Festival of NeggsWhat is the Festival of Neggs?
Beginning March of 2010 (month of Running, Y12), Kari the Negg Faerie started hosting a daily activity called the Festival of Neggs. In April 2009, Rosie the Dancing Grarrl hosted the Springtime Celebration at the same time of year. The event included a daily gift and Negg Hunt, prizes were a mixture of neopoint and NC items. Click on the "2009" below for a complete list of Springtime Celebration 2009 activities.
2023 Festival of Neggs
The 2023 Festival of Neggs began on April 20th, 2023.
Each year, as winter draws to a close, the Festival of Neggs turns everyone's attention toward this most magnificent and versatile of all Neopian foods. Offering a bountiful array of Negg-inspired activities and treats, in just a few years this celebration has quickly become one of Neopia's most popular events.
This year the festival has moved and is in a new location: the Virtupets Space Station!
Negg HuntEvery day this year, you will be able to find missing Neggs based off a clue. In turn, Kari will offer you one of three neggs. Each negg has different prizes. There is a daily tracker for this event which increases by one each day you participate. If you missed a day of the event, you can go back to the links from the previous day(s) and collect your prize.
|April 20th & 21st|
Hooray! The festival has started in just the right neighbourhood! If you want to find the first Neggs, perhaps try some local food!
Location: Cafe Kreludor
|Clue: The next place is a lot like space, as it may be hard to catch your breath! But if you find your way in the depth, you can bet, the stash will be with a real cute Petpet!
Location: Maraquan Petpets
|Clue: You've been to the highest highs and the lowest lows. Now for the next place you must go? Well, it could be considered the middle. Just remember to hydrate while you think about this riddle.
Location: Slushie Shop
|Clue: The next place to go is where nature would never be taken for granted, but with so many plants around, we better hope the Neggs aren't planted!
Location: Neopian Garden Centre
|Clue: If I had a coin for every Negg I hid here previously, I would have zero. Which is weird because I'm a Negg hiding hero!
Location: Collectable Coins
|Clue: I sure hope this next place isn't too boring, but when I hid the Neggs even the shopkeeper was snoring!
Location: Tyrannian Furniture
|Clue: I like to think I'm a good host, as I left this stash well protected, but you may see a ghost when you go to inspect it!
Location: Haunted Weaponry
|Clue: I have to admit that if you're a Pepet, this hiding spot may be dangerous. Meh, it will be fine I bet, as the creature nearby is usually slumberous.
|Clue: To find the next Neggs, you must trek through the heat. But once you arrive, you can have a nice treat!
Location: Qasalan Delights
|Clue: While searching for these Neggs, you can also search for knowledge! You may just have to be careful of some of the nearby wreckage.
Location: Faerieland Bookshop
|Clue: This is no time to be wary! To find the next stash try looking somewhere sweet and scary!
Location: The Crumpetmonger
|Clue: These Neggs may become a potent concoction if you don't concentrate. Careful though, if you trespass too far, you may be in trouble with the close by potentate!
Location: Royal Potionery
|Clue: Playing by the beach could make anyone thirsty. Maybe once you find the stash of Neggs, you can buy supplies for a smoothie!
Location: Tropical Food Shop
|Clue: While others may say these are loathsome, these next Neggs are with playthings that are cherished among some.
Location: Darigan Toys
|Clue: I've used many tools to hide Neggs in the past, but none that can somehow make a bubble chair last!"
Location: Kiko Lake Carpentry
|Clue: The last clue! What are we to do? I suppose we should end with a snack that's close to our original task!"
Location: Grundos Cafe
|Negg & Prizes|
Polar Lights Negg
Solar Flare Negg
Quest LogsAs you enter the space station for the first time, you are welcomed by Kari the Negg Faerie and a new guest, Mira the Space Faerie! We wonder what this year's plot will be about!
"Oh Kari, it seems another bewildered Festival-seeker arrived on the latest shuttle!" - Mira the Space Faerie
"Great to see another friendly face for this year's Festival of Neggs! In case you two haven't met yet, I'd like to introduce you to Mira. Not only is she the Space Faerie, she's also one of my oldest friends in Neopia!" - Kari the Negg Faerie
"And have plenty of old embarrassing stories to show for it."
"That she will be keeping to herself! I'm sure you were surprised to see Mira, not to mention wondering why the Festival of Neggs has relocated to the Virtupets Station this year."
"That's my fault! Or rather, because of the strange objects on this table. I found them while patrolling deep space. They caught my eye while I was cordoning off a quasar, so I scooped them up just before they were sucked in."
"Mira! You got that close?"
"Don't you worry, I usually keep my distance, but I just had to be sure the objects weren't living. Even after I recovered them, I still couldn't identify exactly what they were, but they all had an unmistakable negg-like look to them. So, my friends at the Virtupets Station developed a special containment chamber for them to be safely stored while I invited Neopia's resident Negg expert to help me unravel this mystery. After all, I hear she was quite the detective last year!"
"Very funny! Since the Festival of Neggs in Neovia was such a hit last year, I decided to take this show on the road once more and set up shop in the Virtupets Station for this year's Festival of Neggs while I investigated. Although I must admit I was a tad worried about the logistics of shuttling everyone up here -"
"Oh, just a "tad" worried?"
"I suppose I was... moderately worried... But thanks to the efforts of Commander Valka and Mira, we found more than enough ships and helpful pilots to shuttle Neopians back and forth! So, this year's Festival will take place up here in Virtupets under the stars, while Mira and I uncover the mystery of these Unidentified Negg-like Objects-"
"*chortle* So dorky."
"I like it! And don't worry, while we work to identify these strange neggs from space, the Festival of Neggs will continue as always. Now, before Mira distracts and or embarrasses me again, here is your first clue!"
"Looks like our specialist has arrived!" - Mira the Space Faerie
"Wonderful! With his help, hopefully we should be able to determine what kind of negg it is. And if it poses any danger." - Kari the Negg Faerie
"I certainly hope I can provide some insights! I must admit, my curiosity was piqued after hearing about a strange object that even you weren't familiar with Mira."
"I've seen a lot of oddities travelling through the depths of space, but nothing quite like these."
"And I can't say they are like any kind of negg I am familiar with."
"A conundrum to be sure! Scintilly and I will begin setting up my equipment now, but it will likely take several days of testing and analysis before I have any concrete results to share!"
"Please, take your time Doctor. We still have the Festival to keep us plenty occupied!"
"I'm sorry to say it, but after extensive study and testing, I still can't make heads or tails of it! The physiology of this enigmatic object is so unlike anything from Neopia that my instruments have been unable to deliver any accurate or helpful readings besides the traces of anti-matter they give off. - Dr. Landelbrot
"How odd! This is a strange little negg indeed... Well, we appreciate your help all the same!" - Kari the Negg Faerie
"Wish I could have been more help, but I'll stick around in case I can be of service! Not to mention the fact I am utterly fascinated by those strange objects! I do hope someone can get to bottom of this."
"No need to fret, you gave it your best Doctor. Although I'm not sure where we turn now..." - Mira the Space Faerie
"No need to worry, another curious specialist reached out saying he could help! We can expect him to arrive in just a few days!"
"Our new specialist should be here any moment!"
"Who is it this time? Jerdana?"
"No, she was unavailable... but our next expert is also familiar with the mystic arts! Apparently, he's a mage who's worked closely with King Skarl before."
"And what exactly did he work on?"
"A number of different projects, my esteemed Space Faerie! I've dabbled in Portal Research, a few years of teaching... and for the past few years, I've been studying ancient tomes to become an authority mystical on objects from different realms. Which is precisely why I'm the Neopet for this job!" - Magon
"Well, it's a pleasure to have your assistance Mr. Magon."
"We could use just about any help we could get at this point..."
"Not to worry. I am confident that I can identify these otherworldly objects after just a few days of comparing them with the books and notes I've compiled!"
Scene 5 & 6
"Mira, do you have a moment? It sounds like Magon has made some progress."
"Oh? Have you gotten to the bottom of our mystery?"
"I have, although my discovery was rather bittersweet. Regrettably, I don't believe these foreign objects are neggs at all. What we are dealing with here are incredibly dangerous Giant Space Fungus Spores!"
"You're sure it's a Giant Space Fungus? I've never seen Giant Space Fungus look anything like these before..."
"Yes, well, that's because they are still in an incubation period of course. I found a tome here that practically proves it! I'd rather not cause a panic, but we must dispose of these harmful spores immediately!"
"Maybe we should talk this over first..."
"Agreed! Even if these are dangerous spores, we are talking about living creatures here. I think we should sleep on things."
"Or seek a second opinion... Just to be sure."
"Well, I would like to urge you both to act with haste, but I suppose one more day couldn't hurt. I'm sure you two will come to the right decision."
"After thinking it over last night, I do think a second opinion might be a good idea."
"It certainly couldn't hurt. I'm not sold on Magon's hypothesis yet myself."
"Yes, no harm in exploring other avenues! Besides, we shouldn't be taking drastic measures until we are absolutely certain these are in fact Space Fungus spores. I'll ask around and see if anyone else could help us confirm Magon's suspicions..."
"Mira! Major Tippens has recommended someone who he thinks can help determine Magon's theory..."
"That's great! Why did you trail off like that?"
"I really think he could be helpful, but I'm worried you may not like his tactics, that's all. But please just promise me you'll give him a chance!"
"I will make no such promise...but if you really think we can trust him I will at least hear him out."
"Great! Orion, you can come in now!"
"Hello, it is a pleasure to meet you, oh wonderful Space Faerie. I am Orion O. Ophiuchus, my family and I have been great admirers of yours for generations."
"Oh, um, the pleasure is all mine...and please call me Mira. Did you say your last name was Ophiuchus? That sounds very familiar."
"Yes, my family has been a big name in the business of stars for many years, but sadly, nowadays, it has lost most of its familiarity around Neopia. Which is one of the reasons I am here! My family has passed down to me the great power of divining! Through my tarot cards I believe I can show someone as great as you the usefulness and power of my family's legacy!"
"Please take no offence, but I am already wary of the less scientific path we have been going down to identify these objects. And now that there is a possible safety risk if these do turn out to be spores, I don't know how comfortable I feel allowing someone who not only has something to prove handle these objects but someone who could possibly turn us down a path that is completely away from science."
"I assure you that is not my intention! I am also a man of science! You see, my family has shunned me for my scientific beliefs, but I believe that my cards can be a device in which we can be pointed in the right direction and then let science lead us the rest of the way! I strongly feel that as long as one does not reject the facts of science then there is no harm in looking towards other devices to help you! Isn't that how most scientific discoveries are made? By pushing the known limits!"
"Mira, I promise I would not have asked him to come all this way if I thought he would lead us down the wrong path! He's shared with me that he believes Magon's theory is not fully correct, and that there is still a way to safely find the answers we need!"
"Indeed! I do not even need to handle the objects, so there is little risk involved. Please just give me and my cards a day or so, and I believe I can help!"
"Alright fine! But the objects aren't leaving my site!""
"Okay, times up Orion. I heard Magon disappeared last night without a word...so I'm really hoping you have something to report."
"Indeed, I do! According to my findings, that Magon fellow's hypothesis was not a hundred percent accurate. I don't believe these objects to be related to the Giant Space Fungus as I get no warnings of mass change upon its awakening. But I do feel it is indeed alive."
"Wait? Are you saying these aren't neggs at all?"
"I'm unsure, to be honest, but it certainly looks like that may be the case."
"I have to admit I'm a little sad this isn't a great Negg discovery, but if they are alive then we need to help them! Are they okay? Do they need help?"
"Hold on! This is what I was afraid of. We are jumping to a lot of conclusions with no proof!"
"Oh, um, the pleasure is all mine...and please call me Mira. Did you say your last name was Ophiuchus? That sounds very familiar."
"You're right! I wouldn't feel comfortable giving any sort of definitive answer at this point. But I feel that I am close! I think we can safely find out more if I had help! The Festival-goer who has been here from the start seems highly invested in unlocking the truth behind these eggs. I bet if we were to give up right now, they would continue the search without us! It's that determination that I feel can give me the edge in foreseeing these mysterious objects' futures. If they play with the cards, I could collect their determined energy and use that power to get a better understanding of what steps we should take to further our knowledge on the matter!"
"I don't know. Is it wise to get others mixed up in this?"
"I think that's up to my lovely participant here! They keep coming back for more, so I think they are up for the task!"
"All they will have to do is play with the cards. I have a simple game in mind that should last long enough for me to gather the energy I need."
"Orion, please tell me that the game you played with my festival goer helped! If not, I don't think Mira would ever let me live it down!"
"I don't think I'll ever let you live this down no matter what happens! But to be honest, I'm feeling a little foolish myself as I've run out of ideas if this doesn't work out."
"You mean you're starting to believe this may work?!"
"That is not at all what I just said!"
"I'm sorry to interrupt, but with the extra energy I accumulated from the festival-seeker, I was able to do a much more in-depth reading, and I do believe I may have an answer you will both like!"
"Let's hear it!"
"Kari, I think it will please you to hear that these objects are ready to reveal themselves! However, I've sensed that the conditions to make this happen must first be met! To meet these conditions though, we must trust in the power of science to lead us the rest of the way! This is where you come in Mira!"
"I don't understand."
"My powers have brought me as far as we can go without the help of science! What conditions can you think of that these objects might need that they wouldn't find in the depths of space where you found them?"
"We don't have time for games. Just tell me."
"I don't have the answers. But the cards tell me you do! I was able to determine a possible direction for us to go, but you, and science, will lead us to the real answers!"
"...Oh! Oh! I have an idea! I'll need some time to get everything together, though."
"That's so unfair! Just tell us! Or at least tell me!"
"I don't even know if I'm right, so there's no way I'm explaining it all before I've put everything together. Just give me until tomorrow!"
Scene 10, Part 1
"Alright I've conversed with Dr. Landelbrot and he has helped me gather everything we need.
"Happy to lend a hand!"
"I'm eager to see what you two have devised!"
"Are you finally going to explain things to us now Mira?"
"The objects were in the vacuum of space, and yet they survived. If, going off the hypothesis that these are alive, then whatever is protecting them would of course be practically impossible for us to identify as, besides my magic, nothing on Neopia has the ability to survive space like that. So the time for testing is done. We must now go into the experimentation phase!"
"But if they are alive, we could hurt them!"
"Non-invasive experimentation! We will use what Orion said about conditions and gradually expose them to different kinds of conditions they would never experience in space. My working theory on the matter is that this protective layer around them will stay on and guard them against any dangers until the conditions are safe enough for them to awaken."
"Okay...but what if Margon is right and these are Giant Space Fungus spores, or worse?"
"Just like any good lab, we will take the necessary precautions! Dr. Landelbrot has helped us develop a new containment chamber that will allow us to test our mystery objects using different conditions while keeping them safely sealed away. And if that is not enough, we have many other fail-safes that at the very least will keep everyone on Neopia safe if things are to go wrong."
"Umm, but what about us if it goes wrong?"
"I was just joking! Do you really think I'd ever put you in danger?"
"...so what conditions are you going to expose them to first?"
"The one big thing they'd never have experienced floating around in space, gravity!"
"But isn't there some gravity here on the ship?"
"Not much. You see I am slowly rising the gravitational strength inside the chamber. We are actually about to hit Neopia's gravitational...wait something is happening!"
Scene 10, Part 2
"Petpets! I call dibs on naming this one! Just look at that adorable face...faces! I shall call you..."
"Hey no fair. I called dibs! Ugh, but that is the perfect name!"
"This is incredible. Just think about what this could mean for the discoveries of modern-day Neopia? Did these Petpets come from Neopia and adapt to space or the other way around? What would that mean about Neopia's natural Petpets? We have so much to learn from them!"
"Like if they give great cuddles! Let's hold them!"
"Wait, holding them could still very likely be deadly or at the very least dangerous. I can't risk either of us getting hurt...Hey, how about letting your festival-goer choose one to adopt. We could see how that goes first!"
"Hey now I can't risk their safety either!"
"Come on, you can tell they want to!"
"Well, I suppose they certainly earned it helping us get to the bottom of this mystery! Very well, which of these little space critters would you like to adopt?"
Scene 10, Part 3
"Okay great! They seem fine!"
"Mira, that was totally reckless!"
"Oh relax! I could already tell from the chambers' toxicology readings that the creatures were harmless! I just thought it would be funny to see you sweat a little!"
"Geez, you are going to be the death of me! So, now what? The festival isn't quite over yet, but we've found the answers you wanted."
"Well, I should still run a few more tests on these little guys so you are welcome to hang out until the festival ends!"
"I should be getting back to Neovia to spread the word, but it was a pleasure to meet both of you! I hope I have the good fortune of crossing paths with you two again someday."
"Before you go, I'd be remiss if I didn't thank you. Even though I had my reservations at first, I don't think we could have uncovered this mystery without your help! In the future, I'll try to keep a more open mind about how we can broaden the horizons of science through alternative avenues."
"Yes, well, it wasn't even a negg after all, so I guess I dragged you up here for nothing..."
"You mean you didn't like my company?"
"Oh, shut it...you know I did. I probably wouldn't have figured out what it really was without you anyway. So, thanks for all your help!"
"I'm always happy to help you! Speaking of which! I thought perhaps you should take this Bython with you! I know it must get lonely up in space, and they seem to do well up there so it could keep you company!"
"Thank you, it was nice of you to think of me... Having one with me will also let me continue my studies on them so I will take you up on that! You know, I was thinking I might actually come back with you to Neopia for a short time."
"You want to keep hanging out?!"
"What? No... I just have been meaning to talk to Illusen recently. She's been wanting to see me to talk about a possible pollution problem, and with all the smog I've been seeing in the atmosphere recently, I figured this was as good as time as any to finally go see her and discuss it."
"Mhm suuure! Sounds to me like you just don't want to be rid of me quite yet!"
"Whatever, let's just go!"
"Before we head out, I wanted to thank you as well! Not only were you an active participant in this year's Festival of Neggs, you were also an instrumental part in the discovery of the Bython! I'm sure Professor J. Kugar will be green with envy once he hears the news, well, greener... Regardless I hope you had a wonderful time and will be joining me again wherever the festival takes us next year!"
"Oh, and by the way Kari, I've been meaning to ask you about this interesting photo I came across..."
"Where did you find that? I mean, um, weren't we about to leave? We can't leave Illusen waiting now, can we? Bye everyone!"
At the end of the Negg Festival, extra prizes were handed out to everyone who participated in the event.
|Collected at least one negg|
|Collected all neggs|
Astronaut Kari Charm
Polar Lights Negg
Solar Flare Negg
|Collected all neggs on release day|
In addition to these item prizes, everyone who participated was awarded the Festival of Neggs Site Theme as well as the following avatar.
Awarded for finding at least one negg during the Festival of Neggs 2023.
⬳⋅ ⋅ ⋅ Bython Brood
Hop & Dye Neggs NC component. This event will run from April 27th until May 22nd. To unlock the prizes you will need Dyeing Passes, which you can buy in the NC Mall.
Hop & Dye Pass 1-Pack
Hop & Dye Pass - Easter in Virtupets Negg
Hop & Dye Pass - Snowbunnies in Space Negg
Hop & Dye Pass - Constellation Negg
Hop & Dye Pass 15-Pack