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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
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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
Paper Mario: TTotS - Post Chapter 6Palmy Balmy BeachPaper Mario: TTotS - Post Chapter 6 by SlargTheGnome
The manager of the Seashell Hotel was not too happy about how much his hotel had been wrecked in the process of Mario's team saving everyone, but even he realized that he didn't have much right to complain.
"I suppose we'll just have to close again… for re-renovations…" he sighed as everyone was gathered on the beach in front of the entrance. "Er, I mean… thank you again, Mister Mario. You are truly a laudable hero for saving us all back there. Once the place is up and running again, you and your friends can stay as long as you like… for free!"
Hanner looked excited. "For free? Really?"
"…Well, maybe half price."
Mario smiled. "Well, that's awfully nice of you, but I don't know when we'll have a chance to come back," he admitted. "Those Darkstriders aren't finished around here yet, and we've got to go take care of them once and for all."
"Aw, Ferdie… you really gotta leave right now, man?" Sheila a
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Luigi and Toadsworth couldn't help but notice that Peach was in a much better mood than usual. The two of them had been sitting on the Aeon Clock and trying to pass the time, but at the moment she was practically dancing around the room, humming to herself and looking carefree.
"Princess Peach… I hope you don't mind my asking, but what exactly are you so happy about?" Luigi finally asked. "I mean, I don't know if you noticed, but we're still trapped in here."
Peach turned around to face him with a big smile. "Oh Luigi, isn't it obvious? Mario is out there looking for the very last Sun Soul right now, don't you remember?" she said. "And he's found every single one of them so far, which means he's bound to find the last one any time now!"
Toadsworth nodded and smiled a little himself. "Ah… I believe I see where you're going with this, Princess."
"That's right… once Mario's found the last Sun Soul, he's going to come he
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