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The Weewoo of the Island

Sherbolt Haven, Neovia's #1 detective, encounters a mysterious case while on vacation.

by rock_star_megs
The Draik in Search of Precious Kin

A tale about a Draik's journey...

by _brainchild_
Shallow Dreams

The jumble of incoherency sounded out gruffly with the occasional interruption of a hard metal wrench banging on what appeared to be - a new experiment.

by miraculous_
Shadow of Terror

The shadow of terror grows stronger...

by xale22
A New Page

They were now a rosy pastel hue. And with the cooling sensation of the water fading the tint of his skin, he felt a calm sink slowly into his heart as well.

by xoxcharm
 
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"Shadow of Terror" by xale22
Many have stood in fear of the Shadow Usul, evil incarnate. Many have wondered where such a creature could have come from. Some suggested that it came from the Haunted woods, others claim it spawned from the darkness within other Neopets. All they can agree upon is that the being is pure evil. And yes, it's true that I, the Shadow Usul, am vile, cruel, and reprehensible. But I have much more to my story than many realize. I was summoned from darkness by a young apprentice seeking to understand the magic of the faeries, and evaded his sight soon after. I was the first to explore this land, and see what it could offer for me to corrupt. It was horrifyingly simple. Groups of other pets with no protection against a threat that could enter into their homes or lives whenever it wanted. This "Neopia" was a land open to the darkest impulses that I could think of. And I could think of quite a lot. Time and again, I stole what I could from them. From something as simple as an old toy, to a magic potion from the shop of Kauvara. Few could resist me. Those who did would knock me out for a time, but as soon as I could, I was gone. After all, I was more spirit than most spirits. And I felt powerful as I wreaked havoc on those who could not stop me. The only ones able to stand up to me were those cursed faeries. Their powers could actually damage me, and their courage was infallible. Even the Dark Faeries, who were more mischievous than their counterparts, fought against me with their might. I was powerless before them. A minor nuisance, nothing more. And worse, they seemed all too willing to help those I had hurt, ruining my gains from them, and weakening me in the process. It took some doing to find out why. But I eventually discovered that I was one of a great many spirits, known for dark power and heartlessness. Further, we had ruled Neopia before the arrival of those bastions of elemental power, the Faeries, and had been sealed away by them to avoid corrupting innocent Neopians. For our power came from fear and suppression, which fed us as it weakened those we tormented. .




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Negotiating A Trade As A Buyer
Whatever your Neo-fancy is, you've probably had to come up against the Trading Post at one point or another...

by ellaisback

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Funny Faerie Part Three
Eran tensed, ready for an angry reaction to her disgraceful confession. But no reaction came, Reggie just sighed.

by trixietrotter

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Master of Ceremonies: Part Five
Desperate for air, she furiously kicked her hind legs in order to push her head above water, but something was tugging on her hips, holding her back.

by sin_hui_ryoma

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GormBUST
Maybe this time i'll place!

by marbear_4u

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Party to Issue 800 part 3: Organizing Weewoes
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by thegoddesofxweetok1



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