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Pet Name: Januow
The heavy, charcoal clouds crash into each other in the sky above as rain pelts down on Captain Januow. A bolt of lightning illuminates the sky, and the harsh features of the pirate become visible. His teeth are gritted against the fury of the storm, and his battered wings lie flat against his back. A patch covers his right eye, and a red scarf is tied tightly about his brow. A compass, attached to an old brass chain, hangs from his pocket. His clothes are weathered, like the skin that covers his body, and have clearly been through many a storm. The flash of light disappears, and the ship, smashing wildly against the enormous waves, is plunged yet again into darkness.
"Thirty years I've guided this ship and its crew through the waters of Neopia. Thirty years- through disease, starvation, and storms much worse than this one. You must be crazy if you think I'm gonna give up now," the captain grumbles to himself, holding onto the wheel with a steely grip. A particularly menacing wave smashes up against the side of the boat, knocking the captain onto the floor. Before he can get up, a second wave floods the deck, and he is carried over the side and into the churning sea.
---Captain Januow was born on one of the islands of Moltara. On his eighteenth birthday, he packed his bags and headed down to the docks to join the crew of a cargo ship. Traveling around the globe was fun for a while, but he quickly grew tired of being told what to do, and decided to build a ship of his own. The money he had saved from his time on the ship wasn't enough to fund such a project, so he took a position serving drinks in a tavern. After another few years, he had finally saved up enough to build a rather modest boat. Once again, he headed out to sea, this time with a crew of his own. Thirty years passed, and the tired old Buzz took his last breath on a stormy voyage across the channel between Krawk and Mystery Island. The crew of the ship, rather than leave their dear captain's body in the dark depths of the ocean, sent a few boys down to pick it up so that he could be buried properly once they reached shore. They strapped on their oxygen tanks and jumped into the waters to begin their mission. Draped across a coral reef lay their beloved captain- his skin was a sickly green, and wrinkled. They dragged him up to the surface and lay him on the deck of the ship. As they headed down to the supply room to find a crate to use for a coffin, the drowned figure began to cough and sputter. Startled, the men turned around to find the milky white eyes of the captain staring back at them. The tenacious old Buzz had conquered death and returned to his ship as a zombie!
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