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  1. King’s Port Advertiser and Ship List New Terra’s independent source for shipping news. November 617. Vol 2, Issue 5 Corrington vs Sea Rats Last month we reported that ships flying the Sea Rats banner had attacked Corrington ships, and in the subsequent weeks the Corries threatened retribution. We have learned of two large sea battles near Bastion between Corrington and the Sea Rats. The thunder and smoke of battle could be heard and seen on the horizon from the beach, causing quite the commotion as speculation ran rampant among the onlookers. In the first engagement, the HMS Mars and HMS Publius intercepted a Sea Rat squadron led by the Corporal Milton headed for Breshaun. The Sea Rats defended themselves against the attack and sent the Mars to the bottom, and the Publius eventually had to put in at Pontelli after it broke off, as it could not make it all the way to Nova Terreli. But in the second engagement, a large Corrington fleet led by HMS Huntress got revenge on the ships that sank the Western Wind in October, sinking the Cardinal and capturing Misfortune’s Revenge! We can only anticipate the spectacle of public trials for the captured! But while there was much rejoicing when they brought the ship back to Port Raleigh, our agent couldn’t help but notice that three ships did not return. Our agent in Bastion reports that the crews of the Komodo Dragon, Viper, and Pineapple Revenge were claiming to have sent HMS Whisper and HMS Mardier’s Misfit to Davy Jones’ Locker. Elsewhere, the Sea Rats appear to have gotten the upper hand in a smaller engagement. In Mooreton Bay the crew of the WTC Icarus Returning claims that, in the vicinity of Lacryma, a Sea Rat squadron led by the Sirrus, and including the Peregrine, captured the WTC Beacon. Additionally, our agent in New Haven tells us that the Corrington ship Ferret failed to arrive in port. Debris believed to be the Ferret was found not far from Elizabethville, where it began its journey. While the redcoats are quick to suspect the Sea Rats in this matter, there is no evidence to support the claim. Names in the News The Corrington outrage at the activities of certain Sea Rats last month has apparently not gone unnoticed by various well-known members of the account. We have local reports that the ships of the pirate captain LeColeon were spotted on the seas around Terraversa this month. One rumor says they had the upper hand in an engagement with the Corrish ship HMHV Athena before the redcoats escaped, but that report has not been corroborated. In another report, HMS Carnage was damaged in a scuffle with Harrison Torn’s Black Star. We also hear that the HMS Ironsides scrapped with the Ghost Harvester and Hades’ Hangman of Zublius Von Wreck before the notorious pirate escaped. Finally, we have reports that the Corries had some success against the infamous Bluebeard, capturing one of his ships before the bearded one, in his flagship the Blue Dagger, turned the tables on them and forced the Colonial Gunboat to flee with its prize. Elsewhere, our contacts with members of The Faith tell us that Bloody Bill again tangled with the Oleon navy, forcing HRS Tonnant and HRS Ardent to flee the scene. But Oleon had better luck against Captain Montroy. A squadron led by the HRS Ville de Breshaun captured a small sloop in Montroy’s squadron before the pirate escaped with his flagship, Neptune’s Scream. Finally, from Bardo, we have a confirmed sighting of pirate Gregory Decker in the Sea of Storms. He attacked the Eslandolan vessel Green Winds II, but the greenies sank the Poisoned Pearl before escaping from Executioner. Mardier Trade Fleet Makes Grand Entrance It has been a number of months since we have the seen the renowned Mardier trade fleet on the seas. But this month it made a grand entrance sailing into the port of Breshaun, four large trade ships escorted by three large armed escorts, led by the armed galleon Minerva. Word on the street is that Mardier is trying to reassert its power in the region by showing it can sail anywhere it wants, port taxes be damned. Another squadron, slightly less impressive, sailed into Belson at about the same time, although the largest ship in that squadron was the war brig Marauder. We can only imagine that the greenies are shaking in their boots wondering when the Mardier trade fleet will sail into an Eslandolan port, and how the encounter might go. Eslandola Makes Money Hands over Fists, and Oleon and Carno Fare Well, Too From Nova Terreli we hear that the port wasn’t nearly as busy as last month, and that left profits on the docks to be gathered up by MCTC ships arriving from Trador. Our man in the harbor master’s office tells us that trade company overlords were giddy with the profits of La Contessa de Victoria and Jon El Flurry. Carno traders also turned a pretty pence on their trading in the Eslandolan port. Locally, crew from the Oleon ship La Recouvrance have been spending freely in the pubs after they apparently made a handsome profit on their cargo here in Kings Port. And Oleon traders did well elsewhere, too. From Breshaun we hear the captain of The Lightning has filled his chest to the brim with doubloons, and our man in Prinport sends word that the crew of Pelican are spending freely in the local entertainment establishments. Intrigue from Oleon In another report from Oleon sources, some black-hooded people have been seen at various Oleon islands. What do they want? Where did they come from? Nobody knows... Well, on the other hand, the same sailors telling this tale also claimed that they have indeed seen a real mermaid. Until we have more information, KPA editors are inclined to think certain Oleon sailors need to drink a little less. Political Rumblings Eslandola will soon begin its political season, as December is the campaign month for elections at the end of the year for their Revolutionary, er, Colonial Council. It is believed that the Independents' seats on the Colonial Council will finally be sought, putting the trade company overlords on notice! Hammish Grei, formerly captain of the Island Rose, is currently performing public service as commodore coordinating the protection of a select portion of Eslandola's trade fleet. But that is not all he is doing. Grei has been seen conversing with many of the most independent-minded of Eslandola's citizenry. He has also sought, and received, audience with several currently serving members of the Colonial Council. We can only hope he wins a seat in the council and turns the tables on the trade companies! Ghost Ship Spotted? Our agent in Jameston reports that the crew of The Eagle claim to have seen a mysterious ghost ship in the South Prio Seas. While we at the KPA are skeptical, and suspect the crew of The Eagle of drinking with certain Oleon sailors, our agent reliably informs us that the tale was being told before the drinking began. We leave it to our readers to determine the veracity of this report. Burdensome Bureaucracy Apparently port officials throughout the Brick Seas are looking for new ways to line their corrupt pockets. Sources indicate that these officials are looking for the slightest excuse to seize cargo and deny profits on otherwise successful voyages. Apparently even the slightest misspelling can be justification for seizure. One captain reportedly lost income after he misspelled the name of his ship on forms, and a similar fate befell another captain who simply left off the "II" from the name of his sistership. Our sources report that captains need to be certain their paperwork is a perfect match for the ship registries held by port officials lest they face serious consequences. [OOC: MRCA forms must have proper spelling to the letter. If there is any concern, please copy and paste destinations, origins, and ships from their respective listings. Errors create issues with the MRCA process and result in delayed results for everyone. In the future, stiff fines could be assessed to any ship that misspells its name, origin, or destination.] Ships Lost at Sea: Cardinal (SR) Ferret (COR) HMS Mardier’s Misfit (COR) HMS Mars (COR) HMS Pandora (COR) Poisoned Pearl (NPC) The Elise (OL) The Festiva (OL) Ships Captured: Blue Stubble (NPC captured by COR) Misfortune’s Revenge (SR captured by COR) Nessie (NPC captured by OL) WTC Beacon (COR captured by SR) -------------- See below for tables.
  2. King’s Port Advertiser and Ship List New Terra’s independent source for shipping news. October 617. Vol 2, Issue 4 Stormy Seas The seas are rife with activity again, but Poseidon was not kind to many on their return. We have heard word of rough seas from several ports, especially in the Cocovia Sea and the Sea of Storms. Among the losses that have reached our ears: in the Cocovia Sea, Eslandola was hit hard with the loss of warships Oscuridad and Victoria on their way to Trador, Oleon lost the Dancing Ember, and Corrington lost the Red Friar (as reported by the crew of the Dozy Dragon when she made port in New Haven). Closer to home here in Terravera, Elsandola’s MCTC merchant flagship Prince Fernando went down, as did Corrington’s ETTC ship Sparta, while trying to cross the open seas to Nova Terreli. In the Sea of Storms, Oleon lost the HMS Tiddlywinks and the Fleur Verte (the latter as reported by the crew of Little Hermes when it reached port in Breshaun). No word has reached us on the fate of their captains and crews. Pirates! Storms were not the only hazards for sailors this month. Pirate activity was once again a factor on the high seas. We have several reports of pirate attacks on shipping in the Brick Seas. From Londa the crew of The Festiva reports that The Aspiration was captured by pirates as they sailed near the Mardinas, although they also report sinking the largest of the attackers. Oleon ships were also attacked near Eltina, but The Demon Sea Turtle was on patrol and turned the tables, capturing a small armed sloop. From Nova Terreli we hear three pirates attacked Corrington’s HMS Mars, Pinto Filly, and The Defiance, but were able to escape after the HMS Mars sank two of the attacking ships. Even the Sea Rats were not safe from the pirates’ wrath. We’ve heard of two instances of pirates attacking large Sea Rat squadrons. In the first, the Sea Rats emerged victorious, capturing a brig-of-war and an armed cutter, while losing only The Walrus Returns. The crews of Sirrus, Lenore, and Peregrine were celebrating their haul when they sailed into Elizabethville. But from Stormhaven we hear that the pirates sent Sea Rat ships Tigerlily and The Harvester to the bottom and captured Wolf II. Dark Narwhal and Clearance escaped, with the crew of Clearance claiming to have sent a small sloop to its end. Navies in Action Oleon sent out several squadrons to patrol for pirates, but the Oleon reputation for naval expertise was not on display this month. In four separate engagements, pirate squadrons defeated their blue-coated counterparts, sending five ships to the bottom, capturing two, and damaging four others. Included in this naval disaster: HRS Ardent and HRS Tonnant were captured in action near Ile de Tyche, and HRS Breshaun, The Elise, and The Ranger – an entire squadron – were sent to Davy Jones’ Locker when they reportedly engaged infamous pirate Bloody Bill in the vicinity of Prinport. Anti-piracy efforts by Corrington’s WTC fared little better, if only because they didn’t lose any ships. Icarus Returning and Beacon engaged pirates near Mesabi Landing but were quickly on the defensive. With Icarus Returning damaged, the WTC squadron escaped and made their way to King’s Harbour. Return on Investment? Our agents in various Oleon ports send word that RNTC-owned ships Malto Express, Le Gros, and The Marion arrived safely at their destinations. We can only hope that this means a dividend is somewhere in the RNTC’s investors’ futures. Sea Rats get Comeuppance The Sea Rats found that not all merchant convoys are created equal. The word out of Bastion is that The Gargoyle, Vagabond King, and HMS Pendragon limped into port after a convoy they attacked turned the tables on them. Nerdy Mermaid and Hades’ Trumpet were captured by the merchants. Although HMS Pendragon reportedly sent two large vessels to their doom, the remaining ships prevailed over their Sea Rat aggressors. War? But the most interesting activity of all may be the report of two separate attacks by Sea Rat ships on Corrie shipping. Reports out of King’s Harbour say that the HMS Ironsides and Justicia narrowly escaped when attacked by Sea Rat ships Pineapple Revenge and Viper. And in more news from Bastion we hear that the Sea Rat ship Cardinal, along with Misfortune’s Revenge, attacked the Corrington ship Western Wind. The crew of the Western Wind must have put up a spirited defense, because the Sea Rats sent her to the bottom, unable to bring her in. Are the Sea Rats at war with Corrington? What will the Corries’ response be? Ship Result Profit Final Port Alexander 77 Londa Alexander Keith 171 Arlinsport Apollo's Mirth Defeated, but escaped (vs 2 NPCs) Charlatan Bay Asesino II Nova Terreli Aurei Lacerta 215 Nova Terreli Belson 211 Nova Terreli Black Marlin King's Harbor, Diverted Kings Harbor Blazer 59 Jameston Bonnie 34 Port Raleigh Cardinal Victory over Western Wind Bastion Clearance Defeated, escaped, sank NPC2 18 Stormhaven Colonial Gunboat King's Harbour Colour Of The Wind 232 Nova Terreli Comet 2 77 Eltina Comtesse de Praenia 479 Breshaun Consort's Duty Otono, Diverted Otono Corland Provider 30 Stormhaven Cotton Lady 266 Nova Terreli Crete 73 Kings Port Dancing Ember Sank Davy Jones' Locker Dark Narwhal Defeated, escaped 17 Stormhaven Dark Spirit 74 Nova Terreli Darting Frog Sank Ocean Floor Diligente Defeated, damaged Breshaun Don Obello 23 Jameston Dozy Dragon 34 New Haven Drakkar 40 Bardo Étoile du Sud Pontelli, Diverted Pontelli Far Horizon 269 Weelond Ferret Victory, captured class 0 Minnow 14 Elizabethville Filo Morado Defeated, damaged but escaped 118 Elysabethtown Fishing Proa 1 50 Weelond Fishing Proa 2 50 Weelond Fleur Verte Sank Sank Flying Colt Defeated captured Fog Breaker 113 Pontelli Gladiateur 44 Granoleon Golden Crescent 224 Weelond Golden Filly Jameston, Diverted Jameston Green Winds II 503 Terreli Hades' Trumpet Defeated, captured Hammerhead Weelond HMHV Athena 39 Londa HMS Alice 45 Elizabethville HMS Ironsides Defeated by Pineapple, escaped King's Harbour HMS Mars Defeated, but sank NPC3 and NPC5 Nova Terreli HMS Pendragon Damaged, but sank NPC4 and NPC5 20 Bastion HMS Publius Nova Terreli HMS Tiddlywinks Sank HRS Ardent Defeated, captured HRS Audacieuse Defeated, sank HRS Breshaun Defeated, sank HRS Combattante Defeated, damaged Breshaun HRS Eltina II Granoleon HRS Pride of Oleon Defeated, damaged Breshaun HRS Tonnant Defeated, captured HRS Ville de Granoleon Granoleon Island Rose 117 Weelond Jacinthe Victory, captured class 2 Harpoon Eltina Jon El Flurry 229 Trador Justicia Defeated by Pineapple, escaped King's Harbour Knight Otono, Diverted Otono Komodo Dragon Bastion, Diverted Bastion La Contessa de Victoria 353 Trador La Raya Venenosa Nova Terreli La Recouvrance 479 Breshaun Lady Jacqueline 59 Jameston Lady of Madrice 223 Breshaun Le Gros 263 Breshaun Lenore Victory, see Sirrus 66 Elizabethville Licorne Defeated, damaged Breshaun Little Hermes 156 Breshaun Malto Express Victory 113 Eltina Migery's Revenge Nova Terreli Misfortune's Revenge 21 Bastion Mr. Twistie 101 Prinport Nerdy Mermaid Defeated, captured Night's Whisper Damaged, Victory, see Sirrus 27 Elizabethville Oscuridad Sank Pearl Diving Canoe 22 Elysabethtown Pélican 375 Arlinsport Peregrine Victory, see Sirrus 13 Elizabethville Piece of Eight Moray's Den, Diverted Moray's Den Pineapple Revenge Victory over Justicia 37 Bastion Pinto Filly Defeated, escaped 271 Nova Terreli Pioneer Victory against NPC 32 Astrapi Pride of Poseidon 108 Granoleon Prince Fernando Sank Puck's Jest Sank by NPC Purple Rain 209 Weelond Red Friar Sank Reventazon Nova Terreli, Diverted Nova Terreli Rojo Tormento 229 Weelond Santa Clara Victory 106 Westface Santiago 399 Nova Terreli Sapphire Seas 95 Lavalette Satyr 49 Quinnsville Shooting Shuriken Sank by NPC Sirrus Damaged, captured class 3 Silver Surfer and class 5 Marvel 40 Elizabethville Sparta Sank Stormbringer II Weelond Sulky Harlequin 116 Arlinsport Supreme Captured by NPC The Ant 57 Elysabethtown The Argo 225 Breshaun The Aspiration Defeated, captured (sank NPC5) The Athena 25 Baskers Island The Benefactor 121 Prinport The Corcel 77 Eltina The Defiance Defeated, escaped 171 Nova Terreli The Demon Sea Turtle Victory Eltina The Divination 121 Prinport The Elise Defeated, sank The Festiva Defeated, escaped 145 Londa The Fiesta Sank The Gallant Weelond The Gargoyle Defeated, damaged 81 Bastion The Harvester Defeated, sank by Justicia The Lady Hawk Quinnsville The Lightning Defeated, escaped 269 Astrapi The Marion 12 Acropolis The Navigator Defeated, escaped Breshaun The Raenette 35 Quinnsville The Ranger Defeated, sank The Resurrection 18 Cecropia The Taurus 109 Kings Port The Torino 157 Granoleon The Turgut Defeated, escpaed Astrapi The Walrus Returns Victory, but sank. See Sirrus Tigerlily Defeated, sank Tuna King 230 Nova Terreli Vagabond King Defeated, damaged 19 Bastion Verde Oro Nova Terreli, Diverted Nova Terreli Victoria Sank Vigilante Sank Viper Victory over Justicia 18 Bastion Western Wind Sank Winged Wisdom 35 Astrapi Wolf II Defeated, captured Wringe II 133 Fuerte Unido WTC Beacon Defeated, escpaed 84 King's Harbour WTC Icarus Returning Defeated, damaged 96 King's Harbour Zephyr 109 Kings Port
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  7. Journalist in the Hall of Heroes by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr “Good morning to the citizens of Erotema. This is Antony Stone from the Hall of Heroes, where I am going to interview President Blas Gálvez after he authorized our Ambassador to declare the war on the RON countries.” P2 by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr “Sir, it´s very usual finding you here. Yes, Anthony, in hard times I always visit the statue of King Caesar to be inspired by what he meant for our country. We are in a war we didn´t want, we have been forced to declare the war and we are doing everything to win it, with the help of God and the courage of our ancient heroes”. P1 by green helmet spanish AFOL, en Flickr Enjoy!
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  9. Kings Port Advertiser and Ship List New Terra’s most reliable source for shipping news. October 616. VOL 1 ISSUE 7 Editor’s Column Rumours has it that the King's Port Advertiser had lost its privileged access to shipping information in the Brick Seas. Such rumours are unfounded and any alleged delays in bringing you this information are to blame on the postal services! Headlines: KING FERNANDO MEETS HIS DEMISE - ESLANDOLA REVOLUTIONIZED! In a fatal twist of events, Eslandola's King Fernando was dragged out of his bed and forced to virtually abdicate his power! His most trusted Councillors have turned against him, and it was one of his oldest friends who organized the coup! Where will this end? Rumor has it that the King begs in the backstreets, while others insist that he continues to plot his return. Still others report him gormandizing behind the castle stairs! Meanwhile, Eslandola's statesmen have taken matters into their own hands and struck a blow at monarchy everywhere with a brand new Constitution. Knowing Mardierians predict that this will end in total chaos - as everyone knows, Kingless is Comfortless! Democracy is an impossible dream, and we confidently predict that Eslandola will soon fall to pieces! A CIVILISED PEOPLE AMONGST BARBARIANS? Rumours has it that Queen Anetta has hired architects and contractors to build a grand park in the Naval Base of King's Harbour. Are Corlander soldiers and sailors weak-kneed romantics, are the officers unable to stand the harshness of the colonies, or are they simply closer to civilised than the other nations of Halos and New Terra? Might they even emulate the Grandeur of the Mardierian Empire itself? ESLANDRAMA ON A RAMPAGE! Eslandola has taken unprecedented measures to "secure its holdings," by actually setting up a rival settlement on a Marderian island! Considered an act of war, this move has brought dramatic tension into Eslandola-Mardier relationships. Mardier has issued a cease and desist, but Eslandola, with reckless bravado, hasn't budged. Close on its heels, Eslandola's King Fernando launched an unprovoked attack on Oleon - an attack disclaimed by the rest of Eslandola. But since it was this attack that provided revolutionaries with the excuse to dethrone King Fernado, maybe they had more to do with it then they'd like to admit... OLEON GOES MONARCHIC While Eslandola desperately tries to make its democracy appear functional, Oleon made its resolve to order and tradition clear. Royal Decrees from King Philip reaffirm that prestige and honor, not equality and rights, are the true measures of a man. But they don't stop there. These decrees offer opportunities for advancement within Oleon. Commoners and nobles alike have a chance to prove their worth, on the field of battle and in civil pursuits, with the hope of earning titles, medals, pensions, and, for the most legendary achievements, a peerage. Will this fortify the new king and his nobility, or will it simply bankrupt a nation while creating new rivals? MAESTRO CORNERS THE APPLE MARKET How Eslandola contrives to continue routine business like granting monopolies when its King can't keep his seat will forever be a mystery, but MAESTRO members now have a 150% yield on Apple Plantations! So stock up fast folks, 'cause prices are rising! NAVAL ARMS RACE ESCALATES In response to an Oleon incentive, Corrington has offered a reward to its citizens for warships submitted to the crown. Private citizen initiatives from Eslandola are being offered as well. This may be too much for shipyards to handle - it remains to be seen how successful these endeavors will be. Mardier looks on complacently, and speculation of war between these lesser powers isn't wanting. CRIME PARADED IN CHARLATAN BAY Reports of gangs in Charlatan bay have reached an all-time high, and gang leader names that used to be shrouded in mystery are now becoming household words. Charlatan's mayor seems to be indifferent to their existence - law-abiding citizens beware! But what would law-abiding citizens have to do with a Sea Rat property, anyways? ESLANDOLA APOLOGIZES To the illustrious King Philip I of Oleon, For every right-minded citizen of Eslandola, it has been severely mortifying to witness the actions of King Fernando during these past few months. The chaos into which it has thrown our country is just beginning to be remedied, and we thank you for your patience and forbearance thus far. We wish to formally signify our regret and our desire for further friendly relations by restoring you the captured forts, with damages. [OOC: In practical terms, you can license the forts Garmadon and I built wherever you please, if you’d like.] We have required assurances from our King that such unilateral action will never be taken in the future. It is our earnest wish that never again will the state of Eslandola present such a hydra-headed monster as it has in these past few months of turmoil. With sincere regards and thanks for your patience, Guy K. Wyndzon Guy K. Wyndzon Secretary of State Eslandola Editor's Note: One wonders when the war-mongering Eslandians will come to their senses and apologis(z)e to the Mardierian Empire. Perhaps our fleets and armies marching into Terreli is the necessary medicine? SHIPPING NEWS NEW FOE TERRORIZES BRICK SEAS! For years, Mokolei and her allied states have remained singularly focused on territorial struggles in Halos. Not anymore. Several Mokolei galleys armed to the teeth with cannons and hardened desert warriors have begun terrorizing the most innocent of ships they can find, small lightly-armed coastal craft. Fortunately, their rowers are largely ignorant in their craft, allowing most targets to escape without harm. One notable exception, the HMS Isandlwana was attacked by the Desert Prince under the command of Captain Ali. It is unknown if these attacks are the actions of rogue princes or if the Sultan is suffering the same illness that befell Eslandola’s king. All that is certain is, beware the next time you see the ensign of the Scimitar and the Moon. SEA RATS ATTACK NATIONAL FLEETS! The Sea Rats are not sitting idly by while Halos’ rulers plot their destruction. Following several successful anti-pirate squadrons, the Sea Rats have struck back in force. One such force composed of The Viper, White Skull, and Dear John were able to attack two Eslandolan ships, the Dark Spirit and Pineapple Revenge. Attacking from windward, the Sea Rats held the weather gauge and were able to quickly separate the two Eslandolan vessels. The Viper quickly boarded the Pineapple, and threatened with the prospect of the White Skull raking her stern, the Pineapple struck. Mirroring the misfortune of its opponent, the Dear John proceeded to attack the Dark Spirit alone. Two short broadsides later, the John was forced to retire after a fire broke out amidships. With the Viper and Skull occupied with their prize, the Dark Spirit’s barge and launch were able to come up behind the Skull and capture her with little resistance. The Spirit and Viper began firing broadsides as both sides maneuvered their prizes to safety. It soon became clear that both sides were badly battered and, just as the John’s powder magazine ignited, taking the life of every man on board, the two survivors retired with their respective prizes in tow after an indecisive battle. Another Sea Rat squadron came upon a Oleon-Corrington anti-pirate fleet just as they were repairing from a brutal fight with a Pontillan privateer that dismasted the Armina. Taking advantage of their enemy’s weakness, the Great Scott and Maiden of the Deep stole the weather gauge and bore down on the unsuspecting Le Protecteur. Despite being the weakest ship in the fleet, and heavily outgunned by her opponents, Protecteur’s crew fought both sides, successfully holding the Sea Rats at bay until the Armina and Justicia could haul to provide supporting fire. Faced with the odds of engaging the whole squadron, the Sea Rats retreated. And it appears that the teeth of the dragon are more than a match for the cunning of the rat, as the heavily escorted Dragons Teeth convoy was intercepted by this unlucky squadron of privateers out of Bastion. This led to the loss of all three predators to the heavy Eslandian escorts. Seeing these prizes being towed into Terreli might have strengthened the resolve of the Trade Companies in ridding themselves of their mad king. Elsewhere, the Sea Rats had far better luck. Winning the weather gauge, the Jade Piranha, Darting Frog, and Queen Annetta’s Revenge ambushed a Joint Eslandolan-Corlander squadron comprised of the Dark Narwhal, King Archibald, and Clearance. The three vessels were quickly separated and, after suffering punishing broadsides, were boarded and captured. For good measure, the Sea Rats proceeded to capture the Tigerlilly on their way back to the Nest of Thieves. But this was not the end! Intercepting the Olean Seven Seas convoy and engaging three escorts, this now infamous squadron managed to force all three to strike. Due to a lack of men for a prize crew, the last capture was left to its own fate. At the end of the week, Bastion is overflowing with prizes, and the dockyards are working overtime preparing these vessels for new capers in the coming months! Of course, this success is unlikely to escape the notice (and wrath) of Halos' powers. Rumors of large bounties for bringing Sea Rats to justice are already circulating. FIGHTING FIRE WITH FIRE In perhaps the greatest heroic tale to come out of Halos, the skiff Small Fishing Boat successfully survived an encounter with the Carno Class 5 Heavy A Santa Maria. Searching one of the many wrecks that line Carno’s coves, the skiff was taken completely unaware when the Maria cut across the cove’s opening. Despite much of her crew remaining ashore, the Small’s captain attempted to row past the Carno vessel, hoping to lose it in some nearby shoals. Unfortunately, the Maria was too quick and began firing on the Small with her cannons. Unable to respond with anything more than small arms, the Small was quickly boarded, but just as her captain prepared to strike, the Maria broke out in flames. The Small’s shore crew apparently found some jars of Greek fire and managed to lob a few close enough to strike the Maria’s rigging. With the Maria in chaos, the Small picked up her shore crew and beat a hasty retreat. CONGESTION AT THE PIERS With a record amount of merchants calling at Nova Terreli, captains waited for days for an available pier. The primitive logistics of the colonial port could not keep up, even though every available hand was employed to unload the vast number of ships. Bars, inns, and less reputable establishments were filling up with sailors and marines from merchants and escorts alike, as were the local detention and hospital. It is rumoured that old world goods are now cheaper in Nova Terreli than in Halos, and merchants are looking for less travelled ports for better deals in the future. EXOTIC NO MORE! Miles and miles around Terreli, even the lowliest farmer can now appreciate exotic foods and trinkets, and cotton prices have plummeted, after the arrival of several large convoys. Similar tendencies are seen in Granoleon, and some say a colonial bubble threatens to burst with the huge inflow of so-called exotic wares. In Terreli, one citizen was heard to exclaim: "It's two coconuts and a banana per potato in the markets these days... I much preferred the good old times!" Will the riches of the colonies prove nothing but a fad? THE FAVOUR OF THE GODS! The 4 stars convoy flying the blue of Oleon completed its journey in perfect form, losing not a single vessel. But perhaps the captains of the Seven Seas escort were not quite as devout, as they appear to have faced the wrath of Ares. During an attack by a Sea Rat squadron, three large escorts surrendered. Luckily for King Philip, the pirates had no crew to man the last vessel and left it adrift. Survivors of the Perseverante managed to limp it back to port with their lives, if not their honour, intact. SHIP LIST Owner Vessel Note End location/state Profits Captures Nationality Blackdeathgr Crete Just outside its destination port of Terreli, the Crete sprung a leak entirely ruining its cargo of fine grains. Terreli 0 - Oleon Blackdeathgr Little Hermes Closing on its destination, the gods appear to have forsaken this little sloop, forcing it to safety in Bardo. Bardo 0 - Oleon Brickwolf Corland Provider 2 Halfway through it's route sickness aboard forced the vessel to dock in Prinport on Holder's Rock. Prinport 0 - Corrington Brickwolf Small Fishing Boat Survived a heroic action with a far superior enemy Arlinsport 60 - Corrington Captain Braunsfeld King Archibald Lost the weather gauge, were picked off one by one by a Sea Rat squadron Bastion Captured by the Jade Piranha (MKJoshA) - Eslandola Puvel Clearance Lost the weather gauge, were picked off one by one by a Sea Rat squadron Bastion Captured by the Darting Frog (MKJoshA) - Eslandola Gedren_y Dark Narwhal Lost the weather gauge, were picked off one by one by a Sea Rat squadron Bastion Captured by the Darting Frog (MKJoshA) - Eslandola Comrad Commander The Novitus Smuggled some heretical books to New Oleon, making a handsome profit Granoleon 80 - Sea Rats dr_spock Dear John Sunk by the Pineapple's consort, Dark Spirit Sunk 0 - Sea Rats dr_spock White Skull Captured by the Dark Spirit Weelond Captured by the Dark Spirit (Kai NRG) - Sea Rats kaiju Maiden of the Deep Tried to catch a skiff, but lost it in coastal waters. Attacked a OL/COR taskforce, gained the weather gauge, but were repelled by Le Protecteur. Later, it was captured while attacking an Eslandian convoy. Terreli Captured by Oscuridad (ESL) - Sea Rats dr_spock Great Scott Supported ally Terreli Captured by la Salamandra (ESL) - Sea Rats Kaiju Mirthless Jest Captured while attacking the Dragon's Teeth convoy, after heavy fighting with escorts. Terreli Captured by Dread Treasure (ESL) - Sea Rats Elostirion Joan's Raft What began as a treasure hunting voyage soon took a turn for the worst when a Mardier cutter spotted them attempting to land on an island. Declaring the island was under Mardierian protection, the cutter bore up, boarded Joan's raft, and declared it a lawful prize. Varcoast Captured by St. Pierre (Varcoast privateer, LeColeon) - Eslandola Elostirion Pearl Diving Canoe Recent hurricanes have disturbed the seafloor, making it difficult to find any pearls. Elysabethtown 8 - Eslandola Elostirion Cotton Lady Found some valuable trees nocked down by recent hurricanes. Elysabethtown 90 - Eslandola Eslandola Catfish Supreme Spotted a Mokolei brig attempting to capture an Eslandolan ship. Caught the brig and exchanged boardsides until a shot destroyed the helm. Brig escaped. Elysabethtown 0 - Eslandola Eslandola Migery Attempted to capture a Mokolei galley, but was forced to flee after loosing her mainmast. Elysabethtown 0 - Eslandola Eslandola Morning Fog N/A Weelond 0 - Eslandola Eslandola The Gallant N/A Weelond 0 - Eslandola Gulagurag Athena's Grace Attempted to attack a Mardier brig, but quickly lost the weather gauge, allowing the brig to attack the ships one at a time. Sunk 0 - Sea Rats Jacob Nion Amaranth Angel Captured by a MAR cutter. Varcoast Captured by St. Pierre (Varcoast privateer, LeColeon) - Sea Rats Jacob Nion Queen Annetta's Revenge Engaged a joint ESL/Corrington fleet, gained the weather gauge and captured all enemies. Caught a small Corrington skiff for good measure Bastion Captured two Olean warships. (2x5LA) HRS Ville d'Astrapi, HRS Infatigable Sea Rats Kai NRG Dark Spirit Having lost her ally, she briefly engaged The Viper before retiring with the White Skull in tow. Weelond Captured the White Skull (Dr. Spock, 2a) White Skull Sea Rats Kai NRG Filo Morado Found no action. Nova Terreli 0 - Eslandola KolonialBeamter Amphithrite’s Lily The old cog’s antiquated rig did not stand to a sudden squall, and with no ports nearby, the dismasted vessel was lost at sea. Lost 0 - Oleon KolonialBeamter Santa Clara It appears the minions did not succeed in sealing their cut-out, as the Santa Clara is nowhere to be seen. Lost 0 - Oleon Kwatchi The Donatus Attempted to attack a Pontillan brig, but quickly lost the weather gauge, allowing the brig to attack the ships one at a time. King's Port Captured by Pontillan Brig - Sea Rats MAESTRO Pineapple Revenge Lost the weather gauge, captured by Sea Rats (The Viper) Bastion Captured by the Viper (MKJoshA) - Eslandola Maxim I Golden Star About to reach port with a record profit, the crew was forced to throw its cargo over board to escape pirates and seek the safety of Weelond. Weelond 0 - Eslandola Mike S Armina Spotted a Pontillan ship (Class 5 Heavy A). The Pontillan fired on the Armina and her consorts before fleeing. Was quickly caught and raked, forcing the Pontillan to strike Belson Captured Pontillan warship (5 LA) Heidi Corrington Bregir Justicia Supported ally Belson 0 - Corrington Captain Genaro Le Protecteur Repelled a Sea Rat attack Belson 0 - Oleon MKJoshA The Viper Having lost all her allies, she briefly engaged the Dark Spirit before retiring with the Pineapple Revenge in tow. Bastion Captured Pineapple Revenge MAESTRO, 3A) Pineapple Revenge Sea Rats MKJoshA Jade Piranha Supported ally Bastion Captured Tigerlily (Tomsche, 1wr) and King Archibald (Captain Braunsfeld, 2A) King Archibald, Tigerlilly Sea Rats MKJoshA The Darting Frog Supported ally Bastion Captured Dark Narwhal (Gedren_y, 2a) and Clearance (Puvel, 4A) Dark Narwhal, Clearance Sea Rats Phadeout Goldwing Found an Eslandolan galleon that had run aground, but only managed to recover part of the cargo before several well armed ships aproached over the horizion. Terreli 160 - Eslandola Tomsche Disguised Skiff Attempted to discretely move some wealthy individuals to an undisclosed island, but was spotted by a Mardierian warship. Incorrectly establishing its nationality, the captain attempted to hail the galley for news from the old world. The captain, the infamous L'Olius, boarded the ship and is holding the wealthy individuals for randsom. King's Port Captured by l'Olius in the Crooked Sparrow (MAR) - Corrington Tomsche HMS Isandlwana Was searching for lost treasure when a Mokolei galley approached. The galley quickly closed and boarded the unsuspecting vessel with little resistance (most of the crew was ashore). Mokolei Captured by Mokolei Privateer Ali in the Desert Prince (4A) - Corrington Tomsche Crepe Fruite Was able to plunder some of the many wrecks left from ESL/MAR fighting Quinnsville 240 - Corrington Tomsche Espada Found some luck fishing until its launch was destoyed in a storm Quinnsville 14 - Corrington Tomsche Tigerlily Searching caves for lost pirate treasure when a Sea Rat fleet squadron approached. Quickly struck after firing a few shots to preserve their honor. Captured by Jade Piranha Bastion Captured by the Jade Piranha (MKJoshA) - Corrington Tomsche Fingernail Found some luck fishing, but decided to cut her lines when a Mokolei galley began bearing down with surprising speed Quinnsville 26 - Corrington Tomsche Cod Hunter Chased by a pirate snow (Class 5 light A), exchanged broadsides, and was quickly boarded. Her consorts raked the snow and forced the snow to strike. Quinnsville Captured the Siren's Song (NPC, 5LA) Siren's Song Corrington Tomsche HMS Terrigan Supported ally Quinnsville 0 - Corrington Tomsche Sea Sparrow Supported ally Quinnsville 0 - Corrington Kaiju Wight Spider Completed its journey unharmed. Bastion 94 Sea Rats Corrington Convoy Thunderrun Only encountering a single privateer, the infamous Paul Belfort in the Spotted Phil, which was swiftly dispatched, the Thunderrun made a near perfect run, had not two vessels been forced to return to port due to damages. 0 - - Bregir Blazer Cruising near Tiberia at full speed, the loss of a topmast made the captain seek safety in Arlinsport. Arlinsport 0 - Corrington Legostone Green Winds With the captain unconscious after being hit by a boom, the first mate misnavigated and brought the schooner into Arlinsport. Arlinsport 0 - Eslandola Silentwolf Pinto Filly Nova Terreli 830 - Corrington Ayrlego Lady Jacqueline Fouling its moorings, the Lady Jacqueline could not leave port. Granoleon 0 - Corrington MAESTRO Colour of the Wind Nova Terreli 830 - Eslandola ETTC Golden Filly Nova Terreli 830 - Eslandola Silentwolf Don Obello Defending the convoy mano a mano against Paul Belfort in the Spotted Phil. After a short exchange of fire, the Spotted Phil exploded. Nova Terreli 0 - Corrington Corrington HMS El Bellos Nova Terreli 0 - Corrington Corrington HMS Bagg of Bolton Nova Terreli 0 - Corrington Corrington HMS Badger Nova Terreli 0 - Corrington Corrington Convoy Merry Lyric Miraculously avoiding privateers and pirates, the Merry Lyric followed the Thunderrun into Nova Terreli. 0 - - ETTC Sparta With a number of criminal stow-aways found on board, the Sparta hurried to Belson to bring them to justice, foregoing the profits of trade. Belson 0 - Eslandola Bregir Revenant Stopped by Garveyan Customs Officials and forced to port for a full search, the Revenant made no profits. Prinport 0 - Corrington Tomsche HMS Green Dragon Nova Terreli 168 - Corrington Silentwolf Alexander Nova Terreli 168 - Corrington Bregir Sphinx Nova Terreli 168 - Corrington CelesAurivern Valhyrie II Close to port, escaping from pirates made the crew dump their cargo and seek shelter in Bardo. Bardo 0 - Corrington Mike S Black Marlin Nova Terreli 168 - Corrington Scarst Saucy Jack Nova Terreli 168 - Corrington Maxim I Purple Rain Nova Terreli 336 - Eslandola MAESTRO La Mystique Nova Terreli 336 - Eslandola MAESTRO El Rubi The rudder being dislodged by a floating log just outside of port, this vessels tour was cut short. Granoleon 0 - Eslandola ETTC Belson Nova Terreli 420 - Eslandola Ayrlego Alexander Keith Nova Terreli 420 - Corrington Legostone Santiago Nova Terreli 420 - Eslandola Mike S Sulky Harlequin Nova Terreli 420 - Corrington Scarst The Half Moon Nova Terreli 420 - Corrington Ska Dancing Dogfish Nova Terreli 420 - Corrington Corrington Convoy Quick Wing This slow moving convoy found the seas swept clean before it, and reached Nova Terreli with very few problems. 0 - - Ayrlego The Saucy Gibbon Nova Terreli 166 - Corrington Brickwolf Corland Supplier Nova Terreli 332 - Corrington Silentwolf Flying Colt Nova Terreli 166 - Corrington ETTC Supreme Nova Terreli 664 - Eslandola Puvel HMS Alice Nova Terreli 166 - Eslandola CelesAurivern Peregrine Harsh weather and a torn sail forced the Peregrine into Arlinsport. Arlinsport 0 - Corrington Brickwolf Eliza Rats having eaten the sails and much of the rigging kept this small trader in port. Belson 0 - Corrington Eslandian Convoy Dragon's Teeth Intercepted by a powerful Sea Rat Squadron, this convoy captured all three privateers in equal combat, and the tradeships made it through unscathed. However, they did seem mared by bad luck. Three merchants had accidents, and upon reaching Terreli, other ships had already arrived and taken the most profitable customers. 0 - - Umbra-Manis Aurei Lacerta Terreli 222 - Eslandola Titus V Arkady Terreli 74 - Eslandola Phadeout Ultimo Phénix During unloading in Terreli, the morrings slipped and the cargo was dropped in the sea. Never was a captain seen in such a temper… Terreli 0 - Eslandola Kai NRG The Golden Snake Reaching the old world, its cargo of cotton cloth was found to be ruined by mold. Belson 0 - Eslandola Eslandola Blood Diamond Never reached combat when the Sea Rats Attacked Terreli Eslandola Eslandola Dread Treasure II In a massive encouter with the pirates, shots from the Dread Treasure raked the forecastle of the Mirthless Jest, which struck its colours after loosing its foremast. Terreli Captured the Mirthless Jest (Kaiju, 3A) Mirthless Jest Eslandola Eslandola La Salamandra With the Sea Rats demoralised by the loss of the Mirthless jest, the Great Scott too surrendered as it caught fire. Terreli Captured the Great Scott (dr. Spock, 3A)) Great Scott Eslandola Eslandola Oscuridad Rushing down on the last pirate, a few lucky shots from its chasers forced the Maiden of the Deep to follow the fate of its consorts. Terreli Captured the Maiden of the Deep (Kaiju, 4A) Maiden of the Deep Eslandola Eslandian Convoy Double Duty The main convoy made its route almost without incidents. 0 - - Gedren_y Island Rose Granoleon 220 - Eslandola Sir Stig Silver Scythe Granoleon 220 - Eslandola Capt. Wolf Far Horizon Granoleon 220 - Corrington TitusV Esmeralda Granoleon 550 - Eslandola Maxim I Prince of Stedor Granoleon 275 - Eslandola Legostone Wringe II The Wringe was singled out from its convoy by a Mokolei privateer, but despite being heavily outgunned, it managed to repell the attacker. Due to damages, it returned to port for repairs. Elysabethtown 0 - Eslandola MCTC Prince Fernando Being lured in by the Elysabethtown inns and bars, the drunkenness of the crew forced the Captain to stay in port. Elysabethtown 0 - Eslandola Phadeout El Heraldo de Oro Losing its foremast after running onto a sandbank, the vessel didn't herald any gold for its owners as it retreated to Nova Terreli. Nova Terreli 0 - Eslandola Olean Convoy Seven Seas Attacked by a heavy Sea Rat squadron, the convoy lost most of its escorts, but the merchants escaped. 0 - - KolonialBeamter La Recouverance Granoleon 830 - Oleon Oleon Esprit Royal Granoleon 830 - Oleon Dukesc The Lightning Granoleon 830 - Oleon Captain Genaro Étoile du Sud Granoleon 830 - Oleon KolonialBeamter Comtesse de Praenia Just out of port, this modern schooner sprung a leak and had to return to Nova Terreli. Nova Terreli 0 - Oleon Dukesc The Ranger Protected the merchants as the other escorts engaged the sea rat squadron. Granoleon 0 - Oleon Oleon HRS Infatigable As the Seaven Seas convoy came under attack, the HRS Infatigable, HRS Ville d'Astrapi, and Persévérante rushed to protect the convoy. Unfortunately, the Sea Rats proved too powerful. Bastion Captured by Queen Annetta's Revenge (Jacob Nion) - Oleon Oleon HRS Ville d'Astrapi Rushing to revenge the loss of the Infatigable, it too fell to the Sea Rat Squadron. Bastion Captured by Queen Annetta's Revenge (Jacob Nion) - Oleon Oleon Persévérante The last of the ships to fall to the sea rat attack, no prize crew could be spared, so it was left to drift. With the Sea Rats below the horizon, the remaining, battered crew took the damaged ship into Nova Terreli. Nova Terreli 0 - Oleon Olean Convoy 4-Star Convoy A perfect run - no privateers, no accidents. Zeus shined on its path. 0 - - Robinnilsson403 The Prophecy Terreli 332 - Oleon Gideon Zephyr Terreli 332 - Oleon The Sarge Étalon Terreli 498 - Oleon Franco Clarke Stingray Terreli 498 - Oleon Phred The Benefactor Terreli 498 - Oleon Dukesc The Taurus Terreli 498 - Oleon Oleon Fleur Verte Terreli 830 - Oleon Phred The Aspiration Terreli 830 - Oleon KolonialBeamter Diligente Terreli 0 - Oleon Dukesc HMS Tiddlywinks Terreli 0 - Oleon Oleon HRS Breshaun Terreli 0 - Oleon Captain Genaro HRS Pride of Oleon Terreli 0 - Oleon Oleon HRS Ville de Granoleon Terreli 0 - Oleon Phred The Demon Sea Turtle Terreli 0 - Oleon Olean Convoy 3-Star Convoy An uneventful journey led the convoy to an already saturated market in Terreli. 0 - - Khorne The Torino Terreli 160 - Oleon Captain Becker Pegasus Terreli 160 - Oleon Franco Clarke Colombe Terreli 160 - Oleon Dzoni90 Comet 2 Terreli 160 - Oleon Col. Brik Empty Barrel Terreli 160 - Oleon Sebeus I Piranha Terreli 162 - Oleon Azog Starliner Lost at sea with nothing but an empty barrel found the next morning by the convoy. Lost 0 - Oleon Zaael The Fiesta Terreli 160 - Oleon Dukesc The Pinto Mutineers took control and sailed the Pinto away to some exotic island. Lost 0 - Oleon Phred The Resurrection Terreli 160 - Oleon Dannylonglegs The Singsong Terreli 160 - Oleon Franco Clarke Vif Terreli 160 - Oleon Oleon Pride of Poseidon Terreli 0 - Oleon Blackdeathgr Gladiateur Terreli 0 - Oleon Phred The Turgut Terreli 0 - Oleon Oleon HRS Eltina II Terreli 0 - Oleon Oleon HRS Tigre Terreli 0 - Oleon Oleon HRS Ville d'Acropolis Terreli 0 - Oleon Dukesc The Navigator Terreli 0 - Oleon Olean Convoy 2-Star Convoy Another uneventful journey. Escorts reported to have held boxing matches to keep the crews entertained. 0 - - Captain Pirate Man Swift Disagreement with the sailors union kept this vessel in port. Granoleon 0 - Oleon Matthias Cog 1 Granoleon 378 - Oleon Franco Clarke Black Barbarian Granoleon 0 - Oleon Dukesc The Galaxie Granoleon 0 - Oleon Oleon HRS Triton Granoleon 0 - Oleon Sea Rat Convoy Sunrise 0 - - cb4 Parakeet Granoleon 252 - Sea Rats Pombe Absolutely Fabulous Granoleon 378 - Sea Rats MKJoshA The Golden Dragon Granoleon 0 - Sea Rats Vedauwoo Antigone's Fury Granoleon 504 - Sea Rats Sea Rats Vagabond King Granoleon 0 - Sea Rats Sea Rats Poseidon's Revenge Granoleon 0 - Sea Rats Sea Rat Convoy Sunset 0 - - Vedauwoo Le Dindon Nova Terreli 282 - Sea Rats MKJoshA El Polla Sirens or the kraken? No word has been heard from el Polla since it left port. Lost 0 - Sea Rats Sea Rat The Walrus Returns Nova Terreli 0 - Sea Rats Sea Rat Corporal Milton Nova Terreli 0 - Sea Rats Sea Rat Catfish Nova Terreli 0 - Sea Rats Olean Convoy Landlubbers 0 - - Captain Pirate Man Jenny 2 Rowboat Eltina 46 - Oleon Captain Pirate Man Jenny 1 Rowboat Loosing its oars, there was nothing to do but drift back to port after dumping its cargo. Eltina 0 - Oleon (If you prefer an Excel file, you can download this. But please save it locally, rather than editing in the online version.
  10. Yup, Suddenly Lego loves Porche! And futuristic cars*! Last week I subscribed to Rebrick's YouTube Channel, and Yesterday they Uploaded this Video, Another Contest: 'https://www.youtube....L98zi8d2X8' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eL98zi8d2X8 To Enter you have to make a stop motion video between 15 seconds and 1 Minute to complete the Video. And as anyone how cares about rebrick, Should by now know that 'rebrick.lego.com' as we know it is about gone. And the link should, by sometime today, start redirecting to 'lego.com/rebrick' A totally different site focusing on the CONTESTS Part! There are two current contests running and, imo, the second one is much more interesting, especially with the grand prize including VIP tickets for two courtesy of Porsche to Le Mans 18 – 19 June 2016. which includes: Travel and accommodation, and Complimentary exclusive access to the Porsche Hospitality area. I don't know about you, But I am pumped up. What will you guys Do?!?! *I was referring to the Mercedes of the Future Competition. Edit: Ok... So the tittle is chopped off, I didn't see that coming, there should be a warning or something. The last word is just videos, so the ellipsis '...' and the space between stop motion could be removed and then fit videos
  11. http://brickset.com/article/17398/new-the-force-awakens-polybags-discovered If you look at the bottom left of the Finn polybag you can see a code in the exact same style as the Plastic Man Polybag, which was used to unlock the character early on in the game. http://brickset.com/sets/5004081-1/Plastic-Man HYPE!!!!!.
  12. Recently, NASA's Hubble Telescope set its gaze upon the planetary nebula PK 329-02.2, AKA Menzel 2. Here's the image Hubble sent back to Earth. Looks familiar, huh?
  13. Toy Treasure Trove

    Picture Link A toyshop that closed down in 2009 has been discovered to have a trove of vintage toys I linked in what is the best picture to me (Jaw off the floor, mop up the drool ) though this is worth a look by Star Wars fans and any toy collector. (Linked as it was a huuuge photo) It makes you wonder what is hidden behind the boarded windows of any closed down shop. Now to keep an eye out for the auction listings to maybe get a web bid in...
  14. Interesting article on LEGO NXT Mindstorms. CNN News.... good publicity for LEGO!! http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/21/tech/mci-lego-worm/index.html
  15. I just saw this article today. (link at the end of the post) Somebody made new astronaut minifigs got them brought to the ISS. Not the first time LEGO have been in space, but still pretty cool nonetheless. http://toybox.io9.co...307/ rtgonzalez
  16. http://www.news.com.au/finance/business/greenpeace-targets-lego-to-block-shell/story-fnda1bsz-1226978493497 They attacked miniland?!
  17. According to The Brick Show this list is CONFIRMED and is the shortlist for retiring sets. -Super Star Destroyer (Until they run out of stock) -VW T-1 Camper (Until they run out of stock) -Sopwith Carmel (Until they run out of stock) -Pet Shop (Until they run out of stock) -Haunted House (After Halloween?) -Via Jason from The Brick Show (Sorry for typos I have a really new computer that won't let me type on EB)
  18. I know what you're thinking: this is simply a renamed Winter Village Post Office. Well, you'd be half right. It IS a post office mod, but only because I was struggling to come up with a use for this building, as I already have a Post office for my town. I finally came up with this: a old fashioned newspaper store. (NOTE: There are supposed to be printed 1x1 tiles saying "LEGO NEWS" on the 2x4 bracket seen in the main picture.) Welcome to LEGO NEWS. We stock many newspapers and magazines from all over the LEGO realm. We have the City Financial news, (crucial to any businessman) the Old Times, (for any nostalgic mini-fig), the Night Out, (catering to the denizens of the Monster Realm) and even the original LEGO News. (for just about anybody!) We also stock the Daily Prophet & the Quibbler (for any witch or wizard of any age), the Daily Bugle, (for your superhero fix) Yoda Chronicles (for your galactic news) and of course we have comics for the kiddies. Here we see the rear of the store, where newspapers are sorted and tied up for their deliveries to subscribers houses. We also see the car and camera of the lead reporter: she's the one who covered the Alien Conquest fiasco in 2011. Close up of the newspapers. Here we can see Night Out, City Financial News, LEGO News, & Old Times. LDD file: http://www.mocpages.com/user_images/80135/1396734007m.lxf Thoughts, questions, & complaints are always welcome!
  19. 70810 MetalBeard’s Sea Cow The LEGO Group press release follows Ages 14+ 2,741 Pieces US $249.99 - CA $299.99 - DE 249.99€ - UK £169.99 - DK 2,199.00 DKK *Euro pricing varies by country. Please visit shop.LEGO.com for regional pricing. Help our heroes escape the Micro Managers on MetalBeard’s Sea Cow! Shiver me timbers, the Micro Managers are approaching our heroes and MetalBeard aboard his wacky Sea Cow ship. Climb the mast to keep a look-out. Fire the powerful shooting cannons from the side of the ship to repel the Micro Managers. And watch out – one has flick missiles and the other can shoot a net! Raise the anchors, spin the rear propellers and steer the ship to safety with the mini version of MetalBeard at the wheel. Includes 4 minifigures: Benny, Emmet, Vitruvius and Wyldstyle, and 2 figures: MetalBeard and QueasyKitty. Battle 2 Micro Managers with The LEGO® Movie MetalBeard’s Sea Cow with mini version of MetalBeard, 4 minifigures and cow with wings! • Includes 4 minifigures: Benny, Emmet, Vitruvius and Wyldstyle, and 2 figures: MetalBeard and QueasyKitty • MetalBeard’s Sea Cow features chimney, 2 anchors, 4 back propellers, 2 huge side turbines, lanterns, 2 gold keys, 2 bottles, bottle with printed ship, box with 4 black coals, hammer, wrench, shovel, gold crowbar and a barrel with 2 rammers. Plus cannon and ammunition deck with 6 cannons and 2 boxes with cannon ammunition (12 pieces), and boiler room with 2 flint guns, 2 flint pistols and 2 swords. Also features captain’s room with treasure chest containing 6 gold coins, 2 red jewels and 2 green jewels, 2 blueprints, 2 maps, globe, sextant, ink vial and quill, and a portrait of MetalBeard • Also includes a cow with wings! • The large Micro Manager features fold-up wings with hidden flick missiles, 2 claws and fold-down satellite dish • The small Micro Manager features a net shooter • Weapons include 2 flint guns, 2 flint pistols and 2 swords • Steer the ship with the mini MetalBeard with sword and treasure chest • Fire the cannons on both sides of the ship to fend off attackers • Take off the funnel to access the cannon and ammunition deck • Open the top to access the captain’s cabin and check out the maps, treasure chest, MetalBeard portrait and more! • Open the doors to the boiler room to access the weapons • Turn the exhaust to raise and lower the anchors • Rotate the giant side turbines • Place a minifigure on the fore mast to operate the mounted guns • Keep a look-out from the crow’s nest • Get the fire going below the huge funnel • Make the rear propellers spin and speed away • Watch The LEGO® Movie to see all your favorite characters in action • MetalBeard’s Sea Cow measures over 22” (58cm) high, 24” (61cm) long and 7” (19cm) wide • The Micro Manager (large) measures over 3” (9cm) high, 4” (12cm) long and 4” (12cm) wide • The Micro Manager (small) measures over 1” (5cm) high, 2” (6cm) long and 1” (5cm) wide • Mini MetalBeard measures over 4” (11cm) high, 5” (13cm) deep, and 5” (13cm) wide • Double-decker couch measures over 3” (8cm) high, 3” (10cm) wide and less than 1” (2cm) long Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning March 2014 via shop.LEGO.com, LEGO® Stores or via phone: US Contact Center 1-800-453-4652 CA (English) Contact Center 1-800-453-4652 CA (French) Contact Center 1-877-518-5346 European Contact Center 00-800-5346-1111 LEGO, the LEGO logo and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2014 The LEGO Group. All rights reserved. Pictures All pictures are clickable for larger images. I've posted everything TLG sent except some 1x1 round bricks and flick-fires. For the box images, some are North American and some European/Asian Box Set Features Figures Benny Emmet WyldStyle/Lucy Vitruvius UniQueasyKitty Metalbeard Other Stuff Double-decker couch Micromanager Large Micromanager Small A Net ?
  20. NEWS 2014 trains!

    Upcoming 2014 Train sets: ----------------------- Found this on a Hungarian LEGO Shop 60050 Railway Station - 423 pcs 60051 High-speed Train - 610 pcs 60052 'Goods train' - 888 pcs Just thought I'd share. Happy New Year! -Sci
  21. 10241 Maersk Line Triple-E Ages 12+. 1,518 pieces. Build the Maersk ‘Triple-E’ container vessel – a true giant of the seas! US $149.99 - CA $179.99 - DE 129.99 € - UK 109.99 £ - DK 1199.00 DKK Presenting the largest ship in the world – the record-breaking Maersk ‘Triple-E.’ Built from over 1,500 bricks, the model recreates the real vessel in amazing detail. Our LEGO® designers have included rare colors such as medium azur, dark red, sand blue and sand green. There are rotating gold-colored screw blades leading to the brick-built twin propeller engines, which you can view through the window built into the port side of the ship. You can even customize it by adding or removing the containers. This authentic set includes a display stand and fact plaque with detailed information about the ship and, as a finishing touch, there’s the gold coin that is added under the mast of all Maersk Line ships for good luck on their voyages. This model is perfect for LEGO fans! Features include rotating gold-colored propeller blades, brick-built twin 8-cylinder engines, viewing window into the engine compartment, adjustable rudders, detachable lifeboats, removable containers, rotating crane arms and a special ‘good luck’ coin Includes rare medium azur, dark red, sand blue and sand green colored elements Play with the model on carpeted surfaces or mount the model on the display stand Building instructions also include interesting facts about the real ship Includes 1,518 bricks Ship (mounted on stand) measures over 8” (21cm) high, 25” (65cm) long and 3” (9cm) wide Available for sale directly through LEGO® beginning January 2014 via shop.LEGO.com, LEGO® Stores or via phone: US Contact Center 1-800-453-4652 CA (English) Contact Center 1-800-453-4652 CA (French) Contact Center 1-877-518-5346 European Contact Center 00-800-5346-1111 All pictures are clickable for high-resolution versions Plaque Engine Engine in situ Lifeboat Bow Mast Stern Rear view
  22. The dark side of Crescent Hill is a dreary place. Wedged between the eastern walls of Eubric and the rest of the city, it sees daylight for only a few hours a day. But it's cheap and quiet, a good place to start a business that intends to become just the opposite. The sun rises over several hills to the east before rays of light finally shoot throughout the area. The four chosen heroes can finally see their hands more than a few inches from their face, as well as the freshly-painted sign hanging over one of the doors. Guts Holla (Scubacarrot) 44 year old male human Raider *Immune to Weakened, Fragile, Asleep, Confused and Blinded* *Immune to all elements* Level: 27.33 Power Bonus: 4 Health: 41/41 Defense: 4 Gold: 425 Equipment: Lifestealer (WP: 32, Ice, Darkness, Light, attacks restore 3 health, dagger), Dancing Shoes (Wearer dances well, in the turn after a miss is rolled, the wearer can act twice. +Immunity to Asleep, Confused, Fragile and Blinded, + Immunity to Darkness, Light, Fire, Air, Earth, Wood, Lightningand Ice Elemental Damage, footwear), Pugilist's Gloves (2+ Power, Immune to Weakened, handwear), Crocodile Armour (+4 Defense +Immunity to Water Magic, bodywear) Inventory: Stag Antlers (WP:10, Intimidation, halberd), 1x Ambrosia 10x Mead, 10x Smelling Salts, 9x Nostrum, 20x Grand Potion, 4x Health Core, 1x Elixir, 1x Grand Tonic, 1x Ether Core, 12x Remedy, 3x Phoenix Essence, 5x Smoke Bomb, 3x Deadly Venom, 3x Neutralizer, Shovel, Telescope, Magic Compass, Magnifying Glass, Pickaxe, Bedroll, 4x Mythril Shard, Metasimian Ale, Opal, Scroll of Weakening, Grating Stone, Voucher to the Guild of Invision (Good for one lesson in Alchemy), Chauncey's Diamond Lamp of Summoning (Summons ???), Clippard's Poison (When applied to a weapon, all damage dealt will instantly KO enemies unless they are immune to poison, deadly poison, or sudden death. Can be applied 3 more times) Hybros 52-year-old male imp Assassin *Hastened* *Immune to Cursed, Asleep, Blinded, Confused, Fragile, Weakened* *Immune to all elements* Level: 26 2/3 Power Bonus: 1 Defense: 0 Health: 40/40 Gold: 340 Equipment: Sword of Ancestral Hatred (WP: 15, gains 1 WP every kill made with it, light- and darkness-elemental; longsword), Golden Armor (user is permanently hastened and cursed, fire-, water-, earth-, wind-, wood-, ice-, lightning-, darkness-, light-elemental, grants immunity to Sleep, Blindness, Confusion, Frailty, and Weakening; bodywear), Cloak of the Red Assassin (Chance of Assassination is 1/3, suitable for Assassins; backwear), Blessed Amulet (protects from cursed-effect; accessory) Inventory: Zoot's Reaper (WP:15, earth-elemental; scythe), Clock Cog (WP: 14, retrievable), Banana Bladerang (WP:9, damage all, retrievable), Eye-poking Sai (WP:8, blinded-effect, dagger), Twin Kunai (WP:6, dual strike, dagger), Spinning Bolas (WP: 5, deals the Slowed effect, but the effect is removed when retrieved; retrievable) Wrench (WP:3, decreases the target’s level by 1, retrievable), Cloak of the Blue Assassin (SP:1, suitable to Rogues; backwear), 14 Potions, 14 Grand Potions, 22 Health Cores, 11 Remedies, 2 Neutralizers, 2 Elixirs, 5 Phoenix Essences, Deadly Venom, 2 Smoke Bombs, 3 Lightning Bombs, 3 Holy Bombs, 13 Nostrums, 3 Meads, 5 Mulled Wines, Minimizing Dust, Bedroll, Shovel, Skeleton Decoy, Bone, 4 Mythril Shards Thalion Dwinlas (-obelix-) 213 years old male elf Sorcerer *Immune to Fragile, Sealed* *Party Leader* Level: 19 1/2 Power Bonus: 0 Defense: 7 Health: 27/27 Ether: 29/29 Gold: 7 Equipment: Batarang (WP:13, darkness-elemental throwing weapon), Robe of the Archmagi (SP:3, Max. Ether +5, protects from Sealed-effect), Emerald Hood (SP:4, Immunity to Fragile) Inventory: Zirconia (Gem containing all elements; cannot be merged into equipment) Amethyst (Darkness), Diamond (Light), Garnet (Earth), Ruby (Fire), Opal (Ice), Emerald (Wood), Sapphire (Wind), Aquamarine (Water), Sleeper (WP:5, melee/throwing weapon, deals Asleep to enemies it hits, Hollow Upgrade [Grand Potion stored]), Ratsbane (WP:10, absorbs 2 health on successful hits, dagger), Veritas/Equitas (WP:10, Dual Strike, twin sais), Duplovian Helmet of the Guard (SP:2, Immune to Magic and Healing), Cloak of Espionage (Artifact, backwear, Allows the wearer to examine enemy stats before a battle), Snake Eye Charm (Protects from Petrified-effect), Scroll of Sealing, Scroll of Blindness, Scroll of Frailty, Scroll of Weakening, Magic Compass, Shovel, Bedroll, Smelling Salts (4), Nostrum (4), Phoenix Essence (2), Elixir, Health Core, Potion, Grand Potion, Grand Tonic, Remedy, Smoke Bomb, Bone Maurice Ratibor (Etzel) 52 years old male human Paladin *Immune to Stun, Asleep and Light* Level: 22 Power Bonus: 1 Defense: 13 Health: 46/46 Ether: 29/29 Gold: 125 Equipment: Manta Tail Staff (WP:12+50% Stun chance), Paladin Shield (SP:9), Helm of Haroka (+2 health, +1 Power, Immunity to Stun effect, headwear) , White Cloak (Max. Health +3, Immunity to Asleep effect, backwear), Paladin's Armour (SP:4, Max. Ether +2, Immunity to Light, bodywear) Inventory: Glass Greatsword (WP:12, hollow blade; greatsword), Emerald Staff (WP:10 wood-elemental), Diamond, 3 Potions, Tonic, 3 Ether Cores, Phoenix Essence, 3 Nostrums, 2 Venom, Elixir, Floral Bomb, Water Bomb, 4 Fire Bombs, Torch, Bone, Plume, Rito Feather (consumable, grants the hastened- and blessed-effects upon use for one battle) As soon as each hero enters, they're met with an atmosphere of anticipation. A grumpy-looking U'kin works feverishly on the most eccentric-looking device to one side. Crammed behind it is what seems to be some sort of printing press. Whenever he mutters under his breath, the eager young gnome behind him passes him a tool. The girl in front of the desk is dressed for success about as well as one can be in the poorer areas of Eubric, polishing her bracelets and examining her appearance in them at the same time as the party walks inside. The Rockling behind her has a thick stack of papers on his desk, and rifles through them loudly, a stern expression of determination on his face, one that's probably been sitting there almost as long as he has. And in the back, away from the chaos of the room, is a figure in purple, staring unmovingly out the back window. The female waves at them after a moment. "You're here, then? Excellent-" "-But late." "The sun's only just-" "-been risen for at least a minute, with another half spent gawking at the operation here," he finishes, in a gruff, surprisingly fast manner of speech, especially for a Rockling. "News waits for nothing girl, not even those who make their living off of it. Dash Boulder, editor-in-chief. Remind me again what it is I'm paying you people for. Am I signing something, or is this a verbal contract? I'm not covering healing costs if you get shanked on the job. Red, if one them gets their short and heroic, but ultimately unsatisfied lives tragically snuffed out in this crude, unforgiving mistress of a city - write that down - recall your training: last words are the ones the people always remember. As long as someone's willing to sell them. Strike that. Share them." Red mutters under her breath and starts scribbling rapidly in a small book she's got with her, leaving the heroes to wonder what exactly they've stepped in. Welcome to Quest 82. Please finish up any shopping you want in the Marketplace before posting here. I'll wait for everyone to confirm before starting things up, but for now, you're free to talk to the NPCs.
  23. LEGO Juniors Set News and Discussion 10665 Spider-Man: Spider-Car Pursuit 10666 Digger r 10667 Construction e 10668 Princess Play Castle s 10672 Batman: Defend the Batcave 10673 Race Car Rally i 10675 Police – The Big Escape Original post:
  24. LEGO Architecture 2014 Set News Picture courtesy Promo Bricks. Thanks Herky for the news. 21020 Trevi Fountain Price: ?? Parts: ?? Original Post Follows Have been following the 2013 thread and figured we needed a 2014 thread to go along with the others...from what I keep hearing the Marina Bay Sands and Eiffel Tower will be out, but have not seen or heard a date on those two. Not sure if there are other rumored sets yet or not...would love to see what others have heard.
  25. CREATOR 2014 Last update 1 Jan 2014 31013 Red Thunder Parts: 66 Price: $4.99 31014 Power Digger Parts: 64 Price: $4.99 31015 Emerald Express Parts: 56 Price: $4.99 31017 Sunset Speeder Parts: 119 Price: $12.99 31018 Highway Cruiser Parts: 129 Price: $12.99 31019 Forest Animals Parts: 272 Price: $19.99 31020 Twinblade Adventures Parts: 216 Price: $17.99 31021 Furry Creatures Parts: 285 Price: $19.99 31022 Turbo Quad Parts: 186 Price: $24.99 >no image yet< 31023 Yellow Racecar* Parts: 328 Price: $29.99** >no image yet< 31024 Thunder Force* Parts: 374 Price: $29.99** 31025 Mountain Hut Parts: 550 Price: $39.99 >no image yet< 31026 Bicycle Shop and Cafe Parts: 1023 Price: $69.99** Information and pictures via Brickset unless otherwise specified * Information from legomarkabolt.hu - thanks just2good for the link ** Very approximate price Original post Brickset has listed two new Creator sets. As 'xtremegoogler' says in the 2013 topic... (Never quote pictures, kids. This was just under special circumstances. ) And, in fact, Brickset does list them as 2014 Creator sets. So, this calls for a 2014 Creator topic. Personally, I'm curios if LEGO is going to stop doing the "3 in 1" models. These two seem to have two separate models, not made from the same pieces as each other. Maybe Creator set "2 pack" builds? Either way, though we don't have pictures for any Creator House set yet, I'm sure we'll be getting some in 2014. Strangely enough, we have not gotten a Creator 2014 rumor list yet. UPDATE: 8/21/2013