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Week - 304

A Brief History of Neopia: Part 1
by herdygerdy
Description: The history of Neopia is a long and twisted tale with deceit, intrigue, victory and defeat at every turning...

Week - 308

A Brief History of Neopia: Part 2
by herdygerdy
Description: This, then, is the second half of Neopia's twisted history. Last time we delved deep into the Brain Tree's pulsating memory...

Week - 315

Witches!: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: "Imagine what people would say if they heard of witches meeting indoors and drinking hot chocolate!"

Week - 316

Witches!: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: "You don't go around arresting witches! You run away!" Morguss explained...

Week - 317

Witches!: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: "Just what is going on? Why has the magic stopped working?" Sophie asked the other witches after they were deposited in the large cell containing Meridell's magical inhabitants...

Week - 318

Witches!: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: The six witches were now alone. "How are we going to challenge Lord Belton if we can't do magic while he's wearing the pendant?" asked Lisha...

Week - 322

A Life Less Interesting: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: "I regret to inform you that your policy does not cover rockslides, your highness," Oscar said carefully. The Emperor mulled this over for a few moments...

Week - 323

A Life Less Interesting: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: He glanced down at the insurance policy on the table. It covered accidental fire, that was true, but in Oscar's experience there was no such thing as an accident on Krawk Island...

Week - 324

A Life Less Interesting: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: "Quit? Dear boy, don't talk such nonsense. Why would you want to quit this job? You get to see the world!" Jones laughed, stretching out his arms to somehow indicate the world was apparently the length of his desk...

Week - 325

A Life Less Interesting: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: It was time for Oscar to start his new life. He checked the location of the Tombola and marched off to the northwest, hoping to find the Tombola Man in an agreeable mood...

Week - 326

A Life Less Interesting: Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: "Besides, we don't want you to do the actual stealing. We want you to do what you do best, talk to people about insurance," Sarah reassured him...

Week - 330

How do you solve a problem like Neovia?: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: "Agenda?" the Mayor of Neovia asked. "What is this? All I got was a zombie shuffling up to the town hall and demanding I come and meet you all..."

Week - 331

How do you solve a problem like Neovia?: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: At least two hundred rotting corpses descended upon Neovia. People tried to run, but...

Week - 332

How do you solve a problem like Neovia?: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: There was only one figure on the street below, Bruno. He had been tasked the job of getting rid of the zombies, and was currently sweeping a bunch down the street with a large brush...

Week - 333

How do you solve a problem like Neovia?: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: The factory did not explode. Balthazar delivered in captured Faeries at the start of the night, Herman and his men bottled them, and Balthazar returned to pick them up at dawn...

Week - 335

The Witches Ride Again: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: "Let me see... let me see... where did I put that ground Eye of Techo?" Sophie muttered under her breath as she trawled through the countless shelves in her shack...

Week - 336

The Witches Ride Again: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: "I wear a shawl, don't I?" Morguss replied abrasively. "That not good enough for you? Doesn't have to be a black hat to be a proper witch's hat, does it? Know a lot about the occult significance of headwear, do you?"

Week - 337

The Witches Ride Again: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: The three witches had arrived half an hour ago, and had sought the Soup Kitchen to satisfy their increasing appetites before confronting Kauvara. The crowds had other ideas, though...

Week - 338

The Witches Ride Again: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: "Not the Shop Wizard," Edna groaned. "You know I can't stand wizards. They're all crazy hair and stupid high pitched accents..."

Week - 339

The Witches Ride Again: Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: Despite Kauvara's initial bravado, she was still in a weak state. She sat in the backroom sipping a restorative potion as the witches closed up her shop, largely by scowling at customers until they got the point and left...

Week - 341

The Curious Incident of the Statue in the Night-time: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: "Ask yourself, if you were a master criminal who had just escaped from a maximum security cell at the Defenders of Neopia Headquarters, would you come back to where you were caught?"

Week - 342

The Curious Incident of the Statue in the Night-time: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: A few metres from Sarah, the Mynci launched himself in the air and spun his blade around. Sarah back flipped just in time...

Week - 343

The Curious Incident of the Statue in the Night-time: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: "Excuse me, I might be able to help you," a voice said from behind Shan. The Mynci turned to see a green Techo in adventurer's garb standing on the pier, attempting to look dashing.

Week - 344

The Curious Incident of the Statue in the Night-time: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: Mr. Jennings sipped his tea once before putting the cup back on the saucer. "Far too hot," he said. "I shall have to let it cool..."

Week - 345

The Curious Incident of the Statue in the Night-time: Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: "Sarah, is that you?" a timid voice asked. Sarah turned to see a small yellow Kacheek behind a badly made stall near the tavern. Even to her surprise, she recognised him...

Week - 346

The Curious Incident of the Statue in the Night-time: Part Six
by herdygerdy
Description: "What is the meaning of this?" King Skarl shouted at the assembled Shenkuu guards...

Week - 347

Witches Further Abroad: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: It was the annual witch convention. Well, annual might have been stretching it a bit; it was the first witch convention...

Week - 348

Witches Further Abroad: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: "Why have levers in the middle of a public place if no one is supposed to pull them?" Sophie asked herself...

Week - 349

Witches Further Abroad: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: The space station rocked with the force of the impact. The lights in the chamber blinked off for a second, before returning in hues of red. From unseen speakers sirens began to wail, deafening the witches...

Week - 350

Witches Further Abroad: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: "You aren't getting me outside," Morguss said forcefully. "I've heard stories about space funguses-"

Week - 351

Witches Further Abroad: Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: He begins pressing buttons. From here he can control the entire moon base. The fools let him walk straight in...

Week - 352

Witches Further Abroad: Part Six
by herdygerdy
Description: The plan has gone exceedingly well. Soon he will be in a position to wreak true vengeance on the people of Kreludor...

Week - 354

Insured?: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: "I wish to speak with the Queen on a matter of much urgency," Northolt said. It was a lie, but then so was everything about him. His name wasn't Northolt, he wasn't a Lord, and he wasn't even a real Lutari...

Week - 355

Insured?: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: Oscar felt his arms and legs tingle, and then suddenly the world blurred. It was as if the entire universe was being stirred with a teaspoon.

Week - 356

Insured?: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: Oscar was walking at a leisurely stroll. He didn't think there was much point rushing to see Fyora. Jack and Imelda would get there before him, and if they couldn't make Fyora sign, there was little chance of Oscar being able to.

Week - 357

Insured?: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: "I was supposed to have an audience with the queen," Oscar replied, "but it looks like it's been cancelled."

Week - 358

Insured?: Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: "You won't get away with it!" Oscar said, aware that certain things needed to be said in certain situations, regardless of their truth.

Week - 359

The Book: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: Of course she had always been a mad old witch, but now people began to consider that she might be an insane old witch.

Week - 360

The Book: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: Maria had abandoned her home, her job, her entire life, on a whim. Just so she could get another look at the magic book. She scowled at herself for being so impulsive.

Week - 361

The Book: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: Maria sighed. She was stuck on an island with a depressed thimble enthusiast and a magic book that had lost its magic.

Week - 362

The Book: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: Mystery Island had never seen so many witches at once. The sight of the group, clad in their full robes in the tropical heat, was causing quite a commotion.

Week - 363

The Book: Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: "I'm not sharing a cell with the thimble fraudster!" Freddy shouted.

Week - 364

The Book: Part Six
by herdygerdy
Description: The group rounded another corner and almost walked straight into the brown Mynci, the Captain of the ship.

Week - 365

The Book: Part Seven
by herdygerdy
Description: "She fell from the sky..." the Fortune Teller said distantly. "You don't think that maybe... a Faerie dropped her?"

Week - 366

The Book: Part Eight
by herdygerdy
Description: "There's no need to call us idiots," Clive the Beacon Bearer replied. "You only got to be Grand Master because you're the only one the Grand Master robes fit."

Week - 367

The Book: Part Nine
by herdygerdy
Description: Edna breathed a sigh of relief. "At last!" she said happily. "It's about time we got some luck!"

Week - 368

A Faerie Tale: War - Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: The Faeries came to Neopia in turmoil, with the drums of their hearts beating towards war. They were scattered, divided...

Week - 369

A Faerie Tale: War - Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: "It was Jhudora, I'm sure..." Illusen told her Queen. "Though, she seemed darker than usual, as if she was encased by shadows."

Week - 370

A Faerie Tale: War - Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: The Faerieland dungeons were not like the rest of the palace, covered in gleaming pink and purple. There wasn't a cloud in sight...

Week - 371

A Faerie Tale: War - Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: "It's not just Dark Faeries. Her majesty is expecting a full revolt, civil war kind of thing..."

Week - 372

A Faerie Tale: War - Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: The door exploded inwards. The troops within the lobby were showered with the splinters of the ancient door, which had stood since the founding of Faerieland.

Week - 373

A Faerie Tale: War - Part Six
by herdygerdy
Description: "No one will dare come to help Faerieland," Jhudora continued. "After all, if it's an evil as great as to defeat Fyora... why bother fighting it at all?"

Week - 374

A Faerie Tale: War - Part Seven
by herdygerdy
Description: "You helped the evil Dark Faeries get into the castle! You're just like the rest of your kind!" someone sneered.

Week - 375

A Faerie Tale: War - Part Eight
by herdygerdy
Description: Illusen heard the battle begin above her. The Queen's army had returned...

Week - 376

A Faerie Tale: War - Part Nine
by herdygerdy
Description: "I am here to protect, not to kill," she told the Dark Faerie. "Now go... I never want to see your face in Faerieland again."

Week - 377

Sky Pirates!: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: "You have sent my greatest pupil to the place where I betrayed you... I wonder... do you fear he will turn out just like me?"

Week - 378

Sky Pirates!: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: Pirates didn't plan little things like that. They didn't need to. Pirates just ran in screaming with the cutlass held high and hoped for the best.

Week - 379

Sky Pirates!: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: Dread smiled toothily. Well, his skeletal expression didn't change, but inside he was smiling.

Week - 380

Sky Pirates!: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: The crew didn't need telling twice. They rushed to light the cannons. A few moments later, three cannonballs were hurled across the ocean.

Week - 381

Sky Pirates!: Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: Dread clicked his jaw experimentally. "Yes, yes I am," the Kiko admitted. "But that's all in the past now."

Week - 382

Sky Pirates!: Part Six
by herdygerdy
Description: "I'm sure you are, Mr. Halflook, and I fully intend to pay you," Qin replied. "However, this unscrupulous character has seized the Neopoints I owe you."

Week - 383

Return of the Crimson Witch: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: It was business as usual in the Haunted Woods. The spooks were spooking and the creeps were creeping.

Week - 384

Return of the Crimson Witch: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: "Nothing yellow's ever amounted to anything," Edna said knowingly.

Week - 385

Return of the Crimson Witch: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: "You look as if you've been here all your life – a real local," Sophie lied.

Week - 386

Return of the Crimson Witch: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: Aside from Henry and the witches, time appeared to have ground to a halt. "That's powerful magic," Morguss observed.

Week - 387

Return of the Crimson Witch: Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: "You saw that magic hit her," Morguss said, as she continued on her way. "You think anyone could survive a direct hit like that?"

Week - 388

Return of the Crimson Witch: Part Six
by herdygerdy
Description: The witches always lived on the line; it was where the magic and the power were, after all. And here Edna was, walking the line between life and death...

Week - 389

Intrigue at the Altador Cup: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: "All you need to do is throw the first game in the tournament..." the shadow suggested.

Week - 390

Intrigue at the Altador Cup: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: "Oh darhling, we don't do dinner! How uncouth!" she told him. "We shall do lunch! Have your people talk to my people!"

Week - 391

Intrigue at the Altador Cup: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: Tobik's holiday home was a mansion, as Fredrick had expected.

Week - 392

Intrigue at the Altador Cup: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: As he approached the stadium, Fredrick dipped into an alley and sampled another of his potions.

Week - 393

Intrigue at the Altador Cup: Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: He'd barely made it a few metres before the Yooyu exploded in his arms. It was a bigger blast than the normal explosion...

Week - 394

Intrigue at the Altador Cup: Part Six
by herdygerdy
Description: In Fredrick's professional opinion, the cells in Altador were fairly decent.

Week - 395

A Very Neovian Election: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: Paperwork was the Mayor of Neovia's favourite thing in the entire world. Under his expert supervision, the amount of the stuff floating around the town had doubled...

Week - 396

A Very Neovian Election: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: With a loud crash, Bruno's statue put his hand through the upper window of a house and pulled out the occupant.

Week - 397

A Very Neovian Election: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: "We've just done an official vote of no confidence," the Crumpetmonger told him with the grin of a woman who knows her paperwork.

Week - 398

A Very Neovian Election: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: "Show that young whippersnapper who is boss!" zombies that were centuries old groaned.

Thumburt beamed.


Week - 399

A Very Neovian Election: Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: "Enchanted? Have you hit your head? My pastries contain no artificial flavourings whatsoever!" the Crumpetmonger told him.

Week - 400

A Very Neovian Election: Part Six
by herdygerdy
Description: "It's a long shot, but it might just work," she said half to herself and half to her Meowclops.

Week - 401

A Very Neovian Election: Part Seven
by herdygerdy
Description: You wish to make a deal with us? the darkness questioned...

Week - 404

Witches in the Shadows: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: Sophie shouted at them, "You broke the rules when you invaded Neovia!"

Week - 405

Witches in the Shadows: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: The figure, still clad tightly in robes that obscured most of his form, checked the contents of a small bag. Inside, over a dozen Lightmites buzzed, filling the bag with their pure yellow glow.

Week - 406

Witches in the Shadows: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: "They call them the Endless Plains. Not the Delightfully Small Plains or the Plains You Can Nip Across in Five Minutes!"

Week - 407

Witches in the Shadows: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: Where was the girl who had saved the planet?

Week - 408

Witches in the Shadows: Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: Edna pushed Maria away awkwardly. "Not dead is a state I've got quite used to being in," she replied, dusting herself off.

Week - 409

Witches in the Shadows: Part Six
by herdygerdy
Description: "They'll stop you! They always do!" Maria shouted happily. She couldn't see quite how that was possible, but it seemed to annoy the shadows, so that was enough for her.

Week - 417

How to Save the World of Insurance in Six Easy Parts: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: "My name is Oscar, madam," the small yellow Kacheek replied, tipping the brim of his blue bowler hat towards her. "I'm here to talk to you about the wondrous world of insurance."

Week - 418

How to Save the World of Insurance in Six Easy Parts: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: "Me, sir?" Oscar gasped. "How am I supposed to save the world of insurance?"

Week - 419

How to Save the World of Insurance in Six Easy Parts: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: "I must apologise for Mr. Black," the Krawk said kindly. "He has a tendency to be rather forceful."

Week - 420

How to Save the World of Insurance in Six Easy Parts: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: "These days we prefer to be called the Living Impaired."

Week - 421

How to Save the World of Insurance in Six Easy Parts: Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: "Quite so, sir," he agreed. "Though why the master needs to throw a party when he has a death threat hanging over his head is quite beyond me."

Week - 422

How to Save the World of Insurance in Six Easy Parts: Part Six
by herdygerdy
Description: "Do we have a doctor in the house?" Wadsworth the butler asked.

Week - 423

Yuletide Witches: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: The Christmas Yurble hummed a merry tune under his breath as he read the parchment in his hand. It was a list of names, and this would be the second time he had checked it...

Week - 424

Yuletide Witches: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: "Someone's stolen Christmas," Stanley informed her.

Sophie blinked once.

"Good for them," she replied, and closed the door.


Week - 425

Yuletide Witches: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: "The North Pole?" Stanley asked. "The Spirit of Giving actually lives there?"

Week - 426

Yuletide Witches: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: The Baby Yurble giggled at the sight of Edna. "The Shoyru sapped him of all his powers; he's been left as nothing more than an infant," Chestnut explained.

Week - 427

Yuletide Witches: Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: She could see a sleigh, arcing across the sky and coming closer to the house. It was pulled by nine Meowclops, the lead one casting a spooky yellow light across the houses as it went...

Week - 428

Yuletide Witches: Part Six
by herdygerdy
Description: "So glad you could make it!" the Shoyru cackled, performing a mock bow.

Week - 430

Goldrun, Revisited: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: Carefully, Victor unrolled the parchment in his hand and read it again.

To whoever may find this, we need your help. Our town is suffering from a-


Week - 431

Goldrun, Revisited: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: "Welcome to the Goldrun General Store," Ellie announced as she opened the door. "It's run by Flagrant Dohicky, as fine a citizen as ya can hope to find in this here town."

Week - 432

Goldrun, Revisited: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: "I've got clients that need gold, Sheriff!" a male voice boomed. "My mine is the heart of Goldrun; you can't keep living in the past!"

Week - 433

Goldrun, Revisited: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: "We need to speak to your father; Jonas has escaped and is in the mountains," Ellie explained.

Week - 434

Goldrun, Revisited: Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: "You don't remember me?" Ellie asked. "I'm Sheriff Ellie, of Goldrun!"

Week - 435

Goldrun, Revisited: Part Six
by herdygerdy
Description: Goldrun sat on the horizon, blurry in the desert heat. Ellie carefully examined the town with a spyglass before handing it back to Pete.

Week - 437

Adventures in Facial Hair
by herdygerdy
Description: "It is quite useless, Miss Constance," he laughed, twirling his thin waxed moustache between his fingers. "The Meridell mail coach stops for no one!"

Week - 438

Viva la Resistance!: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: Judge Hog's cape billowed in the wind as he struck a dashing and heroic pose. A gentle ting followed as the lift came to a stop.

Week - 439

Viva la Resistance!: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: "Good, I do like it when I don't have to introduce myself," he said. "The reason I ask is out of good manners. You see, I know exactly who you are."

Week - 440

Viva la Resistance!: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: "I... forgot the code," Fredrick stated in his best innocent voice.

Week - 441

Viva la Resistance!: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: Fredrick woke to the pleasant experience of discovering that he had not in fact been killed in his sleep.

Week - 442

Viva la Resistance!: Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: "Number One has some very important news for us all," he announced.

Week - 443

Viva la Resistance!: Part Six
by herdygerdy
Description: "Mr. Entwhistle is a good lawyer, but he has dreadfully annoying things that he calls morals."

Week - 444

Viva la Resistance!: Part Seven
by herdygerdy
Description: There was a small platform away from the main sewer track, presumably used for access from the city above. There was a deckchair set up there...

Week - 445

Zombie Nation: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: Oldnose had tried lurking around the graveyard. He'd tried shuffling and groaning in the shadows... but his heart just wasn't in it. He wasn't that kind of Zombie.

Week - 446

Zombie Nation: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: It soon became clear to him that in Neopia Central, just like in the Haunted Woods, Zombies were second class citizens.

Week - 447

Zombie Nation: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: "It seems the Zombie populace of Neopia Central are planning a demonstration," Jennings explained.

Week - 448

Zombie Nation: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: Magic. The word had barely left the mind of Mr. Jennings all night. The very concept of it unsettled him.

Week - 449

Zombie Nation: Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: The morning paper was deposited on Mr. Jennings's desk. He barely looked at it. He knew what the contents would be...

Week - 450

Zombie Nation: Part Six
by herdygerdy
Description: "My name is Mr. Jennings," the Krawk replied pleasantly. "I am a local businessman, and of course, a concerned citizen."

Week - 453

Good Foundations: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: Neopia Central is a city, vast and teeming with the lives of millions of Neopets. From its humble beginnings as a travelling group of trading gypsies, it has always been a free economy...

Week - 454

Good Foundations: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: He opened the door to his office.

There was someone waiting within.


Week - 455

Good Foundations: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: Jennings feigned a look of surprise and turned to his bodyguard. "It appears we have fallen victim to a cunning trap, Mr. Black."

Week - 456

Good Foundations: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: "He took us by surprise, sir!" the Kougra blurted out.

"Surprise? Surprise!?" Vargo bellowed. "You were lying in wait for him!"


Week - 457

Good Foundations: Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: "The usual," Vargo barked. "Have you seen Clive and Harry about? They were supposed to be here today."

Week - 458

Breaking News: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: "Do you think you could set up another Expellibox conduit in Neopia Central?"

Week - 459

Breaking News: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: Alfonso turned immediately, his eyes suddenly wide and alert. "Get me Lady Cambridge, immediately," he ordered.

Week - 460

Breaking News: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: Peter subconsciously straightened his tie. "The editor felt certain stories I had been working on weren't in the paper's best interests."

Week - 461

Breaking News: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: It was Friday, at 6 p.m., sharp. Alfonso Might was still in his office. A small Neovision set had been brought in and left on his desk.

Week - 462

Breaking News: Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: Peter realised his mistake as soon as he said it. Hagan was the King of Brightvale, not Meridell. He'd just said it without thinking.

Week - 463

Breaking News: Part Six
by herdygerdy
Description: If he could figure out what Mr. Jennings was up to, and stop him, everything would go back to the way it was. He'd be safe. He'd be in control again.

Week - 464

Breaking News: Part Seven
by herdygerdy
Description: "Positive, sir," the Grarrl replied. "They were trying very hard to look as if they weren't all heading here together."

Jennings nodded. "Then it ends tonight."


Week - 465

High Society: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: He had plans for the city, plans to unite it as a whole, and march it forwards towards a glorious future of his own design.

Week - 466

High Society: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: "Perhaps you can help me, Worthington," she considered. "Who is Mr. Jennings? I'm sure that's the key."

Week - 467

High Society: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: "Everyone knows Jennings can't be stopped. The full might of the Shenkuu Empire wasn't enough to hold him. Better to be on his side than against him."

Week - 468

High Society: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: "He was a Meridell lord, but then again, who isn't?"

Week - 469

High Society: Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: "Yes, after all, we're both aware of the reality of Lady Cambridge's charity work," Jennings explained as he popped a mini sausage roll in his mouth.

Week - 470

Empire: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: Neopia Central is a very curious city. There is no ruler, no one to set the rules or guide the people. So, with the lack of any available Neopet, chaos rules.

Week - 471

Empire: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: It was madness, Shan later decided. What other explanation could there have been? He had betrayed the Empire.

Week - 472

Empire: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: Shan's gaze drifted to one skyscraper set apart from the others in the distance. His hand clenched into a fist.

Week - 473

Empire: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: "The guards to these cells have been personally vetted by me. You won't be able to sneak your employees into their ranks. You will be rotting here for an eternity, Qin. Your quest for revenge is over."

Week - 474

The Play's the Thing: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: "Can't be doing with plays," Edna told them. "Too much fancy talking and not enough getting to the point. They take half an hour just to say hello."

Week - 475

The Play's the Thing: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: Around them, the lights began to dim. "I'm reading!" Morguss shouted very loudly to no one in particular as the audience was plunged into relative darkness.

Week - 476

The Play's the Thing: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: Archie poked his head through the curtains, taking a look at the audience. "They seem alright," he reported back to the others still on stage.

Week - 477

The Play's the Thing: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: "Things happening in the play are becoming real..."

Week - 478

The Play's the Thing: Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: "It's obviously supposed to signify Esmeralda's transformation into a maddened witch after she lost the Baron," the other voice said knowledgably. "Gosh, don't you know anything about the theatre?"

Week - 481

On His Majesty's Secret Service: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: The shadow Ruki leaned forward, taking in the view from the railing. The farmlands of Meridell rolled onward below him.

Week - 482

On His Majesty's Secret Service: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: The door to the dungeon was slammed open, and an Eyrie Guard marched in, holding a young Kyrii by the scruff of his neck.

Week - 483

On His Majesty's Secret Service: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: "From what I've been able to find with magical surveillance, Vex normally takes a nap at seven," Quentin revealed.

"Which leaves us an hour to get Agent Dunlop out of the cells before Lord Von Stratus's party is due to leave the Citadel," Fredrick added.


Week - 484

On His Majesty's Secret Service: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: Fredrick woke with the immediate feeling that he had been hit over the head with a sizable portion of the planet.

Week - 485

On His Majesty's Secret Service: Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: "Believe me; compared to the Darigan Citadel, even this cell is a palace."

Week - 486

Meridell at War: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: "Well, good knights?" Illusen asked. "What business do you have in my forest? Does the King require my services?"

Week - 487

Meridell at War: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: They had called her mad, the people back at the farm, when she had told them that a creature living in the barn had saved her from Darigan soldiers during the invasion.

Week - 488

Meridell at War: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: Though absorbed in the task at hand, Darigan could not help but notice when the candle lighting his desk flickered momentarily, casting fresh shadows...

Week - 489

Meridell at War: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: "You're... Meridell Knights!" Sally gasped. "Why are you doing this!?"

Week - 490

Meridell at War: Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: "We're here on official business. There have been reports of Darigan soldiers in the area."

Week - 491

The Knowledge: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: There are several things that are unavoidable in life.

Week - 492

The Knowledge: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: "I can assure you, Mr. Brodman, there is little in this city that I am not aware of," Jennings chuckled.

Week - 493

The Knowledge: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: Jennings greeted the teller at the National Neopian.

"What can we help you with today, sir?" she asked.


Week - 494

The Knowledge: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: Jennings was curiously impressed with Mr. Hodgeson's system. It weeded out everyone except the perfect, and ensured that only reliable taxi carriages would be able to operate in Neopia Central.

Week - 495

The Knowledge: Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: "Yes," Jennings agreed. "However, there is something else in the vault you have failed to perceive."

Week - 496

All Just a Little Bit of History Repeating: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: Sometimes Mr. Jennings liked to walk at night.

Week - 497

All Just a Little Bit of History Repeating: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: "I'm looking for the Magical Research Department," Jennings supplied.

The Bruce looked at him critically. "You are, are you?"


Week - 498

All Just a Little Bit of History Repeating: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: "Frobisher, Mr. Frobisher," Jennings introduced himself. "I'm here on behalf of the National Neopian Museum."

Week - 499

All Just a Little Bit of History Repeating: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: "It's better to know who your enemies are."

Week - 500

All Just a Little Bit of History Repeating: Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: Jennings peeled himself from the mountain shadows and dropped silently to the rope bridge below.

Week - 501

All Just a Little Bit of History Repeating: Part Six
by herdygerdy
Description: A few hours after meeting Galem, Jennings proceeded to his next destination, the comforting click of his old diamond tipped cane marking his progress along the Docklands streets.

Week - 502

All Just a Little Bit of History Repeating: Part Seven
by herdygerdy
Description: Jennings began to consider how much more he could do. He had thirty years of history in his head – he could change so much.

Week - 503

All Just a Little Bit of History Repeating: Part Eight
by herdygerdy
Description: There was nothing else to do for Jennings but wait.

Week - 504

They Think it's All Over: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: "Sometimes, Mr. Black, I really wish King Altador did not have a thief on his council," the Krawk commented.

Week - 505

They Think it's All Over: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: The old Techo led them down into the depths of the National Neopian Museum's lower levels, where cobwebs seemed more a construction material than stone...

Week - 506

They Think it's All Over: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: Jennings sighed. "The public will need to be told before then. You will need to make an announcement."

The Judge snorted. "And start a riot?"


Week - 507

They Think it's All Over: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: The Krawk's first stop that morning was to a studio in the art district, to a small, but remarkably well known designer, provided one moved in the right circles.

Week - 508

They Think it's All Over: Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: "If you're not doing anything tomorrow, why not stop by my tower? We're having a little bit of a sporting get together that you might enjoy."

Week - 509

They Think it's All Over: Part Six
by herdygerdy
Description: "What experience do you have?" Beastbanks asked from behind the makeshift desk.

Week - 510

They Think it's All Over: Part Seven
by herdygerdy
Description: "Hoshi?" Shin asked, sudden worry on his face. "Is she in some trouble, sir?"

"No, no trouble at all," Jennings replied sincerely.


Week - 511

They Think it's All Over: Part Eight
by herdygerdy
Description: The Judge added, "I told King Altador about your plans."

Week - 512

They Think it's All Over: Part Nine
by herdygerdy
Description: "If one cannot close on the day the world ends, when can one close?"

Week - 513

They Think it's All Over: Part Ten
by herdygerdy
Description: They wanted front row seats for the end of the world.

Week - 514

Reviewing the Situation
by herdygerdy
Description: Once he had loved this city – no, loved was the wrong word – once he had understood this city.

Week - 515

Once More, With Feeling: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: "You!" he shouted threateningly to the brown Gnorbu he had spotted. "You said tonight was going to be sold out!"

Week - 516

Once More, With Feeling: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: "Calm down!" Richard snapped. "It's not like zombies only live in the Haunted Woods anymore. They're everywhere, even in Neopia Central."

Week - 517

Once More, With Feeling: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: "Who's going to vote for a zombie, though?" Stark asked.

"Zombies, for one," Juniper said confidently.


Week - 518

Once More, With Feeling: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: "It won't be the same, without him in the audience," Stark said.

"There are hundreds of thousands of people here, Stark," Marc told him. "Even if he was here, we'd never know."


Week - 520

What's in a Name?: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: "I'm Cara, by the way, nice to meet you."

"I'm sure it is," Edna replied gruffly. "Personally I've never had the pleasure."


Week - 521

What's in a Name?: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: Edna threw open the door to her tower with some force, and the smell of a foul potion greeted Cara as they entered...

Week - 522

What's in a Name?: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: The Witches ran.

It was completely out of character for them, but this was no time to complain about the exertion or ripping their robes. Broomsticks wouldn't be an option...


Week - 523

What's in a Name?: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: "Someone must have stolen them, that's the only thing we can think of," Sophie supplied.

"But... the Wisp isn't powerful enough to muster that kind of magic," Morguss pointed out as the other two helped her back to her feet.


Week - 524

What's in a Name?: Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: "Is that the best you've got!?" she mocked over the din of the magical battle. "Even combined, you're nothing! Let me show you what a real witch can do!"

Week - 526

Guard Duty: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: Faerieland had once been such a peaceful place. The only sounds in the air had been the gentle breeze and birdsong. Now the sounds of construction were all around, as the population tried to restore the kingdom to a glory that secretly they all knew was lost forever.

Week - 527

Guard Duty: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: "Such discussions as these are normally conducted in private," Fyora told him.

"Then please consider this an exception," the Major said. "The Ambassador will not go anywhere without me."


Week - 528

Guard Duty: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: "You cannot hold me out here!" the Major shouted. "I have diplomatic immunity!"

Week - 529

Guard Duty: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: Avant stared at him incredulously.

"Bagguss?" he questioned. "Do you insult my cookery!? You know, I studied under Chef Boulgar himself! Use Bagguss, how ridiculous!"


Week - 530

Guard Duty: Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: Fyora had said nothing since her arrest, and Smith knew he would need more evidence before he questioned her directly...

Week - 531

Guard Duty: Part Six
by herdygerdy
Description: Fyora seemed almost shocked as Smith was led into her cell and she was led out. 

"This is silly, Captain," she said through the bars. "I know you didn't do it."


Week - 532

Stealing Stones: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: "I must confess, I did not know you were a diamond fan."

"I must confess, neither did I," Jennings remarked.


Week - 533

Stealing Stones: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: "I must say how enjoyable it is to see that you are well, Mr. Boggins." Jennings smiled.

Week - 534

Stealing Stones: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: "Stolen?" Jennings questioned, a wry smile on his face. 

"Yes, stolen," Judge Hog replied...


Week - 535

Stealing Stones: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: "Stop feigning concern for the Mayor; we both know that you only care about keeping your own job!" she hissed. "I caused this, and I will fix it. I'll get you the diamond back."

Week - 536

Stealing Stones: Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: "If I may, how exactly are you qualified to find our merchandise? The Ambassador is a busy man, and doesn't have time to waste on reprobates such as yourself, no matter how amusingly named."

Week - 537

Stealing Stones: Part Six
by herdygerdy
Description: Unregistered thieves never lasted long in the city, and now Funk had informed the Guild of the diamond thieves, it wouldn't be long until they were located...

Week - 539

Stealing Stones: Part Seven
by herdygerdy
Description: There! A streak of black and white against the blue sky. Whoever it was, they were already dropping back to street level.

Fredrick madly scrambled across the rooftops...


Week - 538

Neoquest III Skills and Character Guide
by herdygerdy
Description: By now, most of you will have heard about the third instalment of the Neoquest trilogy that was recently released. Good character progression, as with the two previous games, is essential if you want to have any chance of beating the later bosses.

Week - 540

Vampires from Space!
by herdygerdy
Description: "In fact," Jennings continued, "Sometimes I even consider it a pity that self-appointed dictators such as myself do not have a union. If we did, I could petition for shorter working hours, a better pension..."

Week - 541

A Place in the Country: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: "Oh, Mr. Jennings!" she said. "I am so excessively glad you could attend!"

Jennings smiled in response; he didn't think there was a part of the room that wasn't excessive in some form.


Week - 542

A Place in the Country: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: "Oh really?" he replied, turning back with a smirk. "Where is it? I know you'll have it hidden somewhere near. We want it, as fair payment."

"I haven't the faintest idea what you are babbling about," Celeriac maintained.


Week - 543

A Place in the Country: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: "Never the less, there was a draft coming from down here, which means an exit," Jennings told her. "Is this place built on any cave networks?"

Week - 545

Mr. Jennings Must Die: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: "Sheikh Al-Balim, you know?" Tobik carried on. "He's from the Lost Desert – supposed to own a lot of property down that way."

"Yes," Jennings answered darkly. "I do know."


Week - 546

Mr. Jennings Must Die: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: "He smiled," the Judge said somewhat sadly.

Week - 547

Mr. Jennings Must Die: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: If Black could prove there was something wrong with the location, it was one step closer to proving there was something wrong with the suspect.

Week - 548

Mr. Jennings Must Die: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: A ghost Zafara drifted through the wall at the sound of his voice.

"We have a visitor, Rasputin," Manzazuu announced.

"Thrilling," the Zafara said rather sadly.


Week - 549

Mr. Jennings Must Die: Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: "I just need to ask you a few questions," Black said, but then paused. "How did you hear about the arrest? I thought most wizards didn't leave the Museum."

Week - 550

Mr. Jennings Must Die: Part Six
by herdygerdy
Description: "Now listen," Black threatened him. "I came here for answers, and I'm going to get them, one way or another."

Week - 551

Mr. Jennings Must Die: Part Seven
by herdygerdy
Description: Black woke to the sight of a yellow Wocky in slightly dirty pink pyjamas standing in front of him. 

It was not the sight he was expecting.


Week - 552

Mr. Jennings Must Die: Part Eight
by herdygerdy
Description: "You just destroyed his empire," Brexis pointed out. "Thought you might be interested."

Week - 554

Tales from Neopia Central: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: Neopia Central had changed a lot – and too quickly for Judge Hog.

Week - 555

Tales from Neopia Central: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: But now it was clear – clearer than ever – Miss Tobik had been burgled.

Week - 556

Tales from Neopia Central: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: Neopia Central had changed a lot – and far too quickly for Johnny Twobit.

Week - 557

Tales from Neopia Central: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: Her staff knew all too well to leave her alone when she was in such a mood, so her butler Carson was a rare sight when he entered her study to deliver a letter.

Week - 558

Tales from Neopia Central: Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: "This is Clive Dunstable with a special report from the Defenders of Neopia Headquarters," he was saying as the camera panned round to reveal the sight of the building, most of the front wall missing.

Week - 559

Tales from Neopia Central: Part Six
by herdygerdy
Description: He'd joined the zombie rights movement in the city, and by effective consensus had become their spokesperson to the media.

And now they were under threat.


Week - 560

Tales from Neopia Central: Part Seven
by herdygerdy
Description: It was a strange sensation for a thief to be stolen from, let alone the leader of the Thieves Guild...

Week - 561

Tales from Neopia Central: Part Eight
by herdygerdy
Description: He was an insurance salesman. And, in his humble opinion, not a vastly good one at that.

Largely out of coincidence and misunderstanding the little yellow Kacheek had seen himself rise to the level of Director of Operations...


Week - 562

Tales from Neopia Central: Part Nine
by herdygerdy
Description: She was, at present, the head of Area 26 – the closest thing Neopia Central had to spies...

Week - 563

Tales from Neopia Central: Part Ten
by herdygerdy
Description: Maria had nowhere to go. So she waited tables to customers who didn't exist.

Week - 564

Tales from Neopia Central: Part Eleven
by herdygerdy
Description: "Yes, Professor," Fiscal agreed. "Talking is the normal reason people come to speak with me. Aside from Professor Doogan, the man who devoted his life to studying mime artists."

Week - 566

Tales from Neopia Central: Part Twelve
by herdygerdy
Description: "Do come in, Mr. Black," the white Korbat instructed him.

Black could not help but notice the two fangs protruding from his mouth.


Week - 565

A Hard Nox Life
by herdygerdy
Description: The autumn leaves crunched below Martha's feet. She remembered that sound. It was a strange comfort to the old green Cybunny now, but once, it had filled her with such dread.

Week - 567

Family Reunion: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: "I never intended to hurt you," the Lupe said.

"An interesting accident, then," Ji considered bitterly.


Week - 568

Family Reunion: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: "Then it appears that I must locate the Smuggler the old fashioned way." Jennings nodded.

Week - 569

Family Reunion: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: He saw the waves of rage wash over her face. She wanted to shout. She wanted to scream – he could tell. But she wouldn't.

Week - 570

Family Reunion: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: Sewers. They were often overlooked.

Week - 571

Family Reunion: Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: "I like her," Mitsuyu said with a smile. "She has spirit. She reminds me of you at that age."

Week - 572

Family Reunion: Part Six
by herdygerdy
Description: The receptionist at the Museum was more than willing to give the ailing Lupe access to the roof of the building. From there, Mitsuyu was able to grapple onto the control carriage on the underbelly of the blimp as it passed overhead...

Week - 573

The Vitruvian Wizard: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: He didn't like it when wizards in the necromancy division began thinking – they had normally been relocated there for the express purpose of being forgotten about.

Week - 574

The Vitruvian Wizard: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: "You're sweeping this under the carpet?" Septimus demanded. "We're scientists, sir! We ask these sorts of questions!"

Week - 575

The Vitruvian Wizard: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: The desert sands were harsh on Septimus's face, and the heat was doing him no favours either. For a man born and bred in Neopia Central, and having spent much of his adult life in the dark and dank cellars of the Museum, the desert was a shock to his system.

Week - 576

The Vitruvian Wizard: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: "And they thought they would find him in a sealed bank vault?" the Judge asked.

"He is a talking skull," Bungle clarified.


Week - 577

The Vitruvian Wizard: Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: Alvare Thornpipe had indeed been quite mad at the time of his death.

Week - 578

The Vitruvian Wizard: Part Six
by herdygerdy
Description: "You're going to construct a potentially dangerous magical machine, and ignore the instructions?" Viktor asked. "That's the sort of magic I like!"

Week - 579

The Vitruvian Wizard: Part Seven
by herdygerdy
Description: "He's such a professional!" he cried. "Spooky tower, booming disembodied voice at the entrance... I bet the candles in the wall brackets light themselves when we go inside!"

Week - 580

The Vitruvian Wizard: Part Eight
by herdygerdy
Description: Neopia Central had only one lighthouse, an old rickety tower in the Docklands that overlooked the port. It had been there as long as Septimus could remember...

Week - 581

The Vitruvian Wizard: Part Nine
by herdygerdy
Description: "He's quarantined," she said. "So is the whole ward he's on. Highly contagious, they are saying."

Week - 582

The Vitruvian Wizard: Part Ten
by herdygerdy
Description: Drevni let out another roar, the gigantic Globilol floating above the heart of Neopia Central. One of the creature's tendrils let off a blast of magic which impacted in the city, flattening an entire street.

Week - 583

Everyone Loves the Undead: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: There was a tinkle of glass as the pair of Neopets let themselves in through the street level window. The basement was unnaturally dark, even at night, but the thieves knew what they were looking for.

Week - 584

Everyone Loves the Undead: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: "I've been working for some time on perfecting the vampire curse," he announced, pointing to some calculations on chemical properties that he had written down.

Week - 585

Everyone Loves the Undead: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: Robert came to with a long groan, rolling on the hay away from the sun now burning above him. It was a good job the full moon had been on a Friday, or he would have been very late for work.

Week - 586

Everyone Loves the Undead: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: "The Last Tango used to be my tavern, back in the day. It sank into the city's foundations during a great flood a few centuries back. After that, I set it up as a haven for ghosts in the city."

Week - 587

Everyone Loves the Undead: Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: "Then you may have to wake him," Franks suggested. "Just try to do it without a stake in your hand. Vampires get funny about that sort of thing."

Week - 588

Everyone Loves the Undead: Part Six
by herdygerdy
Description: "People are transforming into monsters, and it's only a matter of time until they get here!"

Week - 589

Everyone Loves the Undead: Part Seven
by herdygerdy
Description: "About the fortifications," Arthur Munroe said, the zombie sidling up to them. "After your Werelupe broke in, we've been having more trouble shoring up our defences..."

Week - 593

The Return: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: About an hour of digging later, the shovel hit wood, and the Blumaroo smiled.

"Welcome back," he declared.


Week - 594

The Return: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: "You didn't write," Celeriac said bluntly. "We thought you were dead until we read otherwise in the Times."

Week - 595

The Return: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: This place had changed so little. She remembered the market. Remembered the noise, the chaos of bartering... and a chaos of a different type.

Week - 596

The Return: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: Jennings was waiting in Judge Hog's office when he finally finished processing the prisoners. Dawn had long since broken and neither the Judge, nor Jennings for that matter, had gotten any sleep.

Week - 597

The Return: Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: "Welcome, Mr. Jennings," a figure hunched behind the crystal ball greeted him.

Week - 598

The Return: Part Six
by herdygerdy
Description: The industrial district was located on the east side of the city, in the northern Docklands along the coast where the ships came to port. It was a mess of factories and smoke, and few people lingered there who weren't working.

Week - 599

The Return: Part Seven
by herdygerdy
Description: "You ever wonder how this place pays the bills?" the Judge asked.

Week - 600

The Return: Part Eight
by herdygerdy
Description: Who exactly Chaos was, Jennings didn't get to ask. The fire Lutari turned his attention from the Krawk as if he were a mild annoyance, focusing on the cane and the green gem atop it...

Week - 601

The Return: Part Nine
by herdygerdy
Description: "At last!" he declared. "I've been waiting for you..."

Week - 602

The Return: Part Ten
by herdygerdy
Description: Even with the boost of Madame Guillotine's ghostly power, the Judge was still losing the fight. Jennings could only watch on in horror as Chaos rained down more and more blows on the caped Moehog.

Week - 603

Agent of the Sway: Induction - Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: There was the tiniest of cracks as the young blue Gelert forced the lock on one of the drawing room's windows, before silently pulling it open and gesturing to his fellow thief, a brown Kougra.

Week - 604

Agent of the Sway: Induction - Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: There were state of the art security systems protecting every single floor and not once in the fifteen years or so since the building's construction had it ever been breached.

This of course didn't fill Clayton with a great deal of confidence...


Week - 605

Agent of the Sway: Induction - Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: That, in truth, was the reason Clayton had agreed to go with Faversham. The Guild was going from bad to worse, all the Kougra was doing was getting out before he got dragged down with it.

Week - 606

Agent of the Sway: Induction - Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: "This is a code red, the Space Faerie is free! Repeat, the Space Faerie is free! All hands to the mutation ray!"

Week - 607

Agent of the Sway: Induction - Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: The Magical Research Department was tucked away in the basement of the building, under the thinking that if the wizards were hidden away somehow they couldn't cause any trouble...

Week - 608

Agent of the Sway: Induction - Part Six
by herdygerdy
Description: "No more secrets," Clayton announced as they set sail. "If I'm going to carry on working for you, I want to know what's going on in advance."

Week - 609

Agent of the Sway: Induction - Part Seven
by herdygerdy
Description: Clayton and Faversham were not the first to explore the passage. Despite the urgency of their mission, Faversham insisted that going first would draw attention...

Week - 610

Agent of the Sway: Induction - Part Eight
by herdygerdy
Description: "Ha!" the Buzz boomed. "Foolish little creature - I am Tyragh! I have destroyed entire armies before today! You are nothing!"

Week - 612

Agent of the Sway: Betrayal - Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: "No, I quite agree." Thornpipe nodded. "Any number of patisseries might attack us."

Week - 613

Agent of the Sway: Betrayal - Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: "After we have contacted the Brain Tree, we will pick up our passengers from the Order of the Red Erisim and head to the desert ourselves..."

Week - 614

Agent of the Sway: Betrayal - Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: Thaddeus Oldnose and Alvare Thornpipe were waiting in the clearing near the Order's library when the carriage arrived. Oldnose kept glancing over his shoulder, as if they would soon be discovered...

Week - 616

Agent of the Sway: Betrayal - Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: "Our agents in Neopia Central have already begun circulating rumors. My contact has directed Brucey towards the great Gebmid and Dr. Sloth's camp - by all accounts, the doctor should breach the tomb soon and then we will be underway."

Week - 617

Agent of the Sway: Betrayal - Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: "I have received a communication from the Duchess," Hopesmeade informed the Kougra as they made their way towards the palace. "In the absence of Faversham, I am now your immediate superior within our organisation."

Week - 618

Agent of the Sway: Betrayal - Part Six
by herdygerdy
Description: The news of King Coltzan's death spread the next morning. Clayton and Hopesmeade had made sure to be on the other side of the city with alibis, but in the end it didn't matter.

Week - 615

The League of Nox
by herdygerdy
Description: "Definitely ancient Qasalan," he whispered to himself. "Is that a Q? No, no... Surely it can't be...? Professor! Professor!"

Week - 619

Agent of the Sway: Isolation - Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: The recreation deck offered impressive views of Neopia. Grimilix liked to come there, and stare down at the planet. Back when Dr. Sloth had been in control of the station, there hadn't been time for such luxuries...

Week - 620

Agent of the Sway: Isolation - Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: It was just over six months later that Clayton was called to the Duchess's mansion on the outskirts of Neopia Central's lavish Hills district. That was the way it went in the Sway...

Week - 621

Agent of the Sway: Isolation - Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: "Did you feel that?" she whispered like a child. "We've done it! It really worked!"

"No sign of your machine, I see," Clayton whispered back. "It really was a one way trip."


Week - 622

Agent of the Sway: Isolation - Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: "Ambition, Greed, and Revenge..." she considered. "Qualities a typical Sway agent could possess if pushed too far."

Week - 623

Agent of the Sway: Isolation - Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: The Citadel was at war.

Week - 624

Agent of the Sway: Isolation - Part Six
by herdygerdy
Description: The teleportation device did not carry them far, a few levels down into one of the side chambers of the Citadel. Clayton made short work of the few unsuspecting guards they found there, giving them time to take stock.

Week - 625

Agent of the Sway: Isolation - Part Seven
by herdygerdy
Description: Duke Hopesmeade stared down the fearsome witch doctor. "Tura-Kepek, your activities on the island have not gone unnoticed..."

Week - 626

Agent of the Sway: Isolation - Part Eight
by herdygerdy
Description: "The Zafara Double Agent," Elizabeth said. "An agent provocateur. Very skilled, but a flawed recruit."

Week - 627

Agent of the Sway: Isolation - Part Nine
by herdygerdy
Description: The Court Dancer, as she introduced herself, arrived at Meridell Castle the following day. Clayton had to admit that the brown Aisha with long golden hair was not at all what he had been expecting...

Week - 628

Agent of the Sway: Isolation - Part Ten
by herdygerdy
Description: Clayton materialised within the bowels of the Citadel - Zylphia's device had at least performed better that time.

Week - 629

Agent of the Sway: Restoration - Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: "The last time I was here, we blew a hole in the ice sheet," Clayton said.

"I should hope that will not be necessary," Hopesmeade replied, dusting the snow off his coat as he took it off. "Though, one never knows."


Week - 630

Agent of the Sway: Restoration - Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: Clayton's prize was hidden in the corner - at first glance it appeared to be an ice sculpture, but as the Kougra approached closer, he realised there was something hidden inside.

Week - 631

Agent of the Sway: Restoration - Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: The Thieves Guild had been fighting all night - the Bringer himself seemed largely impervious to his efforts, and certainly Hopesmeade was not capable of downing such a creature.

Week - 632

Agent of the Sway: Restoration - Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: "How long have you known I was here?" Clayton asked Kanrik once they were a distance away.

"You? Since I spotted you hiding in that cave with Hannah and Armin," Kanrik chuckled.


Week - 633

Agent of the Sway: Restoration - Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: Clayton meanwhile made his way further into town - if there was one place he would find information on the Black Pawkeet, it was the Rusty Dubloon.

Week - 635

Agent of the Sway: Restoration - Part Six
by herdygerdy
Description: "You mentioned a seeress, Isca, wasn't it?" Hopesmeade asked.

Week - 636

Agent of the Sway: Restoration - Part Seven
by herdygerdy
Description: The Drenched came out to meet him, the three Faeries easily surrounding him.

"Look, sister!" one of them laughed. "Another pretty toy for us to play with!"


Week - 637

Agent of the Sway: Restoration - Part Eight
by herdygerdy
Description: Clayton had managed to find a cargo hold with a porthole, so he could tell when the Revenge was approaching the location of New Maraqua...

Week - 634

Auction of Evil
by herdygerdy
Description: Castle Nox had let to divulge its deepest secrets. Rooms that did not appear on the plans still held their treasures. Dark treasures.

Week - 638

The Oracle Games - Who to Back?
by herdygerdy
Description: Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few weeks, you'll have heard about one of the two events currently running in Neopia - the Oracle Games.

Week - 639

Agent of the Sway: Discovery - Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: Hanso stepped off the boat, wrapping his coat around him to protect against the wind that flung the desert sand at his face.

Week - 640

Agent of the Sway: Discovery - Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: The Crokabek flew low over the desert, skimming over the dunes, eyes fixed on a target in the distant sandy haze. 

Two Neopets, slowly moving towards a ruin.


Week - 641

Agent of the Sway: Discovery - Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: The Temple of One Thousand Tombs was not that far from the ruins of Qasala, really. The main body of the building was buried in the sand, with only the temple's entrance on the surface. A bored looking Ruki eyed Clayton suspiciously as he approached, but said nothing as he stepped inside...

Week - 642

Agent of the Sway: Discovery - Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: Hopesmeade pulled the tent flap to one side, letting himself in. The Kau fortune teller was waiting, perched behind her crystal ball.

Week - 643

Agent of the Sway: Discovery - Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: Not long after Nabile arrived, the day the Sway had been waiting for had arrived. Hopesmeade had been expecting it...

Week - 644

Agent of the Sway: Discovery - Part Six
by herdygerdy
Description: "Who are you?" the Darkest Faerie asked.

"You don't know me," the Duchess said. "Nor will you. But I know a great deal about you."


Week - 645

Agent of the Sway: Discovery - Part Seven
by herdygerdy
Description: Lady Falmouth was forced back, her sword clattering to the floor. "You fools!" she spat...

Week - 646

Agent of the Sway: Discovery - Part Eight
by herdygerdy
Description: "I'm working with Finneus to help undo this magic," Hopesmeade quickly lied. "I'm a visitor from Neopia Central."

Week - 648

Agent of the Sway: Recovery - Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: Another land had been added to the map. Gradually, the corners were being filled in by unseen hands.

Week - 649

Agent of the Sway: Recovery - Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: Clayton read through the documents he had been supplied with as the carriage made its way to the Haunted Woods. Neovia, it seemed, had once been a relatively peaceful and normal town...

Week - 650

Agent of the Sway: Recovery - Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: Clayton didn't follow the trio on their trek to Ilere's lair; he didn't want to run the risk of the Faerie discovering Sway involvement.

Week - 651

Agent of the Sway: Recovery - Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: Lady Falmouth rushed along the pink corridors of the Faerieland castle. It was unusual for the white Xweetok to be summoned with such immediacy - the Queen must have had good reason to call on her.

Week - 652

Agent of the Sway: Recovery - Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: "You are lucky Master Alshemar was out," she said. "If he had caught you, fireballs would be the least of your troubles."

Week - 654

Defenders Origins - Judge Hog
by herdygerdy
Description: The muscular Moehog stared at the blue lantern in the center of the room as it gently flickered.

Week - 655

Agent of the Sway: Resistance - Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: The heat of the Tyrannian sun burned down on the back of the Ruki as he scrambled across the camp.

"Miss Fairweather!" he called. "Miss Fairweather! Lilian!"


Week - 656

Agent of the Sway: Resistance - Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: A few days into the voyage, Clayton was surprised to see a visitor in his little cargo hold. "I know you're in here somewhere," the little JubJub said...

Week - 657

Agent of the Sway: Resistance - Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: "Well?" he asked. "I trust you went into Sloth's lab after we lured the creature away?"

Week - 658

Agent of the Sway: Resistance - Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: "I'm looking for a certain Cybunny," she answered. "The master is very... anxious that she be found."

Week - 659

Agent of the Sway: Resistance - Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: "I represent a group with certain... interests," Clayton said. "Once upon a time, that interest was the destruction of Sloth's fleet."

Week - 660

Agent of the Sway: Resistance - Part Six
by herdygerdy
Description: Clayton found the Duchess by the piers in the Docklands of Neopia Central, looking out to sea and the cargo vessels coming in from Shenkuu.

Week - 661

Agent of the Sway: Resistance - Part Seven
by herdygerdy
Description: The Cyodrake's Gaze was already in the air and flying to Mystery Island - there was no way back.

Week - 662

Agent of the Sway: Departure - Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: Clayton Moore had to be careful. He was, after all, a member of the Sway. And Faerieland was the domain of their enemy.

Week - 664

Agent of the Sway: Departure - Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: Considering the Faerieland Academy was home to some of the most magically skilled Faeries and Neopets on the planet, it was surprisingly easy to break into...

Week - 665

Agent of the Sway: Departure - Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: "Mistress Quizara," the white Xweetok greeted her. "A pleasure to finally meet you."

Week - 666

Agent of the Sway: Departure - Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: Quizara's downfall followed quite quickly after Clayton and Knight fled Faerieland. The Sway agents freeing Faeries across the planet broke the lock on the castle's gate, allowing Falmouth to storm the palace and free the Queen...

Week - 667

Agent of the Sway: Departure - Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: "They have to reach Terror Mountain in one piece. Just... Try to do it without us getting shot down, yes?"

Week - 669

Agent of the Sway: Departure - Part Six
by herdygerdy
Description: "We have located the devices Xandra asked us for," the Duchess announced. "We have altered the plan slightly given her brief on how the artefacts work..."

Week - 670

Agent of the Sway: Departure - Part Seven
by herdygerdy
Description: "It is the same all over Faerieland, Jackson," she told him. "The Queen, and all the Faeries, have been turned to stone..."

Week - 671

Agent of the Sway: Departure - Part Eight
by herdygerdy
Description: "Commander," Altador said with a nod. "I'm glad you got here so soon. We're dealing with a magical enemy similar to the minions of the Darkest Faerie. Multiple forms, unknown numbers, unknown source."

Week - 672

Agent of the Sway: Departure - Part Nine
by herdygerdy
Description: "Acceptable damage," the Duchess replied.

"You gave me your word!" Clayton said.


Week - 663

The Black Archive
by herdygerdy
Description: Hubert Farbottom was a celebrated librarian. Though of course, in a kingdom like Brightvale, pretty much every librarian was celebrated to some degree.

Week - 668

Alumni
by herdygerdy
Description: It is a fact widely acknowledged that Brightvale is one of the smartest places on the face of Neopia, and even beyond.

Week - 674

Agent of the Sway: Rogue - Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: Clayton Moore was currently enjoying his cell, and had been for a number of days since his arrest.

Week - 675

Agent of the Sway: Rogue - Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: Falmouth gave a little sigh. "Might I point out that you are travelling with a Faerieland Knight, not a fugitive?" she said. "You don't need to sneak about all the time."

Week - 677

Agent of the Sway: Rogue - Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: "We'll be needing the Seekers as well, if we really want to get the Sway interested. No one can whip up a storm of public interest like the Seekers - they can't help but shout about their discoveries."

Week - 678

Agent of the Sway: Rogue - Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: Neopia Central was a den of iniquity.

Week - 679

Agent of the Sway: Rogue - Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: Terror Mountain was as cold and frigid as Clayton remembered. He'd been there many times, and he couldn't say he enjoyed any of the visits entirely.

Week - 680

Agent of the Sway: Rogue - Part Six
by herdygerdy
Description: The scorching heat of the Tyrannian plain had roasted Falmouth and Clayton long ago. The hours passed as they trudged along...

Week - 681

Agent of the Sway: Rogue - Part Seven
by herdygerdy
Description: "Destroy her!" the Duchess shouted with uncharacteristic emotion. "It must be a trick! Do whatever you must!"

Week - 676

Paradox
by herdygerdy
Description: Even by the standards of dark nights, that one was dark. There weren't even stars to see by, just a blanket of cloud blocking out all light.

Week - 683

The Fire Within: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: "I thought you would be more affected," the Yurble muttered, holding on to the cafe table to try and steady his spinning head. "You people don't even go above ground all that often."

Week - 684

The Fire Within: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: The smell of acrid smoke filled Moltara City, lying there, stagnant and choking. Yardley had experienced the pollution of cities like Neopia Central, but Moltara was something else.

Week - 685

The Fire Within: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: The Font was what they called the largest of the settlements in the Moltaran Caverns.

Week - 686

The Fire Within: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: They set out on foot that evening, or at least Yardly thought it was evening - time seemed harder to judge in the caverns with no sun, moon, or stars to follow.

Week - 687

The Fire Within: Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: They arrived at the Shining Chasm that evening, as far as Yardly could tell in the timeless dark of the caverns. The tunnel had widened out slightly, giving way to a solid wall of what looked like white marble. A door appeared to be carved into the rock, closed fast, with what looked like Maraquan symbols carved around it.

Week - 688

The Fire Within: Part Six
by herdygerdy
Description: Hariq, as it transpired, was very far off the beaten track. So far that it, unlike the Shining Chasm, didn't have a name in the common tongue. Hariq was the ancient Moltaran word for exploding, violent fire.

Week - 689

The Fire Within: Part Seven
by herdygerdy
Description: “I intend to destroy Moltara City, the surface lands, even the space station and above. All the way to the top if I must. The purity of the core must be kept.”

Week - 690

The Fire Within: Part Eight
by herdygerdy
Description: Yardly returned to the Font alone, though Marbelle and her soldiers were waiting, hidden, in the tunnels beyond. Waiting for Yardly's signal. Waiting to storm their birthplace. The plan was simple. Yardly would go in and eliminate Igneot. Then he would signal the others to follow. It was a ludicrously stupid plan, of course, and Yardly knew this.

Week - 691

The Fire Within: Part Nine
by herdygerdy
Description: Only a few hours after Yardly emerged from the Magma Pool, Marbelle decided it was time to storm Moltara City. Unlike the Font, which had multiple access tunnels, there was only one route to the city. The longer Andesite had to warn the Mayor of Marbelle's attack, the more heavily fortified the bottleneck would become.

Week - 692

The Fire Within: Part Ten
by herdygerdy
Description: There’s a curious fact about revolutions. They all go well until it seems like you’d be better without the people in charge of them.

Week - 694

A Stranger Tale of Goldrun: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: The Halloween Bori sprinkled a few herbs into the camp fire that made it flare and change colour to an acid green that illuminated the bright face paints smeared across the creature's skull. The Bori stood up, grasping a gnarled staff in his hands, and began to chant as he slowly danced around the fire. Local Petpets stopped in their nocturnal business to watch and listen, and above them even the desert stars seemed to be waiting, as if the Bori's actions were important.

Week - 695

A Stranger Tale of Goldrun: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: The Stranger took the old Aisha's advice not long after finishing his drink. The saloon had seemed welcoming enough, but the stare from Holly made it clear that he should either buy another drink or leave. In order to do that, he would need Neopoints, and for that he'd need to speak with the sheriff.

Week - 696

A Stranger Tale of Goldrun: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: The Stranger opened the door to the Sheriff’s office and threw Mad Warf roughly inside. The Cybunny had been bound and gagged. “Well, that was quick,” Victor remarked from the desk as he checked his watch. “I only sent you out two hours ago.”

Week - 697

A Stranger Tale of Goldrun: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: “Ellie!” Desert Flower said. “We’ve been waiting to speak with you.” “About a shaman, yes?” Ellie said. “Victor's already told me. But I'm afraid we’ve seen no Boris by that description. We’ll keep our eyes out, of course, but we have bigger fish to fry at the moment, Desert Flower.”

Week - 701

Aid from the Order
by herdygerdy
Description: Deep in the twisting depths of the Haunted Woods, that was where the wizards made their home. The Order of the Red Erisim they called themselves. Wizards and witches of the greatest repute and power were selected for membership. Between them, they commanded the greatest magic on the planet.

Week - 702

Mr. Aramate's Wonderous Emporium of the Soul: Part One
by herdygerdy
Description: Halfcastle Forge was that most curious of border towns. Neither here, nor there, and certainly of no real importance. Not quite in the Endless Plains. Certainly not part of the Haunted Woods. And not on a major trade route. The town, if you could even call it a town, had only one real claim to fame - being on the Demonica River.

Week - 703

Mr. Aramate's Wonderous Emporium of the Soul: Part Two
by herdygerdy
Description: Peter was eight. Which was an exceptionally important age, because all things are exceptionally important when you are eight. What you are eating for dinner, what colour your new shoes are going to be, and what is over the next hill. All pale into insignificance next to each other. The moment, that is what you live for.

Week - 704

Mr. Aramate's Wonderous Emporium of the Soul: Part Three
by herdygerdy
Description: Old Annie ate her supper in front of the neovision set every evening. One of her granddaughters came round to make it for her, that night it was Valerie. She was a good, dutiful girl in her mid-twenties. Once Annie had finished her meal Valerie cleaned the dishes and then said goodnight. The younger Cybunny kissed the elder lightly on the forehead and then was away into the night.

Week - 705

Mr. Aramate's Wonderous Emporium of the Soul: Part Four
by herdygerdy
Description: Annie had long loved her little cottage. Not just the insides, but its position as well. From her perch in her armchair she had a perfect view out her window to the county field. When her knees had begun to fail and she’d been unable to visit the faire any longer her window had allowed her to keep living the experience through others. Year after year she watched the lines of people heading in, and heard their whoops and cries of joy.

Week - 706

Mr. Aramate's Wonderous Emporium of the Soul: Part Five
by herdygerdy
Description: Peter was of course an eight year old, as I think we’ve mentioned before. At such an age there can be only one reaction when you are caught somewhere you aren't supposed to be - run.

Week - 707

Mr. Aramate's Wonderous Emporium of the Soul: Part Six
by herdygerdy
Description: Carnival folk and townspeople were against them, but Mary and Charlie were small and fast, and the collapse of the Big Top had taken much of the field’s lighting down with it. The darkness was a shield. Peter, seizing an opportunity with the confusion, kicked Esther Fastbelly very firmly in the shin and made his own escape.

Week - 708

Mr. Aramate's Wonderous Emporium of the Soul: Part Seven
by herdygerdy
Description: Peter ran as fast as his little legs could carry him. The path back to the town had been blocked by angry townsfolk, and after Esther Fastbelly’s reaction, the little Gelert wasn’t in a rush to encounter any more of them.

 
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