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author: Nicole J. LeBoeuf

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YPP Weekend Blockades, September 3-4: Blockade supply low. Why not try pillaging?
Sat 2016-09-03 13:18:26 (single post)

This is one of those weekends that inspires veteran players to bemoan the imminent death of the game, just as they have done since Socrates's day. It's certainly fodder for those who prioritize the political, flag vs. flag aspect of the game to lament the ebbing of that tide. There's only three blockades currently scheduled, one on Meridian and two on the Emerald Ocean, so they may have a point.

And while I'd be sad not to see a blockading renaissance--hey, jobbing in blockades is where I get my doubloon money!--I'm glad that as a matter of fact there is more to the game than that. For instance, we've got this month's Seal o' Piracy. For September, your goal is to...

Perform 2 different actions that earn your pirate Conqueror Reputation (For example, fighting Brigand Kings, defeating skellies and zombies, or completing Imperial outpost and Viking raid expeditions)

As luck would have it, blockading is one of those actions listed on the linked page:

Conqueror - Earned by fighting brigand kings, defeating skellies, werewolves and zombies, fighting (and sinking) other players' ships, blockading, attacking flotillas, and Imperial outpost and Viking raid expeditions.

But so are so very many other aspects of the game - monster frays! PvP pillage! Certain expeditions! Basically, get out there and play the game the way you do, whatever way that is.

And don't forget that greedy brigands and barbarians are still being tested on the Ice Ocean! New trophies and treasures have been introduced, including trinkets you can redeem at the Trading Post or use to lever open a "Greedy Purse." We're getting closer and closer to general release of this new feature--and nothing says "This game's not dead!" like active development on new features, right?

Doubloon Ocean Blockades

*** Saturday, September 3 ***

12:00 p.m. - Raven's Roost, Meridian Ocean
Brigand King attack!
Defender: Organized Criminals
Attacker: Chthonic Horde (3)

*** Sunday, September 4 ***

10:00 a.m. - Scrimshaw Island, Emerald Ocean
Brigand King attack!
Defender: Major Key Alert
Attacker: The Jade Empire (5)

11:25 a.m. - The Lowland Hundred, Emerald Ocean
Brigand King holds the island!
Defender: Jinx (2)
Attacker: Spankilicious

Cover art incorporates original photography by the author, who finally found a use for that crumpled up arts-n-crafts tissue paper in her bottom desk drawer.
fall down in surprise, get up again and move forward on the right track
Fri 2016-09-02 23:59:59 (single post)
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  • 1,133 words (if poetry, lines) long

Ah-ha! Ah-ha-ha-ha-ha! And other varieties of triumphant laughter. The Friday Fictionette for September 2 is out, published, posted, uploaded, on Friday, September 2! The month is off to a great start. Also, turns out I can do the whole thing, from "Which freewriting session was going to be the basis for this week's Fictionette again?" to "DONE! Mwahahahahaaaa!" in a single day, so there. It would not be a day in which I got much of anything else done, writing-wise, but it's clearly possible.

Anyway, it's "By Moonlight, a Dream of Vengeance," which started out farcical but wound up sort of tragic and sweet. And, um, it kinda made me cry while narrating the audiobook edition. I cry easily at fiction in general, so it's not that much of a surprise and certainly not a brag. When it's my own stuff, I generally take it as a sign that I'm done, this is the final draft, stop messing with it and let it go out into the world. When it's someone else's stuff and I'm reading aloud to John, I don't worry about it; he understands this sort of thing. But when I'm trying to record an audiobook, it's a nuisance. I am sure that somewhere out there, as part of a larger guide to recording audiobooks, someone has written tips on how to reclaim control of your voice when that happens. (Without Googling, I'm almost willing to bet real money that if this exists, it's written by Mary Robinette Kowal. OK, maybe not as part of that linked guide, but I just about bet she's written something about it somewhere.)

Best I can figure: Hit PAUSE, take a few deep breaths into the diaphragm, take a few deep but narrow breaths that you can feel going up and down the windpipe, then take one more deep diaphragm breath, UNPAUSE, and, as you read the next sentence on the exhale of that breath, gently tighten your core. Also, be willing to take your time. If you have to say the sentence over and over until it has no meaning for you anymore and thus stops triggering the crying process, that's fine too.

OK, enough about that. I've also released the Fictionette Freebie for August 2016. As has become habit lately, I settled on the one with the largest word count. It's "Dr. Green Ascends to the Nether World," which may be freely and fully accessed by all in audio, ebook, and HTML formats. I hope you enjoy it!

Cover art incorporates author’s original photography of a hastily printed desk sign and an outdated Klamath Falls sectional aeronautical chart.
Weekly healthy deliciousness.
on the last late fictionette and the near future of skating
Wed 2016-08-31 23:47:10 (single post)
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All right! Here is last Friday's fictionette, the one for August 26: "How the Drought Was Ended" (...and at what price). There's a touch of political satire in there, if you're looking for it. It's not a big thing. It was just, given the premise, how could I resist a little poke? Anyway, you can read the teaser excerpt via the link above (here it is again!). For subscribers, there is the ebook (pdf and epub) and the audio (mp3). The latter is useful if you want to know how I pronounce the name of the Royal Hero. (You, of course, may pronounce it any way you like.)

I suspect I'll wait until Friday to release the Fictionette Freebie for August 2016. Yes, that means waiting until September 2, but it also means I can roll that announcement out with that of the first Friday Fictionette of September. Presuming I upload the thing on time. I darn well intend to. I am tired of this always-being-late nonsense!

In the meantime, I get to breathe a little. I am officially off from All Stars practice until September 20th. It's nice to have a few weeks during which I'm not working my butt off three nights a week. And, weird though it is to see my arms utterly bare of bruises, it's very nice to have a few weeks during which I'm not getting voluntarily beat up for the love of roller derby--this, in fact, is the stated purpose of having a month off; we're supposed to take this time to heal. But I miss being on skates!

Today I did a little something about that, going for a bit of an evening trail skate with my good friend and ex-next-door-neighbor Seven of Grind. (Not ex-neighbor. A five-minute walk means we remain neighbors. But before we moved, it was a 5-second walk barefoot and, if necessary, in a bathrobe.) I think we were on skates for the better part of an hour, and there were uphills and downhills and bumpy bits to toe-stop-walk over. A bit more agility and cardio than going to the Wagon Wheel would have required (we were planning on going, but not enough people RSVP'd to justify holding the adult skate session this time around), but also a bit less endurance over time, so it evens out.

Then there was yummy food and tasty beverages at the Rayback Collective, Boulder's newest... well, I don't know what to call it. Food truck park and microbrew oasis? Community space? Permanent street party? It's very Boulder, is what it is. I've had a good time hanging out there in the past for some quality playtime on my laptop. Its location right on Elmer's Two Mile Creek Greenway makes it a great place to meet friends, gear up, and start skating, which is essentially what we did.

I could see myself doing this, or something like this, once a week during my "roller derby vacation." Possibly more. Taking the time to heal is good, but there's no call to let the skating muscles get entirely out of condition.

Oh! Almost forgot: Attached please find the weekly Still Life With CSA Vegetables photo. It features:

  • The weekly loaf of sourdough bread,
  • garlic,
  • tomatoes (including a Green Zebra - yes, it's ripe),
  • collard greens,
  • kale,
  • radishes,
  • and a bag of young salad greens.

Here is what I've been doing with the collard greens: I have been shredding some four or so leaves into a mixture of grated potato, grated turnip, and minced garlic, all bound up with a couple beaten eggs and seasoned with garlic salt and both black and red pepper, the resulting hash/fritter/omelet/pancake fried in canola oil until thoroughly cooked and crispy on both sides. Spread apple sauce on top, and breakfast is a time of great joy.

Ta-da!

YPP Weekend Blockades, August 27-28: Enjoy this literary moment in between pew-pews
Sat 2016-08-27 13:34:48 (single post)

It's Saturday the 27th, and normal service resumes. Below please find your YPP blockade schedule for the weekend. As usual, it's concentrated on the Emerald and Meridian Oceans, but Cerulean does have a little noontime action going on if that's where you prefer to play. Me, I'm currently jobbing in the Prolix Purlieu 'kade on Meridian. I'd better type fast before the ship fills and we go in!

The blockade on The Lowland Hundred reminded me--I just reread Susan Cooper's The Dark Is Rising quintet last week, and was surprised (since I'd forgotten it) to encounter the island's namesake in the final book. The island's Yppedia page mentions that the island, originally called Cantre'r Gwaelod but renamed shortly after as an act of mercy toward non-Welsh speakers, takes its name from a Welsh legend about a drowned kingdom. In Cooper's Silver on the Tree, a journey is made through time and magic to visit that lost land and retrieve an artifact of great power.

So there's your literary content for the day, and a subject you can explore in your browser window while you're waiting for your ship to enter the fray. You're welcome!

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, August 27 ***

11:55 a.m. - Prolix Purlieu, Meridian Ocean
Brigand King attack!
Defender: Velt's Boiyz
Attacker: Ice Wyrm's Brood (5)

11:55 a.m. - The Lowland Hundred, Emerald Ocean
Brigand King attack!
Defender: New Providence
Attacker: Jinx (3)

3:57 p.m. - Bowditch Island, Emerald Ocean
Defender: Major Key Alert
Attacker: Black Flag

4:03 p.m. - Caravanserai Island, Emerald Ocean
Defender: Black Flag
Attacker: Major Key Alert

4:06 p.m. - Paihia Island, Emerald Ocean
Defender: Dead In The Water
Attacker: Origin

4:28 p.m. - Isle of Kent, Emerald Ocean
Defender: Major Key Alert
Attacker: Black Flag

6:00 p.m. - Gallows Island, Emerald Ocean
Defender: Spoon Republic
Attacker: Origin

9:55 p.m. - Kasidim Island, Emerald Ocean
Defender: Going Down
Attacker: Skull Candy

*** Sunday, August 28 ***

11:20 a.m. - Manu Island, Emerald Ocean
Defender: Invicta
Attacker: Origin

11:21 a.m. - Cryo Island, Emerald Ocean
Defender: Spoon Republic
Attacker: Origin

Subscription Ocean Blockades

*** Saturday, August 27 ***

11:52 a.m. - Jubilee Island, Cerulean Ocean
Brigand King attack!
Defender: Flag of Fun
Attacker: The All-Consuming Flame (7)

11:56 a.m. - Jorvik Island, Cerulean Ocean
Defender: Dies Irae
Attacker: Davy Jones' Locker

*** Sunday, August 28 ***

11:30 a.m. - Cleopatra's Pearls, Cerulean Ocean
Brigand King holds the island!
Defender: Jinx (2)
Attacker: Family Ties

Cover art incorporates photo by Bradross63 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
this fictionette is doing it all over again
Fri 2016-08-26 23:59:59 (single post)
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So here's last week's Friday Fictionette, "Making Friends," which could as well be called "Baking Friends" without really spoiling anything. It's about a lonely little girl who knows just how fortunate she is and is always glad to help her benefactor to whom she is very grateful. It's also about witchcraft, because what would a Fictionette be without that speculative element?

It's a week late, and this week's will be a few days late, because I have been unexpectedly slow at getting back to any sort of regular working routine since playoffs. Your patience is, as always, appreciated. My hope, however, is that September will run like clockwork. With playoffs behind us, my roller derby team is now officially in our off-season, and we're taking a little time off to rest and recuperate. I won't be entirely off the hook for league stuff, but I won't be practicing 9 hours a week either. I'm going to try to put that time toward getting the writing work day back on track.

("Was it ever on track in the first place?" "Hush.")

Speaking of playoffs, I intend to post a big round-up of archived game footage, photo albums by various derby photographers, and text coverage of each of the games we played at D2 Wichita. I've been meaning to do that all week, but, well, see above. I still mean to do that, despite that we are now a full day into D2 Lansing. Late or not, it'll be useful to have a repository of links that isn't a bunch of open Facebook tabs I've got to preserve in my browser forever. (Facebook kind of sucks for searching for things. It's great at searching for people, but if there's a particular two-week-old post you're trying to find, forget it.)

Stay tuned through the weekend for updates on both the Fictionette and roller derby situations.

The weekly bounty. Mmm, all those brassica-type leaves...
a short story for when i can't manage a longer one
Tue 2016-08-23 23:53:51 (single post)

OK. So. D2 Wichita. That... was a thing that happened.

It is much easier to talk about vegetables.

Yesterday I managed to drag myself up to Longmont for chiro and then back down to Boulder to drop off the rental car. Then I managed to walk home from the Hertz establishment (via the Parkway Cafe for brunch and the bank for check deposits). Today I managed to get out of the house like a regular human being and bike up to the farm for CSA pick-up. I keep saying "managed" because it feels like an accomplishment.

Quite a few of my teammates--and my coach, too--had to go back to work on Monday. I am not sure how they managed it.

While I was at the Parkway Cafe, one of the waitstaff looked at me and said, "So who's been beating on you? Roller derby, right?" I said, "Yeah, about four teams worth. It was playoffs." When she brought me my check she told me to "go home and heal up." I have come home from derby looking bruised before, but this time around, I looked like a plague victim. It was ridiculous. And I had a swollen, tender lymph node on the right because apparently sufficient blunt force trauma can trigger an immune system reaction. Turns out that four games against D2-level teams can do that to a body.

Nevertheless, like I said, I did manage to bring home the veggies today. What we have here is the weekly loaf of bread plus kale, collards, kohlrabi, tomatoes, cucumber, garlic, and radishes. I immediately broke into that bounty to use up most of the rest of my stuffed chard leaf stuffing from Thursday: breakfast sausage, wild rice, garlic, chives, parsley, salt, pepper, red pepper, and an egg. This time I blanched all the kohlrabi leaves from this and previous weeks, and some of last week's kale, to wrap it up in, overlapping leaves where a single leaf was too small. That, plus some cucumber-and-tomato salad, was dinner.

The stuffed chard leaves worked out quite well, by the way. I munched half of them on the ride over to Wichita and the other half on Friday between games.

Do I sound a little scattered? I'm still a little scattered. Getting better. Managed to get some writing done and also some league admin stuff--mostly the bout production and forum admin stuff that was waiting for me. Spent most of the evening pruning spam registrations out of the database, as that takes mercifully little brain.

The weekend used up all of my brain. Well, most of it. What little mind it didn't use up it simply blew. Lots of minds were blown. Because out of our four games, we won three. We came in as the #8 seed but walked away with 5th Place. We came within 15 points of beating the #1 seed, and we did beat the #2 seed, making WFTDA history thereby. Then we drove home, essentially going "That game. OMG that game" to each other pretty much all 550 miles of the way.

OMG that game. Those games. OMG this weekend.

That's the short story.

I may manage the longer version tomorrow.

it's 1:30 am and we made it to wichita
Fri 2016-08-19 00:24:00 (single post)

The hard part starts tomorrow.

Good night!

We got... Carrots, kohlrabi, chard, kale, cucumber, zucchini, tomatoes, and (not pictured here because it got lost in the folds of my canvas tote bag until later) garlic
tomatoes, wftda watch passes, and the dangers of 12-hour pseudoephedrine
Tue 2016-08-16 23:59:59 (single post)

So, pro-tip about those 12-hour Sudafed tablets. Turns out, it's not such a good idea to take one at 5:00 PM, not if they're the Non-Drowsy Maximum Strength variety. I did not actually get to sleep until... well, almost 5:00 AM, about 12 hours after I took the dratted thing. I really should have also bought a box of the 4-hour tablets, just for scheduling flexibility. Well. I'll know for next time.

Anyway, there's no way I can make it through a work day on only three hours sleep, especially if there's roller derby practice at the end of it. The last roller derby practice before playoffs, in fact. Kind of important. So once I was able to sleep I tried to stay that way for as long as I could. Which meant I wasn't out of bed until after one in the afternoon. Which meant not a lot of things got done other than the absolutely necessary.

One of those absolutely necessary things, of course, was biking up to The Diaz Farm for my CSA share. Yay, pretty pictures of delicious veg! Those two Early Girl tomatoes were the high point of this week's pick-up--the first fresh, ripe tomatoes of the season. I immediately ate one with about half a cucumber, sliced up and dressed with a creamy balsamic vinaigrette. I've been fortunate to have been getting a few small tomatoes here and there from my back porch plants--Sungold cherries, elongated San Marzanos, and little round Brillantes, all of them more orange than red (expected behavior for the Sungolds, not quite so much for the others) and probably a little stunted from their growing conditions. But these plump two tomatoes coming home from the farm today were quite a treat.

I've been thinking about ways to convert some of this bounty into road trip snacks. The carrots are obvious--just bring them like they are. Maybe chop the largest ones into sticks. Zucchini is also tasty raw. I still haven't made those carrot-and-kohlrabi fritters; those would probably transport well. My latest genius idea is sausage-stuffed chard leaves--blanche the chard until tender, put a dollop of ground sausage cooked with onions and garlic into each, then just roll the leaves up into little bundles. Kind of like dolmades, but with chard instead of grape leaves. (Baking may be involved. I forget. I need to check my recipes.) Then stick them in a plastic bag, shove 'em in the ice chest, and eat 'em cold in the car whenever hungry.

Speaking of D2 Playoffs, I've had a request to post ALL THE LINKS here. The link above features our tournament bracket (there's that link again!), showing who plays whom at what time. You can see that we start out in Game 2 against the Chicago Outfit at 10 AM Central (9 AM Mountain) Noon Central (11 AM Mountain) on Friday, August 19. After that, our schedule depends on wins and losses.

Edit: I keep saying our first game is scheduled for 10 AM because for a hot minute it was. But then they changed the schedule, giving us the noon game, and we all breathed a sigh of relief because a lot of us aren't getting into town until midnight that morning. Still, I seem unable to wrap my brain around it for the purposes of telling people when to watch us.

If you want to watch it live--and why wouldn't you? Three days of non-stop derby derby derby featuring some of the best teams internationally!--you can get set up to do just that over at WFTDA.tv. You can buy a watch pass just for this weekend, or you can buy the big ol' humongous package that covers your live derby viewing pleasure for both D2 weekends, all four D1 weekends, and Championships too:

Links will take you to the page on which you'd watch the stream, where you'll be prompted to log in. If you haven't yet bought your "virtual ticket," you'll click the green button with the price tag on it. That will pop up a window in which you'll log onto Cleeng.com, which is the outfit that WFTDA uses to manage the sale of watch passes.

I'm guessing that the bundle is divided into a U.S. and a Non-U.S. version because it includes Championships, which is being carried by sports channel ESPN3 for the second year running. When major cable TV gets involved, national borders become a Thing. The pass just for this weekend does not specific U.S. or Non, and the broadcast is just your regular WFTDA.tv livestream, which is essentially an HD Youtube video--it ought to be viewable from anywhere in the world. But I have had one friend in Canada (a flagmate on Puzzle Pirates, of course!) tell me that it wouldn't even let him log on because "it hates Canadians!" I have not yet confirmed that the link above is the link he tried, though, so I'm really not 100% certain about this. I double-checked Cleeng's FAQ, and it had a lot to say about watching from within the EU and so forth; besides, Cleeng is what they're using to sell the Non-U.S. watch pass bundle. (Maybe you should log onto Cleeng via the Non-U.S. bundle, but then back out before actually buying it, and then see if you can buy the watch pass via the D2 Wichita link now that you're successfully logged in?)

Anyway, if you're outside the U.S. and want to watch us skate this weekend, let me know whether the single weekend D2 pass works for you. Inquiring minds etc.

If you don't want to, or aren't able to, watch us live, then keep your eyes on the archives, as all D2 Wichita games will probably show up there early next week. Archived footage at WFTDA.tv is always free to watch.

That's it for me tonight--I'm going to be very good and do my at-home traction, but after that I'm down for the count. I took a 12-hour Sudafed just about 12 hours ago, so with any luck I'll actually get to sleep tonight. Good luck me.

Cover art incorporates photo by katsrcool/flickr via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0)
this fictionette registered late for grad school
Mon 2016-08-15 22:16:04 (single post)
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  • 5,500 words (if poetry, lines) long

OK, so, I'm not sending "Late Registration" anywhere tonight. It needs more than a quick once-over in order for me to feel happy with it out there bearing my by-line. But! I did finally post the Friday Ficitonette for August 12. Revel in it! It's called "Dr. Green Ascends to the Nether World" and that is not a typo. It's about BEING A SCIENTIST even when that means breaking through barbed wire fences and climbing sheer cliffsides to FIGURE SHIT OUT.

Here's the thing I never count on when I say "I'll be able to get so much done Saturday afternoon!" Getting sick. It starts with post nasal drip and that itchy, raw spot high up at the back of the throat, and next think I know I'm in bed, sniffling and miserable, and then I'm in the bathroom pawing through the medicine supplies and saying things like "I don't care if the doctor says it'll raise my blood pressure--pseudoephedrine is necessary for me to function. What do you mean I only have five more of the 4-hour tablets left? And how did we wind up with an odd number? We better not have dropped one on the floor. This stuff is gold." Sudafed is a modern day miracle. It makes the difference between 1. flat in bed wishing for unconsciousness, and 2. upright at the desk getting things done.

But the things I get done are still only getting done slowly. And not with a heck of a lot of concentration. So after I got the Fictionette up today--which took most of the day because I couldn't wrangle enough concentration to work straight through it (and also because I took a brief walk to the drug store to get more pseudoephedrine, the 12-hour kind this time)--I kept getting distracted by stuff rather than moving on to the short story. Besides, I really doubt I'd have any better chance of getting it ready had I started at 6 PM as opposed to 10 PM.

My initial thought was, "It's an anthology that pays only token rates. I can send it something from the college file. I mean, I'll need to polish off the obvious infelicities and maybe update some references, give the main character a cell phone, that kind of thing..." Then I settled down to work on it, and I had a second thought. "I don't care how little the market pays. It's going to have my name on it! It had better be perfect." And, well, maybe perfect is the wrong word, but... I have standards. And it was going to take more than just a handful of hours to bring this old story up to those standards.

On the other hand, hearing about the anthology did get me to dig this story up and reread it. And, having read it, I've decided I really do want to rehabilitate it and get it into the submissions cycle. It's a good little story. It's got characters I'd like to reacquaint myself with. I mean, hell, back in the day I had the idea of doing a series of related stories starring these characters. It's good to be reminded of these old goals that once fell by the wayside. I can pick them back up, brush the dust off, and breathe a little life back into them.

So even though I didn't end up submitting to the anthology I had in mind, a great deal of good came out of considering submitting to it. Neat.

YPP Weekend Blockades, August 13-14: Quiet seas and greedy brigands
Sat 2016-08-13 16:33:49 (single post)

Your blockade report is late again, but it seems like we didn't miss much. Just the scuffle on Corona Reef on the Meridian Ocean round about noon Pirate Time--that one's gone into its fourth round as I post this. After that, Icy Sun will be attempting to oust Madam Yu Jian from Havoc Island starting... now, and that's pretty much it for blockades until next week. Slow weekend, y'all!

A big update is coming soon, though. "Greedy Brigands" have been released for testing on the Ice Ocean. The changelog has the details, and here's the official announcement in the forum. Here's the gist:

While vessels are configured for pillaging, they will have a chance of encountering a new "greedy" variety of brigands during sword fights. These brigands are identifiable by their extravagant jewelry that they collect and hoard for themselves, such as gold eyepatches and flashy necklaces.

During the sword fight, if you have a greedy brigand targeted, your puzzle board will highlight a specific color of fused blocks on your board. You can destroy these blocks for a chance of knocking treasure from their clutches. The larger the fused block you destroy, the better your chance.

If you have a subscription to Cerulean, then you've got access to the Ice Ocean to test out this brand new exciting feature! Some intrepid pirates have already been doing just that and discussing the results here.

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, August 13 ***

12:07 p.m. - Corona Reef, Meridian Ocean
Brigand King attack!
Defender: Dragon Lords
Attacker: Ice Wyrm's Brood (1)

3:21 p.m. - Havoc Island, Meridian Ocean
Brigand King holds the island!
Defender: The Jade Empire (2)
Attacker: Icy Sun
Undeclared: The Warriors

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