Dolls, King’s Pardon Privileges, Inactivity Log, and Presidio Records!

Ahoy Captains,

We’ve added some new updates and feature, take a moment to familiarize yourself your ship’s new rigging!

-Brotherhood members can now expand their Brotherhood for free using Voodoo Dolls

-Brotherhood leaders can now control King’s Pardon usage privileges for their crew

-Use the new inactivity log to see who in your Brotherhood’s fallen overboard

-Brotherhood leaders can now check to see who is sending resources to their Presidios

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January 10, 2013

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Dear Pirates: Tides Of Fortune Players! Due to a scheduled update some of you may experience temporary technical issues from 13:00 (GMT) - 14:00 (GMT). We apologize for this inconvenience and would like to thank you one more time for your patience, understanding and staying with us. January 10, 2013

Pirates: Tides of Fortune

Captains!

Are you ready to know who won 500 RUBIES?

You did a great job and 3 randomly chosen winners get 500 RUBIES each.

So the lucky winners are:

- Papaw Rigsby

- Bulgantamir Erka

- John Davis

And the correct answers are:

1. What city was blockaded by Blackbeard and for what reason he kidnapped several notable people?

- For Charleston most important pirate moment was the blockading of the city by Blackbeard. Blackbeard kidnapped several notable people from Charleston and held them for ransom, not for money but for medicine. Because of poor hygiene, poor diet, bad living condition, and a tendency to rumming and whoring, pirates would often needed medicine more than money. When the chest of medicine was brought to Blackbeard he released the prisoners.

2. What member of pirate crew was the only man who could dole out punishment?

- The quartermaster was the only man who could dole out punishment.

3. What pirate was known as Ned Low?

- Edward Lowe (also known as Ned Low) was a hoodlum turned pirate.

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January 10, 2013

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It is time for the quiz!!

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3 winners will be chosen RANDOMLY and will get 500 RUBIES. The time of submission doesn't play crucial role anymore! Everybody can win!

Here are today's questions:

1) What city was blockaded by Blackbeard and for what reason he kidnapped several notable people?

2) What member of pirate crew was the only man who could dole out punishment?

3) What pirate was known as Ned Low?

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January 9, 2013

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January 9, 2013

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January 9, 2013

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DID YOU KNOW THAT...

… a ship's carpenter was the man who kept the ship afloat, making necessary repairs, filling holes if need be, and so on. Carpentry was an extremely useful skill onboard ship and good carpenters were highly valued.

... artificial limbs date back to around 300 B.C.? The modern prosthetics however track back to the efforts of the French surgeon Ambroise Paré. During the 1550's, Paré crafted artificial limbs from wood covered with metal. They were heavy, ill-fitting and expensive. Some estimates say that about 1/3 to 1/2 of the French soldiers who lost limbs received these artificial limbs. Most scholars doubt the numbers were actually that high.

It wasn't until the 1700s that artificial limbs carved from light weight wood became the common prosthetic. These also were ill-fitting, sometimes painful to wear. Widespread use of artificial limbs did not really come about until the American Civil War.

Most artificial legs were connected by a leather cup that fitted over a portion of the stump. These would often be lined with sheepskin, or other material to make the cup more comfortable. Because the methods used to amputate a leg were not as advanced as they are today, the stumps were often tender or even painful. An improperly fitting peg leg would only increase the pain. Sometimes no matter how well the leg fit, it would cause great pain.

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January 8, 2013

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January 7, 2013

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January 5, 2013

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“There is nothing so desperately monotonous as the sea, and I no longer wonder at the cruelty of pirates.”

James Russell Lowell

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January 4, 2013

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January 4, 2013

Pirates: Tides of Fortune

- What did the pirate say on party invitations?

- ARRRRrrrrggghhh.S.V.P.

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January 3, 2013

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January 2, 2013

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January 1, 2013

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