>Previous threads:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Mushroom+Kingdom+QuestWelcome, ladies and gentlemen, to Mushroom Kingdom Quest. In this adventure you'll take the roles of a colorful cast of charactars 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 to among the stars in the Comet Observatory.>When we left offLeo, Sal and Lily were asleep in the World 4 castle, expecting Mario and Luigi's arrival in the morning. Tanoomba had just witnessed Darryl Bones transform one of Peach's highest-ranked officers into a horrible, mindless abomination before finding a surviving baby Luma on the Comet Observatory.+ + +"Get up. Come on, wake up. Wake up!"You awaken with a start to see Kamek above you with a scowl."Finally," he grumbles. He pulls the sheets off your bed, forcing you to get out. Sal and Lily are already awake and having breakfast at an old table by the beds."Get up and join us. Mario and Luigi should be here in fifteen minutes."You slip your shoes on and rub your eyes. As you sit down at the table, you still feel the Ice Flower's chill. Kamek pours himself a glass of orange juice and sits down to join you."So I hear you three geniuses have an unorthodox plan for getting rid of Mario and Luigi. Want to tell me about it? Keep in mind that my magic can give you a surge of power and strength if you decide to go for a straightforward fight.">"We plan on setting up a fake shop outside the castle. We can sell hints that'll trick the brothers into a trap.">"If your magic is as great as you say, we might stand a chance in a fair fight.">"We're going to pretend that Peach has been kidnapped by someone other than Bowser and send Mario and Luigi on a wild goose chase to find her.">(Other)
>>29635763>"We're going to pretend that Peach has been kidnapped by someone other than Bowser and send Mario and Luigi on a wild goose chase to find her."
>>29635763>"If your magic is as great as you say, we might stand a chance in a fair fight."This is the coolest way to do it.
>Fake shopOur "other kidnapper" plan got kind of shafted now that Lily lost her disguise.
>>29635910No doubt it would be cool to grow into a super-Koopa, but we're probably gonna get trashed anyway.
>>29635868>>29635910>>29635916Looks like a tie.1 for fake shop2 for FIGHT3 for fake kidnapping
>>29635763>"We're going to pretend that Peach has been kidnapped by someone other than Bowser and send Mario and Luigi on a wild goose chase to find her."Possibly by setting up a fake item shop.
>>29635868This. Let's hear if Kamek can help us out. Hopefully he can do some disguise magic.
>>296359901 and 3, with emphasis on 3.
>>29636007>>29636048>>29635868"We were going to pretend that Peach got kidnapped by someone other than Bowser, so Mario and Luigi would get sent on a wild goose chase to find her." You glance at Lily. She looks pale and groggy, her eyes half-open. She frowns and stares at her eggs, not moving at all. "But we're kind of out on that now that Lily's disguise is gone. Do you know any magic for that?"Kamek wipes his glasses. "Of course I know magic for that. It's easy! What, do you want, uh, Larry disguised as Peach or some other thing?">"Peach. We're planning on having her be the fake victim.">"We were planning on using her to look like a villain.">(Other)
>>29636163>"We were planning on using her to look like a villain."I'm pretty sure that was the plan anyway, since we want to convince them that Peach isn't here or with Bowser. We may need a different villain other than the Ancient Mask thing though.
>>29636163>"We were planning on using her to look like a villain."Gotta provide positive reinforcement for being evil.
>>29636163>(Other)You don't necessarily have to have the princess present and kidnapped in front of the brothers for them to find out she's not here and has been taken somewhere else. Make the final arena look like a mess with Leo and Sal (and Kamek) knocked loopy, and say someone came by JUST NOW and grabbed her.
>>29636163>Have her be the fake victimI doubt she'll be much good at acting at this point. Make her look like Peach, then Sal can be turned into, uh... a huge Phanto? I think we agreed on siccing the bros. on that mask order last time, so it sounds appropriate.
Sorry guys, my pizza came. I'm back now, though.>>29636189>>29636194"We were kind of planning on making her look like a villain. Me and Sal were planning on meeting the brothers outside the castle and looking like we were on their side, and then when they arrived at the arena, Lily would flee the scene with a cackling laugh and we'd look like we'd been beaten up. We'd tell them about how they just missed the princess."Kamek nods with a sip of his drink. "That actually sounds like it could work. But I'm not so sure about Lemon's acting abilities. She doesn't look like she's all there."Lily shakes her head and looks across the table at Kamek. "I'm f-fine, really. I'm just tired. I have a little bit of a headache."Kamek studies her for a moment, then shrugs. "Alright. She certainly looks the part, what with that scary dress of hers. But she'll need something for her face. If you want, I can keep her the same, or do something different entirely."Sal seems excited. "I love deception!">"Keep Lily as-is, but give her a Phanto mask.">"Give her the Broque Monsieur mask and make the dress more fitting for Broque.">"Make her look amphibian, and give her a crown and cape.">(Other)
>>29636866>"Make her look amphibian, and give her a crown and cape."We Wart nao
>>29636866Keep her as-is, but give her a Phanto mask.
>>29636866>Turn into WartShe's gonna love that
>>29636866The Phanto mask idea is relatively simple.
>>29636866>"Give her the Broque Monsieur mask and make the dress more fitting for Broque.">With some small adjustmentsRobber-Petra, the monarchy-hating revolutionaire of a distant land!
>>29636866>"Keep Lily as-is, but give her a Phanto mask."I say we go with this, just because it'll be better to have something that looks like evil wizardry. That let's us go for the ancient awakened evil plot, which doesn't rely on us making a fake frog queen with a fake frog kingdom. Instead, we just leave playing cards with the symbol around ancient ruins.
>>29637025>>29637087>>29637099"I actually don't think we need magic for this. Can we just use a Phanto mask?" you ask.Kamek seems a little disappointed. "Alright, fine. Let me go see if I have one in my bag. In the meantime, you two go get ready outside. Mario and Luigi will be here any moment." He shuffles over to his bag and rummages through."In the meantime, I'll be ruining the top floor of this castle and getting the airship ready." He throws you a green carpet. "There, you should be able to sell your stuff from that."You look at the power-up rack for something to sell Mario and Luigi.You take a look at the weapon rack. It's covered in power-ups. On the top rack are a regular Mushroom, a Mini Mushroom, and a Tanooki Leaf. On the second rack, you see an orange mushroom with a propeller on it and a shiny pair of cherries.On the bottom rack is a mushroom made of coiled metal and a balloon with the letter P on it.>Pick 3 power-ups to stock.
>>29637263Grab a Mushroom, the orange Mushroom, and the cherry pack. Grab some seashells from outside and hide them inside the foodstuffs.Let's see how Mushroom Kingdom dental care holds up with all those chipped teeth!
>>29637263>Mini Mushroom>Spring Mushroom (because it's total shit)>CherriesPretty much anything that they can't use to chase after our fake villain.
>>29637374You have a feeling that a certain three items will come in handy. You grab the Mini Mushroom, the Spring Mushroom, and the Double Cherry, gather them in the green rug, and head outside.Sal follows you down the secret stairs and you walk outside the front entrance to be greeted with warm, salty island air.You hold the items as Sal rolls out the blanket. The two of you sit down and wait."Here they come," whispers Sal as two figures come bounding down the sandy road. Indeed, it's none other than Mario and Luigi."Hey! Mr. Mario! Mr. Luigi!" calls Sal, waving them over to your shop. The two brothers look down at you with some skepticism.>Greet them like their biggest fan>Greet them like a salesman>(Other)
>>29637560>Greet them like a salesmanTime for gibberish Italian.
>>29637560>>Greet them like a salesman
>>29637560>Greet them like a salesman"Welcome to Sweet Sal and Leo's Power-Ups! If you're looking for good deals, we'd swim across the ocean to give you one!"
>>29637590>>29637598"Good day, sirs! I, the illustrious Ice...berg, and my friend, uh, Stoneberg, are here to give you the deals of your life! We wish to support you in your mission against Bowser, but we are weak, lowly salesmen who could hardly defeat a Goomba! We can offer you only the items you see before you... and at marvelous prices!"Mario and Luigi look at each other and quickly jibber in an Italian-tinted mess of syllables. They then turn back to you and gibber again, pointing at the Spring Mushroom and the Double Cherry."That will be twenty coins, sirs!" you say with a smile. They pay, take their items, and head into the castle. The door slams behind them.>Wait outside>Head to the arena
>>29637745Not quite the shirts off their back, but I'll take forty coins.>Head to the arena
>>29637745>Wait outsideWe shouldn't be seen there, since we just set ourselves up as being weak.
>>29637745>Head to the arenaWe gotta hurry and look like we got beat up.
>>29637848Show a "change of heart?"
>>29637931Maybe. As long as we handle it well. If anything, we should have had one of us pose as the shop-keep, and the other pose as the boss.
>>29637745Think the bros wouldn't be able to recognize us without the power-up effects?
Rolled 11>>29637838>>29637910You walk around the back of the castle and take the secret ladder up to the arena. The cobble building's walls have been completely blasted, with holes in the ceiling showing the sky above. You can see the small boat, with Snifit inside carrying the masked Lily. She waves at you as the boat floats in the air.Kamek flies down to you on his broom. "Well, it looks like you two have a plan. I didn't expect that.Mario and Luigi are halfway through the castle. I'll signal for you when they arrive."You and Sal wait in the room for another five minutes, until Kamek shouts out a call to action. The boat hovers in the air behind the castle, and you can hear the large wooden door slam shut in the hall. you see Mario and Luigi's silhouettes as they approach.The ship begins to fly away, and Lily and Snifit get together in a raucous evil laughter. She's unnervingly good at it.>Now's the time! Describe how you tell the Bros about what just happened, and roll 1d20 for Convincing-itude!Rolling for Mario and Luigi's bluff resistance.
Rolled 11>>29638270>Have Sal and Lou look like they just got beaten up."Urrrrrgh... Mario? ...Whatsisface in the green? You guys're too late...Someone already came through here after the princess, did... THIS and took off with her... Something about masks and a ritual and Yoshi's Island... That's them up there." *point at airship*
Rolled 6>>29638270"Mario, Luigi! Jeez, are we glad to see you! Man, after seeing you grace our store, we knew we had to give it a shot and save the princess ourselves. I mean, you're good, but we've got to try, right?"So we found a secret route up to the top, and sure enough, the princess was up here! Imagine the luck! We were about to untie here when there was this loud KRACKA-BOOM! Like thirty Bob-ombs going off next to your ear!"Some weird looking guys in masks decided to attack and take the princess for themselves! They didn't look like any of Bowser's goons, I know that much. We tried to stop 'em, but there were too many! They grabbed her and ran off! I didn't see where they went, but you gotta go after 'em!"
Rolled 9>>29638270>Now's the time! Describe how you tell the Bros about what just happened, and roll 1d20 for Convincing-itude!We were going around to the other side of the castle, to wait for you guys. Then we saw some troops going through this entrance in the back. We snuck our way in and then hid from the boss, which got beat up by her!
>>29638270>"Oh man, Mario and Luigi! You're just in time, I think. Me and Stoneberg were gonna make a marketing gig off of you two stomping the boss up here, but then this crazy gal appeared! She and those Snifits up there just wrecked the boss and took off with Peach before they could move her off again!"
Rolled 15>>29638491Shit, forgot my roll
Rolled 12>>29638398"Mario, Luigi! Jeez, are we glad to see you! Man, after seeing you grace our store, we knew we had to give it a shot and save the princess ourselves. I mean, you're good, but we've got to try, right?" you say with a stutter. "So we found a secret route up to the top, and sure enough, the princess was up here! Imagine the luck! We were about to untie here when there was this loud KRACKA-BOOM! Like thirty Bob-ombs going off next to your ear!"Mario crosses his arms and furrows his brow. You can see a hint of doubt in the plumber's eyes."Some weird looking guys in masks decided to attack and take the princess for themselves! They didn't look like any of Bowser's goons, I know that much. We tried to stop 'em, but there were too many! They grabbed her and ran off! I didn't see where they went, but you gotta go after 'em!"Mario steps forward and points at you, giving you an earful of agitated gibberish. Along with the names of various types of pasta, you think you can hear a threat in there."Leo, they don't believe us..." Sal whispers with fear in his voice.>"No, really! You have to believe us! That's the villain, right out there!" (Roll for convincing-itude once more!)>"Kamek! Magic! NOW!" (Enter combat)
Rolled 20>>29638598>"No, really! You have to believe us! That's the villain, right out there!"I'm not the only one who saw that airship, right?
Rolled 5>>29638598>No, for serious guys! You think we're making this up? Did you see that scary mask that woman was wearing? She's probably a higher-up in the Order of the Mask. Those nutjobs have gotten pretty big at Yoshi's Island lately. And if the rumors about their weird rituals are true, Peach is gonna have to worry about more than house arrest or being suspended in a cage!
Rolled 14>>29638659"I... I'm not the only one who saw that airship, right? Really, guys! Did you see that scary mask that lady was wearing? She might be a higher-up for the Order of the Mask! Those nutjobs have gotten pretty big at Yoshi's Island lately. And if the rumors about their weird rituals are true, Peach is gonna have a lot more to worry about than being in a cage!"Mario's expression softens after a little thought. He and Luigi look at each other and gibber in what is either a new bada-da-boopie spaghetti recipe, or considering the validity of your claim. Mario looks back at you, and then at the airship on the horizon. He gives you a thankful nod and then he and Luigi jump over the crumbling wall of the castle and run through the island forest after the ship."They're gone?" Kamek questions with disbelief as he comes out from the rock he hid behind. "Huh. I didn't expect that to go over so well. Hmm... I guess I'll have to go tell His Rudeness and the other three Castle Bosses about the change in schedule. Do you want me to send for an airship to Bowser's Island, or do you want to stay here a while?">"Call for an airship. We need to report to His Badness.">"We'll stay here for a while.">(Other)
Rolled 13>>29638963>Call for an airshipLet's get outta here.
>>29638963Let's chill out in here for a while.And ask him who the other castle bosses are. I wanna know if they're all just Boom Booms.
Rolled 17>>29638963>"We'll stay here for a while."If the brothers see us leaving in one of Bowser's airships, they'll know something's up. Plus, we could use a bit of a break, enjoy the scenery.
>>29638963>"We'll stay here for a while."Let's work on a plan for extending this goose-chase.
>>29639023"Send for an airship, Kamek. We need to get out of here." you ask in a calm voice. Kamek nods, and pulls out his cellphone."Lemming? Yeah, it's K-Dawg. The boys and I need an airship for the World 4 castle. Yeah, whatever size. Probably something small, Mario's in the area so he might try to board if he gets sight of it. A'ight, see you then, homie."He hangs up. "The ship should be here in two hours, so you have some time to yourself. I've got business on the Comet Observatory, so I'll be leaving.""Did you seriously say a'ight?" Sal asks."Shut up." he growls as he flies away on his broom.>>29639054>>29639098>>29639138You've now got a little time to yourself.>Look around the castle>Chill out and try out your power-ups>Talk to Sal about strategy>(Other)
>>29639247>(Other)Hang out on the beach, because damn if we're staying inside in THIS weather.
>>29639247>Talk to Sal about strategyLet's figure out how to keep Mario gone.
Rolled 6>>29639247>Chill out and try out our power-upsYou never know when being able to induce Ice Physics will come in handy
>>29639247Is there a way to call Lily? We forgot the part where we have her reveal horrible secrets to make her lies more plausible.
>>29639277This, let's hit the beach. And pull out the Koopa-brand sunglasses.
>>29639297You and Sal are now alone in the open, destroyed arena."That distraction won't keep Mario and Luigi gone forever, you know." you say.Sal shrugs. "I was kind of hoping we could cross THAT bridge when we came to it. But if we're going to talk about it, I suppose we probably do need to find a more permanent solution. I mean, how great would it be if we were responsible for the final victory, the end-all kidnapping of Peach?"You smile. "It's a nice thought, but if Bowser's telling the truth, those two have come back from the DEAD. Possibly more than once! So if w want to get rid of them, we really have to get rid of them.""Well, don't you remember when Bowser kidnapped Mario and Luigi, and Peach was the only one who could save them? All three of them can really hold their own. And even if we could capture them all, we'd have to deal with Yelmont and Blueford! And heck, I'm sure that in a pinch TOADSWORTH could probably make a stand.">>29639389>>29639277You sigh, and pull out your sunglasses from your shell. "Sal, we'll think about all that later. For now, we're on a sunny beach with no Mario in sight and two hours to ourselves, so let's just enjoy it."Sal raises his arms in a little gesture of excitement. "Finally! I've been waiting to hear that all day!"The two of you make your way down the castle, greeting all the groaning, pained Hammer Bros and Koopas on the floor with a simple "hi". You make it outside and hold your arms open, soaking up the rays of the sun.>Try out the Ice Flower>Relax in one of the folding chairs>Play a game of volleyball>Take a swim>(Other)
>>29639691>Try out the Ice FlowerBeachside relaxation isn't complete without some sort of cool drink nearby.
>>29639691>Relax in one of the folding chairsMake a cold drink with our Ice Flower power.
>>29639691>Relax in one of the folding chairs
>>29639762"You know," you say introspectively to Sal, "I haven't actually tried this Ice Flower yet. I think I'll give it a shot."Sal gives you a nod. "I should try this thing out. Be right back, I'm gonna have someone bring us drinks."Sal goes inside. You stand in the sand and face a palm tree, and wiggle your fingers. As you make a swift throwing motion with your fingers, a ball of trailing ice shoots out at the coconut tree. When it connects, the ball shatters and a layer of ice forms around the tree, snaking around it like a frozen cocoon.You fire another at the sand, and it results in a frozen patch on the ground below. You walk over it and slip, landing on your back.There's a growing laughter coming from the inside of the castle. You look over and see a large boulder roll out of the fort. On one end of the boulder is Sal's mask, and on the other end you can see his feet sticking out. He's laughing as he rolls down the road. You flinch when he rolls right up next to you and shatters the frozen tree. He lands in the water.You see pebbles float up and a dripping wet Sal emerge from the water to take a seat in a reclining lawn chair next to you.>>29639785>>29639836>>29639882You take a seat underneath an umbrella aside Sal. From the castle, a bemused-looking Boo hands you two coconut shells with little umbrellas in them."You pina coladasss, sssirsss... forgive usss if they're too warm..." he says in a droning, hateful monotone."Not a problem," you respond with a grin, cooling yours down. You touch Sal's, making it cool as ice.He takes a sip. "Neat trick!">Wait for the airship>(Other)
>>29640246Have someone bring us a radio. Failing that, get anyone who's musically inclined and have him play some relaxing tunes for us.
>>29640401There's that rasta Koopa Troopa playing the steel drums up in the tower.
>>29640444You can't get much more tropical than that.
>>29640401>>29640444You have the Boo from before bring down the Rasta Koopa and his drums. He wheels the drum set down to you and Sal's chairs and starts playing."Good job on dem Mario bruddas, mon! Dey really tend ta give Bowsa trouble."You nod and hold up your glass. "Thanks, man. Could you play something chill?""Chill is all I do, mon!">Wait for the ship>(Other)
>>29640579>Wait for the ship
>>29640579Aw yeah, this is the life.Was Lily gonna fly around and come back after losing the bros. by the way?
>>29640579Convince Rasta Koopa to come with us. Since he's pretty okay, he can decide for himself, but his chill music could probably come in handy in fights somehow.
Rolled 13>>29640579I thought that toads were the only ones that can use powerups? Or at least, the only ones we could choose.
>>29640621You and Sal remain entirely chill as you await the ship's arrival. The steel drums and chill pineapple drinks make you forget all about Mario and your obligations. Though sure enough, all good things have to end."T'anks fo' listening, mon. But ya boat's 'ea." the rasta Koopa tells you calmly. You remove your sunglasses and look behind you. There's a larger wooden airship behind you, with a crew of a Hammer Bro and a Goomba. They give you a wave."Well, thanks for the music, pal. See you later.""It'ss not'ing, mon. Catch ya on da flipside, ya?"You and Sal board the ship and take your seats. The Goomba shows you a cheery grin from the driver's seat. "Hey there, commanders! I'm here to take you back to Bowser's castle! Hold on, because it'll be a few hours!"The Hammer Bro flinches at every overly happy syllable that the Goomba utters.>Fly in silence>Make conversation
Rolled 2>>29640872"So, what's your name?" To the goomba
>>29640872"Me and my comrade here have had a busy day, and we'd be grateful if we could keep this a quiet flight.">Put on sunglasses again
>>29640872>Make conversationAsk if anything beyond the usual is going on?
>>29640872>Fly in silenceLet's just mellow for now.
>>29640872Ask him if you've got any cool magazines in here.
>>29640849Before you take off, you look back at the Rasta Koopa. "Hey!" you call. "You want to come with us? We'll put in a good word for you with Bowser, and he's always looking for more help!"He shakes his head. "Nah, mon. I'm just a drumma. I don't know da first ting about fightin'."Sal goes up to the edge and gestures for him to come aboard. "Come on, man! You're the coolest guy we've ever met. Just chill with us on this flight!"The koopa considers it. "You su'a Bowser's gonna hi'a me?"You nod. "Positive.""Is World 8 really day hot?""You get used to it."He stands silently for a while, but a grin breaks on his face. He wheels his steel drums up the plank. "My name be Jimbo O'Malley, nice t' meet ya mista' Koocaprio." He takes a seat.>>29640900"So what's your name?" you ask the Goomba. He turns around with a huge smile."My name's Gil, and I drive this ship! The Hammer Bro over there is the gunner: my best friend Harrison!""You're not my friend, Gil. I hate you."Gil giggles. "Harry's such a joker sometimes!">>29640974Gil's voice is already giving you a headache. You don your sunglasses and cross your arms. "Me and my comrade here have had a busy day, and we'd be grateful if we could keep this a quiet flight."Harrison seems eternally grateful for the sentiment. The ship takes off without another word.+ + +
>>29641220The ship touches down on one of the spires of Bowser's castle to drop you off before it goes to the garage. Jimbo begins to sweat. "You weren't lyin', mon! Dis is da hottest place in da MK, for sure!"The three of you exit the ship. You show Jimbo to the barracks, and he takes to a corner with his drums. "We'll get you a nicer room once we do your paperwork, Jimbo."As you wave him goodbye, who would you bump into but Kamek."About time you two show up! Bowser's waiting for you. Follow me!" He quickly pivots around and marches down the hall to Bowser's office. Once he's outside the door, he opens it up.Bowser glares at you from behind his huge golden desk. Your stomach turns when you see none other than Lily sitting in a birdcage atop it.>"I can explain!">"Whoa, who's that?">"I... uh...">(Other)
>>29641220>"You're not my friend, Gil. I hate you."I must be really tired because that made me laugh so much.
>>29641425>I... uh...Seriously, wat
>>29641425"Your Glareness, we just picked up the coolest guy ever! His name's Jimbo O'Malley, and you won't believe what he'll do for the morale!"
>>29641425>"I can explain!"Somehow she wandered in to toad town before the kidnapping was over, so we rushed her out of there, and she was freaking out about the whole clone thing, so she didn't want to impersonate Peach, but she did offer to help us divert Mario so...
>>29641425oh shit.say i can explain then proceed to drag kamek in here to help save your asses.
>>29641457>>29641499"I... uh..."Bowser grits his teeth. "You what? You hid valuable, expensive assets of the Koopa Army for yourself?"You can't do anything but look at the ground. There's a long, heavy silence before Bowser breaks out laughing."No, I'm just messin' with you! Dang Koocaprio, lighten up." he laughs as he releases Lily from the cage."If it was a joke, why'd you put me in a CAGE?" she shouts, her hands balled into fists at her sides."Because you're Peach, and I thought you'd try to escape?" He points at her with his thumb, making a dumb face at you and Sal. "This girl, yikes."He sighs. "But really, I need an explanation for all this. What's the deal here?"You explain everything, from when she saw Peach being taken, hiding from the Toad guard in the woods, about Broque Monsieur, the mask, and then Mario and Luigi."So that explains why our little oatmeal clone is dressed like a really hot wizard." he says with a grin. "Uh, Lemon, right? Lemon, go talk to the Boomerang Bro outside my office, he'll get you a room."Lily stomps out of the office in a huff. Kamek slams the doors shut with a wave of his wand, and then Bowser's face takes on a much more serious tone. He reaches into his desk drawer and pulls out the purple, heart-shaped mask from before."Before I get started... did 'Bruck Monstar'---or however you say that weirdo's name---tell you about why he had this mask?">"No, he just told us that someone sold it to him." (Truth)>(Other)
Rolled 20>"I'll fix this!"
>>29641888>"No, he just told us that someone sold it to him." (Truth)"What's so special about it anyway? We were just using it for a disguise, but clearly it's a lot more than that."
>>29641888Oh Bowser>TruthThis is serious business.
Rolled 7>>29641888>Truth"He said he got it from someone else who sold it to him. I think the mask is evil, and may have come from another world."
>>29641888>"No, he just told us that someone sold it to him." (Truth)Never said who.
Rolled 17>>29641991Yeah he did. A creepy smiling guy with a backpack and mario mask.
>>29641888"Not really. Didn't seem that suspicious either. Just... foreign. Which either means he's only guilty about not examining his wares, or he's a master of deception."Also>Tell them about the guy who Broque Monsieur said he got the mast from?
>>29642047to quote what he said exactly, complete with offensive French accent>Given to me by ze strange man with ze backpack, no? He came in with ze beautiful smile and sold me zis mask.
>>29642047What I don't get is why the mask still has powers. If he just sold it like that, it must be after Link beat the hell out of it.
>>29641956>>29641966"No, sir. He just told us that he bought it somewhere. Something about a strange man with a backpack and a pretty smile."Bowser sneers. "I don't trust him. I never have. Kamek!"Kamek hits the light switch and wheels in a projector. He flicks it on, and the first image there is a sepia-tone photo of a mustachioed Toad holding the mask at an archaeological dig."This photo was taken seventy-five years ago. Here, the legendary explorer Herman Fungiton and his team have excavated the mask from the ruins of an ancient Shy Guy civilization on Yoshi's Island.He switches the slide. This one shows the same archaeological site. All of the dirt has been hastily replaced, all the tents burnt to ashes. Behind a crumbling wall, you can make out a dark figure."This is the same dig site the next morning. That had been an incredibly successful dig that had progressed for months on end. Until that mask was found, nothing had gone wrong."The slides click. This one is a picture of some ancient Shy Guy carvings, depicting rows of strange creatures bowing before the mask. "This carving predates Toad, Koopa and even Goomba civilization. The words along the bottom read 'three sun, three moon, dark'."The slides click again. Now it shows a tall, green lady and her short, robed, smiling apprentice. They stand above the mask, wearing genuine smiles."You know these two as Cackletta and Fawful. International criminals from the Beanbean Kingdom, determined to rule the world. Before this, however, they were two of the kingdom's most prominent scientific minds. Then, they found the mask and... you know how that goes. When Cackletta died, Fawful took over her business. In her logs, she says that he was always much more interested in the mask. He said it talked to him."The projector turns off and Kamek turns his attention to you in the dim light.>Continued...
>>29642495"The first recorded appearance of Broque Monsieur was during Fawful's rule. He and Broque Madame were the only of their kind, but now on Pi'illo Island there are hundreds of yellow block people just like him. I've studied it, and I just couldn't figure it out until you brought this mask to my attention."Kamek puts his arms behind his back and paces around the room."We need the two of you to head out and find more evidence on the mask. I've got a number of places where you could go, but you'll have to do your own investigating. You could go to Broque Monsieur's shop in the Beanbean Kingdom, go to Pi'illo Island for Broque Madame, or you could investigate Fawful and Cackletta's regime. Your choice, but you'd need to head out tomorrow.">Go to Broque Monsieur>Go to Broque Madame>Investigate Cackletta and Fawful
So the Mario world is built on the ruins of the Zelda world?
>>29642666Or Nintendo World.
Rolled 11>>29642666Maybe this is before the events of all the zeldas. Mario is the first.
>>29642633Investigate Cackletta and FawfulIt's time.
>>29642633>Investigate Cackletta and FawfulWe're obviously gonna find the most intel by checking out those we -know- used the mask. Besides, new races pop up all the time, and the evidence against the Broques is circumstantial.
>>29642633>Investigate Cackletta and FawfulThose are the ones with the most direct connection to the mask. We can't hold anything against the Broques yet.
>>29642787>>29642793"I think we should investigate Cackletta and Fawful. We KNOW they used the mask, and all our evidence against Broque is circumstantial."Kamek gives you a short nod. "Yes, that makes sense. Now, they've been in the Mushroom Kingdom in the past, but the best place to find real evidence would be at their old lab in the Beanbean Kingdom. It's deep in the woods, so hopefully it hasn't been touched. In fact, Bowser's Kingdom is really one of the only places who knows where the lab is.""Why?" you ask."Because," says Kamek, "Fawful used to rule Bowser's land and during that time, he kept a map of the Beanbean Kingdom.One of the marked locations is their lab.""That makes sense."Bowser claps once to get your attention. "Alright! So you guys will head out tomorrow, right?">"Right.">"I might need some more time.">"Can Lily go with us?"
>>29643041>"Can Lily go with usSecretly plot to use her somehow to proc a reaction and coax some spiritual being or whatever to come
>>29643041>"Right."Lily is still a little out of it, so I'm loathe to bring her along on this fact-finding mission.
>>29643041>RightAsk what they're gonna have Lily do in the meantime.
>>29643041>RightAlso ask how Lily's recovery is going and what's happening with the mask... we don't want her sneaking into wherever it's kept, putting it on and crashing the moon down on us, do we?
>>29643041>"Right."remember guys, we are very loyal to bowser with these guys and we are a serious high up of his.we also jsut managed to successfully put mario to go deal with darryl's bullshit on yoshi's island coincidentally, which is hilarious.
>>29643250>inb4 undead mario and luigi
>>29643085"Uh, can Lily go with us?" you ask awkwardly.Bowser looks at you with a furrowed brow. "Wait, the clone? Um... sure, I guess. Don't see why not.">>29643088>>29643103>>29643139"Alright, we'll go out tomorrow morning."Sal shakes his head and holds his hand up to speak. "You know what? I'm tired of doing stuff in the morning. Why don't we go this evening? That'd be way better. Change things up."Bowser snaps his fingers. "Better! You'll head to the Beanbean Kingdom this evening and take Lemon with you."Just then, a Boo floats through the shut door. "Sire, your princess is calling her 'huggy-wuggy'. Sorry, she... asked me to say it that way."Bowser grins as he gets up from his desk and goes out the door. "Stockyard Shillings is working like a charm!"+ + +So concludes this chapter of Mushroom Kingdom Quest. Thank you for reading!
>>29643316Oh god. Bowser got laid
>>29643316damn, bowser is god damn based, holy shit.
>>29643368No, the princess has actually warmed up to Bowser, and he's not screwing it up (yet).
>>29643250We also called Bowser and told him to come over, so this could get pretty out of control.
>>29643390>huggy wuggy>not getting laid
>>29643316Wario is just THAT awful, isn't he?We did really pay him right?
>>29643316Why isn't Bowser just smashing the mask into pieces? Fawful was apparently influenced by it, so he knows the kind of unfathomable annoyance it can cause.
>>29643462Nope, we forgot all about that. Expect him to show up at the castle soon, with a bill as long as a bad year and arms itching to piledrive anyone in his way.
>>29643524...Well shit. You don't wanna mess with Wario.
>>29643632A very angry Wario, a very angry Bowser, and a very angry Donkey Kong all walk into a Mushroom Kingdom Quest.The bartender asks "what do you wa---" but he doesn't finish.Because he's dead.Tune in to Mushroom Kingdom Quest: where that might happen. At some point.
Rolled 12>>29643820Oh, and don't forget an very angry Rob-Omb and a very angry Dry Darryl.