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The Neopian Times Week 19 > Articles > Lost Worlds of Neopia - Episode II: Lilac Island

Lost Worlds of Neopia - Episode II: Lilac Island

by evianevian

Well, here we are again on another amazing and enlightening episode of Lost Worlds of Neopia. This time it's Bubbles the Meerca reporting on the wintry wonder that is Lilac Island. After hearing about this wondrous place in the Neopedia, she hopped on down there, and checked out the icy paradise of LILAC ISLAND!

"I followed the instructions of the Neopedia to the letter, arriving finally on this windswept island 12 miles south of Winter World. Surprisingly enough, the population of Lilac Island is zero. I can't understand why, when the temperatures are constantly at -67 degrees! The area is fairly small, only about 29 square miles of hilly, ice-slicked terrain."

"While I was visiting, I ran into the creator of Lilac Island, Zairiu the Swift, a rather intimidating Lupe (especially when he pops out of a snowbank roaring, like he did with me!). He carved the entire island as a tribute to his benefactor, Princess Lilac (in fact, from above, the island looks like a lilac. Clever, huh?). Although it took him practically a lifetime to craft, because he only used the now obsolete Shovelfish and Spoonfish, Zairiu is proud of his creation, which has been voted one of the top 100 places to see in Neopia by Neopian Geographic. It's also one of the last five Fleagull sanctuaries, yet another reason to check the island out. It also has some hidden surprises that I found very fun, especially the Ice Slides, which cost 15 NP a ticket (don't bother bringing the money, since the guard is usually asleep, or under a pile of snow). Daredevils make pilgrimages here to slide down the slopes on the bare ice. I stuck to the recommended trashcan lids for my trip, and of course I was fully outfitted in a snug-fitting wool hat and my mittens. A tail cover is also recommended for those of you with long, luxurious tails like moi. After a few dizzying rides it would be best to stop and take advantage of the Scenic Overlook. From the elevation, you can see across to the highest skyscrapers of Neopia Central, if you're there on a clear day like I was. This is definitely a camera spot, so snap a pic for posterity. Below is one I took."

"After the exhilarating ride and beautiful vista, head on over to the Frozen Pond, which is, of course, completely frozen, so owners have no need to worry. Be sure to bring along ice skates for top-notch figure and speed skating. This area was designed for the Neopian Winter Olympics until the first time this competition was held, when contestants, judges, and spectators came down with colds and an epidemic ensued. Just hearing about the humongous amount of tissues used within the three-day span (let's just say the "end product" of used tissues weighed over 2 tons) made me feel sick to my tummy. Speaking of tummies, I ended up my tour with a visit to Hot Spot, the little snack stop on the outskirts of Lilac Island. There I picked up a delicious cup of hot cocoa and some yummy chocolate almond biscotti. There I said good-bye to Zairiu and set off on my cold trip back home, which resulted in a flu that kept me in bed for two weeks. Although this winter wonderland isn't completely lost, it should be discovered by many more. Forget the cold, this island is on fire!"

Next time, we finish up our series with Lost Worlds of Neopia - Episode III: Kiko Lake!

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