There have long been secrets and hidden fights in Pirate101, and even after over a year of being open to the public, we still don't know everything yet. Hidden bosses have been a hot topic in the past, but with a recent post from Ratbeard confirming potential unique loot, the game is official afoot.
What We Know For SureRatbeard has confirmed for us that there's at least one hidden boss in the Spiral. He's also confirmed that this boss drops a unique weapon that he's never seen any player using. Sounds pretty great, right? (Click to enlarge)
The only problem is that we don't exactly know where to begin farming. I had seen a few mysterious places not associated with quests, however, around Skull Island, so I decided to take a closer look.
Inside the Cave TombThere's a place in the Gold Mine on the Isle of Doom that is a solo location and not used for any quest. It's just up by the Water Moles, and you can walk right in. Inside is an Aztecosaur Blood Lord. This is an easy, low-level battle with an interesting twist.
Mysterious Temple of TolocThe other location I'd inadvertently stumbled upon in my searching during the Stormgate Pirates riddle is the Temple of Toloc. It's not officially associated with any quest, and yet it has an active sigil for everyone. You'll find it in the tunnels inside the Scurvy Dog Hideout.
There are no words to describe the temple but beautiful and mysterious. It is unlike any other location in-game, and the final battle area is the one used for the Temple of Fire in Xol Akmul. You'll see a number of locked doors and get a new quest, with no reward, to go and find the Aztecosaur idol. You'll have to activate several pillars first. You'll quickly learn that the place is crawling with enemies and is absolutely massive, using two complete maps.
In the second portion of the temple, you find a number of hidden bosses, including one trick door that you can walk right through. None, however, are so interesting as Ek Beh, guarding some of the dogs from Marleybone, one of which is carrying a rather interesting hammer (pictured above). He is the only one in the entire instance (and not even part of the instance quest) to drop one of the white and hold boss chests.
If you follow the instance quest, you'll retrieve the Idol of Toloc, but the final battle is just some general Aztecosaur Mummies. Beyond even that, however, I found three additional pillars to press "x" on, but I never did find out what effect that actually had.
In Search of LootIf you're looking for this unique item from the hidden boss, I definitely recommend checking these locations. I know I'll be investigating more thoroughly in the coming days. So now it's your turn... what secret bosses and items have you found?
Thanks for reading and see you in the Spiral!