|Preparing Neopia for the Meepits
||Issue: 711 | 18th day of Celebrating, Y17
|The Bag: Part OneEvery window of every shop sparkles with red and green lights, candy canes and artificial snow. There's a Christmas tree in the doorway of every business building I pass, and even big box stores are hung with lights; large inflatable holiday characters on the roofs of many of them, waving at shoppers in the month of Celebrating wind, sending them subliminal messages to come in and buy.|
|Beneath the Haunted Woods: Part OneAn eerie and unnerving silence filled the air as the siblings made their way through the withering, creaking forest of pale trees. A thick mist shrouded the woodland in an impenetrable cloud. The lanterns did little to fend off the low visibility; the threesome walked cautiously, taking every vigilant step, minding the path ahead and the ground beneath.|
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"The Cause of the Cursed Jazan" by xenna_15
"Jazan, wait for me!”
The young Kyrii glanced behind him with a sigh. “We’ve had to stop six times now! You’re too slow, Leta!”
“It’s not my fault you’ve got longer legs than me!” the Yellow Kyrii stuck her tongue out at her older brother. “Maybe if you didn’t run so fast-!”
“There you two are,” a voice above them said. They looked up to see a Blue Uni, barely older than Jazan, flapping his wings and looking down at them. He dropped to the castle floor a moment later. “The queen told me to find you two. She says you’re late for your magic lesson, Jazan. And you’re late for your history lesson, Leta.”
The siblings groaned. “I hate magic lessons,” Prince Jazan muttered, crossing his arms. “Father makes them really difficult.”
“At least you don’t have to learn the history of the queens of Qasala,” Leta made a face. “It’s boring.”
Jazan tried for a smile, ruffling his sister’s mane of golden hair. “Trade you.”
The princess grinned up at him. “You wish. Father’s mean. I’ll take Mother any day.”
The Uni in front of them chuckled. “You two are funny.” he turned towards the princess, bowing a little. “Shall we go, your highness? I can give you a lift.”
“Ooh, yes, yes!” she giggled excitedly, scrambling onto her friends back. “Thanks Nyte!”
“Of course.” he looked back to Jazan. “Wanna go raid the kitchen after your lesson?”
“Sure,” the Kyrii grinned. “See you guys later.” He watched as Nyte turned and trotted off, breaking into a run before soaring up towards the palace ceiling, listening as his little sister shrieked gleefully.
|One Last Game|
The three by three grid of raised stone squares was mocking me at this point. It was clearly a puzzle, as there were dozens of other identical puzzles scattered throughout Neoquest III. But with those other puzzles there was usually a cipher, or a scroll with a hint, or something that would help you figure out the answer. I had scoured the entire area looking for anything that could tell me the answer to the puzzle, but to no avail.
|Hidden in the Faerie Caverns|
"Do I have to? Do I really have to?" I asked my owner. Sophie gave me a firm look and nodded. "It's not scary, don't worry. You only have to take 3 turns and you'll be there. If you can find your way in the caverns, then you will be awarded with a prize. Just picture it, Laffy_Taffy! You can get beautiful glowing wings! Or a faerie caverns stamp! Just imagine the possibilities!"
|A Neopian Day Of Giving Feast|
or the first time in Neopian history you can celebrate your Day of Giving Neopian style! Here is a list of mouth watering foods for your feast, complete with recipes!
Also by hummerthug
|10 of the Best Petpets You Didn’t Know Existed|
Picking out your pet’s best buddy (well, second best compared to you!) is an important task, and none to take too lightly. This is especially true if you’re interested in attaching a petpetpet, which will disappear once attached if you detach the petpet. No point in spending all of that dough if you fall out of love with the petpet you chose!