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The Neopian Times Week 38 > New Series > Grugga and the Dung Catapult: Part One

Grugga and the Dung Catapult: Part One

by animal_lover3332

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 the climate.

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 his mouth.

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 elder.

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...

Previous Episodes

Grugga and the Dung Catapult: Part Two

Grugga and the Dung Catapult: Part Three

Grugga and the Dung Catapult: Part Four

Grugga and the Dung Catapult: Part Five

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