Festival of Neggs 2011

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Players helped the Negg Faerie build her festival.

The Festival of Neggs event in 2011 began on the 6 April. Kari needed help from the players to set up the Festival, and sent them on four quests for materials. When the quests were completed, the festival proper began on 20 April. Kari hid sixteen Neggs around Neopia, and players had between the 20 April and 5 May to figure out Kari's riddles and find the Neggs.

In this festival, there was a collaborative goal to collect five million Neggs. This target was missed.

During this event, the NC Mall hosted the Neggstravaganza for the second year, and three additional quests.

Quests[edit]

Kari asked players to help her set up the festival. To do this, she sent them on four quests.

Quest 1[edit]

Speaker Clue Solution
Kari
Kari
Oh, you will? That would really help a lot, thanks. The first thing I'll need is some basic building materials. There's a shop - you know, the one with all the bamboo? That'd be an ideal place to start. We don't have much time, though, so you'd best be quick - the festival will be here soon! Go to Neopian Furniture.
Shopkeeper
Shopkeeper
Welcome to the Furniture Shop! Have a look around and feel free to let me know if I can help you with - materials, you say? Well, there's a vendor who stops in a couple of times a week. The foreman, I believe he's called. That's who usually supplies the raw materials we turn into furniture. If you'll leave me your contact information I ca - whoa! Okay, I guess you must be in a hurry. So long! Visit the Foreman at the Hall of Heroes in Altador.
The Foreman
The Foreman
ARRGGH!!! What do YOU want?!? ... I've been so busy I haven't even had a chance to eat today, so I honestly couldn't care less about your lousy materials. Go AWAY!!! Visit the Chocolate Factory and purchase Delicious Chocolates for 0 NP. Return to the Foreman.
I THOUGHT I TOLD YOU T - oh hey, what's that you've got there? For me, really? Alright, what's the catch? Materials, eh? Fine, there's a bunch of wood out back. You can go ahead and take some, but you've gotta chop it for yourself. Now, if you don't mind, I'll just be turning my attention to these lovely chocolates. *glares* Click on the word "wood." You'll need to chop the wood so that the length and ends match the pieces shown under Needed Planks.
You're back? It's about time! Since you got what you needed without causing a minor catastrophe, I've decided to make you something from a few pieces of wood I had laying around... wait, what? You dare ask for ANOTHER favour?!? Why, you ingra-... oh, I see. Sure, I'll answer your question. *sigh* as far as the tools you're seeking, your best bet's to find a place with the heat capable of forging them. Now, begone! *throws box of partially eaten chocolates at you* Visit Lampwyck's Lights Fantastic in Moltara.
Lampwyck
Lampwyck
Hot enough in here for you? Hehe. So, how can I be of service? ... Tools, huh? You mean, like, hammers and nails and such? I believe I have some of those things down in the basement. I've got to stay up here and mind the shop, but you're welcome to go and have a look down there. It's far too dark to just go rooting around, though. Here, take this lamp so you can see what you're doing. Click on Investigate Basement.
You head down into the basement. The shopkeeper was right; it sure is dark down here. OUCH! That hurt. Ugh, cobwebs! *cough, cough*, thank goodness he gave you the lamp... Straining your eyes to look around with one hand extended to swipe away any more *surprises* you might encounter, you finally find the tools you're looking for and head back up the stairs. Whew! Click on Return Upstairs.
There you are. *thunderous sneeze, followed by sniffle* I should've warned you, the dust down there's out of control. So, did you find what you were looking for? That's good... well, glad to be of help. Feel free to keep the lamp; it's a discontinued model that I no longer stock, anyhow. Give my best to Kari, and good luck getting ready for the Negg Festival! Return to Kari.
Kari
Kari
You've returned! I was starting to wonder how you were doing. Were you able to track everything down? It looks like you've got it all. May I take a look? Click Give the Supplies to Kari.

As they completed this quest, players earned the following prizes:

First quest prizes
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Angry-Looking Yurble Wooden Toy Delicious Chocolates Modern Lamp Yellow Pattern Easter Negg

Quest 2[edit]

Speaker Clue Solution
Kari
Kari
Thank Fyora! I was hoping you'd be able to help. I've been thumbing through this book that I found about booth decorating, which has some really good ideas, but most of the best designs seem to involve a good bit of fabric. It's going to take a lot of cloth to properly decorate this booth, but after the job you did on the last quest I gave you, I'm sure you'll be up to the task. Good luck, and don't delay! Visit Unis Clothing shop.
Uni Shopkeeper
Uni Shopkeeper
*mumbling dismissively* Oh hey, welcome to Unis Clothing. What can I do for you? Spare fabric? No, I'm afraid not. In fact, rather than my usual shipment of faboo fabrics, I got... this. Ugh! Dull, dull, dull. My order must've gotten switched with someone else's... saaay, why don't you make yourself useful and find this dreadful fabric's original destination for me? If you do and they have what I ordered, I promise you can have a nice big swatch of what you bring back. Deal? Alright, run along now! Visit Prigpants & Swolthy, Tailors to return the fabric.
Prigpants and Swolthy
Prigpants and Swolthy
Thank goodness, our fabric! We were aghast when we opened the parcel, expecting our usual assortment of tasteful material, only to be blinded by a most vibrant array of iridescent rags! Are we correct to assume that you'll willingly hand over our shipment in exchange for this frightful fabric of which we have no use? Splendid! Thank you, and good day... Return to Unis Clothing.
Uni Shopkeeper
Uni Shopkeeper
Well, well... look who finally showed up! I got tired of waiting for you to return, so I went ahead and put in for another order of fabric. Oh well, I won't have to order more for next month. While you were gone, I gathered a few scraps and made you a shirt, in case you might actually return. Here you go - I'm sure it'll look really good on you. Accept the shirt.
Something you might want to keep in mind... speaking as someone who knows a thing or two dozen about decorating with fabric - you're gonna need more than just some cloth to get yourself a real fabooth. My suggestion would be to find a Neopian with a truly majestic sense of style. Someone other than me, though - I've already been more than generous with you, and I wouldn't want word to get around that I'm some sort of pushover. Okay, now get going... Go to the Princess Lunara Neopedia article.
Princess Lunara
Princess Lunara
Yes, how may I help you? ... I can tell you're nervous. It's alright. Go on, now... you'd like help decorating a booth? Okay, let's see. Could you describe it to me? ... Hmm. I think an arrangement of cherry blossoms is what you're looking for. If you were to gather some up, I'd be willing to arrange them. Play Top Chop, chop the block at once, and send score.
Katsuo
Katsuo
Your skill and concentration are rare, indeed! As a reward for such a masterful display, here are the cherry blossoms that you seek. They're quite lovely this time of year, and I'm sure they'll make an excellent addition to the booth you're putting together. Best of luck on your travels! Click "Return to Princess Lunara"
Princess Lunara
Princess Lunara
You're back, and I see you've brought some cherry blossoms with you. May I take a look? ... Yes, these are very lovely; they'll make a fine arrangement. I'll go ahead and arrange these for you now, if you'd like... Click "Wait as She Arranges Flowers"
Okay, so how does this look? ... Thank you, you're so kind. As it turns out, after putting together your arrangement there were enough blossoms left over to make this necklace. Do you like it? Oh, that's so nice of you to say. Very well, then... good luck with the booth! Return to Kari.
Kari
Kari
Hello, there! It appears as though you've brought back some beautiful fabrics and flowers. I'm sure we'll be well on our way to having a gorgeous booth once everything is in place. Here, I'll just take these and get started... Click "Hand Kari Decorations."

As they completed this quest, players earned the following prizes:

Second quest prizes
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Bright Striped Spring Face Colourful Cherry Blossom Necklace Rose Swirl Easter Neggs

Quest 3[edit]

Speaker Clue Solution
Kari
Kari
Great, your help will be very much appreciated. Here is what I'll need: baskets for Neopians to gather their Neggs, plus dye to paint the Neggs all sorts of beautiful shades and patterns. Hmm, I wonder where would be a good place to find baskets? Oh, I'm sure you'll figure something out! Play Pick Your Own.
Gelert Farmer
Gelert Farmer
Welcome to Meri Acres. How are the berries treatin'ya today? Eh, you win some, you lose some... what's that? You'd like to borrow some punnets? I suppose I wouldn't mind; it's not like the berry-picking business is jumping right about now. Don't cha think they're rather plain, though, the punnets? Perhaps you could dress 'em up a little... I can think of a place where you might have some luck, but you'll be needin' this apron, for it's a rather messy destination. Good luck! Visit the Meridell Rubbish Dump
Charlie
Charlie
After what feels like hours of rooting around in the foulest of conditions, you manage to strike the mother lode, stumbling across a lovely bundle of ribbons. How fortu - wait... eww! It seems the ribbons are all covered with disgusting stains! Think quickly: there must be someone in Neopia with a potion powerful enough to restore the ribbons to perfect condition. Who could that be, though? Go to the Gallery of Heroes entry for Kayla.
Kayla
Kayla
Welcome to my potion shop! How can I - whOA, what is that SMELL?!? Sorry, I'm going to need a moment... whew! What did you need again? A potion to remove those putrid stains? Why, it would be my pleasure. *puts on rubber gloves* I'll just take those... you're also looking for dyes, you say, like the ones on that shelf? Here, hold this bag of ribbons while I fetch them for you... *crash* oh no! I've dropped them. If you could round up the main ingredient I could make you some more, though. Deal? Go to Maraqua.
Good! Here's the thing, though... the secret ingredient, I'm afraid, is Maraquan Slugawoo slime. Lots and LOTS of Maraquan Slugawoo slime. I guess you'd better get going - the sooner I've got my slime, the sooner you'll have your dye. Click on the Slugawoos in the right order.
Well done! You've successfully collected enough of the Slugawoos' slime in the correct order. Before you can go back to Kayla, however, you must find a way of getting the Slugawoos' slime mixed in order to create the right colours. Visit Edna's Tower.
Edna
Edna
Who goes there? Come closer so I can get a look at you. Ugh, on second thought, not so close. What do you mean, bothering me like this? Slugawoo slime? Why, I'm fresh out o-oh, I see you've brought your own. *cackle* Let's get started, shall we? Hmm... *splash*, * fizz*, *smoke* That should do it. Anything else I can get you? A fine Eye of Mortog broth, perhaps? Ah well, so long! Click "Return to Kayla"
Kayla
Kayla
Oh hey, you're back! I take it you got the slime, and it's all mixed up? Yeah, sorry, I forgot... I suppose I should've mentioned that. Oh well, let's get started, then... *blends Slugawoo slime into mixtures to make various dyes* alright, looks like you're all set. Best of luck! Click "Return to Kari"
Kari
Kari
Oh good, you've returned. Just look at all those baskets and dyes that you rounded up - you did well! You must be exhausted; here, I'll take those... Click "Give Items to Kari"

As they completed this quest, players earned the following prizes:

Third quest prizes
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Berry Splattered Apron Blue Flower Easter Negg Rainbow Slugawoo Background

Quest 4[edit]

Speaker Clue Solution
Kari
Kari
Thank you so much. I suppose you'll need to know who you're delivering the Neggs to. *looks around for a moment* Here, these cards should help you figure out who the volunteers are. I'm afraid they got kind of messy - I might have spilled something on them at some point, I'm not sure. Anyhow, don't worry, everything will be fine... Click "cards", then visit The Scrollery.
Roberta
Roberta
Welcome to the Brightvale Scrollery, where every day's a good day for a scroll! How can I - let me guess, Festival of Neggs? Ahhh... to be honest with you, I've been pretty busy lately and had kinda forgotten that I'd volunteered. You don't think she'd be too upset if - aww, what am I saying? I gave the Negg Faerie my word; I can't back out on her like that! Alright, hand 'em over... Click "Give Her Basket".
At least you saved me the trouble of having to go get the Neggs. That must've been difficult, coming out here to Brightvale, huh? Say, before you go... could you just wait here a sec? *goes to get something and comes back* When I found this, I really liked it, but couldn't figure out what to do with it. It just occurred to me that you might like it. You know, just my way of saying thanks! Click "Solve Another Clue", then visit the Neggery
Neggery Apprentice
Neggery Apprentice
Heeey, I bet I know why you're here! I'm guessing it has something to do with that fine basket of Neggs you're carrying, am I right? Yay! This year's Festival of Neggs celebration is going to be wonderful! Here, let me take those for you... Click "Give Her Basket".
Thanks so much for helping us. Kari's told me that you're not only delivering the Neggs to the volunteers, but that you were also responsible for gathering the materials too, correct? Wow, I'm impressed... oh! The Negg Faerie wanted me to give you this... y'know, just a little something extra to say thanks. You should go, with things getting underway so soon. Good luck! Click "Solve Next Clue", then visit the Tiki Tack shop.
Tiki Tack Man
Tiki Tack Man
Welcome to my shop! Beautiful day, isn't it? Well, if you need anything, I'll just be over here taking it easy... what's that, Neggs? Oh, right... now that you mention it I do recall volunteering to help hide them... so this is the basket right here? They sure look nice; good job of getting them all the way to Mystery Island without breaking a single one... Click "Give Him Basket".
Boy, I hope this weather holds up; I'd hate to be out hiding Neggs during bad weather. It is so nice though right now. I'm sure there'll be plenty of time to hide Neggs, no need to rush out anytime soon. For now, I think I'll just kick back an - oh, just a moment. *steps away briefly, then comes back* Here, I wanted to give you something. You know, for your troubles. Best of luck on your travels! Click "Solve Another Clue", then visit the Food Club.
Fairfax the Deckhand
Fairfax the Deckhand
Aye, welcome swabbie! How may I be of service to ye on this lovely day? Ahh, yes, the Festival of Neggs! Now that ye mention it, methinks I vaguely recall volunteerin... me memory o' that weekend's a li'l foggy, t'be honest. So these are the Neggs that we're to be hidin', eh? *takes basket* Ahh, they're lovely, simply lovely... Click "Give Him Basket".
I daresay, they look so scrumptious I can hardly contain meself! I reckon' that would bring ruination to the festivities, though - as well as spoil me chances in today's Food Club match-up... speakin' of which, I should be on my way. Before I go, however, I'd like ye to have this, as a way of expressin' what a noble deed it were for ye to be bringin' these Neggs out to Krawk Island. May ye encounter fair winds on yer journey, brave traveller! Click "Solve Another Clue", then click "Return to Kari".
Kari
Kari
Welcome back! You did a wonderful job of helping me throughout my preparations for the festival. I've got the reward I've been planning to give you for your efforts. Here you go. Click "Accept Your Reward".

As they completed this quest, players earned the following prizes:

Fourth quest prizes
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Dapper Yellow Shirt and Green Jacket Fancy Pirate Feast Jigsaw Negg Puzzle Out of Cash - The Tombola Story Peach Flower Easter Negg The Kings Decree

If each quest was completed before the following quest was released, the player also received an avatar:

Festival of Neggs Y13 - Builder Avatar Festival of Neggs Y13 - Builder Avatar
Complete each of the four quests in the Festival of Neggs 2011 before the next quest was released.

Negg hunt[edit]

Between 20 April and 5 May, Kari hid special patterned Neggs around Neopia. Each day, the player could find a new one by solving Kari's riddle. There were four Neggs of each of four different types of patterns, making sixteen Neggs to collect in total. The riddles would direct a player to a world, but not a specific page. They had to explore that world until they found the Negg, which was not the same for every player.

When the player returned with all four Neggs of a certain pattern, they could choose one of four prizes. Collecting all sixteen Neggs yields a bonus item, the Hollowed Negg Tree Background. Additionally, those who found each Negg on the day of its release received the Festival of Neggs site theme.

Striped Neggs[edit]

Date Riddle Negg
20 April

One wants an answer
The other would like some food
Please them both and "win"

Answer: Haunted Woods

Striped Negg

21 April

Riches aplenty lie under the sun,
But water for drinking there is none;
Seek shelter and learn what may be worse;
Step wrong here and find yourself cursed.

Answer: Lost Desert

Striped Negg

22 April

A bouncing JubJub, capsules of mystery,
Racks upon racks of customisation finery,
What magic will open the door
Of this most impressive store?
Neocash is what's necessary!

Answer: NC Mall

Striped Negg

23 April

A Tonu stands guard
He thinks you need more learning
Better luck next time

Answer: Moltara

Striped Negg

Striped Negg prizes
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Bobblehead Flower Easter Picnic Table Negg Chucks Negg Crafts

† Players unable to access the NC Mall could find this Negg at Roo Island instead. Finding this Negg also awarded the bonus prize, Flower Star Wand.

Polka-dot Neggs[edit]

Date Riddle Negg
24 April

There once was a great king;
For him, food was the most interesting thing.
Someone told him a joke,
And he started to choke --
He should learn not to laugh while eating!

Answer: Meridell

Polka-dot Negg

25 April

Where'd they ever find
A burger that size, anyhow?
You'd think it would spoil.

Answer: Neopia Central

Polka-dot Negg

26 April

Two items go in; one comes out.
Ninjas lurk nearby, without doubt!
Kougras guard Petpets and warn of heat.
0, 2, or 5 gives a treat.

Answer: Mystery Island

Polka-dot Negg

27 April

Where music does sing to the stones,
It'll shake you right down to your bones.
All the Neopets scream
For Yes Boy Ice Cream,
But I prefer Sticks 'N' Stones.

Answer: Tyrannian

Polka-dot Negg

Polka-dot Negg prizes
bd_fon_negghelmet.gif toy_fon_neggwindchime.gif boo_fon_neggativetimes.gif toy_fon_punchingnegg.gif
Negg Helmet Negg Windchime Neggative Times Punching Negg

Swirly Neggs[edit]

Date Riddle Negg
28 April

Upon clouds no more
Doth sit this magical source
Of healing and jobs

Answer: Faerieland

Swirly Negg

29 April

Avast! Pirates, ye be not welcome
Where sun is seen but seldom;
Here schools are full and shoes are free;
Alas, dinner requires a spending spree.

Answer: Maraqua

Swirly Negg

30 April

They keep on packing
With plans of leaving one day
Somehow, I doubt it

Answer: Terror Mountain

Swirly Negg

1 May

A dark tomb lurks above,
While books tell of doom thereof
In a building with many stories,
Ancient treachery, and future glory.

Answer: Altador

Swirly Negg

Swirly Negg prizes
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Flower Petal Background Giant Partially Painted Negg Hidden Negg Trinkets Negg Cream Potion

Plaid Neggs[edit]

Date Riddle Negg
2 May

The Captain greets you
Stay less than a quarter hour
They don't take NP

Answer: Krawk Island

Plaid Negg

3 May

While exploring, you may see a lever
That warns you not to pull it ever.
But if you insist,
Some NP will be missed,
But an avatar could appear whenever!

Answer: Space Station

Plaid Negg

4 May

Where rainbows become a breakable thing,
One seeks wisdom worthy of a king,
You can read it from scrolls
In grassy, fruit-filled knolls,
Or win it by Wheel-spinning!

Answer: Brightvale

Plaid Negg

5 May

Here, they follow the moon,
A Gnorbu to it is attuned.
Each year, a festival is thrown
With parties and fireworks well-known.
Soon cherry blossoms the trees will festoon.

Answer: Shenkuu

Plaid Negg

Plaid Negg prizes
clo_fon_neggskirt.gif clo_fon_easterbonnetmen.gif bd_fon_neggshield.gif boo_fon_ohwhatanegg.gif
Colourful Festival Negg Skirty Easter Bowler Hat Negg Shield Oh, What a Negg!

Community challenge[edit]

The Neopets Team issued a challenge to festival participants: If they could collect 5 million Neggs by May 5, they would each receive a special prize. Patterned Neggs, plain-coloured Neggs found through festival-specific Random Events, and the Neggstravaganza all counted toward the total. However, the goal was not met and users received Dung Pizzas instead.

Neocash activities[edit]

Quests[edit]

To help Kari decorate the Festival, the player could buy unpainted fence, fountain, and garland trinkets from the NC Mall for 100 Neocash, and buckets of paint for 25 Neocash each. Returning to Kari with two buckets of paint and the unpainted trinkets, the player received the painted trinket, a wearable Neocash item, as a reward.

Neggstravaganza[edit]

Players could find 20 Neggs hidden by a special lake in the NC Mall. Each one was numbered one to twenty. Every day between 11 April and 30 April, one of the numbered Neggs could be redeemed for an exclusive Neocash prize.

To collect the Neggs, players had to buy Neggstravangaza baskets. Each one allowed the player to collect one Negg. Each one could be bought for 200 NC, or in packs of 5 for 500 NC, 10 for 900 NC, or 20 for 1,700 NC.

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