War for the Obelisk
Since early January, tnt has been given out hints that seem to concern a large upcoming site event, that is said to span a couple of months. Because of this, it is widely believed a new plot will be coming up. Because some many hints have been given out, and it is hard to keep track of everything, we've made up this page that lists all the hints they have been given out so far. And that's quite a lot!
Please note, although we are mostly listing all the clues that have been given out, keep in mind there is a lot of speculation going on and nothing is official until tnt comes with news about it.
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The following images have been released by TNT. They all seem to be drawn in the same style, and have a resemblance in style with the Book of Ages, as well as with the drawings from the 2012 Festival of Neggs event.
Because the images are all in the same style, it's almost taken for granted they are all referring to the same upcoming event.
This was posted on Neopets Facebook on January 5th, 2013.
The description said:
The second image was again posted on Neopets Facebook on Janyary 15th, 2013. It may not really be a plot hint but more TNT having fun with things. But who knows!?
It has the following description:
The third image was posted in the Neopian Times Editorial on January 18th, 2013.
This was posted in the Neopian Times Editorial, with the following hint coming with it:
Because of this hint, it is believed Tyrannia will play a part in the upcoming plot, It's also suggested the plot will result in a map-revamp of Tyrannia.
The fourth image was posted in the Neopets News on January 25th, 2013.
It came with the following notice:
The clue was hidden in the first asterisk of the *shifty eyes* comment. Because this clue has been given together with the Battledome maintenance notice, it's pretty much assumed the Battledome will play a good part in the upcoming plot.
The fifth image was the third image to appear on Neopets Facebook. This image appeared on February 1st, 2013.
This might mean the Ixi is one of the main characters of the plot, or in any way will have something to do with it.
Besides posting images, tnt has been given out some smaller hints as well.
On January 12th, in the Neopian Times Editorial (the issue before the Tyrannia image was posted) TNT gave the following hint:
Because of this hint, combined with the first Kanrik image, many people believe Kanrik will play a large part during the plot, and may be possibly one of the main characters.
It appears the Battledome will play an important part in the upcoming plot. This was expected, most plots have at least some Battledome features, but quite a few hints TNT has given so far concern the Battledome or training your Neopets. The fourth image was hidden in a hint concerning the Battledome.
But there is more when it comes to the Battledome. During the time tnt has been hinting about a plot, a few more features have been released that seem to make the Battledome ready for a new plot.
A hint was given at the Neopets News of January 30th, 2013:
Combined with other hints, this confirms the idea the Battledome will play a part with the plot.
So far, people who fought in the Battledome had to do this without abilities. Now, on the news of February 1, it was mentioned Aethia's Ability Academy will be opening soon. Also, together with the news, new bottled faeries were released, replacing the old ones.
The old bottled Faeries are now called Fading Bottled Faeries and have been retired. Mixing three Fading Bottled Faeries is the cooking pot will create a random Weak Bottled Faerie.
The arrival of the new bottled faeries and the upcoming option for Neopets to use abilities again makes people believe tnt is getting the Battledome ready for a larger event in which the Battledome seems involved. How about a plot?
Battledome Fortune Cookie
Another new Battledome feature was released on the week before, this was the Training Fortune Cookie, a NC Mall item that will shorten the time it takes to train your pet by 30-75%. Same as with the bottled faeries, it has been believed the Training Fortune Cookie too has been released in the wake of an event is wich the Battledome will be involved.