"Kremling Appreciation Day"
After K. Rool's humiliating defeat at the end of DK64, the kremlings vanished from DK Isles. They typically did so for a few days following a bad thrashing, so the kongs thought little of it.
But those days soon turned into weeks, and then months. The kongs had been enjoying their lazy lives, but they'd also come to depend on the action and adventure that came from random kremling skirmishes, and recently, there were none to be had.
Six months passed, and still, not a single kremling had been seen spotted around the isles. Desperately seeking action, DK started leading expeditions into known kremling hotspots in search of them, but his searches all turned up empty. The kongs' worries soon became a collective realization:
The kremlings were gone.
They'd never realized just how much they needed those scaly fiends around, until now. Kremlings kept the kongs on their toes, mentally and physically sharp, and best of all, led them on marvelous action-adventures. Kremlings just made life so...worth living! And now that they were gone, a deep sadness settled upon the land.
Then one day, Lanky had an idea. A dark, nefarious, brilliant idea. And a giant, menacing grin spread across his clown face. The kongs all lit up with grins of their own when they heard it, as well.
The next afternoon as DK took a nap, the kongs crept out, stifling back their laughter the best they could, and dressed in all of their favorite kremling attire. And the epic event began. Chunky tiptoed up to DK, snatched him clean out of his hammock, and tied him up. Meanwhile, Diddy, Dixie, and Tiny made off with a load of his bananas.
The look of confusion on DK's face was priceless, and he gasped in disbelief when he realized his own kongs were the culprits. The kongs erupted in laughter over DK's sudden realization!
They paraded DK and his bananas through the forest, taunting him and cackling wickedly the whole way. Tiny occasionally kicked bananas off the cart, leaving a trail of fruit in their wake in true kremling fashion. After getting their fill of villainy, the kongs settled on the beach, took in the sun, and snacked on bananas, despite DK's groans of protest. It was a smashing hit.
They all went to bed that night thoroughly refreshed. The kremling spirit had once again touched their lives, and it felt good. Even DK came around; he was eventually able to look back to the events of that day and laugh.
But behind DK's back, they all secretly made a vow to each other: They WOULD do this again! And sure enough, they hosted the event a couple more times that year, much to DK's chagrin.
The kongs continue to hold this event, on random days throughout the year, to this very day. It has come to be known as "Kremling Appreciation Day".
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