Getting Help On Your Faerie Quest!
We've all been there, browsing the site or playing our hundredth game of Pyramids trying to win two in a row, when a generous faerie swoops down and gives us a quest to complete! It's so nice of her to offer, and you really want to complete it, but when you run over to the Shop Wizard to find your item he tells you he can't help you!? What!?!? That's right, when you receive a faerie quest you are not able to search for the item on the Shop Wizard, or even the Super Shop Wizard. You'll have to work a little harder to obtain that item, but it is worth the effort.
Each faerie gives you a different type of quest, and each one gives a different reward. They are really useful for making your pet stronger or cooler, so it is worthwhile to complete these quests. Over the years, more faeries have jumped in to offer quests and so the reward pool has broadened. You can also visit the NC Mall and get a special item that will guarantee you receive quests for the following few days.
Before we talk about HOW to complete their quests, we should talk about what the quests actually ARE.
Dark Faeries will always request toys and when you complete her quest you'll receive a hit point bonus for your active pet.
Air Faeries will always request grooming items and when you complete her quest you'll receive a movement bonus for your active pet.
Light Faeries will always request collectable cards and when you complete her quest you'll receive a level bonus for your active pet.
Earth Faeries will always request magic items and when you complete her quest you'll receive a strength, speed, or defence bonus for your active pet. She used to simply heal your pet but with these new boosts she is much more helpful!
Fire Faeries will always request clothing and when you complete her quest you'll receive a strength bonus for your active pet.
Water Faeries will always request books and when you complete her quest you'll receive a defence bonus for your active pet.
Those are the basic six faeries and their rewards. But there are some specific famous faeries who can offer you quests as well!
Aethia, the Battle Faerie will always request a range of uncommon items and when you complete her quest you'll receive a hit point, strength, AND defence bonus for your active pet.
Fyora, the Faerie Queen will always request rare items and when you complete her quest you'll receive a large level, hit point, AND strength bonus for your active pet.
Naia, the Fountain Faerie will always request very rare items and when you complete her quest you'll receive the ability to take any of your pets to the Rainbow Fountain. This allows you to change their colour to anything that is available to that species!
Mira, the Space Faerie will always request rare items and when you complete her quest you'll receive a huge level bonus for your active pet.
The Soup Faerie will always request a smoothie and when you complete her quest you'll receive a bonus to two different stats for your active pet.
Baelia, the Grey Faerie will always request petpets and when you complete her quest you'll receive a "borrowed" bonus, meaning she will take on the power of a randomly selected faerie and give that bonus to your pet. This could include the Fountain Faerie's reward!
On top of these special six, there are two more faerie quests available through the NC Mall.
Delina, the Crafting Faerie will always request NC Mall items and when you complete her quest you'll receive a cool new wearable.
Kaia, the Shenkuu Faerie requires an NC Mall item, in addition to a Pink Paper Bag, in order to visit you. Completing her quest will reward you with Neocash items!
Now that you know all the faeries, how do you complete their quests!? Delina and Kaia are simple, as you need NC Mall items and you can purchase them that way. But the others require neopoint items and you can't search for them with the Shop Wizard.
If you have time and patience you can try the Trading Post. It takes so long for users to get back to you on this, and if you need the Shop Wizard for other things then this is a pain.
Checking out the various Marketplace shops around Neopia is an option. There are a lot of user run mall shops that specialize in the different faerie quests and stock every item they can ask for. Click around to the different huts and find a well stock shop and use CTRL+F to find your item. Some users even make a handy petpage to make this easier. This art is a little bit lost though and will be harder than it was a few years ago.
My favorite option is heading over to the Quests Neoboard. It's a place where people can team up to find items necessary for quests. You make a post asking politely for someone else to search the Shop Wizard for the item you need and send you the names of people who stock that item. This is really helpful, but it is only helpful if people are actively there to participate. Don't only come here when you need something, stop by every now and again to help others find their items.
Another option is to always be prepared! The regular faeries request low rarity items that tend to be pretty cheap, so you can stock up when you aren't on faerie quests and put them in your safety deposit box. You could also run your own faerie quest shop and pull from your own inventory for your own quests!
And if you aren't happy with the faerie quest you were given, maybe you really needed defence instead of strength, or you really want a Fountain Faerie quest to paint your pet, then head over to the Battleground of the Obelisk every week. Some factions offer a boon upon victory that will let you swap out your faerie quest for another one!
And if you love completing faerie quests but don't get enough from random events or fortune cookies, you can head over to Jhudora or Illusen and do some of their quests! Or even the Faerieland Employment Agency, those are similar to faerie quests but with a financial reward.