Last time, on the Doomsday Rider series, our hero discovered the secret
of the Jadestone! He also discovered that in order to defeat the oncoming threat,
he needed the Jadestone. It looks like the Jadestone decides the outcome of
"I'll only need Boomdogg's help," I said. However, I had no idea how wrong
I was. So, when Yugo called Psychodogg to send over Boomdogg, Psychodogg agreed.
Since we live a few minutes away from Psychodogg on foot, it wasn't long before
Boom was over.
"TARGET ACQUIRED," a computer screeched. There was steel fingers drumming on
a titanium armrest.
"Excellent," a deep, booming voice said. "Tical, is the laser ready?"
"Yes, your highness," a beautiful girl said. She was a Faerie Shoyru.
"Orbiknaught, is the bomb ready?" he asked.
"Yes it is," said an odd figure with spiked balls zipping all around him.
"Your highness, we are entering Neopia's atmosphere now," said Tical.
"Very good, now, when we land, I will rule Neopia!" The mysterious monster
"Well, Boomdogg. I think this is the place that Chao said he lives," I said.
"I'm sure it is, but the abandoned Power Plant?" Boomdogg asked.
"Don't ask me," I replied.
About 2 years ago, the Power Plant was flooded, and so it was abandoned, but
apparently Chao and Evanda moved into it while it was empty. Me and Boomdogg
stepped inside. Immediately, we heard Evanda talking with Chao, but we heard
Chao breathing heavily as well.
"Chao, you're so serious about this training thing, it's not like we'll all
be destroyed and lose all of our hitpoints," Evanda told Chao.
"Evanda...if we...don't...get into...shape...we will... be goners," Chao
"Chao, I'll believe it when I see it," Evanda said, sighing deeply.
"Actually, Evanda, Chao's right," I said.
"Hiya Doomsday_Rider," Evanda said. "Who's this cute Lupe?" I saw Boomdogg
start to blush.
"Evanda, you know better than that!" Chao said, walking over to us.
"But Chao, he is cute. But I don't love him, I love you Chao," Evanda said.
"What is your name anyway, Lupe?" Chao asked.
"My name is Boomdogg," Boomdogg replied.
Boom and Chao shook hands, and Evanda hugged him. You'd better believe he was
blushing after that. This turned out to be a hilarious day for me. Boomdogg
couldn't help blushing around Evanda. But I don't think it was going to be too
hilarious much longer. After my smile disappeared, I heard a crash about 300
miles away. We all ran to the top of the Power Plant, and watched a giant sphere
land 300 miles away.
"What is that thing?" Evanda asked. Something about it seemed familiar to
"I don't know," Chao replied.
"Whatever it is, I think it's from Phoenicia!" Boomdogg shouted, quaking with
"How can you tell that?" Chao asked.
Boomdogg pointed at a logo on the side. "It says right there, 'Phoenician Needle
Everybody's jaw dropped, even mine. This was pathetic. One minute were talking
in the Power Plant, the next minute, we're glaring at a giant sphere from Phoenicia.
"Beast, go seek and enslave the 20 strongest Neopians. Understand?" The steel
figure said to a vicious looking Shoyru.
"I'm a subtle, vicious plague," is all the Shoyru said before going off and
enslaving the 20 strongest Neopians. While we were watching the Needle Floater,
I saw the Shoyru fly over our heads.
"That was Beast," I whispered to myself. This was getting harder to figure
out than ever before. What was Beast doing in the Needle Floater? I didn't know,
but I was going to find out. Me and Beast were once very close friends, but
when they said he vanished in space, everybody thought he wasn't alive, now
I knew everybody was wrong.
We decided to split up, Chao and Evanda would go try to stall the Needle Floater,
Boomdogg would try to keep the Phoencians from destroying Neopia, and I'd chase
Beast. I managed to catch Beast just as he landed in front of someone's NeoHome.
Beast was entering when I shouted out, "BEAST!". He wheeled around. "So it is
He charged at me and punched me square in the jaw. He knocked one of my teeth
out of place. And in return, I whipped him in the side of the head with my rock-hard
tail. After that shot, he had a red mark on the side of his head for a while.
But he was nowhere near defeated.
"You hit me...YOU'LL PAY FOR THAT!" Beast yelled, trying to freak me out. All
I did was jump in the air, roll into a ball with my tail out, started spinning,
and slammed Beast square in the forehead. When he recovered from the shot, you
can bet he was mad now. Beast took a swipe at my face with his tail, he nailed
me, hard. I hit a nearby tree, and needless to say, it fell over.
"I can't give up to Beast," I said, whispering to myself. He charged at me
and started to change into a Lupe. If I didn't mention this earlier, he's a
shape-shifter. "Okay, maybe I can." I dodged, and Beast barely missed me. In
fact, he managed to scrape my hip. And then I remembered, the Jadestone had
an inscription, it was ancient Phoenician for "Hold up to light". I did just
that, and a beam of light shot at Beast, he instantly returned to his real form,
and fell over, holding his eyes.
"AH!" Beast yelled, and his eyes changed from blood red back to normal. Then,
out of nowhere, he collapsed, unconscious.
"Beast, why were you entering that NeoHome?" I asked him.
"Because, Armos needs challengers for the War Games," he replied.
"Yes," Beast nodded. "The tournament that will decide the fate of Neopia. Once
I get 8 challengers for Armos, my mission is complete."
"Well, why don't you have me, Chao, Evanda, Boomdogg, and four other pets enter
the War Games?" I asked.
"That might just work!" Beast said.
"You see what happens when you listen, Beast?"
As we all sat down on the sidelines outside the ring, we saw Armos battling
the first challenger, which turned out to be a macho Eyrie, he got thrown way
out of the ring, and left the fight with a broken wing, and utterly annihilated
"Man, this guy looks tough," Chao said. "Are you sure we can beat him, Rider?"
"Beast told me Armos' weak-spot, it's on his center chest plate, where the
small hole is," I calmly replied. It was Boomdogg's turn to fight Armos,
and he stepped up, and with a lot of courage I might add, he was a peaceful
Lupe, and didn't like to hurt things, but if it was necessary, he'd do it.
"A white Lupe is supposed to defeat me? HA!" Armos shouted, apparently, he
didn't know anything about Boomdogg.
"Armos, you'll pay for what you've tried to do to Neopia!" Boomdogg's six abilities,
more than any of us had, started to emerge and mix together, forming his best
ability, the Mecha Python Killer. When he tried to hit Armos with it, he barely
managed to clip his arm, but it left it in shambles, and then, with a couple
of shots from Armos, Boomdogg was mutilated and thrown out of the ring.
"Who's next?" Armos asked, getting a little cocky. I stepped up to the side
of the ring.
"Armos, YOU'RE NEXT!" I shouted.
"IS that so? Bring it on, you wuss!" He outstretched his arms as a gesture
of free shot. That was his first huge mistake. When I hit him, I kept punching
and kicking the hole in his chest plate, not stopping until he was down on the
ground, completely defenseless. When Armos was knocked down, he started to back
towards the edge of the ring. I followed him, and let him get up. Then, I hammered
him in the chest plate again, and he flew out of the ring.
"Chao, Evanda, get Boomdogg and let's all get out of here!" I shouted. Chao
and Evanda picked up Boomdogg and helped him away from the ring, and I flew
with them. When we were about 13 inches out of range, the entire arena exploded,
and that was Armos' first loss.
To be continued...
It appears Rider, Chao, Evanda, and Boomdogg have defeated Armos and his
army, but is it too good to be true? YOU BET IT IS! When our heroes realise
that, somehow, some components of Armos survived, they rush to where the Needle
Floater landed, it's destroyed, but Armos is still alive! And what's this? It
appears Armos' creator has landed on Neopia! Will this madness ever end?
Things are red-hot now! Find out in next week's Neopian Times!