May 31, 2014

Around the Spiral's Pirate101 Raffle!

Ahoy Pirates!

One-Eyed Jack sent me some epic pets and crowns to giveaway and I thought I'd have a Raffle, something I haven't had in months! I thought this Raffle would be fun for anyone wanting to have an easy way to win a code. I will have another contest that I will announce the middle of next month, but until then... I'll be having this Raffle! :D

  • More Information: This Raffle starts TODAY and ENDS June 14th 2014 at 11:59 P.M. CST. I will announce the winners of this contest on June 15th. All prizes that you'll have a chance to win is listed below in the Rafflecopter. Make sure you follow all of the rules when you click on an option to enter the contest, Example: If you click on Follow Around The Spiral on Twitter, you should follow that account on Twitter. Thank you everyone and I'm wishing you good luck. If you have any questions, just email me at! :) Once the contest ends, I will announce the winners on this blog post and email the winners with the email they entered the Raffle with. Thanks for reading.. Now it's time to enter that contest. :D

a Rafflecopter giveaway

- Codes Expire on January 1st 2015, if you have any trouble with your code please email with your code and your Pirate101's account name. Don't include your password if you do email them! Thanks again for reading and good luck. :)

May 30, 2014

Wizard101's Pet-A-Palooza Returns!

Hello Wizards!

Today Kingsisle announced that Pet-A-Palooza is returning today through June 8th! They are celebrating by reducing crown prices for pets. You can save up to 60% off of your Wizard101 pet you plan on purchasing! I think this is a great time to get that pet you want so you don't have to spend more crowns later on. Kingsisle is also bringing in new pets such as the Fennec Fox and the Pesky Beetle pet. Are you planning on purchasing these pets or any pets on sale? If you do, don't forget to run by the Pet Pavilion to level your pet. OH, Kingsisle is also having a giveaway each day starting today through the 6th of June. They will be giving away a pet snack each day with a chance of a mega snack pack. If you would like to read more information about this Pet-A-Palooza, just click the image below!

Too Good To Be True?

Hello Wizards & Pirates,

Something happened on Twitter the past few weeks that I feel I should blog about today. I don't think it's something we should let go of just yet because we need to learn from our mistakes so something like this doesn't happen again. Last week a wizard on Twitter (not naming them), had a ton of contests.. You would think a ton would mean giving a lot of little crown codes but that wasn't what happened. This wizard ending up giving more than $5,000+ worth crowns codes and bundles away! I knew something wasn't right when I kept seeing him give away 60,000 crown codes. If someone gives away that much, something isn't right and you should contact Kingsisle. Official Fansites listed on the Pirate101 & Wizard101 Fansites might give away a lot of codes but nothing worth that amount of money. Other blogs will probably even have contests but if it seems too good to be true, then don't take that chance to enter for a code. I have a few steps you should take to keep your account safe just in case something like this happens again.

  • Gifts For Passwords: Don't give away your account information to anyone! You're supposed to keep your account safe so no one takes your account from you. If you give your account away, it will end up being banned and you'll have to create a new Wizard101 account if you want one. Don't give your password to someone that's promising crowns, bundles or anything. They are just lying so they can get your account that they won't have long. 
  • Crown Generator Codes: One thing I believe that happened on Twitter is that this person had a crowns generator or went on a site that gave away codes like this that were fake but still applied crowns to the game. Kingsisle will always find out if you have put fake crowns on your account so if you end up believing someone that's giving away thousands and thousands of dollars worth of codes and you apply the code to your account, KI will take away those crowns and probably end up suspending you (maybe worse, but I'm not a KI  employee so I don't know). If you are the person that makes the crowns, you will be banned! 
  • Strange Websites: I mentioned above that you shouldn't give away your password for codes and I've noticed that there have been sites that ask for you passwords so they can apply the codes to your account. THEY ARE FAKE! If a site asks for your wizard/pirate password, report it to Kingsisle so they know and then they can have that site taken down. Thank you all for reading and please follow these tips so you can keep your account safe!

May 25, 2014

Wizard101 Character Update: Edward Lifegem

Hello Wizards!

I apologize for not making new posts. I've been busy doing things in real life and I haven't had a chance to log onto the game to level! Will I still make it to level 100 on all of my wizards on my main account? I hope so! June should be a month where I can level a lot more than I could this month. I plan on getting pretty far the first few days of June to catch up for missed time this month. :)

Lately I've been leveling my life when I could because this is the second character I plan on getting to level 100. I already made it to level 100 on my fire wizard and that means my life wizard is next! I can't believe how much time it takes to level now but I have a good feeling I'll make it to level 100 in time with all of my wizards. :) ... The best thing about leveling on a life wizard is that you can hit with strong hits AND heal yourself if you're low on health. Life is probably the easiest school I've quested on since I don't die at all. Now that I said that I'm sure I'll die on my next quest, I'll let you know on my next update! :P Today I leveled on a few side quests that I missed and ending up leveling to level 90! :D It's nice to level every 10 levels because you get a new badge to show off. :) I plan on making another post when I make it to Khrysalis (I'm currently questing in Pitch Black Lake), so that means I'll make another blog post soon. Well, that's all I have for today! Thank you for reading and I hope to see you around the spiral. :D

May 24, 2014

A Huge Explosion!

Ahoy Pirates!

Wow... It's been awhile since I leveled on Pirate101. I wonder how many times I said something like that on this blog? :P Anyways. I'm back now and I had a chance to level on the game today! I was on the game for an hour early this morning so I could make a post today since it's been awhile since I made an EC post. I'm happy I'm back because I really miss leveling on Pirate101. I did a lot on the game today but before I talk about that, lets talk about Edward Cringle's last quest. :)

Okay... It has been a long time since I made a post involving Edward Cringle. My last post was published on April 25th, nearly a month ago! A lot of craziness happened this month and things like that usually don't happen. One bad thing is now better and one busy thing I've been doing is almost taken care of. :D That means I can blog again and hopefully make a lot more Edward Cringle posts this Summer! Oh! Speaking of my last post... On my last blog post I had to kidnap Port Regal governor's daughter to start a war with Marleybone. I had to start the war with Marleybone so I can free Mustang Sally from Fort Elena Prison. After kidnapping the governor's daughter I talk to Catbeard and he told me that I needed to start another war with the Armada by destroying 10 of their ships! I stop questing there last month and I knew this quest would be a little hard because I remember questing on this on my witchdoctor and it wasn't fun. Today I decided to continue and sink the 10 ships. This quest wasn't as bad as I thought it would be since I had potions just in case the Armada ships made my ship's health go low enough for me to join in deckside battle. I had to join deckside battle a few times because I ran out of potions but it wasn't that bad since I got their ship low enough on health (if you attack the ship enough you'll be able to make the enemies health lower than it usually is).

After I defeat the ships I sailed back to Catspaw to talk to Catbeard and he told me that the next thing I needed to do is go to a building, Dreadnaught, and attack clockworks and then blow up their machines in Dreadnaught's core. Catbeard said that the armada will blame Marleybone for the attack if they don't catch me. I leveled through Dreadnaught's Dungeon today and had to defeat a ton of Armada Clockworks and didn't have any trouble at all! I think this was the easiest quest I've done in awhile. After I destroyed the machines in Dreadnaught's core I had to defeat more clockworks (at least 3 fights in this dungeon) and then sail back to Catspaw to talk to Catbeard to tell him the good news. That's where I'm going to stop for today since I'm hungry because I read the Bacon and Eggs post... LOL. I hope you all have a great weekend and thank you so much for reading this post. :D I'll see you around the spiral AND here's a peek of my next post.. :D

May 23, 2014

World Turtle Day!

Ahoy Pirates!

Today is World Turtle Day and Kingsisle is celebrating the day by adding a new turtle mounts in the crowns shop! You can buy the permanent mount for 7,500 crowns or you can buy the 7 day turtle mount for 2,000 crowns . Thank you Kingsisle for the great mounts! If you want to read some interesting facts about turtles on Kingsisle's Blog, click HERE. If you want to buy crowns so you can purchase these two awesome mounts, click the image attached to this blog post. :) I hope you have an awesome day and enjoy your new turtle mounts!

May 17, 2014


Ahoy Pirates,

I apologize for not making as many posts as I usually do the past week or so. I've been on Wizard101 a lot lately and I've also been very busy on the days I planned on making new blog posts. I promise I didn't quit the game (after all it's my favorite game) and I will blog a lot more soon! At the moment I'm trying to get real life things out of the way and then I'll start making a lot more posts such as questing posts on my swashbuckler. Yesterday I had a chance to log onto the game a little bit and train my companions with all of the new training tomes Kingsisle gave us!

Most of my companions are now level 65 and I only have a few left to level which shouldn't take too long! I think I'm doing great on leveling my companions. Kingsisle gave my witchdoctor 34 companion tomes, I should have had 35 but I didn't get a side quest companion. Thank you for the training tomes, KI! :) I also logged on the game to get my new companions for my witchdoctor and swashbuckler. I already know they will be useful because I remember testing them out on the test realm not long ago. :D I can't wait to quest on my swashbuckler because of my companion and the new visuals the game has each time we get ready to attack. Who's excited about that? Oh wait... Mark and Recall! That'll be so helpful when I'm questing which will make questing faster than it was before. :D Well that's all I have for today. I hope all of you had a nice week and have an awesome weekend. :) Thank you for reading. I'll see you around the spiral!

May 14, 2014

Edward Firegem Made It To Level 100!

Hello Wizards!

I have great news! My fire wizard, Edward Firegem, finally made it to level 100. :D I can't believe how much I've leveled. I plan on leveling like I did yesterday for my life wizard and level him as fast as I can so he makes it to level 100 soon too. My fire wizard is one wizard that I knew would make it to Exalted first. I haven't finished Khrysalis Part 2 but I have leveled far enough to almost finishing the world up. I was only planning on making this post to tell you that I've leveled to 100 but decided I'll also make this post to let you know I also got my level 98 pet. :D

I've leveled about 3 times on my fire wizard so far this week (3 million experience+)! The past few days have been crazy but I'm happy I can finally say that 1 of my wizards made it to level 100 and finally have their level 98 pet! I love my efreet pet and hate snakes but I still think this pet will be my main pet for my fire wizard just because he's not as bad as I thought he would be. I only thought he was bad because he's a flying snake.. LOL. Anyways, I can't wait to show off that pet. My ice wizard is busy gardening so I can get those mega snacks to level him up, hatch and level him again so I can use him as my main pet. I'm sure this is old news for a lot but this is the first time I've made it to level cap since a recent world release since 2011. :D I also have been focusing a lot on gardening and pets which is also awesome. :D Anyways, that's my update for now. ONE WIZARD DOWN, FIVE TO GO! Thanks for reading and I hope to see you around the spiral. :D OH. My Sun Serpent's name is Princess Cocoa. 

May 12, 2014

Edward Lifegem Gets His Level 88 Spell!

Hello Wizards!

I can't believe how much I've leveled this week on my life and fire wizards! Today I'm going to talk about my life wizard since he made it to something I've tried to get for a very long time. I've been wanting to get my new level 88 life spell for awhile now and I'm happy to announce that I finally did the other day. I've been trying to level as much as possible because I know July 4th is not long from now and I'll have to change my background just for the 4th of July. :) I think the 4th Of July is the only reason I love Summer... :P

I really can't believe how much I've leveled this week. It might not seem like I'm leveling that fast but I don't have crowns and I certainly don't have two different accounts to level two or three my wizards at one time. I know that I can level my wizards fast because I have in the past. I don't think it'll be too much of challenge mostly because most of my characters are already close to Khrysalis. :) I know my balance and myth might be a little trouble but I have a good feeling I'll be able to level them too.. Oh wait! This post is supposed to be about my life wizard right?? Uh.. yeah.. Lifegem! 

I've been leveling him through Cloudburst Forest, Alto Alto in Azteca and I think he's doing great so far. I've leveled a level each day. He was level 87 a few days ago and I leveled him to level 88 and he was able to get his new level 88 spell that I'm not even going to try to spell on this post. :) He's currently level 88, about a bar or less from leveling to level 89! I don't think I'm doing too bad considering I've been busy this past weekend. I can't wait to level him again. I think I might do another update at level 90 just because that's 10 levels away! My life wizard is only 11 levels and one bar away from level 100. :D Wish me luck! :) Oh.. the boss for my life spell was hard to defeat because he was myth but I made it through thanks to Gnomes. :D Here's a picture of my life wizard casting his level 88 spell on a golem for the first time.. :) Spinysaur?!

Pirate101's Updates Are Now Live!

Ahoy Pirates! Today Kingsisle released the updates for the Pirate101 Spring Update to the live realm! This means that we can see a lot of new features in the game such as new advanced pets, advanced companions, mark and recall and so many other awesome features! I'm happy this update was finally released because this means that we'll have a lot of new things to test out. :D If you like marking places that you port from so you can port back without having to travel back there by ship, mark and recall is a great feature. With mark and recall you mark your spot you want to port to and then you can travel somewhere and then port back to that spot without having to take time to get there. This feature is as awesome as the mounts. The advanced pets and companions are awesome too! All schools also get new companions, make sure to visit your school if you're above level 4 to recruit your new companion. :D Okay I'm going to stop typing now so you can log onto the game and have fun with the new awesome updates KI released. Thanks KI for all of your hard work! :) If you would like to read through all of the updates KI released just click on the image that's been attached to this post. Thanks for reading and  I'll see you around the spiral!

May 10, 2014

Happy 4th Birthday!

Hi there, today is Around the Spiral with Edward Lifegem's 4th Birthday! This means I've been making blog posts for four years. I remember creating my blog on May 10th, 2010 with Mary Dreamshade and even though it feels like yesterday, I'm still happy I have been blogging this long. I really want to thank everyone for helping me stick around this long. I almost quit the game in 2011 but I'm glad I'm still here blogging and having fun on the game. I hope to stick around another four years (that would be epic would that be to make an 8th Birthday post). Anyways, thank you soooo much! I really don't know what else to say than that. I plan on making tons of P101 & W101 posts this year, next year and however long I'm here. :D I can't believe how much this blog has grown since 2010. I have made nearly 1,000 blog posts on this blog! I think that's impossible because I've had so much fun and it's crazy to think that I've blogged that much. How about another 1,000? 2,000? Well we'll see :). I would like to thank One-Eyed Jack for accepting my submission for Pirate101 Fansite and Kingsisle for amazing games to blog about. I would also like to thank you for reading this blog! It's amazing that I have so many readers. I don't know who's reading my blog, but whoever you are.. Thank you so much. :) I'm going to end this post now by sending you to all of my posts I've made in the past over my blog's blogiversary. Thank you again and I hope to see you around the spiral. :) Click on the images below to view my blogiversary posts from the past. :)

My First Blog Post

2011 (1st Birthday Post)

2012 (2nd Birthday Post)

2013 (3rd Birthday Post)

May 9, 2014

Wizard101 Character Update: Edward Legendgem

Hello Wizards!

Today I had a chance to level my balance wizard. I thought it would be a great idea to blog about how my balance wizard has been doing lately since I haven't in awhile. I've been questing my balance wizard through Savannah, Zafaria and other side worlds. I've leveled him six levels so far from level 60 to level 66! I think I'm doing great so far. :D I have a good feeling I will make it through Zafaria within a week or so if I keep questing as much as I can. I'm sure it'll be less time but I know how busy I've been so I'll just say a week for now. :D

I plan on leveling this wizard to level 100 before July 4th! I will be updating you all on my progress through the game on this character every once in awhile. I am hoping I make it to 100 all of my characters, especially since I've been super busy lately. I still have that feeling my wizards will make it to that level before or on that date. I think I'm doing good because I haven't leveled my characters this much since 2011! :D I can't believe how far I've made it... Oh talking about far.. Around the Spiral's 4th Birthday is TOMORROW! I've been blogging nearly four years.. If you would have ask me in 2010 when I first created this blog if I would make it to 2014, I would say NO WAY! Now I know I would make it four years and if you ask me now if I will make it to 2018, I'd say YES WAY! Thank you all for reading this blog and I hope you enjoy all of my adventures on it. I'll have another post tomorrow. I hope you all have an awesome Friday. :) I'll see you around the spiral. :D

May 8, 2014

Privateer Update: Edward Donnely

Ahoy Pirates!

It's been awhile since I made a blog post about my privateer and just a normal blog post this week. I apologize for not making any blog posts this week! Last weekend I had a family emergency and I couldn't level or blog at all. Everything is fine now! :) I planned to make a post the beginning of this week about my privateer but I was busy. I think now would be a perfect time to make this post so I don't forget. :D

Lately I've been leveling my privateer through ship sinking quests and dungeons such as the presidio! I soloed that dungeon with my privateer with no problem at all. I think the only bad thing about that dungeon is the first few fights but you can skip them. There are monkeys that are by guard towers in the presidio that you can run pass if you're fast enough. :) I was able to run pass them and I only had to fight five fights instead of eight of them. I have also earned new companions on my privateer. I think I will continue questing my privateer (he's currently level 8) when I have time and blog about him a little bit, just like I did today. :D I would also like to update you all on my swashbuckler, I promise I will start questing him again. I will also blog about the updates from the test realm once they are released to the live realm. :) Thank you all for reading and I missed you! I hope you all are staying safe and not being captured by the Armada! :D

I'm Gardening!

Hello Wizards!

Lately I've been gardening to earn not only gardening experience, but also mega snacks from a few seeds! I've been trying to garden as much as I can lately to get my mega snacks so I can level my pets that I want leveled to help me level to 100 before July 4th. There was a family emergency in my family this last weekend, but everything is fine now and I'm finally back and leveling again.. :)

I have tried gardening in the past and the house that I'm currently gardening in was full of plants! Everywhere! One week I forgot about gardening and all of my plants died because I forgot. I stop gardening for about a year after that. I recently started again so I could level my pets as much as I can while leveling. I usually put a turtle pet I have in shared bank each time I level a character and sometimes it takes forever to get that pet I need because I have different characters on my account that I level. It's actually fun gardening again and so far I'm not having any bad luck. :) Anyways, that's my update for now! I promise I'll more character updates soon. I've leveled a lot since my last post and I can't wait to share where my characters are currently. :) Thanks for reading and I hope I see you around the spiral. :D

May 4, 2014

Pirate101 Party Recap!

Ahoy Pirates,

I am up early this morning and I decided that I will blog about the Pirate101 Fansite Event that Adventures of the Spiral and Art in the Spiral host last night. I thought this event was a lot of fun and I'm happy I could make it to it! This event was a lot of fun because there were contests, friends and pvp. :D I think this party should be an annual thing because of how awesome it was. :D I was shy and didn't talk much but I still had fun. :D I have a lot of pictures from the event that I was taking for this blog post. :)

We all met in Avery's Court before the party!
Watching Pirate PvP! :D
Picture with Ian Sharp aka Ian Stormstaff! :D
Dancing with Blaze Lawson (Blaze Shadowhorn) & Ian Sharp (Bunnylord)
I don't know if I was dancing, clapping or bowing LOL
I can float! Not fly. :P
Last picture of the day.

This was a nice turn out for a first time party like this! I thought this was an awesome party and I wish I could have been there longer and had more pictures with everyone. I'm not going to be sad in this post, but I need you all to know that I might not be here to blog too much this coming week. I know it's my blog's fourth Birthday week so I will try to be here and make a post on that day. The posts this week will be random but I hope you all stick around! I apologize to anyone I worried yesterday. If you know what's happening, he's doing better tonight but they're trying to figure out why he's getting something that he has been having. That's all of the details I'm giving out for now. I want to thank the community so much! You all helped so much. There were so many prayers and I believe they have been answered. Thank you so much! You have no idea how much this means. I believe he'll be okay, but gotta figure out why this has happened. If you don't know what's happening, I'm sorry this last part doesn't make sense! Just know I'll be back. I hope you all have a nice Sunday! Thanks again for reading and if you haven't already, please check out Adventures of the Spiral and Art in the Spiral's websites. These sites are awesome, thank you for all of the hard work you do and for the party last night. Still puts a smile on my face thinking about how fun it was. :) May the 4th be with you!

May 3, 2014

Pirate101 Test Realm Pet Sparring Party Recap!

Ahoy Pirates!

Yesterday One-Eyed Jack announced on the Pirate101 Message Boards that there would be a sparring party in the test realm that night. As soon as I read about it, I knew this would be something that I would want to blog about today! I can't tell you how much I enjoy parties on games, especially Pirate101. :D I think it's awesome that One-Eyed Jack host a party like this. I remember back in the old days of Wizard101 there were parties where everyone would meet up in a certain area (just like we did on Pirate101 last night) and we could meet other pirates and have fun partying/pet sparring. Were you there last night? Did you have fun? I know I did! I didn't get to participate in pet sparring because I was super busy taking pictures for this blog post. There was even an Avery's Court Cam which you can check out on Pirate101's Official Twitter account! I'm glad I have a ton of pictures of the event because it's one thing that I know I will look back on in the future. :) Thank you again One-Eyed Jack/ Friendly Thomas for hosting this event! :)

May 2014 Pirate101 Newsletter

Ahoy Pirates!

I can't believe it's already May, this year is flying by! Yesterday Kingsisle released the May 2014 Pirate101 Newsletter with a ton of awesome information. A lot of awesome things happened last month and One-Eyed Jack mentioned a lot of things that happened last month in this month's newsletter. :D I thought last month was pretty awesome, especially the new Spring Update on the test realm. This new update has so many awesome things to it, I'm sure everyone will enjoy it once it's released to the live realm. :D One other thing One-Eyed Jack talked about Fake Crowns and how the test realm is completely different from the Live Realm. You should really check that out on the Newsletter. I can't attach the Rogue's Gallery this time because Blogger won't find it. If you want to check out the rest of this month's awesome Newsletter, just click on the image attached to this blog post! *There's also something about a Mooshu Tower :O*

May 2, 2014

Wizard101 Character Update: Edward Mythgem

Hello Wizards!

It's been like one month since I made a blog post about my myth wizard. I'm sure you're wondering why, so I'll tell you! In March I went to visit family that lived nearly 400 miles away and I forgot about leveling my myth wizard and blogging his adventures (I still plan on making that real life post soon). I'm sure you've heard by now that I plan on leveling ALL of my wizards on my main account to level 100 by July 4th. July 4th is the day I created my Wizard101 account and it'll be my 5th year here on that day! Yeah.. it was raining that day.. :P Now that you know why I created my account and why I haven't blogged about my character in awhile... I think it's time I start blogging about what I did yesterday.. :D

Today, I had to defeat a few bosses to help Queen Elissa gain access to a dungeon in the Elephant Graveyard. I know this is the end of the world but I did skip taking pictures so I don't remember what happened after I last talk to The Evil Queen, Regina... I mean Queen Elissa. :D I will be finishing Zafaria soon and will finally access Avalon. This character will take a little bit to level since I'm blogging about him but I will combine posts.. Take this post for example, I plan on doing frequent updates instead of blogging every single quest I've leveled through. I will combine quests. I have two more bosses to fight, a dungeon and then the last dungeon of Zafaria. On my next blog post, I plan on talking about the bosses and the 2nd to last dungeon I've leveled through. The post after that one will be about Mirror Lake (the last dungeon of Zafaria) and my access to Avalon. :) I hope you don't mind. One day in the future, I plan on making a wizard on a second account and leveling him just like I do with Edward Cringle for Pirate101. Anyways.. I hope you all stick around and read about my myth wizard's quest to 100! Thanks for reading everyone. I will have another blog post soon. Have a safe weekend and until next time, I'll see you around the spiral. :)

Pirates de Mayo 2014!

Ahoy Pirates!

Wow, It seems like the last Pirates de Mayo was a few months ago. I can't believe it's been a year since the last one! Well.. Looks like Pirates de Mayo has arrived again and that means today through Monday May 5th at 11:59 P.M. CST we'll be able to save up to 30% off Pirate de Mayo items in the crowns shop. :D This year Kingsisle has released a NEW Patcho de Mayo eye patch and they are giving us a Novilerro's Hat. Make sure to redeem the code "sombrero" by May 5th to get your free hat *Level 20+ hat*. If you would like more information (such as sale items) about this awesome Cool Ranch Holiday just click on the image attached to this post. :D Happy Pirates de Mayo!

Pirate101 Test Realm Sparring Party!

Ahoy Pirates!

I've been gone an entire week! Don't worry, I am still blogging. I usually take week long breaks every few months so I can enjoy blogging a lot more after my breaks. Today One-Eyed Jack announced that there will be a party on the Pirate101 Test Realm TODAY and we can test out the Pet Matching System! I love parties like this because it brings back old memories I've had with Kingsisle and this will be another great memory that I would love to have. Are you planning on going to the Sparring Party? :D If you are wanting to go, click on the image attached to this post for more details about what time this party will be happening and other important details such as activities Kingsisle has planned tonight on the Test Realm. I hope to see you all at the party! Thanks for reading and I'll see you in the spiral later on today!