Tarla Tracking



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About Tarla's Toolbar

Welcome to the Tarla-Tracking Page! This is an ongoing project about a little-known link that was almost forgotten long ago in Neopets history. If you go to your Quick Stock page, you will see something at the top that looks like this:

The link highlighted above used to lead to a place to download the Neopets Toolbar for your browser a couple of years ago. The toolbar would alert you to item giveaways. Since Neopets stopped updating the toolbar, the link to download it has been taken down. Once you click the link, you will see Tarla.

This is the same Red Ixi who runs the Shop of Mystery on the top of Terror Mountain.

You might not recognize her at first because you are looking at an older image of her. It gives you a feel of how long ago Neopets stopped updating this link.

Since we can no longer download the toolbar, Neopets has allowed us access to Tarla's prizes as Tarla's Non-Toolbar Treasures. Unfortunately, there is a catch: we have nothing to alert us when Tarla comes by to give prizes!

Catching Tarla

If Tarla is not going to be here at all today, you will see the message below:


Tarla is busy with her other chores today. Check back tomorrow to see if she's back!

when you visit: http://www.neopets.com/freebies/tarlastoolbar.phtml.

If you see the message below, you know Tarla will be coming by today:


Tarla is at the prize warehouse right now. Check back later to see if she's here!

The message above means that Tarla will be coming by at four random times today, each time within one of four 6-hour periods, to give out prizes. If she has already visited during a 6-hour slot, even the last one, this message will still appear until the end of the day. Don't let it trick you to keep on searching for her.

Tarla stays for 15-16 minutes at a time. In the first three minutes she arrives, she will award you the Main Prize of the day. Everyone who finds her within the first three minutes of any of her visits that day receives the same Main Prize. If it is a Secret Laboratory Map Piece, everyone will receive the same piece. Past Main Prize items range from Books to Paint Brushes to Stamps to Furniture to Battledome items to Food.

When you catch her during that time, you will see Tarla holding a box with many items appearing and disappearing very quickly inside it for a few seconds:

Then, you will be awarded the Main Prize of the day:

Afterwards, Tarla starts to leave and drops some things on her way out. If you missed her in the first three minutes, you have a chance to pick up a random rare item she drops while she is still lingering in the next 12-13 minutes.

Here is what it looks like as she drops items:

After several items appear and disappear very quickly for a few seconds, the random rare item you have picked up is revealed to you:

Tarla visit intervals: She will appear between 10 minutes after the hour to 45* minutes after the hour during these hours:

Interval

Hours

I

1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 AM

II

7, 8, 9, 10, or 11 AM

III

1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 PM

IV

7, 8, 9, 10, or 11 PM


* Her visits can start 45 minutes after the hour, but they can end as late as 59 minutes after the hour.

The time Tarla arrives between each interval is random, except that she will only start appearing 10 minutes after the hour. She will also not appear at the hour of 6 or 12 (AM and PM). The best way to catch her for the Main Prize is to refresh the page each minute during the interval she has yet to appear in. For example:

If you're looking for Tarla in between 1:10 PM - 5:59 PM (the 3rd interval), you would start refreshing every minute from 1:10 PM (so refresh at 1:10 PM, at 1:11 PM, etc.) to 1:45 PM. If Tarla has not shown up, you start again refreshing every minute from 2:10 PM until 2:45 PM. Then, again at 3:10 - 3:45 PM, 4:10 - 4:45 PM, and 5:10 - 5:45 PM. If you keep checking this way, you find Tarla sometime along the way.

Another way to catch Tarla is to refresh on the Help Chat board and wait for someone to make a "Tarla" post. This does not guarantee that you will get the Main Prize or any Prize at all, because the user posting may have caught her too late during her visit.

If you have already collected a Main or dropped Prize for the day and catch Tarla again, you will see the message below:


Tarlas says:
I can only give you one prize per day!

You will have to wait some other day to receive more prizes. You are not allowed to use your side accounts to visit Tarla as this is earning items. Please, collect items only on your main account!

Dropped Prizes

Tarla drops items that are high in rarity. What you receive during the dropped-prize period is completely random from anyone else.

  • Books are above Rarity: 88
    Caring For Shoyrus
    Caring For Shoyrus
    Buzz Guide to Magics
    Buzz Guide to Magics
    Baby Mynci Book
    Baby Mynci Book
    Roars and Grrrs
    Roars and Grrrs
    First Flight
    First Flight
    Darigan Skeith Adventures
    Darigan Skeith Adventures
    The Mystery Of The Shy Shoyru
    The Mystery Of The Shy Shoyru
    Usuki Doll Disco
    Usuki Doll Disco
    Red Usuki Pictures
    Red Usuki Pictures
    Dark Kyrii Tales
    Dark Kyrii Tales
  • Furniture are all Rarity: 89
    Spooky Bath Tub
    Spooky Bath tub
    Ultranova Rug
    Ultranova Rug
    Babaa Chair
    Babaa Chair
    Snow Chair
    Snow Chair
    Rubber Duck Toy Box
    Rubber Duck Toy Box
    Ornate Glass Divider
    Ornate Glass Divider
    Orange Jelly Bean Bag
    Orange Jelly Bean Bag
    Iced Doughnut Bean Bag
    Iced Doughnut Bean Bag
    Rainbow Lava Lamp
    Rainbow Lava Lamp
    Blumaroo Lamp
    Blumaroo Lamp
  • Petpets include some Retired Petpets
    Pikis
    Pikis
    Miamouse
    Miamouse
    Bloopy
    Bloopy
    Carma
    Carma
    Flightning Bug
    Flightning Bug
    Alkenore
    Alkenore
    Wuzzle
    Wuzzle
    Petoot
    Petoot
    Quetzal
    Quetzal
    Crocalu
    Crocalu
  • Plushies are above Rarity: 90
    Red Scorchio Plushie
    Red Scorchio Plushie
    Green Scorchio Plushie
    Green Scorchio Plushie
    Cloud Lupe Plushie
    Cloud Lupe Plushie
    Island Kiko Plushie
    Island Kiko Plushie
    Halloween Meerca Plushie
    Halloween Meerca Plushie
    Bionic Cybunny Plushie
    Bionic Cybunny Plushie
    Darigan Peophin Plushie
    Darigan Peophin Plushie
    Monty Plushie
    Monty Plushie
    Desert Usul Plushie
    Desert Usul Plushie
    Purple Zafara Gnome Plushie
    Purple Zafara Gnome Plushie
  • Stamps are above Rarity: 87
    King Skarl
    King Skarl
    Jeran Stamp
    Jeran Stamp
    Sword of Skardsen Stamp
    Sword of Skardsen Stamp
    Alien Aisha Myriad Stamp
    Alien Aisha Myriad Stamp
    Nova Storm Stamp
    Nova Storm Stamp
    Temple Of The Sky Stamp
    Temple Of The Sky Stamp
    Rampaging Grundonoil Stamp
    Rampaging Grundonoil Stamp
    Slime Titan Stamp
    Slime Titan Stamp
    New Maraqua Stamp
    New Maraqua Stamp
    Maraquan Troops Stamp
    Maraquan Troops Stamp

Main Prize History

October 2015

1

Tarla was not here.

2

Tarla was not here.

3

Tarla was not here.

4

Secret Laboratory Map

5

Your Semidemiquaver & You

6

Glowing Bridge

7

Tarla was not here.

8

Tarla was not here.

9

Ruby Sword

10

Kreludan Crosswords

11


Ruby Sword

12


Fire Faerie Darts

13

Tarla was not here.

14


Red Suede Hat

15


Peanut Table

16


Xweetok Cut N Paste Book

17


Velm Stamp

18


Darigan Mirror

19


Secret Laboratory Map

20

Tarla was not here.

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

Collecting Tarla Data

I will no longer be keeping track of the times Tarla comes and goes, because it takes a lot of time out of my day and I think I have enough to draw a few conclusions. My conclusions are:

  • Tarla's start time is always somewhere in between :10-:45 minutes after the hour, so her end time will never cross over into the next hour.
  • Tarla will never appear anytime between 12-1 or 6-7 AM or PM.

Here is what you can do to help me out:

  1. If there is an item missing on any of the above lists or information you have about Tarla that I do not have, please let me know. NeoMail ranfanlan.
  2. Most of my data collection comes from the Help Chat Board. If you catch Tarla, please post ASAP (as soon as possible) to help other users get prizes too. If you catch her late and miss her Main Prize, still post.
  3. Post any prize you received on the Help Chat Board.

Again, this is all completely voluntary, but any help is greatly appreciated.

Good luck catching that Red Ixi!




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