Winter Solstice (Midnight)

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Winter Solstice
Favicon.png Winter Solstice on the Midnight Ocean
Large island in the Diamond Archipelago
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Controlled by   Bipolar  
Governed by   Bipolar
Navy color   Pink
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Sheepish York
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Winter Solstice is a large island located in the Diamond Archipelago. There are two known routes from the island: Oyster Island and Cnossos Island. There is also an extinct route to Alpha Island.

Winter Solstice is home to Sheepish York, a black sheep and Snowy, a white cat.

Natural Resources

This island spawns hemp, madder, stone, and sugar cane. These resources can be bid on at the commodities market.


Frozen Whiskers (bazaar)
Shades of Winter (upgraded)
Solstice Shekels
Commodities market 
Winter Market
Chill Swill (bazaar)
Beer Groggles
Egg Grog
Rum for the Money, Two for the Snow (upgraded)
Estate agent 
Solstice Estates
Snowflake Designs (bazaar)
Polar Accessories (upgraded)
Blizzard Bothy (right-facing cottage)
Crystal Villa (right-facing villa)
Ice House (left-facing row house)
Snow Boarders (left-facing shack)
Ye Imperial Pint
Iron monger 
Winter Welderland (bazaar)
Blade Runner
Blades of Honor (upgraded)
Give Me One Good Freezin (upgraded)
Winter Palace (upgraded)
Cold Cutters (bazaar)
Cold Noses and Dry Fleet
Ice Breakers
Crewel and Unusual Adornments (bazaar)
Below Zero (upgraded)
Hook and Eye (upgraded)
Winter Wardrobe (upgraded)
Frozen in Lime (upgraded)
Loom with a View (upgraded)
The Loomy Bin (upgraded)
Dusted buildings
Blizzard Blades (iron monger)
Chicken Noodle Sloop (upgraded shipyard)
The Taming of the Crew (distillery)

Although the island has weaveries, it lacks the corresponding bazaar.


The Winter Solstice monument is located on the right hand side of Blizzard Blades.

Winter I - 2004-05-08, Midnight Armada won the first blockade of Winter, which was uncontested.

After colonizing the island, Midnight Armada founded the Winter Council. The Council was made up of all members of the Midnight Armada royalty as well as one representative for each shoppe on the island. Midnight Armada appointed the first governor, Homullus, who served for a few terms, then the Council began electing the governor from among the members of the Council.

Winter II - 2004-06-03, Winter was used as the staging ground for the trial of Artemis; the blockade was halted after three rounds. Jobbers for Vilya, who helped Midnight Armada defend the island, received an unheard of sum of about 11,000 PoE per round. This was the last major blockade where Vilya jobbed players to the Dread Ringers crew; jobbers henceforth were jobbed to the Heroes of the Gods or Fools of the Gods crews.

Winter III - 2004-09-17, Alt flags Buri Armada and Nidiata Dei Buri dropped war chests on Winter, Oyster Island, and Park Island. All were easily defended.

Winter IV - 2006-06-10, Midnight Armada successfully defended the island against contenders Notorious Fandango.

Winter V - 2006-07-22, Midnight Armada encouraged other flags to give the island a new owner, and so they did not defend. Caper's Capers won the island in a 4 round blockade against the only other contender, Klingon Empire.

Winter VI - 2006-09-17, Black Sheep Brigade dropped a war chest onto Winter Solstice. Caper's Capers defended the island in a 3 round non -sinking blockade.

Winter VII - 2007-03-18, The Wrath of Neptune dropped a warchest onto Winter Solstice. Don't Panic dropped a warchest after The Wrath of Neptune did, but before the blockade had started. Don't Panic swept the blockade in three rounds in a non-sinking blockade.

Winter VIII - 2007-04-08, Don't Panic awarded control of Winter Solstice to Klingon Empire for winning the first "Royal Rumble" event.

Winter IX - 2007-07-15, Chthonic Horde under Barnabas the Pale defeated Klingon Empire in a five round sinking blockade.

Winter X - 2007-07-22, Tyr's Own attacked Barnabas the Pale, winning only one round before pulling out after round three. Barnabas won the blockade in the fourth round.

Winter XI - 2007-12-02, Killer Watermelons defeated Barnabas the Pale in a four round sinking blockade.

Winter XII - 2008-03-02, Spirit of the Game defeated Killer Watermelons in a three round non-sinking blockade.

Winter XIII - 2008-03-30, Tyr's Own defeated Spirit of the Game in a three round sinking blockade. Spirit of the Game pulled out after round two.

Winter XIV - 2010-06-06, Tyr's own scuttled and did not defend the island against Brigand King Barnabas the Pale. The blockade ended in three uncontested rounds.

Winter XV - 2010-08-07, Burning Vengance defeated Barnabas the Pale in a four round sinking blockade to take control of the island.

Winter XVI - 2010-08-14, Burning Vengance lost the island to Capsized in a three round non-sinking blockade.

Winter XVII - 2011-12-17, Bipolar defeated Capsized in a three round non-sinking blockade to take control of the island.

Governors of Winter Solstice