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Below is the soundtrack that is played while on Port Royal.
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Caribbean Capital

Wealthy and civilized, Port Royal's air comes from its place as the official center of Caribbean trade. Unfortunately for its civilized residents, its location also makes it a perfect spot for pirate raids, despite the nearby Navy presence at Fort Charles. Port Royal is the home of Elizabeth Swann and Will Turner.

Port Royal was a major city and harbor in the Caribbean, (and not to be confused with Port Royal in New France) situated on the western end of Palisadoes in Jamaica. It was founded by the English, and the Royal Navy maintained a presence at the governmental Fort Charles. It doesn't have many enemies and is normally a peaceful town.

Location

Portroyal

Port Royal was built around Fort Charles, which was England's largest government fort in the Caribbean, and was armed with cannons intended to protect Navy ships in the harbor below. The port was governed by Weatherby Swann, and despite its sizable naval presence, it became a popular place for pirates to bring and spend their treasure. Executions of known pirates were held at the fort, and three skeletons hung outside the bay, as a warning to incoming pirates of their fates.

Port Royal was accessible via a large harbor, used by both merchant and Navy ships. The HMS Dauntless was a common sight at the harbor during James Norrington's tenure in the Navy, while the HMS Endeavour was later moored there during Cutler Beckett's residency. The latter maintained an office overlooking the dock, which was refitted prior to his arrival in Port Royal.

The town was situated inland from the harbor, leading up to the Governor's mansion, and included everything from taverns and inns to blacksmiths and apothecaries. Street markets were prevailing also, though as the town had expanded in the decade of Swann's governorship, the local sewer system was unable to cope, and gave the air a distinct odor.

Just outside of Port Royal were a series of caverns. These caverns were used as a hideout for smugglers and pirates.

History

Jamaica was taken over by the English forces in 1655 and became an important stronghold of British power in the Caribbean. Port Royal was built in 1657 and soon beacme a hideout for pirates and privateers. Henry Morgan used it as the main base for his piratical raids to the Spanish Main.

Port Royal was a haven of the wicked and pirates. Then, in 1692, a huge earthquake destroyed the town, which honest people saw as an act of God to get rid of the wickedness of the city. Then in 1694 the British rebuilt it and it was the center of all British operations in Jamaica.

By the time of the reign of King George II, Port Royal was a prospering town. It doubled its size and population within 10 years, which led to some problems with the sewer systems.

Port Royal suffered an attack by the Black Pearl following the promotion of James Norrington to the rank of Commodore, hosted at the fort. During the attack, the Governor's daughter, Elizabeth Swann, was kidnapped and taken to Isla de Muerta. Later, the fort was set to host the execution of Captain Jack Sparrow, though, with the help of William Turner and the crew of the Black Pearl, he managed to escape the hangman's noose.

Some time later, Lord Cutler Beckett of the East India Trading Company set himself up in Port Royal.

Changes

On January 27 2009, the Pirates of the Caribbean Online developers completely redesigned the layout of Port Royal.

Here is what happened to the island inducing changes to Port Royal.

Map

New Port Royal

Areas

Port Royal Layout

Town [1] - Unless you just like beating up weakling Navy Cadets, weak Undead in the Cemetery and the occasional Navy Guard, you won't be doing much killing here.

Fort Charles [2] - The most obvious location on the island is the iconic stone structure atop the hill. It is home to mostly low-level Navy soldiers, but a few veterans and a trio of EITC goons, including a Mercenary or Hired-Gun can be found. Of course, you can't use your pistol, but there's plenty of blade work and voodoo to be had if your skills are under double-digits.

Royal Caverns [3] - This underground site is similar to Beckett's Quarry on Padres Del Fuego with lots of EITC and Navy, but the bad guys here are several levels lower. Actually a good place to work on blades and voodoo for medium-levels. The worst enemy is a couple of Navy Veterans.

Wicked Thicket [4] - This patch of jungle has a lot small critters, low-level Navy and low-level undead. This is one of the first places most beginners work on blades and pistol.

Governor's Garden [5] - The area behind Elizabeth Swann's family home is filled with relatively weak Undead, some basic critters and a couple of low-level Navy; it is similar to the Tortuga Graveyard. This spot is usually just a walk-thru to the Royal Caverns or Murky Hollow unless you're looking for a specific enemy.

Murky Hollow [6] - This dank cavern is where the undead legions of Jolly Roger's army of the undead are spawning. Plenty of low-level undead and many Undead Brigands are present, as well as a boss, General Bloodless.

King's Run [7] - This dark jungle holds a lot of very low undead and a few gators. Likely, you'll be cutting through on your way to the Murky Hollow.

High Seas - The straits between Port Royal and Devil's Anvil are filled with light craft. A warship can plow through in seconds and win no reputation for the trouble, but light ships can rack up good sailing and cannon right close to home. A couple of high level ships popping up can make it dicey, so be careful. There is a large cluster of light ships west of the island. Head east to Padres Del Fuego to fish for the whoppers.

Enemies

Creatures

Royal Navy

Bosses:

East India Trading Company

Undead


Notes:
  • The numbers "Ex. (1)" after an item is the location on the island where to find that item.
  • These bosses will not be found all the time on the island.

Merchants:

Characters:

Main Characters

Quest Characters

Minor Characters

James MacDougal, Clayton Collard, Edward Blastscarlett, Edward Shackleby, Edward Stormhawk, Emma, Enrique Backginty, Lawrence McShoe, Matthew Hullbowers, Sean Tones, Benjamin Tackparr, George Burnwash, Gertrude Brawlgrim, Henry Chipburn, Sarah Chipbonney, Soloman Brawlgrim, Sven Yellowmartin, William Truegrim

Missing Characters

These citizens have been reported missing! Folks fear the worst, but perhaps they will return safely someday!

Digs / Special:

PortRoyal Digs

Royal Caverns

Royal caverns digmap

King's Run

Kings RunMapdigspots

Wicked Thicket

Wicket dig spots

Governor's Garden

GovernorsGarden Digs

Murky Hollow

Murky Hallowmap

Storage Container Locations

Port Royal

Port Royal - Storage Containers

Fort Charles

Storage Crate Locations

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To the left before going up the first flight of stairs. Inside the Fort, near the left entrance when walking up the first tall stairs seen. Under the hanging station in the fort. Next to the left side entrance to the fort from the foward flight of stairs.
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To your right after taking the right entrance from the foward flight of stairs. A few steps away from the previous crate. While heading to the cliff area, in the covered area before heading there examine the walls for a crate. To the left of the cliff area path when heading straight towards it.
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On the cliff area next to a wall. Near the previous crate. While going up the forward part of the stairs to the top of the fort, enter the center area and it's inside a room. On the top of the fort and at a high vantage point.
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At another high vantage point at the top of the fort.

Storage Barrels

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Near the center room of the top of the fort. Inside the center room at the top of the fort. At a wall at the cliff part of the fort. At the covered area before entering the cliff area of the fort.
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Near the flight of stairs that go up to the center room of the top fort. Near the fort's office and desk room. Inside a room next to the office and desk room. Near the entrance to the fort after entering the right side.
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Near the right entrance of the fort from the forward flight of stairs. On the other side of the entrance near a stash of barrels. On the other side of the stash of barrels. After entering the fort, go left and it's near the flight of stairs that enters the fort.
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Before the previous crate.

Quests:

Mini Games

Pirates can play additional Mini Games while visiting Port Royal.

  • Ship Repair - Help Darby Drydock for extra gold.
  • Poker - Go to a tavern and do some gamblin'.
  • Blackjack - Earn some gold by getting closest to 21.
  • Potions - Make magical concoctions at nearby Gypsy stands.
  • Cannon Defense - Protect the island's treasure from invaders. This Cannon Defense tower is located in Fort Charles.
  • Fishing - Catch exotic fish from the docks of Port Royal.

Invasion!

Jolly Roger hatched a plan to form an Invasion of the capital island, but he could not assail it due to amulets of protection, buried by voodoo practitioners. These amulets keep Jolly at bay. But he sought help in the form of Captain Ezekiel Rott, a captain who, along with his crew, would surely have been doomed. Rott was told to hire pirates to dig up the amulets and sabotage the Royal Navy forces - leaving the island vulnerable.

Brave citizens and pirates are all that stand between Jolly Roger and the Governor's Mansion! Port Royal was also the first island to be invaded.

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