It was a hot, hot day in the Tyrannia. The humidity in the air was heavy, and
the golden sun beat down upon the primitive NeoPets like a hammer. Even the
lava within the fiery volcano, seemed like a cool spring fountain compared to
Despite the temperature, many of the Tyrannians were happy. They were celebrating
a sacred holiday to any prehistoric pet: The Harvest Festival. Even though many
of the Tyrannians hunted, others were farmers. It was the time of year to bring
in their delicious crops and have a great feast. Even the hungry meat-eater,
Grarrg, could not help but feel excited about the even. The Harvest Festival
was a very cheerful time of year.
Grugga could not help but feel happy for the Tyrannians. From the jungle to
the plateau, everyone was getting ready. The Tyrannian Elephante watched them
go by with armfuls of primitive fruits and vegetables from their gardens. He
noticed some of the Tyramet council members busy as well.
Even his good (but depressed) friend, Plesio, seemed to have a smile across
Grugga wanted to say hello. In the ancient Tyrannian language, he called over
to the Tyrannian Flotsam.
"Plesy!" called the hairy Grugga. "Hi!"
Plesio could see the Elephante wave his trunk and stomp his feet to get his
attention. Plesio flopped over to his friend. Being a sea creature, he was very
clumsy on land. However, what he lacked in walking, he made up in swimming.
"How is the Wheel of Mediocrity doing?" asked Grugga cheerfully.
Plesio shrugged. "Well, what do you expect? That Wheel of Excitement is surely
taking MY business. I can't wait for the next battle. Then I get to control
the sea division of the Tyrannian army!"
Plesio was the captain of the sea division. However, when he is not captain,
he manages Tyrannia's most boring game: the Wheel of Mediocrity. It was a very
boring job, and that was why Plesio was always so depressed. Feeling sorry for
the poor Flotsam, Grugga tried to cheer the fellow up with small talk. Meanwhile,
Kyruggi was having a fit.
"No no no!" she growled angrily. "You bafoons! The fruits should be kept out
of the sun! Do you want the entire party to get sick?"
Kyruggi was the grand elder of the Tyrannian village known as Tyrammet. She
was also the leader of the festival, and it was up to her that everything went
right. But things were going wrong... like every year. However, Kyruggi always
managed to make the best party ever.
By now, Plesio had gone off to help the poor Kyrii. Grugga was left alone,
once again. He decided to go help Kyruggi as well, and walked toward the village
Grugga was a very shaggy Tyrannian Elephante, with lot of coarse, brown fur
covering his body. He had two long tusks that could be used as either swords
for fighting, or seats for children wanting to take a ride. His trunk was extra
strong. His wings were quite useless, since they could not heave his great body.
However, his ears were anything but useless. They cooled him down during hot
seasons such as this.
Grugga walked toward Plesio and Kyruggi, when all of his sudden his four feet
began to jiggle. No, the ground was jiggling. It was shaking! Everyone stopped
moving and talking and felt the earth underneath their feet. No doubt it was
moving! Fearing that it was an earthquake, everyone went into the nearest cave,
abandoning their fruits and vegetables and party decorations. Diving into straw
huts or stone houses, everyone looked outside in wonder, pondering on what the
strange shaking was from.
In the red sky, they could see something. It was a space ship. No doubt it
was from the VirtuPet Space Station. As the UFO got closer, they realised that
it was the one shaking the earth. Slowly, like a petal, the UFO glided gently
to the ground. Its futuristic engines were shut off, letting the disturbed dust
of the jungle settle.
The door popped open, and out came thousands upon thousands of mutated Grundos.
It was an awesome sight. They were lean, green, fighting machines, with strange
guns in their hands. They were Dr. Sloth's personal Grundos. The muscular NeoPets
pointed their strange, futuristic guns at the cowering prehistoric pets.
Kyruggi felt it was her duty to protect everyone. She got out of her cave
and stepped into the sunlight, revealing herself to the Grundos. They kept their
weapons in position.
"Ugga, grug-rugga ug?" she questioned them in her Tyrannian-tongue. The Grundos
looked at her dumbfounded. They could not speak this strange language full of
"grugs" and "uggs." However, these muscular Grundos were pushed aside by a small,
miniature Grundo with glasses and a notebook. Pushing his glasses forward on
his nose, he went over to the Tyrannian Kyrii and gave a reply. He was the translator.
"Trugga-ug, ugga ug!" he replied.
The Kyrii's eyes were filled with alarm. She spun over to her citizens, who
were now peeping out of their huts and caves.
"They are invading Tyrannia!" she screamed.
To be continued...