The wind blew softly, and the wolf-like creature whistled with its teeth. The
world had never seen something like it before. The whole coast was shocked by
this wolf, standing erect and speaking with what seemed like a Southern drawl
but was, in actuality, a seafaring pirate lingo. And this was no ordinary seed-spitting,
hay-eating, motor-mouthed thingamajig, nor was he a normal run-of-the-mill boat
captain. This was a Lupe, Garth Von Lupe, sent from the great world of Neopia.
No one knew how the bridge between the "real world" and the great world of Neopia
was created, but there it was. The Lupe looked up at the West Coast sun, and
it shined on his Pirate form.
"Ahh, this is the life! I never knew that a place out of Neopia could be so
nice! But I have work to do!" said the Lupe. Quickly, he rushed into a beach
front store, and came out with a moustached man. The man was carrying a blanketed
"Need any paintbrushes?" the man whispered to him, handing the bundle over.
"Red, blue, starry. I got all the colours of the rainbow and about ten million
more. You may want to, like, paint the bundle."
"I'm all set, thanks," replied Garth, and he turned and walked away. As quickly
as he had arrived, he was back in Neopia.
One of the gates between the "real world" and Neopia was interconnected between
Mystery Island and California, USA. There was said to be several other gates
leading to overseas countries, but the claims were not validated. In fact, even
the Mystery Island gate was known only to the great pirate Garth Von Lupe and
Presently, Garth arrived with the bundle. His pirate vessel, called the Little
Skeleton, with the giant skull and crossbones emblazoned on the sails, was waiting
for him. He was greeted by his first mate, Xynzar the Nimmo, one of the two
"Avengers or Xyvandar", the warrior Neopets belonging to the mysterious myth-writer
"Ahoy, Cap'n! How ye be?" said Xynzar, bowing to the Lupe.
"I have the baby."
Xynzar gasped. "I'll fetch Sephiroth_Slayer! He has the sacred pirate treasure
ready for you!
Garth smiled. "Excellent. This Chia may be the only way to save our group..."
Battle of the Swashbucklers
Garth Von Lupe followed his First Mate Xynzar the Nimmo into the cabin where
Sephiroth_Slayer the Shoyru was waiting. Garth set the blanket down and unwrapped
it to reveal a bubbling baby Chia. Quickly, Sephiroth_Slayer pulled out the
pirate treasure: a Pirate Paintbrush. Garth took the brush and quickly painted
the baby Chia. Before long, the Chia was full grown, and a Pirate, too! It quickly
jumped onto shore and began to play.
"I'm glad I was able to find one!" said the Shoyru. "Neopets hasn't actually
made one yet, I don't think... so it was, um, really hard to get... but you
know, us pirates can do weird things in legends."
Garth laughed a hearty pirate belly laugh. "Indeed, chap. Well, swash me buckles!
Avast matey! Swab the poop decks! Raise the anchor! Shove off! Jolly good day!
Hoist the mast. Err, yeah, where was I?"
"I think you were at the part where you were going to go steer the ship,"
"Good show! Um, or something like that." Garth proceeded to head to the ship's
wheel, and shoved off out of the Mystery Island harbour.
"Where to, crew?" he asked as the ship set sail.
"Well, I think we should return to Krawk I-I-I think that there's trouble
coming this way!" said Xynzar, stuttering and pointing. There, straight ahead,
was a pirate ship belonging to the Black Krawks, a particularly nasty band of
pirates led by Wierdbeard the Spotted Krawk.
"This is not good!" said Garth. "Ready the cannons! Xynzar, you round up the
whole crew and tell them to haul their sorry pirate behinds and man a cannon!
Sephiroth_Slayer, get to the big cannon and fire! I'll try and evade some shots!"
As he spoke, Garth noticed that the Black Krawk's ship was closing in on Garth's
ship. Suddenly, he knew what was going on. An invasion of the ship!
"Cap'n!" yelled Xynzar. "They're too close for us to fire!"
"They're gonna board! Send everyone up here!" yelled the Lupe in response.
Quickly, he dropped the anchor and grabbed his trademark Pirate Sword. Xynzar,
Sephiroth_Slayer, and the other crew members rushed to the deck as the first
of the Black Krawks boarded the ship. The first Krawk used a Krawk Jagged Blade
to attack, but Xynzar dodged it and tossed the Krawk overboard. One by one,
the Krawks were thrown into the water by Garth, Xynzar, and the rest of the
Eventually, the mighty Spotted Krawk Wierdbeard made his way up onto the deck
of the Black Krawk's ship. On his face he wore a Krawk Terror Mask, and he wielded
a Krawk Jagged Blade in one hand. He bore on his stout tail some Krawk Tail
Armour, and in his free hand he held a Krawk Battle Shield. He was a fierce
Quickly, Xynzar jumped onto the deck of the Black Krawks' ship. He pulled
out a Nimmo Throwing Star and threw it at Wierdbeard, but he deflected it with
his shield. Charging at the Nimmo, he swung his blade, but found that Xynzar
had jumped onto his head. Xynzar pulled off the Mask of Terror, stuffed an Apple
Bomb into it, and put the Mask back on. Wierdbeard, stunned, stumbled around
mindlessly. Quickly, the Nimmo leaped back onto the Little Skeleton just as
the Apple Bomb exploded, sending Wierdbeard flying across Neopia. It was said
that he flew into Terror Mountain and was eaten by the Snowager.
But Garth and his crew had more to worry about, though they did not know it
immediately. The other enemy pirate band, the Flaming Shoyru Pirates, commanded
a fleet of about thirty ships as well as an awesome main ship, called the Burning
Blaze. And the Flaming Shoyru Pirates, with its entire fleet in tow, were converging
upon the very spot on which the Little Skeleton floated.
To be continued...