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'''Brigand Kings''' are special brigands found occasionally when players attack red- or orange-ringed ships.  Brigand kings cannot be distinguished from normal brigands before entering [[sea battle]]. Rather, the brigand king makes an announcement at the start of the sea battle and the brigand ship will display the <Brigand King> flag on the [[battle navigation]] screen. During the melee the normal [[swordfight]] puzzle [[Background#Brigand_Kings|background]] is replaced with a special "Brigand King!" background. Once the battle ends the brigand king's ship disappears immediately. Barbarian Kings behave exactly like Brigand Kings, except they display <Barbarian King> during sea battle, [[rumble]] during the melee, and use a "Barbarian King!" ''background''<sup>1</sup>.
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'''Brigand Kings''' (abbreviated '''BK''') are special [[brigand]]s encountered during a corresponding [[expedition]]. The Brigand King makes an announcement at the start of the [[sea battle]] and the brigand ship will display the Brigand King's flag on the battle navigation screen. During the melee the normal [[swordfight]] puzzle [[Background#Brigand_Kings|background]] is replaced with a special "Brigand King!" background. Once the battle ends the Brigand King's ship disappears immediately. Barbarian Kings behave exactly like Brigand Kings, except they display <Barbarian King> during sea battle, [[rumble]] during the melee, and use a "Barbarian King!" ''background''.
  
 
[[Image:Brigand King Bnav.PNG|right|160px|thumb|A ship engaged with a Brigand King ship.]]
 
[[Image:Brigand King Bnav.PNG|right|160px|thumb|A ship engaged with a Brigand King ship.]]
  
Defeating a brigand king provides a special [[trinket]] particular to that king.  These trinkets can be held in [[portrait]]s.  The trinkets are inscribed with the message, "Ransomed by <Brigand King> to <Pirate> on <date>."  Every ''experienced player''<sup>2</sup> aboard will receive the same type of trinket, but they may be different colors.
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Defeating a Brigand King provides a special [[trinket]] particular to that king.  These trinkets can be held in [[portrait]]s.  The trinkets are inscribed with the message, "Ransomed by <Brigand King> to <Pirate> on <date>."  Every ''experienced player''<sup>1</sup> aboard will receive the same type of trinket, but they may be different colors.  Trinkets may be exchanged for [[egg#Brigand King Eggs|eggs]] at a [[trading post]].
  
[[Old salt]]s in the [[inn]] will provide information on the kings for their standard ten [[PoE]] fee.  This information appears to be a random statement pertaining to a specific King gathering/plundering a certain type of [[fruit]]. How exactly these statements pertain to the Brigand Kings is uncertain. There is speculation that the fruit increases the chance of that Brigand King appearing, but people have also encountered Brigand Kings without having any fruit on board, so it doesn't seem to be a requirement to get them.
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<sup>1</sup> ''On [[subscription]] oceans, the player must be subscribed.''
  
<sup>1</sup> ''There have been cases of Admiral Finius and Gretchen Goldfang being a Barbarian King yet the background to the rumble puzzle appears as a non-Barbarian King rumble background.''<br>
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Note: While there have been posts in the forum done under the guise of the Brigand Kings, these are unofficial postings made by players that are not Ocean Masters or any other Grey Havens staff and are not approved.
<sup>2</sup> ''On [[doubloon]] [[ocean]]s, the player must be holding at least a Pirate badge.  On [[subscription]] oceans, the player must be subscribed.''
 
  
= List of Kings =
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==List of Brigand/Barbarian Kings==
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''' Brigand Kings '''
  
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[[Image:Flotilla icon Azarbad the Great.png]] [[Azarbad the Great]]
  
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[[Image:Flotilla icon Barnabas the Pale.png]] [[Barnabas the Pale]]
!colspan=3 align=center style="background:#eeeeee"|Brigand/Barbarian Kings
 
  
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''' Barbarian Kings '''
|width="150px" align=center|[[Image:Admiral_Finius.png|Admiral Finius]]<br>Finius' swabbies wear [[Wikipedia:Tam o'shanter (hat)|tam o'shanters]].
 
|Engagement chants:<br>
 
*<small>Sacre bleu! You're in the presence of royalty! Admiral Finius approaches!</small><br>
 
*<small>Admiral Finius says, "What have we here? Another minnow who has taken the bait? Hurry and hook these insufferable fools!"</small><br>
 
Grappling chant:<br>
 
*<small>Admiral Finius says, "Raise your blades, men! It is time to skewer these shrimps!"</small><br>
 
Death chant:<br>
 
*<small>Admiral Finius says, "Your beloved admiral is down men! Fight on! Fight on! We shall drink the sweet wine from glory's cup yet!"</small><br>
 
Defeat chants:<br>
 
*<small>Admiral Finius says, "If I am to lose to the likes of pirates, then let me die as well! For death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily..."</small><br>
 
*<small>Admiral Finius says, "Very well, I shall give each of yer dedicated hands one <nowiki><''Insert trinket name''></nowiki> in ransom for my release."</small>
 
Victory chant:<br>
 
*<small>Admiral Finius says, "Victory is mine! It was futile from the beginning, no mere pirate could take on the greatest naval genius ever to grace the emerald infinity!"</small>
 
|[[Image:Admiral_Finius_Swabbies.png|Admiral Finius]]
 
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|width="150px" align=center|[[Image:Barnabas the Pale.PNG|Barnabas the Pale]]<br>Barnabas's swabbies are blue [[skellie]]s with glowing blue eyes.
 
|Engagement chants:<br>
 
*<small>The echoing cries of long dead pirates fill the air... Barnabas the Pale and his ghostly crew have come for you!</small><br>
 
*<small>Barnabas the Pale says, "Hear me now, mortal humans! Your ship crossed over to the Abyss, and with it comes death!"</small><br>
 
Disengagement chant:<br>
 
*<small>Barnabas the Pale says, "You cannot escape death mortals!  I will hunt you down, beyond the seas and into your fevered dreams. I will find you."</small><br>
 
Grappling chant:<br>
 
*<small>Barnabas the Pale says, "Rise from your watery graves ye fallen ones- cutthroats, murderers and traitors! Raise up your cold steel and join me in battle!"</small><br>
 
Death chant:<br>
 
*<small>Barnabas the Pale says, "Your master commands you to fight to the very end! Death is nothing to those that live it everyday!"</small><br>
 
Defeat chants:<br>
 
*<small>Barnabas the Pale says, "From the Abyss I was born and there I shall return. Perhaps now I shall finally have my peace and see her lovely face again..."</small><br>
 
*<small>Barnabas the Pale says, "Very well, I shall give each of yer dedicated hands one <nowiki><''Insert trinket name''></nowiki> in ransom for my release."</small><br>
 
Victory chant:<br>
 
*<small>Barnabas the Pale says, "Board their ship and loot it all! If any one tries to stop you, strike them down and throw them overboard. We can always use more crewmen..."</small>
 
  
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[[Image:Flotilla icon Vargas the Mad.png]] [[Vargas the Mad]]
|width="150px" align=center|[[Image:Gretchen_Goldfang.png|Gretchen Goldfang]]<br>Gretchen's male swabbies wear turbans. The female swabbies wear scarves. All have gold rings on their hats.
 
|Engagement chants:<br>
 
*<small>Hide your treasure! The ruthless pirate, Gretchen the Goldfang is headed your way!</small><br>
 
*<small>Gretchen Goldfang says, "I thought I smelled treasure in the air... To your stations! I can almost taste their precious gold already!"</small><br>
 
Grappling chant:<br>
 
*<small>Gretchen Goldfang says, "Show no mercy and their riches are ours!"</small><br>
 
Death chant:<br>
 
*<small>Gretchen Goldfang says, "The filthy rats have overwhelmed me! Exterminate these vermin!"</small><br>
 
Defeat chants:<br>
 
*<small>Gretchen Goldfang says, "No! To your knees men! Search every plank about the deck, I think I've lost a tooth in the fray!"</small><br>
 
*<small>Gretchen Goldfang says, "Very well, I shall give each of yer dedicated hands one <nowiki><''Insert trinket name''></nowiki> in ransom for my release."</small>
 
Victory chant:<br>
 
*<small>Gretchen Goldfang says, "See this golden smile, feeble pirate? You just helped make it bigger! Ha ha ha!"</small>
 
|[[Image:Gretchen_Goldfang_Swabbies.png|Gretchen Goldfang]]
 
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|width="150px" align=center|[[Image:Vargas_the_Mad.png|Vargas the Mad]]<br>All of Vargas's swabbies are bald, including the females.
 
|Engagement chants:<br>
 
*<small>Brace yourself! Vargas the Mad and his barbaric horde are looking for a rumble!</small><br>
 
*<small>Vargas the Mad says, "Hehehe! Looking for a bit of a fight are we? Wonderful! We all just ran out of things to smash!"</small><br>
 
Grappling chant:<br>
 
*<small>Vargas the Mad says, "Time break a few necks lads! Hehehe!"</small><br>
 
Death chant:<br>
 
*<small>Vargas the Mad says, "Things are getting a bit dark around here mates... seems the dream world is calling. Crack a few skulls for me!"</small><br>
 
Defeat chants:<br>
 
*<small>Vargas the Mad says, "No! No! No! We cannot lose! If we do they will come for us! They will comes for us all!"</small><br>
 
*<small>Vargas the Mad says, "Very well, I shall give each of yer dedicated hands one <nowiki><''Insert trinket name''></nowiki> in ransom for my release."</small><br>
 
Victory chant:<br>
 
*<small>Vargas the Mad says, "Hehehe, another mighty good brawl we had! The icing on the trout is that we take all your shiny coins and the like!"</small>
 
|[[Image:Vargus_the_Mad_Swabbies.png|Vargus the Mad]]
 
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|width="150px" align=center|[[Image:Widow_Queen.png|The Widow Queen]]<br>The Widow Queen's swabbies are all female and wear a grey bandana with a red hourglass on it.
 
|Engagement chants:<br>
 
*<small>Watch your back! The devilishly beautiful Widow Queen and her deadly crew of lady pirates have spotted you!</small><br>
 
*<small>The Widow Queen says, "What have we here, a nice morsel trapped in my web? Fear not, it will all be over soon."</small><br>
 
Disengagement chant:<br>
 
*<small>The Widow Queen says, "This is going nowhere fast. Should you stumble into my web again I should hope you have more of a fight in you."</small><br>
 
Grappling chant:<br>
 
*<small>The Widow Queen says, "Easy now, this won't hurt a bit... it will hurt a lot. Draw your blades ladies, it's time."</small><br>
 
Death chant:<br>
 
*<small>The Widow Queen says, "Fight for your Queen, ladies, fight on! Destroy the swine that dare challenge a sea goddess!"</small><br>
 
Defeat chants:<br>
 
*<small>The Widow Queen says, "Curse you, curse you all! Ladies, retreat back to the shadows, this day is not ours..."</small><br>
 
*<small>The Widow Queen says, "Very well, I shall give each of yer dedicated hands one <nowiki><''Insert trinket name''></nowiki> in ransom for my release."</small><br>
 
Victory chant:<br>
 
*<small>The Widow Queen says, "What your hold needs is a woman's touch. You'll get that at least, as we can't go about taking every bit of treasure you have without actually touching it."</small>
 
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= Trinket Rewards =
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''' Both Barbarian and Brigand Kings '''
{|class="toccolours" cellpadding="3" style="margin: 0 0 1em 1em; float:left; clear:both;"
 
!style="background:#ddd;" colspan="5"|Admiral Finius
 
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|[[Image:Trinket baby portrait of adm finius.png|Baby Portrait of Adm. Finius|center]]
 
|[[Image:Trinket fish eye lens.png|Fish Eye Lens Monocle|center]]
 
|[[Image:Trinket porcelain cup.png|Porcelain Cup|center]]
 
|[[Image:Trinket prestigious naval medal.png|Prestigious Naval Medal|center]]
 
|[[Image:Trinket royal tin.png|Royal Tin|center]]
 
|-align=center
 
|<small>[[Baby Portrait of Adm. Finius]]
 
|<small>[[Fish Eye Lens Monocle]]
 
|<small>[[Porcelain Cup]]
 
|<small>[[Prestigious Naval Medal]]
 
|<small>[[Royal Anchovy Tin]]
 
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!style="background:#ddd;" colspan="5"|Barnabas the Pale
 
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|[[Image:Trinket cursed idol.png|Cursed Idol|center]]
 
|[[Image:Trinket ectoplasm.png|Ectoplasm|center]]
 
|[[Image:Trinket music box of lamentations.png|Music Box of Lamentatons|center]]
 
|[[Image:Trinket will o wisp.png|Will o' Wisp|center]]
 
|-align=center
 
|<small>[[Cursed Idol]]
 
|<small>[[Ectoplasm]]
 
|<small>Music Box of Lamentations
 
|<small>[[Will o' Wisp]]
 
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!style="background:#ddd;" colspan="5"|Gretchen Goldfang
 
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|[[Image:Trinket ivory toothpick.png|Ivory Toothpick|center]]
 
|[[Image:Trinket lucky rabbits foot.png|Lucky Rabbit's Foot|center]]
 
|[[Image:Trinket salt shaker.png|Salt Shaker|center]]
 
|[[Image:Trinket wooden amulet.png|Wooden Amulet|center]]
 
|-align=center
 
|<small>[[Ivory Toothpick]]
 
|<small>Lucky Rabbit's Foot
 
|<small>Salt Shaker
 
|<small>[[Wooden Amulet]]
 
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!style="background:#ddd;" colspan="5"|Vargas the Mad
 
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|[[Image:Trinket jigsaw puzzle piece.png|Jigsaw Puzzle Piece|center]]
 
|[[Image:Trinket reading pipe.png|Reading Pipe|center]]
 
|[[Image:Trinket scientific tome.png|Scientific Tome|center]]
 
|[[Image:Trinket sirens comb.png|Siren's Comb|center]]
 
|-align=center
 
|<small>Jigsaw Puzzle Piece
 
|<small>Reading Pipe
 
|<small>Scientific Tome
 
|<small>Siren's Comb
 
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!style="background:#ddd;" colspan="5"|The Widow Queen
 
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|[[Image:Trinket arsenic ring.png|Arsenic Ring|center]]
 
|[[Image:Trinket jeweled brooch.png|Jeweled Brooch|center]]
 
|[[Image:Trinket rose goddess perfume.png|Rose Goddess Perfume|center]]
 
|[[Image:Trinket silk handkerchief.png|Silk Handkerchief|center]]
 
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|-align=center
 
|<small>[[Arsenic Ring]]
 
|<small>[[Jeweled Brooch]]
 
|<small>[[Rose Goddess Perfume]]
 
|<small>[[Silk Handkerchief]]
 
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= See Also =
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[[Image:Flotilla icon Admiral Finius.png]] [[Admiral Finius]]
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[[Image:Flotilla icon Brynhild Skullsplitter.png]] [[Brynhild Skullsplitter]]
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[[Image:Flotilla icon Gretchen Goldfang.png]] [[Gretchen Goldfang]]
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[[Image:Flotilla icon Madam Yu Jian.png]] [[Madam Yu Jian]]
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[[Image:Flotilla icon The Widow Queen.png]] [[The Widow Queen]]
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==Brigand King's flotilla==
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[[Flotilla]]s will be constant nodes of Brigand King focus. BK flotillas appear at random locations around the ocean; however, a Brigand King ruling an island will not have a flotilla. New flotillas have been observed to appear on Thursdays around noon game time. A flotilla in a region means the likely target of the Brigand King is nearby, however BKs have been known to drop on islands in other nearby archipelagos if there are no targets near their flotilla.
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Any number of players on any number of ships may attack the forces of the BK in a continuous flotilla battle board. Ships may come and go, like a blockade. Sinking a Brigand King's supply ships puts treasure on the board for [[Treasure Haul|hauling]]. Sinking a sufficient quantity of the "green" supply ships forces the BK to relocate his/her flotilla elsewhere, removing the threat from the local islands.
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==Brigand King blockades==
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Should a flotilla not be defeated in time, the Brigand King will declare a [[blockade]] on a nearby island. These BK drops occur around noon game time on Thursdays and the subsequent blockade occurs the second weekend following the drop, giving the defending island a minimum to prepare. The flotilla will also remain on the ocean following a blockade declaration, and if left alone long enough can drop on a second target.
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[[File:Blockade-Initiate-Brigand_King.png|thumbnail|200px|left|The message a player will see if trying to declare a blockade after a BK has done so]]
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Blockades declared by the Brigand Kings are always sinking. Similarly to flotillas, during a BK Blockade, players will receive a bounty in pieces of eight for sinking the Brigand King's vessels, and will also have the opportunity to haul the sunk vessels, salvaging any remaining treasure from them. Players will also receive bounties for controlling [[buoy]]s around the board.
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While under the attack of a Brigand King, players are not allowed to declare their own intentions to blockade the island.
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===Brigand King's ship===
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[[Image:Scuttle.PNG|right|thumb|Royals see this message when a BK is defeated]]
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Encountering a Brigand King ship on the open ocean will happen much as it does now. However, a player who is a royal of the flag that owns the ship can also decide to [[scuttle]] the Brigand King's ship on victory. Regardless of whether or not the ship is scuttled, a victorious crew will always win prizes and booty. If the scuttling flag controls an island, the BK will declare a blockade as retaliation.  Unlike a flotilla drop, the brigand king will attack the next available weekend.
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This does not directly affect the Brigand King's flotilla in any way. It indirectly affects his flotilla in two ways:
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*The flotilla signifies a threat to nearby islands, but if the BK is attacking a provoking flag, he is not attacking islands.
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*If a BK claims an island, his flotilla goes to port there.{{fn|1=http://forums.puzzlepirates.com/community/mvnforum/viewthread?p=1080205#1080205}}
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===What happens when a Brigand King takes an island===
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*The shop news is reset to a BK-specific rant in every palace room, bazaar, and government building. (The shop news at the island market cannot be reset except by OM intervention) Island news on the events tab is also changed.
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*Taxes are set to 100%
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*All PoE in the coffers of Palaces and Forts are set to 10,000 once a day with a building record that says "(the BK) accessed the coffers w/o creating a log entry (magic!)".  This can lead to BK owned palaces and forts buying many cheap commodities over time.  Any commodities in the hold when the island was taken by the BK remain.
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*All PoE in island attractions and bank coffers remain untouched.  Island attractions will eventually dust when there is no longer enough PoE to pay rent.
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*Managers at the palace and gov't buildings are fired
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*New buy offers are enabled for all commodity types, regardless of what settings the governor had in place. BKs set the buy price to tax*10*0.90 and the sell price to tax*10*1.10.  For palaces and forts, normally a commodity can not be configured until such a commodity is placed in the hold at least once.  That is, if a palace has never had purple cloth put into the hold, it will not not be able to buy or sell purple cloth.  Bks, however, will allow buying/selling of all commodities, if ones like [[navy dye]] that existed only as a joke.
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*Construction sites are wiped out, no matter what stage of progress they were in.
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*{{Dark seas icon}} As of {{release|2018-05-01}}, BKs will close all shops (including the [[estate agent]]) and island attractions, starting the 30 day countdown.
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==Amassed power==
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[[Image:BKattacks&Defends.png|right|200px|thumb|Attacking and Defending BK (Opal ocean)]]
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"Power" is a rough measurement of how large the forces a Brigand King has gathered to blockade the island of their choice is. Amassed Power can be viewed by looking, on the blockades section of the [[notice board]], at the number of ships [[Image:Bkpower.png|15px]] that appear after the name of the Brigand King's flag, but before the symbol showing that they are attacking. The Power will also be shown when a BK is defending an island. While originally believed to be related to the number of ships sunk in the associated BK's flotilla prior to a drop, this is not the case. The economy of an island appears to have more effect on the strength of the BK attack.
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It is said that power goes down after a period of time when holding an island, however the power can go either up or down while a king is holding an island.
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==Specially-named ships==
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Brigand King ships have been observed to use a different naming convention than [[brigand]] vessels. A [[List of known Brigand King ship name adjectives]] is available.
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== Trophies ==
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The following [[trophy|trophies]] are related to Brigand Kings:
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<gallery caption="Brigand King Trophies" widths="60px" heights="60px" perrow="7">
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Image:Trophy-Bronze Finius Pennant.png|Bronze Finius Pennant
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Image:Trophy-Silver Finius Pennant.png|Silver Finius Pennant
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Image:Trophy-Gold Finius Pennant.png|Gold Finius Pennant
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Image:Trophy-Bronze Eye of Flame.png|Bronze Eye of Flame
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Image:Trophy-Silver Eye of Flame.png|Silver Eye of Flame
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Image:Trophy-Gold Eye of Flame.png|Gold Eye of Flame
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Image:Trophy-Bronze Death's Head.png|Bronze Death's Head
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Image:Trophy-Silver Death's Head.png|Silver Death's Head
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Image:Trophy-Gold Death's Head.png|Gold Death's Head
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Image:Trophy-Bronze Valkyrie Helm.png|Bronze Valkyrie Helm
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Image:Trophy-Silver Valkyrie Helm.png|Silver Valkyrie Helm
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Image:Trophy-Gold Valkyrie Helm.png|Gold Valkyrie Helm
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Image:Trophy-Bronze Jaws.png|Bronze Jaws
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Image:Trophy-Silver Jaws.png|Silver Jaws
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Image:Trophy-Gold Jaws.png|Gold Jaws
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Image:Trophy-Bronze Sigil.png|Bronze Sigil
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Image:Trophy-Silver Sigil.png|Silver Sigil
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Image:Trophy-Gold Sigil.png|Gold Sigil
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Image:Trophy-Bronze Seal of Madness.png|Bronze Seal of Madness
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Image:Trophy-Silver Seal of Madness.png|Silver Seal of Madness
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Image:Trophy-Gold Seal of Madness.png|Gold Seal of Madness
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Image:Trophy-Bronze Hourglass.png|Bronze Hourglass
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Image:Trophy-Silver Hourglass.png|Silver Hourglass
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Image:Trophy-Gold Hourglass.png|Gold Hourglass
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</gallery>
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}}
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==See also==
 
* [[List of known Brigand King swabbie adjectives]]
 
* [[List of known Brigand King swabbie adjectives]]
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* [[List of known Brigand King ship name adjectives]]
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* [[Brigand King compass]]
  
= Historical Notes =
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== Historical notes ==
  
The artwork for Vargas the Mad was missing until {{release|2006-07-19}}.  Players who encountered him at sea would see an error message instead of his face.
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* Madam Yu Jian was first introduced to the oceans with {{release|2011-04-26}}.
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* With {{release|2010-05-18}}, [[Old salt]]s no longer gave information about Brigand King encounters at sea.
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* The artwork for Vargas the Mad was missing until {{release|2006-07-19}}.  Players who encountered him at sea would see an error message instead of his face.
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* Azarbad the Great didn't appear on the oceans until the {{release|2007-05-24}}.
  
 
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Brigand Kings (abbreviated BK) are special brigands encountered during a corresponding expedition. The Brigand King makes an announcement at the start of the sea battle and the brigand ship will display the Brigand King's flag on the battle navigation screen. During the melee the normal swordfight puzzle background is replaced with a special "Brigand King!" background. Once the battle ends the Brigand King's ship disappears immediately. Barbarian Kings behave exactly like Brigand Kings, except they display <Barbarian King> during sea battle, rumble during the melee, and use a "Barbarian King!" background.

A ship engaged with a Brigand King ship.

Defeating a Brigand King provides a special trinket particular to that king. These trinkets can be held in portraits. The trinkets are inscribed with the message, "Ransomed by <Brigand King> to <Pirate> on <date>." Every experienced player1 aboard will receive the same type of trinket, but they may be different colors. Trinkets may be exchanged for eggs at a trading post.

1 On subscription oceans, the player must be subscribed.

Note: While there have been posts in the forum done under the guise of the Brigand Kings, these are unofficial postings made by players that are not Ocean Masters or any other Grey Havens staff and are not approved.

List of Brigand/Barbarian Kings

Brigand Kings

Flotilla icon Azarbad the Great.png Azarbad the Great

Flotilla icon Barnabas the Pale.png Barnabas the Pale

Barbarian Kings

Flotilla icon Vargas the Mad.png Vargas the Mad

Both Barbarian and Brigand Kings

Flotilla icon Admiral Finius.png Admiral Finius

Flotilla icon Brynhild Skullsplitter.png Brynhild Skullsplitter

Flotilla icon Gretchen Goldfang.png Gretchen Goldfang

Flotilla icon Madam Yu Jian.png Madam Yu Jian

Flotilla icon The Widow Queen.png The Widow Queen

Brigand King's flotilla

Flotillas will be constant nodes of Brigand King focus. BK flotillas appear at random locations around the ocean; however, a Brigand King ruling an island will not have a flotilla. New flotillas have been observed to appear on Thursdays around noon game time. A flotilla in a region means the likely target of the Brigand King is nearby, however BKs have been known to drop on islands in other nearby archipelagos if there are no targets near their flotilla.

Any number of players on any number of ships may attack the forces of the BK in a continuous flotilla battle board. Ships may come and go, like a blockade. Sinking a Brigand King's supply ships puts treasure on the board for hauling. Sinking a sufficient quantity of the "green" supply ships forces the BK to relocate his/her flotilla elsewhere, removing the threat from the local islands.

Brigand King blockades

Should a flotilla not be defeated in time, the Brigand King will declare a blockade on a nearby island. These BK drops occur around noon game time on Thursdays and the subsequent blockade occurs the second weekend following the drop, giving the defending island a minimum to prepare. The flotilla will also remain on the ocean following a blockade declaration, and if left alone long enough can drop on a second target.

The message a player will see if trying to declare a blockade after a BK has done so

Blockades declared by the Brigand Kings are always sinking. Similarly to flotillas, during a BK Blockade, players will receive a bounty in pieces of eight for sinking the Brigand King's vessels, and will also have the opportunity to haul the sunk vessels, salvaging any remaining treasure from them. Players will also receive bounties for controlling buoys around the board.

While under the attack of a Brigand King, players are not allowed to declare their own intentions to blockade the island.

Brigand King's ship

Royals see this message when a BK is defeated

Encountering a Brigand King ship on the open ocean will happen much as it does now. However, a player who is a royal of the flag that owns the ship can also decide to scuttle the Brigand King's ship on victory. Regardless of whether or not the ship is scuttled, a victorious crew will always win prizes and booty. If the scuttling flag controls an island, the BK will declare a blockade as retaliation. Unlike a flotilla drop, the brigand king will attack the next available weekend.

This does not directly affect the Brigand King's flotilla in any way. It indirectly affects his flotilla in two ways:

  • The flotilla signifies a threat to nearby islands, but if the BK is attacking a provoking flag, he is not attacking islands.
  • If a BK claims an island, his flotilla goes to port there.[1]

What happens when a Brigand King takes an island

  • The shop news is reset to a BK-specific rant in every palace room, bazaar, and government building. (The shop news at the island market cannot be reset except by OM intervention) Island news on the events tab is also changed.
  • Taxes are set to 100%
  • All PoE in the coffers of Palaces and Forts are set to 10,000 once a day with a building record that says "(the BK) accessed the coffers w/o creating a log entry (magic!)". This can lead to BK owned palaces and forts buying many cheap commodities over time. Any commodities in the hold when the island was taken by the BK remain.
  • All PoE in island attractions and bank coffers remain untouched. Island attractions will eventually dust when there is no longer enough PoE to pay rent.
  • Managers at the palace and gov't buildings are fired
  • New buy offers are enabled for all commodity types, regardless of what settings the governor had in place. BKs set the buy price to tax*10*0.90 and the sell price to tax*10*1.10. For palaces and forts, normally a commodity can not be configured until such a commodity is placed in the hold at least once. That is, if a palace has never had purple cloth put into the hold, it will not not be able to buy or sell purple cloth. Bks, however, will allow buying/selling of all commodities, if ones like navy dye that existed only as a joke.
  • Construction sites are wiped out, no matter what stage of progress they were in.

Amassed power

Attacking and Defending BK (Opal ocean)

"Power" is a rough measurement of how large the forces a Brigand King has gathered to blockade the island of their choice is. Amassed Power can be viewed by looking, on the blockades section of the notice board, at the number of ships Bkpower.png that appear after the name of the Brigand King's flag, but before the symbol showing that they are attacking. The Power will also be shown when a BK is defending an island. While originally believed to be related to the number of ships sunk in the associated BK's flotilla prior to a drop, this is not the case. The economy of an island appears to have more effect on the strength of the BK attack.

It is said that power goes down after a period of time when holding an island, however the power can go either up or down while a king is holding an island.

Specially-named ships

Brigand King ships have been observed to use a different naming convention than brigand vessels. A List of known Brigand King ship name adjectives is available.


Trophies

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The following trophies are related to Brigand Kings:



See also

Historical notes


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Icon Brigand King Crew Flag Trinkets and Eggs
Flotilla icon Admiral Finius.png Admiral Finius Cadre of His Ultimate Magnificence Fleet of his Imperial Scaled Highness
Flotilla icon Azarbad the Great.png Azarbad the Great Flame of Might The All-Consuming Flame
Flotilla icon Barnabas the Pale.png Barnabas the Pale Eldritch Abyss Chthonic Horde
Flotilla icon Brynhild Skullsplitter.png Brynhild Skullsplitter Thanes of the Frost-daughter Ice Wyrm's Brood
Flotilla icon Gretchen Goldfang.png Gretchen Goldfang Evil Eye Jinx
Flotilla icon Madam Yu Jian.png Madam Yu Jian Warriors of the Jade Sword The Jade Empire
Flotilla icon Vargas the Mad.png Vargas the Mad Circle of Madness The Enlightened
Flotilla icon The Widow Queen.png The Widow Queen Silken Sirens Black Veil