The Book of Ages

Daily Dare

Introduction

The Daily Dare is an recurring event (normally annual, but it has skipped a year in the past) based around gaming on Roo Island. AAA normally sets challenges of beating scores in certain Neopian Games, as does his sister Abigail. Their cousin Lulu also sometimes gets involved. An additional cast of characters appear in various years - although normally the Daily Dare event lacks story, much like the Games Master's Challenge that AAA also runs, some years have come along with more substance.

Story

2008

This year began with AAA and Abigail playing games as usual when the pair were kidnapped from their homes and dragged through a forest to a mysterious castle. There, they were thrown in a dungeon outfitted with gaming equipment, and forced to play games for days on end - the only hope of release, they feared, would be if people on the outside managed to defeat AAA's high scores. All the while they were guarded by a Wocky named Scram, who seemed to be so insane that he would play games against himself.

Roothless

Eventually, the Neopian public played enough to secure the release of the pair - but not without a twist. Their captor revealed himself at last - King Roothless. He believed himself to be the best gamer in all of Neopia, and captured AAA in order to have him challenge Neopians and discover those who were the best at playing games - to those, he offered one final challenge to prove who was better, him or them. He threw magical dust over AAA, Abigail, and Scram, teleporting them inside a game that they would need to escape in order to be released. Thankfully, the Neopian public proved better, and the duo were freed and returned home.

2012

To celebrate the year's Daily Dare, King Roo remodeled the Games Room on Roo Island to work even better than before. Unfortunately, some parts appeared to have been installed upside down, and it made a strange whirring noise. He decided it was for the best to close it down while it was fixed, but AAA disagreed - not wanting to let his Daily Dare be ruined, he reactivated the machine. Unfortunately, this resulted in strange bugs appearing in the Games Room, slowly growing in number until they began to cover Roo Island, peaking at 6,714,556. Abigail asked Lulu to investigate, King Roo having gone missing.

King Roo

After finding King Roo's diary, Lulu followed a lead to Neopia Central and Dr. Clodbottle. After discovering that Clodbottle had no idea what species of Petpetpets the bugs on Roo Island were, King Roo seemed to have disappeared. Lulu stopped by the bookstore, discovering that King Roo had picked up a repair manual. She then got caught in an impromptu pillow fight, and noticed a clue that suggested the King may have visited the Alien Aishas. She sneaked onboard their mothership, discovering that they had briefly interrogated him before releasing him back at the Neolodge. There, he had followed a lead north, hoping that Donny would be able to repair the Games Room.

Lulu followed the trail north, finding Valin ransacking Donny's shop. Valin had pretended to be Donny's assistant when King Roo visited, giving him a map to find a mechanic. After following Valin back to the Thieves Guild hideout, she learned that King Roo was spotted heading to Shenkuu - where he was taking part in a Godori tournament. Lulu got there too late, but learned he had taken a ship west.

Lulu pursued King Roo down to Moltara, where she found him with Tangor. Tangor had designed a device to reduce the noise of the new games room, hoping that it would no longer attract the strange bugs to the island. With it installed, Lulu set about rounding up the remaining bugs, and AAA completed his Daily Dare.

2013

This year, AAA decided to attend summer camp at Camp Wannamakeagame with Lulu. Still wanting to hold a Daily Dare tournament, Abigail was joined by AAA's more popular classmate, Chadley. Abigail, having secretly admired Chadley, was more than happy about this arrangement. However, as time went on, Abigail realised just how self-absorbed Chadley really was, and came to wish that AAA was there instead.

Camp Wannamakeagame

Eventually, AAA showed up from camp early, and confronted Chadley. With the help of his robotic hover chair, AAA overcame him, and sent him flying into the ocean near Roo Island. With Chadley gone, AAA helped Abigail finish the Daily Dare.

2016

After two and a half years without running a Daily Dare, the event finally returned with Abigail organising the event to cure what she thought was AAA's depression. In fact, AAA had secluded himself on returning from Camp Wannamakeagame in order to work on Project X. The pair stayed in the Royal Neopian Neolodge hotel while playing games across the planet.

Abigail's plan worked, as this greatly improved AAA's mood as he found the Daily Dare helped him complete Project X. Lulu, meanwhile, in an effort to find out what Project X was, began breaking into rooms in the Royal Neopian in the hopes of finding the plans. Some months later, it turned out Project X was in fact a new game by AAA - AAA's Revenge.

Before the event began, AAA and Abigail had a conversation on April 8th on Roo Island:

April 8th's Dialogue
April 8th's Dialogue
April 8th's Dialogue

On April 9th, this was followed by another conversation:

April 9th's Dialogue
April 9th's Dialogue

On April 10th, another conversation followed:

April 10th's Dialogue

Again, on April 11th, there was another snippet of dialogue:

April 11th's Dialogue
April 11th's Dialogue
April 11th's Dialogue

Finally, on the day the Daily Dare started, April 12th, Abigail had one more thing to say:

April 12th's Dialogue

Once the Daily Dare began, the pair continued to talk on certain days. On April 13th, they had this to say:

April 13th's Dialogue
April 13th's Dialogue
April 13th's Dialogue

This was followed by another immediately after on April 14th:

April 14th's Dialogue
April 14th's Dialogue
April 14th's Dialogue

Later, on April 19th, the pair continued to talk:

April 19th's Dialogue
April 19th's Dialogue
April 19th's Dialogue

April 25th saw another update:

April 25th's Dialogue

The next update came on April 28th:

April 28th's Dialogue
April 28th's Dialogue
April 28th's Dialogue

AAA also started to draw on the map, first by adding an image of the Yoyo he previously mentioned:

April 28th's Map Update

The next day, April 29th, AAA drew a trophy on the map:

April 29th's Map Update

On May 1st, AAA had something else to say:

May 1st's Dialogue

He also decided to write his initials over a portion of the map:

May 1st's Map Update

With the final challenge on May 2nd, AAA had more to say:

May 2nd's Dialogue
May 2nd's Dialogue

After the event ended on May 3rd, Lulu approached AAA about Project X:

May 3rd's Dialogue
May 3rd's Dialogue
May 3rd's Dialogue
May 3rd's Dialogue

2017

After the success of AAA's Revenge, AAA went off to college. Chadley returned, intending to steal the event while he was away. However, Lulu investigated and discovered that he had in fact been cheating every single day of the event. Abigail and Lulu revealed this at a press conference, disgracing Chadley in public.

The dialogue began on Roo Island on March 16th between Abigail and Chadley:

March 16th's Dialogue
March 16th's Dialogue

Lulu then got involved on March 17th:

March 17th's Dialogue
March 17th's Dialogue

On March 18th, Abigail and Lulu got together to discuss things:

March 18th's Dialogue
March 18th's Dialogue

On March 19th, Abigail and Lulu continued their conversation:

March 19th's Dialogue
March 19th's Dialogue

On March 20th, Abigail and Lulu discovered Chadley's plan, and the conversation moved to the Daily Dare page between Chadley and Abigail:

March 20th's Dialogue
March 20th's Dialogue
March 20th's Dialogue
March 20th's Dialogue
March 20th's Dialogue

On March 22nd, Abigail and Chadley continued to spar:

March 22nd's Dialogue
March 22nd's Dialogue
March 22nd's Dialogue

On March 23rd, Abigail and Chadley talked again:

March 23rd's Dialogue
March 23rd's Dialogue
March 23rd's Dialogue

On both March 25th and 26th, an error caused text from 2016's Daily Dare to appear - featuring AAA. It is unknown if this replaced Abigail/Chadley dialogue that was meant to appear. Chadley and Abigail returned to normal service on March 31st. However, at this point TNT linked to a broken image in Chadley's portion of the dialogue, making it appear blank:

March 31st's Dialogue
March 31st's Dialogue
March 31st's Dialogue

On April 2nd, Abigail and Chadley continued to fight:

April 2nd's Dialogue
April 2nd's Dialogue
April 2nd's Dialogue

On April 6th, again Abigail and Chadley continued to fight:

April 6th's Dialogue
April 6th's Dialogue

On April 10th, the event came to a close, and Chadley held his press conference with a special appearance by News-A-Roo:

April 10th's Dialogue
April 10th's Dialogue
April 10th's Dialogue
April 10th's Dialogue
April 10th's Dialogue
April 10th's Dialogue
April 10th's Dialogue

Participation

The exact requirements for each Daily Dare vary year to year, but normally it involves sending a score higher than the one AAA or Abigail post in a specific game for that day (Abigail's scores being lower than AAA's). Jellyneo has guides to all past AAA challenges released so far.

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