You couldn't even scare the Chia Clown with that thing," Casey said, peering
at the small green ball in his friend's paw. "I mean, come on Gary, it's a pea for pity's sake."
Gary's little Kacheek eyes twinkled. He held his new attack pea up to the light and grinned. "Isn't
"Now, you're scaring me," Casey said, frowning. "I hope you've got more reliable stuff in your arsenal.
Need I remind you, you're going up against Jurq the Mighty?" He whipped his head around to see if anyone
was listening, even though they were alone in the room, then leaned in and whispered. "They say he's
already beaten Commander Garoo."
Gary sighed. The door burst open, and a JubJub scampered in. "The fight is about to begin. Is the
"I'm ready," Gary said. "To the Battledome..."
Author: Neopets Staff|
Date: 10 June
...Gary thought of the promises that the smugglers on Krawk Island had made him, bragging that
the seemingly small and useless green object was a weapon of both great rarity and power.
Could they have been lying? Gary thought to himself. After all, they were SMUGGLERS...
Casey looked at Gary's equipment with dismay once more. Gary had removed his bent fork from his
arsenal so as to provide space for the attack pea. He thought in his heart that Gary had gone
insane, and was giving up any chance of winning this year's title of Battledome champion by
altering his so far effective combination of equipped items.
Gary started to become nervous as they inched closer and closer to the large building that was the
Battledome. Thoughts of losing the competition to his arch-rival of many years, Jurq the Mighty,
raced through his mind.
He closed his eyes, took a deep breath and pushed open the door. The cool air of the building
rushed out and blew upon his face...
Date: 10 June
...As soon as he stepped into the arena, he fell flat on his face.
"If you keep that up," said Jurq, "I won't even have to try." He laughed a loud, booming
laugh. Gary felt almost afraid to get near the huge beastly fellow to shake his hand.
"And now let the battle begin!" shouted the referee.
Jurq drew out what appeared to be a small gun and shot at Gary. Gary whipped out his
shield just in time to protect himself from the harmful infra rays coming from the gun.
When Jurq's shooting ceased Gary pulled out his small green pea.
"What's that supposed to do?" laughed Jurq. "Poke me in the eye?!"
It was astounding! Jurq couldn't stop laughing... he rolled around on the floor. Gary
was confused and so were the refs. Finally Jurq's laughing receded. Gary remembered what
one of the smuggler's had told him... "All you haff ta do is ta throw dat dangone
pea!"... But it seemed as though there was something else too.
Gary threw the pea right at Jurq and...
Date: 11 June
"Oh, man. I WAS supposed to do something else."
Jurq sat up and picked up the pea. All the pea did was rattle.
"Ha. I knew it. This is nothing but a pea from your pantry. Bring out your REAL
weapons and we'll fight."
"I can see where this is going." Casey was in the front row, muttering to himself. He
stood up and walked closer to Gary. He handed him the bent fork he had been keeping for
He didn't need it, though. The pea shook with a force and whistled like a tea kettle. It
suddenly exploded sending bursts of debris and dust flying.
"Wow!" Exclaimed Gary. That was all he could say.
Jurq shook off the junk and limped over to his bag. He pulled out a large cannon and started
loading it with a purple liquid. It had a strange glow to it.
"I remember that from some where," Gary whispered. He thought hard, remembering all the
Battle Books he had read. "Was that from Illegal Battle Uses? No, it couldn't be, could
Date: 11 June
...The crowd began to roar with excitement as the cannon started to shake. That's when
Gary remembered where he had seen that weapon. It wasn't from Illegal Battle Uses, it
was from Ten Most Deadly Weapons! The book called it the Cannon of Chaos. Gary looked
left and right, trying to find a place to escape. There was no use. The cannon shook
violently now and it rumbled ever loudly. It was about to fire!
Gary could see that the liquid had morphed an angry red. It would scald him any second
now! Gary, out of ideas, whipped up his now wimpy looking shield and accepted his fate.
He could hear the cannon rumbling and hissing. He waited for it. Nothing was happening.
He peeked over his shield, and his breath caught in his throat.
The debris from the pea began to rise and circle Jurq and his cannon. It swirled into a
raging twister, then vanished. The crowd gasped, for...
Date: 12 June
...What had the pea's debris done to Jurq's cannon?!? As hard as Jurq tried, the cannon
wouldn't fire! Gary, astounded by the strength of his own weapon, brought down his
Jurq's anger was so great it was almost tangible, the fury rising and giving him
strength. While the cannon wouldn't work, that didn't mean it wasn't usable as a battle
weapon. He picked it up and hurled it at Gary!
At the last second, Gary noticed it and dove aside. It crashed into the ground next to
him, embedding itself in the BattleDome floor. He drew his sword as Jurq brought up his
own. Jurq attacked first, a vicious slash to the head, but Gary skillfully parried and
countered with a low cut at the knees, which Jurq jumped.
Meanwhile, the remains of the attack pea continued floating above their heads, the smoke
from its earlier explosion getting in Jurq's eyes, blinding him, and getting in his
mouth, making him choke, gag, and cough. Suddenly, with an eerie whirring noise, the pea
pieced itself together again and placed itself in Gary's backpack/arsenal!
Wow, thought Gary as he followed up his attack by leaping out of Jurq's sword
range and, whipping out his rainbow gun, firing at Jurq. All that and reusable too.
What a lethal weapon, and with its great power held in a pea!
Unfortunately for Gary, Jurq was thinking the same thing as he deflected the blast with
his shield. He used an ability he had gained from the Light Faerie to temporarily blind
Gary, and as Gary stumbled about aimlessly, Jurq pulled out his green sticky hand and
prepared to steal the dangerous weapon of mass destruction...
Date: 12 June
...As Jurq's green sticky hand attempted to grab hold of the simple-looking pea, Gary
regained his sight and grabbed it just in time. He crushed it into a round ball, and
threw it back in Jurq's face.
"You should know, I hate thieves!" shouted Gary as he used the Nanka bottle to blind
Jurq in blackness. Heart beating furiously, Gary wasted no time in taking the pea out of
his bag once more. He threw it into the clearing darkness and soon saw the pea rattling
as it did before.
Jurq, realising what Gary was planning, used his shield to block the pea. Jurq's action
was no good at all though! The pea went right through his shield and instead of bursting
into dust and debris, it burst into an inferno of flames.
"Ah!! Hot, hot!" shouted Jurq.
Gary seeing all the damage he had caused with one simple, astonishing pea, now thought
of what weapon he would use next...
Date: 13 June
...He swung the sticky hand, and it pulled the attack pea right out of Gary's hand. Gary
gasped in shock. No! he thought. I can't lose now! Not to Jurq! There must be a way...
"Hur-hur-hur!" bellowed Jurq. "You're even more pathetic then that Commander Garoo
upstart! This puny thing will win me the tournament!"
Suddenly, Gary got an idea. He searched his bag and chose a green sticky hand, which
had just appeared there. He swung it at Jurq and snatched the pea.
"You forget Jurq, your opponent inherits the green hand after you use it!" Before Jurq
could react, he threw the pea.
"But I have something else up my sleeve!" laughed Jurq as the pea bounced off him
uselessly. He laughed, and pulled out...
Date: 13 June
...Another attack pea! Gary gasped with the crowd, and then remembered Captain Threeleg's
favourite saying... "Ahoy, me hearties, the cunning and ferociousness of the brain eez
more better dan da weapons!"
So Gary frowned and thought, Uh oh! Jurq is about to throw the attack pea! Then Gary
had an amazing idea.
He faced Jurq and shouted, "Jurq, I just noticed something about your attack pea! The
turboplasmic interlacing shield has unplugged! Oh no!"
Jurq stopped and looked at him. "Really?" he said.
Oh dear, thought Gary. He obviously
doesn't read many books! "Yes," Gary said. "The hydrochloric acids might spill out and
the bomb could backfire on you!" he continued. "You should get rid of it immediately!"
Jurq threw the attack pea down to the ground, and stood on it. Some smoke wafted out of
Date: 14 June
...a noise like the air being let out of a balloon filled the stadium. Everyone was
silent because of the shock of Jurq the Mighty doing something so foolish. Jurq stared
down at the pea apprehensively. Gary stared down at it hopefully.
The pressure from Jurq's fit body was compressing the power of the pea. Gary, not
wanting Jurq to figure out his plan, nonchalantly picked up his shield again.
"So I guess this was a waste of my pea," growled Jurq.
"Well..." Gary began, but the pea beneath Jurq's paw was beginning to whistle and
sputter again. Before either of them could say any more, the pea exploded with the force
of a bomb. When the debris had cleared, Jurq was lying on the ground. The bell rang to
signal the end of the match. Gary had won.
Gary went over to Jurq and held out his hand. "Good battle," he smiled.
Jurq, instead of taking Gary's hand, took a vain swipe at his face. "You!" He gasped,
"You! You've lost me everything! You've tarnished my reputation! I'll get you back for
Jurq's threatening words were drowned out by the roar of the crowd as they spilled onto
the field. Casey grabbed Gary around the neck and sobbed into his shoulder. Gary smiled
to himself. He had done it.
Date: 14 June