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Every week we will be starting a new Story Telling competition - with great prizes! The current prize is 2000 NP, plus a rare item!!! This is how it works...

We start a story and you have to write the next few paragraphs. We will select the best submissions every day and put it on the site, and then you have to write the next one, all the way until the story finishes. Got it? Well, submit your paragraphs below!

Story Eight Hundred Eighty Eight Ends Friday, July 9

The room was nearly empty, soon to turn back to its bland self as the last three members of the Terror Mountain team packed up. Now with the year’s tournament wrapping up, the halls that housed the teams had grown quiet as everyone started to make their way back to their respective lands. Prytariel took in one last long look around her home-away-from-home before it would be completely scrubbed of the fact that five enthusiastic members of Neopia’s tallest and chilliest mountain lived there – until next year of course.

This year had been a crazy one, Pry reflected, as each one is. There were highs and lows, not to mention the fact that the cloud Aisha was almost named top scorer of the year. Almost.

Still, no matter what happened, Prytariel loved being a part of the Cup. Though as everything began to wind down, she always found herself itching to get back home.

"What’s the first thing you're going to do when we’re back home, Minae?” she asked the blue Chia on her left.

The little goalkeeper’s face turned thoughtful before replying. “Funnily enough, have a slushie. The ones here are great, don’t get me wrong, but there’s nothing like having a cold drink while looking out at the snow.”

Prytariel smiled while nodding her head. “I get it. What about you, Rinok?”

The white Bori smirked, then stated, “I’m going to find the biggest snow pile and jump in it!”

The three team members had a good laugh after that, but Pry completely understood. It was going to be nice to be back in the frigid cold again where their fur-lined uniforms actually made sense. Altador could get too warm sometimes.

Before anything else could be said, the sound of feet frantically running down made the three turn their heads to see the other two team members panting in the doorway.

“What is it? Is something wrong?” Pry asked the pair.

“You’re going to want to stop packing,” Osielle said after catching his breath, “you’re guys have got to see this!” 

Author: leafofdawn
Date: Jul 6th
Osielle was known for being rather stoic, so when he was surprised by something it took them all for surprise, and they quickly followed him as he flew up the stairs from the plush chambers they were accommodated in.

Coming from a land so frigid, they were usually placed in one of the lowest and coldest sectors of the keep, so they had no windows as they were below ground-level. When they got to the top of the stairs, they realized that it was still quite chilly.

"Thats strange" Prytatriel said, "wasn't it sweltering earlier?" It had been too intemperate for the team to mull around the city, which is why they were so eager to pack their bags and return home. It was a tough life being a professional athlete, sure they loved the game, but some of them wished that perhaps a winter sport, like Yulliepuck, had a bit more popularity outside their realm. But they couldn't complain really, they were paid very well, and most of them played Yulliepuck in the Altadorian off-season.

Getting to the top of the stairs they could finally see the usual golden glazed sky of Altador; but this time there was a most unsusual sight; It was snowing, and not just a light little fluff, but a whoosh of pure white downfall.

"Has it ever snowed in Altador before?" Rinok asked, excitedly. "No," Pyrtariel said, "I'm not sure this is a good thing..."

Author: the_snowdragon
Date: Jul 7th
The snow started falling even harder. The team was used to the frigid weather but this was starting to become too much.

“Quick!” yelled Prytariel. “Let’s get inside where it’s warmer and we can get this all figured out!”

The team ran inside so they could keep warm and started to think about what could be going on. They were all stumped because Altador had never experienced this type of weather.

“Wait,” Prytariel said while counting her teammates. “Where is Rinok?!”

The team retraced their steps and found Rinok standing in the same spot he was in when the snow started to fall, but something was off. He was staring up at the sky with his eyes glazed over with a solid blue tint as if he was in a trance.

“Rinok!” Osielle yelled at the Bori. “We need to get inside before we get sick!”

“…” There was no answer from the Bori.

Without a second thought, Osielle grabbed the Rinok and the team ran inside. Once they finally escaped the cold, for the time being, the team sat there staring at Rinok who still seemed to be in a trance.

“Rinok, snap out of it!” Prytariel yelled.

Rinok’s eyes were still glazed over but this time he responded…

Author: darkhound45
Date: Jul 8th
"ROOOOAARRR!!!" Rinok's mouth opened and out came a MASSIVE icy blast. Pry took the brunt of it, but the rest of the team was able to dodge. The Bori fell to his knees and suddenly a distant rumbling could be heard in the background.

"What *was* that?!" Minae exclaimed, "Pry, are you okay?!" Minae rushed over to attend to the injured teammate and just at that moment, the creeping rumbling grew louder.

"Uh... guys... I don't think you want to see this..." Osielle was slowly stepping back from the window when a deafening ROAR sent him running under his bunk for cover. The door flew open and a blizzard rolled into the cabin. Snow and ice were flying in at record pace, covering the entire room in a thin layer of white and blue.

The rest of the team scurried near Osielle's bunk thinking they would be safer together, but Rinok remained motionless on the floor. Something was starting to slither in and approach the Bori.

"It- it- it-" Osielle started, but couldn't get the words out.


How will this story end?

Author: goku27902
Date: Jul 8th
The fearsome beast slithered into the cabin as the snow entered the cabin with its entrance. Rinok remained motionless, unconscious.

No one said a word; they huddled close and held their breath as they saw the Snowager approach the Bori. A thousand thoughts whirled in their minds; but fear struck them and they could not move. But if nothing were to be done, Rinok would surely be-

Prytariel shook herself and yelled, "RINOK!!"

The Snowager stopped its advance and turned, rearing its massive head in her direction.

"L-let's get out of here!" Osielle stuttered, trying to break free from the restraints of his fear.

"There is no need for that," came a calm voice. They all turned their heads to see that Rinok was standing, his eyes still in a trance. "The coming of the Snowager was heralded by ice and snow. It has not come here to hurt, but rather to find something," he continued.

Indeed, as they peered at the massive snowy serpent whose yellow eyes glared, they noticed that it had stopped its advance. Its eyes moved from Prytariel to Osielle, and from Osielle to Minae.

"It's... looking for something?" questioned Minae quietly, looking in alarm from Rinok to the Snowager.

"No," Rinok said. "For someone." His eyes were now far different than how they ever seemed before - the solid blue tint became an icy silver. "For me."

Rinok's teammates looked at him in disbelief.

"We come from Terror Mountain, but I am similar to it, perhaps more than I am similar to all of you. We love the cold, but I am the cold... and this unnatural snow that has suddenly overtaken Altador is the strongest cold that I have ever faced. It awakened in me this connection to the winter. The Snowager felt it too, and came here. I must go with it."

Quiet filled the room, barred by the earth-shaking breath of the Snowager, which now turned to look at Rinok. The rest of the Terror Mountain was already overcoming its fear of the Snowager, or at least as much as was possible being so close to it, and an understanding came over their faces.

"So, this is goodbye?"

The Bori nodded solemnly. Marvellously, the Snowager bowed its head, allowing Rinok to climb upon it.

"Look for me... in the sound of the whistling wind... in the hurl of the falling snow... in the silence of the icy caverns of Terror Mountains. I will be there..."

And with that, the Snowager slithered out of the cabin with Rinok upon it; the snow and hail outside subsided, and eventually, the Altadorian sky returned. The Terror Mountain team still talks about the time they met the Snowager, and the sudden farewell to their teammate; but never before nor since did they ever remember seeing snow in the golden glades of Altador.

The End,

Author: lurensar
Date: Jul 9th

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