MARAQUA - Miraculous, astounding, beautiful, and bizarre are all words that could
be used to describe Maraqua. Ever since it has opened to the public it has been
constantly growing and changing, due to all the Neopians flocking to it to spend
their summer vacation. Neopoints are spent on fine dining at Kelp, while visitors
admire the beautiful maractite structures. Yet, past all of the hustle and bustle
of the city, is a quiet and breath-taking beautiful environment, where wild Maraquan
pets swim free. It is a place where Primellas swim amongst the sea anemones and
Pepitos are chased by Jetsams, while the Blunas weave their way through coral
reefs. Each aquatic Neopet and Maraquan painted pet has special features that
help them survive the harsh condition of the seas. I have written this article
to describe some of the more unique creatures of Maraqua, and how each of their
characteristics is special in different ways. I have gathered my eleven favorites
and listed them here for all to see.
11. Acara—The Acara is just as happy in water as it is on land. It can breathe
and swim just as good as any ordinary fish. The Acara is one of the many other
playful pets and enjoys looking for sunken treasure. Its thick fur keeps it
warm in chilly water and its bare feet are padded, making them very tough and
able to withstand hard ground.
10. Maraquan Korbat—Using its large wings, this Korbat is found mostly gliding
in the clear waters near the surface. Like an airplane, the water under its
wings gives it lift and it is almost as if the Korbat is flying. In the late
hours of the day it plunges down to the ocean floor and eats the little critters
that scurry along it. The Korbat uses it sharp fangs and tail for defense.
9. Maraquan JubJub—This colourful critter is a master of disguise. These JubJubs
are made to look like a bunch of coral, which is great for camouflage, and it
helps them immensely since they are not quick, nor possess any other defensive
mechanism. They are also playful and enjoy hopping around, chasing little fishes
8. Maraquan Shoyru—This pet is another with a pleasing appearance. It resembles
a sea turtle and travels in schools with its fellows. They have very powerful
fins that steer them through the water like ores. It eats a number of leafy
sea plants and spends most of the day searching for food. In addition to being
constantly hungry, this Shoyru is also very playful and enjoys playing games
with the others it travels with.
7. Maraquan Lupe—Residing on both land and in water, this Lupe has a sleek
body that is just made for zooming through the seas and sliding down rocks,
into the waters below. They have very keen hearing, although their ears are
half the size of the average Lupe. They also fold back, making the Lupe swim
swifter and preventing damage to their precious sense. Like many wild Lupes,
the Maraquan Lupes travel in packs. Just as on land, they are also very territorial
and eat a variety of meats.
6. Peophin—The Peophin is a unique species of magical Neopet that lives mostly
underwater. It has the body of a horse and a tail similar to a Flotsam’s. Peophin
have a crown on their forehead with a jewel planted in the center that possesses
magical properties. The Peophin’s fluke is very large, giving it great bursts
of speed and the mane gives it an attractive look, making it a truly marvelous
5. Maraquan Ixi—This interesting-looking pet was very recently discovered (maybe
because it, too, has a gift for camouflage). This Ixi has quite a detailed appearance
and gives off the look of a tangle of seaweed, which is what it mostly eats.
It can be found (if you have a keen enough eye to spot it) weaving its way through
kelp forests and snacking on whatever grows there.
4. Maraquan Grarrl—Next to the Jetsam, the Maraquan Grarrl is the largest predator
in the ocean, with an uncanny resemblance to a shark. Because of its large size,
this Neopet is fairly slow, although it tail is very powerful. It is also blessed
with rows or razor sharp teeth and extremely strong jaws that have the power
to chomp through wood, bones, and old rusted metal that has sunk to the ocean
floor. That deadly mouth is what gives this Grarrl such an impressive and ferocious
look, telling other Maraquans who’s in charge. Even though it has a powerful
jaw and sharp teeth, they aren’t much use to it because it feeds on smaller
fish and petpets.
3. Jetsam—This species is very rare, but one of the biggest predators in the
sea. It swims through reefs, searching for a tasty snack, mainly Pepitos. These
unfriendly and vicious creatures have a powerful tail that propels them through
the water, along with four other fins. Their jaws and teeth are much bigger
and stronger than that of a Maraquan Grarrl, since their food is much bigger.
The crests above their eyes, however, serve no purpose but give it a scarier
2. Marquan Gelert—On land, these Neopets are known to be very fast, built with
long, muscular legs. In the water, however, they are even faster. In addition
to all that muscle power, the Maraquan version has webbed feet that make it
quicker. A long tail replaces its back legs which make it much more aerodynamic
so it can cut through the water like a torpedo. It swims through the water as
a snake would slither on land. As well as being incredibly agile, this Gelert
has an extremely impressive appearance.
1. Maraquan Draik—These residents of Maraqua are very rare, what with Draiks
being limited edition and all. Their unique colouring helps them blend in with
the reefs to hide from larger predators. Their ears and dorsal fin make them
aerodynamic, so they can move through the water easy, which comes in handy because
the webs between their fingers help them move extra fast. These dragons of the
sea also have two long whiskers, giving them the look of an oversized cat fish.
They are very friendly and playful. All of these characteristics and its attractive
appearance make this Neopet #1 out of all the Miraculous Maraquans.
Well I hope you enjoyed one of my first articles and expect more in the future.
I hope it made you think differently of all these great sea creatures and that
they have been given their pleasing appearances for a reason. The Maraquans
are just one of the many unique colours in Neopia. As new worlds are discovered,
new colours are released but no one shall every forget one of the most beautiful—the