Cochineal Island (Meridian)

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Cochineal Island
Favicon.png Cochineal Island on the Meridian Ocean
Medium island in the Garnet Archipelago
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Controlled by   Imperial Coalition  
Governed by   Monlizzy
Navy color   White
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Outpost Medium Large
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Cochineal Island is a medium island located in the Garnet Archipelago. There are three known routes from the island: Diastrophe Island, Napi Peak, and an inter-archipelago route to Harmattan Island in the Jade Archipelago.

Natural resources

This island spawns broom flower, hemp, and sugar cane. These items can be bid on at the market or palace.


Requiem's naming scheme for the island followed a red theme.

Drops of Golden Blood (upgraded)
Commodities market 
Vermillion Venue (upgraded)
Estate agent 
Garnet Grounds (upgraded)
Red Roof (right-facing shack)
Ruby Rows (right-facing row house)
Moulin Rouge
Crimson Castle (upgraded)
Burgundy Brigs (bazaar)
Cherry Corvettes (upgraded)
Scarlet Weave (bazaar)
Dusted buildings
Cardinal Crusades (explorers' hall)
Cardinal Direction (explorers' hall)
Marooned at Sea (upgraded shipyard)


Cochineal Island is currently controlled by the flag Imperial Coalition.


The story of Cochineal starts with an extinct volcano. All that is left above sea level is an arc of rock, left behind when the volcano last blew (it's the explosive kind, like Mt. St. Helens). The sand is mostly made of crushed sea shells, built up over millenia.

Cochineal Island was originally located on the Viridian Ocean. In the middle of the rocks to the northwestern part of the island, an inscription reads, "This island were fashioned by Yngvild."

Cochineal is home to two sleeping turtles, one adult and one baby, located next to each other on one of the many spits.

Cochineal is a scale insect that lives on prickly pear cacti [1] and it also played a part in the history of wealth and piracy [2].

The island was previously controlled by the flag Requiem, who had a naming theme of "red" for buildings on the island. The island was later governed by Scupperer and controlled by the flag Vanguard.

Blockade history

Cochineal I, 2005-11-13 - Requiem colonized the island in an uncontested blockade.

On 2006-4-18, Requiem transferred the island to Revelation

Cochineal II, 2006-7-9 - Vanguard won the island from Revelation in a three-round sinking blockade, also beating Mercenaries in the process.

Cochineal III, 2006-10-14 - Equinox took the island from Vanguard in a three-round sinking blockade.

Cochineal IV, 2007-3-9 - Subtle Tease took the island from Equinox in a three-round non-sinking blockade.

On 2007-5-21, Subtle Tease transferred the island to Regnum Irae

Cochineal V, 2007-7-7 - United We Stand took the island from Regnum Irae in an uncontested blockaded intended for transferal of ownership.

On 2007-10-8, United We Stand transferred the island to The Pact

Cochineal VI, 2007-11-17 - Fist Deep took the island from The Pact, in a four-round sinking blockade, also defeating La Poste de Falcone in the process.

Some time prior to 2008-1-12, Fist Deep disbanded, leaving Cochineal once again uncolonized.

Cochineal VII, 2008-1-12 - Viridian Avengers re-colonized the island in a three-round sinking blockade, defeating The Crown in the process.

On 2008-06-18, Viridian Avengers transferred the island to The Merchants.

Cochineal VIII, 2008-7-12 - The Merchants successfully defended the island from Chocolate Coated, who blockaded the island after negotiations to purchase it failed.

Cochineal IX, 2008-9-14 - Tainted Purity beat the original attackers, Vanguard, and Psychosis (the current island owners at the time) within 3 rounds.

Cochineal X, 2009-03-21 - Vanguard took the island from Tainted Purity, in a for three-round sinking blockade. Tainted Purity did not contest rounds 2 and 3.

Cochineal XI, 2009-7-011 - Vanguard defended the island from Blue Mooners Inc, in a 3 rounds, sinking blockade.

Cochineal XII, 2009-11-07 - Brink of Dawn took the island from Vanguard, in a sitter.

Cochineal XIII, 2009-11-14 - Brink of Dawn defended the island from Dragon Lords, in a 3 rounds, sinking blockade.

Cochineal XIV, 2009-11-22 - Brink of Dawn defended the island from Dragon Lords, in a 3 rounds, sinking blockade.

Cochineal XV, 2010-03-10 - Brink of Dawn lost the island to Boo Our Other Booched. Brink of Dawn did not defend.

Cochineal XVI, 2010-10-09 - Boo Our Other Booched defended the island against Moonshine. Moonshine did not show up for the blockade.

Cochineal XVII, 2010-10-17 - Brink of Dawn won the island against Boo Our Other Booched in a sitter.

Cochineal XVIII, 2010-05-01 - Riddlemakers beat Brink of Dawn 3-1 to win the island.

Cochineal XVIX, 2011-05-21 - The First Fleet won the island in 3 rounds, sinking blockade against Alria to re olonized the island.

Cochineal XX, 2011-05-28 - The First Fleet defended the island in 4 rounds, sinking blockade against Outlaw Forces to win 3-1.

Cochineal XXI, 2011-06-04 - The First Fleet lost the island in a 3 rounds sinking blockade against Outlaw Forces.

Cochineal XXII, 2011-07-03 - Outlaw Forces lost the island in 4 rounds non sinking blockade Knockout and Legacy. Knockout won 3-1. Outlaw Forces did not defend.

Cochineal XXIII, 2011-07-09 - Riddlemakers won the island in a 3 rounds, sinking blockade against Knockout.

Cochineal XXIV, 2011-07-16 - The Wrath of Armageddon won the island in a 3 rounds, sinking blockade against Riddlemakers.

[Unknown blockade periods] 2011-07-16 >2014-08-02

Cochineal L, 2014-08-02 - Shogun won the island in a 4 rounds, sinking blockade against I Hope We Sink.