Check it out, you can now place ships and companions in your Pirate house, doesn't that look awesome. I think it does, makes your houses so much more alive.
The Black Market is a place where you can by items for scrip. What is scrip you ask? Scrip is a new currency coming to Pirate101 and it's in test realm right now. You can acquire scrip from battling ship, turrets and from the new dungeon in the crowned shop. To read more about the test realm up dates check out Pirate101. You might have to log in to read them.