Main Page Go to Short Stories Go back to Articles Go to Comics Go to Continued Series Go to Editorial Go to New Series

Show All | Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7 | Week 8 | Week 9 | Week 10 | Week 11 | Week 12 | Week 13 | Week 14 | Week 15 | Week 16 | Week 17 | Week 18 | Week 19 | Week 20 | Week 21 | Week 22 | Week 23 | Week 24 | Week 25 | Week 26 | Week 27 | Week 28 | Week 29 | Week 30 | Week 31 | Week 32 | Week 33 | Week 34 | Week 35 | Week 36 | Week 37 | Week 38 | Week 39 | Week 40 | Week 41 | Week 42 | Week 43 | Week 44 | Week 45 | Week 46 | Week 47 | Week 48 | Week 49 | Week 50 | Week 51 | Week 52 | Week 53 | Week 54 | Week 55 | Week 56 | Week 57 | Week 58 | Week 59 | Week 60 | Week 61 | Week 62 | Week 63 | Week 64 | Week 65 | Week 66 | Week 67 | Week 68 | Week 69 | Week 70 | Week 71 | Week 72 | Week 73 | Week 74 | Week 75 | Week 76 | Week 77 | Week 78 | Week 79 | Week 80 | Week 81 | Week 82 | Week 83 | Week 84 | Week 85 | Week 86 | Week 87 | Week 88 | Week 89 | Week 90 | Week 91 | Week 92 | Week 93 | Week 94 | Week 95 | Week 96 | Week 97 | Week 98 | Week 99 | Week 100 | Week 101 | Week 102 | Week 103 | Week 104 | Week 105 | Week 106 | Week 107 | Week 108 | Week 109 | Week 110 | Week 111 | Week 112 | Week 113 | Week 114 | Week 115 | Week 116 | Week 117 | Week 118 | Week 119 | Week 120 | Week 121 | Week 122 | Week 123 | Week 124 | Week 125 | Week 126 | Week 127 | Week 128 | Week 129 | Week 130 | Week 131 | Week 132 | Week 133 | Week 134 | Week 135 | Week 136 | Week 137 | Week 138 | Week 139 | Week 140 | Week 141 | Week 142 | Week 143 | Week 144 | Week 145 | Week 146 | Week 147 | Week 148 | Week 149

Neopia's Fill in the Blank News Source | 15th day of Swimming, Yr 21
The Neopian Times Week 137 > Articles > Tales of the Unknown - Tawnia the Island Uni

Tales of the Unknown - Tawnia the Island Uni

by purple_princess62

MYSTERY ISLAND - There are people in Neopia who are widely known to everyone. There is Sloth, Fyora, Jeran, Edna, me (what??? I can dream, can’t I?) and the Snowager, just to name a few. But what about the other pets? There are also quite a few characters in Neopia that are really cool, but no one even knows who they are. One of these pets is Tawnia the Island Uni.

I didn’t even know who Tawnia was until I happened to run across an article about her in the Neopedia. I read the article, and found at that Tawnia is actually really cool, so I thought that I would go find her and see if I could get an interview.

So I set off, yellow lined notebook in one hand, and mechanical pencil in the other (see how cheap I am?). Tawnia lives on Mystery Island, which is pretty far from my home in war-ridden Meridell, so I find a boat that will take me all that way, and think of some good questions to ask Tawnia when I get to Mystery Island.

Sometime later, I finally reach Mystery Island. I clutch my notebook, with all of my questions scribbled in it, tightly in my hand and tuck my pencil behind my ear as I step off the boat onto the sandy shores of Mystery Island. According to the Neopedia article, Tawnia lives in the jungle, so I ask a couple of people if they know the way to her house, really hoping I won’t be getting one of those ‘I Got Lost on Mystery Isle’ Souvenir Magnets. (Trust me, my pets would think it hilarious to get me one.) After asking a few people who had absolutely no idea (more tourists), I ran into an Island Chomby who told me that Tawnia was, as a matter of fact, out on the beach, collecting treasures.

I smiled. “Great!” I said, running off to talk to Tawnia. When I caught up with her, she was putting some shells in her bag. I asked if she’d be willing to give an interview, and she readily agreed. (Cool and nice!) So I walked around the beach with Tawnia, and she answered all my questions. But before I tell you how the interview went, here’s some background information on Tawnia.

Tawnia was an average Island Uni (though not vain at all) for the most part. She normally would collect shells and other treasures she found along the beach to sell at the Trading Post for money. One day, she found a mysterious wooden mask in the sand, and a strange Techo offered her 33,214 Neopoints for it! Tawnia immediately accepted the offer. She wasn’t a rich Uni, and money like that could support her for a long time! That night, a horrible hurricane thrashed about Mystery Island. Tawnia went to Techo Mountain and a masked figure attacked her! It was the Techo, and he wearing the mask she had sold him. The two of them fell to the ground, and both were knocked out. The hurricane immediately stopped, and Tawnia woke up in Jhuidah’s hut. Jhuidah told her that she had saved all of Mystery Island from the horrible hurricane!

Now that you know why Tawnia is so important, here is the interview!

Me: So, I’m betting that you are a lot more careful about things you find on the beach after that last little fiasco!

Tawnia: Oh, yes. I always check with Jhuidah if I find anything suspicious. You never can be too careful, you know!

Me: Yeah… *cough* worrywart *cough*

Tawnia: What was that?

Me: Oh, nothing. So, what was the most interesting thing you ever found on the beach?

Tawnia: Well, that mask, I guess I would say.

Me: Oh, yeah… Well, what advice would you give to other treasure-gatherers?

Tawnia: Well, always make sure you know what it is you’re dealing with. Don’t sell something off to some stranger before you even know what it is or what it’s worth.

Me: Yeah, always get as much money out of someone as you can!

Tawnia: *Gives me a strange look*

Me: Ahem. That’s a very interesting shell you have there. What would you say that one is worth, about?

Tawnia: This one, about twenty-five Neopoints. The prices don’t just depend on what kind of shells you have, but the size, what condit--

Me: Ooh, look! Shiny! *Grabs something out of the sand* Isn’t it pretty?

Tawnia: Um, yes…

Me: What do you think it is?!?!

Tawnia [annoyed]: It’s a bottle of blue sand.

Me: Oh, I guess it is… *tosses the bottle behind her shoulder, hitting a Kau squarely on the head* Anyway, what’s the best part about living on Mystery Island?

Tawnia: Well, it’s easy to find stuff to sell, and then I can sell them at the Trading Post, which is right near by, so it’s pretty easy to earn money. Plus, the island is really pretty.

Kau: Hey, you just hit me on the head!

Me: Yeah, so?

Kau: Well, it sure isn’t very nice! *glowers at me*

Me: Hey, are you the Kau they wrote the book about?

Kau and Tawnia: What?!

Me: You know, that book, The Angry Kau!

Kau: No, I am not that Kau!

Me: Well, you sure look angry!

Kau: BECAUSE YOU HIT ME ON THE HEAD WITH A BOTTLE OF SAND!!!

Me: I did?

Kau: *groans*

Me: Okay, I’m really sorry, okay?

Kau: Yeah, yeah… *walks off*

Me: He was a little weird, wasn’t he?

Tawnia: Right…

Me: Well, I guess that’s all the questions I have. Thanks for letting me interview you!

Tawnia: No problem.

Me: Bye!

So I got back on another boat, and headed back to my home in Meridell, so I could type up my lovely interview for the Neopian Times, hoping it was good enough to get in. (If you are, in fact, reading this in the Neopian Times right now, then by some miracle, Snowflake actually though my writing was good enough to get in, so, YAY! If you aren’t reading this, well, then what’s the point of writing this part, because you aren’t even reading it anyway!)

*Author’s Note: No Kaus were harmed in the writing of this article, though that one I hit on the head while doing research for this article was… Don’t worry, he wasn’t injured badly, and I repaid him. I let him keep the bottle of sand!*

Week 137 Related Links

Lab Ray: Part Eight
Sloth then started off towards the control room. Someone else had to have hit that button besides Tanul, because Tanul never did anything without Sloth's approval. So who was it?

by chipster33



Search :
Other Stories

NeoLodge Magic: Saving Your Neopoints and Sanity!
Yes, towering above most other buildings is the amazing Neolodge, just bursting with untapped magic. I'm sad to report, not many Neopians take advantage of this little haven.

by tsukubi_du


Shopkeeping Made Easy
Most people in Neopia have their own shops, perhaps for more Neopoints, or to attract people to their guild, or simply because shop are cool. But are their shops really successful and cool?

by kairos12


Storytelling - Why Cant I Get in?
Now there are a few things that each and every accepted entree have in them. Many people don’t know these things and they’re crucial for getting accepted...

by _joleveeflareporeon


Junk - Useful or Just Junk?
Me and my pets went out, to research the so-called ‘Junk’ items in Neopia.

by articuno_neo


Neopets | Main | Articles | Editorial
Short Stories | Comics | New Series | Continued Series | Search