Give Your Mount a Home Contest


Mounts are faithful creatures, which allow us to travel faster throughout the countless worlds of the Spiral! They never slow down, ensuring that we get to our destination on time... And now it's your turn to give back!

Take your favorite mount and imagine what its homeworld would be like. Is it a snowy land, or more of a sandy terrain? An enchanted forest, perhaps? I want you to create a home for your favorite mount. Since I have 8 codes to give away, I will divide this contest into two categories. The first one will be a Dorm Room decorating contest, and the second an art contest. Be creative!

Official Rules
  1. This contest starts now and ends on April 28th, 2015, at 11:59PM CST;
  2. You may use as many items as you wish to make your Dorm Room complete, following the theme "Give Your Mount a Home";
  3. You must stay within the Dorm Room space (if you use floating techniques, you must stay within the walls of your room!);
  4. You are allowed to post up to 3 screenshots of your Dorm Room;
  5. If you enter the art contest, you may submit a drawing by hand or a digital composition, following the theme "Give Your Mount a Home";
  6. You may only enter once, but you can enter both categories (decorating & art);
  7. All entries must be sent by email to frostcallerfan@gmail.com, with the title "Give Your Mount a Home Contest", along with your Wizard's name (such as David SilverHunter) by the deadline.
If you have a question about any of the rules listed above, feel free to leave a comment below and I'll reply as soon as possible!

How to enter
Following the rules posted above, you will come up with a home for your favorite mount and make your creation come to life either in-game, by decorating your Dorm Room, or in a drawing/graphics composition! Entries must be submitted via email, as explained above. If you are under the age of 13, please have your parent's or guardian's permission to enter.

Prizes
My 4 favorite entries for each category (decorating & art) will win a permanent Spritely Seahorse mount (8 winners), which is currently retired! Good luck, everyone, and have fun!

Thanks a lot to Professor Greyrose and KingsIsle for providing the codes!

Mount-a-Palooza 2015


Now is the perfect time to purchase your favorite mounts from the Crown Shop, as the Mount-a-Palooza promotion returns to the Spiral with the biggest mount sale ever!

All permanent mounts are on sale for 5,000 Crowns or less, and you can save up to 67% off Crowns prices of permanent mounts! Three mounts are returning for the occasion: the Bat Wings, Purple Glider and White Mare, and a brand new mount is making its way into the Crown Shop: the Jeweled Scarab. There's also a huge discount on the Manta Ray and Auroch Mounts, which are leaving the Crown Shop after Mount-a-Palooza!


In Pirate101, all permanent mounts in the Crown Shop are 50% off during the Mount Sale! Been wanting to pop a wheelie on the Penny Farthing? Tame the Jaunty Jaguar? There's no better time than during this sale!

Hurry, this special sale is for a limited time only. Mount-a-Palooza ends Sunday, April 19th, 2015, at 11:59pm US Central Time in both games. Check out all the cool Mount sales over at the Crown Shops in Wizard101 & Pirate101!

Lydia Greyrose's Homeworld Confirmed


KingsIsle introduced the very first Ravenwood Roll Call, which is similar to the Pirate101 Rogue's Gallery, in the April 2015 Newsletter, featuring Professor Greyrose!

Professor Greyrose revealed back in 2010 that she comes from Candy World, a land of cookie roads, chocolate rivers and candy cane trees. I theorized about it in one of my posts, earlier this year, and initially thought that this was the actual name of her homeworld, but it was recently confirmed to be just a vague name for the place she originated from.

Karamelle, Nodor & Penguinonia
Lydia Greyrose originally hails from the picturesque, fairytale town of Karamelle, located amongst the Candied Islands, which run between the brisk lands of Nodor and the frozen shores of Penguinonia.

Nodor was first mentioned in a quest in Avalon. From the description of the Map of Nodor in Caer Lyon, it seems that the place is home to Woolly Mammoths and Frozen Fomori. As for Penguinonia, it was never mentioned before but it is an icy land as well.


Greyrose's importance in the storyline
Lydia Greyrose saved Merle Ambrose from the Brothers Bonbon, after he traveled to Karamelle searching for the best and brightest practitioners of the magical arts. The fairy also drove back the Gobbler army of Baron Gormandizer, taunted the Night Hags of Darkmoor and even rescued Memphis, who would later become the Fire Professor at Ravenwood.

Lydia Greyrose was the first Wizard to be offered a position to teach at the newly founded Ravenwood, due to her mastery of Ice magic, great wisdom and firm standards. Being one of Ambrose's most trusted allies, and also because of her eventful history, she later became a member of the Council of Light.

April Fools Day Brings New Mount & Fish


Just when you thought the equestrian selection from KingsIsle couldn't get any better, they bring us the most regal mount ever to be found in the Spiral: Wonky the Donkey! Some donkeys are too dignified to be ridden astride!

You can have the pleasure of carrying around Sir Wonky of Donkington, by getting him in the Pirate101 and Wizard101 Crown Shop for 4,000 Crowns! Hurry though, he will only be available until Tuesday, April 7th, at 11:59pm US Central Time.

New Fish
There's also an April Fool's day fish, swimming around in Wizard101! The Ol' Boot is a Balance fish, that you can catch in all world hubs where fishing is allowed, like the Wizard City Commons.