Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to Mushroom Kingdom Quest. In this adventure you'll take the role of Leoonardo Koocaprio, one of Bowser's most trusted commanders. You'll be thrust into thy wild world of the Mario games, where you'll go on incredible adventures from the welcoming gates of Toad Town to the dreary Wiggler Woods to the magma-streaked mountains of World 8.Current party:>Sal Guy>Another of Bowser's commanders, and your long-standing friend and ally in the fight against Mario. He mostly serves as a voice of reason, always willing to egg you on and help a friend in need.>Tanoomba>A goomba under the affect of a Tanooki leaf, this eccentric sprout of a baddie can stapeshift into any form he desires. However, his many forms are always stuck with an unsightly tail.Where we left off:You go to the mess hall and pick up a newspaper. Flipping through the pages, you find nothing of interest, until a particular article makes you grin."The Emerald Shroom," you read, "is a colossal, shining green jewel that mysteriously grew into the shape of a mushroom. The gem is currently being moved into the Mushroom Kingdom Museum, where it will be put on display for all the people of the kingdom to see its glory."Sal's mask is forming a smile just as yours. "Are you thinkin' what I'm thinkin'?" he asks. You respond with a not and a high five."Let's go find us a fat dude!"Your current inventory contains: one small bag of Princess Peach's hair, and one "Cloning Made Easy!" pamphlet.Current objectives:>Find Wario and convince him to take Peach on a blind date>Brief Bowser on the date>Get one Power Star. The most readily available location is Peach's castle.What do?
Also, an apology to my friends who read the first chapter of this quest for my lack of punctuality. Sorry I'm late!Oh, and I forgot to link the first thread! How silly of me.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/29195523/
Current Location: Bowser's Castle, main hallway.
>>29282767Ask bowser's advisors if they have wario's contact info. Barring that, follow the smell of garlic
>>29282864"Sal," you say, "let's go ask around for Wario's contacts."Sal responds with a nod. "Who should we ask?"You put a finger to your chin in thought. "Uhh... I think Bowser might have 'em. I mean, they DO go go-karting sometimes. And failing that, Kamek might know something about it.""Alright, let's go!" Tanoomba chirps, bounding back through the door to Bowser's office. You and Sal follow him through, much to the annoyance of Bowser. He looks down at you from his golden desk."What do you knuckleheads want NOW?"Sal steps forward and gives Bowser a salute. "Well, sir, we were planning on setting Princess Peach up on a planned blind date with Wario, and we were wondering if you had his contact info."Bowser's brow furrows at this idea. "What's the deal with that?""Long story, Your Radness," you interject, "we had a plan to have you actually SAVE Peach from a bad situation, and a date with Wario seemed like the most repulsive thing we could find."Bowser sits in silence for a while, before a grin breaks out on his lips. "That's actually a good idea! Let me check."He fumbles through his Rol-a-dex. "Let's see. Wiggler, Waluigi, Wario!" He pulls a business card out of the collection and hands it to you. Perhaps "business card" is an overstatement. It's really just a piece of notebook paper cut into a crude rectangle with a phone number and "WARIO -- THIEF FOR HIRE" written in pencil. It's stained with some incredibly offensive-smelling substance.
>>29283054Go to the phone and call Wario.
>>29283128You walk back down the hall to the barracks, where you see a rusty payphone. You pick up the receiver and punch in Wario's number. After three rings, you hear the phone pick up."WHO'S CALLIN'!" comes a tinny voice from the other side. "WHADDAYA WANT?">"WELL? STOP WASTIN' MY MINUTES!"
>>29283175"I've got a job for you, are you interested?"
>>29283175I should be more specific:How do you respond to Wario?>Try to be nice and offer him a good deal>Threaten him. He'll do this date, OR ELSE.>Hang up out of fear
>>29283288>Try to be nice and offer him a good dealNot like we have much leverage on him, and based on the fact that he's Mario's evil double, he'd probably just stomp all over us if he felt like it.
>>29283288>Try to be nice and offer him a good deal
>>29283272>>29283346>>29283393"I've got a job for you. Are you interested?""What's yer deal? I've-a got things to do!" the voice, fighting against waves of static, shouts."Well, we're employees of King Bowser, and we were looking for someone to take Princess Peach out on a date.""...What?""It's a long story, Mr. Wario. Bowser wanted to put Peach in a situation he could save her from, and a date with you seemed like just the perfect problem.""So you're-a tellin' me that you want me to go out on a date with the princess and Bowser could save her from a date with the fat, ugly, mean guy?""Please don't be offended, sir!" you beg, trying to keep him on the line."So this whole 'date' thing really means-a that much? Well, I just might do it. How much-a can you offer me?"
>>29283407What were you looking to get ?
>>29283407One hundred coins. Enough to get a new life.
>>29283431The question stuns you. You weren't expecting him to ask for an amount right off the bat. "Well, uhh... what were you looking to get?""I've-a got something lined up right now, and it's-a pretty LUCRATIVE, so I'd like, uh...">>29283463You decide not to let him make the first deal."We're prepared to offer you one hundred gold coins.""FIVE HUN--what?""We can offer you one hundred coins. Enough to buy yourself a few nice pair of slacks, get that mustache waxed, get your house cleaned... one hundred coins for fifteen minutes at a nice Toad Town coffee shop with Peach."There's a static-dotted silence as Wario mulls over the offer."Well, when's the date?" he asks. "I'll do it."
>>29283528>Uh, we'll get back to you. Make sure you're looking rotten for that date!
>>29283626"Uh, we'll get back to you. Make sure you're looking rotten for that date!"You hear the click of the receiver dropping.As you put the card into your pocket, a green-shelled koopa toddles toward you. "Mr. Koocaprio, sir! We've dropped off the oatmeal and coins in Kamek's lab, as per your instructions!">Objective complete: Get twenty coins and one hundred pounds of oatmeal for the Peach clone.>Objective complete: Find Wario and prepare him for the date.>Objective complete: Brief Bowser on the date.Current objectives:>Get a Power Star from Peach's Castle for the Peach Clone>Find Peach and convince her to go on the date
Running a quest where you don't play as a cute girl is the truest form of suffering.Shameless self bump.
>>29283743Shouldn't we get hold of a hundred gold coins for Wario's payment too? I mean, that's probably easier than the power star.
>>29283743Look in the Airship storage for a quick getaway ship to Peach's Castle.
>>29283743Taboomba could disguise as a Toad to infiltrate Peach's castle?We should also see if we can find WHERE the Power Stars are in Peach's castle before leaving. We wouldn't want to get caught up in a war between Bob-Ombs or be chased by Toad guards just to find a star, would we? See if any are less guarded than others
>>29284016"Shouldn't we get a hundred coins for Wario's payment, too?" you ask, looking to Sal.Sal shrugs it off. "We have some time. I'm sure the date isn't going on until tomorrow anyway. We'll get it then.">>29284017"Well then, we'd better get going. Come on, I think the airship garage is near here." Sal leads on.You and Tanoomba follow Sal down the hall, out the door, and down the path to the garage. It's a large hangar building, with the door open to show the full glory of Bowser's aerial arsenal.From the garage, a clacking Dry Bones, covered in oil and holding a wrench, comes running toward you."Clicky clack rustle clack click!" he shouts.>[Hey! What are you guys doing here, Bowser needs these ships flying by Tuesday!]Sal steps forth, and shakes the skeleton's hand. "We're on a mission from Bowser to infiltrate Peach's Castle and gather valuable information. Do you have a ship that would fit the three of us?"The Dry Bones scratches his skull with the wrench. "Clack clacker click clatter click..." he says, pointing at what looks like a modestly-sized sailboat with a propeller atop the sail.>[Well we have one, but it's a little small...]Sal gives him a thankful nod as the three of you get in the boat.>Commander Koocaprio, roll 1d20 for navigatory coordination!
Rolled 4>>29284294And here I thought we were just gonna send an anonymous letter to invite the princess to a coffee shop, from a "seeeeecret admirer."Yes, with all those "eeeeeee"s.
>>29284294>>29284381The Power Star is our first priority.All we really need to get Peach interested is cake, probably.
>>29284407You got that turned around. Peach MAKES cake, not just wants it. That said, the idea was that just sending an invitation would be enough because1. she's royalty, and2. she's gracious to a fault and wouldn't turn down an invitation to any given event (even if she did, she'd let you down as smooth as can be).On a tangential note, Bee Peach.
>>29284381>>29284407You'll have a chance to decide what exactly to do, don't worry.The ship putters skyward, and you're off! Your ride is rocky, sickening, and you feel like you're about to pass out when Sal finally takes the helm. After thirty minutes of smoother sailing, the rooftops of Toad Town come into view. The cute little city dwells in the shadow of Princess Peach's castle.Sal drops the ship down on the outskirts of town, and the three of you are met with the town's gate. A happy-looking Toad sits at the post, a smile on his face as he greets a Bob-Omb who walks in.What do you do?>Sneak in (Roll 1d20 for Sneakitude)>Walk in and talk to the gatekeeper (Enter conversation phase)>Other
>>29284470Good point- but she was still tricked with cake during New Super Mario Bros. Wii. Although that was arguably just part of a birthday thing.>>29284515Have Tanoomba disguise as a Toad Guard."Ah, hey, how's it going? Changing shifts with someone. These visitors can come in, right?"
Rolled 14 + 4>>29284569Rolling for Tanoomba's Convince check plus disguise bonus...
>>29284515>>29284569>Have Tanoomba disguise as a Toad Guard.Second.
>>29284594>>29284610Tanoomba pirouettes, and in a puff of smoke transforms into a Toad with a little shield and spear. He walks out of the woods and up the path, motioning for you and Sal to follow him. He does his best to hide his tail."Hiya!" he chirps when he reaches the stand. "Just passing through. Mind if these two visitors come in?"The gatekeeper adjusts his glasses before nodding with a smile. "Have a great day, and welcome to Toad Town!"Once out of the gatekeeper's sight, Tanoomba shifts back. You are now in Toad Town! Looking around you, you see...>The Items Shop>Clothes Shop>Stationery Store>Visitors' Center>Coffee ShopAnd of course, up the hill is Peach's Castle. Standing at the gate are two tough, no-nonsense (or at least as tough and no-nonsense as Toads can go) guards."So," Sal whispers, "we've got to get the Power Star and convince Peach to go on the date. What do you want to do?"
>>29284750Start off at the visitor's center. We need as much information as we can before infiltrating the castle. Look through pamphlets, ask around. Find out about any weak points, hiding places, or scheduled maintenance/ceremonies/etc. at the castle that can be taken advantage of.
It took you guys a little while in the first thread to decide on what to do to kidnap Peach, so I'll give you a second to set your plan for the date and the Power Star here.
>>29284750What >>29284817 said. The first step of any successful operation is to gather intelligence.
>>29284750Clothes Shop. We buy Luigi overalls and you stand on my head and turn into his face.
>>29284750Have we by chance attacked Peach's castle before, in which case I would think we would remember some of the layout of the castle
>>29284841A green hat will hide his tail pretty well. How good is Tanoomba at imitating Italian accents?
>>29284841>>29284892Let's not get ahead of ourselves.
>>29284817You stroll over to the Visitor's Center, which is a little booth attended by a purple-capped Toad."Hello!" one peeps with a rosy smile. "How can we help you?""We're looking for some information on Peach's castle. Stuff like routine maintenance schedules, maps, and guard shifts."The naivete of the Toads prevails as he hands over everything you needed. "Have a sunny day!" he waves.Reading through the information, you find that the castle guards' lunch break is in... ten minutes!>>29284856A few years back, before you earned your Blue shell, you were a private in Bowser's Prime Peach Brigade. You and Sal rode an airship over the castle, and helped chain it up to pull it out in what he called "Operation Galaxy". You had watched over the second floor of the castle while it drifted through space, so the two of you you remember it well.>>29284892"Tanoomba, I have a thought. Do a Luigi impression for me, please."Clearing his throat, the little creature speaks out in Italian-sounding gibberish, leaving Sal applauding.He's pretty good.
>>29285012Let's run to the stationary store and grab some nice paper. We'll write the letter while we walk.
>>29285012On a scale of "Hey it's Mario and some Green dude" to "Oh shit, it's Luigi and he can jump super high, sign my tits!" how well known is Luigi?
>>29285075You dash into the stationery store, and grab a black pen and piece of white paper, with pink bordering and lines. Simple yet elegant. It's very nice.>>29284841You, Sal and Tanoomba take a trip into the modest cloothing store, on the lookout for the right thing. Sure enough, there are overalls, hats and shirts in the style of Mario and Luigi, all folded on a table in the middle of the shop.A vested, black-spotted toad with a small mustache waddles on up to you. "Good morning, sirs. I see you're looking at the Hometown Heroes collection! If you couldn't tell, they're modeled after our own Mario and Luigi, so that everyone can release their inner hero. Are you interested?"
>>29285153To me, as much grief as Luigi gets in some games, he's still one of the two biggest superstars in the universe, so I'd say he's still exceptionally famous.If it were me, I'd gravitate to the "sign my tits" side.
>>29285153If memory serves you right, Luigi had gotten the short end of the fame stick for most of his adventures in the Mushroom Kingdom, but over recent years, his valiant efforts in the Evershade Valley have brought him into the spotlight.You'd attract some fans.
Being Luigi might not be a good idea then. As soon as a wee toad kid asks us to jump our disguise is ruined.
>>29285228So yeah, the Luigi doppelganger plan probably won't work, especially if we're heading into the castle. Bowser may not remember the poor guy, but Peach absolutely would. Daisy, too, if she's around.
>>29285313>>29285386You shake your head. "We're just looking around," you say with a shrug.Sal quickly pulls your head down to be parallel with his, and whispers in your ear. "Leo, there are only so many disguises here that we can all fit in. We need to get disguises here, whether we be stacked on top of each other or going around. And remember that we need to get the letter to Peach.""Uhh... is everything alright?" asks the Toad.
>>29285438If it's a costume store, I imagine there's Toad caps for visitors to wear and look like a Toad (is that offensive? It almost sounds like blackface). Get some Toad caps, grab some guard-looking gear, and just file into the castle.
>>29285438Look for a Yoshi costume. Yoshis are tall enough, a few of us could fit in, alongside>>29285507
>>29285507"We'd like three Toad caps and some toy Guard gear, please," you ask the Toad.The Toad looks a little confused, and perhaps a tad offended, but he nods and complies. In a flash, the three of you are all set with Toad caps, spears, shields and vests. You thank him, pay, and leave.On the street, you see some citizens smiling, trying to hold back laughs at your appearance. Tanoomba shapeshifts into a Toad, but you and Sal are stuck."We're not fooling anyone," says Sal, "but let's keep going and see what happens."To be honest I was really looking forward to you guys disguising as Luigi and having a fan run up and ask you to sign her tits.
>>29285644Okay guys, if anyone asks we are a racial diversity employment exercise to see if any other races can guard as well as a Toad.
>>29285672"Blue, it'll match my shell and my shell is beautiful."
Huh. It seems my post got deleted. Anyway, the gist of it was that >>29285636 you went into the costume shop and got a Yoshi costume.>>29285736A blue one.>>29285691"Okay, guys," you tell Sal and Tanoomba as an idea hits you, "if anyone asks we're a racial diversity employment exercise to see if any other races can guard as well as a Toad."Sal looks at the Yoshi costume in your hands. "So that's a good idea, but what's with the Yoshi suit?"
>>29285644>To be honest I was really looking forward to you guys disguising as Luigi and having a fan run up and ask you to sign her tits.
>>29285799That's plan B if we get caught. Stash it somewhere.
>>29285799>>29285844"Yoshis are more acceptable in the Mushroom Kingdom- when's the last time a Yoshi worked for Bowser, besides that one time on Yo'ster Isle? Toads would be less familiar with their biology, too, considering how far Yoshi's Island is. If they won't let a Koopa and Shy Guy in, we'll give it a try."
>>29285844"That's plan B if we get caught. Stash it somewhere.""Alright," says Sal. You hand him the Yoshi suit, and he looks down at the ground so no one sees his face when he removes his mask. He then shoves the Yoshi suit down his robe, puts his mask back on and looks up. You have to stifle a laugh at just how fat he looks.He points at the castle with his spear. "Alright, Leo. It's showtime!"The three of you make your way over to the castle. The township can't help notice the obese Shy Guy, raccoon-tailed toad and Koopa, and Koopa with a Toad cap, all with guard gear, strolling through town.You walk up the castle steps, and the two red-capped Toads cross their spears."State your business, please and thank you!" they ask.>Roll for Convincingitude!
Rolled 12>>29285998"We're back from our Forever Forest patrol. Man, what I wouldn't give for a route that doesn't scare the life out of me."
Rolled 5>>29285998"We're part of an experiment to promote racial diversity in the guards. You don't want our kingdom to be... RACIST, would you?"We can't lose this, we're Leonardo Koocaprio! Acting should be our strong suit!
>>29286072"We're getting back from our patrol in Forever Forest. You know, innawoods in Wiggler Woods? Man, what I wouldn't give for a route that didn't scare the life out of me!"One of the Toads gives you a smile. "I can imagine! I've heard about Forever Forest, that place sounds terrifying! Are you guys here on that new branching-out program?""Yep!" Sal speaks out. "I'm really glad that my people finally have a chance to work for good, and people finally see that we don't all work for Bowser."You bite your lip to keep from grinning."And we're really glad that you're on our side. Go on in, they're waiting for you guys to relay your findings!
Rolled 7>>29285998"We're a racial diversity experiment that the higher ups have planned. Check your privilege."
>>29286184"Check your privilege!" you shout to the guards as an added little joke before the door closes behind you. Once inside, the light blue of the walls welcomes you, and many people of both guard and tourist nature waddle around.Sal pulls the love letter out of his pocket, handing it to you."What now?" he whispers.
>>29286314First, find the princess's private chambers and slip the letter under her door.Second, find and grab a Power Star. They'll probably keep them somewhere safe. Underground, maybe?Third, LEG IT.
>>29286314Go up to Peach's room and slide it under her door? If we don't know we could ask around.
>>29286393Would they be stuck in the paintings, maybe? Asking around would be an option, if INCREDIBLY risky.
>>29286535The painting magic has probably worn off by now. That was a one-time thing when Bowser invaded and held Peach under house arrest.
>>29286393>>29286405You head up a spiral staircase and down a hall. If you remember correctly, this door right here should lead to Peach's bedroom. Sal slips the letter under the door, and the three of you speed back outta there. You look back, and you can see Peach holding the note and looking for the messenger.Back in the foyer, you begin to puzzle. For the life of you, you can't figure out where the Power Stars are. You consult a pamphlet.Apparently, the Power Stars are in a host of places.>Some of them are woven into the paintings in the gallery. They give the paintings their ability to take anyone who jumps into them inside.>One of them is on Peach's very necklace.>Several of them were gifted by Rosalina of the stars, for Peach and Mario. They are held in the Observatory.
>>29286596To the Observatory! It'll be full of stars so they won't notice one or two or twenty missing.
>>29286596Well, we're already here, so let's check out some of those paintings. I hear Bob-omb Battlefield is lovely this time of year.
>>29286650"Let's go to the Observatory. It's so full of stars, they won't notice one or two missing, will they?"Sal and Tanoomba (Toad-oomba?) agree, following you up several flights of stairs. In the Observatory, you see what looks like upwards of fifty Power Stars, all floating in air of their own volition. Sal walks forth to grab one, and to your surprise, floats into air around the star as an uplifting orchestra plays behind him. Sal holds the star outward at the end of a brassy note, finally going back down."A bit dramatic, don't you think?" you raise an eyebrow."Eh, it's pretty fun."So far, it doesn't seem like anyone's seen you. However, the star is glittering and giving off light, and it'd be fairly hard to get out without being noticed.>What do you do?
>>29286883Hello, can I join?
>>29286931You're mistaken. You don't have to join this, everyone is playing the same character. When I post a segment of story, just decide what you want Leonardo Koocaprio (the Koopa) to do.
>>29286883Shit, cram it into your shell.>>29286931Sure, you don't need to ask. Just reply to the Quest Master whenever you feel like it.
>>29286883What >>29287020 said. Stuff it in our shell and LEG IT.
>>29286883Yoshi suit Yoshi suit Yoshi suit YOSHI SUIT
>>29287050Dibs on front!
>>29286983Just wanted to make sure. I know this was one character, just thought that sometimes, people don't want people joining. OK!
>>29287020>>29287047You take the Star and stuff it in your shell. Once inside, your shell emits glittering white light. You roll your eyes at it, because you honestly can't think of anything better to do."Alright guys, get ready. On my count, we leg it out the door and get back to the boat as fast as possible."Sal scratches his head. "Wait wait wait, can't we just put on the Yoshi suit? If we do this, they'll know something's up. We'll be on wanted posters!""This is not a time for knowledge, Sal! This is a time for ACTION! 321GO!" you shout, and take off down the hall in a mad war cry.Sal and Tanoomba follow you down the stairs at a rapid pace.>Roll for Balance
Rolled 3, 14 = 17>>29287198Rolling for Tanoomba and Sal's balance.
Rolled 5>>29287198Spinning shellgrind down the railing!
Rolled 12, 18 = 30>>29287231>>29287235You and Sal keep your cool as you shoot down the steps, but a trip sends Tanoomba tumbling down. He falls on his head at the bottom of the steps, and you're about to stop for him when Sal dashes past."Go on without him!" he cries, and Tanoomba urges you to continue. You give him a solemn nod through your glowing shell as you follow Sal out the door."Stop right there!" shout the guards as you speed past them. You look over your soldier to see them following you as fast as they can.>Roll for Escapitude!
Rolled 12>>29287369Move like a turtle!
Rolled 17>>29287369Toss the Yoshi suit to stop them!
>>29287369You and Sal sprint past them as fast as you can, down the streets and out the gate of town. The guards, collapsing into gasps.You leap into the boat, and Sal quickly turns the key with such force that it's a miracle that it didn't break. The boat's propeller putters to life, taking to the air and taking off toward Bowser's Castle.Roll for Aerial Competence-itude!
Rolled 18>>29287563Do a sweet barrel roll!
Rolled 20>>29287563>shiggity diggity doo!
Rolled 7>>29287639>>29287644Oh damn it!
Rolled 18>>29287563Our shell is blue and blue is the colour of the sky. Blue koopas are expert sky pilots!
Rolled 2>>29287639>>29287644What's the Boo's face right now?
>>29287819An excited one.>>29287615Sal expertly navigates through the air, avoiding the hostile cannon fire from Toad Town. Once you're out of the area, the boat slows down. You and Sal sit silently as the propeller whirs."So... Tanoomba..." you mutter."He'll make it out, I'm sure." Sal says, though he doesn't sound so sure. "He'll make it out."You focus on the open sky before you as you fly back to the castle.+ + +"Have you got the star?" Kamek asks. You reach into your shell, pull it out and hand it to him."Good, good! Yes, now! The oatmeal and the coins are in that cauldron over there. If you could hand me the hair that His Gnarliness gave you..."You hand him the bag of hair, and Kamek waddles over to the cauldron of bubbling oatmeal. He sprinkles in the hair, and then grabs the star. He crushes it in his hand, and then pours it in with the rest."Now, stand back." he says, pulling out a wand and waving it over the boiling substance. "Alakazoo, wakadoo, hey you Pikachu... and I command thee, come forth!"In a shimmering explosion of golden dust, the form of Princess Peach is standing in the cauldron. She looks around wordless, looks at her hands, and then shrieks, covering her nudity.Kamek blushes, adjusting the steamy frames of his glasses. "Yes, uh... I think you'll need to find an outfit for her."
Rolled 4>>29287954Get the lady some clothes, or at least a sheet!
By the way, guys, did you know that despite only having around a hundred posts, this thread already has the same amount of narrative posts as the most recent Princess Guard Quest? Yeah... that's the thing about having a quest with no waifu. You get less posts.
>>29287954Give her a pink shell and a boomerang.
>>29287954I'm sure there's a spare Hammer Bro suit around here somewhere.
Rolled 7>>29287954Where's Kamek's Peach outfit?
>>29287988You try and avert your eyes as the princess leaps out of the boiling cauldron of oatmeal. "Sal, I'll go get her something to wear." you mumble, getting out of there as fast as you can.You head upstairs, and look for something for the princess to wear.>>29288025>>29288035You head into the barracks and find a spare Hammer Bro suit, chuckling at its pink hue. How fitting.You walk back downstairs and advise her to put it on. The princess complies, preferring even a Hammer Bro suit to nudity. You can tell that the shell makes her more than a little uncomfortable."Alright," she frets, "where am I? Is Mario here?">Tell the truth about being a clone>Let her think she's the real Princess Peach
>>29288086Hm, this is actually a good question.>Tell the truth about being a cloneWe can convince this Peach that she's on our side or something similar. Unless she has an existential crisis. Then things are gonna get REALLY complicated.On the other hand, if she's convinced she's the real Peach, she'll raise a big enough stink that Mario will come running before he realizes the real Peach never left. Then there's gonna be some Highlander shit, as both Peaches will be convinced they're the real one.
Rolled 12>>29288086Don't be a dick, tell her she's a clone, but in a way that she won't freak out at. Like "No, mario's not here, but then he wouldn't be. You aren't his Princess. You are a second instance of Princess Peach, or if you prefer, a clone."
>>29288086>Let her think she's the real Princess PeachIt'll cause delicious drama later on. "Mario is in the castle waiting for you. We brought you here to give you the gift of a Hammer Bros. Suit as a sign of goodwill between our Kingdoms. Also Bowser has a crush on you, don't tell anyone."
>Tell the truth about being a cloneLetting her think she's the real peach rubs me wrong way.
Rolled 14>>29288174"This does not make you any less a person, mind you. You are as much a person as the other Peach is."
What should we call her anyway Peach-2 is just rude so I'm thinking either Plum or Pear
>>29288086>Let her think she's the real Princess PeachSay something about teleportation magic, lock her up in a low security cell. Once we have the actual peach, we let this one escape. Then she'll hopefully do our jobs for us
Rolled 18>>29288334Yeah, actually this.
>>29288324Better Peach. Gotta feed dat ego.
>>29288146>>29288174>>29288198You sit in silence for a moment, and then exhale. This is going to be awkward."Well, Princess... the thing is that you're not the real Peach. I know that this might be hard to understand, but you are a clone of Peach created from oatmeal and a Power Star. I'm Commander Leonardo Koocaprio, and this is Commander Sal Guy. Over there is Kamek, who I'm sure you've met. And we created you."The princess frowns, her eyes darting between you, Sal and the cauldron. "N-no, that's ridiculous. I'm Princess Peach! I'm--wait... I know what you're doing! You're trying to convince me that I'm a clone so that I'll give up and submit to Bowser! That's a FILTHY trick, Koopaling."Sal exchanges glances with you. Kamek awkwardly excuses himself from the room."Princess, we apologize. But you are a clone, and that is the genuine truth." Sal says solemnly. "You're a real person though, just like the real--the OTHER Peach."Peach stands up, her face twisted with anger. "Take me back to my castle at once!" she commands with uncharacteristic boldness, "Or I'll have my entire kingdom at your door!"The princess storms up the stairs, leaving you and Sal alone. Sal gives you a look. "Well, we should probably give Wario a call..." he mumbles, finally removing the Yoshi suit from his robe.
>>29288324But there's already a Plum. I'm convinced she was a visiting princess/dignitary from another land who swung by (hur) to play a round of golf.
Rolled 6>>29288394Tell Peach that we apologize for trying to trick her and we will take her back(After the real Peach is on her way here though).
>>29288394You sit alone in Kamek's lab for a short while, feeling a bit weird about the whole clone thing. With a sigh, you finally decide to just finish Bowser's plan. If it goes well, "New Peach" will be able to live life as the Peach she thinks she is, anyway. And if not, then... it's not your problem. You did your job, and New Peach's existential crisis was of no concern to you.You trudge up the stone steps, and you can see Sal on his tip-toes at the payphone."Alright. Yep, we got it. Tomorrow at noon, at the coffee shop in Toad Town. Alright, thanks! See you tomorrow!"Sal gives you a thumbs-up with his stubby, robed fingers. "We have Wario! But there's a problem... apparently we're on the wanted list in Toad Town now. Well, kind of. Wario says that they've got posters up looking for a fat Toad with big, empty eyes and a tall, hook-nosed Toad with a round, shiny midsection," he chuckles."Well, great. Any idea about where, uh... New Peach is gonna sleep?""She's actually taken up residence on that big couch in the foyer. I've sent some Boos out to make her feel at home.""That's good." you mutter. "I'm going to bed. Tell Kamek to wake me up early in the morning.""Will do," Sal replies as he heads back down the hall to his room.
>>29288648I'm surprised Peach doesn't have a room, the amount of times shes been kidnapped
Rolled 14>>29288714Yeah, very weird.
>>29288648Hey can a Koopa be upgraded to a Bro? Boomerang is the shittiest power sadly but it could be useful.
>>29288625Before you go back to your room, you take a trip to the foyer. Sure enough, New Peach is there on the couch in a plush nightgown, a host of Boos floating around her. She scowls at you as you approach."I'm, uh, sorry for trying to trick you, princess. Bowser wanted me to. We'll take you back to your castle tomorrow, alright?" you say with your head hung.The princess crosses her arms. "What you did was horrible and cruel. But thank you for your apology, Commander."You don't have the strength to say you're welcome as you trudge back to your room.+ + +For the first time since you can remember, you wake up before Kamek. At least, you think so. When Sal greets you, he informs you that it's actually Kamek's day off. He also lets you know that the boat has been loaded, and that Peach is about to be delivered to Toad Town.The plan is for the squadron of Boos currently attending her to accompany New Peach on a secret delivery mission to "her" castle while the genuine article is on the date with Wario. During the date, you and Sal will be waiting just out of their sight, waiting for the date to go as horribly as possible, to the point where Peach wants to cry and run away, and signal for Bowser. Then Bowser comes, you get back on your ship, and everyone's happy.You nod and put your shoes on.>>29288880Standing in front of Sal, you think to yourself. You might need some extra preparation for this...You reach into your closet and pull out your old boomerang from when you were in the Bro corps. It might come in handy.Sal gives you a final quizzical look.>"Anything else you want to do before we head out?"
>>29288939Nothing that I can immediately think of.
>>29288939http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXmLRHnoSAsJust got the best idea.
Rolled 10>>29288939Maybe grab a fire flower, or equivalent?
>>29288939Get a sack of garlic to feed to Wario.
>>29288939Maybe a short prayer to the Star Spirits
>>29288939We should try to see if Tagoomba has been captured and if so where he's being held. We can bust him out and create a diversion to help get the Peach clone into the castle.
>>29289011Reaching back into your closet, you open a small box of power-ups and pull out an old, dusty fire-flower. The bloom feels warm in your hand as you put it into your shell.>>29289019>>29289029You have a few quick ideas, but shake them off.>>29289003"So," says Sal, "we need to start monitoring Peach when we get to Toad Town. Hopefully Wario doesn't KISS her, ha!"You think about that sentiment. Kissing Peach... nah. That'd be weird.>>29288992"Nope. Nothing I can immediately think of, Sal. But... >>29289068 when we get to Toad Town, we should try and look for him and bust him out to create a diversion to help get New Peach into the castle."Sal looks a little puzzled. "We should be looking for Tanoomba, but I think the Boos really have it covered in terms of New Peach. Sneakiness is really their forte."You can't argue with him. "Alright then, Sal. Let's go."+ + +You've once again parked the airboat in the outskirts of Toad Town. You managed to fly as low as possible to avoid suspicion, but now you're faced with the problem of how to get in.>How do you get in?
>>29289199We walk in. We aren't a shiny Toad with a hooked nose and we aren't acquainted with a fat toad with black abyss eyes.
>>29289199Walk in saying that we are tourists
>>29289199Walk straight in, then try to find out where the nearest dungeo-- I mean jail is.
>>29289245>>29289250"Let's just walk in. Hopefully the gatekeeper won't recognize us." you whisper to Sal, who nods without complete sureness.You gather your strength, and walk up to the booth. "Hello!" the Toad chirps. "What brings you guys to Toad Town?""We're just tourists," you smile back. Suddenly, the Toad narrows his eyes."Wait a second..." he growls, referring to a Wanted poster on the side of his booth. It depicts two toads, one tall and hook-nosed, the other fat and hollow-eyed. The Toad looks at you, then at the poster, then you, then at the poster... and then his smile returns."Have a great vacation!"You're in Toad Town. On the patio of the coffee shop, you can see Wario sitting at a table by himself. He gives Sal a nondescript wave.>"Okay," says Sal, "we've got to find somewhere to observe them from.">Sit at the table next to them. You'll get the best view, but might attract Peach's attention>Stand behind the wall of the coffee shop. You'll get a slightly worse view, but won't attract attention.
>>29289435Sit next to them if peach asks just say you like the snack s
>>29289435We take the table next to them and Sal can wait outside because he's suspicious and weird.
>>29289480>Sal>WeirdSal just might be the best husbando (waifu?) in any quest ever.
>>29289467You and Sal take the table next to Wario and order a few light sandwiches and tea. Looking at your watch, you see that it's just about time, and sure enough Peach walks through the patio doors, all done up in formal dress.Wario gives her a wave, and she seems a little bit puzzled before she sits down next to him.Sal leans closer to you, eyes shifting. "If I know anything about Peach, it's that she always puts others' feelings before hers. No matter how repulsed she gets, she won't leave the date. So don't signal Bowser until you know that Peach wants to leave as badly as possible.>Minigame: The Date!>The next series of posts will be dialogue between Peach and Wario. After my posts, choose either SIGNAL or WAIT.>If you signal too quickly, Peach could turn Bowser down! If you signal too late, Peach could leave with Wario!BEGINS IN NEXT POST!
Rolled 11>>29289435Sit next to them. We can just say we're tourists like we said to the guard. And I'm thinking we should wait about an hour after we take the princess to bring the clone. Maybe we should send Sal to see if he can find the princess and if she brought either of the Bros.
>>29289435Is there a balcony across the street or something?
Rolled 15>>29289715Darn. Maybe we should still send Sal to check around the building for the Bros.
You sip your tea, keeping a close watch on Peach."Oh, my! Mr., ah, Wario, was it?" she asks."That's me!" Wario laughs."Well if you'll forgive me, I have to admit that I didn't expect to see YOU here. But thank you for this chance to get to know you!""Yeah, you too." Wario responds. "Dang, I'm-a starving! WAITER!" he shouts, smashing a hand into the table, making Peach jump. "WHERE'S MY COFFEE!"Peach stares as the little Toad waiter toddles over. "My, you're, uh... quite forceful."Wario ignores her. "Gimme a soda, no ice! And grate some garlic in it!"Peach looks appalled. "Garlic? That's, um, strange.""Isn't one thing that doesn't-a taste better with-a GARLIC!" he bellows. Peach fans her face, her nose wrinkling at Wario's breath.>SIGNAL>WAIT
>>29289900>WAITThis is baby stuff.
>>29289775Before the conversation continues, you bring Sal in close."I'm worried that Mario might be around. Go check around for him."Sal gets up and leaves, and the movement attracts Peach's attention. You make accidental eye contact with her before quickly averting your vision."Well, Wario... what do you do for a living?" Peach asks.Wario waves his hand nonchalantly. "I run-a a game design studio."Peach replies with a smile. "Ooh, that sounds fascinating! What kind of games do you make?"Wario laughs. "We-a make lackluster, cookie-cutter, four-second minigames sold-a at full price to snot-nosed brats with their mommas' money! Oh, and-a I'm a thief and mercenary on the side, too."Peach seems put off by the response. "Oh my, well. That's certainly interesting."At this time, the Toad from before brings back Wario's garlic soda. He throws it into his face, letting little trails of the offensive elixir dribble down his chest. He downs the whole thing in a matter of seconds, finishing it with an earth-shattering belch and a fart.Peach hides behind her menu.>SIGNAL>WAIT
>>29290062>WaitJust one more push...
>>29290110You decide to hold off on the signal for now. Wario can do worse, you know it.Looking back, you see Peach shaking her head in disgust, steeling herself and putting the menu down."Well, Wario, what inspired you to ask me on a date?"Wario finishes licking the inside of the glass, and then crushes it in his hand and litters the glass on the ground next to him. "I need-a a lady to clean my house!""Your house?""Oh YEAH! The place is-a LITTERED with garbage! My pets just fill the place all day! Ya wanna come over once this-a date's over?"You can hear the anguish dribbling in her voice as she says "I suppose that's the formal thing to do, right?"Wario grins, showing his huge mouthful of yellow teeth. "Great! So-a I suppose you're-a gonna want a big wedding, right? I'm thinkin' garlic cake!">WAIT>SIGNAL
>>29290285I kinda want to WAIT forever to see where it goes.
Rolled 16>>29290285Signal! Wedding cake=signal!
Rolled 18>>29290171Man, you are good.
>>29290320>>29290366That seemed like the tipping point. Finishing off your tea, you look to the sky and hold your fingers in the "OK" sign, keeping them low enough so Peach can't see.The Lakitu in the sky puts away his binoculars and gives you a thumbs-up before rocketing away on his cloud.You quickly get up and leave the area, heading into the stationery shop across the street. Sal meets you inside and gives you a high-five. Once inside, you stand at the window and pretend to be looking at colored pencils.Right on cue, Bowser falls out of the sky and cracks the concrete beneath him. Wario looks at him with rage, grabbing Peach in his arms. You can't make out the details, but you definitely hear the words "bride", "clean" and "forever".Bowser, always the hero, punches Wario in the gut and grabs Peach from his arms. Peach instinctively wraps her arms around his neck, and when it registers, she's horrified at what she just did.In the stationery store and on the street, Toads are all cowering in terror. Bowser looks at Peach with reassuring eyes as she squirms and tries to escape, but she soon settles down. A chain drops out of the sky, leading up to a large airship.You smile with pride as the two are lifted into the ship. Sal gives you a hidden high-five, and you can't help but grin at the Toads who run around in circles, shrieking in terror.But your heart sinks when you see New Peach, standing in the crowd with tears in her eyes and mouth whimpering.Staring right at you through misty blue eyes.
Rolled 16>>29290563Kamek! If you erase the clones memory, I'll do what you want for a month!
Rolled 9>>29290626Wait, no 2 months!
Rolled 3>>29290658Wait, actually 4!
Rolled 5>>29290686A year, just erase the memory from the clone!
>>29290563We probably should've waited a couple hours before bringing the clone to the town.Those boos are so fired.
>>29290563>>29290734Well, at least she knows now.
Rolled 9>>29290734That's what I wanted!>>29289720See! I wanted to bring the clone an hour after we got back to the castle!
>>29290563I've got it, we kidnap the princess clone, find our tanooki goomba friend, and have him turn into the clone so we can claim there is no clone, and it was all a ruse.And then send in the clone princess claiming its the real deal.
Rolled 3>>29290811Or grab the clone, run and get a star in the chaos, and turn the clone into a new clone!
>>29290865That...would actually work.Somebody give this man a medal.
>>29290865>>29290905Do what now?
Rolled 19>>29290946Take clone(or real hair), grab a star in the chaos of kidnapping, and throw the clone in the pot.
>>29290946We kidnap clone princess, use the confusion due to bowser's kidnap of real princess to steal a power star from the castle, then take clone princess and said star back to bowser's castle, having clone princess sub in for 100 pounds of oatmeal for new clone princess.It's as simple as that.
>>29291020>>29290865>>29291011Isn't recursive cloning risky?What if something goes wrong?
Rolled 11>>29291042we have the real princess.
>>29291042>>29291060Now we're just getting needlessly complicated.
>>29291060It's the best possible plan.We really need there to be a princess acting as though nothing is wrong ASAP.
>>29290563If we can't mindwipe the clone, we may need to talk with her in secret and convince her to be the new Peach, not as if it's a big change for her really. Otherwise, she could reveal our plan.Also, did the magic book state if there is a limited life expectancy for the clone? That could be a problem too.
>>29291060Yeah, but the issue is that peeps wanna use the Peach clone as material for a new clone to silence the fake
>>29291083No, he's saying we can use the real princess's hair, and the current clone's corpse, along with a star and 20 coins, to make a new clone that (hopefully) will also think it's really princess peach, which we 'allow' to escape.
>>29291119Now that's just macabre.
Rolled 16>>29291242Well, we can just use the clone alive then.
>>29291242No. It's practical.In case you haven't noticed, we do work for a villain. If this goes badly, it's us getting pasted.
>>29291276For one, this is Bowser we're talking about.For another, clone or not, I imagine him to be relatively possessive of his Peach(es).
>>29291303Well, our only other option is to hope that princess clonestool will feel more like working with us now that she knows shes a clone.
>>29291349Let's get her side first before we play creation again.
>>29291376Fair enough. Plan A) Clone Diplomacy Plan B) Mulch and Recycle
Rolled 5>>29291303But it's not Peach. It's a mindfucked princess.
Sorry guys, I went to the bathroom and it turned into me getting a hot pocket and talking to a friend for WAY longer than I thought I would.>>29290563New Peach shakes her head and runs for the town gate. You can't help but chase her."Leo? Leo, what are you doing?" Sal asks as you swing open the door and tear through the crowd after her. You get stuck in the crowd, and can only reach and beg her to come back as she flees down the trail.+ + +You finally manage to break free and run into the woods, trying to find her."Peach! Peach, where are you? PEACH!"Your calls go unanswered as you stumble through the undergrowth of Wiggler Woods. After a few minutes, you find a small clearing with a calm, serene pond. Sure enough, Peach is kneeling by the water's edge and staring into the pool.You go over and, without anything you can really offer, sit down next to her."You created me from oatmeal, a star and a lock of hair. I'm nothing but an effigy," she says, never breaking eye contact with the water."No, no. You're real. You're a person. You're just as real as--" she cuts you off."I don't need reassurance. My life's just a MOCKERY! I'm a DAY OLD!"The princess violently swipes at her reflection, curling up in a ball and weeping.You sit next to her, and stroke her tangled gold hair. "I'm sorry... I'm really sorry. You know if it helps any, you don't have to call yourself Peach. Do you have any other names you've ever liked?" The clone lies, head tucked up against her knees in silence."...Rose..." comes her watery reply."Rose. That's a nice name." you whisper.And you sit under the forest canopy in peaceful silence for what feels like days.To be continued...
And so endeth chapter two of Mushroom Kingdom Quest. Thanks for listening, everyone,Expect the next chapter on Wednesday.The sup/tg/ link is here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/29282628/so thanks, and give me le upboats :)Have a great night, everybody.
>>29291692Good as can be expected.>>29291763This could get very interesting.
>>29291692We wanted elaborate murder and cloning of clonesYou gave us nothing but feelsAnd here I was thinking Sal was this quest's waifu-in-chief.
>>29291853Sal is a dude.
>>29292052>implyingWe haven't seen his face yet. He may very well be a qt gril in disguise
>>29292091Do shy guys even have faces? Or bodies? Are they just animated clothes?
>>29292159I don't think that's ever been explored.That adds a whole new layer to Sal. I hope The Boo explores it.
>>29292159Outside of the Shy Guys themselves, Luigi is one of the only people in the world to ever see behind a Shy Guy's mask.He refuses to say what is there.