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Pirate Week

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Pirate Week

Avast! Starting at Noon Pacific (-7 GMT) on September 13th, NPCs in Lion's Arch and Kamadan will talk like salty sea dogs. Pirate Week will run through Noon Pacific on September 20th, at which point everyone will have to walk the plank. Arrh!

Login screen announcement

The Pirate Week is a special event that occurs annually from September 13, 19:00, to September 20, 19:00 UTC (source), coinciding with International Talk Like a Pirate Day on 19 September.

Contents

[edit] Items

Bottle of Grog icon
Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Grog

During this event, PvE foes randomly drop Bottles of Grog.

[edit] NPC quotes

See also: Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Grog
  • "Ahoy there, Cap'n Tightpants!"
  • "Ahoy there, matey! This be a no-hornswogglin' zone."
  • "Arr! Who be ye?"
  • "Arrg! Silly landlubbers!"
  • "Arrr! It's a pirate's life for me!"
  • "Avast ye filthy land lubbers! Prepare to be boarded!"
  • "Avast! I be a pirate this day!"
  • "Drink up, me hearties!"
  • "Ho there, cap'n! Buy me a grog, eh?"
  • "I be a pir *hic*. I be a pir *hic*. I be a pir *hic*. I shteal things."
  • "I be a pirate today mateys! Aarrrr!"
  • "I like the cut of yer jib."
  • "Me booty! Who took me booty!"
  • "Sit down on the deck, mate! Rough seas ahead."
  • "Thank the gods I'm not a landlubber!"
  • "'Tis a fine day to sail the seas!"
  • "'Tis talk like a pirate tide, don't ye know?"
  • "Yarr. I can't stop grinning."
  • "Ye salty sea dog! Buy us a drink, hey?"
  • "Well met, jim lad. We be pirates, savvy?"
  • "What will ye do with a drunken pirate, ear-lie in the morning."
  • "Why is the rum gone?"
  • "Ye'll have to kill me before me dies."
  • "With your head on my shoulders we'd wreck civilization."
Quotes for NPCs are the same as for players.

[edit] Altered NPC models

The following NPCs in Lion's Arch and Kamadan, Jewel of Istan had their models altered and levels changed to 15 throughout the event.

Model Lion's Arch Kamadan
Corsair warrior.jpg
Warrior
Corsair Hood.jpg
Monk
 
Corsair blindfold.jpg
Necromancer
Corsair ponytail.jpg
Elementalist
Corsair paragon.jpg
Paragon

[edit] Trivia

  • The quote "Well met, jim lad. We be pirates, savvy?" is from the novel "Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson, and is used in several film and television adaptations.
  • The quote "Why is the rum gone?" is from the Disney film series "Pirates of the Caribbean," found here.
  • The quote "What will ye do with a drunken pirate, ear-lie in the morning." is a reference to the song/shanty titled Drunken Sailor.
  • The quotes "Ye'll have to kill me before me dies." and "With your head on my shoulders we'd wreck civilization." are from the movie Yellowbeard.
  • In 2008, Pikin, the Hero skill trainer found in Kamadan, was accidentally removed during the update for the event. He was later returned in a subsequent update.
  • Prior to 2013, the NPCs only used the alternate models on September 19.
  • Prior to 2013 when this was a special weekend event, this was referred to as "Talk Like a Pirate Event" in the login screen announcements and was not on a fixed schedule:
Year Actual dates Announced end date
2008 12:00 noon PDT on Thursday, September 18th – 11:59 PM PDT on Sunday, September 21st
2009 12:00 noon PDT on Friday, September 18th – 11:59 PM PDT on Sunday, September 20th Tuesday, September 22nd
2010 12:00 noon PDT on Friday, September 17th – 11:59 PM PDT on Monday, September 20th Tuesday, September 21st
2011 12:00 noon PDT on Friday, September 16th – 11:59 PM PDT on Monday, September 19th Tuesday, September 20th
2012 12:00 noon PDT on Friday, September 14th – 11:59 PM PDT on Wednesday, September 19th. Thursday, September 20th

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