Main Page Go to Short Stories Go back to Articles Go to Comics Go to Continued Series Go to Editorial Go to New Series

Show All | Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7 | Week 8 | Week 9 | Week 10 | Week 11 | Week 12 | Week 13 | Week 14 | Week 15 | Week 16 | Week 17 | Week 18 | Week 19 | Week 20 | Week 21 | Week 22 | Week 23 | Week 24 | Week 25 | Week 26 | Week 27 | Week 28 | Week 29 | Week 30 | Week 31 | Week 32 | Week 33 | Week 34 | Week 35 | Week 36 | Week 37 | Week 38 | Week 39 | Week 40 | Week 41 | Week 42 | Week 43 | Week 44 | Week 45 | Week 46 | Week 47 | Week 48 | Week 49 | Week 50 | Week 51 | Week 52 | Week 53 | Week 54 | Week 55 | Week 56 | Week 57 | Week 58 | Week 59 | Week 60 | Week 61 | Week 62 | Week 63 | Week 64 | Week 65 | Week 66 | Week 67 | Week 68 | Week 69 | Week 70 | Week 71 | Week 72 | Week 73 | Week 74 | Week 75 | Week 76 | Week 77 | Week 78 | Week 79 | Week 80 | Week 81 | Week 82 | Week 83 | Week 84 | Week 85 | Week 86 | Week 87 | Week 88 | Week 89 | Week 90 | Week 91 | Week 92 | Week 93 | Week 94 | Week 95 | Week 96 | Week 97 | Week 98 | Week 99 | Week 100 | Week 101 | Week 102 | Week 103 | Week 104 | Week 105 | Week 106 | Week 107 | Week 108 | Week 109 | Week 110 | Week 111 | Week 112 | Week 113 | Week 114 | Week 115 | Week 116 | Week 117 | Week 118 | Week 119 | Week 120 | Week 121 | Week 122 | Week 123 | Week 124 | Week 125 | Week 126 | Week 127 | Week 128 | Week 129 | Week 130 | Week 131 | Week 132 | Week 133 | Week 134 | Week 135 | Week 136 | Week 137 | Week 138 | Week 139 | Week 140 | Week 141 | Week 142 | Week 143 | Week 144 | Week 145 | Week 146 | Week 147 | Week 148 | Week 149

Neopia's Fill in the Blank News Source | 26th day of Awakening, Yr 22
The Neopian Times Week 56 > Neopian News Brief

The Neopian News Brief

Hello and welcome to this latest edition of The Neopian News Brief, your one-stop summary of all the stories that have been making headlines throughout Neopia during the past week. We've got all kinds of things to discuss, so let's not waste any time...

Our lead item this week is the much-anticipated arrival of the Turmaculus, an immense beast who makes his home in the lush environs of Meridell. As a young Turmac, the creature proved to have an unprecedented appetite, which caused him to grow and grown until reaching his current gargantuan proportions. Despite spending most of the day sleeping, this so-called "King of All Petpets" is known to be exceedingly generous if found in a good mood. However, it's also been said that those who catch him at a bad time are doomed to suffer a horrible fate, so beware!

Speaking of gargantuan appetites, your pets will be glad to know that a number of tantalising treats found their way onto the shelves this past week. It all began on Wednesday, when the Breadmaster introduced three new baked items (fruit tarts, hot crossed buns, and chocolate eclairs).

Meanwhile, over in Faerieland, four more scrumptious snacks were revealed as lemon Faerie mousse, fizzy Faerie jelly, fluffy Faerie hot cakes and fancy Faerie floats all made their debuts. On Friday, Grundo's Cafe unveiled two eerily edible types of wiggle cakes; get yours now in either strawberry or lime!


One story getting a lot of attention has been the stamp collecting craze currently sweeping Neopia. Ever since stamps made their debut on Thursday, Neopians have been flocking to the Post Office Kiosk with hopes of getting their paws on some stamps to place in their album. However, given the fact that stamps with rarities as low as twenty (such as the Mystery Island Kougra stamp) are currently selling for thousands of points, it might be wise to cash in on the craze while you can, then fill up your album once prices have fallen.


Should you decide to be one of the few Neopians who doesn't spend their entire weekend in the Post Office Kiosk, then it might be a good idea to swing by the Grooming Parlour and pick up one of the supercool new items that went on sale this week. Who wouldn't love to treat one of their pets to some super curling gel, daisy nail polish, or a little eau de daisy?


Have you mastered the fine art of Scarab 21? Looking for something a little more challenging than Cheat!? Well then, maybe Round Table Poker is the game for you. Once you've brushed up on the rules and practiced your poker face, it's time to pull up a chair and give it your best. Be sure to watch your opponents closely, because it'll take a keen eye and a strong hand to pile up enough chips to keep advancing through the tournaments...

With the week drawing to a close, the Rainbow Pool remains as crowded as ever, thanks to a parade of new paint brush styles that continue rolling out at a breakneck pace. Tuesday saw the release of shadow Tonu, starry JubJubs and island Eyries, while Wednesday featured the premiere of pirate Chias and cloud Draiks. Receiving their second paint brush of the week, baby Tonu became available on Friday. Not wanting to miss out on the fun, Ganuthors caused quite a stir on Tuesday, as they unveiled three new styles of their own (green, blue and brown).

Speaking of creating a stir, NeoQuest fanatics had cause for celebration on Thursday, as news that work on a sequel to their favourite game had begun. Immediately, the air was rife with speculation. What species would the central characters be? Where would the story take place? Would NeoQuest II occur in the future, or in some ancient, long-ago land? This is one story that we'll definitely have to keep checking on as it develops...

Now it's time to take a look at the leading stories coming from the world of finance. It looks as though the Neopian economy has settled into a bit of a slump, as the Neodaq index posts a loss for the third time in four weeks, falling fourteen points to reach 827. Leading the way among this week's losers was... no, not BOOM! Boom Boxes (although they did fall another twenty-five points)... but rather, the Confederation of Fish Lovers, whose shares plunged an incredible twenty-eight points, all the way down to fourteen NPs a share.

COFL and BOOM were just two of five companies that went into limbo after falling below the dreaded fifteen NP mark. On the other hand, six companies received some good news during these troubled economic times when their stocks climbed back over fifteen NPs, bringing the total number of companies currently out of commission down to twenty-four. Among those who managed to resume trading this week was Peophin Water Parks, which rode an impressive twelve point gain to bring their share price back up to a respectable nineteen NPs.

However, the honour of being the week's biggest winner goes to Lupe Consolidated, whose shares rose a surprising nineteen points, jumping all the way to fifty-three NPs. LUPE is now firmly entrenched as the number two stock on the index (a solid twenty-one points ahead of the number three stock, Kacheek and Sons Landscaping), and has clearly emerged as the favourite to challenge the mighty Neopian Auction House for the title of "King of the Big Board."

So then, will TNAH be able to fight off this latest challenge and keep its share price around 140, or will Lupe Consolidated be able to rise up and take a bite out of them? Only time will tell....

Check out previous Neomarket Reports:
| week 1 | week 2 | week 3 | week 4 | week 5 | week 6 | week 7 | week 8 | week 9 | week 10 | week 11 | week 12 | week 13 | week 14 | week 15 | week 16 | week 17 | week 18 | week 19 | week 20 | week 21 | week 22 | week 23 | week 24 | week 25 | week 26 | week 27 | week 28 | week 29 | week 30 | week 31 | week 32 | week 33 | week 34 | week 35 | week 36 | week 37 | week 38 | week 39 | week 40 | week 41 | week 42 | week 43 | week 44 | week 45 | week 46 | week 47 | week 48 | week 49 | week 50 | week 51 | week 52 | week 53 | week 54 | week 55 |

Search :
Great stories!

Hard as Ice: Part One
"Ah

by battlesunn


This Old Thing
Well, it's not much, but if you find the match to it you'll be just fine.

by mirri6


Games Room Dilemma?
You

by 10rose10


The Pant Devil Attacks
Well, sort of...

by evilxena


Oputuk and Cumulo: The Perfect Present... Fish Flavoured Ice Cream?
"...I know your idea of a present isn

by blueberry13579


Neopets | Main | Articles | Editorial
Short Stories | Comics | New Series | Continued Series | Search