|Tyrannian Concert Hall: Who's Playing? Part 2The rest of the bands!|
|What To Do?: Neopia Central Neopia Central is the bustling heart of Neopia, it is the center of commerce and the gateway through which we all entered the Neopia world. It is often taken for granted but Neopia would not be where it is today without the bright and friendly attitude the city offers to us all. |
|Guide to the Battledome: Training (Part 2)Welcome back to the second installment of this series. Here, we’ll go through the rest of training your pet up to become a monster, as well as Faerie Abilities.|
|Top Secret Smoothie Recipes!Cheers to a great Summer! *clinks glass*|
|A Veteran's Guide to NeopetsFor somebody who’s been around on Neopets for fifteen years, it’s weird to think that there are still things for me to do. It’s been challenging, but there are a few pools I’ve yet to dip my toes into. |
|In Defense of Mutant GrundosIt’s that time of year again. The end of this month brings us the Grundo Independence Day, and a day after, as if to add insult to injury, Mutant Day is observed.|
|Back to School - Neopets Style!By following this guide, you and you pet will be ready to joyfully learn, grow, and succeed. Read on to find out how!|
|The Neopian's Guide to KelpYou may ask, why should, you, the everyday Neopian know about Kelp?|
|Food Tour: Quest for Exciting EatsFor those who are willing to experience the best food Neopia has to offer, I'm presenting to you places that do not simply serve you your dish, but also provide you a unique dining experience so fantastic you'll go home wondering how it was possible you spent these past months reaching absolutely none of your goals.
Also by seismicfury
|A Shameless Plug About Neopets PremiumI'd like to start this article with a disclaimer. This is a shameless plug written by a satisfied Neopian.|
|The Best Ways To DeclutterWe've all gone into our Safety Deposit Box and felt completely overwhelmed by the amount of items we have stashed away inside. |
|Types Of Gift Box CapsulesWho says you can only give and receive presents during December? |
|Top 10 Gifts for the Knitter in Your LifeThis guide offers a great range for a Neopian with any sort of budget. From books to supplies to wearables, we cover everything in the knitting community.|
Search the Neopian Times
"The Moach and the Mage" by apothecary
Everyone knows each sorceress, wizard, mage, and magician has a familiar: a focal point and animated guide through which they channel their mystic abilities. Every famous Neopian magic-user has had a hidden companion, imbued with a special energy, that allows them to expend beyond their fair share of magic.
Some sorceresses, like Jhudora or Illusen, have great and powerful creatures as their magical foci, famous petpets aged for centuries that have conquered trial after trial alongside their faeries. Others, such as Kauvara, who took after her uncle Klum the magician, have familiars that have remained secret. Nevertheless, every magic user has had a helping hand, an assistant if you will, who protects and adds to the capabilities of their masters.
It was only a matter of time, once a young Neopet had begun their magical training, that they would need a companion to help them progress in their studies. Many would run to the Petpet Stall in Sakhmet or the Winter Petpet shop in Happy Valley to meet the dozens of petpets there, and find one which resonated with their magic. It was a coming-of-age ritual every spellcaster looked forward to.
Today was the day for one such mage, a young Kougra named Xander. He had been waiting for months, training at the Pirate Academy and receiving his abilities in Faerieland, and he knew that now was the time for him to gain a companion to continue his training alongside him.
Excitedly, he went to the first petpet shop he could find, Krawk Island Nippers. He dug through his pockets, looking for leftover dubloons, and excitedly stepped inside, smiling brightly at the shopkeeper. The older Kyrii grinned toothily at Xander, leaning forward on the counter.
“Have you come to find a companion, little one? Someone to share in your adventures, perhaps?” He gestured at the pens surrounding him, and the myriad of petpets within.
Xander nodded excitedly, clapping his paws together.
The Kyrii chuckled, and pulled out a blue stepstool from behind the counter, handing it to Xander. “Get a feel for the little ones, then. Don’t be shy, only a few of ‘em bite.” Immediately climbing on the little stool, Xander began to peer into the pens, eyes widening as Weewoos, Blibbles, and a particularly curious Farnswap sniffed him curiously. He examined them closely in return, even going so far as to extend a bit of his magical essence to brush the small creatures, but felt no returning tug or feeling of “rightness”.
It's Mutant Day! Only the happiest time of year for this writer so I present this as a token of my love.
|CONJUROCALYPSE: Part Two|
There was once a time in Conjure’s history where all magic seemed lost, forever.
Also by emberfusion, kat_bus and illegalangelx