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The Neopian Times Week 94 > Articles > Is There Neolife Out There?

Is There Neolife Out There?

by stoneman3x

OTHER SIDE OF NEOPIA - Recently someone asked this question in the Editorial section of The Neopian Times: "I was just wondering, what is on the other side of Neopia? On the Explore map it only shows half of the planet." And here was the answer: "Ahh... we actually have plans for the other side of Neopia... More will be revealed shortly..."

So I got to thinking. Okay, that's a rare event, but bear with me. I got to thinking about some of the things that we might see on the other side of Neopia. The whole concept is simply rife with possibilities. (Neopian Word of the Day: Rife). Here are some worlds that I think may actually have a shot of showing up on the other side of the new Neopian Map.

DARIGAN

I think this is really a no-brainer. Meridell fought a war with this country for months, so we know it exists. And it certainly isn't on THIS side of Neopia. If it were in walking distance, Lord Darigan wouldn't have needed a floating Citadel to get to Meridell. I think Darigan will finally get its own official country so all those Darigan paint-brushed Neopets and their Drackonack Petpets will finally have a place to hang out. And I'm pretty sure King Skarl will stop being a grumpy old king when they finally hit the road.

WILD WEST WORLD

I have a sneaking suspicion that there will be a rootin' tootin' head-'em-off-at-the-pass kind of world. If for no other reason than that there seem to be a LOT of shopkeepers you can put in your private shop that seem to be distinctly western. Here are the names of the shopkeepers I am talking about: Aisha Cowboy, JubJub Cowboy, Cowboy Kougra, Rodeo Lenny, Cowboy Lenny, Wocky Sheriff and Native Indian Mynci. I have no clue why there are two western-style Lennies, especially when they look practically the same, but they actually look kind of cool. That is saying a LOT for a Lenny.

I also think that there are two great candidates for places in that world. Two guild neighbourhoods, Coral Canyon and Endless Plains, don't appear anywhere on the Neopian map, but they still seem to exist. And I can picture a battle arena called the O.K. Corral. There could even be a combination food shop and game room with a name like The Round-Up Saloon. Maybe the games of JubJub Blackjack and Neopoker will finally have an official home. And if a game like Extreme Herder doesn't look right at home in this kind of world, then I'm an orange speed orb.

JELLY WORLD

Despite all the free jelly people claim to be getting the and bizarre jelly foods that are popping up in private shops all over Neopia, Jelly World does not officially exist. But I think that there is a good chance that when we finally get to see what is on the other side of the planet, we'll find that there is a gooey spot there for everyone's favorite non-existent and invisible land.

VIKING WORLD

There's a big snowy mountain at the bottom of the main map that's just crying out for another world. Maybe it will appear on the OTHER side. And personally I can't think of a world more suited to a frosty land than something with Vikings in it. There are a whole bunch of private shopkeepers who seem to be all dressed and ready to go for this too: Kiko Viking, Viking Chomby, Viking Uni, Viking Shoyru and Bruce Valkyrie. Even Barbarian Mynci, Buzz Warrior and Gladiator Chia look suspiciously like Vikings despite their names.

Of course, there are some guild neighbourhoods that are all sad and lonely with no place to go that would be perfect for a place filled with horn-hatted guys. Poogle Mountain and Kiko Lake would be perfect for this place. And that ice-encrusted Lupe-made monument to a princess, Lilac Island, would finally get a spot on the map as well. I can picture all of the long ships with Shoyru or Draik carved images on the bow sailing across Kiko Lake. Everyone will be dying to get their hands on a Viking paint brush. The Krawk Island pirates will suddenly have to compete with another group of marauding raiders for our affections.

ROO ISLAND

According to the Neopedia, this place is all set up and ready to go with the swipe of an artist's ink pen. Here are the places that are already there, just patiently waiting in line to get on the Neopian map:

Grandma Roo's Cafe - Situated in the village of Blumaria, located towards the north of Roo Island, this little cafe serves delightful scones and tea. Grandma Roo has been running the cafe for over 30 years now, and is still going strong. She will also make any pancake to order... just let her know what toppings you want!

Tournament Hall - The tournament hall is a large marble building near to the royal palace in Roo City. It used to be used for boring town meetings, however lately King Roo has turned it into the location of Neopia's biggest Dice-A-Roo tournament. Every year thousands of Neopians meet up to play and try and win one of King Roo's fantastic prizes.

Spring Shop - Even though Blumaroos possess a natural spring in their tail, sometimes this isn't enough - and the Spring Shop that just opened up in Northern Blumaria is doing great business as a result. They sell anything that can make you bounce even higher, extra springs, pogo sticks, trampolines, and much more.

CIRCUS WORLD

I think a lot of people were kind of miffed when amusement parks were tossed out of Neopia. But there is no reason that Neopets can't build a super park of its own. There are loads of carnival games and rides that could easily be made into virtual versions. A ride on a virtual roller coaster would be a real blast. And think of all the concessions stands selling every kind of popcorn you could think of: cheesy popcorn, caramel popcorn, popcorn balls, hot buttered popcorn and chocolate popcorn. Of course the kiosks would also sell cotton candy in a rainbow of flavors too.

There are also those pesky shopkeepers that are all decked out in red rubber noses, just waiting for the Big Top and its accompanying paint brush to show up. And annoying as it is becoming, I am going to list them: Clown Kougra, JubJub Clown, Uni Clown, Kau Clown, Clown Quiggle, Clown Bruce and Kiko Clown. There is even a guild neighbourhood just itching to parade into a fun world like this: Cute City.

ROMAN WORLD

This would be my favorite world if it ever appears on the far side of the Neopian map. Think of all the pets walking around wearing bed sheets when the Toga Paint Brush is released. The architecture would rival the shrines and tourist attractions of the Lost Desert, with a palace, forum, temple and amphitheater. And there would be new creatures wandering around too. We might get centaurs, minotaurs and a Cyclops.

There would definitely be a Coliseum Battledome Arena and a weapons shop, complete with feather-topped helmets and bronze swords. We would have chariot races and Olympic-style games as well. There might even be a laurel-leaf wearing emperor who gets bumped off for another one of those fun who-dun-it mysteries we get to solve.

MYSTIC WORLD

I know there is already a Faerieland, but there are all of those wizard shopkeepers who desperately need a place to wave their magic wands. And on the very very far outside chance that you want me to list them, here they are: Ixi Shaman, Techo Wizard, Wizard Eyrie, Pteri Wizard, JubJub Wizard, Jetsam Wizard, Magician Bruce and Kiko Witch, who surprise surprise, looks like a wizard. And there are other shopkeepers as well who would fit right into a fantasy land: Elfen Cybunny, Elfen Girl and Leprechaun, who is definitely a Skeith. If you have never seen a Skeith leprechaun, you have GOT to check out the list of shopkeepers and see it to believe it.

Fire Faerie Volcano is a guild neighbourhood that seems just made-to-order for a land filled with mystical and magical things. There are so many creatures that could be wandering around a place like this that it boggles the mind. You could have regular magical creatures like pixies, brownies, sprites, elves, phoenixes and angels. And you could also have lovely monsters like the Yeti, Loch Ness Monster, ogre, giant, sea serpent and something really horrible like.. a palm reader. That three-headed Luperus that has his own collectable card would be able skulk around here too.

SAMURAI WORLD

Since the World Page has been promising a Secret Ninja Training School since practically before King Coltzan III died of indigestion, I can't think of a better place to put it than in a Japanese-themed world. This makes even more sense since Japanese is the only other language that Neopets is available in.

There could be so many cool sites and shops in this land, that it defies all efforts to list them all, but here is a sample: Kimono Shop, Sushi Bar, Samurai Weapons Shop and Ninja Battle Arena. There could even be an anime-style art generator.

Of course, I can't guarantee that any of things will show up on the other side of Neopia. But it's almost more fun to imagine what MIGHT be there than to actually see what does show up.

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