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Grumpy Old King

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Well, I suppose having your neighboring countries belittling both your army and your intelligence would put you in a rather bad mood. Though really, you'd think a king would have better things to do than having a bunch of random people attempt to make him laugh. Oh well, just means more potential Neopoints for you!

"You'd better not disturb me during lunch though."

Put in your best effort to amuse King Skarl, the grumpiest of kings, and if he's entertained you may be rewarded!

You can attempt to make Skarl laugh twice per day.


It seems that King Skarl's sense of humor is rather strange. In fact, it's completely random which reaction he'll have to your attempts of entertainment and the points he awards as a result. The joke doesn't even have to make sense and he can be in hysterics! Below outlines the possible responses and any awards from him pondering your joke.


Flavor Text: You've done it! King Skarl is in hysterics!

Skarl: *hehehehehe* That was a really great joke! I give it a [751-1000] out of 1000.
You're brilliant! You must take this gift from me.

Reward: This is most difficult reaction to receive from the greedy tyrant, but he'll reward you nicely. For your humor you will receive one of the following exclusive items and normally between 200-800 Neopoints. Sometimes, you will also receive one of the Chuckle items, and you may also randomly be awarded the Blumaroo Court Jester avatar if you tell the right joke.

Blumaroo Court Jester

Blumaroo Court Jester / Guide

Awarded randomly when you make King Skarl laugh by telling him the following joke: "What do you do if *blank* fierce Peophins *blank* has eaten too much *blank* tin of olives?" (The answer can be anything).

Released: January 27, 2004


Flavor Text: Well looky there... You got a chuckle out of him.

Skarl: *heh* That was a pretty good joke. I give it a [600-750] out of 1000.
Here, have a little something from my kitchen. I hope you like it.

Reward: Here he'll reward you with something from the kitchen, and approximately a third of the time he'll add a few Neopoints to your prize (typically between 40-200 NP). The items you can receive are shown below.

Prior to a prize pool update on January 25, 2018, King Skarl handed out a different set of food items.

No Effect

Flavor Text: Drat! It looks like your joke had no effect on the Grumpy Old King.

Reward: No items, but maybe up to 100 Neopoints if you're lucky:

Skarl: Well, thanks for trying...
I'll give you XX Neopoints for the effort.

It is presumed that the score range for receiving this outcome is 301-599, but since there is no score messaging and scores under 751 do not appear in your High Score list, it is impossible to verify.

Worst Joke Ever

Flavor Text: Uh Oh... Now you've done it!

Skarl: That was the worst joke ever! I give it a [200-300] out of 1000!
Leave my kingdom now! *Grrrrrrrr*

Reward: Skarl may be angry, but the first time this happens you will be awarded the Skarl - Moody avatar.

Skarl - Moody

Skarl - Moody / Guide

Get thrown out of the castle when telling King Skarl a joke.

Released: July 30, 2004


Occasionally you can get lucky and will randomly be awarded a 10x bonus of Neopoints. (Thanks to sahransoot for this tip.)

Flavor Text: He also gives you XXX Neopoints (including a 10x bonus)!

This bonus is possible for any outcome other than a Worst Joke Ever response.


There are certain times during the day when you won't be able to bother amuse King Skarl. He will be out to lunch every day at:

  • 8:00 - 9:00 AM NST
  • 12:00 - 1:00 PM NST
  • 7:00 - 8:00 PM NST

If you try to visit him during those times you will find an empty throne with a sign on it; just pop back during the next hour to try your luck.

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This game guide was written by: DragonBeak & Quail