Working for Jhudora
Let me tell you, being on Jhudora’s good side can get you
pretty far when you get into a pretty bad predicament, or in my case, put you
into a bad predicament. But I guess I should start from the beginning, shouldn’t
Hi, My name is SasukeTheStrange. I am a Tyrannian Peophin
who managed to successfully complete a few tasks for the dark faerie Jhudora
and win her rare trust; which can receive you quite the reputation among your
fellow neopets. But before I go on, I would like to clarify that just because
one works for the dark faerie doesn’t necessarily mean that one is a bad neopet;
I am a very kind individual; but anyway, where was I?
Ahh, yes, my last task to be completed was a little...
well... "peculiar" to say the least. I was asked not to retrieve an item, but
rather to investigate something that Jhudora herself couldn’t do without drawing
too much undesired attention upon herself. She asked me to dive to the depths
of the Ruins of Maraqua and investigate a strange occurrence concerning the
Mysterious Statue near the underwater fishing area.
She informed me of an odd light that had begun to
circulate about the stone of the ominous appearing faerie periodically, and
that I was the most capable and trustworthy being for the task. It was an honor
to be trusted with such a job, but also quite nerve-racking (but of course I
never would have let Jhudora know that; she would have been very disappointed,
and more than likely, furious with me).
I swam to the depths of Maraqua where the Mysterious
Statue lay dormant and seemingly... how do I put it... statue-like; nothing
seemed out of the ordinary, but I knew that I couldn’t go back to Jhudora with
no information to relay back to her. She was counting on me and trusted me with
this task, so I had to do something. All I could do was wait around for a bit,
hoping that something would happen to either liven up the situation, or give
me something good enough to go home with... not to mention that eerie statue
gave me a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach.
It was nearly night time before something finally
happened, and even though I had been waiting all day for something like this
to take place, I knew that I really didn’t want to witness anything happening,
so it goes without saying that I was a little more that nervous when a gleaming
light started to circulate about the amulet around the faerie’s neck. Was the
mysterious faerie waking up?! It couldn’t be?! Would she be nice? Or like Jhudora?
I heaved a great sigh, knowing for a fact that I had
no other choice but to investigate. Against all odds and proper thoughts, I
somehow managed to force my body to venture nearer, and to my astonishment,
the light started to dance about in a festive manner, as if it was getting more
and more excited as I crept closer. I wasn’t too sure what to do, so upon a
whim I pulled out a small glass container and edged even nearer.
The light began to move very unnaturally, in what
appeared to be circles and then zig zags. What on Neopia was happening, I wondered.
But I really didn’t have too much time to ponder the thoughts, because as it
came within range, I swiped my container in its direction and felt a satisfying
"thump" as the strange light hit the bottom of its glass prison. I quickly sealed
the container and rushed back to Faerieland before anything else could go wrong
or take place. I was too anxious to get back to Jhudora to even think about
checking the contents of the glass bottle; the last thing I needed at that time
was for the light source to escape, forcing me to return with no evidence of
what took place. Jhudora would have my Peophin head within seconds for that
one without a doubt.
I kept up my racehorse-like speed for some time until I thought that my heart
was having trouble keeping up with me and I was struggling for air. I decided
to slow down and think about what I would say to the dark faerie upon reaching
the ink blot of a cloud that Jhudora reigned over, but all I could think about
was how she would react to my findings... but since I thought about it, I wondered
how I would react to it as well, especially as I hadn’t even checked the bottle
I came to a halt and pondered what would happen if I were to check the bottle.
The lid was on tightly, so there was no escape, but I was still a little worried
that something awful would happen all the same. Curiosity getting the better
of me in the end, I decided to take a timid peek at the contents of the glass
container. Needless to say, I was a little astonished at what I saw, and wondered
what Jhudora would think, say, or *gulp* do when she found out.
What was in the bottle, you ask? I’ll leave that suspense
for you to find out when Jhudora does. I don’t want to ruin the surprise now,
Anyway, as I was saying, I wondered if I should take
my time to the castle since I was nearly there, or rush as fast as I could to
complete the task I had taken from Jhudora. I figured it wasn’t good to keep
the dark faerie waiting for too long. She was never in a pleasant mood to begin
with, nor was she a patient person, so I decided to hurry along to the castle
that she resided in on her purple cloud.
When I finally arrived, the castle doors seemed even more intimidating than
before. I carefully entered the dark faerie’s lair and found her sitting on
her usual throne, tapping her fingers with irritation, and presented to her
the glass container and watched her reaction as she peered inside. Her eyes
widened with amazement and she let out a loud cackle.
"This is what has been causing the phenomena in Maraqua?!"
she bellowed in a voice containing annoyance and amusement simultaneously. She
hurtled the glass across the room and stormed away as it shattered behind her.
I watched in the vacant room as a small luminescent
creature reoriented itself with up and down after being tossed about and floated
away on the gentle air currents.
The mysterious light of the Mysterious Statue was
only a harmless little animal. I guess my task can be considered completed;
it's just too bad Jhudora was never in a good mood. But now what on Neopia do
I do with that little glowing creature?
I figured that I should most likely take it back to Maraqua... but that was
such a long distance away, and I was tired from my hasty trek back to Faerieland,
not to mention I would have to go about recapturing it once more, and since
Jhudora not so delicately tossed the container against the wall, I would also
have to go about finding a new bottle.
Life was never just simple, was it?