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Ozymandias

Somewhere, in that untouched dust, somewhere a pilgrim wandered in search of Coltzan’s Shrine or Qasala’s lost riches, or…something. Some treasure. Some beautiful treasure hidden in Neopia.

by emblo93
Bowl of Sandwiches

It was a Monday. No customers. Nothing to restock. Nothing to do. Kayla sat alone in her potion shop, waiting for some form of entertainment. There had been a drought of potion ingredients in Meridell all weekend, and Kayla was unprepared for business. “I should just go on a vacation.”

by icanhaskaila
The King of Qasala

He looked out the window, and saw the sun rising over Qasala. Just as the dawn passed over his kingdom, a thought had dawned on him. He could learn light magic, the magic of the sun and goodness and life. If his father ever returned, he could defeat him using these powers, and prevent risking his return to corruption from needing to once again fight fire with fire.

by seraphfire
Regret

The year was young, and two Skeiths sat at a round red oak table adjacent to each other. The older Skeith with a plumper belly and blue body wasted no time devouring his hash and potatoes, while the emerald Skeith hadn’t touched his silver embroidered Shenkuuware yet. Instead, he sat stiffly with his nose buried in a book.

by alienspacefairy
Of Sisters and Queens

Whack. Whack. Whack. Whack. Whack. I followed the sound of what seemed to be a great clatter to where mine sister was repeatedly hitting her head against the wall. She did not look pleased. “Aerlliin, what art thou doing?” I flinched as she continued the action. “Dost that not cause thee Pain?”

by skutterbotched
The Royal Coronation

When the Defenders of Neopia announced that a branch was coming to Brightvale in the near future, nearly everyone was excited about the prospects as it meant new jobs being available, and there would be plenty of opportunities.

by lupe_hunter_7
Dear Sally

How do I even begin to write to her after all these years? What would she even think of me?

by parody_ham
Anneslace Gets the Royal Treatment

Most of my crew don’t insist on turning their free time into professional development, but that’s why we love you, Anneslace.

by peirigill
We Are Made of Choices

Perhaps not so much reading, as reminiscing. His paw pads traced the titles on the spines of the history books, reminding him that he actually remembered so much of what they called “history” these days. In Neopia, he thought, heroes never died—they just went away for a while.

by cosmicfire918
 
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Ex Altador Cup Players



Where are those players who used to play in the Altador Cup? What about their lives? Do they plan to make a comeback? What have they been up to all these years? Of course I’m thinking of fan favorites like Bertie Shurtz from the team Mystery Island and Babolino from team Faerieland. So, I decided to take my notebook, my golden feather and head up to the different locations where these players live to see if I could get some interviews.



Other Stories


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Neopian Royalty: Queens and Princesses
Neopia is a vast world with many different lands and a rich history. The Neopets site features a long list of characters, and in this article we shall gaze upon royalty as we learn more about the leading ladies of Neopia, the queens and princesses.

by aleu1986

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How to Dress like Royalty
Maybe you have a royal ball coming up, or you need to look the part for a play or some other type of event. Whatever the reason for your desire to be part of higher society, if you need help with some key style choices, look no further!

by greenj12356

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The Beast: Part Three
Had “The Beast” had a door put in the side and changed his mind? What kind of “Beast” puts an easy entrance on the side of its evil lair? They hadn’t even vocalised any of these questions, but all of them had a lot of questions about the doorway.

by zirr

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Uncrowned: Part 3
Your one true ruler has returned.

by mucka33

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King of Pranks
Why so serious?

by keruza



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