Introduction


Trouble Beneath

Standing, feet deep under dark waters
As dripping echoes, instilling great fear
Stalagmites dangle, piercing jagged teeth
My frozen limbs hang from their weary joints
Feet trudge through the dank gloomy darkness
Hands searching and grasping at air
There seems no end to this empty expanse
As my eyes just see darkness of night
I wander endless awaiting some light
Praying for some life, a way to escape

Slithering tentacles slice through the night
Crying out I stumble, falling through an expanse
My body hits nothing, plunging through air
Hands and feet flailing out, a deepest fear
Gasping, my eyes are now greeted by darkness
I see it, a bright and welcoming light
The sudden truth relieving my clenched teeth
But even so, I feel my screaming joints
As I trudge away from the unforgiving waters
A reminder of my welcomed escape


Rain plummeted down on the weary travelers as they started to doubt themselves and the mission. It's been months since they lasted spotted land, and the sea has given them everything it's got... or so at least they thought. The sky lit up with crackling rage, but no one took notice; not even a wince. The sailors were hardened, their sea legs stiffened with the relentless wind battering the ship around. They might as well have been an egg out here in the middle of the ocean: fragile, small, and out of place. But they too had precious cargo, something that could manipulate the beast they sought. Everything seemed against them, the waters, the sky, wind, and weather. Maybe even fate. But they had to push on.
Such power could not be ignored, it was too tempting.

The Creature



There is a place that is overlooked on the maps of Neopia. A small island you wouldn't find unless you knew where it was. And even if you did know, good luck getting past the mist. It lies far out in the ocean, far away from bigger continents of land. The only frequent visitors are the gulls who dare only visit to rest their feet for a few minutes. Each wave that crashes ashore makes them beat their wings in a horrified frenzy.



The beaches of Tauche Island have always looked innocent enough. The inhabitants knew that it would be unwise to try to leave the island. You'll never hear explanations from them as to why, though. Just listen... even though they're only whispers. Talking about it is believed to be cursed.

Surrounded in mist, Tauche island is near impossible to find. Even if you do get too close to the waters surrounding, the fog is the last thing you need to worry about. The Tauchians know not to go too far out in the depths with their little fishing boats, or to think or talk about leaving: doing these things is foolish.

The monster might hear you.
Be wary when the sun starts to set.




It was said the creature started out innocent enough, but the years have worn him down, and the oceans have polluted his mind. Little by little he grew, until only one part of the ocean could support him. The only part deep enough to keep him hidden. Down here, the icy chill chokes and strangles even the strongest of swimmers. Only sheer mass will keep you alive.

Arbanaba

Name: Arbanaba
Local Translation: Deep Horror
Pet Name: Banana
Species:Nautilus
Gender: Male
Age: Unknown
Species: Jetsam
Color: Mutant
Status: Unconverted

Though a cephalopod, Arbanaba is able to express emotions very easily.
I warn you, it's best to stay away when he's in a bad mood.
Believe me, you don't want to be around when his eyes turn red and pupils narrow.



Not so cute anymore, huh?
If you feel it best to not provoke him, you should probably know what makes his tentacles curl.

• ● ◌ Tolerates ◌ ● •
❶ His master
❷ Cold nights
❸ Being called banana
❹ anneburns visiting him
• ● ◌ Hates ◌ ● •
❶ Trespassers
❷ Pesky dolphins
❸ The beating sun
❹ Being called a mollusk

Arbanaba is a deep water monster who inhabits the waters around Tauche island. He prefers to be secluded, and he avoids the light of day. Arbanaba is a very territorial creature, and does not allow ships or other land dwellers swim his waters without facing his wrath and destruction. He personally owns a ghost shipyard at the bottom of his deep chasm, where he likes to rest when the sun is up.

The only known human being that he tolerates is me, and this is completely without his choosing. I have in my position and ancient artifact that calms the monsters rath, and makes him do my bidding. Only once did Arbanaba touch down upon land to answer the call of my revenge.


When Arbanaba was a newborn, it was said that he was accepted and
raised by another creature of the deep. The little love in his
heart belongs to one creature, and one creature alone.
Hydranna.



Toybox





UC Mutant Jetsam



Many have asked me, why the UC Mutant Jetsam? I have always loved the concept of the mutant Jetsam. Sharks are cool in my book, but a sea monster takes the cake. Mutant Jetsams have to be my favorite mutant pet because of the colour, posture, tentacles and overall scariness.

In my opinion, conversion ruined a lot of pets, alien aishas included. Some pets went through so much of a drastic change that you could barely recognize them anymore. You might not think the mutant Jetsam is one of them, but here's my problems with the converted version.


Figure A








Figure B

Here we have the Mutant Jetsam. In figure A, you have the converted version, the product of customization. In Figure B, you have the UC or Unconverted Mutant Jetsam, what they used to look like. Many would argue they are practically identical, but they're not. I have listed what I see as how the ruined Mutant Jetsams, with what bothers me the most at the top.
1. The Head: Unlike the converted version, UC mutant jetsams DON'T HAVE A HEAD. The body, running the full length of the creature, is the same thickness all throughout the "head" and torso. No neck is present, like it should be. In the converted version, there is distinct separation between the head and the rest of the body.

2. The Arms: When I think of a sea monster, I think of a giant beast who feels itself superior to others around it. UC mutant jetsams make me feel just that. With its "arms" at its side in the manner they are, he looks as if he is saying "I'm better then you, have a problem with that?" The converted mutant jetsam tells a whole different story. Instead of being an intelligent product of revenge, destruction, and terror, the converted version looks like he enjoys lifting imaginary weights. He puts on the bravado of a surfer dude, showing us his /lack of/ muscles. "HEY GUYS! CHECK OUT THESE GUNS! Think I could pick up some chicks?"

3. The Mouth: Simple rule of thumb: monsters should look scary. Yes, both versions have a very nice set of sharp teeth to do some damage with. My problem? The converted mutant jetsam has a smile. SCARY MONSTERS SHOULD'T BE SMILING. Ahem. Sorry about that. The UC jetsam looks like its going to bite the head of a dolphin that's a little too happy at the moment. Converted jetsams have the most corny and cheesy smile I have ever seen on a neopet. It freaks me out, seriously. It looks as if it's posing for a photo OP, not planning to wreck havoc on the marine populace.

4. The Nose: This explanation is quite simple. Converted mutant Jetsam's noses are way too big and squishy. It somewhat reminds of old people when they're noses are drooping off their faces (no offense to old people sag). The UC version is nice, firm, and it has sharp clean edges.

In short, UC mutant jetsams are 100% better than their converted counterparts. They look stronger, scarier, and won't put up with any dung. I can't say the same for converted mutant jetsams.

You mean these guns aren't scary?



I'm not a big fan of customization, but its a preference I guess. I believe that pets stand out more, and seriously, pets don't wear clothes. I believe that if you want a unique pet, draw it uniquely. I realize not everyone it an artist, so I accept customization. Each one to his own. What I'm going at is, I have no need to put clothes on pets, or have them hold flowers, wear a top hat, etc etc. Currently, mutant pets cannot wear these things, but I believe they will be able to eventually. I will never be interested in putting clothes on my sea monster, so I will never be interested in converting him. Ever.


Arb's name sounds legendary, and has an island sound to it. When I hear "Arbanaba" I think of the giant sea creature that he is. It also makes a epic tongue twister. Try saying it ten times fast!


Arbanaba! Arbanaba! Arabanab... Arhabana... Are Banana.. Ow.. my head hurts

My Art

The art I've drawn of Arbanaba, from newest to oldest. His old design is at the bottom.

Fan Art





Arbanaba even has a site theme!
Made by the lovely user and friend,
Cobra.
Thank you so much!

Adoptables


Copy the coding in the appropriate text box to use!
Please do not use in the BC, claim as your own, or recolor them in any way.

Customs: Closed
Want a custom nautilus of your pet's design? Neomail me!



8Bit

Alien

Apple

Asparagus

Aubergine

Avocado

Baby 1

Baby 2

Biscuit

Blue

Blueberry

Brown

Camouflage Orange

Camouflage Green

Camouflage Blue

Camouflage Brown

Camouflage Purple

Carrot

Checkered

Chocolate

Chokato

Christmas 1

Christmas 2

Christmas 3

Clay

Cloud

Coconut
Custard

Darigan Blue

Darigan Purple

Darigan Red

Darigan Yellow

Darigan Brown

Green

Msp

Customs

Please do not take if it does not belong to you!

For: jalapenojelly

For: xbuzz96x

For: reconnection

For: greater_dane

For: laughingoutsoft

For: psycho__panda

Conclusion



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