The Best Adventure Spots in Neopia: Meridell
|ILLUSEN'S GLADE - Well hello again, fellow adventurers! Here I am again, and this
time my Kougra and I have journeyed east to Meridell!
Ahhh, such a charming place, apart from the fact that it smells sort of like dung.
Now, Meridell is one of my favourite places in Neopia, so I just HAD to write
an article about it! So here you go: a guide to adventuring in Meridell!
Meri Acres Farm: Isn't Meri
Acres Farm wonderful!? I'm sure that you all have been here, to pick
berries, stack turnips and count potatoes (what fun!), but have you really looked
deeper into this farm? If you can escape the owner of Meri Acres Farm, a crazy
old yellow Gelert and his trusty pitchfork, then you can go about picking berries
as you please. There are fields, lakes, rivers and plains to explore! As an
added bonus, you can find a pair of old boots if you look hard enough! Skill
The Meridell Rubbish Dump: Of course, you must visit the Rubbish
Dump! Who knows what kind of goodies you can find if you look hard enough!
To be truthful, my Kougra and I sort of skipped the rubbish dump while adventuring
in Meridell, but I'm sure it's still great fun! Skill Level: beginner,
but I recommend not coming here if you don't have a strong stomach.
The Castle: The
Meridell Castle is open to pretty much anyone these days, but that doesn't
mean that King Skarl will let you roam freely. However, the King often goes
out to eat some Whole Roast Chicken, or Cheese and Grapes, and so his guards
take a little break as well. This is the perfect time to explore the castle!
Obviously some very important parts of the castle will still be heavily guarded,
but there is still lot's to do! For example, sometimes Snargan, the castle treasurer,
takes a little nap, and you can take back some of the NPs that he has stolen
from you! I'm 75% certain that he has that game rigged… If you don't want to
steal- *cough* umm, if you don't want to take back those NPs that are rightfully
yours, you can go to the King's private bathroom and gasp in awe at the insanely
expensive grooming products he has! Yay! Skill Level: beginner - intermediate
Meridell Forest: If you haven't noticed it before, there is a forest
Glade! Home to many Ixi, and a few Draiks, the Meridellian have made up
a little joke about the forest: crouching ixi, hidden Draik. *giggle* Anyway,
this forest is not too dangerous, not too dark, and really, a nice place to
visit! Luckily, it doesn't even smell like dung! There are many rare types of
beautiful flowers here, most of which Illusen planted herself. Some of the inhabitants
of the forest may attack you if you provoke them/invade their territory,
but if you offer them marrow, they back down pretty quick. Too bad I don't have
any marrow… owww… Skill Level: beginner - intermediate
Ixi Meadow: Meridell Forest is not the only place that Ixi's live…
there's also Ixi Meadow! You can usually find Sinsi here when she's not confusing
people with her puzzle, 'shape shifter,' frolicking happily with all the other
Ixi. The grass is sweet, the river water is fresh, and a colourful rainbow arches
over the rolling hills. It is also sometimes called Ixi Paradise, for obvious
reasons. Unfortunately, some pets are just not allowed in. Like Kougras and
their owners, for example. That's twice I got kicked by an ixi in the same day…Skill
Level: beginner, and Kougras, Jetsams, Lupes, Eyries, Scorchios, Grundos,
Grarrls, Quiggles, Korbats, Elephantes, Techos, Buzz, Skeiths, Moehogs, Chombies,
and Krawks are NOT allowed entrance for some odd unknown reason. Wonder what
those Ixi have against us?
And there are some things that you'll need to remember while adventuring in
this passage to the Middle Ages, or just plain visiting, so listen up!
- If you don't like the smell of dung (although many Neopians strangely do),
bring a clothespin for your nose.
- Drop by Illusen's for a snack! She makes excellent cream cookies. Sometimes,
if she takes a liking to you, she will let you sample her flower cakes!
- If you don't visit Meridell very often, here is a great way not to get lost:
follow the yellow dirt path! And weaker pets that are loyal to Meridell shouldn't
stray to close to the Darigan Citadel…
- Don't loose track of what you're doing and wander onto the Turdle racing
path. Kicked by Ixi, chased by the owner of Meri Acres Farm, and trampled by
Turdles… *sigh* Must be my unlucky day.
Okay then, I guess it's time to wrap this guide up! Since Meridell is pretty
safe to adventure in, my next guide will be a bit more extreme, for the more
advanced Adventurers! Read next time for… The Best Adventure Spots in Neopia:
The Haunted Woods! Eek!
Today's random adventuring tip: Adventuring isn't for Neopians who are weak
at mind, weak at strength, and especially, weak at heart.