Follow the official Mushroom Kingdom Quest twitter!https://twitter.com/JacobWReeder>PREVIOUS THREADhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/29282628/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 and 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.Your 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.>New Peach>A clone of Princess Peach created by you and Sal with the help of Kamek. Current status: sobbing at your feet from existential crisis.>Where we left off..."PEACH!"Your calls go unanswered as you stumble through the undergrowth of Wiggler Woods. Soon, 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 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, eyes toward the water."No, no. 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.Continued in next post...
>>29376259Current objectives:>NoneCurrent Inventory: One Fire Flower, one Boomerang, 50 CoinsYou hear harried breathing and shuddering brush as you sit by the pond. You look up, and from the other side of the pond your old friend Sal flops out of the woods, his chest heaving as he wipes sweat from his mask. Taking a deep breath, he looks up at you."Leo! I've--(wheeze)--been looking everywhere for you! Toad Town is in chaos! What the heck were you thinking? A guard squadron chased me down here, they're coming this way!"New Peach looks at the underbrush from which Sal emerged, and shakes her head. "Oh n-no, we have to get out of here!">"Where do we go, Leo?">"I think we should try and get back to the outskirts of town, where we left the airboat!">"That cave looks safe. We can block it off with those rocks and they'll never get in.">"We need to run toward another town. Maybe when we get there we could find someone to take us back to Bowser's Castle.">"If we go deeper into the woods, they'll never find us."
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>>29376432>>"That cave looks safe. We can block it off with those rocks and they'll never get in."Fuck purple water woods.
Rolled 19, 12 = 31>>29376886"That cave looks safe," you say with a twinge of doubt. "We can block it off with those rocks and they'll never get in."Sal and Peach follow you over to the cave on the cliff face. As the three of you attempt to move a boulder to block it off, you can hear the sounds of the Toads approaching."Come out, please! If you don't surrender, we might have to use force! And we don't like using force!">roll 1d20 for Push-RockitudeRolling for Sal and Peach.
Rolled 13>>29377026For great justice
Rolled 12>>29377026Button mashing.
Rolled 13>>29377026And here I was gonna vote to make a break for the airship.
>>29377165>>29377184You manage to push the rock into the face just in time. You, Sal and Peach wait with bated breath as the Toads reach the pond.You peer out through a crack between the rock and the cliff, and can see four Toads, each with a little shield and spear, all gathered by the pond. You can hear them talking, and attempt to eavesdrop."Alright, Alpha team!" one with yellow spots and a longer spear, seeming to be the leader, says. "We know that the princess's potential kidnappers are in this forest somewhere, and we need to find them! I've ordered for the entire Toad Town guard, cavalry and volunteer navy to converge on this spot within the hour to serve as a base camp."The other three give him a salute. One with green spots speaks up. "Should I set up the tents, sir?" The yellow-spotted Toad points right back at him with a thumbs up, and he gets to work."It's going to be a long night, guys! Get ready for some company! Corporal, once your tent's set up can you start on dinner, please?"Behind you, you hear an anguished groan from Peach. Sal has put his stubby hands to his forehead."What are we going to do, Leo? We can't just stay here, they'll be here for days!">Make a break for it>Examine the cave>Wait 'em out>Other
>>29377462>>Examine the cavelook for a back door /pipe
>>29377462I have an idea. Sal stands on our shell and we spindash past them.
>>29377462>Examine the cave
>>29377462>Examine the caveWe'll see if there isn't something to work with here.And didn't New Peach say her name was Rose now?
>>29377599That she did.But we'll get to that in a moment.>>29377523>>29377541"Maybe there's something of use around here," you say, ever hopeful.You hold out your Fire Flower, and its dim light illuminates the sides of the cave just enough to see. It's made of red rock, with ancient seashells embedded in the sides. You walk around the interior of the cave, and are about to give up when you see the back. It's got impressions of what might be some kind of faded hieroglyphs and stonework made to look like a natural wall.One of the bricks comes loose with a tug, revealing a small, dark chamber. You pull up another one and barely manage to duck away when the entire structure falls over. Sal and Peach look at the little chamber with surprise, and when you turn back, you're a little happy too.Amid the rubble stands a metallic green Warp Pipe.>Enter the pipe>Spy on the guards>Make a run for it>Sit and chat with your friends>Other
I don't like Rose. It's too close to Rosalina.What about Lily?
>>29377863Spoilers:It's still in the works.And yeah, especially since Rosalina might be in this quest.
>>29377863And will she dye her hair black or red?
>>29377740Go down that shit. When can chat and have a picnic when we come out in Flower Fields or whatever.
>>29377740>Sit and chat with your friendsMight as well make sure they're okay with blindly leaping into the pipe before doing it ourselves.
>>29377740>Enter the pipeIt beats having to break through the partol to try and get back to our ship.>>29377895Apart from Bowser and NES Peach, there's only one redhead I can think of in the Mario universe.
>>29377740Hey can we feed Rose the Fire Flower to see if she gets powered up?
>>29377948Before going down into the pipe, you sit down next to Sal and New Peach.You scratch the back of your neck. "So, uh... this has been quite a day. How are you holding up, Peach?"New Peach clutches her head, shaking it and clenching her teeth. "Can you PLEASE stop calling me Peach? I'm not Peach!""Oh. What about Rose? I thought you liked that.""Well, I did, but it might make it awkward if we ever came across Rosalina." she shrugs. "Honestly I don't know what I want to call myself."Sal speaks up, hands together. "How about, uh, Daisy? Wait, no. I forgot. Maybe Eclair?">Well? Give her a name.
>>29378148Princess Porridge. Because you are made out of oatmeal.
>>29378148Apricot?Pear?Lime?Passionfruit?Work with me here.
>>29377995Black it is.
>>29378267Now that's just mean-spirited.
>>29378292Hey, it'd be cool if it were dyed red, and not just because it'd be a throwback to Peach's SMB1 palette.
>>29378281We could call her Pear, but the question of whether we call her Pear is do she got a booty?Well, The Boo? Do she got a booty?
>>29378281>>29378267>>29378292I'm personally partial to Lily, really.
>>29378343But there aren't any raven-haired beauties.
>>29378374You tell me.>>29378413>>29378386>>29378281So it looks like it's down to:Princess PorridgeLilyPearDoublettePick your favorite, folks.
>>29378374...Maybe?>>29378416Compared to Daisy's brunette at least, a vibrant red sticks out more than a demure black.Then again, lots of stuff in the Mario universe is colorful.
>>29378464>Princess Porridgehaha time to lighthearted comedy
>>29378464I wouldn't mind between Lily or Pear.I'm partial to Pear myself, even if it's rather close to Peach. Save Lily for the Daisy doppelganger.
>>29378464Doublette is bad because it's a pun on her being a clone, which is mean.And why Pear? That's not a pear.Oh, and her dress is full of secrets. That's why its so big.
>>29378563A pear is a fruit, like a peach.
>>29378464Lily'd probably be best.
>>29378464Lily sounds nice.
>>29378643>>29378659>>29378665But a lily is a flower, like a daisy.
>>29378464votan for lily
>>29378699How about Carrot, then, if we have to avoid fruit and flower names.
>>29378807I think the fruit motif is a nice thing to keep, hence why I was voting for Pear.
>food pun namesIt's like I'm actually playing Saiyan Story
>>29378464"How about... Pear?""Really? That doesn't even sound like a name. Pear. Peeaaar. Peeeeeaaaaar. Pearpearpear. It sounds weird!"Sal suddenly bursts out with laughter. "Pear! B-because... BECAUSE THERE'S A PAIR OF YOU!"New Peach is not amused. "Oh come on, that's not funny."Sal kicks the air, rolling around on the ground. "How about Doublette? Or Princess Porridge? BAHAHA!"You furrow your brow at Sal's bout of childishness. Must be tired from running.>>29378643>>29378659>>29378665>>29378700"How about Lily?" you ask, and are pleased by the way it sounds as it comes out your mouth. New Peach smiles as well, clasping her fingers together and holding them to her face."Lily. I like that one. It sounds... right! I think we can go with that. Thank you, Mr. Koocaprio.""You know, you can call me Leonardo. Or even just Leo.""PRINCESS PORRIDGE! PFFTHAHA!">>29378049Lily... flower. There's an idea."Hey, uh... Lily. Do you... I mean, do you REMEMBER ever getting out of the castle and really cutting your teeth on some of Mario's ground?"Lily puts a hand to her chin. "Well, I think I remember that Peach once stopped Bowser, yes. Why?"You pull your Fire Flower out from under your shell and hand it to her. "So, you've seen one of these?"Lily takes it in hand and examines it. "Oh yes, Mario would bring these in all the time. They're Fire Flowers, right? They'll let you shoot fire?"You nod. "Me and Sal have been around the block a few times, so we wanted you to have it for protection. Just take a bite, I think is how it works."Lily reluctantly bites off the rosy bloom of the flower, and a brilliant vermilion hue spreads across her, leaving her with red gloves, and a white dress with crimson accents. Her body radiates warmth."Oh, this is incredibly cozy. Thank you, Leonardo." She looks over to Sal with a smile and pats him on the head. "You too, Sal."You swear that Sal's mask blushes.>THROUGH THE PIPE!>Spy on the Toads>Other
>>29379061>THROUGH THE PIPE!We've dawdled long enough.
>>29379061>THROUGH THE PIPE!
>>29378993Yes, except we succeed on actions and have yet to be kneed repeatedly in the turtle groin.
>>29379061I wanna check on those Toads real quick. Just to see if the Bros. have shown up. Because in that case, we've gotta bail double fast.
>>29379171The Mario Bros.'s response time isn't as quick as you think. Remember, each time Peach gets kidnapped, they always JUST BARELY miss her.
>>29379252What with all their spare time to just faft about as heros and practically royalty."Sorry we're-a late guys. Me and Luigi were just-a hitting the golf course. 18 holes!"
>>29379171Before you head through the pipe, you peer out through the crack. More Toads are gathering, but no sign of the Bros. Reason would tell you that they're either still asleep or they've probably already gone after Bowser and the real Peach. Oh wait... the ONLY Peach. Lily's Lily now, pull it together!Earth to Koocaprio, no Toads are up to anything. There's an impressive campground, but none of them seem threatening or well-equipped enough to mean anything.>>29379133>>29379157You decide that it's time to go. Without further ado, you grab Lily and Sal by the hands and approach the pipe. "I'll go in first. Then you, Lily. Sal, you stay back for a second and block it on your way in.""You got it, pal!" Sal returns, gathering the largest pieces of rubble.You take a look at Lily. "Are you sure you want to do this? There could be anything on the other side of this pipe."The princess shrugs with a smirk. "I'm as ready as I'll ever be."And with that, you let go of her hand and zoom through the pipe. You feel vertigo as you tumble down the narrow metal passage, looking down into the blackness. Flashes of light surprise you, and your vertigo reverses in a stomach-churning turn.You close your eyes and clutch your belly, and just when you feel that it can't be worse, you are standing, calm and stationary on a green pipe rim.(Continued...)
>>29379252I think it depends on whether Luigi's fully dressed or not.
>>29379445You open your eyes and step down from the pipe. In just a moment, Lily and Sal arrive and you all make your greetings.Taking a look around, you appear to be in some kind of high-end shop. The floor is marble tile, and the walls are stocked with clothes, shoes, toys, cookware, lawn tools and other home goods, with racks out on display. Large, glass windows look out onto a port city. The pipe you came out of sinks into the ground, leaving you, Lily and Sal stuck here."Onh honh! 'Ow did you get into mon shoppe?"Turning to the stressed and hilariously French voice, you see a man who looks like two blocks stacked atop each other, with thin black legs and arms protruding from the lower block. His little red tie twirls, and his rectangular mustache twitches as he speaks."It is 'alf past ze closing time! I was eating mon dinner! 'Ow did you get---un moment... vous! Vous are ze Princess-e Peach! I know zis! 'Ow did you enjoy your stay on ze Pi'illo Island?">What do you do?>Tell the truth (That's not Peach! That's a CLONE! And we're FUGITIVES OF THE LAW!)>Lie (Oh, that's Peach! And we're her friends!)>Sort-of-Lie (Oh, she's not Peach. Trust us, you're not the first to make that mistake. We need a place to stay!)
>>29379707>Broque MonsieurThis quest just became my favorite thing ever.
>>29379707Just look at Lily and shrug.
>>29379707Sort-of lie sounds good. If he pulls out the autographed picture of Peach he most likely has, we'll tell him she's on a super secret holiday.
>>29379707>Sort-of-Lie (Oh, she's not Peach. Trust us, you're not the first to make that mistake. We need a place to stay!)I haven't played Dream Team yet.
>>29379707I hope Broggy can't tell the difference.
>>29379961He distracts easily. We'll be fine.
>>29379707What do block people eat, anyway? Coins?
>>29379893You don't need to play Dream Team to get it.>>29379998Mushrooms, salads, soda, chicken wings... probably coins too, yeah.>>29379820>>29379866Your gaze shifts between the eccentric block man and Lily, and you shrug. Her eyes widen and she takes on a nervous tone as she answers."I, uh... no, you're mistaken, mister. Don't worry, you're not the first guy to mistake me for Peach, ha ha. My name is Lily, and these are my friends Leonardo Koocaprio and Sal Guy."The block man takes Lily's hand and gives it a quick kiss before a two-handed shake. "My apologies, madame Lilie! I am Broque Monsieur, ze proprietoir of zis magnifique shop! Vous are lost, no? No doubt because of ze pipes! I tell ze Toads, 'non! Vous do not build pipes under mon house!' but zey do not listen! I will allow you zis guest room in mon loft above zis fine shoppe, no?"Sal shakes his hand. "That'd be perfect. Thank you, Mr. Broque!""Vous are very welcomed, masqued monsieur!" he says before redirecting his attention to Lily. "Vous do not like zis being mistaken for Peach, non? Zis is non problem! I take you around shop, give vous ze magnifique tour and free change! Come! As for vous, monsieurs Guy and Koocaprio, mon flat is up ze stairs! Help yourselves to ze guest room and ze fridge!">Go upstairs>Go outside>Other (write in)
>>29380172Oh boy, food!>Upstairs
>>29380172...Seems legit.Thank him for the hospitality?After we're upstairs and out of earshot, talk to Sal."We live in a weird world, don't we Sal?"
>>29380172>Go outsideLet's check out the landscape (and figure out where among the stars we are).
>>29380172I'd say check his inventory, but that can wait until tomorrow I guess.
>>29380309You take a peek outside, and you see well-kept paved streets of gray-blue, with vibrant green grass to the sides. The buildings are all somewhat vibrantly painted, but not garish. The people outside are strange, each of them with green, bean-shaped heads."Excuse me," you call out to a small one who walks by, "where am I?"The little green guy looks at you with an amused, quizzical glance. "Why, you're in the Beanbean Kingdom Castle Town, of course! The pride of our nation, just across the way from our friends the Mushroom Kingdom, a sailboat's trip to Pi'illo Island, and the best place to find anything you need from shoes to soda to stories to friends!""What are you, the board of tourism?" Sal mutters.>>29380249>>29380287It's been a long day. You and Sal walk up the steps into Broque Monsieur's flat. Sal goes for the fridge, and as he whips up some quick dinner for the four of you, you get the guest beds ready.>Conk out>Wait for Lily>Have dinner with Sal>Other (write in)
>>29380684>Wait for LilySuperstar Saga, now THAT I know.
>>29380684>Have dinner with Sal"Where did it all go wrong Sal?"
>>29380684>Wait for Lily
>>29380684>Have dinner with Sal
>>29380684Wait for Lily. Not even in a Mushroom Kingdom quest can I escape the waifu lure.And did it have to be Beanbean kingdom?! The people here are so weird. There are... walking beans, and... they eat beans, and... it ain't right!
>>29380905There's also the fact that our money is (probably) no good here, due to the weird exchange rate.
>>29380776>>29380786You count down about fifteen minutes in thought, sitting on Broque's comfortable and tasteful couch while you wait for the two of them to get back. You see the door swing open, and you're completely taken aback at what you see.Broque Monsieur hasn't changed, but you can see he's counting a few Coins as he and Lily walk through. Lily, however, looks completely different. Her hair has been died a deep red and tied in a ponytail, and her dress and crown have been replaced with some more casual wear, a red-and-orange argyle sweater and plain crimson skirt.Sal gives them a wave and calls them over to the table where he's prepared the dinner.You sit down with them and grab a drink.Broque Monsieur excuses himself and thanks Sal as he takes his plate off to his bedroom."Well, I like it." says Sal. "I think the argyles usually make people look really nerdy, but you wear it well."Lily chuckles a little as she cuts her omelette. (Sal makes great omelettes... and nothing else.) "Yeah, I felt like I really needed to get away from the whole Peach thing, and all the reds really felt right. You know, with the Fire Flower.""It's good." Sal says. "But we need to get down to business. Do we want to get back to Bowser, or what?">"What's the plan now?">Well? What is it, Leo?
>>29381131Bowser got what he wanted (the real Peach). If he wants us, he'll summon for us, especially depending on whether or not Mario and Luigi go after him. Until Bowser comes a-knockin', we're off the clock.
>>29381131I think we kind of failed the whole "make sure they don't notice the princess was kidnapped" thing, so the boss might be kind of cross with us.Not sure how he'd feel about Lilly in general.
>>29381131So our money's actually worth something, that's good.Let's take up mercenary work for a while. Maybe look for some beans. Those things give you a permanent stat boost, y'know.
>>29381257Generally, Toad Town always goes crazy when Bowser drops in unannounced, even if it's to rescue Peach from the worst blind date ever.
>>29381131There's still the problem of our plan not going according to itself. There's no decoy Peach to keep Mario from coming for the rescue and if that happens we're gonna get fired and/or lava-ed. So we need to cook up another decoy or something...
>>29381131Should we try calling for future instructions?
>>29381359I think Lilly might be opposed to that, unfortunately.
>>29381394well, if all else fails we ARE in a foreign country now... perhaps we can apply for refugee status or something?
>>29381394After one existential crisis, the clone train has pretty much derailed by this point.For what it's worth, Peach was relatively willing to go with Bowser this time (he did save her from Wario), so she'll be a little sympathetic to him.>Wait, you actually owe the lizard a favor, princess?!
>>29381359That was so the fault of those Boos. Also, we better be nice to Lily seeing as she has a freaking fire flower.
>>29381235>>29381362>>29381301>>29381437So we've got some good ideas for where we want to go. As for now, short term, you can...>Call Bowser with Broque Monsieur's phone>Take an evening stroll around Beanbean Castle Town>Go to bed
>>29381537Honestly, it's been a long day.Let's just go to bed.
>>29381537>Go to bedIt's about time to crash.
>>29381462True that... So, what's probably going to happen is that Mario's gonna go after Peach and pull off the rescue, at which point Bowser is gonna get royally cheesed and we end up as a Dry Bones and one of those Yoshi's Island Shy Guy Ghosts. Unless someone has a brilliant idea that'll get another decoy Peach into the castle, I'm thinking we need to lay low for a while. Bowser doesn't know where we are and when he finds out he is SO coming after us(and Lily).
>>29381537Bed for now, find out what the situation is with Bowser tomarrow.
>>29381537Let's give the Bowz a call before bed. That won't take long. Although he's likely preoccupied right now.
>>29381606let's not. If we call him now we're probably gonna wake up with an airship floating over us.
>>29381572We need to think of something fast, we need to buy His Royal Awesomeness time to play the heros some more.We find the Bros, and Challenge them to Frolf. Sal, get some hammers and some frogs!
Fan art incoming
>>29381941That's an eerily turtle-like koopa.
>>29381552>>29381571You finish your omelette, put the dish away and stand at the table as Sal and Lily finish."Thanks for the omelette, Sal. And Lily, I know it's been quite a day for you... well, I'm going to bed. See you in the morning, alright?""Night, Leo." says Sal, hopping down from his chair and waddling into the guest room. Lily looks at you and grabs your hand."There's a lot happening right now, and I get that I'm still coming to terms with the fact that you and Sal made me out of oatmeal and magic, but... I guess the word is thank you, Leo. Goodnight."You return her smile and crash on the couch. You fall asleep almost as soon as you hit the tasteful, muted-green throw pillow.+ + +"Rise and shine, Mr. prisoner!" calls the chipper voice of your Toad guard.You groan, pulling yourself out of the plush mattress and landing on the throw rug. A smiling picture of Peach is on the cobble wall of your cell. Your tail swishes out behind you."Tanoomba, is it?" the Toad asks as he unlocks your door."That's me," you respond, doing your best to sound deep and threatening."Alright, great. Today's breakfast is green beans, hash browns, eggs and orange juice. After that is free time for you to work out or read or whatever you like. Oh, we've got a bunch of great new books today! So after..."You just tune him out. You exit your cell, walking behind him to the mess hall. You get in line, grab a tray in your teeth and go through. The Toad scooping green beans onto your tray smiles at you and asks how your morning is.Disgusting.You look around the mess hall, and see it's surprisingly empty. At one table is an angry little Bob-Omb with a half-burnt fuse standing on the table trying to eat his food. At the second table, there's a surly-looking Hammer Bro who hasn't touched it. At the third table, there's an odd Boo, who's just giving the wall a blank stare.. He hasn't touched his food.>Where do you sit?
>>29381941You have no idea how happy that's made me.
>>29382023The ghost, he's totally got a plan.
>>29382023We sit with the Bob-omb! That guy must have a handle on how to get out of this horribly nice dump.
>>29382016You'll notice I also kept the entire mask inside Sal's hood.
>>29382016Koopas are turtles.
>>29382023Funny how Goombas and Bob-ombs can manipulate things as if they had hands (books, hammers, etc.).
>>29382154Same rules as Veggie-Tales.
>>29382023>Giving a Boo foodWay to be jerks about it.
>>29382023Sit by the Boo, see if he's got a plan for getting outta here(other than just ghosting through the wall)
>>29382122Hope you don't mind, I posted your fan art on the MKG twitter.>>29382247>>29382240>>29382072This weird guy looks like a hoot.You waddle over to the table, careful not to spill anything, and when you spit it out, the clatter awakens him from his trance."Good morning," he says, his voice oily and fast, "are you sure you didn't intend on sitting elsewhere? I'm not usually one that people sit with. Most avoid me.""Oh, sorry about that," you apologize."It's nothing, pal. Name's Spectro, in here for breaking and entering and intention of causing public distress. You?""I'm Tanoomba. Accessory to theft of royal goods and association with Bowser."The Boo laughs, not at you but with you. "Impressive, Tanoomba! That ought to get you what, twenty years?"You roll your eyes. "I'm sure that Bowser will break me out the next time he kidnaps Peach.""Which'll be what, two years? C'mon Tanny, don't be ridiculous. This place is a joke, you can get out in a flash if you're willing to take a risk!""A risk like what, exactly?"Spectro chuckles and floats near you, giving a toothy, pointy grin. "It just so happens that I have a plan to escape, and with you I could do it quite well. Care to assist?">Of course!>Are you CRAZY?
>>29382491>Are you CRAZY?Mostly because I want to hear his pitch for how to pull this off. I mean, we're deep DEEP in enemy territory right now.
>>29382491Lay it on us Spectro.
>>29382491What's the plan, Spectro?
>>29382491>Of course!And ask him "Are you gonna eat that?". That tail sure eats up carbs.
>>29382538>>29382546"What's the plan, Spectro?" you ask, eyebrow raised."You know the library where they let us go before lunch? Well, they're very big on inmate literacy. They think we all read, for fun, all the time! So they exchange the books once every week. And guess what day that is?""Today?""You bet your fluffy tail it's today! Now, I know for a fact that those books are headed far, far away from Toad Town to some far-off library where we ain't on a wanted poster for hundreds of miles!" he grins."And how can we escape? Do we just get in the book cart?""Yes indeedy. Just hop in, and it's a two hour drive to freedom.""Really?""Yes.""It's that simple.""No guards?""Maybe around three or four but nothing you and I--and Rob--can't handle.""Rob?"Spectro points at the little Bob-Omb sitting on the table with several green beans in his mouth."Rob." he says. "So, are you in or not?">Definitely!>I don't know...
>>29382701Foolproof. Absolutely foolproof.
>>29382701"Sure, let's do this."(can we turn into inanimate stuff with the Tanooki powers? Like, say, a book?)
>>29382701Oh yeah, this one's in the bag. The book bag.
>>29382491>MKG twitterb-boo-senpai noticed me uguu
>>29382821>book with a tail"I think the Tanoomba prisoner escaped! Guard #4, did you see anything that might be a Tanoomba? Well... I saw a book with a fluffy tail heading out from the prison towards the library miles away where nobody would recognize them if they escaped. Hmmmmm, probably just a bookmark, we should head out and search for them by the lake now!"
>>29382989given what we've gotten away with so far in this quest, I wouldn't put it past the guards to actually BE that dumb. If nothing else we can just hide at the bottom of the pile or something.
>>29382989It would be a stone book. The kind of heavy prose you can only find in Fahr Outpost.
>>29383048Cartoonish antics have lots of longevity in the Mario universe. In Donkey Kong Country Returns, DK literally punches the moon into a tiki god's head before the volcano springs it back into place in the sky like nothing happened.
Rolled 15>>29382701You can't hide from me! I found you again!
I'll be off to bed soon, fellas. I might cut this one in the next few posts.>>29382753>>29382821>>29382863"Let's do this, Spectro." you grin."Excellent!" he returns. "I'd shake your hand, but you've got no hands. I'd shake your tail, but that is just oh so very weird! Meet me after breakfast in the library. Get there as quick as you can."You nod, bite your empty tray, and take it to the window. The Toad inside, with a hair net over his cap, thanks you and wishes you a lovely day.You make your way from the mess hall to the library in a matter of short turns. There aren't many guards, and the ones that are there simply wish you a good day. You sneak to the back of the room and sit at a table.In a few minutes, the door swings open and Rob waddles in. Spectro phases through the wall to meet you, and the three of you sit down together."Well Mr. Tanoomba, it's showtime! The plan is for us to sneak onto the cart and look like we belong there. The books on the cart are the ones least checked out, so if you intend on transforming, look as boring or stupid as possible! As for Rob and I, we have a plan."Rob nods and hops over to the cart, where there's a big red book entitled "The Complete History of Quilting, Volume IIX". Spectro flips it open, and reveals a hollow fit to house Rob. Rob hops inside and Spectro phases into the cart itself."Ready when you are," he chuckles, his voice a distended echo.>What do you transform into?>Specifically, what kind of book? What title?
Rolled 15>>29382989If we turned into a book, we could just disguise or tail as the book's spine.
>>29382989It might work if he disguises himself as an old diary, with "GHOST TOAD'S DIARY - DON'T READ" on the front.
Rolled 16>>29383135One of those little phone number books, an hide in the other book with Rob.
Rolled 1>>29383196*, and hide
>>29383135"So you think Bowser's bad? Seven evil villains that will steal your sleep! - By Prof. Van Goomba"
Rolled 11>>29383135Wait, quilting? OH NO, TOADNIP!
>>29383135The Complete Annotated Excavations and Discovers of Professor Kolorado
>>29383135The Breeding Habits of Piranha Plants
>>29383135"101 Things You'll Wish You Never Knew. Seriously."
Rolled 5>>29383135Um, The Complete History of ShyGuy Mask design.
>>29383135we need to turn into the dullest thing we can think of, preferably something technical and out-of-date... 'The Definitive Technical Manual On Preventative Maintenance: Vol. IX' with an edition date set 50 years ago or something?
>>29383196I advise against hiding with Rob... chances are even if we transform into something tiny, that tail isn't gonna shrink, and we're gonna find out what happens when a Bob-Omb sneezes. I assume something explodes.
Rolled 15>>29383135The History of the Leaves By Philantro Shrubrequery
>>29383285Oh, and the back of it reads "#1 This book cover was made with Tanooki fur"
Rolled 7>>29383371And the spine needs to be our tail.
>>29383242Okay, that one's really good.You can't help but crack a smile as you warp your form into a hardback book, with the most frightening image of Bowser's visage on the front. You tuck your tail inside the pages so as to look like a bookmark, and hide in the cart with Rob and Spectro.Soon, a Toad with a little brown vest walks up to the cart and runs his fingers across. He reaches you, and his eyes narrow."'So You Think Bowser's Bad? Seven Evil Villains that Will Steal Your Sleep'? Aah! We can't have that! Good thing that's going away! Cute bookmark, though."The Toad pushes the cart out a pair of double doors and into a truck with loads of other books, probably from other prisons. He shuts the door, and instantly Spectro phases out and dances with joy."Yes! Yes, yes, yes! We've done it! Congratulations Tanoomba, you've beat the system!""Uh... yay?" you comment as you shift back. "So now what?""Now, we wait! And nothing could possibly--"He's cut short by some muttered speech."Yeah, I think there's a cooler in the back. Could you get me a water? Okay, thanks Hal."Your celebration ends when a Toad walks in through a little metal door to the cab.>To be continued in Sunday's MUSHROOM KINGDOM QUEST!
Thanks for reading, guys! I hope you enjoyed. MKQ will continue on Sunday afternoon.Make sure to follow the official Twitter:https://twitter.com/JacobWReederGoodnight!
>>29383453Thanks The Boo, great creativity for the quest!
>>29383453Speaking of stealing sleep, this thread sure stole mine.
Also sorry this one was so short. I am literally falling asleep at my chair.Sunday's will be longer, and I suspect particularly action-packed!
>>29383536Quick question. How are you going to incorporate Mario and Luigi's gibberish?
>>29383521Yeah, I gotta say. You're really nailing the humorous mood.
>>29383536That's fine.Note that while it doesn't have to be anytime soon, you will deliver on the things you said about the new Mayor Quest.I will find you.