NEW: Kanlock's story "Too Brave By Far" is in the current NT issue (639)! Woo!
Kanlock is a fourteen-year-old shoyru boy with boundless energy and fast-talking charisma. Originally from Brightvale, he moved several years ago with his two sisters to Neopia Central, and he has completely embraced the new culture over the old. Slick, brave and idealistic, he contrasts sharply with his siblings—both the level-headed Vahleska
and the frou-frou Katenelle
—but somehow manages to get along with the both of them… most of the time.
But Kanlock has a secret to keep. Plunked right in the middle of Neopia Central, he feels like there's nothing to do—and stories of Hannah the Brave and other such heroes have gone to his head. A self-styled "treasure hunter", Kanlock cobbles together gear from the second-hand shoppe, the money tree and even random sources of garbage, then routinely goes exploring the caves and gullies in the wilds between Neopia Central and the Haunted Woods, knowing full well that if his sister found out, she would not approve. Mostly he finds nothing, but it's the rare trinkets he does manage to dig up—an old small dagger, a worthless woodcarving, an arrowhead—that egg him on and convince him that one day, he's going to strike it rich.
Each time, he has a different excuse ready for Vahleska—and he keeps his "adventurer gear" (heavy clothing and improvised tools) with a friend next door, leaving the house in street clothes to make sure his sister suspects nothing. There are times Kanlock has been in danger or even injured on his treks, but he keeps it all hidden—and figures it will all pay off when he finds his first chest of dubloons or ancient faerie artifact.
Fun fact: Katenelle suspects Kanlock steals her nail polish to varnish his head-spines, but she's never quite caught him at it.
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