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Tangor's Workshop

As of January 12, 2021, hunting for worms is not available. In order to complete the quest and find all of your worms, Adobe Flash is needed which was discontinued on January 12th by Adobe. We anticipate TNT will be converting this feature to be Flash-free at some point in 2021.

This means you also cannot collect the Miscellaneous Gears from the map, but may purchase any existing from user shops. Additionally, the Random Event for obtaining Scrap Metal and Stone is not active, so this item may only be acquired from user shops.

The newly-discovered world of Moltara is home to a few special varieties of Petpet. These can only be created by collecting materials from around Moltara City and taking them to Tangor's Workshop, where he will fashion them into a shiny new Petpet for you. If you like, he will even combine multiple Moltaran Petpets to make a new Petpet or a rare item!

Tangor's Workshop Neopets News Image
Do you like to tinker as much as I do? Come on in!

Materials

In order to create anything at Tangor's workshop, you'll need the appropriate materials to work with.

What to Look For

Currently, there are four obtainable Petpet materials: Shiny Obsidian, Miscellaneous Gears, Scrap Metal and Stone and Red Moltite

Materials
Item How to Obtain
Shiny Obsidian
Shiny Obsidian
Clicking on the Quarry in the bottom-left corner of the Moltara City map (or just visiting here)
Miscellaneous Gears
Miscellaneous Gears
Appears randomly on Moltara City map in certain places: click to obtain (refreshing required)
Scrap Metal and Stone
Scrap Metal and Stone
Random event in Moltara
Red Moltite
Red Moltite
Complete a worm quest and enter the Dark Cave (see below)

How to Obtain the Materials

The Scrap Metal and Stone is a random event which can occur anywhere in Moltara.

The Shiny Obsidian and Miscellaneous Gears, however, are retrievable from certain places. In the screenshot below, the Obsidian Quarry is outlined in blue, while the eight possible gear locations are circled in green. When the gears appear on the map, click on them to receive your Miscellaneous Gears.

Moltara gear map

Worm Quest

In order to get your hands on some Red Moltite, you will need to complete a Moltara worm quest.

  • Visit Lampwyck's Lights Fantastic. You will receive an Empty Lantern in a random event.
  • You can now collect worms on both Moltara maps, keeping in mind refreshing is required. Click on the worm to add it to your inventory. The worms change for each user every 5 minutes by clock time (:05, :10, etc) so the process is somewhat time-sensitive. If you do not click on the worms by the time the next 5-minute window starts, you will most likely not collect anything (worms tend to not stick in one spot time after time.)
  • Whilst they are in your inventory, worms behave in the same way as other items. That is, they can be stolen by the Pant Devil or fall prey to unfortunate random events and mishaps at any one of Neopia's many wheels. Fear not though, if you lose a worm it will reappear in its original spot for you to collect it again (thanks to Sarah for letting us know about this).
  • Additionally, the Black and Rainbow Worms will each only appear about five to ten times each day. The number of instances of appearance and the times are different for each account and the only sure way to find out is to refresh the map until they appear; however, these times will not change once you have discovered them, so be sure to note your rare worm times.

Moltara city worm map

Moltara caves worm map

  • There are ten different-coloured worms to find; you must collect all of them.
Worms - Locations & Frequencies
Black Worm
Black Worm
Moltara Caves: just inside a cave between the Arcanium and Petpetorium (appears Purple in colour on the map)

Will appear ~5-10 times a day.
Rainbow Worm
Rainbow Worm
Moltara City: in front of the door to Lampwyck's Lights Fantastic

Will appear ~5-10 times a day.
Pink Worm
Pink Worm
Moltara Caves: directly below Magma Pool, to the right of a cauldron

Will appear ~35-40 times a day.
White Worm
White Worm
Moltara City: in front of the big vault door above Molten Morsels

Will appear ~40 times a day.
Purple Worm
Purple Worm
Moltara Caves: entrance of cave directly above Magma Pool

Will appear ~80 times a day.
Orange Worm
Orange Worm
Moltara City: center city circle, between two hanging lanterns

Will appear ~60-75 times a day.
Yellow Worm
Yellow Worm
Moltara Caves: on a path directly above Petpetorium entrance

Will appear ~150 times a day.
Green Worm
Green Worm
Moltara City: on top of the Cog's Togs building

Will appear ~125-140 times a day.
Red Worm
Red Worm
Moltara City: near Town Hall building, right of the stairs

Will appear ~200 times a day.
Blue Worm
Blue Worm
Moltara Caves: below the Petpetorium, just beside the stairs

Will appear ~190 times a day.
  • When you have found all ten worms, click on the lantern in your inventory and choose the 'fill it with worms' option; the lantern will become a Brightly Lit Lantern.
  • Enter the Dark Cave, located right of The Gilded Page on the Moltara Caves map. After working your way through the cave (see below), you will be able to collect the Red Moltite. Once you have done so your worms will grow tired and dim, preventing you from collecting more.
  • Return to Lampwyck's Lights Fantastic. The shopkeeper will award you a Friendly Glowing Lantern, which is wearable.
  • If you wish to collect more Red Moltite, however, you will need to repeat the entire worm-finding process. Note that you only receive the Friendly Glowing Lantern the first time you return to Lampwyck, after that he'll just offer to take care of your worms. Subsequently the worm quest can be completed once daily.

The Dark Cave

Recently it was discovered that there is, in fact, rhyme and reason to the myriad paths one can follow though the Caves in order to find that elusive Red Moltite. It's all to do with the mysterious caption underneath the first picture you encounter upon entering the caves.

Each of the captions corresponds to one specific path through the caves. These do not change. Spot the caption and you can easily make your way through the caves and find that moltite!

Many thanks to nyllyn2 for the directions.

Cave Paths
Caption Directions
At least it's not dark anymore!

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Does it smell like rotten neggs in here?

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Hello? Is there anyone in here?

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I hope I can find my way out.

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I hope there's no lava in here.

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I should have studied geology.

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sure wish Roxton were here.

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I wonder where this could lead?

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It's very hot in here!

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Jordie would know what to do.

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Let's go spelunking!

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Look at the shiny rocks!

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This lantern is bright enough to see with!

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What a mysterious passage!

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Where does this cave go?

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Which way should we go?

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Petpets

What Can Be Made

There are many different Petpets that can be made at Tangor's Workshop, including several from existing Moltaran Petpets. Each has a different materials requirement.

Note: The Vaggendotra 5000 is not a Petpet, rather a wearable and a toy.

How to Make a Petpet

  • When you have collected the necessary materials, take them to Tangor's Workshop in Moltara City.

Tangor step 1

  • Click on the appropriate material to give it to Tangor. Note you can only choose one item at a time.

Tangor step 2

  • When you have chosen all the required materials, click the 'Give these items to Tangor' button.

Tangor step 3

The new petpet will now appear in your inventory.

Magma Pool Permanent Access Tie-In

In the Fall of 2020, there was a push from users to try to discover the secret to unlocking permanent access to the Magma Pool before Adobe Flash support was set to be discontinued in February 2021. Neopets staffer van Doodle left a series of clues throughout his account, and when translated and assembled, they formed a poem. The third and fourth of the seven verses are:

a love that strong, my dear companion
build it piece by piece
for only through true dedication
will it never cease

on your journey you may find
the sunset fade to night
but know that you are never lost
for i'm your guiding light

While unconfirmed, it's currently believed that these verses mean that both completing the worm quest and building a petpet at Tangor's Workshop are two of the requirements for becoming "well-versed in the ways of Moltara" to gain permanent access to the Magma Pool.

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This article was written by: Torratz