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Posted by chimp_chicken_fish on 3rd of July 2011 at 08:43 AM NST
Hello and welcome to another blazing day in the heat of Altador. In fact, here's the weather report for Altador:

Today is the 3rd day of Swimming, Y13

Today's Weather: fairly warm
Average temperature today is 23 degrees C (75 degrees F)

A bearable temperature! That's good. Well, now the weather report is over with, time for our match report for Day 32 (July 2nd) of the Altador Cup. For some reason we've randomly chosen the theme of the report to be in the form of game analogies *shrugs*:

If you've ever played Ugga Smash you'll know there are four cars that smash each other up in a destruction derby type setting, and a Grarrl that comes along to nom those cars to eliminate them from the game. Think of the four cars as the four Altador Cup games (Yooyuball, Slushie Slinger, Make Some Noise and Shootout Showdown) and consider that the contenders are Team Tyrannia and Team Moltara. Remember the Grarrl that eats the cars? That was Team Tyrannia in this scenario. It was game over for Team Moltara as Tyrannia left nothing to salvage by sweeping the Moltarans in yesterday's match. Sorry, Moltara, but Tyrannia is not known for paying off the costs of damages.

Team Kreludor certainly Spacerocked! Team Roo Island by winning Yooyuball, Slushie Slinger and Make Some Noise. The Rooligans rolled the Deadly Dice, though, and turned Shootout Showdown into a draw. The problem with throwing rocks or books or other heavy objects at another team only spells trouble, leaving Roo Island with a messed up locker room and an angry manager. Run, Kreludor, run before the lawsuit catches up!

The only Tubular Kiko Racing Team Kiko Lake managed to succeed in was in Make Some Noise. Team Brightvale was the one on shore, firing the arrows to pop the rubber ring as the Kikos hurtled down the rapids at breakneck speeds. Strike one: Brighvale won Yooyuball. Strike two: Brightvale won Slushie Slinger. Strike three: Brightvale won Shootout Showdown and Kiko Lake was left clinging onto driftwood to get them home.

It was a bit like Attack of the Revenge when Team Maraqua went against Team Haunted Woods yesterday... But instead of pirates invading the ships it was the undead. Maraqua managed to fend for themselves by winning Yooyuball, Make Some Noise and Shootout Showdown, but some pesky Halloween Neopians managed to claw their way on deck to take Slushie Slinger. No one expected a spooky inquisition!

It was like the old Invasion of Meridell, but this time with pirates! Team Meridell had to defend their games like never before against the brute force of Team Krawk Island, and got away with draws in Yooyuball and Shootout Showdown. But never fear, fair knights, because this is a battle you won! Yes, with full reinforcements, the pirates were driven out as the Meridellians won Slushie Slinger and Make Some Noise! Huzzah!

Gormball... nah
Frumball... as if
Zurroball... YEAH!!!
Yooyuball... WHOO HOO, Team Virtupets win!
Yep, Team Virtupets won Yooyuball AND Make Some Noise against Team Darigan Citadel. But the Darigans were on the ball in Slushie Slinger, enough so to end that in a draw, and no one tries to steal their Orb! In an act of revenge, the Darigans unleashed their last trick-shot and secured the win in Shootout Showdown!

Team Lost Desert was WAY ahead in The Great Desert Race, with two players at the finishing line they won Yooyuball and Make Some Noise. Trailing behind but not without an upstanding Snowball Fight, Team Terror Mountain battled through all the traps and misdirections to win Make Some Noise and Shootout Showdown. Now whoever hid Tomos in the sand had better dig him up or Nabile won't be happy!

Team Altador was absolutely fascinated by the colourful Faerie Bubbles, and that distraction was plenty to secure Team Faerieland a window of opportunity to get those needed wins in Yooyuball and Shootout Showdown. But once the gladiators had got bored of watching bubbles in the air, they withdrew their secret weapon... an ultimate mop! With a swift Mop 'n' Bop, Team Altador cleansed their way with wins in Slushie Slinger and Make Some Noise. No muddy pawprints through this stadium!

Princess Terrana: Greetings, fair Neopians! It is an honour to sit here today with King Altador to watch the Altador Cup games. Honestly, you have no idea how long it took me to convince my father (the Emperor of Shenkuu) to let me come here. He will let me risk my life on a mountain but not to watch the most famous sporting event in all of Neopia! It is outrageous. I eventually convinced him that it would be good for our family name if we made an appearance. Anyway, go Team Shenkuu for causing some recent upsets with their opponents! The confusion tactic, I like it! Team Mystery Island was an equal opponent in Yooyuball, gaining a draw most honourably. My homeland's team picked up the pace in Slushie Slinger and Make Some Noise. Fabulous work, my friends, show no mercy! Mystery Island's Forward was a little bit quicker than our Captain Grelinek and they won Shootout Showdown in the end. Either way, it was a wonderful match and I thank you for inviting me here. Now, if you want a break from the matches, why not play some Shenkuu Warrior II or Search For Princess Lunara (my sister)? Or you could nip into Shenkuu, it's only next-door to Altador, after all. Fair-be-well.

Thanks, Terrana! Let's hope that the Emperor is more lenient with you in the future. Next time in the VIP Booth will be... the Extreme Potato Counter dude. Rock on!

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