Poptropica Universe Episode 12 – A Fearless Couple!

Hey everyone!! It’s arrived! Episode 12! The most exciting episode yet!

Enjoy!

 

 

“Well…” said Fearless Fox, “looks like my weapon’s broken.”

“No way,” I said angrily. I was ticked off that we still hadn’t caught OWL.

Everyone was breathing heavily after the short but brutal fight. Fearless Fox’s face was still purple from getting punched, and I was still breathing louder than trucks vrooming down the highway.

“I need a new weapon,” Fearless Fox said again.

“We heard,” Silver Wolf said flatly.

“Well,” said Spotted Dragon, “let’s not go back to Sticky Clown’s store. That place has crazy prices.”

“I think I heard about an adventuring shop on Shark Tooth once,” Slippery Icicle said.

I sighed. “Let’s go check it out.”

We all walked over to the blimp and jumped up the rope. We piled inside, and I sent our blimp to Shark Tooth Island. I had never been to Shark Tooth before, but I tried to remember the documentary I was watching on our trip to Steamworks. I vaguely remembered something about a big shark terrorizing people and something else about ancient ruins on the island. I also remembered that they gave out free bottles of carbonated coconut milk to every visitor. Gross.

We arrived at Shark Tooth and slid down the rope. A large billboard greeted us.

“Come to Brave Sky’s shop for all of your adventuring needs! Costumes, weapons, potions, and much, much more! Right now, everything is 40% off!” Silver Wolf read.

“Of course,” I said, “that just means they jacked up the prices about 300% so 40% off seems like a good deal even though it’s not.”

“Well,” Spotted Dragon said, “this isn’t Sticky Clown’s store. Maybe whoever runs this store wouldn’t do something like that.”

We crossed the tiny Shark Tooth island and found Brave Sky’s adventuring shop. We stepped inside and found ourselves in a shop not nearly as large or as well organized as Sticky Clown’s. Capes and swords were lying on the floor; everything was a mess.

“Hello,” the person at the door greeted us, “How can I help you?”

“Yes,” Fearless Fox answered, “I’m interested in a sword, Ms.…”

“Ms. Brave Sky,” Brave Sky replied. “The swords are back here.”

She walked to the back of the store with the rest of us trailing right behind her, stepping carefully to avoid stepping on a weapon of some sort. Fearless Fox picked out a sword rather quickly and bought it. It was rather cheap; the 40% off must have been a legitimate 40% off instead of a price increase.

“Only 10 credits!?” Slippery Icicle shouted, shocked. “That’s DIRT cheap compared to Sticky Clown’s store!”

Brave Sky smiled. “Yeah, we’re…competitors, that’s for sure.”

“Sorry if this sounds a little rude,” I asked, “but why is your store such a mess? It wouldn’t hurt to clean it up a bit.”

That came out much harsher than I intended. Thank goodness I didn’t offend her.

“Actually,” she said, “believe it or not, I was just robbed.”

“WHAT?!” I screamed. “WHO DID IT?!”

Brave Sky was startled. “Uh…it was someone with brown hair and a big, red tattoo on the side of her face.”

I looked at the rest of our group. All of us knew exactly who Brave Sky was describing.

“Which way did she go?” I demanded as calmly as possible.

“Towards the ruins,” Brave Sky said.

The ruins?! What on earth could Fearless Owl be doing at the ruins? As far as I knew, there wasn’t anything down there besides bones from dead sharks. Yuck.

“Why? Do you know her?” Brave Sky asked.

“Uh…she’s an acquaintance of ours,” Silver Wolf said.

“Yeah…and we have to go!” Fearless Fox shouted, throwing 10 credits on the counter and racing out the door. The rest of us trailed right behind him.

“Why would Fearless Owl rob a store?” Slippery Icicle asked.

“Incredible Carrot robbed Sticky Clown’s store just before we came to rescue you,” Spotted Dragon replied.

“What kind of a crazy plan is she up to?!” Slippery Icicle screamed.

I was about to reply when Fearless Fox stopped in front of a gigantic building shaped like the face of a shark. The entrance was a massive mouth with two eyeballs resting on top.

“This would be the perfect place for a bad guy’s hideout,” I said. It really was. It was a dark, spooky place, a place no one would dare to enter. But I wasn’t afraid.

“Y-yeah,” Silver Wolf stammered. “I-it’s qu-quite… for-formidable.” She was completely pale.

“Well,” Fearless Fox said, “we don’t have a choice. We are going in, and we’re going to capture Fearless Owl!”

“Let’s not…” Spotted Dragon said. Everyone besides Fearless Fox and me mumbled in consent.

“Come on, guys!” I said. “The entrance is shaped like a shark’s mouth. So what?”

“It’s more than that… I’m getting a really bad vibe off this place,” Slippery Icicle faltered.

“So, Cool Smarticle and I are the fearless couple, is that it!?” Fearless Fox said angrily. “No one else is going to help?”

There was a moment of silence.

“Well, I don’t know about the rest of you, but Cool Smarticle and I are going in!” he said.

We walked in. It was pitch black.

“I can’t see anything!” I wailed.

“Our eyes will adjust. Be quiet. I thought I heard something,” he whispered.

I waited. Silence.

“Are you trying to scare me?” I asked.

“No,” he replied, and I knew he meant it.

We took a few more steps into the ruins but immediately stopped again. This time I heard something. Swish, swish, swish. It stopped almost as soon as it had started.

We started and stopped again.

Swish, swish, swish. Silence. I had heard that sound somewhere before. What was it…?

We started and stopped for a fourth time. Swish, swish, swish.

I shivered when I realized what it was.

It was the sound of two pant legs rubbing together. Someone was following us.

We started and stopped abruptly. Swish, swish, swish, swish, swish, swish. The sound did not stop this time. Our pursuer was running, running towards us at an amazing speed.

“RUN, COOL SMARTICLE, RUN!!” Fearless Fox screamed. I raced around wildly in the dark. I repeatedly ran into walls, but very slowly my eyes adjusted to the dark. I slowly could see the walls of the ruins, then the floor, then the ceilings, and then the silhouettes of a group of about five fighting someone.

I ran over. The rest of the group had arrived. They probably had heard Fearless Fox telling me to run and came in to help. They had knocked out the Poptropican that was chasing Fearless Fox and me.

“Who is it?” I asked, trying my best to stay calm. I had never seen him before.

“I have no idea if it’s even a boy or a girl – I can’t see my hand in front of my face!” Silver Wolf said.

I bent over and checked his inventory. He had a small, plastic card. It was too big to be an official Poptropica ID. It had some text of some sort on it, but it was way too dark to read it.

“I found something!” I said.

“What is it?” Spotted Dragon asked.

“A card of some sort,” I replied. “I can’t read it; it’s too dark. Does anyone have a flashlight?”

“I have a few matches,” Slippery Icicle said.

After much struggling of us trying to see to light the matches, we finally lit a match and read the card.

“This card certifies Scary Berry as an official member of the Other World League,” I read out loud, “Signed, Scary Berry. Signed, Fearless Owl.” I looked up. “Fearless Owl sent him! She probably has a whole team of guards coming!”

Just then a bunch of guards appeared. We fought them off rather quickly and continued through the ruins. Our eyes had completely adjusted to the darkness and we quickly came to a door with a pattern of buttons next to it shaped in a shark’s mouth. There were small symbols on the buttons that I immediately recognized as Shark from the first day of school years ago.

“Does anyone remember learning about the Shark hieroglyphics in school? I fell asleep that day in class,” I said. I used to be really embarrassed about that, but that was years ago.

“My class went on a field trip here in kindergarten, before we even knew each other,” Silver Wolf said as she pressed some buttons. “The code was O-P-E-N, and then you pressed the nose.”

The eyes turned red and the door remained locked.

“What?” Silver Wolf said, “I must have entered it in wrong. O-P-E-N-Nose.”

The eyes turned red again and the door remained locked.

“I guess the code isn’t O-P-E-N anymore, then,” Silver Wolf said.

That was frustrating. How were we supposed to find Fearless Owl if she was hiding behind a locked door?

“The code is B-O-N-E-S,” Fearless Fox said quietly.

“Bones?” Silver Wolf said surprised, “I’m sure it was-”

“I know this,” Fearless Fox cut her off. “It’s B-O-N-E-S.”

Silver Wolf shrugged and typed the code in. To our astonishment, the eyes turned green, and the door opened.

“How did you…?” I tried to ask, but I didn’t get a chance because more guards appeared.

“Why do we have to fight so much? Why? What did we ever do?” Silver Wolf said exasperatedly.

“Because they’re evil, that’s why!” Spotted Dragon screamed. She threw a vial at them, which shattered into broken glass. The broken glass went everywhere, and the guards screamed in pain. I can tell you, it was not a pretty sight.

While the guards were distracted, Fearless Fox ran up to them and slashed them with his sword. He probably took out around twenty guards in a minute or two.

We continued on, when all of a sudden, I stopped. I could see the silhouettes of Fearless Owl and Incredible Carrot in the distance.

“There they are!” I whispered. “They’re right down the passage! Do you think they see us?” I turned around and saw Fearless Fox behind me. His face was red with rage, but that expression quickly gave way to shock. He nodded violently.

 “Yes, we do,” someone behind me said. I whirled around. Fearless Owl was standing right in front of me. She pushed me aside, walked up to Fearless Fox, and said two words that absolutely changed my life.

 

“Hello, brother.”

 

~SpiderFox{It’s our new sign off! Our new formation xD}

 

Poptropica Universe Episode 5 – Chair or Table

Episode 5 – Chair or Table!

Hope you enjoy this Episode of Poptropica Universe! :mrgreen:

“REALLY!?” shouted Tough Icicle. “Where is my sister? WHERE IS MY SISTER?!”

Incredible Carrot grinned mysteriously. “Do we have a deal then?” she asked.

“Well,” I said before Tough Icicle could respond, “we don’t really trust you yet. If we knew that you actually knew where she was, then we’d do it, but because we don’t, nope.”

“Oh, it’s safe. Just a chair or table there. No traps,” she said.

That was a weird answer. What did she say?

Tough Icicle glared at me. “Wait,” he said to Incredible Carrot, “our entire group as a whole needs to talk this over.”

“Sure,” Incredible Carrot said. “Take your time.”

Tough Icicle pulled me over into a small little empty building on Main Street. The rest of the group stood guard over Incredible Carrot.

“What are you doing?!” he scream-whispered at me. His face was as red as a tomato. “We’re talking about a Poptropican here! The whole reason we’re going on this hunt is for my sister!

“What about Incredible Carrot?”

“No one cares about Nintendo Friend! Even if we let her go, a cop is going to catch her again!”

“It’s a criminal!”

“It’s my sister, who might be getting killed!” he screamed. Everyone in our group turned their heads towards us and peeked through the little window.

He moved away from the window so our friends couldn’t see us. He beckoned me to follow. I followed.

“Listen,” he said very quietly. “If you don’t do it, I’ll… I’ll…”

He reluctantly pulled out a sword, and I gasped and jumped back. “Don’t you dare!” I said just loud enough for him to hear me.

But instead of him doing what I expected him to do next, he did something even worse.

I expected him to threaten me.

But that’s not what he did.

He raised the sword not above my head, but above his own.

“…I’ll kill myself,” he finished.

There was a long pause. Someone started tapping on the window in the other room.

“Your sister means that much to you?” I asked.

“Of course!” he said, putting the sword away. “She’s part of my family. Family is the most important part of someone. If anyone in your family dies, everything changes.”

“I’ve made up my mind then,” I said. “We’re following Incredible Carrot.”

“That’s enough now!” someone said behind me. I whirled around. It was Fearless Fox. To my surprise, he had tears streaming down his eyes.

“How long have you been listening in?” I asked angrily. “This is supposed to be private! And why are you crying? Tough Icicle isn’t going to kill himself.”

“That’s not it, and how I feel can be private too! Just leave me alone!” he ran out, still crying.

We followed him out. He had joined the group back up. Everyone seemed confused, even Incredible Carrot had a confused look on her face.

“So, do we have a deal or not?” she asked.

“NO, NO, IT’S A TRAP!” my head was screaming at me, but I didn’t have a choice. If I said no, Tough Icicle would kill himself, but if I said yes, then we might have a chance of rescuing Slippery Icicle. Or we might have a chance of  getting killed ourselves. How fun.

“Yes, we do,” I answered, in spite of myself.

“Excellent,” she said. “Follow me.”

We followed Incredible Carrot as she walked left. She stopped at the abandoned Living Quarters. She used a key and a steam battery to get inside. She lifted a floor tile and a large staircase formed. She motioned us to go forward. I clenched my sword in my hand. I walked down the dark staircase; my heart pounding.

After a few minutes, I turned around. Everyone else was still behind me, except for Spotted Dragon, who, for all I knew, was still on Super Power, staring at that meteor.

After what seemed like ages of walking, the staircase started to get brighter. Finally we stepped out of the tiny passage into a huge open room. There were no chairs or tables, despite what Incredible Carrot had said. There was lava everywhere, but that wasn’t the main attraction. In the middle of the huge room there was a large metal cage with Slippery Icicle in it!

“Slippery Icicle!” we all screamed simultaneously as we ran towards her, being very careful to dodge the small pools of lava.

We all reached her about at the same time. There was a wave of despair and disappointment when we saw that there wasn’t even a door with a lock on the cage. Besides destroying the seemingly indestructible iron bars, there was no way for her to escape.

We asked Slippery Icicle a trillion questions at once. “Are you okay?” “What happened?” “Who kidnapped you?” “How’d you get here?” “Where are we?” just to name a few.

Slippery Icicle seemed very relieved. She told us to calm down and started answering our questions.

“I really don’t know what happened. I have no idea where we are. I have no idea how we got here and I have no idea who kidnapped me.”

“I DID!” someone behind us screamed. A loud slam was heard as the door we came in was slammed shut.

Oh boy, I was right. It was a trap. But who set the trap totally surprised me.

It was Ms. Warless Elfo, from OWL.

“Ms. Warless Elfo?” Silver Wolf said in disbelief. “What? Why?”

“First of all,” Warless Elfo said, “Warless Elfo isn’t my real name. My real name is Fearless Owl. Warless Elfo is an anagram. (Good job to those of you who figured this out!) I love anagrams! Some of my favorites are ‘Dormitory = Dirty room’ and ‘Funeral = Real fun.’ But anyway, that’s beside the point.

“Not only is Owl my name, but it’s also an acronym. It stands for Other World League, and it’s the official name of our organization.

“You see, our true goal isn’t to get people excited about space again. At first, we were looking for a second planet that Poptropicans could survive on. There is too much kindness and good in this world, and we plan to start over. We’re slowly destroying islands one by one until everyone completely panics. Then we’re going to reveal that we’ve been destroying Planet Poptropica so we can sell tickets to people at insanely high prices to go to this second planet. After a while, we’ll completely destroy Planet Poptropica and everyone who couldn’t or didn’t want to pay will get killed. Those who do pay will be forced to follow me for the rest of their life, which will eliminate all good in this world!”

“That’s… that’s… that’s horrible!” Tough Spider said bravely.

Fearless Owl glared at him before continuing with her speech. “We’re also responsible for that meteorite. You see, Incredible Carrot, or Pop Koopa as she likes to be called, paid me a million credits to join OWL. As a reward for the generous donation, I decided to help her out. We sent a radioactive meteorite to the jail where I expected her to be locked up. Our plan was a huge success. The jail was completely destroyed, and the radiation gave Pop Koopa super powers! Pop Koopa, can you please demonstrate?”

Incredible Carrot nodded. She walked up behind Tough Spider and punched him in the back. To our horror, he flew across the room and screamed in pain as he landed in a pool of lava.

“Tough Spider!” we screamed.

“That’s what you get for going against OWL,” Fearless Owl said. “Now shut up, or you guys’ll join him!”

“But why did you capture me, out of all people?” Slippery Icicle said.

“Because you doubted OWL, just like your friend did. You gave that long speech about how horrible we were, and if you had gotten your message across, then we wouldn’t be able to exist, let alone have any power.”

“But then-” Slippery Icicle tried to continue.

“SILENCE!” Fearless Owl shrieked. “Unless you want to join your friend in that lava!”

I looked around at my friends. Everyone was petrified in fear, except Fearless Fox who seemed both grievous and enraged.

“Anyway,” she continued, “you’re probably wondering why I told you this. You’re trapped in here forever. The only entrance is locked, but don’t worry, I’ll entertain you! As soon as I leave this room, the lava levels are going to start to rise. They’re not going to stop until they reach the ceiling, and in the process, kill you guys.” she laughed a horrible laugh.

“I think that’s everything, then!” she finished. “Pop Koopa, teleport us away!”

Incredible Carrot nodded and laughed. “Have fun, guys!” she said. She snapped her fingers as she and Fearless Owl vanished.

The lava slowly started to creep up.

“There’s gotta be a way out!” Silver Wolf screamed.

“You’re lucky you can move to higher ground!” Slippery Icicle screamed.

I was wondering about that chair or table thing, hoping it would be some kind of password to get us out.

My heart sank when it hit me.

It was an anagram, just like Warless Elfo.

Chair or table = A horrible act. (Good job if you figured this out!)

Yep, this was definitely a chair or table.