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Every week we will be starting a new Story Telling competition - with great prizes! The current prize is 2000 NP, plus a rare item!!! This is how it works...

We start a story and you have to write the next few paragraphs. We will select the best submissions every day and put it on the site, and then you have to write the next one, all the way until the story finishes. Got it? Well, submit your paragraphs below!

Story Seventy One - Ends April 5th

Loof the Lupe woke up to a beautiful morning in Tyrammet. He was there on business, but as always he was enjoying the trip as if he were on vacation. After a good stretch, Loof parted the straw curtain of the private hut he'd been generously given by the council of elders and stepped outside for a breath of fresh primitive air.

A Tyrannian who was sharpening his spear nearby yelled out to Loof. "Mr. Lirpa, you're about to step in some fresh dung!"

Loof stopped mid-step. "Ha ha! You're right old chap. You're absolutely right," Loof said. He bowed to the heap of dung. "And a good morning to you."

Loof strolled over to the Town Hall to join the elders Kyruggi, Tekeli-li and Grarrg at the Town Hall for a delicious breakfast and to discuss a special project he was working on for Tyrannia.

"Carrot and Pea, my favorite!" Loof said, tearing a chunk out of his piece of Giant Omelette.

Before breakfast was finished, they heard a commotion below. Loof and the elders peered down to the plateau. A trio of Myncis were standing there...

Author: Neopets Staff
Date: 1 April
...beating on drums and restringing broken guitars. Loof yelled down to them, "Fellows do you need a hand with tuning your instruments?"

They looked up at him and laughed. "What does a Lupe know about Tyrannian instruments?"

"Plenty," Loof shouted out to them, and with that he ran outside to show them...

Author: Meranda10
Date: 1 April
..."I used to be in the Tyrannian Marching Band!" Loof said excitedly. "Don't you remember the great parades we did?" he bragged as he restrung one of he broken guitars.

"Wow, my mandolin sounds great now!" shouted one of the Myncis. Loof had restrung and fixed all the broken guitars and string instruments. He also made the drums louder, and they boomed better than ever.

"Here's something for you because you helped us," said a different Mynci, as he handed Loof something wrapped in fancy and decorated papyrus.

Before Loof could thank the Myncis, they had disappeared. Loof turned to one of the elders. "I wonder what it could be?" he said curiously. Loof started unwrapping the gift and...

Author: Wizeguy45
Date: 2 April
...it suddenly exploded, showering Loof and all of the elders with fresh dung. The stench was terrible, and the flies gathered around as if it were a buffet in a fancy restaurant.

"Is that all the thanks I get for making the instruments better than ever!?" cried the poor Lupe. "All I get for my hard work is fresh dung!?"

One of the elders stopped the hysterical Loof. In his slow and sullen way, the aged Pet pointed towards a large chunk of dung which had rocketed out of the Myncis' gift just moments before.

Clearing some of the dung away, Loof saw something shimmer. Confused, he continued. The object shone a radiant gold in the sunlight...

Author: Kittykat_neo
Date: 2 April
...and caught everyone's attention.

Loof gasped. "A golden mandolin!" he said, picking it up. The elders gazed with amazement.

"I guess those Myncis were grateful after all," an elder said. "Perhaps they wish for you to play with them, Loof."

Loof found a paper inside the mandolin. He took it out and read:

Dear Whoever was showered in dung and
obtained this mandolin of gold,

YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO CORDIALLY ATTEND
OUR BAND CONCERT IN TYRANNIA! YOU WILL
CORDIALLY PLAY WITH US THERE, AND BECOME
CORDIALLY FAMOUS!

Cordially,
The Dung Myncis

Loof suddenly became depressed. "They're gonna probably play in dung. I can't do this..."

Author: Pichublues
Date: 3 April
..."I just got a pedicure! Plus, the golden strings on this mandolin are impossible to pluck, and I don't have opposable thumbs!!"

He wanted to become "cordially famous," but these Dung Myncis seemed very odd, not at all the type of creatures Loof hung around with. He flopped down on the soft ground and thought about what was more important...fame or a maintained pedicure (pedicures are, after all, quite expensive).

Finally, he jumped to his feet and cried, "Eureka! If I become famous, then I can buy ALL THE PEDICURES I WANT!!"

Happy, he headed to the Tyrannian Concert Hall. He took the note the Dung Myncis had left and picked up the golden mandolin. He started to practice on the mandolin, hoping to soften the strings.

An hour (and many blisters) later, he had succeeded: the mandolin strings were now ready to be played on. Note in hand, he headed to the Ticket Booth, where he discovered yet another unexpected surprise...

Author: Fire_and_flirtation Date: 3 April
..."You Mr. Lirpa?" the (in Loof's opinion) grumpy ticket seller shouted as Loof passed him.

"Why, yes," he replied, stopping.

"Package for you," the ticket seller said, giving him a parcel wrapped in papyrus.

Rather like the one earlier, Loof thought. "Oh thank you very much. Would you kindly open it for me?" he said, ready to duck down if needed. He remembered the exploding dung and shuddered. But then, it had given him a chance to be "cordially famous."

As the ticket seller unwrapped it, something, a box maybe, fell out. Loof sighed with relief.

"Thank you again, sir," Loof said to the ticket seller. He began to walk carefully, so as not to damage his pedicure (he had gotten another one). He walked directly to the dressing room to prepare himself for the concert as well as for being "cordially famous." He heard the door knob turn, and in walked the Dung Mynciscovered in...well, dung. Loof, being a polite Lupe, stifled a groan and asked where his costume was.

"Oh, that. Have you got the box?" said the largest Mynci, probably the lead singer.

"Yes," replied Loof. "Should I open it?"

"That's what a box is for."

"Very well then." Loof lifted the lid...

Author: Majestic_fire
Date: 4 April
...and piles of fresh dung exploded all over him.

"There!" the largest Mynci exclaimed. "Your costume. And might I add you look and smell simply stunning." He and they other players walked away, joking and laughing all the while.

Before the band rounded the corner, one Mynci called back, "Meet us just outside the Tyrannian Concert Hall at 6:30 sharp! We begin at seven."

When the Myncis were gone, dung and all, Loof muttered, "Oh...man, look at me. (Loof would have swore, but he was too much of a gentlemen to do so.) Loof daintily picked off all the extra dung so there was only a thin layer covering him. The stench was terrible.

"Let's see. It's 5:00 now. That gives me time to fix my hair and," he plucked a note on his mandolin, "tune and soften my strings." The strings had become stiff again.

At 6:30 Loof found the Dung Myncis in a huddle. He jogged over to where they were and joined the little circle.

"I'm here," Loof said, holding up his mandolin.

"I'm sorry," the Dung Mynci said. "We seem to be having some difficulties. "You see..."

Author: Monster939
Date: 4 April
..."we normally like to arrive in style. If you were at our last concert, we came in riding on Chombys. We were due to be shot out of cannons tonight, but they haven't turned up."

Loof sighed in relief. "Cannons! Are you mad! Can't you just walk in like normal?" Loof said in a hopeful way.

As the Dung Myncis pondered on what they should do, Loof had an idea. "I've got it, its perfect!!"

With that, he carefully picked up his mandolin and ran out the door. Loof ran all the way from the backstage area to the Town Hall, where he knew there was a meeting being held.

"Why Mr. Lirpa, you're...well, you're covered in dung!" said Kyruggi.

Loof breathlessly explained the situation.

"Well, I see your problem, but what's it got to do with us?"

Loof replied, "Well, I was thinking, you know the town project, the parade for tomorrow? I was thinking, maybe we could have it...now."

They agreed and told all the dancers, gymnasts, clowns and float owners to hurry down to the Tyrannian Concert Hall. It was going so smoothly until...

Author: Crazylittlefunkytash Date: 5 April
...Loof and the other town elders heard a gigantic explosion, followed by streams of lava shooting up in the air! It seemed a volcano had exploded just north of Tyrannia!

Loof knew he had to do something, but first he had to warn the Dung Myncis. He found them below stage talking about their big opening, or lack thereof.

Loof cried, "QUICK WE HAVE TO GET OUT! THE VOLCANO ERUPTED!"

The somewhat geeky Mynci looked up, "I may have a plan..."

Everyone looked at him questioningly.

"I've been working on a chemical that when applied to lava turns it into dung," the geeky Mynci said.

Loof laughed slightly at the thought of dung saving the village from a volcano, but it was their only hope!

The Dung Myncis and Loof went outside to see the lava approaching the city very quickly. He took out the dung-changing potion and, with the help of his sling shot, flung the dung into the lava.

The lava kept coming, however, and faster than ever. Loof and the Myncis tried to take cover, but just as the lava was about to consume them all, it turned to dung. It kept flowing and flowing with them in it. It flowed past the Town Hall and up to the Tyrannian Concert Hall, where it shot them up in a fountain of dung just as the announcer said,

"And HERE ARE THE DUNG MYNCIS AND THEIR SPECIAL GUEST, LOOF!"

It looked like they made their big entrance after all!

The End

Author: Bkstbanana
Date: 5 April



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