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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 Seven Hundred Ninety Ends Friday, October 13

Brent finally reached the shores of Krawk Island, swooping down he landed on the sandy beach not far from the Governor's Mansion.

Weary the Eyrie stumbled and landed belly down on the sand.

A gentle wave of sea water brushed against him, which awoke him a little.

Squinting the Eyrie focused on something shiny poking from the sand.

"Don't even think about it, that's mine!" An unfriendly voice shouted.

Brent shifted his gaze to see...

Author: _interrupted_
Date: Oct 9th
...a grizzled Krawk leaning on a gnarled wooden walking stick stumbling through the sand. He plucked the item - an ordinary bronze dubloon - and put it into his shabby jacket's pocket. "I saw it first. You remember that," the Krawk said, pointing his stick shakily at Brent before hobbling away.

"That was weird," Brent murmured, but he quickly shook it off. If he wanted to hang out on the beach all day, he would have gone to Mystery Island. He had other business to attend to, so he started to make his way into the town.

"Wait, wait! Please, Mister, you didn't happen to see an old Krawk around, have you?" a voice behind Brent cried.

Brent turned to see a Poogle bounding up behind him. "Yeah, he yelled at me, picked up a dubloon, and left. I wasn't about to fight some old Krawk over a one dubloon coin," Brent replied with a shrug.

"How could you let him get away?" the Poogle said incredulously. "I can't believe this, I was so close. Did you seriously not realize that Krawk is..."

Author: catchinglights
Date: Oct 9th
"...the dread pirate No-Beard? I've been chasing after his ship for weeks, he's wanted all over Neopia for piracy, arson, causing a public nuisance and stealing my hat."

"Er...he just looked like an ordinary old Krawk to me...he didn't seem to be able to walk too well..." Brent stammered.

The Poogle let out a long, exasperated sigh. "That's exactly what he wants you to think! He acts like a doddering old grouch, then the next thing you know, you're watching him sailing off with your ship, all your Neopoints, and your best hat. The one with the nicest feather in it."

The Eyrie didn't really know what to say, and the Poogle looked so fierce he kept his beak shut.

"I'm Captain Cowrie. I've sworn to follow him all over these seas to bring him to justice," the Poogle said, shaking some sand out of her ears. "You say he was after a dubloon?"

"Yes, I guess so. He seemed pretty attached to it."

The Captain's eyes narrowed, and she looked a little worried. "I don't think that was an ordinary dubloon. It must have been..."

Author: fleurdust
Date: Oct 10th
"...the Dubloon of Fate!"

When Brent merely blinked at her, nonplussed, the Poogle sighed and continued, "It's a magic coin that, when flipped, will answer your questions about the future. Heads means yes, and tails means no... or is it the other way around?"

The Poogle shook her head, confused. "Anyway, if No-Beard has that coin, it'll be even harder to catch him than before! He'll anticipate my every move!"

Brent felt a pang of guilt that he had let the pirate take the coin, but he told Cowrie that he needed to get going now. Captain Threelegs would be awaiting his delivery of Everlasting Apples, which were stuffed into the rucksack on Brent's back. But all of a sudden, Brent made a horrible realization...

Author: millyandsugar
Date: Oct 10th
...that stopped him in his tracks.

His rucksack was hanging half open, filled with stones.

"Wait... Where did all my Everlasting Apples go?" he cried.

Captain Cowrie didn't look surprised.

"I told you, that Krawk is sneakier than you think," she said, a look of pity etched into her features. "I can say without a doubt that he must've taken them, and filled your bag with rocks while you weren't looking."

Brent shook his head. "But I had my eyes on him the whole time! He just took the Dubloon from me and walked off!"

"That's the point," replied Captain Cowrie. "While your attention is fixed on him, one of his henchmen sneaks behind you and takes your valuables. Even if you just bought them and only got to wear them once," she added wistfully.

"I'll be in so much trouble if I don't get those Apples to Captain Threelegs in time," Brent said.

A look of determination came upon Captain Cowrie's face. "We've got to catch that plunderer!"

"But how?" asked Brent. "He's got the Dubloon of Fate now, he'll find out whatever we plan!"

Captain Cowrie deliberated his words. Then, her eyes lit up.

"I know a way we can catch him by surprise. Something he'll never anticipate..."

Author: annaisme2006
Date: Oct 11th
After the Poogle told her plan to Brent, he looked at her with a furrowed brow and a frown on his face. "Will...will that really work?" the Eyrie asked hesitantly.

"I've been chasing this scoundrel for a while. There's no doubt he'll fall for the trap, hook, line, and sinker," Cowrie replied. "But we don't have much time. For all we know, he could be setting sail from Krawk Island by tonight at the earliest."

Without another word, Cowrie started running towards the busy streets of Krawk Island, motioning to Brent to follow her lead. He rushed after her, doubt still tickling his mind.

***

After zipping from alley to alley for half an hour, the two continued to stealthily make their way through the backstreets, searching for the pirate. Soon, Brent whispered, "Look, there he is! He's alone right now!"

Cowrie turned her head in the direction he was pointing and saw No-Beard cackling about something while polishing the Dubloon that shone in his claw.

The Eyrie asked, "Won't he know we're coming after him right now?"

Peeking from the shadows, the Poogle muttered back, "Not as long as he has no reason to be suspicious. After all, the Dubloon only helps when you have a direct question to ask of it. Anyways, it's time to carry out our plan."

Brent nodded and brought out a large megaphone the two had bought along the way. Bringing it to his beak, he cheerfully announced, "Free gourmet appetizers at the Golden Dubloon, only today! First come, first serve for any Neopet! And for the first twenty Neopets, your entire meal is free!"

It didn't take long before the pair could hear excited shouts and a rumbling of feet stomping down the street. No-Beard stood up, a glint in his eye and a nasty smile crawling across his face.

Her eyes focused on the pirate, Cowrie instructed, "Wait for it..." As soon as the words left her lips, the two saw the largest crowd they had ever seen stampeding through the street...

Author: shiharu
Date: Oct 11th
Cowrie immediately leapt atop a stack of barrels next to the Little Nippers Petpet Shop and made her way onto the structure’s roof. Once there, she hid herself seamlessly behind one of the wooden awnings. Between her graceful agility and the distraction of the stampeding herd, the Poogle was confident that no one had seen her. She waited quietly from her vantage point until it was time to give Brent the signal. Her heart raced as she carefully scanned the hurried crowd.

Finally, her suspicions were confirmed; making his way through the crowd was No-Beard with an iniquitous grin across his face. Sneakily, he pickpocketed distracted Neopet after distracted Neopet of their hard-earned dubloons and belongings. Cowrie silently chuckled to herself. No-Beard couldn’t resist an easy opportunity to pillage, and now the pirate was unknowingly falling into her trap!

“Weeeee wooooo”, the Poogle chirped as she gave her best rendition of the native petpet. She watched as Brent sprang into action, an obvious sign that he had heard her signal.

Brent pulled a beautiful red feathered hat out of his bag and placed it securely upon his head. The pair had bought it earlier that afternoon at the Krawk Fashions Shop after concocting this plan. If Captain Cowrie knew No-Beard – and she did – she knew that he would never be able to resist such a stylish hat!

Brent then joined the crowd, hurrying about carelessly with a sack filled haphazardly with cheap dubloons. The Eyrie would be No-Beard’s perfect target, and he’d never anticipate that it was a ruse!

From her hiding place, the Poogle watched as No-Beard began his approach on the bumbling Eyrie.

“Weeeeeeeee wooooooooo!” she called again.

Brent began angling his path closer to the Little Nippers Shop.

Their plan was perfectly executed! Just as Brent neared the shop’s awning, the Krawk began to stealthfully reach for the bright red hat.

Without hesitation, Captain Cowrie leaped down from her hiding place onto the thieving Krawk! “AH HAH!”

Soon after…

Author: voiceprint
Date: Oct 12th
Brent heard No-Beard moan as the wizened Krawk hit the cobblestones, his cane skittering away from him across the stone street. Captain Cowrie popped up on her feet, a triumphant gleam in her eye and a bagful of dubloons in her fist.

The Eyrie glanced around hastily but the inhabitants of this Krawk Island square seemed to acknowledge this as a semi-normal event since no one particularly spared a glance in their direction.

“I’ll just take this as payment for stealing my hat,” Cowrie said. She tossed her head back and laughed roughly, as if she’d just said a funny joke. “Thanks for your help,” Cowrie said, tossing Brent a one dubloon coin with a wink. She then tossed a sack over her shoulder and disappeared in the hustle of passing marketers.

“No-Beard, I want my everlasting apples,” Brent said, cowering over the Krawk who had managed to hoist himself into a sitting position.

“I don’t know nothing ‘bout no apples,” the Krawk barked. “And I ain’t No-Beard. She is,” he said, jerking his head in the direction the Poogle has vanished...

How will this story end...

Author: treeword
Date: Oct 13th
"Wait...what?" Brent said. He tried getting other words out, but his throat grew dry, and he could only move his beak silently.

"Ya heard me, pal. I'm just a small-time pickpocket in comparison to her," the Krawk barked as he struggled to his feet and brushed himself off. "Ya got played by her sweet lies and tricks."

"I--I...But this Dubloon of Fa--" Brent choked out as he stared down at the over-polished Dubloon in his paw.

Giving a small smirk, the Krawk cackled, "Ya seem like a poor sap, so I'll let ya know a little somethin'. There's no such thing as a 'Dubloon of Fate', see? That's just an old tale, passed down on this island. By now, she'll probably be laughing her head off down at the beach, ready to set sail to another land to trick another poor sucker out of everything he has." Chuckling to himself, the Krawk ambled away, deftly stealing a few Dubloons out of the bag of a passing Bruce before slipping into a shadowy alley and disappearing from Brent's sight.

His mind racing from the Krawk's words, Brent used his broad wings to quickly take flight. From high up in the air, he spotted a large ship starting to unfold its sails and move away from the sandy shore. Flapping his wings as hard as he could, the Eyrie zoomed towards the beach.

As he swiftly approached the deck of the ship, he could see No-Beard giggling to herself at a massive pile of assorted items before her. Large bags of glittering Neopoints, colorful hats with feathers of all sizes, and various other shiny odds and ends. Her laughing was abruptly replaced with a wide smile as soon as Brent made a soft landing on the deck and confronted her face-to-face.

"Well, well, look who we have here. My partner in crime!" she chortled. "Did you catch No-Be--"

"I'm not in the mood for your jokes and your tall tales anymore. I know who you really are," Brent said, his eyes honed in on the lumpy bag she held at her side.

Noticing his gaze, No-Beard held up the bag and said, "Looking for these apples? Well, you can have them. I don't really feel like getting into a fight on my own ship and scratching it up. It's my most prized possession after all. Here."

She tossed the bag to Brent who looked at her with narrowed eyes. Opening the bag, he peeked inside and saw a large pile of Everlasting Apples still within it, and the Eyrie let out a sigh of relief.

Still grinning, the Poogle asked, "Happy? Now if you'll excuse me, I have some other places to be. Don't you have your own delivery to make?"

Feeling too worn out to answer her, Brent turned away from No-Beard and slowly took off towards the Swashbuckling Academy, holding the bag tightly in his right paw.

Watching him fly away, No-Beard let out a final giggle before turning her attention to the ship's wheel.

***

"Captain? I have your delivery!" Brent called out as he knocked on the door of the Academy.

After a few seconds, the door creaked open, and the jolly Captain greeted him with a loud, "Hello there! Yer a bit late, aren't ye!"

"I'm sorry, Captain. I...ran into a little trouble on the way," Brent replied as he handed the bag to Captain Threelegs. "But these should be the Everlasting Apples you asked for."

"Well now, let's take a look here!" the Captain said as he reached into the bag and pulled out an apple. His grin suddenly disappeared from his face as he stared at the apple he held in his hand. "Is this yer idea of a joke, sonny?"

"Is there somethi--" Brent began, but before he could get his question out, the Captain handed the apple back to him, and he noticed something that he hadn't before.

"A giant bite?!" he gasped as he saw a large, juicy mouthful taken out of the apple. Hurriedly snatching the bag back, Brent inspected the other apples, each of which had a giant chunk bitten out of it.

He groaned out, "No wonder she just gave them back to me!"

Captain Threelegs, his previous jolliness completely gone now, sighed, "I'll be expectin' another fresh delivery, ye hear?"

Brent nodded glumly, as he realized that his paycheck next month would be a lot smaller than usual.

***

Already far away from Krawk Island, No-Beard looked up at the sky as she mused to herself, "I bet he's noticed by now. My best joke yet!" And she took a large bite out of a large Everlasting Apple she had swiped just before Brent took off.

The End.

Author: shiharu
Date: Oct 13th



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