Battleground of the Obelisk

From NeoDex
Jump to: navigation, search
Six factions from around Neopia wage battle to impress the Oracle.
The Battleground of the Obelisk is a site feature that was introduced as part of the War for the Obelisk plot. At the Battleground, users can join one of six different warring factions and battle to win the favor of the powerful Orcale.

How to Play[edit]

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Week 1 Signups Battling
Week 2 Truce: Boons are active

The Battleground of the Obelisk is played in two-week rounds. Only three of the six warring factions participate in each round. The three participating faction are randomly selected; however, whenever a faction wins a round, they are excluded from participating in the next round. As such, a single faction cannot win two rounds in a row.

Each round begins with a three day sign-up period. During this time, users are allowed to join any of the three participating factions. After sign-ups are over, a battling period begins. During this four-day period, users can rack up points for their faction by defeating certain Battleground exclusive 1-player challengers in the Battledome.

When the battling period ends, a seven day truce period begins. The faction with the most points wins the round and receives the Oracle's blessings. Users that supported the wining faction are presented with a selection of five different boons and are allowed to choose one. Users who supported either of the two losing factions will instead receive a small consolation prize.

Opponents[edit]

Each faction is represented by five unique Battledome opponents. After a user joins one of the three factions participating in the current round, they will be able to fight all the opponents from the other two remaining factions.

All of these opponents are exclusive to the Battleground of the Obelisk, and they cannot be fought any other way:

Awakened Opponents
Portrait 221.png
Grumpy Mummy
Portrait 227.png
Zombie Hooligan
Portrait 234.png
Ghostly Knight
Portrait 238.png
Unchained Monster
Portrait 245.png
Lanie and Lillie


Brute Squad Opponents
Portrait 217.png
Rent-a-Brute
Portrait 223.png
Back Alley Bruiser
Portrait 230.png
Brutal Mercenary
Portrait 236.png
Unyielding Sentinel
Portrait 243.png
Commander Flint


Order of the Red Erisim Opponents
Portrait 216.png
Minor Warlock
Portrait 225.png
Hedgewitch
Portrait 231.png
Licensed Conjurer
Portrait 237.png
Master Wizard
Portrait 241.png
Rasala the Bright


Seekers Opponents
Portrait 222.png
Assistant Scientist
Portrait 228.png
Smug Philosopher
Portrait 232.png
Stalwart Explorer
Portrait 239.png
Genius Inventor
Portrait 244.png
Professor Lambert


The Sway Opponents
Portrait 218.png
Amateur Insider
Portrait 226.png
Charming Subversive
Portrait 233.png
Nefarious Plotter
Portrait 240.png
Cunning Mastermind
Portrait 246.png
The Duchess


Thieves Guild Opponents
Portrait 215.png
Petty Pilferer
Portrait 224.png
Roadside Bandit
Portrait 229.png
Midnight Smuggler
Portrait 235.png
Shady Prowler
Portrait 242.png
Kanrik, Master Thief

Boons[edit]

Boons are temporary boosts that give users specific advantages on the Neopets website. There are many different boons and each one has a unique effect. Boons can only be earned by supporting the winning faction during a round of the Battleground of the Obelisk and participating in at least 10 battles during that round. Each faction has a fixed set of five boons that they can receive from the Oracle. The exception to this is the Awakened, who instead are presented with a set of five boons that are randomly selected from among the other faction's boons.

Boons only remain active during the one-week truce period that occurs at the end of a round. They expire as soon as sign-ups for the next round begin.

Boon Effect Available to
BankBribery.png
Bank Bribery
Your interest rate at the National Neopian is increased by 3%.
  • Awakened*
  • Seekers
  • Sway
BlackMarketGoods.png
Black Market Goods
Extra items that have a rarity of 85 or more will restock at official Neopian shops. These extra items are only available to users using this boon.
  • Awakened*
  • Sway
BookSmarts.png
Book Smarts
Your Neopets will receive 2 - 4 intelligence points when reading a book instead of the standard 1 point.
  • Awakened*
  • Seekers
Cartogriphication.png
Cartogriphication
Your Neopet will automatically know which way to go when navigating the Faerie Caverns.
  • Awakened*
  • Order of the Red Erisim
CheaperByTheDozen.png
Cheaper by the Dozen
Allows you to buy stocks for as low as 10 NP at the Stock Market.
  • Awakened*
  • Sway
  • Thieves Guild
DoctorWho.png
Doctor Who?
Your Neopets will automatically be cured whenever they contract a disease.
  • Awakened*
  • Order of the Red Erisim
  • Seekers
Doppelganger.png
Doppelgänger
Gives a small chance that a one-use item will not be destroyed after being used in the Battledome.
  • Awakened*
  • Brute Squad
  • Order of the Red Erisim
  • Thieves Guild
DoubleBubble.png
Double Bubble
Gives a small chance that Healing Potions will not be destroyed after being used on your Neopet.
  • Awakened*
  • Order of the Red Erisim
EquipAllThings.png
Equip ALL THE THINGS
Allows you to equip a ninth piece of battledome equipment onto your Neopets.
  • Awakened*
  • Brute Squad
FiveFinger.png
Five-Finger Discount
You receive a 10% discount when haggling at official Neopian shops.
  • Awakened*
  • Thieves Guild
GRAH.png
GRRRAAAAHHHHHH!
Your Neopets do 10% more damage when attacking in the Battledome.
  • Awakened*
  • Brute Squad
LOLAvies.png
LOL AVIES
Allows you to copy one user's active avatar for as long as you have this boon. This "pilfered" avatar does not count toward your avatar high score.
  • Awakened*
  • Thieves Guild
RefreshedQuest.png
Refreshed Quest Request
Allows you to swap a currently active Faerie Quest for a new one. This new quest is randomly selected.
  • Awakened*
  • Order of the Red Erisim
  • Sway
RightRound.png
Right Round Round Round
Allows you to spin each of Neopia's Wheels twice before having to wait the normal amount of time between spins.
  • Awakened*
  • Brute Squad
  • Seekers
ScratchMaster.png
Scratch Master
Allows you to buy two scratchcards before having to wait the normal amount of time between purchases.
  • Awakened*
  • Brute Squad
  • Thieves Guild
StrengthOfMind.png
Strength of Mind
Your Neopets are granted the Mind Blast ability.
  • Awakened*
  • Seekers
MillionaireFeeling.png
That Millionaire Feeling
Allows you to make a bid higher than 2,000,000 NP at the Trading Post.
  • Awakened*
  • Sway


Premium Boons[edit]

In addition to their normal boon, Premium users can also choose one of the following two premium boons:

Boon Effect Available to
FullPockets.png
Full Pockets
You receive more NP from Premium Scratchcards.
  • All Premium users
PremiumDreamium.png
Premium Dreamium
You can submit 4 scores each day for the Premium featured game of the day.
  • All Premium users

Avatars and Site Themes[edit]

There are six avatars that can be unlocked by participating in the Battleground of the Obelisk. In order to unlock these avatars, the user must have participated in at least 10 battles during the round:

Awakened aagh7l.gif Battleground: Awakened
Help the Awakened win a round of the Battleground of the Obelisk
Brutes syg48s.gif Battleground: Brute Squad
Help the Brute Squad win a round of the Battleground of the Obelisk
Order aylbt.gif Battleground: The Order
Help the Order of the Red Erisim win a round of the Battleground of the Obelisk
Seekers slb7gh.gif Battleground: Seekers
Help the Seekers win a round of the Battleground of the Obelisk
Sway lyatb3.gif Battleground: The Sway
Help the Sway win a round of the Battleground of the Obelisk
Thieves atyl7.gif Battleground: Thieves Guild
Help the Thieves Guild win a round of the Battleground of the Obelisk


In addition to this, there are six site themes, one for each of the six factions, that can be unlocked by participating the Battleground of the Obelisk. Like the above avatars, users can unlock each faction's site theme by being a member of that faction when it wins a round of the Battleground. In order to qualify for a site theme, the user must have participated in at least 10 battles during the round in which the faction won.

Consolation Prizes[edit]

If the user sides with a losing faction during a round, they will randomly receive one of the below consolation prizes:

External Links[edit]