Blueprints and sketches of a large, evil looking mansion with gargoyles and
tall, pointy turrets were spread across a beautifully polished table in the middle of a torch lit cave.
Hubrid Nox, who was practising new evil gestures in the mirror, was draped in a black velvet cape,
and his fangs had hints of red that he secretly coloured in that night. In his hands he held a tattered
copy of the Gallery of Evil with his picture pasted over that silly Jelly Chia... but it was no use at
all--without an evil mansion he was just another Chia with hopes of making it into the Gallery of Evil...
Author: Neopets Staff|
Date: 27 August
...Hubrid has tried everything to get into the Gallery of Evil. He has stolen donations from the Money
Tree, robbed NeoHomes, raided unexpecting stores when they were about to close for the night, and tried
to steal the magical items from the Hidden Tower in Faerieland. All in vain. He changed his look from
a Green Chia, to a Chokato Chia, then finally to his look now. His looks never helped him and his living
arrangements never have either. At first he lived in a happy NeoHome but later ran away to live with
other Chias that were in the life of mischief. His cave has been home to him since he left the old gang
of pickpockets. He thought about living in the old Chocolate Factory but the thought of eating everything
made of chocolate made him sick. He never really liked sweets that much. With his mind trailing off
with ideas, he looked down on Haunted Woods from his cave and spotted a tall, dark outline of a house...
Date: 27 August
...that house had to be his. It was the best place for a Chia who wanted so badly to be in the Gallery of
Evil to live in. Hubrid had to think of a way to make that house his. Little did he know that the perfect
plan would "hit him in the head" just a while later. Hubrid walked back into his cave and prepared for
what could change his life forever. He was going to that house and doing anything he had to do to make
that house and a spot in the Gallery of Evil his. Hubrid blew out the only light source in his cave, a
small candle covered in spider webs, and left. A few minutes later, Hubrid was walking down the long, dark,
dreary path to the Haunted Woods. While planning what his first move would be, he was knocked on the head.
But what hit him? Oh no! It couldn't have been... yes... it was a...
Date: 27 August
...rolled up piece of paper!!! Up ahead there were two pets arguing "I am not living in this spooky house
any more!!" yelled out a Kau's voice. "Go get the deed dear, we have nowhere else to live!" said a Zafara's
voice. "I don't care! It's either the house or me!!" said the woman's voice. "Alright dear, this was a
tough decision, but I'm choosing you," said the Zafara. "It was 'tough' I'm obviously more
important than this rickety old house!!!" said the Kau. Then Hubrid heard them walking away, he picked
up the piece of paper the Kau had thrown. It was old and yellow and the writing was in old English
calligraphy. At the top of the paper, in dark black letters, it read "DEED". Below that it read:
"As the holder of this letter you are the owner of the house located 1313 13th street, Black Cat Avenue,
Haunted Wood. Yattah, yattah, yattah..." Hubrid didn't care about the rest of the letter! He finally had
that house! He would be an evil Chia at last! He stepped towards the house and opened the creaky door.
Inside, candles lined the walls. Spyder webs were everywhere. It was perfect! Little did Hubrid know...
Date: 28 August
...that the house wasn't perfect... not even close.... Sure, it was dark and spooky enough, but where
were the ghosts rattling chains? Where were the skeletons jumping out of closets? Where were the walls
dripping gooey red substances? "I have a lot of work to do," Hubrid thought to himself, but it shouldn't
be too hard, and then I'll finally be the evil enough to belong in the Hall of Evil! Hubrid couldn't wait
so he quickly made a list of what he would need to perfect his new home and set off to find a couple of
ghosts, a few spooky skeletons, tons of red goop, and several other little touches for his home. His first
stop was the pumpkin patch, for everyone knows that there are hundreds of ghosts there. He had no trouble
to convince a few of them to leave their pumpkins and move to his home. The skeletons weren't a problem
either, in fact, in no time at all everything was crossed off his list, well, everything except red goop.
He wasn't sure what he could use for red goop, and he certainly couldn't be evil enough without it. All
of a sudden, another idea hit him... literally...
Date: 28 August
Hubrid spun angrily towards his attackers, but the young pack of Lupes fired off another round of
tomatoes into the poor Chia's eyes, blurring his vision, and scampered off. He could hear them
sniggering to each other as they left,
"Did you see that cape he was wearing?"
"And those fangs!"
"Doesn't he know it isn't Halloween?"
"Stupid Chia! We should've eaten him there and put him out of his misery!!"
Rigid with fury, Hubrid removed the tomatoes from his fur as best he could, but it was
becoming miserably clear that he was going to have to have a bath first. No respectable evil
Chia should be seen in such a humiliated state. And having a bath would mean not being able
to find the red goop tonight! That made him even angrier, so angry that he nearly ripped
out some of his fur when removing the final tomato.
"Stupid tomatoes," thought he, "They're so gooey they always stick to your..." Light bulb!
Rubbing his sticky paws together in devilish delight and forgetting completely how messy he was,
he scampered on in the direction he was sure he'd seen some tomatoes...
Date: 29 August
...and he found a pile of tomatoes in the middle of nowhere. How strange! So he looked around
carefully, then took a few back to his hideout. All of a sudden, he was attacked by the same Lupes!
"We feel hungry now! Your life ends here, Chia!" and the Alpha Lupe jumped out to eat Poor Hubrid.
Hubrid's life flashed before his eyes, but also an idea flashed before his eyes! He is the evilest
Chia ever! He isn't going to let any weak wild Lupe defeat him! He squished the tomatoes over the
Lupe's eyes, temporarily blinding him. He whipped out his Attack Fork and WHAM! The other Lupes were
shocked and ran away as fast as they could.
The next day in his cave, he was reading the Neopian Times when he discovered something:
"EVIL CHIA EATS HUNTER LUPE!
RED GOOP EVERYWHERE!"
He had been seen! And his eyes started to glitter as he continued to read: "Nomination for Gallery
of Evil: Hubrid Nox - Lupes beware of this evil Chia of the night! You might as well try and eat the Jelly
Chia rather than eat this one!
The next day he decided to try and improve his evilness. He came across a strange little ghetto... a
board across the top read: Pant Devil Dojo...
Date: 29 August
...As he creaked open the door, a high, reedy voice screamed, "Who goes there?!"
The Pant Devil was one of the most frightening creatures alive. He stole others' things
and scared all Neopians till they had nightmares every day. He defied the law, and
Hubrid Nox looked bold and unafraid. "The most Evil Chia in the whole world." Hubrid flipped
his cape around and stuck out his chest.
"Fool!" a deep, dark voice scorned. "There are many more evil Chias than you!"
"How come they never show themselves?" Hubrid challenged.
"They never will," the dark voice answered. "But I will."
And the Pant Devil suddenly swooped down on him...
Date: 30 August
...Hubrid didn't know what to do. He didn't expect the Pant Devil to actually attack
him. He ran in terror as the monster flew towards him. Suddenly, he slipped on a Bar of
Soap the Pant Devil had stolen earlier and fell right on his face. The Pant Devil laughed
and picked up Hubrid. Hubrid tried to get away, but couldn't.
"So you think you're so tough, eating all those Lupes. Let's see how tough you are when
someone a little bigger with that is trying to eat you."
And with that, the Pant Devil tossed him into a pot boiling with all kinds of vegetables.
Hubrid simply shivered with fear, as the Pant Devil moved in, preparing to put the pot's
lid on him.
Just when things seemed at their worst, Hubrid suddenly had to sneeze. He let out a huge
sneeze sending the Pant Devil crashing into a pile of Neggs he had stolen from the Neggery
"W-w-what, what are you?" The Pant Devil shouted in fear, hiding in the pile of Neggs.
Hubrid stood in awe at the evil devil shivering with fear. He looked at the contents of the
boiling pot as he stood out. Cheops Plant, Ergy Fruit, and Tchea Fruit slices. Hubrid was
deathly allergic to Tchea Fruit. Hubrid suddenly got a plan, and for once in his life, it was a
very evil plan...
Date: 30 August
"Why, I'm just a helpless, harmless Chia," he said, his voice dripping with what he hoped
was cruelty and mockery. He pasted his best leer on his face as he climbed out of the cooking
pot and stalked toward the Pant Devil. "Don't you agree?"
The devil began to shake harder, his glowing, pupil-less eyes focused on Hubrid.
"Certainly I'm not evil," Hubrid continued. "In fact, I would never do something like... THIS!"
He bolted down the slice of Tchea Fruit that he had swiped from the pot, and grinned his most evil
grin. Suddenly, his face began to contort as his allergies began to act up.
"Whatever you're planning to do," the Pant Devil hissed, "don't even try! I am the most evil,
the most feared--"
Hubrid had given up listening and was trying to stay on his feet as his body rocked back and forth.
The Pant Devil struggled to right itself. "What do you think you're --"
A small explosion and a cloud of dust ensued. Through his sneeze, Hubrid distantly heard a
high-pitched scream. As the dust cleared and as Hubrid managed to get himself back on his feet,
he peered blearily through watery eyes. The Pant Devil was gone--presumably, he had left the building
through the rather large hole that was now part of the wall (and under something other than his
own volition). A piece of the ceiling fell to Hubrid's feet.
"Well, THIS should get me into the Gallery of Evil," Hubrid snuffled. "It had better! I'm going to
have hives for a WEEK..."
Date: 31 August
...Then when Hubrid woke the next day he got up and walked down the road, gobbling up a few
Lupes as he went and he collected his newspaper and there on the front headlines was the most
beautiful thing he ever saw:
NEW EVIL DOER FOR THE
GALLERY OF EVIL.
Then underneath it read: Hubrid Nox made his way into the Gallery of Evil last night for
somehow making the most feared creature that walked on our planet disappear. Some may think
he is a hero, others would rather not get eaten and stay out of his way.
"YEEEEEEESSSSSSSSS!" screamed Hubrid. "I-I_I mean MUHHAAAAAA HAAA HAAAAAAAA MUH HAAAAAAAAAAAA
HA HA HA!"
Date: 31 August