Swimming the 8th, 9:32 AM - Inside the Stone Dome
There were about 240 Grundos inside the dome,
and it was a little cramped, especially with the four-story Mutant and thousands
of gems in one corner. Luckily, egold was able to manoeuvre around it nicely
with help of the Camouflage Potion and a prototype Levitation Potion. About
half the Grundos were darker and also wet, an interesting discovery. He noticed
strange markings on the floor of the dome. It resembled the Battledome, but
had an extra square on each side of the field. Was this the Tag Team Battledome?
He looked a little farther - the Mutant Grundo had some sort of wand.
Swimming the 8th, 9:40 AM - Stuck Inside the Wishing Well
"Hey, how'd we'd get stuck again?" asked the Faerie
"Remember, you were flying down the well as I
was climbing down it, and we just got stuck," said Furdark.
"How are we going to get loose?" asked the Faerie
"Minion! Jump down the well!" called Furdark.
Suddenly a Slorg came falling down the well, as if to land on the Kyrii and
loosen her up. Well, there just happened to be a small Slorg Sized space between
the Zafara, Kyrii, and Wishing Well walls, and Minion fell down the hole.
"Smart..." said the Zafara.
"Hey, the Quick Ref page doesn't call me dim-witted
for nothing you know."
Swimming the 8th, 9:41 AM - Underneath the Wishing Well
two-hundred-forty-three..." *SPLAT*..."first Grundo that jumped down
the wishing well. Won't these things learn to climb down the wall?"
"Green Grundo down!" yelled Kauvara.
"Oh look, a Yellow and Faerie Grundo! Splitty-splat!"
Swimming the 8th, 10:04 AM - Lost Desert Pay Phone
"Grundo number 120 has just jumped in... ohh...
a Starry one!" splashgold was mumbling. He knew the Grundos were going somewhere,
but down that hole? He would have difficulty getting down there, and a Neopet
with short legs and arms doing better then him? No way! Unless Better then You
had gone after him, he had some investigating to do. Splashgold jumped in the
pond and down the hole, hoping he'd be alive at the end.
The current was extremely strong in the hole,
so strong in fact, it felt like gravity was pulling at a speed faster then anything
else. Splashgold had to keep his eyes open to make sure he wouldn't hit any
rocks, but that was hard to do with the fact he was being hurled towards the
center of Neopia extremely fast.
"Yeowch!" splashgold exclaimed as a bunch of
red gems were hitting him like a hive of buzzers. "Wait... weren't the Muntox
Gems Kauvara was talking about red?" splashgold thought. Very interesting.
Swimming the 8th, 10:10 AM - Underneath the Wishing Well
"Is the Yellow Grundo okay Kauvara?" I asked.
"It's a Kyrii," Kauvara responded.
"Yeah, the Green one is a Slorg, the Faerie one
is a Zafara," I replied with my discoveries. The Slorg was okay, they are very
absorbent little creatures. The Zafara had a few damaged bones, but was able
"The leg! The leg! Work on the leg!" the Zafara
groaned. I would of asked which leg, but I think the one that was scarred was
the one I needed to work on. I pulled out one of Kauvara's Healing Potions and
had the Zafara drink it. The potion worked like magic - the entire leg looked
like brand new.
I decided to look at the Kyrii Kauvara was looking
on. "Hey... how come that Kyrii looks familiar?" I asked. Then I could tell
who the Kyrii was. It was Furdark, the Neopet egold had so easily defeated the
day before. "Heh, well, you did say you'd return."
"WEGASHA!" said someone in Ancient Maraquan tongue.
Was it splashgold? Sure enough, a ball of yellow and grey was rolling out of
the tunnel some Grundos had been coming out of.
"Was that splashgold?" egold said, emerging from
the Stone Dome, since the Camouflage Potion was wearing off. The ball of yellow
and grey slammed right into egold, making a two-Neopet ball that headed towards
us. We waited until the Neopets came to a full and complete stop.
Splashgold looked like he was covered in red
transparent zits when he was all unraveled. "What happened to you?" I asked
him. But he was too exhausted to speak. I picked at one of the zits, when all
of a sudden they al flew off and went inside the stone dome.
Kauvara noted, "Must be Muntox Gems." Then she
turned to egold, "So what did you see in there?"
Egold described everything, "Well, first, there
were hundreds, possibly thousands of Grundos. And then that Mutant Grundo was
standing right next to a pile of Muntox Gems and holding onto a wand. It had
a moon shape thing on the top, and the entire rod was covered with Muntox Gems.
Plus, on the ground looked like the Battledome... a Tag Team Battledome!"
This woke Furdark up. "YOU FOUND THE TAG TEAM
BATTLEDOME??!?!?" she exclaimed. "WHERE IS IT?!"
So egold explained again to Furdark. "Come on
Minion!" Furdark yelled to her Slorg. "We're going to take over the Tag Team
Swimming the 8th, 10:15 AM - 22851 Wishing Well Road
"Does baby waby wittle Wrawk wanna bite of Uncle
Scorchy's fresh baked Merryberry Pie?" the baby-sitting Scorchio told lizzagold
in seriously bad baby-talk.
"OKAY MISTER, JUST BE QUIET!" lizzagold exclaimed.
She finally spoke after a whole lot of baby talk. She calmed down. "Sorry mister,
but that Kyrii is just plain evil and threatened to hurt my owner and me if
I told anyone that she was using the Tag-Team Battledome to secretly train herself
and her Slorg and fund her evil funds and she is now down there and so is my
owner and who knows what's going to happen!" The Scorchio looked confused. "Down
Lizzagold pointed outside. "Underneath the Wishing
Well!" The Scorchio put a look of embarrassment on his face. "Well no duh! I
can't believe I forgot about that - I'll get my stuff."
Swimming the 8th, 10:16 AM - Underneath the Wishing Well
"Ohh... ahh... ohh... ahh..." egold was going
as sparks of electricity were coming out of the Tag Team Battledome.
Kauvara was wondering what the sparks were, I
was taking care of the injured splashgold and Zafara. Furdark walked out of
the Tag Team Battledome injured, with Minion on her shoulder.
"They're coming! Run!" she yelled. And she was
right - they were coming. Hundreds of Grundos and a 4-story high Mutant one.
I tugged on Kauvara and pointed out, "KAUVARA!
The Mutant Grundo is controlling them with the rod!"
Swimming the 8th, 10:17 AM - The Book Store
"Do you have any books about the Battledome?"
a red Draik asked the store manager.
"Sure, we have Battledome Techniques," the Nimmo
said, "for only 882 NP!"
The Draik handed over a 850 NP bill and 32 NP
coins and started reading.
To become a great Battledomer, you may want
to first start and find a problem. Find a problem, and solve it. This is how
the Battledome works - you find your opponents weakness, and use that to your
advantage. The problem can be any problem.
"Hmm... there have been quite a few Grundos headed
towards the Wishing Well. Let's find what that's all about," the Draik thought.
To be continued...