A Who's Who of Neopia: Where Are They Now?
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DUSTY ARCHIVES OF THE LENNY LIBRARY – All celebrities have their fifteen minutes
of fame, even the Neopets. The ones chosen to star in TNT’s latest plots were
rocketed to superstar status. But a couple months later, when the war has ended
or the puzzle has been solved, then what do the Neopets do? Where do they go?
Through careful research and discreet following (which is clearly different
than stalking), these probing questions now have answers. The truth shall be
Claim to Fame: Hannah and the Pirate Caves, Hannah and the Ice Caves,
table dancing, etc. The Usul has taken us from the treasure-filled depths of
Krawk Island to the tip of Terror Mountain where she discovered an entirely
new species of Neopet.
Where she is now: Even though she was the star of a record-breaking
TWO games and a plot, Hannah’s turn in the limelight has ended. Her adventurous
spirit has worn her out for now, and she decided to settle down for some much
needed R&R. But instead of returning to her old job as a waitress in the Golden
Dubloon, she has obtained a job at a higher end restaurant, Kelp, in Maraqua.
When asked by one of our reporters about how she felt turning from Treasure
Spelunker Extraordinaire to Seaweed Surprise Server Extraordinaire, Hannah stated
that she was just passing the time until her next big adventure sweeps her away
with the current.
Claim to Fame: Yelling at, beating, poking innocent Neopets just trying
to carry a few handfuls of sand, and toenail painting. The Yurble Foreman was
widely disliked by all Neopets who attempted to solve the Lost Desert Plot.
Many of them even petitioned to have him thrown into the Battledome for all
vengeful BDers and their pets to show HIM what it feels like being slapped around
by a cudgel all day.
Catchphrase: Innocent Neopet: “Please sir, may I have some more?"
Yurble Foreman: "NO! No sand for you! Come back! One hour!"
Where he is now: This past holiday season, the Yurble Foreman was spotted
hanging around the Food Shop in Neopia Central ringing a handbell. What was
even more surprising is that he had traded in his chef’s apron and hat for a
Santa suit! That’s right, the Yurble Foreman appears to have had an (rather
unfortunate) encounter with a Christmas Paint Brush. Although he begrudgingly
said he was doing it as some sort of penance for his violent temperament working
at the Scroll Repository, his red-and-green-painted toenails suggest that he
may have actually been getting into the holiday spirit and enjoying his work
Claim to Fame: Controlling a giant Moltenore with his glowing fiery
staff of doom, disappearing (and possibly appearing) in large puffs of smoke
during the Volcano plot. The Shaman was the final obstacle crazed plot solvers
had to defeat in order to save Mystery Island.
Catchphrase: Icarnatu ferosta lecktah!
Where he is now: After being banished by the extremely powerful incantation
of thousands of Neopians shouting "BEGONE EVIL SHAMAN OF DARKNESS!!!" at once,
the Shaman was not to be heard from until years later. It was only recently
that the strange rumors started to surface about there being a new apprentice
to Kayla looking very much like the Shaman in question seen rushing around in
the back rooms of her Potions Shop in Meridell. When questioned about the true
identity of her new protégé, Kayla simply replied that he was extremely talented
at brewing the Vanishing Potion and took an interest in her Spooky Looking Dark
Potion. The world may never know the whereabouts of the Shaman and his glowy
Claim to Fame: Trapping four children in an elevator, being another
one of Dr. Sloth’s evil plots for world domination. He was later deactivated
by competitive puzzle solvers and Neopia was safe again... at least for a while.
Catchphrase: "Sometimes I get so lonely..."
Where he is now: With the help of major reprogramming and a brand new
artificial personality, Neopet V2 is now living out his abnormally long life
as an accountant for King Skarl, assisting Snargan the Castle Treasurer keeping
track of all the neopoints he swindles out of unsuspecting Neopets at Double
or Nothing. When he isn’t holding Channy the Mynci hostage in the game Spell-or-Starve,
Neopet V2 has been reported to haunt the Newbie Boards in his spare time, asking
the eternal question: Wanna be friends?
Grand Bogen Rufus
Claim to Fame: Hosting the grand Gadgadsbogen Party that involved six
confused guests not knowing what they wore, what they drank, or how low they
Catchphrase: "What do you mean I have to clean up the Island?"
Where he is now: Rufus’s passion and love for fruit has brought him
away from his home on Mystery Island and taken him to Meridell. To Meri Acres
Farm, more specifically. He now works alongside that... Gelert Farmer no one
knows the name of tending to the bushes that bear the most remarkable types
of berries on the face of the planet, painstakingly watering each one, hissing
at the Neopets that try to smuggle out more than six berries. He has had to
say "Excuse me, sir, but that Grape Chia is not a berry. Kindly put her back
where you found her" more times than one would expect.
The Meerca Brothers
Claim to Fame: Stealing Coltzan’s Crown, leaving a note bragging about
it, and being dimwitted enough to sign it. Actually, it was Heermeedjet that
signed the note, but we’re pretty sure that Meerouladen isn’t that much brighter
than his sibling.
Catchphrase: "You have a spotty bum!"
Where they are now: Although no official report has been released by
the team of experts hired by the Interior Decorator of the Scroll Repository
to comb the pyramid for any clue of who was stealing all the furniture, it is
most Neopians’ theory that it was the work of the Meerca Henchmen. A telltale
pair of goggles looking very similar to the pair that Heermeedjet wears was
found underneath a scroll rack. It is rumored that they have now gone into hiding
under some sort of a trap door. We could not locate them to obtain a statement.
Claim to Fame: Stumbling upon Meridell with Lisha et al, playing a mean
game of Neoquest, dressing up as the main Lupe character from Neoquest, helping
defend his home from the invasion by Lord Kass, dangling from the Darigan Citadel,
being rescued by Jeran, being a squire with Boris.
Catchphrase: "I was just about to beat Xantan!"
Where he is now: Tired of always playing second fiddle to Kayla, Lisha,
Jeran and even Boris, Morris set out on a quest to train extra hard in the hopes
of becoming a true knight of Meridell. After being laughed out of the Mystery
Island Training School and even the Swashbuckling Academy (sources say Cap'n
Threelegs told Morris 'Arr, even a scurvy scoundrel like me can't take yer dubloons,
matey'), Morris decided to go to Grundo's Gym. Poor Morris is still searching
for that place, refusing to believe it closed down after some nasty Vernax infestations.
All we can hope is that his wandering has done him some good.
Claim to Fame: Being a member of the Desert Scarabs gang that was featured
in the recent Lost Desert Plot, accompanying Nabile in discovering the ruins
Where he is now: Tomos' love of scarabs can most likely be attributed
to the moniker of the group of street urchins he joined at the tender age of
three. They soon became the closest thing he had for a family, and Tomos affection
for all things scarabaeus blossomed. After developing a slight phobia of live
scarabs from being buried under a mountain of them when he mistakenly uttered
something about golden eyes and evil doers to a statue, he has renounced his
thieving ways and now travels from world to world with his Scarabug petpet named
Abu, searching for all the inanimate Scarab items he can get his hands on. He
hopes to one day have an entire army of Winged Scarabs or to find out what the
heck that little scarab symbol in Sutek’s Tomb does.
Weewoo on the Fourth Frame of the First Page of the First Chapter of
the Curse of Maraqua Plot – AKA Chuck the Weewoo
Claim to Fame: Not ONLY was he on the fourth frame, he was also on the
fifth AND the first frame of page two! There were several fan clubs dedicated
to the little feathered icon.
Where he is now: One of Chuck’s adoring fans sent him a White Petpet
Paint Brush as a Christmas Present this last Month of Celebrating, and he was
spotted a week ago exiting the AstroVilla Hotel sporting his freshly painted
plumage. No one is exactly sure how he went from being a minor extra in a comic
to a superstar living full time in the most expensive hotel suite that NP can
buy on this side of Neopia, but our sources say that his newfound wealth has
a lot to do with his rather sizable investment in the stock TNPT (The Neopian
Times) that has recently skyrocketed. Chuck has declined to comment to our field
reporters except to say that he is a weekly reader of the Times, and there was
just something about the paper that struck his fancy.
These are only a handful of the characters we have been introduced to through
exciting flash, comic, and puzzle plots. Now you have an idea about exactly
what happens to the celebrities after they have been the talk of the town. And
thus, this segment of "A Who's Who of Neopia: Where Are They Now?" has been
concluded. Hopefully we have quenched your thirst for updates regarding your
favourite well-known Neopets.
Disclaimer: By identifying the location of some of the more reclusive
celebrities, the authors in no way condone or encourage readers to find and
poke them with a What What What Stick. The authors are also not liable for any
damages incurred as a result of such pokings.