War for the Obelisk



The fifth video that appeared was about the Seekers. The Seekers are a group of renowned scholars, who see the Obelisk as in important find in their search for knowledge. Think alone what they could learn from anything that is as old as the Obelisk. To prevent it from falling into the hands of the other groups that are already moving in, groups upon which the Seekers look down, the Seekers are now setting up an expedition of their own. Their goal: to get the Obelisk before someone else does!

Below is the transcript of the Seekers video:

Quiet down, everyone...

I'm sure you're all wondering why I've interrupted your studies. Knowledge is not just found in libraries, laboratories or epistolary correspondence. We forget that sometimes.

An ancient obelisk has been unearthed my friends. We weren't the first to find it...Insidious schemers and brutish thugs, have beaten us to that honour, sadly...but we must be the first to catalogue its enigmatic depths.

Perhaps other expect gold or weapons...I expect better of scholars like yourselves. The obelisk predates verifiable history -- Just think of what we could learn!

We cannot ignore this opportunity. I propose an expedition of scholars to seize this obelisk. After all, we are not alone in our interest. Forces are already moving to seize it. Clumsy vandals who care nothing for scientific procedure. All of that knowledge could be lost, reduced to rubble...

Thus it is up to us to stand against them. Now, who is with me?


Here are some screenshots from the video:

The meeting of the Seekers.

The leader of the Seekers.

The leader telling about the discovery of the Obelisk, showing a miniature version of it.

A member of the Seekers spotting the Obelisk.

The Seekers doing research.

The Seekers cheering about their decision to set up an expedition to claim the Obelisk.

Neopedia Article
There is a neopedia article about Seekers. You can read it at Seekers Neopedia Article or just scroll down and read it below.

Neopedia : Seekers

The Seekers Known Members: Professor Lambert, Hugo and Lilian Fairweather, Frostburn, Roxton Colchester, Professor Chesterpot, Tom Cotterpin
Motto: A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
Suspected Involvement: Lost Isle expedition, War of the Obelisk

The Seekers are a close-knit society of scholars, inventors, and explorers dedicated to the study of Neopian science and arts, as well as anything else they happen to find interesting. They are happy to share the knowledge they acquire... most of the time. Some things are too dangerous for the world to know about.

"My uncle is the smartest Neopet I know!" Katie shouted back, her tiny fists on her hips. "He even speaks fluent Tyrannian!"

"Ooh, Tyrannian," the largest bully said with a sneer. "Ugg ugga ugh ug." He and his friends laughed.

The Kacheek pushed up her glasses and smiled. "You just said, 'I love wearing Step Out Shoes.'"

The bully's face drooped into a glare. "I did not!" His buddies kept laughing. "I didn't! You're just making that up!" He charged...

Research is important!

Perhaps half an hour later, as Gladstone set about bandaging her battered tail, Katie held a cold compress to her forehead and attempted a smile. "You should see the other guys," she mumbled. They were in her uncle's office; the smell of old books and fresh ink made her feel better already.

Professor Lambert sighed, looking at her with concern across his spectacles. "My dear niece, I have told you not to engage in brawls if you can avoid them. And why didn't you have Tiny with you?"

"He was recharging in the library," the little Kacheek said. The giant robot used a lot of energy, but could easily hold its own in a battle.

Gladstone nodded to confirm this, but the Ixi scholar wagged a finger at her. "A good scholar thinks how to win a fight before beginning his physical attack. You should always have a strategy."

"That's what Sandro's always telling me!" Katie exclaimed. "He loaned me his Philosophy of War last week. I'll do better next time, though. I have an idea for Tiny's programming that should make him twenty percent more energy efficient. Then I won't have to leave him behind."

Her Gnorbu uncle leaned back and folded his hands behind his back. His desk was piled high with research papers that needed grading, reports from scholars across Neopia, and not a few Neopedia articles that had yet to be approved. "Perhaps we should send you home to Moltara."

Her mouth opened in shock. "But you need me!" Moltara had such a limited library compared to the one here in Brightvale. She would wither from boredom if she had to go back. "Who will file everything if you send me home?" Katie grinned slyly, knowing how much Uncle Lambert disliked sorting books and scrolls.

"I'm sure the Brightvalian librarians will manage--" Professor Lambert began.

Just then, a Lutari with mechanical wings burst in, brandishing a blueprint. "My dear professor, it is beyond belief to think the airship will be ready in time -- oh, I beg your pardon." He frowned at Katie.

"I need it by tomorrow, Tom," Professor Lambert said evenly. "We must reach the obelisk before the battle is decided."

Katie had hoped just to stay in Brightvale and not be sent home, but now she saw her chance. She coughed to draw their attention. "It sounds like you need another technician. I know a little bit about mechanics!"

Faction Leader Sayings
When you are at the obelisk, Professor Lambert will have a random message.

You cannot win a battle without bending your mind toward victory. Never fight without purpose.
Someday the darkness of ignorance may spread across Neopia, but this is not that day. Today, we fight for truth!
Do you suppose if we just asked nicely, they'd grant us the obelisk? *sigh* Me neither. Louts.
Our enemies have no idea what power lies hidden in the obelisk! Then again, neither do we.
*sigh* Violence is not the answer. But it does facilitate certain goals. We do this for the obelisk.
Narinus the Athletic once said that to underestimate an enemy was to give him victory. Just so we're clear, we're not handing out victory today.
Narinus the Athletic said, "Know your enemy, and the battle will go well." He was talking about Yooyuball, though.
We're doing splendidly. Group hug! ...I'm not serious, get off me!
Remember, wit is a weapon. It's not nice to attack the unarmed.
Do you suppose the obelisk has murals on it? I do love a good mural. Or, ooh, maybe it has hieroglyphics!
I do miss afternoon tea with my Hoggir. *sigh* Soon, all of this will be just another page in the history books...

Here are images used in battles. You can right click them and either view the image or view the background image to get the image URL to use for your own graphic making.

Assistant Scientist

Smug Philosopher

Stalwart Explorer

Genius Inventor

Professor Lambert


**NOTE** Apathy is who the Seekers battle against, not along side.