Wednesday July 11th, 2012
Location: 280 km SW of Neopia Central|
Population: approximately 346,000 (27% Elephante, 22% Nimmo, 20% Lupe, 11% Aisha, 9% Kacheek, 7% Peophin, 4% Other)
Area: 480 sq. km
GDP: 86.7 million NP
Weather: There is a high probability of sunshine, and it's HOT, with severe sand and dust storms
Terrain: Sandy with small traces of Stone, Ore, and Bug Carcasses
Government: Hereditary Rulers
The terrain of The Lost Desert is arid and the outskirts are nearly
lifeless, with the exception of a few harmless bugs. The sun beats down
without mercy. Shade and water are definitely precious commodities here,
and even the harsh wind can burn the shrouds right off a mummified pepper.
The Lost Desert can only be navigated slowly, which causes significant
fatigue in the Neopets moving over them. While there have been recent
plans to build roads through the desert, which will make travel a bit
faster, the fatigue of the desert's hot sun is still a major factor.
Strong, unpredictable winds are typical of The Lost Desert's weather
system. These winds can blow for days on end, bringing with them vast
amounts of dust, sand, and strange bugs, which cover everything in their
path and reduce visibility close to nill. Particularly
powerful sandstorms can be extremely unpleasant and dangerous for any
Neopian caught in them. Dust whirlwinds also occur, hurling sand, dust,
small Neopets, plants and Sutek muffins into the air. To the locals this
is not such a bad thing, since they have cunningly used it to their
advantage. Two words: seasoning sand. It's a great addition to any meal.
In The Lost Desert all life depends on the never-ending struggle to obtain
and retain water. All Neopets and Petpets living in this area have evolved
clever methods for maintaining adequate water supplies. For example, the
Apis stores water in its hump and can go days without water; the Lyins
live under the sand, searching for moisture; and the Desert Elephante can
hold enough water in its trunk for three days. Luckily, there's a body of
water right outside of the tall walls of Sakhmet City for the rest of the
locals to take advantage of.
Places of Interest
These are Evil Bugs, and they're attacking Neopian Protection Zone 6b, and
Neopia needs your help! Get inside your specially-designed Wocky tank and
blast the legs right off these bugs before it's too late.
Tug-o-War - Tug-o-War is the ultimate test of strength, do you think you
can prove yourself? Many of the strongest pets that have dominated in the
Battledome will come from all around to tug until they can tug no more. Do
you think you're strong enough to beat Truggdon the Grundo?
Sutek's Scrolls - Are your pets new to The Lost Desert? Clueless as to
what's going on here or need some background info on Sakhmet Natives, then
buy a few scrolls or a book or two. Rumour has it that some of the scrolls
contain ancient Lost Desert curses that you can give to your best friends.
Pyramids - What would be a desert without some pyramids?
If you remove all the cards from the
Pyramid, you could win big Neopoints, and that's what The Lost Desert is
all about... bringing new opportunities to Neopians.
Peopatra's Petpets - Nothing makes a Neopet smile like a Petpet from
Peopatra's Petpet shop. Many of the Petpets here have special talents,
like burrowing underground, making loud humming noises, roaming around the
desert aimlessly, biting fingers, and giggling like mad. If this sounds
like something your Neopet would like, then make sure to visit Peopatra's
Osiri's Pottery -
Come buy some lovely trinkets at Osiri's Pottery store. Buy a simple urn
so you won't keep getting asked, "What's with that grey dust lying on your
table?" Or how about a lovely jug from which to serve a delicious glass of
water? Plus, it's worth a stop at the shop just to ask Osiri where she
gets her hair done.
Battle Supplies - A few battle accessories are a must in the harsh desert.
Why not stop by the Lost Desert Battle Supplies Shop to stock up? Don't
let that mysterious shopkeeper scare you. Save your fear for the
assortment of daggers, staffs, swords and the like.