His reign has seen many challenges to life in the kingdom. In order to end a period of famine and disease, he sent his knights to retrieve a magical orb that brought prosperity to the kingdom. However, this served as the catalyst for war when the city it was taken from, the Darigan Citadel, invaded. Following the sacking of Meridell, the two kingdoms enjoyed a short peace after they worked together to defeat the corrupted Spectre of Lord Darigan and the orb was broken in two. Old tensions flared up again, however, when Lord Kass took over the Citadel and began a second invasion.
Skarl spent much of this second invasion entranced by Lord Kass' servant, the Court Dancer. Although the second invasion was eventually defeated, Meridell fall again, and its King once again bewitched, when The Darkest Faerie was freed. Meridell and its king would eventually be restored by his niece, Roberta, and Sir Tormund.
Champions of Meridell
- Main article: Champions of Meridell
Long ago, King Skarl had sent his knights to retrieve a magical orb in order to end the famine and plague in Meridell. When strange, monstrous creatures were spotted in his kingdom, Skarl correctly guessed they were there to take the orb - but he did not reveal at the time that in fact the orb was theirs to begin with, and his knights had stolen it.
When the war began, King Skarl himself joined his knights on the battlefield, as well as releasing The Castle Defender to fight alongside them.
After Meridell's defeat, he joined the bipartisan force that fought the Spectre of Lord Darigan and helped defeat his corrupted enemy. Both he and Master Vex attempted to claim the orb after the Spectre vanished, but it broke in two.
Battle for Meridell
- Main article: Battle for Meridell
After King Skarl was freed from the spell of The Court Dancer, he proclaimed a royal summons, calling his people to join together and protect Meridell, and sending Jeran to lead a direct attack against Darigan Citadel. Skarl also enlisted the services of Kayla, who created a Petpet Growth Syrup to help defend against Lord Kass's ground attack.
- Main article: NeoQuest II
In Act I of NeoQuest II, King Skarl was imprisoned by his court wizard Ramtor.
Neopets: The Darkest Faerie
- Main article: Neopets: The Darkest Faerie
After Tormund saved the saved the village of Cogham, King Skarl knights him, dubbing him "Sir Tormund", knight of third class. While Tormund receives his training, a Techo messenger came to Skarl saying Illusen was being attacked by the Werelupe King. King Skarl doesn't believe this and orders the guards to throw him into the moat, but as the guards are dragging the Techo away, the Techo mentions the dark clouds surrounding her glade. The Draik guards begin to make mention of this as well, but thought Illusen was the one who created them. King Skarl immediately orders his knights to go to Illusen's Glade and help her.
After the Werelupe King steals Illusen's Charm, the dark clouds spread all across Meridell. When Tormund returns to the castle, he find King Skarl under the spell of The Darkest Faerie, who is sitting on his throne as she gives orders to the Dark Faerie Sisters. During this time Skarl was possessed, The Darkest Faerie made him serve her dinner just as he had his servants feed him.
Tormund and Roberta return to Meridell Castle, finding the Dark Faerie Sisters and King Skarl in his chambers. After they are defeated, Roberta uses Fyora's Rod to break the spell on King Skarl, who immediately takes the rod from her and dispels the dark clouds over his castle.
After proclaiming how useful Fyora's Rod was, he tosses it over his head. Roberta makes a dive to save it. King Skarl then gives all the credit to himself and Tormund, while Roberta gets mad (It's interesting to note King Skarl didn't even recognize her as his niece). He then walks off to look over the kingdom, leaving Tormund and Roberta behind.
- Main article: Desert Diplomacy
|Boom Stick||Attack: 4×Earth 1 - 4×Fire 1 - 4×Physical 1×Darkness Defence: 5×Darkness Defence 1 - 3×Physical Defence|
|Genie Orb||Randomly does one of the following:|
|Prismatic Mirror||Defence: Reflect 80% - 100% of all ×Air Defence ×Darkness Defence ×Earth Defence ×Fire Defence ×Light Defence ×Water Defence|
|Rainbow Scorchstone||Defence: 80 (Once per battle)|
|Sand Blade||Attack: 2×Earth 1 - 3×Physical|
|Skarls Amulet||Attack: 2×Earth 1 - 3×Physical Defence: 5×Fire Defence 5×Earth Defence 5×Light Defence All×Darkness Defence|
|Skarls Sceptre||Attack: 5×Earth 5×Water Defence: 3×Darkness Defence|
Better Than You
Skarl has been a contestant on Better Than You three times:
|Date:||December 7, 2006||That wretched Lord Kass caused my people so much suffering, and nearly destroyed my finest knight! Whenever I feel stressed out I enjoy a rousing game of Whack-A-Kass. You should try it too. I'll give you something nice from my treasury if you beat my high score.|
|Prize:||King Skarl Stamp|
|Date:||July 30, 2009||Incredible! These Hasees are such acrobats! Their aerial stunts are a marvel to behold -- at least, when they're bouncing for me. Royalty does have its privileges. Can you inspire them to perform as well for you?|
|Game:||Super Hasee Bounce|
|Prize:||Meridell Shield Stamp|
|Date:||8 November 2012||Woo! Look at it go! I bet they'll find it in Shenkuu! Heh heh! This is a quaint little game, isn't it? Gives a fellow some exercise (but not too much), helps him work up an appetite – Bring me another drumstick! – and it teaches history. Naturally I'm quite skilled at it.|
|Prize:||Honey Basted Turkey Leg|
- As of September 2006, there are 26 items featuring King Skarl.
- When King Skarl isn't available to listen to jokes in Grumpy Old King, a message says...
King Skarl has gone to feast on some (random Meridell Food).
You should try back in an hour or so.He might be in a better mood with a full stomach.
- The time when King Skarl is unavailable is at 8:00-9:00 AM, 1:00-2:00 PM, and 7:00-8:00 PM NST.
- How to Draw walkthrough added on May 20, 2006.
- Games: Invasion of Meridell, NeoQuest II, Skarl's Scramble, Castle Battles, Escape from Meridell Castle, Grumpy Old King
- Game Links: Grumpy Old King
- Gallery of Heroes: King Skarl
- Neopedia: King Skarl
- NeoDeck: Doirn
- Neopets TCG: Kacheek Thief, Jeran's Armour, Gallion, King Skarl, King Skarl Plushie, Skarl's Banquet, Skarl's Personal Guard, Elephante Blacksmith, Hagan the Wise, Moehog Footpad, Skarls Orders, Form Up!, Cabbage, Dinner Is Served
- Caption Competition: #317, #367, #445, #596, #669, #732, #757
- How to Draw: King Skarl
- Editorial: 78, 90, 103, 130, 218, 229