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Paper Mario: TTotS - Chapter 7, Part IVKing Shroude's FortressPaper Mario: TTotS - Chapter 7, Part IV by SlargTheGnome
Goomblaine sat in a corner somewhere above the Great Hall, obscured among the shadows and scowling to himself. Leaving the group probably hadn't been the safest idea, but there was no way he was going back to them. Mario had carted him along for long enough, and he was through with it.
He couldn't remember the last time he'd been so upset. His face was screwed up in misery as he sat by himself, hardly even caring if he was caught. Confronting Mario like that had opened up all of his old wounds, and he remembered all the more clearly now why he hated the Guardians so much… what they'd done to him, how they were supposed to be protectors but instead they'd taken everything away from him…
And Mario was no better. He was nothing but a pretentious blowhard, flaunting his hero status every chance he got and not caring about anything else. The only time he ever even gave Goomblaine a thought was when he was yelling at him
Paper Mario: TTotS - Chapter 7, Part IIIKing Shroude's FortressPaper Mario: TTotS - Chapter 7, Part III by SlargTheGnome
Deep underground, in the cellar of the fortress, seven heroes were slumped inside a cell, their heads hanging in defeat, not a word spoken among them. They knew they should be looking for a way to escape, but after what had happened a few minutes ago, none of them had the heart to try anymore. It seemed as though there was a gray cloud hanging over their heads.
And to be honest, they were all still dealing with the shock. They were almost too afraid to even open their mouths. For the longest time, the only sound in the room came from an echoing dripping noise coming from somewhere above their heads.
"Poor… poor Goomblaine," Stubba finally spoke up. "I feel so bad for him."
"Me too," Hanner sighed. "I mean, he was a jerk, but… he kind of had a good reason, huh?"
"If only he'd said something to us," said Maizee, gazing through the bars and looking guilty about something. "We could have done something for him. I never once i
Paper Mario: TTotS - Chapter 7, Part IIKing Shroude's FortressPaper Mario: TTotS - Chapter 7, Part II by SlargTheGnome
It was even scarier inside the fortress than out.
That was what Mario and the others decided the moment they were in. They jumped as the huge wooden door slammed shut behind them and the loud noise echoed through the halls, though not before it let in a cold draft of air that made the entire group shiver.
Finally, they reluctantly looked around at where they were.
First of all, it was dark, though that was hardly a surprise. Not only that, for a stronghold that was supposed to be so important, the place had a decrepit and abandoned look to it, as though it were falling apart from the inside. The floor was made of cold hard stone, as were the walls, though they were currently standing on a tattered and worn red carpet that seemed to try to signify that this was a house of royalty. There were chains hanging from the ceiling, and the only windows back into the outside world were high up on the walls and seemed to only let in more darkne
Paper Mario: TTotS - Chapter 7, Part IChapter 7:Paper Mario: TTotS - Chapter 7, Part I by SlargTheGnome
The Sun Soul in the Shadow
After a moment the smoke finally died away and drifted off. Mario's eyes were tearing up as he coughed and tried to wave the remaining smoke away. Once he'd succeeded, he rubbed his eyes and looked around…
And saw, for the first time, where they were.
It was a dark, barren wasteland. The ground beneath them was dry and cracked, and the only sign that anything had ever lived there was a few dried-up shrubs and dead trees sticking up here and there. But the strangest thing about the land was its color; rather than being covered in the Nighttime darkness, the trees, the grass, the ground were all eerily pale, almost white, as though they were part of a film negative.
However bad that was, the sky was worse. It looked unnaturally huge and vaulting, and it was pitch black… blacker than Mario had ever seen it at home. It was filled with stars, which should have comforted him a
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