V: The Mysterious Neomail
"Yes! I win again!" Willie yelled as he Neomailed the user he had just beaten
in the Battledome. "Another victory! Way to go Cubix!" Willie was the owner
of that Halloween Nimmo. Just as he was about to challenge another user, a new
Neomail message had arrived for him. He figured it was the guy he was annoying
about the victory, but the sender was simply labeled 1001010. There was no subject.
Willie opened up the Neomail. It read:
To the reader of this letter,
You have been chosen to travel through the Internet and Ethereal Plains
to come to the true Neopia. Constantly check your inventory for a Ethereal Connection
Port, no Something Has Happened! alert will appear. The item will just show
up in your inventory.
-Creator of the R2
Willie started laughing. He was thinking someone would have to be a real loser
to write something like this. But, just to mock the poor sap, he went to his
inventory. No Ethereal Connection Port. Just as he had expected. So he started
looking around the message boards, Shop Wizard, and lookups for it. No such
item. He knew it. So he started stocking up on his shop. Just as he was going
around the site, a something has happened! icon appeared. He found a Codestone!
He went to his inventory to get his Codestone, and there it was: an Ethereal
"No way..." Willie muttered to himself. He opened it up, and there was that
option: CONNECT. And he chose it. He waited for something to happen, but the
window just closed. And his scanner started to glow.
"Ah! What's happening!?" he yelled as he shielded his eyes from the radiance
coming from the scanner. The scanner then turned into pure light, and transformed
into a Green NeoP0rt.
"No way... I must be dreaming," Willie said as he picked it up. He took the
new wire that appeared and hooked the NeoP0rt to his computer. He tried a lot
of things, but nothing worked. That is until he found P0rtal Connection.
"This can't be real... so I want to see what this does." He selected P0rtal
Connection, and his monitor shot out blue light. He closed his eyes, and when
he opened them, he was in that black plain: The Internet.
"This is... impossible..." he said as he started at the NeoP0rt, telling him
he was in the Internet Data Transfer Network. And then, it happened. The NeoP0rtal
snuck up right behind him. And he started running away from it.
"Why is this giant bubble following me around!?" he yelled as he tried to outrun
it. And then he tripped on his own foot. He hit the invisible floor hard, making
him pass out...
"Hey, come on man!" I kept shoving him, trying to get him to wake up. We were
in the Battledome. He wearily opened up his eyes. He saw the NeoPets, and, well,
freaked. He got up and cautiously backed away.
"AH! They can't be... they are! NeoPets! AHH!" He was totally scared. Of course,
I tried my best to calm him down.
"Yeah, that was my first reaction too. You would be Willie, I presume."
"Hey, kid, how did you know my name!?"
"Your Nimmo here, Cubix, told me." Okay, so I was making it sound TOO simple.
"My Nimmo told you!?"
"Okay, okay. Just sit down and I'll explain this to you." And after a few calming
tones and some elbows in the gut I got him to stay still. And I explained everything
Willie was in shock. "This is really weird... but it seems to make a little
"Really? I beg to differ. So, how did you become aware of it? Did you just
see it in your inventory?"
"Actually, I was sent a Neomail It must've been sent by you." That's when I
"Umm... we didn't send any Neomails."
"But... then who sent it?" I was at a loss for answers. What was I supposed
to tell this guy? He was expecting me to answer, but I couldn't. So I just said
that I didn't know.
"Well... okay then. So, what do we do now?" He was surprisingly calm, especially
after nearly trying to destroy me. I had an idea of what we should do.
"Hey Cubix, I'll try not to beat you too bad," Orichalkon said. The fight was
about to begin.
"I know... to do that you'd have to beat me period." The bell rang, and the
two NeoPets jumped at each other. With Cubix getting in the first hit.
"Orichalkon, get up!" I yelled at him. He got back up to his feet, and I commanded
him into battle. "Slide on the ground and sweep!" Orichalkon complied, but Cubix
flew over. "Orichalkon, use both Improved Lightning Beams!" And with that, two
massive bolts of lightning shot out of Orichalkon's hands, with one hitting
and one blowing a hole in the ceiling.
"Brad, I'm surprised I never took you on when this was just a game!" Willie
yelled across the dome.
"Well it isn't a game anymore! Orichalkon, use them again!" We used them in
futility, as they all missed.
"You'll have to do better than that! Cubix, dive at him!" Willie was ordering
Cubix around like a soldier. I knew I had to act fast, that attack would knock
Orichalkon out cold.
"Orichalkon, think fast!" I tossed a Large Metal Shield to Orichalkon, and
he guarded with it. And Cubix flew right into it. Knocking Orichalkon back and
costing Cubix a lot of energy.
"Okay Orichalkon, use the Improved Lightning Beams to finish him off!" Just
has Orichalkon was about to fire the beams, an explosion was heard down the
corridor. "What was that!?" I yelled.
"I don't know, but we'll have to put our fight on hold!" Willie exclaimed across
the room. Then, Ryo and SnowOhki showed up, emerging from the smoke. Ryo then
"Time to go, you guys."
To be continued...