Operation Neopia: Invincible Ice
|Author's Note: I suggest reading Operation Neopia: In the Beginning before
this to understand what's going on.
"There it is; the Frozzen Lands are over in the distance!"
exclaimed a shadowy figure. He pointed at it for the sake of his simple-minded
"Yes," his friend replied. "So what are we doing
here?" They were about 15 miles away from the Lands.
"You see, we need to re-route the Snowbeast
tribe so they can walk straight into that snowstorm. Then, they'll turn and
head straight for the Frozzen Lands and hopefully destroy it," the first figure
said, setting some bombs in the clearing. He saw his friend about to pop a question
when he said, "Don't even ask. We need to destroy the Frozzen Lands so that
Operation Neopia can't get the Scroll Weapon inside, the Frozen Blade of Ghorchester.
If they do, they'll only seven more and then they will destroy our master. The
Dar- agh, I can't say his name in front of rookies. C'mon help me blow this."
The two pushed a lever, exploding the bombs, and causing a huge chasm to form.
"Ugh!" exclaimed Warren wincing all the way to the SVEN's cafeteria. He sat
down with his seven friends.
"What is it Warren?" asked Ashley, a kind green
Nimmo, who was snacking on some Chia Pops.
"I had the most horrible sleep!" he lamented.
"I had to sleep underneath Nahum's bed!" He was talking about Nahum the purple
Mynci, who was the smartest of them all, and he had the top bunk in Warren and
"What's wrong with being underneath Nahum?"
Timothy, a brown Buzz, asked. He continued to drink his hot chocolate.
"He crunches numbers in his sleep, and he says
it out loud too. I'm still working on 3705 - 5 to the 5th power + the square
root of 9," he explained. All of the others started laughing so hard that everyone
in the cafeteria was staring at them, even Cody, a yellow Gelert who hardly
laughed as much as he got angry. Timothy even spewed some of his hot chocolate
into Caitlin's face, a pink Kacheek who was so worried about her looks, that
if she had to have her hair 'just right' before she left her room, and considering
Kacheeks only have three, well you get the picture. Nahum just gave a sheepish
"I'm sorry, Warren, the answer however is 583,"
Nahum apologized. The other seven just stopped what they were doing and stared
at him. Even Caitlin, who was about to smash a Zafara Banana Split into Timothy's
face, stopped and stared at him. "What?" he asked, "What'd I do?" Suddenly,
a light flashed on Nahum's wristband. He pressed a button, bringing a green
Techo in a blue suit on the screen.
"Nahum, tell the others to report to the briefing
room immediately. Dawson out."
"Yes sir," saluted Nahum, "Okay, c'mon guys
let's go!" The other seven stopped staring and starting running, except for
Timothy who could fly. Nahum followed them walking. When he made it to the briefing
room, he was five minutes late, but a lot less tired than his panting friends.
"Okay, if we're all here let us begin," Dawson
said, getting up from his chair. Dawson was a wonderful commander, and the kids
all respected him a lot. In fact, he'd been playing a real tough game of Meriball
yesterday with the kids. "Item One on the agenda. Kaleigh, good job on beating
me yesterday, but I must say work on your backhand swing." Kaleigh the Acara
giggled with her friends. She was probably the most adventurous of the eight,
and was always willing to try new things.
"Dawson, I know, but it wasn't my fault the
Babith just stood there!" she exclaimed.
Dawson went on, "The Babith is now in recovery
stages, and should be out tomorrow. Item Two. Congrats on capturing Sir Moshe,
the Mutant Ixi. As we here at O.N. thought, he was in fact working for the Dar-
oops, I forgot, I shouldn't mention our ultimate foe around you." The eight
were all puzzled. Who was the ultimate foe? "Anyway, Item Three, is a briefing
for your next mission. Seth, the map please." General Seth Matthews, Dawson's
Tonu right hand, pressed a button on the wall. A large map suddenly appeared
in the center of the room. "This, children, is a small virtual model of Neopia.
As you can see it shows both sides. We have divided it into 46 sections, naming
each after a different Neopet. For example, Mystery Island falls in the Kougra
Sector, here the ruins of Maraqua fall in the Jetsam Sector, and um, ignore
the many-colored wobbling buildings in the Gelert Sector." He pointed to the
spot in the Gelert Sector. "Apparently, the designers decided to pull a prank
and put Jelly World in, but you all know it doesn't exist right?" They all nodded.
"Anyway, this mission will take place in the freezing cold wastelands of the
Frozzen Lands in the Koi Sector. There have been reports of a Snowbeast tribe
who have changed their migration direction after following it for nearly a hundred
years. You have to warn the queen to take action against the Snowbeast who will
become aggressive when they think they've built a city on their migration lands.
This is a purely diplomatic mission. Get ready. You're leaving in one hour,
and I strongly suggest you follow Seth into the Raying Room." Seth nodded and
proceeded to go to the raying room, while the kids were following, chatting
their hearts out. When Seth opened the door, he was greeted with various reactions.
"Zap me! Zap me!"
"Is that the lab ray from the secret lab, or
did you build your own?"
"Finally, someone that asks a reasonable question,"
Seth said to himself, "Yes, Warren we did build our own. Unfortunately, we can't
give out stat changes. Now if you come this way, I'll paint you all Christmas."
He walked in, and sat in the ray's chair.
"Christmas? Why Christmas? What about Faerie,
that's nice too! And how do you know you won't mutate me?" Caitlin asked. Seth
shook his head.
"We made this ray, so we can control it. We
have to make you Christmas so you can withstand the Frozzen Land's cold," Seth
explained, flipping a few switches and turning some knobs.
"Okay," Jeff said, "I think it's fine, let's
go." Jeff was the assumed leader of the eight; it probably had something to
do with him being a Lupe. As he stepped inside to be rayed, Timothy happily
buzzed along following. He'd always follow Jeff wherever he went. Then, Kaleigh
stepped in, followed by Nahum, Ashley, Cody, Caitlin, and lastly Warren.
"I really don't like the Christmas design for
Wockies. They just smear red on you and drop a wreath around your neck. I think
shadow's better," the shadow Wocky mumbled as he stepped inside. As soon as
he did so, Seth pressed a button and all eight instantly became Christmas.
"Ugh! This is so dumb!" exclaimed Cody, who
thought everything he didn't like was 'dumb'. "I'm a silly reindeer!" Nahum
the Mynci looked at him with his arms crossed. "Well, um, Myncis look good in
reindeer antlers and a red ball on their noses. Gelerts don't."
"Yeah, I'm so beautiful!" Caitlin exclaimed.
"Even though it's not Faerie, I'm still so beautiful."
"Okay, hurry up, we need to get inside STARTS
and fly to the Frozzen Lands. I land you outside the city and you can handle
the rest. Go!" Seth ordered pointing to the hangar marked, 'STARTS this way'.
As they were running, Timothy asked Nahum, "What
does STARTS stand for?"
"I don't know, but I bet it's some technical
acronym relating to space," Nahum said. As they approached STARTS they could
see it looked a lot like a mini-version of SVEN. Seth was already in the pilot's
"Buckle in, flying through space is easy, it's
entering the atmosphere that's difficult," Seth said, watching the kids walk
"And dangerous," Warren said, poking Caitlin
with his elbow. Caitlin shrieked.
"D-d-dangerous? I don't want to do something
dangerous! Get me off this ship! I don't want to crash!" she cried.
Ashley sat next to Caitlin, "It's perfectly
safe, Caitlin. We won't crash, not with Seth as our pilot."
"You're forgetting, Ashley. Seth is a Tonu.
Tonus don't have fingers. No fingers, no flying the starship!" she cried again.
She buried her head in her arms. "I'm going to hide here until we land!"
"It's going to be a long flight," Ashley said.
Seth pushed a button with his front leg. The ship started to move.
"Okay, we should reach the Frozzen Lands in
approximately ten minutes," he said, speaking through a microphone.
"Ten minutes?" they all asked, except Caitlin
who wouldn't dare lift her head. Seth just smiled.
"You'll see," he said grabbing the steering
wheel. Then they all say a huge black space in front of them. "That's a portal.
Similar to what we used to get you all here." They flew through it and instantly
appeared in the Koi Sector. "See, we got off a full two hours right there! Now,
it will take only ten minutes to reach the Frozzen Lands and then you can head
for the Ice Palace. And, oh no." Seth looked out his window. "The Snowbeasts
are right there! Nahum, estimate their distance from the Frozzen Lands." Nahum
looked out his window.
"About 15 miles maybe. Snowbeasts are, however,
known to travel ten in one day, five during the day, and five at night," Nahum
said computing the data, "So we have two days and one night."
Seth looked relieved. "That's plenty of time.
This mission shouldn't take more than a few hours."
To be continued...