| This room is or was a temporary room.
It can not currently be found on Club Penguin. It may or may not return in the future.
|Where||Rockhopper Island (except when docked at Club Penguin, then at the Beach)|
|Opened||October 14, 2006 |
|Mini-Games||Treasure Hunt (Captain's Quarters)|
- Not to be confused with the Pirate Ship
The Migrator is one of the many places that Rockhopper can be seen, but is the only place that you can see his Puffle, Yarr. He keeps a diary of his travels called The Journal of Captain Rockhopper, located in the Book Room. During the Pirate Party 2007 the Ship Hold was opened.
One day, it was reported that a chunk of ice was floating by. Soon after, it was reported that Rockhopper was seen in a row boat. His ship was sunk by the iceberg. Gary the Gadget Guy began a campaign called Save The Migrator. A party was held on April 25 to celebrate Rockhopper's return. On Thursday, April 24, 2008, The Penguin Times announced that Rockhopper will officially open his private room to the public, provided that they find the Key. Along with the Captain's Quarters, the Crow's Nest was released. Many penguins do not know about the Crow's Nest.
Ship Details Edit
The Migrator, like any ship operated under piracy, or at least of the theme, is designed for speed, not comfort. By a strictly nautical viewpoint, she is a clipper ship capable of traveling at speeds up to 22 knots (that is, 41 kilometers per hour, or 25 miles per hour). Given the speculated distance between Club Penguin Island and Rockhopper Island, as well as the fact that she can travel from point "A" to point "B" in about one or two months, one can assume the Migrator catches ocean currents as well as the climatological winds that blow around the frozen land. With no assistance from nature, it would probably take four or five months to make it from Club Penguin Island to Rockhopper Island. She has a huge rudder on the back, which enables the Migrator to turn almost ninety degrees in a few seconds, which was proven when Rockhopper tried to swerve around the fateful iceberg that destroyed his ship in early January 2008. The massive rudder is operated by a wheel on bow of the boat.
The Migrator, according to Rockhopper's Journal, was assembled on-location near Club Penguin. Thus, the ship was probably built from the pine trees of which are abundant throughout Club Penguin. Since these trees grow in such a harsh climate, it is quite obvious how the ship could survive underwater for a few weeks until it was salvaged. Such trees, given the rough conditions they grow in, are very hard and sturdy, easily capable of withstanding the harsh seas, not to mention that Rockhopper is a nautical mastermind. Like all ships of the Migrator's era, each plank, board, and rope is coated with a special tar which prevents wood rot and tear, as well as keeping the ship waterproof and leak-free. Under the real-world SOLAS treaty of 1914 (which surged as a response to the Titanic disaster in 1912), all ships are to have lifeboats, of which can hold every passenger at any time. Thus, Rockhopper installed his now famous lifeboat, which saved him from death from his shipwreck. This boat was easily able to hold both the pirate and Yarr, Rockhopper's puffle. However, it should be noted that, in the Ship Hold, the Lifeboat is behind two large barrels of Cream Soda. It is apparent that the only way to retrieve the lifeboat would be to move the barrels, making it difficult to escape on the lifeboat in time.
Like any 18th century sailing vessel, the Migrator is equipped with a hugely powerful burlap sail, which can be ajusted by a complex mechanism of ropes and pulleys. An interesting note, though, is that the Migrator only uses one massive, square sail, while real clipper ships operate under at least a dozen smaller sails. This is yet another example of Rockhopper's nautical prowess, as his single sail can accelerate the Migrator at unheard of speeds. Unfortunately, the disadvantage of an oversize sail is the difficult time it takes to roll up and unfurl it. This was proven during the Great Storm of 2007, in which the Migrator's sail was ripped to shreds, not to mention the entire frame of the ship being severely battered.
Interior Details Edit
The Migrator has a surprising load capacity, with the ship's hold being incredibly massive, taking pretty much the entire underside of the ship, with the Captain's Quarters occupying a minuscule portion in the bow of the vessel, probably near or under the wooden puffle carving. Rockhopper, like any ship builder, real or fiction, utilizes every square inch of space that can be accommodated. He cleared up the Ship Hold for penguins to visit and purchase his items, yet still has enough space to hold any and all food that both Rockhopper and his pet need to stay alive on the long voyages. He keeps massive kegs containing his drink of preference, Cream Soda, stacked in the corner of the Ship Hold as well as in his quarters. Where Rockhopper stores his actual food is yet to be seen, but it may be the case that Rockhopper and Yarr eat the food before and after their arrival at Club Penguin.
Decor, Trim, Accents Edit
Though the Migrator was indeed built for speed, not comfort, she still boasts some extravagant luxuries unheard of in any real-world clipper ship.
Like many classical sailing ships, the Migrator is decked out in a high fashion. Among its many features include a wooden puffle carving on the bow of the ship, lavish side-railings, and a Crow's Nest.
Surprisingly, chandeliers, gold, and paintings can be found in great quantity inside the Captain's Quarters. Rockhopper has a portrait of himself in said room, as well as a bulletin board for pictures and memorabilia he collected over the years. Rockhopper also stores a vacuum and mop somewhere on his ship, but it has never been revealed outside of his journal. The Ship Hold is adorned with netting, a canvas where his items are sold, as well as maps of all kinds.
Accidents and Incidents Edit
In early 2007, the Christmas Blizzard had hit the Migrator and damaged the vessel. It returned to Club Penguin Island, tattered and broken. Rockhopper and other penguins worked on rebuilding The Captain's former ship, and soon after days of rebuilding, it was finished. In January 2008, the Migrator was seen crashing into an iceberg. The ship had no fatalities as Rockhopper and Yarr climbed out of the vessel and escaped in a life boat. Later on, Gary the Gadget Guy started the Save The Migrator project and built the Aqua Grabber to search for pieces of Rockhopper's former ship. The Migrator was completely repaired by April 2008, and Captain Rockhopper awarded penguins with his key, although the key is hidden in the back of The Journal of Captain Rockhopper.
Future Appearances Edit
The Migrator regularly pulls into port after 2 months since it last landed. Penguins can see his ship from the Beacon Telescope. He returned for The Fair and for Christmas 2010 as well. He will almost certainly return for other events throughout the year, such as the Fall Fair.
Rockhopper likes to keep all sorts of different Cargos that he has found over the years. One of these is the iconic Cream Soda. Rockhopper stores this in his Ship Hold and two barrels can be seen guarding a rowboat. The Rowboat was the one that he used to evacuate the doomed Migrator on the day of its demise, it can now be seen from inside the ship hold. Another iconic cargo is the Rockhopper's Rare Items cargo. Rockhopper sells this also in the ship hold. Many Treasure Chests and various pirate loot can also be seen.
The Day of Demise Edit
During January - March 2008, Rockhopper was seen traveling back home when a huge chunk of ice damaged the Migrator and it sunk on January 17, 2008. Rockhopper was okay, and so was Yarr. The crew went on a rowboat and when they got to the Beach, They waved a final farewell to The Migrator as it sank into Soda Seas. Then Gary the Gadget Guy started the Save the Migrator Project to salvage the parts of Rockhopper's fallen ship and re-build it. The Aqua Grabber was introduced and penguins could salvage the ship's parts and bring them back up. Rockhopper's Journal was another feature, too. For those who helped, they got a Golden Wheel Pin. After the project ended, and the Migrator was fixed, The Flare Flinger 3000 was put to use and signaled Rockhopper to come back. Rockhopper is extra careful now and has a Snowball Powered Cannon to blast icebergs out of the Migrator's way, so nothing like that would ever happen again.
Upgrading for Rockhopper's QuestEdit
The Migrator was upgraded for Rockhopper's Quest with a metal body in the front, with more space and other things. This was upgraded because this ship had to travel to dangerous islands (Swashbuckler Trading Post, Dinosaur Island, and Shipwreck Island). Due to Rockhopper needing Gary for this, Dot was henceforth put in charge of the current EPF operation.
- Rockhopper probably named his ship after the term "migration", which means to move to a different place to live for a while.
- There is also a server called "Migrator".
- The Migrator's crash with the iceberg may be a parody of The RMS Titanic.
- This is one of the few rooms to return more than one time.
See also Edit
|Beach unless docked at Rockhopper Island or out at sea.|