The Symol Hole: What Lies Within
The Symol Hole. It's a hole in the ground that supposedly has 'treasure' hidden
inside its winding tunnels and rooms. But is there really anything down there?
Maybe it's just a hole where Turmaculus stepped a little too harshly. Maybe
it's a hole where a crater from Kreludor hit Meridell. Well you never know,
but some people have been lucky in their quest of treasures hidden beneath the
earth. Most come out disappointed, with a mere "(Your petpet) jumps out of the
hole a few seconds later... Wasn't that fun? Maybe you can do the same tomorrow!"
Some people have the avatar, but exactly how did they get them? I asked a few
people the following questions: "How did you get the avatar?" and "Do you consider
your petpet talented or just lucky?" One person, dcat303, said, "Well, it was
pure luck on my petpet's part. I got the avatar immediately, as soon as it came
out in the news. All four of my pets have petpets and I don't remember which
of them was the lucky one... it might have been my plushie harris, but I'm not
certain." And blossom_16_10_1991 responded, "CANNONBALL!" and she said it was
"a little bit of both" when asked if she considered her petpet lucky or just
I've been after this treasure and avatar for a while now and I've decided to
make this guide based on the most logical ways your petpet can get into the
hole. (This may or may not increase or decrease your chances of getting anything
(or avatar) out of the hole. :D)
Climb down slowly
Now, I think this is the best chance of you getting something out of the hole.
If your petpet can climb down slowly, then he can look around all of the passageways
and tunnels carefully as not to miss anything. But, alas, there is a downside
to this choice. As the petpet slowly makes its way through the tunnel, your
pet is left at the top, waiting and watching for their petpet to jump out of
the hole. Waiting and watching. Watching and waiting. It may take as much as
an hour, wandering through the tunnels looking for the treasure that so many
know of but can never seem to grasp. This choice is also the best because all
the others involve plunging into the darkness, and I suppose a sore rump or
head after they finally hit the bottom. I give it a:
8 out of 10 This is probably your best choice.
Dive in with eyes open
Now logically, let's all think about this one. It's a tunnel. With ground
at the bottom. This is pretty much jumping in head first, except your poor petpet
has to have its eyes open throughout the whole process. The petpet now has to
roam the tunnels with a sore head, and considering the circumstances, will probably
not be successful in finding the treasure. This choice is however better than
diving in with eyes closed, because if the treasure is right at the start of
the hole, your petpet will not see it because his eyes were shut tight. This
choice is okay, but it has a lot of downsides and consequences for your poor
petpet. I give it a:
4 out of 10 This is one of the worst choices you can make, but not the worst.
Dive in with eyes closed
This choice is very odd. Very odd indeed. You see, like the previous choice,
this involves plunging head first into a dark hole (with ground at the bottom)
but also with your petpet's eyes closed. This choice is better for your petpet
because this way they cannot see their impending doom. Think about it, as you
jump into a dark hole, would you open or close your eyes? Yeah, I thought so.
I'm sure you petpet feels the same, too. There really isn't a lot to say about
this choice. I figure it's just an okay choice... painful, but okay. I give
5 out of 10 Better than the previous choice but still a low success rate.
Once again, your poor petpet must suffer. Instead of the Symol Hole it should
be the Torture the Petpet Hole. I'm sure when you tell your pet to tell its
petpet to do a cannonball it will look at you very oddly, you know, with that
look that says, "Are you crazy, woman/man?!" Tsk tsk. But the petpet does it
anyway. So loyal. So calm. Whatever would we do without petpets? As your petpet
hits the bottom, its poor rump will be sore for weeks! As your petpet crawls
around looking for treasure, it will be rubbing its rump and not even thinking
about the treasure. Poor petpets. It really makes you appreciate the fact that
you are too big to fit inside the hole, doesn't it? I give it a:
4 out of 10 This is a just mean... why don't you cannonball off that cliff
onto that cul-de-sac over there? Uh-huh. I thought so.
Just as bad of a choice as CANNONBALL!, a belly flop into the Torture the
Petpet Hole is bound to stick in your petpet's brain for ever, haunting it in
its life and dreams. How dare you even think about this. You poor petpet will
probably get the life knocked out of him! This, I think, should require no further
discussion. I mean it. I give it a:
3 out of 10 I thought I told you no further discussion!
So, as we all can see, indeed the best choice is to by far climb down slowly.
Next time you visit the petpet hole, make sure your petpet climbs down slowly;
it's the best choice. And if you are reading this, it must mean I made it into
the Neopian Times! I'd just like to thank everyone who helped out and gave me
input for this article! Thanks for reading :)