Hello there! Welcome Explorer!
Come on in and rest your feet! As usual it is sweltering out there...I don't get too many visitors way out here, so I am always happy to have a guest.
You'd like to know more about me? Oh, well, let's see...My name is Basztet, and as you can see, I am a Lost Desert Aisha. I love exploring the desert. Many think that it is an endless wasteland, but it is full of wonderful creatures and characters. Just look at all the petpets I tend to!
I also love to read (in many languages too), and am a great enthusiast of puzzle plots! And this adorable little fellow is Tubby, my Snarhook.
Hmm, I can't think of much more to tell you about me, but how about I tell you more about my fellow Lost Desert Aishas? There are many famous Aishas, and quite a few are from the Lost Desert! They range from our lovely ruler, the Princess Amira, to temperamental Artists, shrewd explorers, a ruthless mudress and many more!
Secrets of the Desert Aisha!
This is Princess Amira, ruler of Sakhmet and probably the most famous Desert Aisha of all!
She has been Sakmet's ruler for quite a while now, she took over the throne after the death of her father Coltzan III.
She is certainly not an easy character to get along with, but her reign has been prosperous and peaceful.
Amira may have a difficult character, but she is also a geat beauty, which means she has to deal with a never ending stream of dull suitors...And one not so dull! I hope you remember the recent events in which my home town vanished under a curse and the mysterious Prince Jazan tried to force Amira to marry him? If not, you can go read all about it here!
Not all Desert Aisha are as benevolent and hard working as Princess Amira...Princess Sankara is every bit as temperamental as Amira, but err, well, she is probably the most scandalous Desert Aisha ever to have lived.
She is not Amira's sister, but the only heiress from a far away kingdom. She came to Sakhmet as a refugee, having lost her parents and kingdom. She did not exactly prove to be a particularly grateful guest.
No, she didn't steal the silver ware!
No, in fact, her unrivalled ambiton and drive to take back her kingdom made her poison king Coltzan!!! She escaped into the desert..and who knows if she might return some day?
As you can see, the reputation that Desert Aisha have for being clever and tricky is not unjustified!
Let me introduce you to one of the few famous male Aisha! He is the mysterious and very romantic *giggles* Remnok the Nomad.
Remnok is best known for selling all sorts of rare and wondrous weaponry in his shop in Sakhmet. He travels huge distances to convince people they really should sell him their daggers and other interesting items, and he's a very savvy merchant. Yet socially he's not particularly outgoing...He's very shy...*giggles* He builds a sandcastle in my back yard every once in a while.
There are many other explorers and wandererers in the Lost Desert. One of these is my good friend Sarina Salen, the archaeologist. She's technically not a Lost Desert Aisha, but she has lived and worked here for so long, she deserves the honorary title. Her specialty are the Gebmids. Here is a picture of her during one of the more adventurous moments of her work.
There are many other nameless Lost Desert explorers, let these two very different individuals serve as two examples!
Desert Aishas are also known for their artistic talents. Some of these may not be what you would automatically consider a talent or an art, but let us just say that Horak has taken her skill to such a level it can only be counted as an art. We will get to her in a minute, but first, let me introduce you to Sakhmet's most famous Aisha artist, Osiri.
At this point she would probably interject that she's Lady Osiri. You see, modesty is not exactly her strength. Her pottery is, however, wonderful. Some of her stock are valuable antiques, but a lot of it she makes herself, and she undeniably has great skill and taste.
Her artistry is not limited to ceramics though! Her hair has become legendary in these parts, and her towering pile of curls is a piece of art in itself! They say she likes to stand in front of her pottery so people can get a better look at her amazing do. If you ever need help choosing fine jewelery, Osiri is the one to ask. I frankly can't afford more than a misshapen pot at her shop, but she is, for all her vanity, a quirky character with a good heart.
Aishas tend by nature to be graceful, so it is not surprising that Lost Desert Aisha are known as excellent dancers! Although, don't try to get me on a dance floor, the results are catastrophic!
This lovely young Aisha is a member of the Jub Zambra and the Cobrall Charmers band. You must go see them, she really is a fabulous perfomer.
And now to a Desert Aisha who is an artist and performer of a very different kind. I am referring to Horak of course! For reasons not really known, she decided to take up competitive Tug of War. But being a dainty little Aisha, she realized that she would not have much of a chance of winning against most opponents. At least not if she played fair. So Horak has become a world famous, erm, deception artist? One of her most ingenious tricks involves a back pack full of weights and a magnet...Her true art lies in not getting caught cheating. Everyone knows she does, but just can't prove it!
Strictly speaking Remnok and Osiri are also enterprising Aisha, but let me introduce you to two Lost Desert Aisha that are involved in the various games and past times that we Lost Desert Dwellers so love...You know, I don't actually know their names, and I could swear they are sisters!
I mean, the likeness is stunning! The one we all know as one of the helpers at the Fruit machine, and the other is responsible for running the Pyramids game...We of course all prefer seeing her like this:
Lost Desert Aisha Items!
These then are the most famous Lost Desert Aishas you will meet on your travels. But there are also many items that are Desert Aisha themed. They range from plushies to stamps.
Isn't that the cutest plushie?
Since our Princess is so well loved, there are a number of fan items of her. Here's a little selection:
Horak and Sankara each have a stamp dedicated to them.
We also feature in Books! These include such classics as the sad story of Pazo, Eye-Sha, and Osiri has published her own catalogue. Spiffy, eh?
And of course, some of Osiri's pottery also features Desert Aisha in the decoration.You can see if you look closely!
And of course, last, but not least, if you would like to get your own Lost Desert Aisha, there is a potion you can use! This is it:
Well, I hope you enjoyed your vist and learnt all you wanted to! Thanks so much for visiting, please come back soon!
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Lost desert Aisha Art
The elegant Lost Desert Aisha has moved the imagination of many an artist...Ancalimee loves to draw and I can't always escape her...She is not the only one apparently! This small section is dedicated to images of Desert Aishas drawn by people all over Neopia! Sticky fingers beware. All the images here are well known. If you steal them you will be caught!
This is an early portrait of me Drawn by Ancalimee
This is my beautiful friend Laaruku, drawn by her owner plushie_frog!
This wonderful and unusual image was drawn by Ancalimee's Friend apu_n!
*blushes* Here is another picture of me...This one was drawn by Anca's dear friend Sorzella!
Here's another pic of me!It was drawn by loafyleslie. Isn't she talented?
A huge thank you to all the people who contributed to this section and allowed me to use their beautiful drawings!