Supahroo the Krawk Catcher padded like a Ghostkerchief through the prickly Plurby
Bushes and delicate Bluesticks, his nose alert for anything out of the ordinary. A silence hung heavily under
the darkening clouds, and it was humid--a sure sign of an approaching storm. When the heavy rain came Krawk Island
would be filled with water, forcing the Krawks out from their holes... but for now it was enveloped in a strange
silence, giving Supahroo a chance to do a quick inventory on his Krawk catching supplies...
Author: Neopets Staff|
Date: 24 September
...BOOM! Lightning flashed and thunder crashed as rain came tumbling down. A jolt of excitement ran through
Supahroo's body as he watched the rain flood Krawk Island. Any second now, the Krawks would be coming out. He
saw something move in the distance. Figuring it was a Krawk, Supahroo dashed towards the object. It was a Dubloon.
The excitement fled Supahroo's body like helium fleeing a balloon with a hole in it. He bent over to pick up the
Dubloon in hopes that it would lead him to some Krawks. He picked up the Dubloon and heard the rustling of some
leaves. Afraid he was being watched, Supahroo turned around quickly and saw nothing except for another Dubloon.
He bent over again and noticed that his shoe was untied. As he was tying his shoe, he heard something yell, "NOW!"
Supahroo looked up from his hunched over position to see millions of Krawks rush towards him, throwing a net over
him. Supahroo screamed in hopes that a Neopian would hear him and save him. No one came to the rescue, and Supahroo
was gagged. The Krawks laughed.
"We've been watching you," one Krawk said. He seemed to be the leader. "And we don't like what you've been doing.
We have big plans for you..."
Date: 24 September
...Supahroo could feel the Krawks hot lizardy breath and see their long slithery tongues flicking in and out.
He reached down into his Krawk-catching gear and pulled out some Neodrops in his favourite traveling flavour--mint.
"You guys care for some?" he asked.
The leader of the Krawks whose name was Jed snatched away the mints and glared at Supahroo. "Apparently you
don't see the serious nature of yer sitcheeation!" he roared.
The thunder roared. All the millions of Krawks roared. Supahroo felt faint in the stink of Krawk breath. It
was their most effective weapon. But he was prepared. Still rummaging in his pack he was searching for his
mint chocolate Lupe when one of the Dubloons he had found rolled onto the muddy ground. The Krawks stared and
then roared in awe. The thunder roared and the lightning crashed. Jed reached through the net and picked up
"I think a new sitcheeation has just developed," said Jed to Supahroo. "Unhand him, mates!" Jed shouted to the
Krawks. "Foller' me," he said to Supahroo. "And don't try anything funny."
Suprahoo adjusted his gear, made sure his shoes were tied, and for luck put on his striped party hat. "Ready,"
The Krawk leader turned and led the way out of the Plurby Bushes. He slithered up the slippery slope and the
millions of Krawks with him made a noise like dry leaves rustling in the wind. Up ahead, Supahroo could see a
large building. "Quiet now..." said Jed. "They're not expecting..."
Date: 25 September
...any strangers, especially not Dubloon thieves."
Supahroo tried to protest that he hadn't stolen anything, but was muted by the terrible smell of the
Krawks' breath once again. As he pondered what his next move would be, Jed pushed him up toward the
"Over in that buildin' is the Krawk Leader. He's been wantin' some Dubloons for a long time now, but
hasn't been able to find any, like you have," Jed whispered in Supahroo's ear. Supahroo examined the
building. It wasn't much to look at, as large as it was. He could make out the yellow roof to be layers
of straw and mud. The walls were plain stone, with large, uneven holes for windows. Supahroo gathered up
his wits and took a tiny step toward the building.
"So, you say your leader needs Dubloons? They're my specialty," Supahroo replied obliviously. Maybe he
could escape after helping these miserable creatures. As the sky was filled with flashes of lightning, he
slowly made his way to the building entrance, when suddenly he heard a terrible noise...
Date: 25 September
...Supahroo's heart leaped into his mouth, quivering with fear he sank to his knees. The Krawks
all roared with laughter.
"Look at 'im, 'es scared of the Bozz!" one yelled and the rest began laughing maniacally, blowing
their bad breath in Supahroo's face.
Jed grinned and gently patted Supahroo's shoulder. "Don't mind them, go on.." He pushed Supahroo forward
towards the abandoned building. Suddenly the noise came again, it was nothing like Supahroo had ever
heard before. The Krawks were watching him closely.
"What'z 'rong? You ain't scared of the Bozz, are you?"
Supahroo took a deep breath and took one small step forward. The Krawks watched him with growing
"Hey now, whatcher think 'ya doin? Go on! Git in there!" one Krawk said.
"Blimey, you're a gilly-guts if I ever saw one!" another Krawk added from the back of the crowd.
Sweat poured down Sup's forehead. I have to buy time, he thought. Anything but that horrible looking
building. He slowly inched backwards, drawing an angry hum from the the crowd of Krawks. The Krawks were
getting excited now. They danced up and down in their rage, gabbing all the time in their horrible tongue. Not
to mention horrible breath.
"Throw him in! Throw him in!"
"Throw him--ME in?" Supharoo gasped...
Date: 26 September
...THUMP! Supahroo was thrown onto a long slide and he landed at the bottom, where it was completely
black. He became aware that he was stepping on something. Or someone! Something evil? A giant Krawk?
"Who are you?" A voice called. Something emerged from the ground. Moments later, a light was turned on and Supahroo
could see a yellow Wocky. "Grrrrr," the Wocky growled. He opened his mouth and Supahroo could see sharp teeth.
"H-h-hi," he stuttered. The Wocky shook his head. "Not another one," he grumbled.
"Another what?" Supahroo backed up till he hit the wall behind him.
"Another chicken. Another baby. Whatever!"
"What are you talking about?" Supahroo asked.
"Just because I'm mean and tough--" he showed his teeth, "doesn't mean that I am tough and vicious! I just want a
friend!" Supahroo laughed a nervous giggle and the yellow Wocky showed his teeth again. Supharoo stuck out his chest.
"I can be your friend," he said in a quiet voice. "My name is Supahroo, by the way."
"And I'm Kosco," the Wocky said. "What are you doing here?"
Supahroo looked at the floor. He mumbled something. "Speak up, mate!" Kosco yelled.
"Well, those smelly breathed Krawk threw me down here!" Just then, a door that Supahroo didn't see opened...
Date: 26 September
...a loud booming voice seemed to fill the small, stone, room... "KOSCO--it seems you have made a friend..."
Kosco looked much smaller then he had looked before. "Yea-das right! And we're gonna fight whatever you hav' in
'der--TOGETHER!" Supahroo shivered. Why did the room suddenly feel so cold? Kosco went on. "We'll figh'
your monster. We'll beat him up! And then we'll go on up and beat the rest of you K'awks. Maybe by myself
I couldn't win. But with Supah'oo, together we can work to fight that monster and win the free'om we should
hav' go'en from 'da start!!!"
Supahroo looked earnestly at Kosco. What was going to happen next? What monster was Kosco talking about?
Suddenly, the loud booming voice spoke up again (where was that voice coming from?)
"MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH! Kosco! You have shown more bravery than anyone in all of Neopia, and the
foolishness to follow it. Supahroo... do you not have anything to say to the challenge that awaits you? Is
the great Krawk Cather suddenly tongue-tied?!?"
Kosco looked up. "K'awk Catcher? Are you Supah'oo the K'awk Catcher? Why... I have come from fa' away... from
fa', fal' away, to come and meet you! And now, I fea' that our acquaintance will soon reach our good-byes. But
now, I think that since I have a famous K'awk Catcher on my side, we just might be able to win!"
Win what?!? Supahroo thought quickly about the confrontation that had occurred between the booming voice
and Kosco. But his thoughts didn't go far. The far stone fall suddenly lifted up to reveal two fiery red eyes
in the shadows. Was this the monster that Kosco was talking about...
Date: 27 September
...a low growling noise could be heard coming from the shadows of the dark room ahead. Wait, it wasn't
growling, it was a different sound...but Supahroo couldn't quite tell what it was. He glanced over at Kosco
and saw that his new friend was obviously stricken with horror, but he bravely tried to hide his fear as
they cautiously proceeded toward the eyes. It took Supahroo a few seconds to realise that they weren't moving
willingly--a strange kind of pressure was forcing them forward.
"I-I don't know about this..." Supahroo said weakly.
"It's too late t' turn back now. W' can do this, Sup'roo!" Kosco spoke with conviction, but was visibly trembling.
Ten seconds later they entered the room. The wall slammed behind them, and they were enveloped in darkness,
except for the two glowing red balls of light that had to be eyes staring at them. Supahroo could hear
faint voices coming from high above them.
"Heh heh...they thin' they have a chance against the Grinder. They sure are wrong...."
"Don't worry. That 'famous Krawk catcher' is shivering in his shoes. He can't stand up to our monster."
Suddenly the famous Blumaroo figured out that the noise that gradually was becoming louder was actually
mechanical grinds. Were they up against a robot? He pictured a thousand foot terror smashing them to bits,
Then, a glimmer of light lit up the room, and the two pets saw their opponent...
Date: 27 September
...suddenly there was a flicker of coloured lights and the 'thing' with the two fiery red eyes let out a
monstrous roar. Supahroo gasped and took two steps back. He pulled a sword out of his belt and put the sharp
end pointing in front of him. Kosco gave a little encouragement. They could then see everything clearly as
there was bright light flooding the room and there were more than a hundred Krawks grinning at them right in
front of their noses, breathing their hot, vile breath onto their sweating faces. There was also a towering
Krawk with a vast stomach and teeth like razors and as large as Supahroo himself. They Krawks laughed slyly
and then looked at each other. Then they attacked!
Supahroo swung his sword round amazingly fast in circles making himself a barrier that no small Krawk could
break. Kusco bared his teeth at the Krawks he could deal with. The Krawks screeched and frowned, frustrated.
The largest, most powerful and terrifying Krawk of all picked Supahroo up by the head and breathed green-coloured
gas onto him. This made Supahroo doze into a deep sleep and Kosco was all-alone. He could not possibly face all
these horrific creatures by himself...
Date: 28 September
...he jumped at all the Krawks with swinging, repelling feet. They were all knocked down. He closed his eyes and
dramatically played 'pinata' with his sword. He dared not open them. Finally he did, and he made a mistake doing so,
for Krawk juice went all over his precious fur. He finally went on his way, taking Supahroo with
him, and to their surprise, the dark, scary woods turned into beautiful rainbows and clouds. The stars hung
low, shining their tiny light. Then a Gelert led them, without a word, into his kitchen, whereas they dined on
fabulous Skeith Biscuits. Suddenly, horrible sounds began to proceed. Then a clatter of glass broke the silence.
Then, more Krawks filed in and began to attack them. Supahroo leaped toward them and... that, my friends, was the very
last time we ever saw Supahroo the so-called Krawk Catcher and his brave little friend, Kosco.
Date: 28 September