Lost Worlds of Neopia - Episode II: Lilac Island
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!