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YPP Weekend Blockades, Feb 6-7: Otherworld in Mourning
Sat 2016-02-06 13:17:16 (in context)

Before getting to the blockade round-up, I'm afraid I have to share some sad news. While I was scanning the Puzzle Pirates forums, I came across Otherworld's announcement in Cerulean Parley that our fellow flag member, Darksidemoon, has passed away. She will be greatly missed. I know I'll miss her. Seems like we were just chatting on /fo not long ago.

On the Meridian Ocean, Spirit of Adventure is attacking Acanthaster Spits at 3:00 PM; their initial jobbing offer will be 3,000 Pieces of Eight per Segment (PoE/seg). Chapter Three is making a "semi-friendly" visit to Garden Cradle. (How friendly can it be when you're bringing a housewarming gift of BUNCHES OF CANNONBALLS?) Jobbing to start at 3K PoE/seg, intent being to lower dock prices and keep the island stocked.

Barely Dressed won their blockade on Hadrian Island last weekend; they plan to destroy the Black Market thereon and replace it with a Trading Post. Get your black boxes while you can!

On Emerald, in addition to a whole bunch of blockade action this weekend (much of it late drops for Sunday blockades between Bite the Pillow and This Means War), there's the scuttling of Ix Chel by Bite the Pillow. Their hope was for "a smaller, less experienced flag" to win the island, but the BK decided to make things difficult by turning it up to eleven. They're petitioning the Oceanmasters for a reduction in Finius's fleet strength. We'll see what happens next weekoend.

Also, it's a new month, so we have a new Seal o' Piracy to strive for. For February, your task is...

Completing 2 different expeditions (Imperial Outpost, Viking Defense, Buried Treasure Atoll, or Lost Shipwreck)

Much less labor intensive than last month--in theory. Don't save it 'til last minute, though.

Standard reminders: Schedule is given in Pirate Time, or U.S. Pacific. Player flags link to Yoweb information pages; Brigand King Flags link to Yppedia Brigand King pages. BK amassed power given in parenthetical numbers, like so: (14). For more info about jobbing contacts, jobber pay, and Event Blockade battle board configuration, check the Blockade tab of your ocean's Notice Board. To get hired, apply under the Voyages tab.

Doubloon Ocean Blockades

*** Saturday, February 6 ***

12:00 p.m. - Celesta Isle, Meridian Ocean
Brigand King attack!
Defender: Barely Dressed
Attacker: The All-Consuming Flame (6)

3:00 p.m. - Garden Cradle, Meridian Ocean
Defender: Blood Sweat and Beers
Attacker: Chapter Three

3:00 p.m. - Acanthaster Spits, Meridian Ocean
Defender: Blood Sweat and Beers
Attacker: Spirit of Adventure

8:52 p.m. - Tumult Island, Emerald Ocean
Defender: Black Dawn Brigade
Attacker: Wait For It

*** Sunday, February 7 ***

8:20 a.m. - The Lowland Hundred, Emerald Ocean
Event: 1 round, nonsinking
Hosted by: Illuminatti

10:32 a.m. - Nightshade Island, Meridian Ocean
Defender: Spirit of Adventure
Attacker: Blood Sweat and Beers

12:00 p.m. - Aimuari Island, Emerald Ocean
Defender: The Crazy Department
Attacker: This Means War

12:00 p.m. - Arakoua Island, Emerald Ocean
Defender: Bite the Pillow
Attacker: This Means War

12:00 p.m. - Scrimshaw Island, Emerald Ocean
Defender: This Means War
Attacker: Bite the Pillow

12:00 p.m. - Wissahickon Island, Emerald Ocean
Defender: Bite the Pillow
Attacker: This Means War

Subscription Ocean Blockades

*** Saturday, February 6 ***

4:00 p.m. - Winter Solstice, Cerulean Ocean
Brigand King attack!
Defender: Elements of Fear
Attacker: The All-Consuming Flame (6)