"The way to fix the generator is really rather easy. There's
a special way to repair it hat only people here know about, so that people would
think that it would cripple us if they messed around with this. Cody and Nahum,
you two had better climb up that ladder and walk down the catwalk until you reach
another computer that looks just like this one. Turn it on. Warren, get an extinguisher.
We need to keep the sparks from becoming a fire as soon as possible. I'll be able
to fix the rest once the two generator computers are on," said the blue Tonu.
Instantly, everyone went about their assigned
tasks. Warren was easily able to find the extinguisher; the only problem was
keeping the sparks down. Warren was really afraid of fire, but he kept on. Nahum
and Cody climbed the ladder and ran as fast as they could to the other computer.
They turned it on, but the only thing that came up was a message that said,
"You won't get off that easy. I reprogrammed this computer. However, there is
another way to fix the generator. You simply have to decode this message. -S.M.
Antig huy thao. Nuhm hangendere huy juhki op juhki opuh… OOPS, sorry I burned
up the rest of this note and incinerated it. Don't worry, though. You'll be
fine, or at least better off than Jeff and Timothy right now. -S.M. again "
"Jeff and Timothy are in trouble, Cody!"
"Nahum, we've got to fix our problem first.
Did you decode the message?"
"Yup, it was rather difficult. That code's
vicious! It seems to be Ancient Meridellian script, you know before it was found,
but it's just brutalized! It says, "Reprogram the Computer. Then change the
something to something, then", and that's it. I just don't get it."
"Nahum, you start reprogramming the computer.
I'll tell Seth Matthews about our problem."
"Stop, Cody! What was his name, again?"
"Seth Matthews," answered Cody.
"His initials are S.M."
"Hmm, they are. We still need his help
though. I'll get up here."
Meanwhile, Warren was having great difficulty
keeping down the sparks. His extinguisher was almost depleted. He was losing
hope. His shadow fur was being singed, so parts of it came off. While Warren
would never confess it, Warren loved his fur a lot. This just made him mad.
Warren then did something he thought he'd regret even after his fifth mission
with the force. In a mad bout of energy, he jumped onto the generator! He expected
to be jolted by thousands of volts electricity, but instead he was perfectly
fine. Nothing was wrong, and in fact everything was going well! Warren pondered
this for a moment, when he figured it out. A projector caused the whole generator
illusion. The only thing real was the sparks, which turned out to just be tiny
balls of flames that were shooting slowly out of a little hole. That was a relief.
Now to tell the others.
"Hmm, this scroll is very interesting. It's a prophecy that eight young warriors
would come, find these lost treasures, and use them to save Neopia. I even recognize
a few of them. That one sword is called the Frozen Blade of Ghorchester, and
that one shield is called the Shield of Tri Contope. However, this was written
some two millennia ago. I don't think any of it will come true, or it has already,"
"Well, thanks Dawson. I'd still like to
study this scroll though. It's very interesting," said Jeff.
"Be my guest, young Lupe."
As Timothy and Jeff walked out, they noticed
something odd. A mutant Ixi was running towards them screaming, "Sir Moshe will
have his revenge on O.N., young Buzz and Lupe. Sir Moshe will start with you!"
"Timothy, run now!" shouted Jeff.
The two were running away as fast as they
could as Sir Moshe chased them. They were getting tired and Sir Moshe was gaining.
"I'll get you, yet!" he shouted. They were almost caught when Timothy did something
he would never have done. Tired and weak, he picked up Jeff and flew up, higher
than Sir Moshe could reach. He stayed in place, hovering, for a while, while
Sir Moshe shouted insults at them. "Cowards! Come down here or I'll come up
there! I've been blessed by air Faeries long ago, and have the power of Flight.
Come down, or else!" he shouted menacingly.
"Timothy, throw me," said Jeff.
"NO! You're going to be smashed!"
"I have a plan. Just throw me!" ordered
Jeff, "If it works just right, I can knock him over!"
"Okay," said the young Buzz, as he threw
his Lupe friend straight at the Ixi.
"Ashley, this is getting scary. Why can't we just go?" asked Caitlin.
"Okay, Caitlin. Let's go and read our
books or something. We'll come back later," said Ashley, as Caitlin and she
walked away. "Kaleigh, are you coming?" she asked
"No, I got a plan to trap this S.M," said
"Well, fine, just don't hurt yourself,"
"Bye, Ash," Kaleigh said. Ashley looked
at her again. "Sorry, Ashley." Ashley gave her a quick nod, and then walked
away. Kaleigh then scoured S.V.E.N. for a net.
"Don't worry, Nahum and Cody. I'll have this computer fixed in no time," said
Seth, "I programmed it myself. I can fix it, no doubt. But that someone would
hack into the computer like that, it just gives me the creeps." He pressed a
few buttons, cut and switched a few wires, and restarted the whole computer.
"Oh, I'm so glad you could fix it. Now,
we can stop the generator from exploding," said Nahum, gratefully.
"You don't have to!" said a tired Warren,
"This whole thing was a diversion! The generator isn't sparking at all. It's
a trick. A projector is just showing images of it, but it's not real."
"Who would do this? Who?" snarled Cody.
"Cody, calm down. It's someone whose initials
are S.M. apparently," said Warren looking at the computer, "and someone who
can reprogram the computer."
Cody, Nahum, and Warren all looked at
Seth. "Get him!" yelled Cody. All three grabbed him and dragged him to Dawson.
And then Sir Moshe, the Mutant Ixi, looked up at the Buzz and Lupe, who were
cowering up at the… ASHLEY! The Nimmo put down her book startled.
"What is it Caitlin? Is something wrong?"
"No, I just wanted to know what you thought
about my new style," said Caitlin. She was wearing a nice fur coat, a beautiful
hat, and had her pink fur lightened.
"And how long did it take you to do that?"
"Um… one hour, but…"
"ONE HOUR!" Ashley almost fell off her
"Ashley, please. I worked hard making
"I'm sorry I shouted at you Caitlin, and
I know you've been working hard, but you just interrupted me at the best part
of the book!"
"Really? What's happening so far?"
"Well, there's this Ixi and he plans to
wreck havoc on this ship called the S.V.E.N. so he sends out this evil robots
called Spyder-bots. The Spyder-bots are stopped however, so he then hid in his
secret lair on this ship and he plotted revenge! The plot's hard to follow,
but it's really exciting!"
"Ashley, that book seems strangely familiar
to something else."
"Oh, I forgot it! Let's go find Kaleigh."
Kaleigh was busy in the library, hooking
up her new-found net to various shelves, until a triangle shape was made. It
hovered right over the check-in desk. All she had to do was wait until Sean
Masters, or S.M. walked into her cunning little trap. She sat on a shelf for
ten minutes, until the white Grarrl walked in. She pushed off one of the Rocks
that held the net in place, and watched it fall on the Grarrl. At that moment,
Ashley and Caitlin walked in. When they saw Kaleigh, they eagerly helped her
out, taking the Grarrl to Dawson. Ashley brought her book, of course.
Jeff flew through the air and hit Sir Moshe with great force, making him roll
on the ground, unconscious. Jeff's idea went flawlessly. Timothy flew down,
and together they picked up Sir Moshe, the Mutant Ixi, and took him to Dawson.
The eight friends soon entered Dawson's
quarters, with three suspects. They were now ready to decide who was behind
the trouble. Dawson looked at them each with surprise.
"You actually think my second in command
would behind all this? After all you've told me, I can understand. Sure, he
likes a good joke and is an expert programmer, but there is no way he could
be it," Commander Dawson said. He then turned to see Seth, " This Grarrl happens
to be my top spy and head of the investigation branch in O.N! He can't have
done it. It's just not like him. Now this um, Chi- Jet- Eleph- OH! It's an Ixi!
What is the mutant's name?"
"It's Sir Moshe," replied Jeff.
"Sir Moshe," Ashley thought to herself,
" Just like the person in the book."
"Well, Sir Moshe! It appears you're the,
where'd he go?" asked Dawson. And, indeed, he had vanished! No-one knew where
he was! No-one, except Ashley!
"I know where he went. He's in the deepest part of the heart of S.V.E.N.,
where it's quiet, dank, and dusty!" she exclaimed, unaware everyone else thought
she was insane.
"Where'd you get that idea?" asked Nahum.
"The Mutant Ixi's Revenge. It's the story of a Mutant Ixi named Sir Moshe,
and everything that's happened so far is in the book. I think this Sir Moshe
is trying to base his whole life on the story."
"Well, it's strange, but it's all we got
for now. Seth, what place sounds most like the description given by Ashley?"
"Just a moment," Seth said. He then thought
and thought, until he figured it out. "Of course! He's in the middle of the
middle of S.V.E.N., and in that place is the central computer system for the
"Good work, Seth. Let's go catch us some
Ixi!" said Dawson.
"We're almost there! Just a few more buttons and we're in!" said Seth, who
was opening the door to the C.C.S., or central computer system. Now eleven were
searching for Sir Moshe, as Dawson, Seth, and Sean had joined with them. "Yes,
The eleven walked in slowly, cautious
of the crazed Ixi.
"Ashley, what is it supposed to do now?"
"I'm not sure. I haven't read that far."
"Then start reading!" said Cody demandingly.
She flipped open her book and read, "The
eleven tried to search for the Ixi, but little did they know that the Ixi could
not be seen, for it was painted Invisible."
"It's invisible," said Ashley.
"That's just great! Just what we need!
An invisible Ixi that could… HELP!" shouted Cody, "The Ixi! It's got me!"
"Quick, do something! Hit it with something!
Kick it! Punch it! Ashley, read the book!" everyone said at once.
"And then the Ixi grabbed the group's
Gelert, and started choking it. The Nimmo, realizing what was happening, raced
up to it, and hit Sir Moshe over the head with the book, knocking him out,"
she read out loud. She immediately did it. The Ixi released its hold on Cody,
and slumped onto the floor. Seth and Sean were then able to arrest the Ixi and
put it in a prison cell. The day was won.
"That was excellent team! Even though you were unprepared, you came through.
I'm proud of you! But there will be more to do, soon. Your next mission will
start in two days and will take you to a place called the Frozzen Lands, where
you'll meet with the queen to, oh, sorry I shouldn't be briefing you now! You
guys just go to your quarters."
They all did. The quarters were like their
rooms and were arranged so that the girls could be together, and the boys would
be separated with two in one and three in the other. In the quarters with three,
Jeff, Timothy, and Cody were talking.
"Well, Cody. What do you think of your
new life here?" asked Jeff, rolling over to face him.
"I like it, but that's about it," Cody
said. He snarled and went to sleep.
"Why is Cody like that?" asked Timothy.
"Who knows? Hey, Timothy, were you thinking
about that scroll?"
"Well, no, not really, why?"
"I've been thinking about one of the weapons
on it," Jeff said pulling the scroll out from underneath his pillow, " This
one weapon is called the Frozen Blade of Ghorchester, and in two days we're
going to a place called the Frozzen Land. Do you think it could be there?"
"Maybe, but I don't think it's that important,"
"Open up the chest! It's time again," said a Christmas Koi pointing to a massive
box. It contained the Frozzen Land's most prized possession.
"Yes sir!" replied a Christmas Aisha.
The Aisha opened the chest to reveal a blade that was made of solid ice and
was almost five feet long.
"Ah, yes! The Frozen Blade of Ghorchester!
It's not gone. Close the chest!" said the Koi.
Author's Note: I bet you're wondering what happens to the blade. Well,
in the next Operation Neopia, I'll tell you. If you have any comments or criticism,
Neomail me! I'd be happy to hear it. The next one will continue the series and
tell about Cody and the blade, as there are many Operation Neopia stories to