Edna is a Green Zafara who lives in a tower of the Haunted Woods. A witch in training, Edna is always trying to master new spells, spending most of her time in the tower mixing ingredients in her bubbling cauldron, to varying levels of success.
She wasn't originally a Zafara but a human-witch with a green face and long nose, akin to the witch in The Wizard of Oz. Her transformation into a Zafara occurred May 1, 2003, after "accidentally falling into a cauldron filled with one of her potions." This was because "there are no humans in Neopia".
She is featured in the game Edna's Shadow, where she and her shadow become separated accidentally in a magical experiment.
- Main article: NeoQuest II
In NeoQuest II, Edna makes an appearance in the cutscene for the Haunted Woods portion of the game. She was attempting to stop the virus program that had taken over the ship's computer but got it backwards - making the virus stronger than ever.
Edna can only be fought at 12:00 NST, the Witching Hour. Halloween is the only instance when she can be fought all day. She uses the sponsor abilities Aura, Frost and Scorch, and the Faerie Abilities Stone Legion and Demon Breath.
The Witch's Tower
The Witch's Tower is where Edna gives out her quests, to which a user is rewarded a Spooky Food. Unlike Faerie Quests, Edna needs all sorts of different items that range from very expensive to very cheap. However, there is a two hour time limit, and you can do only 10 quests per day.
If you are extremely lucky, she may even decide to award the user her avatar, released on October 28, 2003. Although rumoured to be randomly awarded, one of The Neopets Team's programmers claimed that this wasn't the case. While the criteria are still unknown, it seems that the quests requiring three items seem to be the most common ones that will reward the avatar.
Better Than You
Edna has been a contestant on Better Than You three times:
|Date:||June 7, 2007||You! I need to make a bubbling wand of Cybunny charming! Go fetch me-- what? You just want to challenge me at my new game? Fine, fine! Go ahead and try. Just be quick about it!|
|Prize:||Edna the Zafara Stamp|
|Date:||July 31, 2008||Why don't you stop staring and make yourself useful before this cauldron bubbles over? I need some ingredients quickly! Gather them up fast enough and maybe I won't turn you into a Mortog. Now, go!|
|Prize:||Shadow Aisha Plushie|
|Date:||October 25, 2012||One little potion mishap can do so much mischief. Argh! Of course, no one can sew a shadow back on as well as its owner, but you're welcome to try catching mine for me.|
|Prize:||Edna Costume Hat|
- As of December 2006, Edna is featured in 16 different items.
- Some items (such as the books Witchcraft Spells and Witch Hunting Techniques) and an early Advent Calendar animation still show what Edna looked like before her change in a Zafara occurred.
- Edna was the Better Than You challenger for Carnival of Terror on April 8, 2004.
- Furwitch are said to hang around Edna's tower, begging for treats.