The Book of Ages



Varia works for Queen Fyora as a form of quartermaster in the castle, often flying about to fetch supplies. One day, she accidentally crashed into a still floating part of Faerieland and discovered a Faerie trapped in stasis. When she was freed, Varia joined the Faerie in rebuilding a New Faerieland, and opened up a General Store there.


She's alive!
Hi, [player name], I'm Varia! It's lucky I accidentally crashed into your house and found you, or who knows how long you'd have been here.
Oh, haha, nothing! Let's get started on this game!
Oh no, here it comes...
This must be a lot to take in...
Did it work?
Don't worry. I can run in and grab something if you don't mind.
Oh, wow [player name]! I found this Faerieland Jersey. Did you ever see them play?
Oh, right... Sorry!
That doesn't really narrow it down. Faerieland almost always loses.
Well... They've gotten 4th place twice but went back to dead last again the year after and have been floating in the bottom ever since.
Really? I can have it?
I'll be sure to make some good memories with it. Maybe Faerieland will win the next one.
You alright? You've got a bit of a serious face on all of a sudden.
What do you mean?
What about... the City Hidden in the Clouds? Since it was literally... hidden in the clouds, and I crashed into it.
You sure have an interesting way of coping --- I mean, shouldn't you relax instead of running around like a Gallion? You must have a lot going on!
It sure is something! And so are you! How are you doing? Ready for a break?
Oh no, don't tell me.
I've only been watching, and I'm so exhausted it feels like I just finished a game of Meerca Chase! I don't know how you're doing all this, but if this is what you want, then I'm with you all the way!
Except not like in the physically helping sort of way, of course. I wouldn't want to get in the way of all your hard work!
If it means you taking a break, I'm all for it!
I was already planning to so, of course, I'll stay!
What do you think you'll do with the place?
Oh wow, it's looking like a whole new house! You're doing a great job!
Sorry! I'm so sorry...
Let me at least help you repair it! It's the least I can do.
Good as new!
I'm sorry! When she sets her mind on something, there's really no talking her out of it.
She hasn't been inside yet. That's the one thing that's been hard for her.
Why's that?
Hey! Don't worry about it! I'm happy to be here. Plus, I wouldn't leave you all alone like that!
I know!
Oh wow, your house really is filthy!
I'm just messing with you! Don't worry. It'll be okay. Plus, you've got me as moral support!
Haha, no problem. I was kind of hoping you'd ask. Means less cleaning for me! I'll be outside cheering you on!
Awwww, what a cutie!
Did you find who you were looking for?
That's great! Let me guess, you want to get started right away?
How early we talking?
Sure, sure... but why am I up?
What about the Neolodge?
Then just start building her a house.
Oh! I'm not very good at goodbyes... I am going to fly on home to Neopia Central, not that you've got company joining you.
You don't have to do anything to convince me! I just wanted to see what you'd say. I wasn't really planning on leaving.
What's the matter?
Haha, is that all? You had me worried! Just cause I have my own room now doesn't mean I can't come to hang out all the time with you! Including sleepovers!
I didn't even know there was a 'this side of town!' How is this possible?
This is amazing! We have to send word to Queen Fyora right away! This could change everything!
It's okay. This is why you have me around! I'll send a message to the Queen right away! For now, you two can stay focused on building the shop.
Wow, Queen Fyora. You are handling seeing this place a lot better than I did.
Oh wow, then it really is old!
I am going to stick around!
Don't worry about it! You've had a lot going on!
Yeah, let Tia know!
I feel so too!
Hey, I saw that pondering face before! It's alright. We weren't talking about anything you didn't already know.
Oh, my bad! I guess I didn't tell you that. I just thought it was obvious since she left me here. I didn't think about how you've had a lot on your plate and probably would overlook details like that.
Nonsense! We're in this together and have all the time in the world to talk! For now, I'm just enjoying watching this island grow!
Totally! I'm sure Tia has some pretty interesting stories too!
Wow, Tia, you sure have a lot of stuff. Where is it all coming from?
Wow, you design and sell? I knew you were cool!
There's not a lot of mud up here, though.
Like THE Calabrus? How? Why?
What do we do now? Shouldn't we look into how that artefact got here?
You have no idea!
What's the matter? You scared of the dark?
Oh, [player name]... I'm sorry!
I'm glad you'll be living here with us, Tia!
There she goes! I knew there wouldn't be a break after this.
You two have fun with that, but I'm sleeping in!
Yeah, yeah, that's nice and all, but I'm still confused about how you two managed to convinced me to come out here this early.
Well, I'd volunteer... but I don't wanna!
Maybe we should get a miniature Naia to put in it!
Looks like we got to break them in!
Hey, [player name]? I have a question... but don't feel like you have to answer, alright?
How is it you can recall so much about Faerieland? Like what the Rainbow Fountain is, or how plants can't naturally grow in the sky...
I'm sorry if that was rude or anything!
I'm sorry I took what was supposed to be a relaxing moment and turned it stressful.
Why would a house need a coat? It's not even that cold out.
I know!
A very stylish house indeed!
Aww, you're no fun!
Oh! 'WINDOW shopping' I get it now! That's a good one!
You two head on inside! I'm going to go for my daily flight!
Maybe if I have time... I'm just kidding! Of course, Ill be by again!
That sure looks good!
Just now! I smelt something delicious and just followed my nose.
Don't mind if I do!
Oh, I'm the one that found it! Well, kind of... but anyway, it's where I call home now!
Yeah, I know... that's what I just said.
I knew we'd get around to it, no sweat!
Night! Don't stress yourself out too much tonight, [player name]!
You bet! Also, thanks for letting me sleep in a bit this time!
I was thinking about that, and I was hoping we could start on something else first.
Well, I've been kind of wanting to start a General Store here on the island! I could have a place to sell you and the other islanders some knickknacks and general supplies.
Yeah, if you don't mind! I was also hoping you could create a new spot for it like you did for Tia!
I'm sure! Let's do this!
Holy... I can't believe I just did that! Did you just see that? That was wild!
Oh, right! That was incredible! Oof, my head is spinning...
I think so... just really tired now.
What about you?
But you've barely rested!
You know that you can fly, right? Just go over that way.
Careful, make sure that they aren't a Cirrus or something! You wouldn't want to hurt a poor little petpet like that!
Not really, to be honest. I want it to stand out from the other General Store, though! I like the idea of just letting you do you so that each new thing will be a surprise for me!
That tracks! I'll even help!
That's good! I need all the help I can get when it comes to seeing. I wouldn't want to crash into anything!
Thanks, that's one of my best attributes!
Confusing but cool! I feel like that describes me well!
I have a few roof puns, but they'd just go over your head!
Hey, I was gonna make that joke!
Yeah, you really smashed it!
I don't know about that, but I for sure don't want to! It would be a waste to ruin such a great door!
Wait! I have to pay for the other stuff?
Haha, yeah, I know! I was just messing with you!
I guess it's kind of complicated... would you like the long version or the short version? For it all to make sense, I have to go back to how I even started working for the Queen. I first came to Faerieland a few years ago to train and compete in flying races. I soon become one of the best, not to brag, of course! My speed apparently caught the attention of the Queen, and she asked if I wanted a job. I became a sort of quartermaster and made sure the castle was stocked up with anything they might need. And, if we ever didn't have something, I'd use my top-notch speed to get it as fast as possible. It was a fun job, and one I did really well! And ever since I've been here, I've kind of missing being useful in that way. So, I thought, why not start up something similar up here!
I know it will be!
Sweet! I've actually got a few ideas for that! Tia helped me come up with them, but we couldn't decide. She saod ypu were good with this sort of stuff, so I've chosen a few and would like you to surprise me with what you think is best!
Totally! Tia was right. You're magic in more ways than one!
Only you could be excited about watching paint dry!
How about we just widdle it down by colour first and go from there!
You're still thinking about all the other choices, aren't you?
Are we about to watch more paint dry?
Okay, now this I can get behind!
Nah, I've ordered a ton of merchandise! Don't want to risk us running out of anything, you know!
Yeah! I can't believe it was that fast! How'd you get all my merchandise here?
It's your magic, isn't it?
Now for one of those big fridges!
Don't worry. I'm not gonna get into Jorett's territory with all kinds of food. Just like the Shopkeeper in Neopia Central, I need to make sure I have a little bit of everything. Including snacks and drinks!
No, sorry. I won't be much help in the memory department. I only came to Faerieland after... the accident.
Yeah, well, before that, I guess I just didn't feel like I could... I almost didn't come once Faerieland fell. But my drive for competition drove me! And I'm so glad I did!
No, I don't. I'm sorry!
Even with a clock, I might! But I'm all wound up to see what kind you pick.
The only way this clock could be better is if it talked! 'Cause then it could tell me the time!
Ah, yes! A brave mat indeed!
Some lights!
I agree! It would be hard to restock at night with no lights!
Holy cow! This is fantastic! I can't wait to start! You know, after I rest in my own home! Hint hint!
Okay, how does half-past-noon sound?
Ha, fine! I'll meet you earlier!
I should've guessed you'd beat me here! Come on, let's get building!
Here seems good!
These are awesome! I can't believe I didn't think of something like this!
That's a good idea!
The more colour, the better!
You can always be more colourful!
Sweet! I need a steady foundation! One that can withstand my power!
I feel very supported already!
I doubt such a roof exists!
Now that's an awesome roof! I still think I could take it, though! Not that I'd want to ruin it!
Oh yeah, I guess we kinda glossed over that detail when the Queen unfroze you. Let's see... It's not too complicated, but do you want to know the backstory behind it or just a quick explanation? While I loved working for the Queen, I always felt cramped up in the castle. So, each day I would stretch my wings by flying all around. It was like any other day, except that I had wanted to beat my personal record in speed and distance... so I may have been a little careless. I didn't think, I just flew. Faster and faster right through clouds. I was about to hit my record, and then BAM! I was flying through a cloud one moment and then in your living room the next! I then immediately went and got the Queen.
Now that you mention it, that wasn't my typical flying path. I don't really know why I chose to fly there that day... I just felt drawn to it. But I'm sure glad I did!
This was a great choice! How'd you pick it?
How can a window be expressive?
Now that's some expressive windows! I feel like they are bursting with emotion!
Yeah, wouldn't want it falling off!
It's already shut.
But now I just want to look at its beauty!
Yeah. Why do you ask?
I guess, but why look a gift Uni in the mouth? Let's just be happy it happened!
Umm, okay. But how?
Uh, sure...
I don't think anything happened.
So what does that mean?
So what does this mean? Was it actually some sort of magic that pulled me here? Why?
We'll figure this out together! Besides, what I'm hearing is that we are just more connected than we thought. And I, for one, enjoy that!
That's the spirit! Now let's finish this house!
You're gonna have to help me remember to check this!
You're gonna have to help me remember to check this!
You know what I enjoy? Your endearing look on life!
You okay?
You know we can take a break or something if you want!
Alright, you and your painting skills have won me over! Let's keep going!
Maybe, but let's keep some other options in mind!
They were comfy! Maybe we can use the same mattress but just redecorate it!
I love it! Way more me, but it still has the nice slight indent I made in my mattress!
Like I want to jump on that bed and see how high I can go!
Haha, yeah, you might be right about that!
I feel like you still would!
You shouldn't have! I love it, thank you!
Me too!
I love that you think of things like that! You know... it might have been a good idea to put new lights in right away.
Yeah, it'll need to be big too cause I bet I'll be over at Tia's shop all the time!
It more than works! It's the best!
I know, how dare you! Joking! But I'm down for a rug!
Totally! It would be super helpful for when I have a guest over, too!
This is the best thing I could've hoped for!
Now we've got a little surprise for you!
Well, what you've done for us means a lot! You're really special to us, and we wanted you to know that!

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