The sun was shining, and it was another beautiful and sunny
day in Mystery Island. Mya could hear young Neopets playing beach volleyball,
swimming in the clear, refreshing ocean, and just having a good time. That's what
Mystery Island is all about right? Just having a fun, relaxing time.
As Mya walked along the coast of the Mystery
Island beach, she thought about what she was going to do today. Mya was a green
Kougra who was born in this one-of-a-kind paradise. She knew every part of the
beach, and every one who lived there. She had visited every place, every owner,
and had even bought something from every shop (even if it wasn't the most expensive
She decided she would go to the Island Mystic
first, just to make sure that the island gods were pleased with her, and weren't
going to give her any bad luck.
"You shall have great luck on Mystery Island!"
the Mystic declared. Mya was pleased, and thought about where she could have
great luck. Instantly, she thought about Tombola.
On her way there, she saw many of the villagers
she knew. She waved to Roger, the blue Acara who asked if she wanted to come
over later, but she declined his offer and kept on going. When she finally got
to the Tiki Tack Tombola, they were out of money. And of course, without having
the two hundred thousand Neopoints that the place still needed to get opened,
she had to try some place else.
"Oh darn. Well, this isn't where I'm going to
be lucky," she said to herself. She thought harder about where she could have
"I know! I could get good scores in games, or
even a trophy and avatar!" Mya thought about all the possibilities. An avatar
from the Gadgads game, a trophy from Beach Volleyball, even thousands of Neopoints
that she could show off to her friends!
She couldn't wait any longer; she sprinted to
the GadGads game first, and she almost fell down twice, tripping over her own
four paws, yet no luck came. The same thing happened when she did Beach volleyball.
(That darn turdle!)
"Well, I guess I'm not supposed to have good
luck with games today," the aggravated Kougra said. "I'm going to try every
place on this beach until I have good luck. I'm going to go to the Rock Pool,
the Trading Post, The Training Academy, just everywhere on this island!!" Mya
Still no luck. The Rock Pool was jammed, the
Training Academy was too busy, and she couldn't afford anything on the trading
post. She looked under every palm tree and bush on the island, to see if anyone
had dropped anything of value. She went to every place on that Island; well,
at least she thought she went everywhere. She was starting to get mad. "I think
that that Mystic is just a fake, an imposter, a joke, a……."
The Kougra stood there, beside the only place
she realized she hadn't visited yet. The Kitchen Quest's door was open. Looking
from the outside, all you can see inside the hut was darkness. The Kougra walked
through the door and looked around.
"Hello?" Mya said.
"Yes, I'm in here," a deep voice responded.
Mya walked into a small room. She saw a blue
Flotsam standing in front of a black pot that had a delicious scent coming from
"Mmmm…. That smells good. What is it?" Mya asked.
"It's Caramelised Cress with Chervil pancakes,"
the chef said.
Mmmm… Mya thought. Anything caramelised
was destined to be one hundred percent delicious! "Can I try it?"
"No, not yet. It's not ready. I still need two
more ingredients. Say, do you think you could get me a purplum mocha and a savoury
sausage roll?" the chef suggested.
"Sure! I'll be right back!" and with that, Mya
ran out of the hut and to the trading post. She spent practically everything
she had, but it was worth it. She got the two ingredients and came back to the
little hut that before today, she never even knew existed.
"Thank you!" the Flotsam said. He crumbled the
sausage, and set it into the pot. He poured the purplum mocha in. Mya was in
heaven! That smell was even better than when she came in! It took almost all
of her strength to not jump in that pot and devour everything so quickly. But
she was more mannered than that, so she controlled herself, and sweetly smiled.
"Ahh... This is perfect. Thank you, and for
your generosity, I will reward you. You know, I'll even give you a choice! Would
you like to taste this, or would you like to know what and where these foods
created at the Kitchen Quests go?" the chef said.
Mya thought about it, then she said, "But I
know what the items are used for, aren't they fed to Mumbo Pango?"
"No, that's just to attract people. You know,
business isn't doing that well. Mumbo Pango gets enough to eat from the villagers
who inhabit Mystery Island, so what do you choose, tasty food, or something
that very few islanders know?" he asked, finally.
Mya thought long and hard about it, the scent
filled her nose, it was really tempting but the curiosity took over, she finally
decided on her choice. "What are the items used for?"
"Wise choice," he said, "Many Neopians, and
many Neopets, have petpets. A Neopian must feed a Neopet, but neither the owner
or the Neopet must feed petpets. Something most owners take for granted. Kitchen
Quests take the items retrieved by Neopians and make one recipe. Each recipe
can feed fifty different petpets. The food keeps the petpets full, happy, and
healthy. Doesn't that make your life easier?" the chef said.
"Wow, really? It sounds like it would make life
easy, but I don't have a petpet, so-" Mya was interrupted by a puff of smoke
that appeared where the chef stood. He was gone.
Mya thought he had left to deliver that food.
When the Kougra stepped out of the hut, she saw a homeless Harris, just starring
at her with his large, gleaming eyes. She picked him up and said to him, " Where
do you live, little guy? Are you lost?" The only response she got was giggle.
She didn't know what that meant, but since he didn't have a collar or anything
else, she decided to keep him. She finally had some good luck. It took a while,
but she finally had some.
"Maybe that mystic isn't a fake after all,"
she said to her new found friend. On her way home, she thought of the perfect
She felt happy to finally have a petpet, but
she knew that wasn't why she was lucky. And she wasn't the only one, every owner
of a petpet is lucky that some people care enough to do Kitchen Quests.
So the next time you visit Mystery Island, after
playing Tombola and playing some Beach volleyball, pay a visit to the Kitchen
Quest Hut. Who knows, maybe you'll find luck on this relaxing island too!