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Krawk Island Disappearance - Search The Waters

Krawk Island | Solitary Shanty | Search the Seas | Island Retrieval | Official FAQ

Guides: Event Recap | Searching | Retrieval | Anchor Management

Searching
The sea... she is merciless, but I will find you, Krawk Island!

Each person is given an area and 5 searches for the day.
(Unused searches are carried over to the next day.)

Area Map

Clicking on a square brings up a closer look of the sector, and you're given 5 chances at searching that as well (unless you start finding some good stuff, in which case you're given more chances since your crew will be less... disgruntled).

Sector Map

You might come up empty-handed most of the time, but there's a chance you'll find an island (that's sadly not Krawk Island but may be a part of it) and/or an item. Don't cluster your clicks too closely, as an islet takes up a 2x2 area and you only need one correct click to reveal the land mass.

Prize Prize
Prize Prize

Locked Treasure of Mystery Chest

Locked Treasure of Mystery Chest

The Locked Treasure of Mystery Chest can only be opened with the Mysterious Skeleton Key, which costs 125 NC in the NC Mall (Specialty shop). Each chest gives one item; items used to be given out in a certain order, but now it is random. Open multiple chests to receive different items (according to the FAQ, you can only receive a particular prize item once, so no duplicates).

Locked Treasure of Mystery Chest - Item Prizes

Messages

The crew that tags along for the search are easily demoralised, leading to some pretty amusing outcomes...

Searching the Seas - Outcome Messages
No Island Found!
Alas, this search has failed to turn up anythin'. Oh well, it's not like you need another old boot!
No Island Found!
As cluttered as the ocean's floor is, you managed to find one of the few spots with nothin' on it...
No Island Found!
In your haste to proclaim "Land ho!" it seems you were mistaken. More like "Land? No!"
No Island Found!
Seems your luck's taken a turn for the worse, as you fail to find anythin'. Go on, give it another shot!
No Island Found!
The sea sure is feelin' stingy today. Don't lose hope, though... who knows when her mood will turn?
No Island Found!
Your search has proven fruitless. Make sure the crew doesn't see you're discouraged, though.
No Island Found!
"Arr! Me chances of findin' roast mutton out here at sea be higher an' yer odds of spottin' anythin'!"
No Island Found!
"Avast, it seems another crew must've beat us to this spot an' cleaned 'er out first, cap'n..."
No Island Found!
"Avast, swabby! It seems yer eyes have been deceivin' ye... better luck next time!"
No Island Found!
"Aye cap'n, we looked behind every last rock and under each lump of seaweed, yet found nothin'."
No Island Found!
"Aye, all this searchin'... for nothin'! The crew won't be standin' for this very long, cap'n..."
No Island Found!
"Is seafarin' gettin' to ya, cap'n? It's like yer seein' things that aren't there. Don't crack up on us!"
No Island Found!
"Quick eye test: how many fingers am I holdin' up? Wrong! Zero, that's a hook! Cap'n's blind, swabbies!"
No Island Found!
"That weren't land ye saw, 'twas merely a giant sea beast... NOOOO!!! ... Jus' kiddin', matey."
No Island Found!
"Well, I'll be! I were convinced this spot'd be turnin' up more than just driftwood an' coral..."
No Island Found!
"What great misfortune, cap'n. We were certain you were onto somethin' when ya chose that spot."
No Island Found!
"What's this, cap'n? Nothin' whatsoever?!? The plank's gettin' lonely... perhaps ye should visit it?"
Although it's not even close to Krawk Island's size, at least you've found land, and that's progress.
On this island, you manage to spot: [ITEM]
Before the crew sees you, you put it in your inventory.
Close, but not quite! You managed to find an island, but apparently it's not Krawk Island. Try again!
On this island, you manage to spot: [ITEM]
Before the crew sees you, you put it in your inventory.
Congratulations! In waters so vast, the spotting of an island (even if it's not Krawk Island) is a real feat.
On this island, you manage to spot: [ITEM]
Before the crew sees you, you put it in your inventory.
Could it be? Yes, another piece of Krawk Island's been found! The island will be good as new in no time.
On this island, you manage to spot: [ITEM]
Before the crew sees you, you put it in your inventory.
Nothing gets past you, huh? Add another island to the list of Krawk Island pieces that you've found.
On this island, you manage to spot: [ITEM]
Before the crew sees you, you put it in your inventory.
Over there, on the horizon... why, it's what appears to be a piece of Krawk Island. Nicely done!
On this island, you manage to spot: [ITEM]
Before the crew sees you, you put it in your inventory.
Well done, you've spotted land! This is far too small to be Krawk Island, though. Keep on searching!
On this island, you manage to spot: [ITEM]
Before the crew sees you, you put it in your inventory.
You seem to have a knack for finding islands. If anyone's got a shot of locating Krawk Island, it's you!
On this island, you manage to spot: [ITEM]
Before the crew sees you, you put it in your inventory.
You've found a sizeable chunk of Krawk Island. With finds like these, the island will be restored soon!
On this island, you manage to spot: [ITEM]
Before the crew sees you, you put it in your inventory.
You've spotted an islet that seems to be part of Krawk Island. It's not much, but every bit counts!
On this island, you manage to spot: [ITEM]
Before the crew sees you, you put it in your inventory.
Your island finding instincts have succeeded again! Krawk Island is one step closer to being complete.
On this island, you manage to spot: [ITEM]
Before the crew sees you, you put it in your inventory.
Your keen eye has spotted an island. Alas, it doesn't seem to be Krawk Island. The search continues...
On this island, you manage to spot: [ITEM]
Before the crew sees you, you put it in your inventory.
'Tis not an island you've found, but rather... [ITEM] You quickly stash this item in your Inventory
Ain't ye a fortunate one? It's... [ITEM] You quickly stash this item in your Inventory
Avast, what have we here? [ITEM] You quickly stash this item in your Inventory
Aye, matey. Looks like ye found... [ITEM] You quickly stash this item in your Inventory
Aye, what's this? It seems ye found... [ITEM] You quickly stash this item in your Inventory
Behind the seaweed! The other seaweed! It's... [ITEM] You quickly stash this item in your Inventory
Blimey, you've found... [ITEM] You quickly stash this item in your Inventory
Courtesy o' Davy Jones' locker... [ITEM] You quickly stash this item in your Inventory
Ehh, not too shabby. [ITEM] You quickly stash this item in your Inventory
Gangway! Why, I think it's... [ITEM] You quickly stash this item in your Inventory
Gracious me, it's... [ITEM] You quickly stash this item in your Inventory
How fortuitous of ye to stumble upon... [ITEM] You quickly stash this item in your Inventory
Just what this scurvy lot needs... [ITEM] You quickly stash this item in your Inventory
Next to a cave's entrance, you find... [ITEM] You quickly stash this item in your Inventory
Next to a sunken ship's hull, you find... [ITEM] You quickly stash this item in your Inventory
Of all the things to find out here -- [ITEM] You quickly stash this item in your Inventory
Over yonder, behind the rocks... [ITEM] You quickly stash this item in your Inventory
Plunderin' Pirakeets, it's... [ITEM] You quickly stash this item in your Inventory
Shiver me timbers, it's... [ITEM] You quickly stash this item in your Inventory
The benevolent seas bestow upon you... [ITEM] You quickly stash this item in your Inventory
The sea, she's feelin' generous... [ITEM] You quickly stash this item in your Inventory
Well, I'll be a Trunkard's uncle... [ITEM] You quickly stash this item in your Inventory
Well, I'll be hornswoggled! It's [ITEM] You quickly stash this item in your Inventory
Well, I'll be keelhauled! It's... [ITEM] You quickly stash this item in your Inventory
Yer wishes 'ave come true! [ITEM] You quickly stash this item in your Inventory
Treasure!
The island still eludes you, but that's no matter at the moment. It looks you've found a mysterious bit of loot...
[Locked Treasure of Mystery Chest]
You quickly stash this item in your inventory. Now all you need is a Mysterious Skeleton Key, eh? Perhaps the NC Mall has what you're looking for.

Searching the Seas - Crew Status Messages
Ahoy, the crew of The Surly Peadacle is at the ready. Let the search begin!
A crewmember offers to lend you his compass. You know, in case yours is broken, or doesn't work.
A rumour claiming you've rooted for teams other than Krawk Island during past Altador Cups has spread.
By now, you can practically feel the crew's scrutiny. Funny how scrutiny rhymes wit-- oh, never mind.
Contrary to the crew's belief, you have not been looking into your telescope with your patched eye.
Crewmembers have begun claiming that you cursed the voyage by stepping aboard left foot first.
Crewmembers have begun to openly wonder whether they've taken up with the wrong captain.
Due to changing wind conditions you failed to notice, the crew recommends going in another direction.
How nice! The First Mate made you a sandwich. Strange of him to decline your offer to share, though.
If you've got any bright ideas, now's the time use them. The crew's had it with your repeated failures.
On behalf of all the Neopets missing out on free training, your crew implores you to do better.
Rumour has it that the First Mate has been trying on your captain's hat while you're asleep.
The crew has gone from whittling wooden toys in their spare time to creating makeshift weapons.
The crew has painted over your ship's name, re-christening the vessel as The Incompetent Captain.
The crew has threatened to take down the flag and run you up the flagpole. Time to think fast...
The crew has turned mutinous. Nothing short of spotting land will keep them from tossing you overboard.
The crew have begun to openly wonder whether you'd even know an island if you saw one.
The crew hears an eerie, blood-curdling shriek, and then votes unanimously that you go see what it is.
The crew suggests a change in strategy, citing the lack of dubloons' impact on the Neopian economy.
The crew tying you to your bunk during an afternoon nap shows their distinct lack of confidence.
The search for land isn't going too well. Your provisions remain plentiful, though, so no worries... yet.
Though you see yourself more as the Captain Tuan type, the crew insists you remind them of Hoban.
Typically, a ship like this sets sail with two dinghies. Our ship, though, got one dinghy and one dingy.
You awake to discover the crew "garnishing" your clothes by stuffing food into your pockets.
You hear a crewmember say, "If this keeps up, I'm liable to cut me losses and swim back to shore!"
You notice that the skull on the pirate flag flying above your ship resembles you a little too closely.
Your attempt to cheer up the crew by whistling a jolly tune backfires, as this is thought to bring bad winds.
Your crew feels the need to remind you that you're looking for Krawk Island, not items.
Your crew has issued an ultimatum: either find land, or sleep with the sea monsters.
Your crew tries to trade you to a passing ship, accepting before they've even finished making an offer.
"Arr! Perhaps the figurehead at the front of the ship be lonely? Maybe ye should keep it company?"
"Either start findin' something besides random trinkets, or Krawk Island won't be all that's missing!"
"Me brother took up with Scurvy Nate... now there's a cap'n who knows what he's doin'!"
"Me odds of findin' the Wishing Well avatar solution are better than the captain's chances of spotting land!"
"Methinks that, the next time we drop anchor, ye might be goin' along for the ride!"
"Perhaps you need a new vantage point from which to search? Like, from overboard, for instance..."
"Personally, I'm not so sure that's the choice I would've made, but hey, you're the captain, right?"
"Sorry, were ye talkin' to me? I was just thinkin' about that plank an' how great you'd look walkin' it."
"We would ask for ye resignation, but honestly think ye aren't smart enough to sign the document."
"What's this, a copy of Map Reading? Perhaps you should hold on to it... you know, for reference."
"You know, it might actually help if you held the map right side up..."
A thick fog has rolled in, making it next to impossible to look for land. You may as well head on home.
Crewmembers have been sneezing and coughing all day. Probably best to call it a day and head home.
The crew's out of food and water, and their rumbling bellies are getting loud. It's time go home.
Your crew seems unusually mutinous this evening. It may be best to pull up anchor and call it a day.
"Aye, cap'n, it appears as though a storm be on the horizon. 'Tis a good time to head for cover, no?"
"If we don't leave soon, we'll be waitin' forever to get a table at The Golden Dubloon. Let's go!"
"If we leave now, cap'n, we can get back in time to be placin' our Food Club wagers for the evenin'!"
"Is that the wailin' of a sea beast comin' back for seconds I hear? 'Tis time to head for dry land NOW!"
"It's getting' far too dark to continue searchin'. Methinks it best to head back for shore."
"Safe to say we won't be spotting any land in these conditions, cap'n. Time to head in for the day..."

When it's time to pack up for the day, return to the shanty to talk to Gavril. He gradually reveals that Krawk Island is actually made up of islets clustered together.

Gavril McGill

Gavril McGill Dialogue Archive

July 21: Oh look, a visitor... hello, I'm Gavril McGill. As you can imagine, I were quite startled when I woke up this morning to find that nearly all of Krawk Island had vanished, so pardon me if I seem rather out of sorts. I mean, for this tiny plot of land where I make my home to be spared when not even a trace of the rest of the island remains... it gives me the chills just thinkin' about it!

I see you're back from today's search. I can only be imaginin' what it's like out there, considerin' that whatever did this to the island is still roaming the waters. I've heard rumours that a sea monster may be responsible, but you know pirates and their tall tales. If nothing else, with Krawk Island's riches scattered to the four winds, I'm certain you've come across plenty of... fringe benefits, no? Hehe. Let's try not to get too distracted, though... savvy?

Bones Bones Bones

July 22: Welcome back! I've got some news you may find interesting. Yesterday while straightening up I happened to find this book behind a dresser, which appears to be very, very old. I've only had time to flip through the first few pages so far, but it seems to have something to do with Krawk Island, so maybe it'll have some answers about what's been going on lately -- at least I hope it does!

Still plunderin' the seas in search of Krawk Island, eh? Surprisingly enough, many of the volunteers who've come back to report their findin's have been mentionin' the discovery of small islets... far too small to be Krawk Island, though. I'm perfectly willin' to leave such trifles to the small-timers; my sights are set on doing somethin' big... for the good of Krawk Island, of course.

Bones Bones Bones

July 23 - 24: There you are! I've been waiting to tell you all day -- you're not going to believe this! According to that book I told you about last time, it turns out that rather than being one large island, Krawk Island was originally made up of many much smaller islets! I don't have time to get into the details now, but that'd certainly explain all the small islands everyone's been finding.

Ahoy! Back from a long day of roundin' up me -- I mean, Krawk Island's islets? Now that we know Krawk Island's actually made up numerous smaller islands, I'll have far greater flexibility in rearranging the plots so that I can make Krawk Island better than ever! Don't look so startled, swabby -- the fates must've chosen to leave my plot as the island's sole remnant for a reason...

Bones Bones Bones

July 25 - 26: So, I'm sure you're dying to hear what I've learned since the other day... well, listen to this! According to that book I found, what we know is Krawk Island was a cluster of tiny islands, which had repeatedly been picked clean during a series of raids by the Dread Pirate Sherman, the meanest pirate Neopia had ever seen. For their safety, the islands' inhabitants decided to combine their land into one large, single island, which would be far easier to defend. How'd they do it? I'm still working on that part... until then, we should keep searching.

Back from another long day of searching for sunken treasure and the occasional islet, eh? Hehe, I'm just givin' you a li'l ribbing, that's all. You know, I like your determination and spirit. If I'm going to get Krawk Island back up and runnin', I'll need the help of those I can count on, such as yourself -- you look out for me and I'll see to it that you're well taken care of, you know, that sort of thing... kind of like how the island's founders banded together, if you think about it, right?

Bones Bones Bones

July 27: Welcome back! More news about the origins of Krawk Island has emerged -- it turns out the islands were brought together and anchored to the bottom of the ocean to keep from floating apart! Amazing, right? Over time, the island's drifting sands covered the inter-island borders and Krawk Island's history was forgotten... until now!

There you are! I figured you'd be turning up soon... you know, we're gettin' very close to tracking down all of the islets that I'll be needin' to put Krawk Island back together. With that, we'll have to start lookin' toward the future... now, I've been kickin' around the idea of becoming governor of Krawk Island, and the response I've been getting from my many -- and I mean many -- loyal friends is that it's a terrific idea, especially when they consider what it'll allow me to do for them, if you get my drift...

Bones Bones Bones

July 28: Based on my research, if everything goes according to plan we should have the location of every islet needed to restore Krawk Island by the end of today. Once the last plot of land has been accounted for, the process of bringing back the islands and reconnecting them to the bottom of the ocean can begin. Isn't this exciting? I can't wait!

Good day, friend. At last, I have the great pleasure of telling you that all of the smaller islands that make up Krawk Island have been located, save a few. I suspect they will all be located by the end of today. Although this is quite an accomplishment, our work remains far from over. Given your unwavering support thus far, I trust you'll be returning tomorrow to help with the retrieval process. So long for now!

Bones Bones Bones

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