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Posted by chimp_chicken_fish on 25th of June 2011 at 11:30 AM NST
Welcome to Day 25 of the Altador Cup tournament where there are Weewoos-a-plenty as we all celebrate the 500th issue of the Neopian Times! *Applauds* Even some of our own staff here at SunnyNeo were able to share in the 500th issue celebrations - yay! So in light of this milestone, in honour of TNT's long-running newspaper, this match report for Day 24 (June 24th) is dedicated to the Neopian Times.

The first sweep of the day went to Team Kreludor who stopped the presses to maintain their foothold high up in the ranks. "I'm quite into sending Neomails," Captain Derlyn Fonnet of Kreludor said cheerfully. "As you all know, I'm friends with Brains Mortigan. He's quite a good writer." Team Altador, who sadly won no games yesterday, relaxed after their match with the Neopian Times. "I enjoy reading the articles in the Times. It's a good way to wake up," Lyvon Cibaire informed us.

Team Haunted Woods revelled in orange and black confetti showers as they won Yooyuball, Slushie Slinger and Shootout Showdown. Zo Junior of the Spooky Squad said, "Brains is pretty literate, it's scary, especially as he only has a one-word vocabulary! I personally prefer looking at the comics in the NT." Their opponents, Team Virtupets, were thunderstruck from the results but salvaged a draw in Make Some Noise. "I have no idea what happened!" Captain Keetra Deile of Virtupets gasped in disbelief. "How did they beat us?!" She immediately started to wonder whether some witchcraft had taken place. Zo told her to stop being jealous. Keetra whacked him with the thick-paged 500th issue of the Neopian Times to tell him off.

The knights of Meridell were full of cheers after winning Yooyuball, Slushie Slinger and Shootout Showdown against Team Moltara. "It's good reports all the way for us Meridellians!" Gregorio Maille cried, shaking the hands of his fans. Team Moltara was able to celebrate, too, as they managed to slightly elevate themselves away from last place in the standings with a win in Make Some Noise. Captain Aldric Beign said, "Our fans have a right to celebrate! We're getting better at the tournament!"

The legendary battle between ninjas and pirates could be heard for miles around the Colosseum grounds, but there was only one sound victor. Team Krawk Island roared victoriously as they won Yooyuball and Shootout Showdown. Ex-Captain "Dasher" Soley dropped in to say hello. "Have yeh seen th'number o' Weewoos lately?! Rumour has it it has somethin' t'do with th' five-hundredth issue of the Neopian Times. I like th' Neopian Times... it makes a good sleepin' mask." Team Shenkuu redeemed some footing with draws in Slushie Slinger and Make Some Noise. Captain Mirsha Grelinek of Shenkuu said playfully, "Dasher wouldn't know good literature if it whacked him upside the head! I enjoy the art of calligraphy, it's quite therapeutic."

Team Tyrannia is familiar with stone etchings and cave drawings. They even have their own version of the Neopian Times; the Ugga Ugg Times. Captain Loryche said after the match when they won Yooyuball and Slushie Slinger, "Ugga Ugg Times is fun to read." Team Kiko Lake took Make Some Noise and Shootout Showdown yesterday but congratualted the Neopian Times staff for running such a great newspaper. "Hey, editor, can we please have some more stories about Kikos?" Meela Kitah asked innocently. "You guys rock, Kiko-style!"

There was some faerie magic present when Team Faerieland forced a tie in Yooyuball and Slushie Slinger against the icy Team Terror Mountain. "Oh my favourite part of the NT has to be the series!" Ciona Broan from Faerieland chimed excitedly. "I especially like the stories about Faerieland. Neopians are very talented." Terror Mountain swirled in on a cloud of snowflakes as they won Make Some Noise and Shootout Showdown in the updraft. "I like the editorial personally," Captain Prytariel said, holding her copy of the 500th issue. "It's very informative."

The scholars of Team Brightvale know all-too-well the satisfaction of a darn good read! "Oh yes, the Neopian Times every week makes a wonderful way to stimulate those braincells before taking to the Yooyuball field," Captain "Squeaky" Tressif said jovially. He has reason to be upbeat because his team won Yooyuball against Team Darigan Citadel! But the Darigans were not too put-off by this loss because they had a support game sweep to pick them up. "Sorry, Shaye, your comic didn't get into the 500th issue," Kep Bonnefie told her teammate apologetically. Tandrak Shaye shrugged, saying, "Oh well, I only drew it in like five minutes. There are far more talented artists in the world."

GOOD NIGHT!"They brought mr. Coconut back!!!" Teylor Nix from Team Mystery Island exclaimed as he ran through the Colosseum with his copy of the Neopian Times. The match results were a different story, though, as Mystery Island drew Yooyuball with the hardy Team Roo Island. "The comics!" Team Roo Island cried in unison after being asked what their favourite part of Neopia's best selling newspaper was. And it was a colourful finish for the Rooligans as they won Slushie Slinger. The Mystery Islanders took the overall win by smashing Make Some Noise and Shootout Showdown.

Isca: Greetings from Maraqua! I am so, so sorry for not being able to talk in the VIP Booth earlier but I am back to full health now! Congratulations to the Neopian Times for running for 500 issues! That's incredible. Well, it was a wonderful for Team Maraqua as I saw them win Yooyuball in the stadium. I've never seen Yooyuball before but it reminds me of when I used to chase little fish around in the ocean as a child. I wasn't sure what the Slushie Slinging contest was but apparently that ended in a draw against Team Lost Desert, so that's okay. I think our luck ran out, though, because the Lost Desert won Make Some Noise and Shootout Showdown. My sister Caylis probably predicted the losses but nevermind. I'm sure we will pick up the pace before the Finals! Fairwell, my friends, I've got some shell collecting to do!

Thank you, Isca! Next time in the VIP Booth will be... Igneot from Igneot's Cave in Moltara.

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