Sunday, April 16, 2017

Riddle Contest Day 5: Crystal Reef!

Hey Jammers, happy Save-the-Elephant Day!

 We're almost halfway done with this contest, so I'd like to give a big thank-you to everyone who has participated so far. Here it is:


(Haha... get it? "Big" thank-you? Haha... haha... ugh. -_-)

Seriously though, I'm so happy with the turn-out of this contest. It seems to me that it's really fun for some of you! I think I might do more of these in the future.

As always, here's a brief description of this contest for those who are new to the party:

Here's what this Riddle Contest is all about: Every day of the contest will focus on one land in Jamaa. There will be a riddle about one animal from that land's Journey Book, and it will be your job to guess which one it is!

Whoever answers the most riddles correctly will win a FREE CUSTOM MASTERPIECE

It would be in your best interest to answer every riddle to give you a better chance. Even if you haven't answered the previous riddles yet, you can answer them any time up until the end of the contest on April 22nd.

- Link to Riddle #2
- Link to Riddle #3
- Link to Riddle #4

Today's journey will take us underwater to the blue waters of Crystal Reef. Without further ado, let's DIVE right in! 

(If you wanna skip the short story and get straight to the riddle, it's at the bottom in big bold letters.)

Without hesitation, you jump right into the cool water with a big splash, and a totally new world opens up to you.

The bubbles clear and unveil countless colors. You gape with wonder as those colors transform before adjusting eyes into the diverse forms of many water-breathing creatures-- too many to count! 

Of course, the majority of the creatures you see are animals that seem more like plants, clinging and subtly shuffling among sand and rock. More free-swimming fish are hiding in the deeper waters, you presume. 

Although the creatures you see aren't as physically mobile, there exists the energy of a bustling town in these waters. Like a Jamaa Township for invertebrates. 

Soon the water feels so natural to swim in that it begins to feel like air. You glide through this alien-yet-familiar landscape like you're flying, looking down at the myriad of creatures living together in harmony. To your surprise, you spot a sand dollar. You've never seen a living one before now, so you swoop down to get a closer look.

The little sand dollar shuffles slowly across the sandy floor of Crystal Reef. Upon closer inspection, you're amazed to see thousands of tiny feet, each taking tentative steps to gradually carry the little sand dollar to all his destinations. At one point, he seems to shyly wave at you with all his many appendages. You smile. The pattern on his back looks a lot like a flower. 

Suddenly, a voice!

"It's a terrible shame that people mainly see sand dollars as mere ornaments. They're wonderful when you get to know them, really."

That voice did not come from the sand dollar. You swivel your head around, trying to gauge its source.

"I wouldn't go looking for me, if I were you. You might accidentally get stung," the voice echos. 

You realize that you probably wouldn't be able to tell this creature's location from sound alone. The water distorts their voice so thoroughly that it sounds like it's coming from everywhere and nowhere all at once!

"I can't figure out where you are, so could you at least tell me what you are?" you call out. 

The mysterious voice responds, "I won't tell you, but you can guess. I'll give you a riddle...

"I'm the deer of the ocean, 
but if you get too close, I won't run away--
I'll sting!"

HINT: Look in your Journey Book!

*Comment your AJ username, your answer to the riddle, and what you would like me to draw for you as a Masterpiece if you win!*

Keep in mind that you do not have to repeat your Masterpiece request if you have already written it on a previous riddle.

Tomorrow is Day 6, where we will continue our exploration of the ocean in BAHARI BAY! :D

See you there!


P.S. I may be nonmember right now, but as soon as the contest winner is announced I will buy a membership and get right to work on the winner's Masterpiece.

P.P.S. The Biweekly Masterpiece contest will be announced late. 

P.P.P.S. Go check out video of sand dollars alive underwater. It's so cool!!!

P.P.P.P.S. I just learned that "bahari" means "sea" in Hindi. I also learned that the "kani" in Kani Cove means "crab" in Japanese! How cool is that? 


  1. Cherrywookie has joined the party again!

    Oh, I feel pretty confident considering I have a phobia of stinging things. I was caught between the stingray and the staghorn coral, as they both sting, but I will vote for the Staghorn Coral due to the deer hint. probably already know it better than I do by now...too much school work. :(

  2. Aw, you're welcome! I'm having fun!

    User: Lostfairy
    Guess: Staghorn coral
    Masterpiece: a panda doing something

  3. Great post!

    Your language is so descriptive - have you ever considered writing short stories? I'm sure you'd be good at it!

    Deer of the sea... Stinging... I was about to say stingray/manta ray when I realized: Deer?

    Okay, I think I've got my answer:

    Answer: Staghorn Coral!
    Username: Arcticstar8404
    Masterpiece: *clears throat, but then re-reads the post* Okay, so I DON'T have to put it on every single post? That's a relief!

    I knew about the Kani in Kani Cove, but I had no clue about Bahari Bay! Huh, the more you know!

    Can't wait for tomorrow!

    - Arctic

    P.S. Happy Easter!

  4. Creationfall

    The sting ray?

    (Bat-Eared Fox by pond...)

  5. Can I redo my answer? I was very confused at the question because I searched the page and didnt see anything, but then after I answers I realized I was in the wrong area. My answer is staghorn coral

  6. Stingray! -Nuclearwolfy

    If I were to win, I would want a nature masterpiece for my boyfriend. c:

  7. Hey DoomyPanda! I was wondering if it was a stingray? Sorry if I'm not aloud to answer two riddles.
    ~ iluvsnowdrop


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