The Snowager

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The Snowager sleeps on its hoard.

The Snowager is a giant ice worm who lives in the Ice Caves, guarding an enormous hoard of treasure. Cold as ice and extremely mean, the Snowager is renowned for its freezing cold breath. While he sleeps for only a few hours a day, players may choose those times to approach and try to steal some of his hoard. The Snowager may be based on the dragons of European folklore, who in many stories - Beowulf, Fafnir - guarded treasure. He first appeared on January 11, 2001.

He is a Battledome opponent, is featured in NeoQuest II, and has a starring role in the game Wrath of the Snowager.

The Snowickle Petpet is reminiscent of the Snowager - in its snakelike appearance and markings, and tendency to hoard objects - and fans have theorised that the Snowager may be an overgrown form of the Snowickle, like the Turmaculus is an overgrown Turmac. The Hissi resembles the Snowager when painted Ice.

Snowager's Cave[edit]

The Snowager is watching for thieves most of the day.

The Snowager first appeared when his cave was added to the Ice Caves map on January 11, 2001. In it, the Snowager guards his treasure from any user who would want to take some of it.

The Snowager only sleeps between 6-7 AM, 2-3 PM, and 10-11 PM, Neopia Standard Time. During these times, it is possible to sneak in and grab a prize from the pile of treasure he rests on. Prizes range from neggs to medicine to plushies. Anyone who attempts to steal some of his treasure runs the risk of waking the Snowager, and he may deal damage to a user's active Neopet, or all of a user's Neopets, by delivering a powerful icy blast.

Being blasted by the Snowager allows the user to challenge him in the Battledome. It also has a chance of awarding the user with an avatar.

The player may attempt to steal one piece of treasure every time the Snowager sleeps.

Winter Starlight Celebration[edit]

In December 2011, as a part of the Winter Starlight Celebration, the Snowager went into hibernation for the month. This meant users could visit at any time of the day and attempt to steal a prize. Initially, users could try every two hours - this was later fixed to only allow one attempt per day. This has re-occurred every year since.

Plot summary[edit]

NeoQuest II[edit]

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Main article: NeoQuest II

The Snowager is a non-player character in NeoQuest II. He keeps order in Terror Mountain by clearing the roads of avalanches and eating various monsters that prowl the roads. At the beginning of the act he has gone missing - imprisoned by Scuzzy in his cave. When Rohane defeats Scuzzy, the Snowager can clear the cave-in keeping him trapped and the act is complete.

The Snowager explains that his role in the ship's computer is to maintain the data lines and defeat rogue programmes - in the analogy of the simulation, clearing the roads and eating the monsters. A virus was introduced in the computer that he was unable to defeat, and he was trapped in a data loop - the cave. The virus is now in control of the ship's computer - the sentinel programme, in the guise of the Snowager, explains that it is up to Rohane to defeat it by entering the computer again in the rest of the simulations he was now able to unlock.

After act three, when the ship's crew has cleared the sandstorm in the Lost Desert, the sentinel programme appears again as the Snowager on a monitor to explain what has happened - the sandstorm represented random data that was clogging the ship's network, and now that Rohane has cleared it, the various ships systems can communicate again. When Talinia accesses the ship's scanners, she realises they are headed for a collision course with a star: the Snowager explained that they only had a few hours left before the heat melted the hull. He unlocked the Haunted Woods simulation, believing it would explain why the doors were locked.

Battledome[edit]

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The Snowager
Difficulty: 650Easy · 16250Medium · 37700Hard Starting HP: 700Easy · 17500Medium · 40600Hard
Arena: Frost Arena Released: October 23, 2001
Status: Active Challenger ID: 36
Found by: Getting attacked when trying to steal from the Snowager.

Equipment[edit]

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Wand of the Air Faerie
This powerful wand attacks with the force of a tornado or hurricane. It is hard to defend yourself against all of the wind!
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Snowager Crystal
This ice crystal is from deep in the Snowagers cave and is a very rare crystal. One Use.
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Lesser Attack Chive
These ingenious chives are not for your baked potato, they are for dealing a large blow to your opponent in the Battledome.
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Cloud Rod
This magical artifact has been donated by the Air Faerie. Once it has been equipped by a pet, it can never be unequipped, or it will vanish into thin air.


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Golden Butter Knife
This butter knife hold some secret power that makes it REALLY strong! Dont be fooled by its docile appearance.
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Snowager Pendant
This beautiful pendant is not only great to look at but a powerful weapon to both protect and defend!
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Snowager Shield
This shiny cold shield is great for protecting against many different attacks!
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Snowager Breath
The icy breath of the snowager at its worst is what this evil weapon holds!

Abilities[edit]

Frozen water can be quite devastating in battle.
An Icicle
Frozen water can be quite devastating in battle.
Use this ability to slip into the shadows and protect yourself.
Shade
Use this ability to slip into the shadows and protect yourself.
Silence your opponent. It's hard to cast spells when you can't speak.
Shhhhhhhhh...
Silence your opponent. It's hard to cast spells when you can't speak.
Hide from your opponent safely underground.
Burrow
Hide from your opponent safely underground.

Create a very thick, icy prison around your opponent... as long as it doesn't miss, that is.
Snowager's Breath
Create a very thick, icy prison around your opponent... as long as it doesn't miss, that is.
Politely decline your opponents generous gifts. They can keep 'em.
Reflect
Politely decline your opponents generous gifts. They can keep 'em.
The dark power of a Meepit invasion is yours to control. It doesn't bode well for your opponents, or their damage output.
Meepit Stampede
The dark power of a Meepit invasion is yours to control. It doesn't bode well for your opponents, or their damage output.

Better Than You[edit]

The Snowager has been a contestant on Better Than You once:

Date: February 24, 2011 Rrrr... Grrrr.... RAAAWWWWWWWRRRRRR!!!!!
Game: Wrath of the Snowager
Score: 1,400,000
Prize: Snow Petpet Paint Brush

Trivia[edit]

  • As of April 2012, the Snowager is featured in 42 items and a Neocash background.
  • The Snowager How to Draw tutorial was added on December 15, 2007.
  • Next to Punchbag Sid, The Snowager is the strongest one-player Battledome opponent available outside of plots.
  • An avatar featuring the Snowager was released on December 8, 2004. The avatar is randomly rewarded when your pet(s) get blasted trying to steal its treasure.

External links[edit]

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