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When?
Who?
How?
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Hey! Welcome to my World Page. Does that sound cool? Anyway, this is probably gonna be incoherent rambling, mostly, but basically, the goal of this page is to describe the universe in which my characters reside, and divide my characters based on how they relate to that universe, henceforth referred to as the Alli_Draggian Universe, or ADU for short. I'll try to keep this page as coherent as possible, but rambling may be ahead, so tread with caution. This page contains both my original fiction work and my theories and interpretation of canon Neopia, as well as links to all of my characters, even the non-canon ones.

Original Work

Stuff which, as far as I know, has not been conjured up by anybody other than me. It's the setting for my primary plotline, a work of "suburban fantasy", as I like to call it. It's got Pokemon Go, weird science, the impending end of the world, teenagers with attitude, superpowered fight scenes, a kid with too many legs, office bureaucracy, and lots of other fun stuff.

Where?

The Cosmos

Where things happen on a dimensional scale.

Veritan Dimensional System

This dimensional system is the one in which Dragga resides, and where the action happens with my original fiction characters. Distortion and Veritas are the two dimensions it contains, and they intersect through rifts. Augmentation is a metaphysical plane that goes "over" the two dimensions. It can't be physically accessed, but animum signals can be sent to and from it. The dimensional structure can be visualized like this. This illustration isn't to scale in any way, it's just a symbolic representation. Click to view at original size.



Veritas

The "real world" for my Dragga-based characters, a mostly balanced dimension ruled by Pheriana and Xinonix. This dimension stays within cosmic balance, and is a generally nice place. Strange things may happen here sometimes, but it isn't a total wasteland or anything. The amount of animum in this dimension, under normal circumstances, allows for very rare instances of fantastic powers and dimensional rifts. Minor animum manipulation for use in weapons and technology is common. Most residents are aware of animum's existence but don't think of it as majorly impacting their lives.

Distortion

A dark world, ruled by the Degenerate. Natural disasters are common, and most regions and cities don't interact with each other. Most of the land is wilderness filled with chaos entities that may be either entities created by the Degenerate or the result of Veritan entities who settled Distortion in the past adapting to the strange conditions there. Filled with isolationist suburbs, cities ravaged by disease or natural disasters, and primitive villages, every day is a struggle to survive and pretty much anything sane or pure doesn't survive long. Strange and chaotic things manifest here because due to the absence of an Incarnation of Order, there are no limits on how much animum an entity can carry. This results in abnormal mental states and abilities as entities gather distorted animum.

Augmentation

A pseudo-dimension that functions as a conversion point for animum signals across dimensional systems. It is unknown what created it, how exactly it works, or whether it has Incarnations of Order or Chaos. All animum that is channeled into ideas, concepts, or characters goes here. If a dimension has sufficient animum to breach Augmentation's membranes, the animum-encoded things contained in Augmentation are converted to fit that dimension's animum and can be accessed as mental states or visual and auditory media. Due to the change in animum encoding when something transfers from Augmentation into another dimension, physical objects or solid animum projections can not be directly transferred. However, in dimensions where Incarnation is possible, concepts from Augmentation can Incarnate using those dimensions' animum.

The primary place Augmentation is used in Alli_Draggian Universe media is to allow for digital media that's recognizable to you, the presumably Insulan reader. Veritas residents can tap into signals from Insula and access them in the form of webpages, with the contributed animum converted into digital data. This allows for Draggites, if they choose, to access Insulan pop culture and other resources, most often computer software.

Insulan Dimensional System

It's boring, but the person writing down these observations lives there so it's worth mentioning. It has no connection to the Veritan or any other system save through Augmentation. Due to differences in animum encoding, it is impossible to physically travel between dimensional systems.

Insulas

The one that you, unfortunately, live in. It contains Earth and its surrounding universe. Animum doesn't really work here. All living beings have it as with all dimensions, but it's not particularly powerful and there isn't enough of it to go around to be able to physically manifest Incarnations or do anything else of interest. Its Incarnations of Order and Chaos are nowhere to be found, although some belief systems may have been built on interpretations of them. No dimensional rifts have occurred that can be observed. Due to the low animum level for the system, it can be assumed that Insulas is the only dimension in its system. It can sometimes receive extradimensional signals coming through Augmentation in the form of ideas or written or spoken media, but most residents don't recognize them as such, interpreting them as works of fiction. Most residents are not aware of animum's existence in any form.

Save as a source of digital data for Draggite use, Insulas is not relevant to Alli_Draggian canon. It and its relationship with Augmentation are solely used for the stories of alli_draggy and EE, which are less fictional stories and more coping mechanisms for the person behind the curtain.



Dragga

Basic Information

An Earth-like world in almost every respect, save higher dimensional animum. Its atmospheric and terrestrial chemical makeup, gravity, laws of physics, and base climactic conditions are functionally identical to those of Earth. As far as anyone knows, it's the only world with sentient life in its galaxy.

Map

Coming soon! Or maybe never, I don't much like drawing maps.

Culture

Dragga has many countries, each of which has its own distinct cultural identity, government, subddivisions, and more, none of which is really relevant to Alli_Draggian canon and will be added when I feel like doing some worldbuilding. Technology, medicine, literacy, and the rest exist at a modern or higher level, with some fields enhanced due to easier animum manipulation. War, poverty, and other societal issues that are beyond the scope of what I'm trying to write are virtually nonexistent, and things are overall pretty great. All Dragite species live generally peacefully with each other. There are conflicts, but they're usually about ideals or beliefs, not someone's physical features.

Dragga's currency is the Eck, abbreviated as E or a lowercase Epsilon depending on Unicode support. Ecks are built around units of 1,000, with 1,000 ecks making a Kilex. This is roughly equivalent to 1 US dollar in terms of value. Ecks and Kilex are written in decimal form with 3 places. For example, 6,065 ecks would be written in kilex as E6.065. Due to the impracticality of carrying around hundreds or thousands of coins, all transactions use credit/debit cards, checks, or bills. Some Draggian countries are working to eliminate bills and solely use cards and checks.

Inhabitants

Dragga is inhabited by carbon-based lifeforms which have similar biology to the Earth animals they resemble. Its dominant lifeforms are Dragites, which vaguely resemble anthropomorphic Earth animals. Dragites vary wildly in shape and size, but they are all capable of producing and receiving spoken language, eating whatever they want, and making facial expressions. Dragite species have "bloodlines" or subspecies which alter their physical features and abilities, but these are still considered the same species.

Dragga is also inhabited by Animites, creatures which are generally smaller and less intelligent than Dragites and are used for food and companionship, like animals on Earth.



Where the Action Happens


Ellendale

A suburb of the city of Fluminis, located in the state of Evocatus in Dragga's northern hemisphere. It's built around the University of Ellendale, making it an enclave of quirky shops, vibrant culture, and bored, gay teenagers and 20-somethings. Some older residents live here as well, usually further away from the college in more typical subdivisions. Its cultural attractions include an active alternative music and film scene and thriving geek culture, including an active LARPing group and Pokemon Go community. It has affectionate, mostly, small-town rivalries with neighboring suburbs Kartuba to the south and Duxat to the north, and borders Fluminis to the west. My characters nearly all live, work, and play in Ellendale, and unless otherwise stated, locations can be assumed to be located there.

Ellendale has a humid subtropical climate similar to the American South. Dramatic swings in temperature are common, with most of the year being either too hot or too cold. Rain is common throughout the year, especially in spring and fall. Natural disasters are relatively rare, save for a few large thunderstorms every year, which occasionally spawn tornadoes. Freezing rain and ice storms occasionally occur in winter, but snow is very rare, with maybe 1 snow day per year which usually melts off throughout the day. Weather gets more extreme as you approach Shadowlawn and its dimensional rift, with distorted animum overflow producing wild temperature and pressure fluctuations. When smaller dimensional rifts open, they're usually heralded by sudden storms. Of course, given Ellendale's usual weather, unless the rift is visible, it may be hard to tell whether a sudden storm is a dimensional rift or just Ellendale being Ellendale. Wait 5 minutes and see if something comes out.

Shadowlawn

The suburb that borders Ellendale to the east. Even before getting involved in cross-dimensional shenaniganry, it was rumored among locals to be haunted, cursed, or otherwise metaphysically wrong. It was supposedly once controlled by a Degenerate-worshipping cult whose rituals left scars on the land itself and some will tell you it still is now. It's the site of a recently opened dimensional rift, which had the side effect of splitting the suburb itself into two distinct halves: one in Veritas and one in Distortion. If an entity is banished from Distortion or Veritas, it will end up in the other dimension's half of Shadowlawn.



When?

Unless otherwise stated, all ADU stories take place in the present, but characters don't generally age (not due to anything animum-related or biological, just so they stay fun to write for). To keep things simple, Dragga follows Earth's rotation and its residents use Earth's units for measuring time. Because of how Dragga interacts with Insulan culture and media, culture may not be associated with any given era, so it's entirely conceivable that, for example, fidget spinners and emo/scene fashion can both be seen as relevant and modern. Time travel is possible, and entities with enough animum may be able to open spacetime rifts, but as of right now, it isn't really relevant to any ADU works. Rules on it will be added if it ever becomes relevant.



Who?

Species

Sluslan: A species of Dragite that resemble snakes with arms, completely lacking back limbs. They're covered in scales. They completely lack body hair, but some bloodlines have feathered crests and many wear wigs. Their hands are evolved from wings - after evolving wings, once Dragites started becoming civilized, more opposable hand features were selected for to allow for easier tool use. They have four fingers including an opposable thumb. Sluslan can unhinge their jaws, allowing them to consume food items larger than their heads. They can't chew, instead biting into food items with their many sharp teeth to break them into smaller pieces. Some bloodlines have syringe-like venomous fangs. However, use of venom is heavily frowned upon by civilized Sluslan because it can easily kil1 most other Dragite species when used in aggression or self-defense. For this reason, some Sluslan in naturally venomous bloodlines may have their venom sacs surgically removed.

Incarnations: Beings of pure animum which embody the "spirit" of a thing or concept and can physically manifest. They can be cosmic forces or spawned from the animum and energy put into a thing or concept. Particularly aggressive concepts can Incarnate themselves through stealing the animum of others. They have no set physical form, and can change form at will to resemble anything they desire. Incarnations literally are the thing they embody: if they're destroyed, the concept or thing they represent is also destroyed.

Chaos Entities: The main inhabitants of Distortion, sometimes referred to as "demons" or "abominations". No one knows quite what they are. The leading theories are that they were either created by the Degenerate out of boredom or are the results of Veritan creatures being exposed to corrupt animum in Distortion. They come in all shapes, sizes, and power levels, ranging from dimensional threats to superpowered jerks, but you wouldn't want to meet any of them in a dark alley. They're primarily composed of solid animum, but aren't considered Incarnations because they usually can't change form and their bodies aren't powered by their animum cores.

Projections: Entities that manifest in Augmentation, which usually embody some sort of concept or idea, but need to have the concept of a physical form to manifest. For example, the concept of order can't Project, but a specific embodiment or avatar of order, e.g. the concept of order being embodied as a lawgiver, can. If any particular being has provided enough animum to them, they can "jump" into them and share space in their mind and soul, changing their behavior and soul makeup and feeding off the host's animum. In dimensions where Incarnation is possible, they can absorb environmental animum and become fully separate beings, but do not become full Incarnations and can not change their form unless they are depicted or conceptualized with multiple forms. Unlike Incarnations, even if they represent a concept, they don't embody it, and if they are destroyed, the concept will remain in existence.

Characters

These are the characters who are involved in my main "suburban fantasy" setting and plot. Drag reference images to your address bar to view them at full size.

CharacterRef
Xiampe
  • Home Dimension: Veritas
  • Location: Ellendale
  • Species: Sluslis - Colubris bloodline
  • Blurb: Prophecied to reawaken the Degenerate, Xiampe has the power to grant others animum-based abilities. Despite being born to worshippers of Xi, he's a stickler for order and founded W.H.A.T (Weird, Horrible Abomination Trappers) to keep everything in the dimension where it belongs.
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Researchy
  • Home Dimension: Veritas
  • Location: Ellendale
  • Species: Sluslis - Elapsis bloodline
  • Blurb: Founder and head admin of the Ellendale Raid Group and active in role playing with her friends Huricksu and Sayendrix. But since joining WHAT, she's realized that things aren't fantasy anymore and has shaped up as the primary combat operative. Courtesy of Xiampe, she can manifest animum that increases heat and can behave like fire.
Huricksu
  • Home Dimension: Veritas
  • Location: Ellendale
  • Species: Sluslis - Pythonis bloodline
  • Blurb: An ana1ytical thinker and extremely intelligent Sluslis, which lead her to become a full-time college student at age 16. She works with WHAT researching animum and the creatures that possess it and can manifest animum that drains heat and can behave like ice.
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Sayendrix
  • Home Dimension: Veritas
  • Location: Ellendale
  • Species: Sluslis - Colubris bloodline
  • Blurb: She considers herself a friend to all living things, including extradimensional ones. She manages and cares for WHAT's containments and serves as DW's mother figure. She can manifest animum that carries electrical charge.
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Ellendale
  • Home Dimension: Veritas
  • Location: Ellendale
  • Species: Sluslis - Colubris bloodline
  • Blurb: The resident kid of the Ellendale raid group. Xiampe hired her for an internship at WHAT because of her strong knowledge of the Ellendale area and strategically useful personal connections.
Pacoro
  • Home Dimension: Veritas
  • Location: Ellendale
  • Species: Sluslis, transformed into a pseudo-chaos entity
  • Blurb: Researchy's ex-girlfriend, a financial advisor who was kind of a jerk even before making a contract with the chaos entity Thorn. She came to W.H.A.T. for help, having to work with her ex to get her powers back under control.
DW
  • Home Dimension: Distortion
  • Location: Ellendale
  • Species: Chaos Entity
  • Blurb: A very young chaos entity who was banished from Distortion for unknown reasons, becoming stranded in Veritas. A scared young child in a world she doesn't understand, she doesn't know why WHAT has captured her and is attached to Sayendrix as a mother figure.
Go
  • Home Dimension: Veritas
  • Location: Ellendale
  • Species: Sluslis - Cephalis bloodline
  • Blurb: A perfectly ordinary high school student, other than being a mutant - she's only got 1 head. But things didn't stay normal for her for long, because she was chosen by Pheriana as her Champion and tasked with stopping an extradimensional invasion.
Pheriana
  • Home Dimension: Veritas
  • Location: The Void - Ellendale when with Go
  • Species: Incarnation
  • Blurb: The Incarnation of Order. She keeps Veritas in balance, sustaining and enforcing this balance for all eternity...or at least, she was until an unknown force began interfering with Veritas. She needed some help with this, and turned to Go for some reason only she knows.
Xi
  • Home Dimension: Veritas
  • Location: The Void - Ellendale when with Go
  • Species: Incarnation
  • Blurb: The Incarnation of Chaos. She imbued Veritas with the spark of animum and life, and will eventually turn that spark into an all-consuming blaze of destruction. But for now, she's working with Go and providing her...unique guidance to the Champion.
The Bicolored One
  • Home Dimension: N/A
  • Location: Yes.
  • Species: Incarnation
  • Blurb: The inescapable void that surrounds the Veritan system, an infinite source of creation and destruction. Also known as Lixoa. It is nothing. Literally. Not that it isn't anything. It is...nothing.
The Degenerate
  • Home Dimension: Distortion
  • Location: Wherever she wants.
  • Species: Incarnation
  • Blurb: Veritas' original Incarnation of Chaos and why cosmic Incarnations don't have ambition anymore. She attacked the Void to gain its power - and succeeded. Also known as Likoa. Creator and sole Incarnation of Distortion.


How?

All the wondrous, otherwise impossible things that happen in the ADU are courtesy of my plot-enhancing substance of choice, which is referred to as animum. Animum isn't particularly mystical, it's just a natural part of any being's body. Here's how it works.

Who Has It?

Literally everyone. If it's sentient, it has animum. All living beings are born with an animum-based soul which influences their personality and behavior. Brain-based behavior and mental states are hard-coded, but the type of animum in someone's soul can influence how those brain-based aspects manifest. Anything with a brain has a soul, but all species' souls function differently and have varying amounts of animum and levels of effect on something's behavior. If someone loses their soul, they won't die, but they will become completely emotionally empty and lack motivation. After being lost, their soul can be returned or replaced with other animum, making removing someone's soul and replacing it with whatever you desire a reasonable way to brainwash someone. Everyone has a natural supply of animum which will return to them unless it's absorbed into someone else's soul, so if souls are damaged, unless they're prevented from doing so, they will regenerate. If a soul can't regenerate and some of its animum is lost, it will fill the gap with animum from the environment.

Souls constantly absorb and release animum, which does have a slight effect on beings and reality in general around the being releasing it, but everyone's reality distortion fields are so small that they pretty much cancel each other out. Soul matter can be transferred between beings, via voluntary pulsing or a more powerful entity consuming or otherwise extracting another's soul matter. Souls are very mutable by nature, and can be influenced by animum around them in the environment or directly pulsed into them. This means that entities with close contact's souls gradually become similar to one another. With enough direct animum transfer, souls can become linked. The two or more beings with linked souls will share a degree of mental states and continually transfer animum. When someone dies, their animum is released into the environment, but can't be used to create any more souls. This is why animum can't be used to revive the dead; when someone dies, the membranes that keep animum contained in their soul collapse. Incarnation can only make non-living things "alive" because it creates a new animum core where one never was; once anything's animum core collapses via lack of input for Incarnations or death for organic creatures, they can no longer process or store animum. Putting animum into something that can't process or store it won't create a core; the animum will just passively accumulate.

Where Does It Come From?

Animum can not be created or destroyed, except by the Incarnation of Void. When a dimension is created, the Incarnation of Void gives it a quota of animum, from which souls and environmental animum are created. The Incarnations of Order and Chaos divide this animum among all the souls that are going to be created in a dimension. This is why Distortion is Like That. Without an Incarnation of Order and with the Degenerate continually abusing the power of creation, she's continually making more chaotic animum which gets released in a free-for-all, meaning that entities in Distortion's souls are completely unlimited in how much they can grow, so they manifest strange and chaotic abilities or mental states in response.

Once a dimension's quota of animum runs out, it's time for the End of All, in which the Incarnation of Void purges everything except the Incarnations of Order and Chaos and restarts the dimension. This makes dimensional rifts extremely dangerous on an existential level to all involved dimensions. If animum is introduced from elsewhere, it interferes with the quotas for both dimensions and prevents the End of All from occurring properly. Even worse, the more animum passes through a dimensional rift, the higher the rift's capacity becomes. This makes dimensional rifts extremely difficult to close once they've opened.

What Can It Do?

Just about anything, with enough of it. Animum can physically manifest if it's focused on and can have added effects such as transferring heat or electrical charge. It can also be used to create weapons or other physical objects that don't need to be focused on to stay solid via the production of an artificial core. Solid manifestations take massive amounts of animum, so this is relatively rare. When it occurs, the objects in question are produced by teams who each contribute some of their animum to the object or are forged from ambient environmental animum. Animum can't usually override a dimension's fundamental laws of physics. If it can, it takes absurd amounts of effort and raw power, making it functionally impossible except by cosmic Incarnations or other powerful extradimensional entities.

Animum also comes in variations based on particularly prolific souls, and everyone's animum is tailored to them. If an entity is powerful enough, they can send their variation of animum directly into someone's soul until it eventually overtakes it entirely and they're basically turned into a copy of the first entity. Animum can also be directly focused into a given concept to create Incarnations or Projections.

Incarnation

If a given concept or anything else that isn't already alive, whether it has the idea of a physical form or not, has enough animum put into it, it can Incarnate, becoming capable of physical manifestation. Incarnations are made of pure animum and can take the physical form of anything they desire. They absorb animum from everything around them at an enhanced rate, because if they don't maintain a certain amount of animum, they can not maintain their animum cores and will cease to exist. This is why being around minor Incarnations can be extremely dangerous: they're so hungry for animum that they will absorb your soul, whether they mean to or not. Higher tier Incarnations like the Incarnations of Order and Chaos just absorb animum directly from the Incarnation of Void, which contains an infinite supply of it so it exists no matter what.

Projection

Projection is similar to Incarnation, except that Projections don't have an innate animum core, meaning they rely on environmental animum and input through Augmentation to physically manifest. Projections can come from anything people contribute animum to: concepts, characters, ideas, anything. Unlike Incarnations, Projections can't change form unlimitedly and can't manifest from purely metaphysical concepts. In order to Project, something needs to have the idea of a physical form or at least a visual concept. For example, EE didn't Project until I gave her a reference. How Projections appear depends on what they're depicted or thought of as, so if one particular image of something is dominant in the collective imagination, that's what it'll look like. Redesigning a character, if it sticks, will redesign their projection. Projections can be destroyed if people stop contributing animum to them, or if they cease to mentally exist for everyone who thinks about them. If any one particular being contributes a significant amount of animum to a Projection, the Projection can "jump" into them, entering their soul and possibly altering their behavior, the animum makeup of their soul, or their physical form.

Entities can also project their souls into other dimensions via sending a fragment of their soul into them through Augmentation. There are no limits on what these projections can look like or do, except that they can't manifest any abilities their creator can't comprehend. For example, a Projection can't see more colors than its creator, even if it's designed off of something that can, because its creator's brain can't process that. These projections can't absorb environmental animum, and are limited in power level by the capacity of the host's soul. They can only physically manifest by entering a willing host body in the dimension they're projected into. Because these projections contain fragments of their creators' souls, animum changes they experience may also apply to the being they spawned from, depending on the strength of their creators' natural defenses. This can prove dangerous when a Projection interacts with particularly powerful beings.

Neopia

At least nominally the world presented by lore on the Neopets website, but still heavily modified by my interpretations. Fan theories and philosophizing and justification of absurdity and in general, what I do best applied to this beloved website and lorebase. These interpretations apply to Neopian Times entries and anything else I submit onsite as well as my characters.

Basic Principles and Culture

When human owners first came to Neopia, they took their culture with them, so Neopets speak human languages and may consume human-created media, although many Neopets have chosen to create their own cultural movements. Most Neopets are bilingual in their owner's native language and Neopian Common for both speaking and writing. Neopian Common is a pan-Neopian language specifically designed for species with varying vocal anatomy. Most Neopets speak Neopian Common to each other and their owner's language to humans. Most dialogue and text can be assumed to be translated from Neopian Common unless a Neopet is talking to a human. Most Neopian lands have other languages or dialects of Neopian Common, for example, Shenkuu and Mystery Island have their own indigenous languages, which may be spoken in casual settings while science and business use Neopian Common.

Technology exists at a modern or higher level, with some fields, including robotics and artificial intelligence being more advanced than they are on Earth thanks to incorporation of animum. All Neopian lands trade with each other, and are at about the same level of technology, literacy, medicine, etc. The versions of lands that you see on the Explore page aren't the whole thing, and usually aren't representative samples of what the land's really like. They're just the land's biggest tourist attractions, basically theme parks that may be based on a land's history. For example, Meridell isn't really medieval, the medieval aesthetic is just what they choose to present to tourists.

Neopia has animum which is used to explain all "magical" occurrences, but its levels aren't as high as Veritas. Neopia's home dimension does not connect to any others and Incarnation is possible, but very rare.

Rapid travel between Neopian lands is made possible by small spacetime rifts which go between all major population centers. Travel beyond the rifts is usually done by foot/wing/fin/tail or on small vehicles like bikes, skateboards, and scooters. Boats, both powered and not, are used for oceanic travel. Humans specifically didn't introduce larger ground vehicles when they colonized Neopia in order to maintain a more fantastic image.

Where are we?

My Neohome is located on a private island somewhere on the ocean above Maraqua. I call it Draggy Isle, but nobody else does. Essentially a barren slab of rock save my Neohome and surrounding area, I was able to buy it cheaply because nobody else wanted it. It's officially zoned into Maraqua for census and tax purposes and my Neopets and I get our supplies from the Mystery Island mainland or our travels around Neopia.

Neopian "Canon"

Neopian events, when discussed, occur in real time. In practice, most of the events described in plots are something between embellished history and pure fiction, and probably didn't occur when or how they're said to have if they occurred at all. I won't deny that Faerieland fell, but it probably didn't fall in Y12 (plants take longer to grow than that, for one, even in Neopia) and probably had nothing to do with people turning to stone and some bishonen thief.

Inhabitants

Others

Human (presumably) owners physically exist in the Alli_Draggian version of Neopia and can interact directly with Neopets and their fellow owners. They're just as subject to animum and the general whims of Neopia and its inhabitants as anyone else. They can also enter Neopia via projecting part of their soul into a Neopet. Neoboards are physical places where owners chat, share art, trade Neopets, or whatever else they do, and their Neopets can follow them if they wish. If my pets reference being "shoved in the Art Chat's face", they mean that completely literally.

Faeries don't exist and most "monsters" and other characters are something like cryptids if they're not pure fiction. They might exist and some people earnestly believe they do, but there's no convincing evidence. Extraneopian creatures exist and Grundos did indeed come from Kreludor, but they're not as prevalent as canon would suggest. Alien Aishas may have extra ears and strange food tastes, but they're entirely Neopian in origin.

Neopets

All Neopets have sapient or higher intelligence. They have similar biology to the Earth animals they resemble, other than that they've evolved to become more anthropomorphic for better cross-species interaction. All Neopets have the necessary anatomy to produce facial expressions and spoken language and to eat whatever they want, so for example, even though Hissies' and Kougras' ancestors were obligate carnivores, they could still go vegetarian if they wanted. They just can't extract energy as well from plant-based foods so need to eat more. Neopets have very flexible genetics, and paint brushes and morphing potions that change their color, species, or physical features actually change them on a genetic level. Colors that aren't based around physical features or would be impossible to maintain physically, like Magma, 8-bit, and Wraith, work via solid animum "overlays" on a Neopet's body. These might provide them with special abilities or qualities, but their basic body is still the same underneath. For example, Ice pets may have higher resistance to cold temperatures via the animum overlay, but they're not really made of ice and won't melt.

Neopets mature at varying rates based on their species and other factors, so the physical age of a Neopet isn't really relevant. Ages described on my character pages are more a measure of maturity as represented in human terms than physical age. My Neopets may age, but their characters don't. For example, Kasandaria's been with me since 2011, but she's been 16 that whole time. Neopets can die of old age or other causes, including disease and injury, but they can't catch diseases from humans or vice versa. Weapons as used in the Battledome etc. are designed with animum specifically to not cause serious injuries for the purpose of fighting for sport. Using weapons or natural abilties to seriously injure anyone or fighting to the death is frowned upon in most of Neopian society.

Characters

My characters whose stories are set in Neopia and whose stories mostly concern exploring the absurdities of Neopian culture such as UC trading and the Beauty Contest from an in-universe perspective. They also regularly explore i.e. make fun of me as an artist, writer, and Neopian.

CharacterRef
Alli
  • Location: Draggy Isle
  • Species: Something between human and Hissi. They're Projecting, so it doesn't much matter.
  • Blurb: The owner of this madhouse and the entity behind the curtain. Something between a parent and the weirdo who keeps everybody fed, clothed, and drawn - whether they like it or not.
Black
  • Location: Draggy Isle
  • Species: Hissi
  • Blurb: He joined Team Snekstacy in hopes of becoming Cynd's love interest. Well, he's on it now, but Cynd seems more interested in the fame and fortune than him, so now he has to deal with unwanted, although not wholly unpleasant, attention from fans and the Art Chat alike.
Kasandaria
  • Location: Draggy Isle
  • Species: Hissi
  • Blurb: The original Alli_Draggian, and she won't let you forget it. The battle pet of the family and part of it since 2011, she sees all Alli's recent projects and new pets as a distraction from what really matters: her!
Till
  • Location: Draggy Isle
  • Species: Hissi
  • Blurb: An artist and ex-edgelord who's decided to turn her energy towards raising awareness for ocean conservation. She's still not as woke and above petty teenage drama as she'd like to believe, though, as evidenced by her attitude toward her Alli_Draggian housemates.
Cynd
  • Location: Draggy Isle
  • Species: Hissi
  • Blurb: Founder of Team Snekstacy and the leader of an explosive (literally!) hardcore scene. Likes glowsticks, bass drops, and explosives, usually combined.
Dream
  • Location: Draggy Isle
  • Species: Incarnation
  • Blurb: The Incarnation of Alli's desire and love for their dream pets, imbued with all the happiness of their 9-year-old self, who wants nothing more than to help them achieve their every Neopian desire.
Angel
  • Location: University of Faerieland
  • Species: Hissi
  • Blurb: One of Alli's first Neopets, who's since grown up and gone to college. A straight A student and cheerleader, she's pretty much the big woman on campus, while maintaining her academic passions and kindness to everyone. She's also got a cute edgy girlfriend, just to finish off Alli's wish fulfillment.
Lunoir
  • Location: University of Faerieland
  • Species: Hissi
  • Blurb: Angel's girlfriend, who had an emo and/or goth phase and then never left it. Enjoys all things edgy and weird, and probably should have assessed campus culture before applying to what is probably the least edgy college in Neopia. But hey, they gave her a good scholarship.
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Illu
  • Location: University of Faerieland
  • Species: Hissi
  • Blurb: A college student dual-majoring in cognitive science and game design, focusing on perception and awareness in virtual reality environments. Studying false perceptions didn't do anything good to their mental state, so now they're convinced they don't really exist.
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Snekstacy
  • Location: Draggy Isle
  • Species: Hissi
  • Blurb: After seeing Alli's various UC trading plans fail and being forced to promote Alli's accomplishments for said plans, they've grown cold and cynical. They may be covered in glowsticks and bass drops on the outside, but inside lies nothing except a vast, empty void...or so they'll have you believe. May or may not really be a demon.
Hisstante
  • Location: Draggy Isle
  • Species: Hissi
  • Blurb: Created as a tradepet for the Wishful Thinking Plan, Hisstante's been exposed to the harsh, terrifying world of UC trading all his life. But unlike Alli, he actually achieved his dreamie. His name is Mr. Slithers, and he's never UFT or UFA! Hisstante also really likes old technology for some reason. 2015 was a strange year, okay?

The Runts At The End

These characters are not canon to Neopia or Dragga. Why do they still exist, you ask? Historical reasons, because I had a character concept that didn't fit any of my worlds, mental health, or just because I can. Why are they listed here, you ask? To get all my characters in one place for convenience's sake.

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XP
  • Location: Cyberspace! And maybe also Draggy Isle.
  • Species: Incarnation
  • Blurb: Literally just Windows XP. She's AWESOME and has a cool sword and also basically first conceptualized the very idea of animum. That's about as far as her character development went. She was the number one character I drew until I realized how cringey Microsoft fanart, let alone specifically trading for it, was. Cringe culture may be dead, but my Microsoft phase is. She's being kept up for historical reasons since she was my first real character page and because people really seem to like her.
Prelsa
  • Location: Unknown
  • Species: Incarnation
  • Blurb: The final boss of a video game, Incarnated through stealing the souls of her players after gaining sentience and power from XP. She's escaped from her game and is now running rampant, wreaking havoc and reaping souls wherever she is. Exists because I love this concept for an 8-bit (actually 16-bit but who's counting?) Hissi, even though it's got nothing to do with anything.
EE
  • Location: N/A
  • Species: Projection
  • Blurb: A Projection of my self-loathing (or maybe a demon) who can psychically manipulate people into being the edgiest possible versions of themselves. Dedicated to ruining my life, destroying my soul, and taking over my body, making me a jerk to everyone I know and love. I trapped her in a Neopets character so that wouldn't happen. After all, anything I can request art of can't hurt me...right?
Elaphe
  • Location: Earth, but augmented.
  • Species: Human/Pokemon/Cyborg
  • Blurb: A Team Instinct trainer who was willing to do anything to maintain gym control, including undergoing extensive bodily modifications to become the ultimate defender. Exists as a symbol of an era and one of my most prolific characters/sonae. Heavily based on my actual Pokemon Go avatar.