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The Neopian Times Week 37 > Articles > The Biggest Mystery Island Kitchen Quest Article of All Time

The Biggest Mystery Island Kitchen Quest Article of All Time

by epk

Before reading, please visit the Mystery Island Kitchen on Mystery Island!

Okay, I'm guessing roughly 94.523 and a half percent of all people in Neopia know what the Mystery Island Kitchen is, but then again, I got a C in Math recently. But anyway, let's start with how I begin my Mystery Island Kitchen Quest. (Please note this article is mainly about my Kitchen Quests.)

1. I login to Neopets and head straight to the bank and make sure I have at least 10,000 Neopoints on hand, not in my Bank Account!

2. I open up a new window. (For Internet Explorer users, right-click somewhere where there is no words or pictures and then go to Open Frame in New Window.

3. In the new window, I go to The Shop Wizard. In the original screen, I go to the Mystery Island Kitchen.

Why do I do this? Well, the reason the Shop Wizard is in the new window is because it makes it easier to switch between windows and see what items you need without pushing the back button. Next what I do is do the Mystery Island Kitchen Quest. Right now, I'm about to accept to find the ingredients for Pureed Eggs and Custard Wraps. What I need is a Chilli Jacket Potato, Chocolate Coated Mint Bar, and Buzz Honey.

So I look up Chilli Jacket Potato. The cheapest price is 1,475 NP, a tad expensive, but I'm trusting my gut that's the most expensive item. I'm right so far, it cost me 115 NP for the Chocolate Coated Mint Bar. Then the Buzz Honey costs me 1,199 Neopoints, a bit above my expectations. Now I turn in my findings to the Mystery Island Chef, and my Koi earns a Hit Point! WOW! YES! YAH! Let's boogie!

Now wasn't that exciting? So far, my total expenses equal 2,789 Neopoints and my rewards equal 1 Hit Point. I'm going to do it again, but this time the chef wants Baked Melons with Custard Mash. Hmm... two custard items in a row... interesting. The ingredients are Kyrii Pop, Cheese and Beans Jacket Potato, and Strawberry Jelly Jubjub. My Kyrii Pop equals 440 Neopoints, my Cheese and Beans Jacket Potato is only 489 Neopoints, and the Strawberry Jelly Jubjub: Only 150 Neopoints! Essh! That's a total of 1,079 Neopoints, a whooping 1,710 Neopoints cheaper then last time! But is the reward as good? Crossing my fingers... the page loads slow, but I get: 909 Neopoints? WHAT? WHAT? That's a loss of 170 Neopoints!

Total Expenses: 3,868 Neopoints, Total Rewards: 909 Neopoints, 1 Hit Point

That's can easily be considered one of the worst payoffs so far, but I'll try again. This time Spiced Octopus with Custard Pancakes. No, I'm not making this up, this is my third Custard Recipe. This time I got Settra, Sushi Rolls, Caramelised Blunkabean, and Black Cherry Slushie. Notice this time 4 items are needed. The Settra costs me a whooping 1,900 Neopoints, equal to about 50% of my total Expenses so far. The Sushi Rolls: 350 NP, the Caramelised Blunkabean is 230 NP, and Black Cherry Slushie costs me 64 Neopoints due to some kind soul selling it so cheaply. The total is 2,544 NP. If you away that darn Settra, it would only of been 644 NP! Grrr... my reward however is that my Koi gets another stat: 1 Strength Point. Not bad, compared to 909 NEOPOINTS! I believe it is a lot cheaper then paying that much for codestones or dubloons for the same amount. So is this good... or bad?

Okay, some of you people are getting bored, but I also want to say there is one more type of reward: Items. I've currently gotten 2 Stat Increases and 909 Neopoints, but no items. Let's see what happens next with Whisked Kippers with Lime Mash. Please note there is finally no stinkin' custard. The items look good this time: Blueberry Roll, Milk Chocolate Moehog, and Cybunny Carrot Cookie. Big Mistake! The Blueberry Roll costs me 1,700 NP. Luckily the Chocolate Moehog, which I thought would be between 900 - 1,500 NP is only 300 NP. The Carrot Cybunny Cookie is 1,100 NP. Eesh! A total of 3,100 NP. What's my reward? Another hit point, this time for my Krawk. The good news is my Krawk did need more hit points. The bad news it would of costs me less for a dubloon most likely.

Creamy Eggs with Chervil Sprouts is my next try. I've gotten 909 Neopoints and 3 Stat Increases. Hopefully the Egg ala Cremé (Whatever that means) and Chervil Sprouts (Yuk!) will pull me out of the pit. It's a 250 Neopoint Crablett, a disgusting 3,075 NP Iced Shoyru Meatball, a 498 NP Tangy Red Melon Slushie, and a 111 NP Mollusc Surprise. My reward: A Ptolymelon. SWA: 10 NP. A loss of 3,924 NP.

However, this brings me to a very important tip. If you do get an item that is cheaper then how much you had to work for it, why sell it? Then you lose money. No... put it in your Safety Deposit Box. You may need it for another Kitchen Quest, or another Quest entirely. It might even become a RETIRED or SUPER RARE item. It's happened before, trust me. Of course, if it's better then what you paid for, use, keep, or sell it: It's up to you.

Well, a 5th Quest equals a 899 NP Rotten Egg Grarrl Gobstopper, 1,000 NP Chocolate Man, 75 NP Neo Crackers, & 100 NP Organic Olives. However, this time I get a 300 NP Large Metal Shield. Rats!

As you can see, it was a total 12,420 NP spent for: 2 Hit Points, 1 Attack Point, 909 Neopoints, a Ptolymelon, and Large Metal Shield. Was this a bargain? Well, it was a fast way to increase my Neopets stats, and I can probably make those expenses back by playing games. Once I did get a Ultranova here, and over in the Haunted Woods, the Esophagor gave me a Fish Negg BEFORE they were retired. So was it a bargain, trade-off, or thievery? All I know is I'm headed over to Coltzan.


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