10 Things: What to Do With a Tooth of Terask
For all you Neoquest II addicts out there, this article is dedicated to you. Those
determined, strong willed souls who dedicate the vast amount of their time on
Neopets clicking, and clicking, and clicking some more – all in the name of the
game. You may be wondering, but why do you do it? Let me give you a brief (yes,
brief) but thorough background of the game using some nifty questions and answers
to help me out.
What is Neoquest II?
Neoquest II is a click and play game, which can be enjoyed by users of dialup,
broadband and cable alike. It involves you controlling several characters by
determining which skills you allocate them, which monsters you fight and so
Why play Neoquest II?
And what a fine question this is! I must find out who submitted it.. Oh wait,
that was me! Moving right along. If you are a newbie to Neoquest II, you might
have started playing for several reasons. 1) You wanted an extra shiny trophy
for your lookup. 2) You heard you could get three wonderful avatars from playing
the game. 3) You are wondering what all the fuss is about, and why the game
has its own section on the Neoboards.
Can you win prizes from it?
Yes, you can! There is always a random prize at the end of the game. Upon completing
the game, you will find one of four marvelous (sometimes) prizes waiting for
you in your inventory, as well as a nice monetary prize also.
Tell me more about these prizes! Ohemgee!
There are three modes to Neoquest II.
Normal mode – where you must begin. Here, you make your way through the game,
learning the tips and tricks to help you through, you get your spiffy avatar
and hopefully trophy and of course, your prize. Here, your prize may be one
of the following: Velms Healing Potion, Talinias Whittling Knife, Rohanes Armour
Polish or Mipsys Charm Bracelet.
Evil mode – what follows. Here, the game is just the same, with the difference
being that the monsters and bosses have slightly higher hit points. Once again,
with practice this will become as easy as pie and you will soon find yourself
rewarded again with a random prize. Evil mode prizes include: Tooth of Terask,
Halo of Devilpuss, Scuzzys Comb or the prestigious Ramtors Spellbook.
InSaNe mode – not for the fainthearted. This mode of Neoquest II is TOUGH.
Sure, the game stays the same, the monsters and bosses continue to get stronger
but in InSaNe mode, your safety net is taken right out from under you. If you
die here, it’s sayonara kiddo. No more restarting where you left off, it’s goodbye
Rohane and friends. But, if you persevere and are cautious, one of these could
be yours: Sword of Apocalypse, Wand of Reality, Bow of Destiny, Staff of Righteous
Is there anything else I should know?
I could go on and on, but I won’t. This isn’t a Neoquest II how-to guide, after
all. Perhaps that could be my next article! *ponders* Any-who, for now, the
most important thing is that you keep on reading – you wouldn’t want to miss
the whole point of this article, now, would you?
What is the point of this article?
Aha! Just what I was waiting for.
This article will be understood most likely by fellow Neopians like myself,
who find themselves sitting at all hours of the morning, playing Neoquest II.
For those individuals who have made their way through Normal, Evil and InSaNe
modes and find themselves wanting more. So, what does one do when they have
been awarded their highly coveted InSaNe prize, and can’t receive any more prizes
at that level? Replay Evil mode, of course! The beauty about Neoquest II in
Evil mode is that you can play it as many times as you like and still be awarded
your 30,000 NP prize as well as your random game prize. It seems fantastic,
I’d like to introduce you to a little someone called Personal. Last name of
Experience. Ms Experience is a friend of mine, a close friend in fact. Ms Experience
has played Neoquest II a large number of times. Ms Experience relies on her
Neoquest II skills as her way or earning Neopoints, seeing as that her restocking
skills are questionably.. lacking. Ms Experience is all too familiar with the
feeling of nervousness, anticipation and excitement one feels when they click
on their inventory after slugging out hours of game play in Evil mode. Ms Experience
also knows the feeling of dread one feels when they see an all too familiar
shape sitting in said inventory. Yes. The Tooth of Terask. *insert shudders
Why is the Tooth so bad, you might ask quickly, even though questions and answers
have finished. Well, let’s have a look at the approximate value of the Neoquest
II Evil mode prizes.
Ramtors Spellbook - Around 800k, depending on war status.
Scuzzys Comb – Approximately 600k, give or take the timing.
Halo of Devilpuss – A fairly easy to sell weapon valued around 200k.
Tooth of Terask – Priceless.
Priceless!? Hardly! The Tooth of Terask is currently the only buyable prize
in Evil mode. It sells for around 30,000 Neopoints. How did it get that way?
Who knows! It might be that its Battledome prowess is less intimidating than
the other prizes. It might be that Terask the 2nd has so many teeth that one
just isn’t interesting anymore. Whatever the cause, receiving a Tooth of Terask
for a prize is not a cause for celebration.
Which brings us to the main (and hopefully entertaining) section of this article
- 10 things: What to do with a Tooth of Terask.
10. Sell your Tooth of Terask on Mystery Island a la the famous Cub Tooth.
The Tiki man may not be too happy about this, so make sure you have invented
a story about Terask being a part of an ancient tribal dragon camp whose stories
still haunt Mystery Island to this day. That way, he’ll be sure to invite you
to join his franchise – the business gains could be massive!
9. Start saving your Tooth of Terask prizes until the next time you are granted
a visit by the Tooth Faerie. Being the happy creature that she is at the best
of times, imagine her surprise when you present her a volley of shiny super-sharp
white dragon teeth! I predict she will be so thrilled, she will grant you her
avatar without question. (Author’s Note: not tested, may not be guaranteed to
give you an avatar.)
8. Place your Tooth of Terask around a cheap Battledome defense item that is
highly underrated. That’s right – the Wooden Blocking Shield! If you play Evil
mode enough times, you’ll soon have a shield that’s fierce in nature and will
have your enemies fleeing in terror! (Or perhaps just laughing at your odd contraption,
but hey! That might just be the break in concentration you needed to stun them
with your ninja-esque Battledome techniques! Hiii-ya!)
7. Weave your Tooth of Terask onto a piece of strong twine, followed by a gem
of some sort, and then another Tooth. Continue this pattern until you reach
the end, and you will soon find yourself the owner of a brand new collar for
your Kadoatie! No doubt that this will ensure little Snookums is fed well before
those other whiny Kadoaties!
6. Use your Tooth of Terask as a fine quill. All you will need is your Tooth,
some ink (may I suggest Berry?) and some writing paper. Folks Neopia-wide will
be envious of your razor sharp accuracy and penmanship!
5. This is a great trip for party-goers out there. Turn your Tooth of Terask
upside down, so that its point faces skyward. Then, grab yourself a few Usuki
Hula Hoops and you have a fine ring toss game ready to go! You can also use
several of your Tooth of Terask prizes if you would prefer having a multi-player
competition! Good luck!
4. Use your Tooth of Terask to create some interestingly tricky courses in
Tyrannian Mini Golf. Just imagine the possibilities your next game could produce
– when the ball hits those sharp teeth there is no knowing which direction it
will fly in! Please make sure your course is designed for older Neopians only.
3. Turn your Tooth of Terask into a handy can-opener! Have you ever had one
of those stubborn Achyfi cans that just refuses to open? I know I have! Whip
out your trusty Tooth, make a few sharp pokes and before you know it, you will
be enjoying your ice cold beverage, all thanks to – you guessed it! Your Tooth
2. Tack your Tooth of Terask onto a rectangular piece of wood with strong glue.
Continue making a border around the edges with more and more teeth, and when
you have finished chisel the words DO NOT ENTER. A sure-fire way to keep strangers
from entering your Neohome.
1. Congratulations! You have made it this far, and are no doubt waiting anxiously
to find out what the number one thing to do with your Tooth of Terask is! And
the answer? Simply throw it in your Safety Deposit Box and hope that next time
you will have some more luck.
Seriously, if you have beaten Neoquest II several times, you deserve to be
applauded. Whatever your prize, be proud of your achievements! Happy game playing