After exploring the Mystery Isle, we head up north to Neopia's coldest worlds,
Happy Valley, Ice Caves and Terror Mountain. Covered mainly in snow, many of
the wonders have been buried.
I'm going to go through general info on the lands before the attractions.
Happy Valley: A small scenic town located at the bottom of the Neopian
Mountains, it is 180km north of Neopia Central and 130km Southeast of Ice caves.
It is the first place to go when visiting the Winter World, and an all time
favourite for snow lovers. 324,932 Neopets live here consisting off, 37% Blumaroos,
33% Bruces, 12% Lupes, 9% Chia, 6% Usul and 3% Other. There is no happier place
than Happy Valley, with annual tourists, cool summer nights, top stargazing
skies and a wildlife reserve. Happy Valley is a place where snow is very gentle
and calm, snow fort and snowmen are created daily. It is an excellent place
to sit down, grab a slushie and gaze into the tall mountains and relax to the
sound of snowfall.
Ice Caves: You might wonder why it's called Ice Caves. This land is
actually deep within a glacier frozen in the northern mountain of Neopia. 220
square miles of icy terrain with little vegetation, live 16,804 NeoPets (56%
Lupe, 23% Bruce, 12% Poogle, 5% Chia and 4% Other). Not a very pleasant place
to live with extreme cold weather and avalanches. Located between Happy Valley
and Terror Mountain, there are surprisingly many activities inside the chunk
Terror Mountain: The Massive Terror Mountain sits at the peak of the
world (12,035km above sea level to be exact) 210km North of Neopia, this mountain
consists of jagged and pointy peaks. Deep Crevices and rugged terrain, climbing
it is pure challenge. Population up here is scarce, Out of 14,231 NeoPets (51%
are Poogles, 27% Bruces, 11% Chia, 9% Lenny, 2% Other and the infamous Tuskaninny
Colin) With high winds and snowstorms, the land value of the 150 square mile
Mountain is still priced at 6.7 million. Although there is only two paths up
the mountain (Ice caves and Mountain Trail) there are many ways down.
Now I am going to explain the strange population of the three places. Blumaroos
love snow, other than Roo Island there is no other place they would rather be
than Happy Valley. Unfortunately due to their tails, which do not have much
grip, they are unable to travel up the mountain. Bruces are born to be in the
winter (like any other penguins aren't). They live everywhere possible, from
the Base of the Valley all the way to the mountain top. Ancient Chia tribes
roamed the Winter Worlds a long time ago. You can confirm this because big foot
their leader is also a Chia. Lupes live here because they hunted the Chia. Naturally
their fur is suitable for the weather. One special Lupe by the name of Garon
is still lost in the ice caves these days. Some Usuls live in the Valley, occasionally
going up a ski lift to do their favourite pass time, Skiing!!! You may not see
Poogles down in the valley but they populate the mountain. That's because Poogle
racing, down the mountain is an extreme sport and also fun for them. With various
gangs leading the Poogles, they love extreme. Last but not least (due to the
Krawks) Lennys live up in the mountains to nest on the cliffs, care for their
young and sell various ice foods. Colin the Tuskaninny will be talked about
Now for the attractions: I'll be going from the Valley to the peak of Terror
An Island carved by Zairiu the Swift using a shovelfish and a spoonfish. This
island was dedicated to Princess Lilac. There are plenty of ice slides, scenic
overlooks and a frozen pond. It took Zairiu a lifetime to make the island and
another half of his life to find a perfect iceberg.
Snow Valley High
Located right in the heart of Happy Valley, this giant igloo 200 times of a
normal sized one provides a formal education for pets in Happy Valley. Being
the largest and coldest building in all of Neopia many shop owners store their
meat in the building during Holidays. Many courses are held here such as Ice
sculpting, Winter Fashion Design, Art of Slush making and Snow Exploration.
Many famous people such as Zairiu or the explorer Snow Shoonoo graduated here
and often visit.
Cave of the Snowager
This cave inhabited by a giant worm of ice, has treasures only people can dream
of. Guarding his treasure that took him a lifetime to save is a risky task.
Since it is impossible to stay awake 24/7, people usually steal when the lights
are out for the Snowager. Luckily for him, he's got an icy breath.
This Chia was frozen in a chunk of ice for thousands of years before current
day reporters dug him out and interviewed him. Teaching much from the past of
Neopia the Missing Chia is no longer missing.
Lodged on the roof on Neopia is a mysterious building. Some say it was owned
by a family of rich Neopians that died mysteriously, some say it's haunted.
Often ear piercing screams are heard coming from the lodge. The advice if you
go in there is not to leave a trace, or you might end up being a suspect.
This group of 8 Poogles seek out the most dangerous and extreme sports in Neopia.
Often racing down Terror Mountain at extreme speeds. Performing stunts such
as sliding down the Light Faerie's tower or staying a night in Haunted Woods,
becoming part of the Poogle Racers is very honourable. Other Poogle groups such
as The Flying Poogles, The Red Poogles and The Poogle Stuntmen try to compete
with the competition.
Colin the Tuskaninny was voyaging when he came to a dead end on the cliff. Each
time he gets saved he just can't seem to get away from trouble. Being constantly
stuck there, people has regarded him as a permanent residence. One day he hopes
of escaping the cliff once and for all
There are two rare plants that grow on Terror Mountain. One is the Tuskaninny
plant that grows on the lower slops. The other is the rare white lulu that only
glistens and grows at the very top of the mountains.
And there you have it--Winter Lands explored--all three of them. Be sure to
visit them soon, I guarantee you it will be a wonderful experience. If your
NeoPets don't like snow I suggest they try Mystery Island. Next Time, I'll be
wrapping up the series with a grand tour of Faerieland the Home of the Faeries.
Till next time, enjoy.
Note: The Author used information gathered from the NeoPets' site. He enjoys
exploring Neopia in his spare time. He has already written a guide on Mystery
Island and wishes to continue with more series and hopefully becoming a weekly
writer in The Neopian Times.