Inkopolis has a minion!

Inkling the Neon Blub

Legacy Name: Inkopolis

The Riftborn Scootle
Owner: Saturnine

Age: 2 years, 9 months

Born: February 26th, 2019

Adopted: 2 years, 9 months ago

Adopted: February 26th, 2019

Pet Spotlight Winner
August 19th, 2019


  • Level: 1
  • Strength: 10
  • Defense: 10
  • Speed: 10
  • Health: 10
  • HP: 10/10
  • Intelligence: 0
  • Books Read: 0
  • Food Eaten: 1
  • Job: Unemployed

Welcome to Inkopolis. Battle Commences in 60..59...

The largest, mostly friendly competitive game amongst Inklings. 2 teams of 4 players arm themselves with all manner of ink-holding weapons to sling, shoot, slosh, swipe, and snipe their opponents in an attempt to take ground. Many players move onto Ranked Modes with more formalized rules, but mainly Turf Wars are the name of the game.

But as far as you know, you're just ... the ink. How are you sentient? Probably an unethical experiment by scientists at the start of The Great Turf War more than 100 years ago. Or perhaps Inkolution didn't seem fit to make you a squid or even an octoling. You've long stopped since tying yourself in figurative knots about it.

Either way, you just want to play the game as a real cephalopod. Not the thing they shoot, step on, swim in, or use to splat opponents and force them back to the spawn platform. You want to wear the fashions, walk among the plaza, and especially shout "Booyah!" as a real, living, breathing, swimming (Though, not in water) cephalopod.

The Lobby

You hear happy chatter as players arrive in the lobby. Some voices leave, as their matches start, but you sit in the canister, strapped to your player's back. You look at yourself as well as you can - You're a lovely lilac shade this round. The opponent's ink must be the bright teal.

The muffled voice of the mechanical announcer sounds - "Players: To the Spawn Point!". You slosh around as excited steps ascend the platform.

A moment of both nothingness and everything - Your player is in their Inkling form, submerged in the colorful liquid, and you are essentially one with them. "Hello, Hi -!"

Suddenly, they're standing on two feet again - Did they hear you - ?


Nope - It's battle time!

Today's stage: Walleye Warehouse , a long hallway with side paths, crates, hidey-holes, and high vantage points.

You sink down to the bottom of the canister to stay inside longer as your player - an Octoling! - is spraying the ground in front of her with her vanilla Splat Charger and jump into the ink, swimming toward the platform in the middle. Ink on the ground floods into the canister, but you hang on to your hard-won spot near the bottom.

She stops, aims at an opposing Inkling, and shoots - a miss, he rolls out of the way with his Dapple Dualies behind the platform. But your Octoling is smart, and aims the receptacle at the top of one of the two towers - SPLAT!.

You fly through the air and nail the Inkling straight on! His gear and weapons sink into your teal-colored ink and you sit triumphant on the top of the towers for the rest of the match. Your team (Or, your Octoling's team) has covered most of the map; They're now surrounding the opponent's Spawn Point, trapping them within.

That's all the fun you have for this match.


The match ends - Victory for you!

While the arena is cleaned up for the next match, you slosh down the side of the tower back to the ground below, looking at the Jellyfish who work quickly.

Then an unpleasant sensation reaches you - That of someone stepping on you - and you screech in pain and shock. "Wha - ?"

Looking up, you find yourself staring into the bespectacled eyes of Sheldon, the horseshoe crab who owns Ammo Knights, the weapon store.

"You, ah...stepped. On me."

He blinks. "You...can talk? B-B-But you're ink!"

If you had a visible mouth, you'd pull it into a grimace. "Don't I know it."

"I've never seen talking ink! Would you mind if I took you back to my lab?"

You see a jellyfish approaching with an ink vacuum. "Absolutely. I think you better make it quick..."

So. Many. Weapons!

You sit in an ink canister upon Sheldon's untidy workdesk; He's hastily cleared a spot for you, but you still are among bits and pieces to various weapons; Scopes for Chargers, Sprinkler subs, nozzles of dualies...and something you're not quite sure of. A large fan in a case, with a chain pull on top of it. "What's this?"

"A motor for a Heavy Splatling - But enough about weapons, what about you?"

You tell your story - You have no idea of your origins. You want to play Turf War. You want to wear the gear-

"I want to be an Inkling. Or Octoling. You're science-y, you can help, right?" You plead.

"I am..." Sheldon grabs his chin. "However, despite the fantastical world we inhabit, spitting in the face of evolution is a little beyond me. But, I'll buzz Agent 8. None of us know how she survived in the Deepsea, but I'm sure there's some kind of tech down there to make you one of us. Theoretically."

You spin in the canister with joy.

Ink Me Up

Walking is hard. And holding a weapon - a Basic Splattershot - is only slightly easier. It's been 2 weeks of stumbling around abandoned metro stations underground and testing your coordination under the watchful eye of Sheldon and one Cap'n Cuttlefish.

"While Inkling bones are different than humans, your muscles can still atrophy without even simple exercise." Sheldon had said at the start. "It'll be quite a while before you're ready to battle."

You've also gotten caught up on the culture of Inkopolis above - Mainly, Octolings have risen to the surface, so you'll fit right in - helped by Agent 8 - Kind, quiet, and the main reason you are no longer a blob on the ground.

"So, were all Octolings genetically engineered and grown in that lab?" You ask. She just shrugs, and plays "Tide Goes Out", a song by one of the Cap'n's granddaughters.

After so long underground, it's surprising to be above, in the glaring sun and the immense chatter of various sea creatures. There's a cat snoozing by the lobby, and a suspicious looking sea urchin on the other side. You recognize Pearl and Marina in the newsroom to the right, and Sheldon's shop to the left. He leads you in, followed by 8.

"Okay, you'll start at level 1. Got your 'shot, got your basic gear. Don't worry too much about being splatted or turning into an Octoform - Remember our tests? It won't revert you back to 100% ink."

You nod. 8 points to both herself and Sheldon, then you, and points out the door.

"Oh! Do you want us to walk to you to the Lobby, or can you make it?"

You smile. "Yeah. I don't want to fall and...wipe out?" You finish hesitantly. They nod and applaud at your correct use of slang, and the three of you exit the shop. You beam at the stylish Ink- and Octolings, eager to meet them on the field, even more excited to check out their gear -

At the doors to the lobby, Sheldon hands you a small phone shaped like a squid. "You've got to put your name in. I didn't know what you wanted, so..."

After peering down, you slowly jab fingers at the screen, typing out a name, hitting 'enter'. The other two look and nod.

"Alright! See you on the field, Agent 9!"

Smiling, you turn your back on them and make assured, excited steps into the Turf War lobby.

Background by Nintendo, layout by Noemi, story by Saturnine based upon the world of Splatoon.

Pet Treasure

Ink-Filled Squid Beanbag

Graffiti Subeta Sticker

Blub-O-Vac 8000

Giselle Never Say Neverland Chunky Sneakers

Mega Ultra Soaker

Ikumoradeekanox Tattoo Concepts

Blue Graffiti Hoodie

Heavy Duty Water Gun

Blacklight Octopus Ale

Purple Piroctapus Beanbag


Mister Paintbrush

Thumb Up Sticker

Thumb Down Sticker

Make Art Not War Sticker

Crater-Stomping Boots

Squidballoon Sticker

Sugar Coated Lime Star

Sugar Coated Orange Star

Sugar Coated Grape Star

Sugar Coated Cherry Star

Sugar Coated Berry Star

Sugar Coated Blueberry Star

Sugar Coated Strawberry Star

Sugar Coated Mint Star

Sugar Coated Lemon Star

Sugar Coated Cotton Candy Star

RoQ Candy Palette Shades

Paint the World Sticker

Oversized Soft Vinyl Experiment 3485 Toy

Sound of Color

Frowny-Face Talky Sticker

Rainbow Talky Sticker

SPLAT! Sticker

Color Reversal Concoction


Ridiculous Octopus Sticker

HiTech Replacement Cornea

Marshmallow Cuddlefish Plushie

Peppermint Cuddlefish Plushie

Cotton Candy Cuddlefish Plushie

Strawberries and Cream Cuddlefish Plushie

RoQ Candy Palette Sweater

Rift Jelly

Rift Octo

Entangled Teal Starfish

Entangled Purple Starfish

Dawn Blob Plushie

Twilight Blob Plushie

Pink Neon Rope Dress

Green Neon Rope Dress

Blue Neon Rope Dress

Red Neon Rope Dress

Purple Neon Rope Dress

Teal Neon Rope Dress

Crab Sushi Burrito

Veggie Sushi Burrito

Salmon Sushi Burrito

Spicy Tuna Sushi Burrito

Tempura Shrimp Sushi Burrito

Jellyfish Purse with Caviar

Sweet Octopus Mask

Violaceous Octopus Mask

Octopus Fungus Pet

Bubble Spirit

Purple Octopus Sticker

White Octopus Sticker

Orange Octopus Sticker

Red Octopus Sticker

Blue Octopus Sticker

Utilitarian Riders Helmet

Stylish Riders Helmet

Imposing Riders Helmet

Cute Riders Helmet

Confident Riders Helmet

Neon Pink Bunny Ears

Neon Purple Bunny Ears

Neon Yellow Bunny Ears

Neon Blue Bunny Ears

Neon Orange Bunny Ears

Cece Field Day Cap

Squidley Hugs Sticker

Oversized Soft Vinyl Experiment 3485 Toy

Lovely Experiment 3485 Sticker

Experiment 3485 Beanbag

Roe Filled Rice Roll

Shirako Sushi

White Single Goggle

Purple Single Goggle

Green Single Goggle

Bronze Single Goggle

Black Single Goggle

Rainbow Wedding Cake

Pink Tinted Lenses

Green Tinted Lenses

Cyan Tinted Lenses

Red Tinted Lenses

Yellow Tinted Lenses

Purple Tinted Lenses

Neon Floral Jacket

Neon Floral Snapback

Octopus Kelp Roll

Graffiti Sushi

Plasma Grenade Launcher

Starfish Soup

Strong Opinions About Paint

Orange Tangerine Keyboard Phone

Pink Tangerine Keyboard Phone

White Tangerine Keyboard Phone

Red Tangerine Keyboard Phone

Purple Tangerine Keyboard Phone

Blue Tangerine Keyboard Phone

Living Paint Splotch

Magic DJ Box

Cyan Spark Road Running Shoes

Neon Peacock Road Running Shoes

Pink Punch Road Running Shoes

Sunny Days Road Running Shoes

Peanut Butter Gamz Energy Bar

Apricot Gamz Energy Bar

Blueberry Crisp Gamz Energy Bar

Mint Chocolate Gamz Energy Bar

Lemon Tart Gamz Energy Bar

Yellow Gaming Headset

Green Gaming Headset

Orange Gaming Headset

Pink Gaming Headset

Blue Gaming Headset

Red Gaming Headset

Goldfish Skateboard


Bubble Gum Blub

Fishliver Oil

Pickled Clams

Bonito Furikake

Binary Code T-shirt

Lightning Strike Natural Tee

Tiny Amethyst Crown

Tiny Opal Crown

Tiny Ruby Crown

Tiny Topaz Crown

Tiny Emerald Crown

Ai no Torrey Koibito

Whale You Be Mine Sticker

Happy Clam

Purple Sweet Street Platforms

Pink Sweet Street Platforms

Green Sweet Street Platforms

Waterlogged Survival Postcard

Candy Kraken

Tide Water Blaster

Mimi Moe Pride Lapel Pins

Blushing Octo Figurine

Bashful Octo Figurine

Demure Octo Figurine

Cute Octo Figurine

Shy Octo Figurine

Kid the Squid Beanbag

Mirage Issue 3

Mirage Issue 2

Mirage Issue 1

Battler Issue 01

Battler Issue 02

Battler Issue 03

Battler Issue 04

Battler Issue 05

MusiNews Issue 1


Edible Finger Paints

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Gamz Energy Bar

Field BattleTech Bracelet

Water BattleTech Bracelet

Fire BattleTech Bracelet

Magma BattleTech Bracelet

Going Back To Bed Sticker

Pink Glow-in-the-Dark Temporary Star Tattoo

Orange Glow-in-the-Dark Temporary Star Tattoo

Red Glow-in-the-Dark Temporary Star Tattoo

Turquoise Glow-in-the-Dark Temporary Star Tattoo

Broad Ink Cap

Tall Ink Cap

Ink Monster Wet Specimen

Junko Entropy Blacklight Ink

Turquoise Thug Plastic Raygun

Gold Gangster Plastic Raygun

Black Bandit Plastic Raygun

Green Goon Plastic Raygun

Red Rival Plastic Raygun

Violet Villain Plastic Raygun

Blue Brigand Plastic Raygun

Tide Water Blaster

Thrashing Bulldog

Green Paint Can

Gold Paint Can

Purple Paint Can

Orange Paint Can

Yellow Paint Can

Blue Paint Can

Red Paint Can

Squid Ink

Bubble Gum

Dead Squid T-shirt

Pink Mini Phone

Turquoise Mini Phone

Purple Mini Phone

Lime Green Mini Phone

Blue Mini Phone

Red Mini Phone

Yellow Mini Phone

Purple Paintbrush

Orange Paintbrush

Green Paintbrush

Blue Paintbrush

Yellow Paintbrush

Friendly Lake Monster Hoodie

Friendly Lake Monster Beanbag

Friendly Lake Monster Doll

Purple Gun

Spectrabeam Laser

Galactobeam 100

Bot-Blaster V013

Blossoming Love Bath Bomb

Celestial Bath Bomb

Ocean Wave Bath Bomb

Soothing Green Tea Bath Bomb

Vengeful Spirit Bath Bomb

Watered-Down Drink

Pet Friends

Bomb Rush Blush!

Thanks for everything, 8.

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