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That's.... not fair

Should be....

by sailorini_1
Spot the Difference! Vol #7

Can your eyes spy the 10 differences in this new eyeball busting series?

by snwarren
Dress up with LadyNibs: Part 5

5-Part Series: 5 of 5

by flopalop
Today I learned! Book 4

Learning is fun - book 4 of 9.

Also by fluffyluloo

by syariesx

That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles: The Return

The side account squad suffer from hiatus!

by pikemaster1
Battledome Adventures (1)

A common blumaroo finds out a fight tournament and decides to sign in.

Also by waitwut101

by fleohr

Guess the Character

Do you think you know everything about Neopia? Time to find out!

by dtrg
Don't Trust Spooky Food

Should've known...

by rebelchihuahua
My dream is to fly

Kindness is contagious!

by doug_henrique
Eyrie Eccentricities 5 - Mystery Mayhem

Palm trees, coconuts, and ghosts galore

by 360spinfish
Caption Contest Troubles

Uh...what happened?

Also by sanamm and afsheen_27

by admonisher

The Marvelous Misadventures of Super Attack Pea - 3

Lucy isn't super excited by Mr. Ellsworth's sense of humor...

Also by _aragorn_

by joslucca3000

Grave Danger

Surprisingly not as dangerous as you'd think.

by bobtehcat1
Tom Sacred: Origins

How Tom got into her current Predicament

by spidey1200
Sunny Side Up: Coffee

It must wait.

by amarettoball
 
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"The Moach and the Mage" by apothecary
Everyone knows each sorceress, wizard, mage, and magician has a familiar: a focal point and animated guide through which they channel their mystic abilities. Every famous Neopian magic-user has had a hidden companion, imbued with a special energy, that allows them to expend beyond their fair share of magic. Some sorceresses, like Jhudora or Illusen, have great and powerful creatures as their magical foci, famous petpets aged for centuries that have conquered trial after trial alongside their faeries. Others, such as Kauvara, who took after her uncle Klum the magician, have familiars that have remained secret. Nevertheless, every magic user has had a helping hand, an assistant if you will, who protects and adds to the capabilities of their masters. It was only a matter of time, once a young Neopet had begun their magical training, that they would need a companion to help them progress in their studies. Many would run to the Petpet Stall in Sakhmet or the Winter Petpet shop in Happy Valley to meet the dozens of petpets there, and find one which resonated with their magic. It was a coming-of-age ritual every spellcaster looked forward to. Today was the day for one such mage, a young Kougra named Xander. He had been waiting for months, training at the Pirate Academy and receiving his abilities in Faerieland, and he knew that now was the time for him to gain a companion to continue his training alongside him. Excitedly, he went to the first petpet shop he could find, Krawk Island Nippers. He dug through his pockets, looking for leftover dubloons, and excitedly stepped inside, smiling brightly at the shopkeeper. The older Kyrii grinned toothily at Xander, leaning forward on the counter. “Have you come to find a companion, little one? Someone to share in your adventures, perhaps?” He gestured at the pens surrounding him, and the myriad of petpets within. Xander nodded excitedly, clapping his paws together. The Kyrii chuckled, and pulled out a blue stepstool from behind the counter, handing it to Xander. “Get a feel for the little ones, then. Don’t be shy, only a few of ‘em bite.” Immediately climbing on the little stool, Xander began to peer into the pens, eyes widening as Weewoos, Blibbles, and a particularly curious Farnswap sniffed him curiously. He examined them closely in return, even going so far as to extend a bit of his magical essence to brush the small creatures, but felt no returning tug or feeling of “rightness”.




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The Untold Tales of Dr. Death
“How about I tell a story?” she said. “I have a good one saved up anyway.”

by vaeneficus

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Team Mutant
It's Mutant Day! Only the happiest time of year for this writer so I present this as a token of my love.

by hshtagcoffee

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The Neopian's Guide to Kelp
You may ask, why should, you, the everyday Neopian know about Kelp?

by lonely_love

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Back to School - Neopets Style!
By following this guide, you and you pet will be ready to joyfully learn, grow, and succeed. Read on to find out how!

by juliakare

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Young Jhudora and Queen Fyora: Part Four
The massive marble pillars made Jhudora feel as if she were a tiny speck of dust floating through the grand hall of The Academy.

by rocksysmom

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Dawn and Dusk: Part One
It was a gray morning as I ran full tilt through the Neovian graveyard. I had expected my morning to start a bit easier than this, but now I was running and trying to hide among the headstones.

by cyber1ofkakoradesert



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