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The first trills of birdsong broke the morning air. I stood with my friends,
watching a spectacular sunrise. Finally, Lily sighed and said, "Well, I guess
it's time to go." We waved good-bye to the Uber-Earth Faerie and her attendant
and took off into the morning air. We flew peacefully past some fluffy white
"Where are we going to get the Amulet of the Dark Faerie?" Rosy asked.
"The Dark Faerie lives in a cave near the Haunted Woods," Emala replied concentrating
on the route. She was leading us.
We flew a few more miles. The Haunted Woods were in sight now. We fluttered
down to the ground and entered the woods. Gnarled, spooky trees seemed to grab
at us. We passed by the Witch's Tower. Edna the Witch leered at us. "You wouldn't
be mean to a helpless old woman, would you?" she cackled, mixing her vile brew.
We paid no heed. Nearby, the Esophagor moaned for food, but we ignored it. Finally,
we came to the Scary Cave. We entered, tiptoeing past the young NeoPets who
sat wide-eyed with fear listening to the stories. We passed out of the circle
of firelight and into the shadows. I turned into a shadowed Kougra like Emala.
We reached the back of the cave, or at least we thought it was the back of the
cave. But Emala slipped into a crevice and we followed. The crevice quickly
widened into a tunnel. I used Magic Torch and led the way. Suddenly, we heard
a cackle of evil laughter. My Magic Torch went out. I quickly turned it back
on. My friends were behind me. At the sight of my light, they hurried forward.
Suddenly, they stopped. They couldn't go any further. Some unseen wall was blocking
them. I went back and tried to reach them, but I couldn't. The same force was
blocking me. I heard the evil laughter behind me and turned slowly. The Darkness
Faerie stood there.
"So, you like my Invisible Wall, Lupina the Fourth?" the Darkness Faerie sneered.
"Your great-grandmother was a tough fighter she was, I admit that she beat me,
but I wasn't in my top physical form. Now I am, and facing a puny little wimp
like you!" She laughed cruelly.
Stung by the insult, I prepared to battle. The Darkness Faerie waved her hand
and we were transported to an arena. The Darkness Faerie made the first move.
She used the ability Drain Life. I gasped as I weakened, but quickly used restore
and flung a Supernova at her. She held out her hands, trying to shield herself
from the intense light, but it was no good. It weakened her quite a bit. She
used Night Time, but I used Night Vision and Grand Lightning Beam. The Darkness
Faerie fell backward, shielding her eyes. This battle is easy! I thought.
But the Darkness Faerie used a powerful Shadow Health to restore herself to
full HP. I used a Rainbow Frost Cannon, an Icy Snowball, and the ability Mote
Dance. The Darkness Faerie was frozen. I used a Tornado in a Bottle and a Trumpet
of Deafening to further damage the Darkness Faerie. She drew a Sword of Domar
and hurled it at me. I got a deep slash in my side, but I used Restore. Then
I used Ultra Rainbow Flash and a Forest Sling. She was definitely weakening.
She threw a Slave Collar. It encircled my neck. The Darkness Faerie laughed
cruelly. She forced me to not attack at all. Then the Slave Collar crumbled
to dust. With the fury of a thousand Lupes combined, I threw wave after wave
of my most powerful blasts at her. My Lupe Moon Charm was glowing so brightly
that it almost blinded me. Finally, the Darkness Faerie fell to the ground,
defeated. I took the amulet from a common Dark Faerie standing nearby and was
transported back to my friends. The Invisible Wall was gone. We flew back out
over the Haunted Woods to camp that night halfway to Verdancia.
It was the next day. I had arrived at Verdancia with my friends, and we were
seeking Lupe Moon Falls. We could hear its thundering roar in the distance.
Following the sound, we soon came to the gigantic waterfall. I looked around.
The only thing there was a table. I walked up to it and opened my pack. This
was a queer table. On the left and right sides it had two rings sticking out
of the sides, and on the front and back sides it had two hooks. On the top of
the table, there was a spot that had been hollowed out.
I took the Wand of the Light Faerie out of my pack and slipped its handle through
the ring on the right. Good. It fit perfectly. The Uber-Light Faerie appeared
and stood at the edge of the clearing, smiling. Then I took the Staff of the
Earth Faerie and slipped its handle through the ring on the left side. Again,
it fit perfectly. The Uber-Earth Faerie appeared and stood beside the Light
Faerie. Then, I hung the Necklace of the Water Faerie from the hook in front.
The Uber-Water Faerie, looking pleased, appeared next to the Earth Faerie. Then
I hung the Amulet of the Dark Faerie on the peg in the back. The Uber-Dark Faerie
appeared with a sour look on her face. I took the Orb of the Fire Faerie and
placed in the hollow on top of the table. The Fire Faerie appeared, wearing
the latest clothes and looking quite fashionable. Finally, I removed the Circlet
of the Air Faerie from my pack and put it in place. It hovered slightly above
the Orb of the Fire Faerie. The Uber-Air Faerie appeared, and I saw a smile
flicker across her beautiful face.
Everything was in place. The elemental Faeries formed a semicircle. I faced
the waterfall and held out my paw above the circlet. I began to recite the poem.
The Faeries and my friends joined in. As we progressed, each of the items began
to glow brightly. When we came to the part that listed the items, I let the
Faeries take their appropriate parts.
"A wand of light," the Light Faerie began. The Wand of the Light Faerie glowed
especially bright, and my paw was surrounded by a ring of light.
"A circlet of Air," the Air Faerie continued. Gusts of wind came out of the
Circlet of the Air Faerie and wrapped around my paw, entwining with the light.
"An orb of Fire," the Fire Faerie added. Spurts of fire emerged from the Orb
of the Fire Faerie and joined the light and air.
"A necklace of Water," the Water Faerie sang. A chain of droplets added itself
to the other elements.
"A staff of Earth," the Uber-Earth Faerie recited as a vine tendril grew out
of the Staff of the Earth Faerie to add itself to the ring.
"An amulet of Darkness," the Uber-Darkness Faerie continued, looking a bit
malevolent. Something black curled out of the Amulet of the Dark Faerie and
formed the final part of the ring. But the ring was still only 6 different elements
joined, it wasn't really a ring.
"And a ring to rule them all," finished the mysterious voice I had heard in
the dream. And then the mystery person appeared before me. It was the Faerie
The elements glowed brightly and merged together to make a beautiful gold ring
that flashed with the elements. The Faerie Queen spoke.
"Lupina the Fourth, you have succeeded on your quest. You are honored among
Faeries. The ring you have obtained is the most treasured possession in the
history of Neopia. When you are wearing it, you can do almost anything. Your
quest was more difficult than you think. The ring was taken from the Faeries
by the evils of Neopia and taken to the underworld, where it was kept in the
Devil's palace. Only when the six most powerful items were gathered together
and used in the proper way could the ring be retrieved. We Faeries could not
do it ourselves, for although we are very wise and powerful Neopians we fight
among ourselves. So we chose a NeoPet, pure of heart and mind, to embark on
a quest to retrieve the ring. We chose you, Lupina. And you have succeeded beyond
our wildest dreams."
I looked at the ring in awe. "So with this I can do almost anything?"
I asked. The Faerie Queen nodded.
"Yes, but use it sparingly and only for the best purposes. If you use it greedily,
or for some evil purpose, it will be returned to the Pant Devil, and this time
he will take more care protecting it."
I was a bit worried. "Isn't it a bit, well - too powerful? I mean, if it fell
into the wrong hands..."
The Faerie Queen laughed. "Lupina, as long as use it in only the most urgent
of situations and for the good of Neopia, it will never leave you. You may pass
it on to your direct descendants. Use it for the good of Neopia. When you are
not using it, keep it locked behind a secret panel in Myra's house - I know
she has many. Now, for Rosy, Lily, and Emala's rewards." My friends looked up
in surprise. They hadn't been expecting a reward.
"First of all, each of you gets all the abilities from all the elements. By
the way, I don't believe you gave Lupina her due abilities?" she turned to the
Darkness Faerie, who cursed under her breath but gave me the abilities. "And
then," the Faerie Queen continued, "you shall each get ten codestones and ten
magic potions." She presented them with the items. "Finally," she concluded,
"I will personally transport you and all your items back to your school. That
is, after Lupina gives each of her items back to its owner." I presented the
items to the Faeries. The Faerie Queen waved her hand, and we found ourselves
in front of the magic school. We went in. Ms. Carma was at the door. She threw
up her hands.
"What did you mean running off like that?" she exploded. "I was worried sick!
You could have been destroyed or kidnapped for all we knew! Besides, you missed
a week's worth of lessons!" She paused for breath. I quickly intervened.
"Oh, don't worry, we learned lots of magic," I said, winking at Rosy.
"Yeah, we sure have!" Rosy winked back.