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    Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
    
    Fun Secrets FAQ by Edua
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    This guide can be used in GameFAQs or Gamespot. You may print it, but not
    sell or distribute, nor call your own... But you can print it! Yippee,
    yeh?
    
    Index.-
    Introduction					[intro]
    Versions and updates				[verup]
    Legend						[legnd]
    Hello there, old pal				[hello]
    Hey, that sounds familiar			[famil]
    Shower tunes, Princess style			[showr]
    Wonky's tales					[wonky]
    Lahla, the Boo Cutie Kitty in Pianta Parlor	[lhlpl]
    Grifty, the rooftop minstrel			[grfty]
    Random thoughts					[rndmt]
    Special Thanks					[spect]
    
    Use the codes to find the sections that the information is in.
    
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    Introduction					[intro]
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    Welcome to the Fun Secrets FAQ. Here, I will list every easter egg
    possible, to the utmost accuracy of what is in the game. I'll admit, it is
    still incomplete when I write this introduction in Ver. 0.7. Help is
    appreciated! Ver. 0.7 definitely lacks the following, of the which I am
    accepting help for unless I can get to those parts with the new save file
    before the help is submitted:
    
    -Videogamin' Toad kid				[famil]
    Things he says before Chapter 6 is completed.
    -Shower tunes, Princess style			[showr]
    Help identifying the tunes Peach sings. Need a save file that is currently
    on Chapter 1-5's endings ( in other words, that can control Peach and
    direct her towards the shower ).
    -Wonky's tales					[wonky]
    Suggestions on how to organize Wonky's advice ( chronologically,
    alphabetically, usefulness... etc. ).
    
    Ver. 0.87 still lacks the above, and I am seeing a lack of help. I am also
    uncertain if anyone has even read this FAQ besides the content reviewers.
    Upsetting, but I guess that's how it goes. Thanks for the help to some of
    you guys.
    
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    Versions and updates				[verup]
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    ver 0.87-	Small thought about X-Naut Fortress being similar to Mega
    Man levels.
    
    ver 0.86-	Small tid-bit about Tayce T. and Zess T. added.
    
    ver 0.85-	A new cameo has been found!
    
    ver 0.84-	1 song has been identified.
    
    ver 0.83-	Jerry Chifari pointed out a lot of things. Some are still
    		unfinished, as you can see above. Oii.
    
    ver 0.82-	Some stuff, but mainly a dumb stroke of luck allowed me to
    		figure out what the screen in Grodus's room is!
    
    ver 0.81-	Re-spell-checked. Erh...
    
    Ver 0.8	-	The guide was spell-checked and attempted to be realigned.
    		Also, some minor notes were added.
    
    Ver 0.7	-	The guide was submitted to GameFAQs... and accepted!
    
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    Legend						[legnd]
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    Noun=Noun	The name on the left was the previous name, or the
    		predecesor of the new name. It can also be the name of a
    		specific NPC, like Luigi's partners.
    Noun^		Means the character was changed majorly, not just in
    		appearance.
    
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    Hello there, old pal				[hello]
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    There are certain events where you will see your pals from previous games.
    I will list these in the order they appear/can be noticed in-game, along
    with their origin.
    
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    -Narrator
    The disembodied voice begins to narrate the story of the Thousand-Year
    Door to you. Same voice that narrates the chapters. He's from, hm...
    I'm almost sure the narrator exists since Super Mario World. He narrated
    every time you blew up a castle and saved an egg. 'course, he actually
    reacts to Bowser and Kammy in Paper Mario, what with Kammy scotch-taped to
    the book he's reading. That's the first time that the narrator reads from
    a book. And now's the second. Onward!
    
    -Parakarry
    He's from Paper Mario. True to his profession, he delivers Peach's letter
    to the Bros.' house. One could guess that he also delivers the letter from
    the Waffle Kingdom to Luigi.
    
    -Luigi
    Duh. He's been with Mario since Mario Bros. for the Nes. He goes on his
    own adventure during the game, and you can spot him in Rogueport and chat
    about them. You can also talk to his partners and see what THEY have to
    say about it... His full name should be Luigi Mario, since they're the
    Mario Bros., right?
    
    -Toadsworth
    Let me sum it up : Mild annoyance from Mario Sunshine. Seriously. He's
    been cameo happy ever since, and has practically replaced Toad. Still, I
    guess he at least looks different that the rest of the 'shroom guys,
    unlike Toad himself. Toadsworth dates Zess T. ( I can only imagine T.
    stands for Toad, like K. stands for Koopa ) during the third chapter of
    your story.
    
    -Merlon, Merluvlee, Merlee, Chet Rippo
    Why put these all together? They all look practically the same, and serve
    the same purposes they did in the first Paper Mario : Upgrade partners,
    give hints, power you up during battles and upgrade stats at the cost of
    other stats, respectively. Sure, you won't have access to Merlee and Chet
    for a while ( Chapter 2 and Chapter 5, respectively ), but they're there.
    They DID get revamped, though, so they all look better. Chet, however, is
    now way different than his platypuss look-a-like self before.
    
    -Thwomp
    You only see one Thwomp in the whole game. It's in Shhwonk Fortress, and
    he holds a quiz made up of 7 questions in total, but 5 questions are all
    you need to answer right. of course, you see a mechanical Thwomp in the
    X-Naut's fortress, but there haven't been any mechanical Thromps before,
    so I don't think it counts...
    
    -Kolorado('s father)
    Inside Hooktail's castle, you will find out that Kolorado's dad died.
    He holds a letter adressing how he's proud of him, and that the dragon is
    bothered by crickets. One must wonder if Kolorado is originary from
    Petalburg... Also, Dr. Frankly is Kolorado's teacher when it comes to
    archeology.
    
    -Toadette
    You'll see her each time you get new boots and hammers. She cameos from
    Mario Kart:Double Dash. I guess Toad really DID get replaced by
    Toadsworth. For good... Perhaps?
    
    -Yoshi egg
    The Yoshi Egg is a cameo itself, even if the content is one of a kind...
    Well, technically, multicolored Yoshi eggs are rare, yeah, but it has the
    same shape, right? The newborn Yoshi looks mo-hawkish and has pants,
    which makes it the fourth version of a Yoshi new-born ( first being from
    Super Mario World, second being from Tetris Attack ( slightly evolved from
    the original ) and the third being Yoshi's Story's ( which looked grown,
    yet sounded... squeakier. Also, Black and White yoshies were introduced ).
    
    -Hamma's grandfather
    Hamma is the grandchild of a Hammer Bro. in world 7-1 of the Super Mario
    Bros. His hammer is said to be his grandfather's, so therefore, that's an
    old, old hammer.
    
    -Whacka
    Lovable, whackable, Whacka Bump-producing Whacka is back from Paper Mario.
    Poor thing can still become extinct...-er.
    
    -Jr. Troopa
    This... is a surprisingly hard one. In the upper left corner of the photo
    attached to the "The Real Zip Toad: !" e-mail, is this little guy, in his
    spike-hatted and bat-winged form, just... flying, really. It's a really
    nice cameo, since this guy was a really persistant and recurrent rival
    in the first Paper Mario! ( Think Croco from SMRPG:LOT7S )
    
    -Kolorado, Moustafa, Buzzar
    They're all from the first Paper Mario, and are all mentioned in Lumpy's
    journal.
    
    -Bow and Bootler
    After you beat the game, save. You can see 'em again in Poshley heights,
    near the Sanctum. They're from the first Paper Mario.
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    Hey, that sounds familiar			[famil]
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    Places and species and objects, oh my. These may or may not physically
    appear in the game, but are at least mentioned.
    
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    -Mario and Luigi's house
    This place has so many versions, it's not funny. It's first appearance was
    technically Super Mario Bros. 2, in the ending where you realize Mario was
    dreaming of the adventures in Subcon ( though Subcon is supposedly a place
    in dreams or something, so it all really happened, just that it doesn't
    really affect Mario directly, unless if he had lost, he and the others
    would've dreamt forever? ). But you don't actually get to see its
    exterior until Super Mario RPG, which presents the first version of it.
    The second version, re-used here, is presented in Paper Mario. And the
    third was the one in Mario & Luigi, where it actually had a *gasp*
    bathroom. How's THAT for home decorating, and re-decorating?
    
    -The Plot, we meet again
    Seriously. Letters + Princess Peach = Trouble. It's been true since Super
    Mario Bros. 3, and it's been re-iterated since Super Mario World and Super
    Mario 64... then again in Paper Mario... It's like, rinse and repeat. At
    least we got a moment of relief during Super Mario RPG, Mario Sunshine and
    Mario & Luigi, which have no letters involved. Either you get to witness
    the crime firsthand during the first two, or get a distressed Toad to drop
    in unannounced during your shower. Heck, Luigi's Mansion has Mario send
    his bro a letter. So, letters in general, or message blocks ( Super Mario
    World ) are bad news. Even Peach and Bowser, during the Chapter 1 epilogue
    events, point out the obviousity of this matter, what with "I can't
    believe I've been kidnapped. Again." and "Who would do something like
    that? Besides me?" respectively.
    
    -That voice, could it be?
    Yes. Mario makes noises with his mouth, and actually says "Oh yea" from
    time to time. How is this a cameo? He didn't have a voice until Yoshi's
    Island, also known as Super Mario World 2 : And he was a BABY back then.
    Him having a voice is always a cameo to me. All three main characters
    make voice sounds, though sometimes they don't really say anything.
    
    -The Great Sea
    Perhaps not really a cameo, but the sea's appearance... it's familiar,
    isn't it...? It reminds me of Wind Waker's sea. In fact, that was the
    first thing I thought when I saw it for the first time. Heck, the part
    where the title shows when you start a new game? Total Wind Waker ripoff.
    
    -All ye original, my foes, my neutral
    You'll see a bunch of characters that are really old, like these. Maybe
    they'll look new, cool, or have clothes or something. Maybe they'll look
    plum ordinary. Here's a list of the first appearances in NPC mode, and one
    of those that you get to fight.
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    	NPCs
    Parakarry
    Luigi
    Toads
    Bob-ombs
    Goombas
    Piantas
    Toadsworth
    Doogans
    Nomadimice=Mice
    Bean beans
    Bandits
    Merlon
    Merluvlee
    Koopas
    Bub-ulbs
    Princess Peach Toadstool
    Bowser^
    Koopatrols
    Hammer Bros.
    Kammy Koopa
    Merlee
    Boos
    Cheep-Cheeps
    Lakitus
    Toadette
    Blooper=Blooey
    Clubba, Tubba Blubba=Mr. Grubba^
    Koopa (yellow shell)=King K.
    Hyper Cleft=Cleftor
    Swooper=Sir Swoop
    Spike Top=Spiky Joe
    Nomadimouse=Grifty^
    Lil' Oinks=Pigs
    Buzzy (Spiky)=Torque
    Whacka
    Crazee Dayzee=Hayzee
    Chet Rippo^
    Penguins
    	Enemies
    Amazy Dayzee
    Bombshell Bill Blaster
    Bandit
    Bill Blaster
    Blooper^
    Bob-omb
    Bombshell Bill
    Bowser^
    Bullet Bill
    Buzzy Beetle
    Chomp=Chain-Chomp
    Cleft
    Crazee Dayzee
    Dark Koopa
    Dry Bones
    Duplighost=Doopliss^
    Ember
    Frost Piranha
    Fuzzy
    Gloomba
    Goomba
    Forest Fuzzy=Green Fuzzy
    Green Magikoopa
    Hammer Bro
    Hyper Cleft
    Hyper Goomba
    Hyper Paragoomba
    Kammy Koopa
    Koopa Troopa
    Koopatrol
    Lakitu
    Lava Bubble
    Magikoopa
    Paragloomba
    Paragoomba
    Paratroopa
    Piranha Plant
    Pokey Mummy=Poison Pokey
    Pokey
    Putrid Piranha
    Red Magikoopa
    Ruff Puff
    Spike Top
    Spiked Gloomba=Spiky Gloomba
    Spiked Goomba=Spiky Goomba
    Spiny
    Swooper
    Swoopula
    White Magikoopa
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    -Points, I missed you
    The Paper Mario system makes a come back with its exclusive Star Points.
    Heart and Flower points are technically cameos from Super Mario RPG...
    and so is star power, sort of.
    
    -Action Command, aka the Art of Timed Hits
    Sure, action command can now be considered a cameo, what with the
    addition of an audience, and Stylish moves. You'll need a lot more timing
    now that you have to worry about pleasing a crowd AND doing damage. If
    you hadn't guessed, Action Command is about damage. Stylish-whatever is
    not. If it was, then you could "Stylishly" defend. Oh, about that, you
    can also do damage to attackers if you excel at timing by pressing B,
    which is sort of a Mario & Luigi cameo. ... Even though it isn't
    introduced in-game yet, you can use both Action and Stylish commands in
    the first battle. ( stylish commands won't help since there's no audience
    until Frankly teaches you about star power ). (From SMRPG)
    
    -Unfriendly tropical buddies
    Piantas are back from Mario Sunshine, and now they're your friendly local
    mafia and Vegas-like dealers! You'll first see two goons beat up on two
    bandits. You'll be seeing them fight each other for no real reason for a
    while, really, so get used to chuckling at 'em.
    
    -The Cook
    Okay, meet Tayce T.'s opposite, Zess T. Yes, she's the exact opposite.
    She's only similar in the fact she needs a cookbook to cook two items,
    and before that, needs an object ( not a frying pan, but a contact lens )
    before she even cooks, or gets out of your way. What a brat. I should
    point out the return of a few recipes from Paper Mario for similar effect:
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    	Coco Pop=Coco Candy: Cake Mix + Coconut
    	Egg Missile=Egg Bomb: Mystic Egg + Fire Flower
    	Electro Pop: Cake Mix + Volt Shroom
    	Fire Pop: Cake Mix + Fire Flower
    	Fried Egg: Mystic Egg
    	Honey Candy: Honey Syrup + Cake Mix
    	Honey Shroom: Honey Syrup + Mushroom
    	Honey Super: Honey Syrup + Super Shroom
    	Honey Ultra: Honey Syrup + Ultra Shroom
    	Jelly Pop=Jelly Candy: Jammin' Jelly + Cake Mix
    	Jelly Shroom: Jammin' Jelly + Mushroom
    	Jelly Super: Jammin' Jelly + Super Shroom
    	Jelly Ultra: Jammin' Jelly + Ultra Shroom
    	Koopa Tea: Turtley Leaf
    	Koopasta: Turtley Leaf + Fresh Pasta
    	Maple Shroom: Maple Syrup + Mushroom
    	Maple Super: Maple Syrup + Super Shroom
    	Maple Ultra: Maple Syrup + Ultra Shroom
    	Cake=Mousse Cake: Cake Mix
    	Shroom Cake: Mushroom + Cake Mix
    	Sweet Shroom=Shroom Crepe: Cake Mix + Ultra Shroom
    	Fried Shroom=Shroom Fry: Mushroom
    	Hot Shroom=Shroom Roast: Life Shroom
    	Shroom Steak: Ultra Shroom
    	Spaghetti: Fresh Pasta
    	Spicy Soup: Fire Flower
    	Yoshi Cookie=Zess Cookie: Cake Mix + Mystic Egg
    	Deluxe Feast=Zess Deluze: Healthy Salad + Shroom Steak
    	Bland Meal=Zess Dinner: Healthy Salad + Shroom Fry
    	Yummy Meal=Zess Special: Whacka Bump
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    Psst. They're also sisters if you figure from Wonka's advice.
    
    -Audience exclusive troublemakers
    Believe it or not, you may notice Shy Guys in the audience. You may think
    you will fight Shy Guys later. Well, you're wrong. BUT Shy Guys are the
    only kind of audience member that will actually hop on stage and exit
    stage left or stage right... And cause a little havoc here or there. It's
    not always your fault that the stage seems to be falling apart, at least!
    
    -Bean bean and a drink
    An old man from the Beanbean Kingdom of Mario & Luigi runs a Chuckola Bar
    in the Inn. Both the species, Bean beans, and the Chuckola Cola are cameos
    from the game. Who'd of thought? You can find another in Glitzville. It's
    been confirmed that the bartender in Club 64 from Paper Mario is just a
    Toad, not a Beanbean... Though he's 'dressed' the same, glasses and
    'stache and all. Guess it's some sort of uniform.
    
    -Badgies
    Almost all of the badges from the first Paper Mario return in this game,
    plus new ones, and some that are just for fun. Also signals the first
    actual use in-game that benefits, out of badges that use 0 BP.
    
    -Control Peach separately, again?
    Yeah, last Paper Mario switched between Mario and Peach at the end of each
    chapter, too. So that's sort of a cameo.
    
    -Bowser's pad
    Bowsie's castle has had almost as many make-overs as Mario's. Here we see
    a different incarnation. I am guessing that the Bowser head is buried in
    the lava, behind the path, or something. Yeah. I mean, they left Mario's
    house intact from the first Paper Mario... why not the castle, too...? You
    know, besides the whole Star Rod practically blew up the place issue. I'm
    just glad they returned it to Star Haven. Who knows if Kirby drops by
    there, needing a spare, eh?
    
    -Clown Copter, away!
    Yay, this thing cameos all the way from Super Mario World, then Super
    Mario RPG, and then Paper Mario. It appears in Mario & Luigi, sadly to
    say there are no sprites of it, however, which is what threw me off.
    
    -Videogamin' Toad kid
    A Toad child in Petal Meadows talks about videogames. Come back after a
    chapter to hear him say something different.
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    After Chapter 6:
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    "I've been playing "Paper
    Mario: The Thousand-Year
    Door" like crazy lately...
    
    I wasn't sure at first...
    But that game is AWESOME!
    I just beat it! Every chapter!
    
    Totally cool ending! I
    loved it. So worth the money!
    Think there'll be a sequel?
    
    If not, I hope they make a
    Paper Luigi game. Yeah! I bet
    that'd be awesome, too..."
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    -Mailbox SP
    You could've checked your gear a long while earlier, but I just felt like
    waiting until Mario himself held it out and gave Goombella a chance to
    notice it. It's a silver Gameboy Advance SP. Notice the lack of a
    wireless adapter. I'm jealous. Aren't you? Oh, and all tunes you hear
    when mailed are from previous Mario games, and you'll hear different ones
    throughout the game.
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    Misc/Spam mail : The short tune you hear when you hit the message block in
    Super Mario World's beginning area.
    Peach's mail : The tune from Super Mario World's title screen.
    Anonymous mail : The tune from Super Mario Bros. 3's 6th world, Iced Land.
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    -Re-decorated Playroom, with Retro attachment
    The Pianta Parlor is practically the Playroom from Paper Mario. The
    scoreboard inside is the original type of Game Boy!
    
    -Fungi in uniform
    The train Toads all look like the Koopa Bros. disguised from Paper Mario,
    but don't worry. They're naturally like that.
    
    -Where've I seen that blimp before?
    The Cheep-Cheep Blimp is a semi-cameo, for it is a revamped version of the
    blimp that once appeared and got popped in Super Mario Kart with corks
    from various fizzed up bottles!
    
    -Is there a train in every game or something?
    The Excess Express is the third time a train appears in a Mario RPG. A
    train made of clouds, driven by a Lakitu caddy appears in Super Mario RPG.
    Well, actually, it's the Nimbus Land bus. Oh well. In Paper Mario, there
    are 2 trains : The Toad Town Train takes you to Mt. Rugged, and the Toy
    Train takes you to the different stations in the Shy Guy's Toy Box.
    
    -Retro compy screen?
    When you control Peach so that she may steal a disk, then upload it for
    TEC, look closely at the screen. It looks like a REALLY old Mario Bros.
    game, where Mario and Luigi look like rectangles that are red and green,
    respectively. Makes you wonder if the X-Nauts are, like, Mario Bros. fans,
    huh? But really, the thing looks like if it came out of a horrible Atari
    port. Oh well. I guess that's why they never recognize Mario when they see
    him, perhaps? "Hey, that ain't a rectangle..."
    UPDATE: On a stroke of dumb luck, I figured out that the screen is a blue
    version of the Famicon Disk System's BIOS! I found this out while checking
    stuff in http://www.classicgaming.com/tmk/fds.shtml.
    
    
    -Greetings from Herringway!
    Most of the penguins in Poshley Heights will make references to Shiver
    City, the place where this type of penguins originated from in the
    first Paper Mario.
    
    -Super Lumpy, the Ratooey who aimed for oil!
    How is this a cameo? It's all in the areas from the original Paper Mario!
    He kept a journal of what went on there, to boot. Sooo I'll just type it
    up...
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    Part 1	The Night Before
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    I'm finally off tomorrow! I've filled my pack with cheese, and I'm ready
    to go! My to-do list is crossed off. I owe so much to all of my
    investors... Not just money! The old get-rich-quick dream... but this is
    different. I have a reason... See, I owe it to my hometown. It's so cold
    there, people are constantly shivering. If I find oil and send it there,
    then people can use it to heat their homes. Oil will make me rich and them
    happy. It seems to be the perfect goal, right? I have always, always...
    had this dream, since I was very small. Of course, getting rich is a big
    part of it, too, but who doesn't want money? Money! Money! Cover me with
    it, please! Hahhhhhhhhhhh... Well, enough for tonight...
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    Part 2	The Buzzar Fiend
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    Why did it have to turn out like this? I got to Toad Town by boat, then
    took a train to the foot of Mt. Rugged. Unfortunately, you can only get
    from Mt. Rugged to Dry Dry Desert on foot. And tragedy waited for me as I
    slogged faithfully up that winding trail... It was a huge, awful vulture!
    I had read about it in my travel brochures! This Buzzar accosted all
    travelers on Mt. Rugged! I hightailed it, but Buzzar had me in its sights.
    I felt a piercing jolt as its claws dug deep into my backpack. After
    dropping me onto a cliff, Buzzar seemed to forget me and disappear. I let
    out a sigh of relief, but when I touched my back, I noticed my pack was
    gone! My pack! In it was all my food and money to start the operation! No!
    That mangy Buzzar made off with everything of importance to me! All I have
    left is this journal, a shover to dig for oil, and my life... But perhaps
    living is miracle enough... or so I'd like to believe. But now... I can't
    turn back. I climbed down the mountain to the desert. The Dry Dry Desert
    sprawls out before me, bechoning dreamers and fools... I am both, and I
    set out with a heart full of dread...
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    Part 3	A Helping Hand
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    I am now in a place called Dry Dry Outpost. Someone pulled me, lifeless
    and parched, from the merciless desert floor... It was a Koopa with a fine
    mustache named Kolorado. And angel in a pith helmet... He was a
    world-traveling adventurer-archaeologist. I told him about Buzzar... And
    my quest for oil... And my dreams of riches and warmth for my people...
    After I spoke at length, he gave me food and water. I asked him why he
    should be so kind, and he looked into the distance and said... "Turning
    one's back on an ambitious dreamer... Invites others to do the same to
    you, old boy. I just... I just want to believe in every dream this sad old
    world can muster." This guy, he still chases his own dreams, dusty dreams
    of archaeology. We stayed up all night discussing each other's dreams. It
    was great.
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    Part 4	A Reliable Guide
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    I am now at a desert oasis. After Kolorado left, I set out from Dry Dry
    Outpost to find my digging point. But the desert is so wide... It's
    impossible to find anything without a guide. I had no idea where I was
    going, and my head was splitting in the heat. My throat was burning and
    scratchy... Was I awake? Was I asleep? I heard a voice calling to me from
    far away... "Hey, are you a nice guy? If you're a nice guy, then give me
    something nice." I didn't have the food or water I received from Kolorado.
    I had nothing. "Why do you lie here? If you are a nice guy, give me a nice
    thing, and I will help." I croaked: "All I have is... All I have is my
    dream..." When I next awoke, I was at this oasis. "You're awake!" I heard!
    There was a Squeek there in a gray head scarf. "My name is Moustafa. You
    had nothing to give, but I got something nice anyway!" I don't know how or
    why, but it seems I'd been saved by yet another stranger... "Do you need a
    guide? If there is somewhere to want to go, I will take you."
    Unbelievable! I've actually found a reliable guide.
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    Part 5	The Digging Point
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    We're here! I'm finally at the spot where I'm supposed to dig for oil! I
    was told to draw a line from a blue cactus to a cactus-like rock... I went
    north a precise distance from the exact termination point... I ended up
    here, at a point between Dry Dry Ruins and the oasis... Moustafa had
    guided me this far with skill and bravery... He said, "You are a nice guy.
    Your dream will come true. Moustafa believes this." He left then, leaving
    me to fight this battle on my own! All I have to do is dig here until I
    find oil. That's all... I stocked up on lemons and limes at the oasis, so
    I should last a few days. I MUST find that oil!
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    Part 6	The Long Dig
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I am digging... for oil now, and... my hand shakes... as I write these...
    perhaps final... words... I have been digging... from sunup to sundown...
    but... still no sign of... that sweet crude... Maybe... I've just
    picked... a dry spot... in this cursed spot... in this cursed desert...
    But... I'm sure this... is where Merluvlee... told me to dig... Yes... I'm
    sure of it... There's... no more... food... or... water... and even my
    hopes... have dwindled... to nothing... Ahhh... this is it... my dream...
    dies here... with me... under these... unforgiving skies... My... dream...
    My... My...? Wait... no... this is not it... my dream... is of
    something... else... yes... something else... Dig... Keep... digging...
    I... must... keep... digging... ... Arms... move... body... work...
    find... oil...
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Part 7	The Wrap-up
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    I am now on a boat back to dear Rogueport. I did it! I finally struck oil
    in that dry desert! I have left the day-to-day operation to my men in the
    the field, and now return home. It all came true... Striking it rich...
    Finding oil... My dream... But... somewhere along the way, this became
    more than just my dream. So many people have helped to make this dream
    happen. So many... "You had nothing to give, but I got something nice
    anyway!" Dear Moustafa... "I just want to believe in every dream this sad
    world can muster." Ah, Kolorado... People who lent me money... And gave me
    food... And showed me the way... So many hands reaching out to help me...
    I must do something for all of them! That feeling has pushed me even
    harder... ... I must share this feeling with the people who helped me as I
    struggled! I must share these words that have seared themselves into my
    heart: Dreams come true.
    
    		-Lumpy-
    **************************************************************************
    
    -Wish upon a star
    If you look closely at the background while on the Moon, you will see
    constellations... they are:
    **************************************************************************
    Flower
    Stars (2)
    Chomp
    Mushroom
    **************************************************************************
    These may have been inspired by the Kart series' Rainbow Roads'
    constellations.
    
    -Folding screens, jars and curtains, oh my
    Super Mario RPG, the first Paper Mario and this Paper Mario share this in
    common : You can turn into an 8-bit version of Mario. This, however, is
    the first time your partners turn 8-bit with you AND that you can do it
    again ( drop through the vent again to 8-bit-ify yourself again ).
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    ==========================================================================
    Shower tunes, Princess style			[showr]
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Each time the chapters end ( up until Chapter 5, where you see the tragic
    end of a character you barely knew ), you may control Peach. In the room
    to the left of where you usually start ( locker room with un-openable
    lockers ), you may take a shower, where, besides putting her hair up in a
    ponytail, which is a look she's used for sports games and vacations, she
    will hum a tune. If you have a keen ear and are a Mario fan, you may
    recognize a few of 'em. Here're the ones I've heard. But don't tell her I
    eavesdropped on her while she showered!
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    -Unknown tune, contribution appreciated. 7 notes. Fast. Sorta sounds like
    the 64 castle tune, but not quite.
    
    -Beginning of the BGM from 1-1 in Super Mario Bros.
    
    -Beginning of the music played at the Super Mario World title screen.
    First 6 notes.
    
    -Beginning of the music played in her castle in Super Mario 64. First 7
    notes.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    Contributions appreciated. I've only heard these 4 tunes.
    
    ==========================================================================
    Wonky's tales					[wonky]
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    After chapter 1, you will be able to visit Rogueport's underground. In one
    of the buildings, you can talk to Wonky, who will charge you 5 coins for
    advice. The order he tells it in is random, I believe. Once you buy it,
    you CAN hear it again... but it's absolutely random, even though free.
    Here's a list of the advice he told me, in the order I heard it.
    
    **************************************************************************
    Pirate Cortez
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "About a Thousand-Years ago,
    there was a pirate king
    called Cortez on these seas.
    
    He raided this city often,
    striking fear into the hearts
    of its inhabitants...
    
    But Cortez was betrayed by
    one of his crew...
    
    Just before he died, he's
    said to have sailed off with
    all of his treasure.
    
    Then, even after he died,
    some say his spirit still
    protects that treasure...
    
    But, you know... That's all
    just hazy legend now."
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Monsters' weaknesses
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "There're a lot of mean
    monsters in this world, but
    many have weaknesses.
    
    Everybody knows that fire
    monsters are weak against
    ice and vice versa...
    
    But flying monsters are weak
    against wind, and they tend
    to get dizzy easily...
    
    And sometimes machine- and
    cloud-monsters can be easier
    to freeze than most...
    
    I've even heard that it's
    very easy to put Piranha
    Plants to sleep...
    
    I'd say, try out some new
    things and see if you can
    find all monsters' weaknesses."
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Cold place's secret
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "There's a pipe down here
    that leads to a very cold
    place, ol' Wonky hears...
    
    And if you jump in front of
    the tree to the far right
    of the area you come out in...
    
    Then you get something nice,
    supposedly.
    
    But you won't catch 'ol
    Wonky out in a chilly place
    like that, no sir!"
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Mysterious troops
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "I've gotten word of a strange
    group skulking about
    Rogueport recently.
    
    They wear masks and weird
    costumes with an "X" on the
    front... Talk about kooky.
    
    And they're always huddled
    together mumbling about
    some treasure.
    
    I've even heard that they
    unearthed some shiny stone
    down here! Weird..."
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Horsetails
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "You've been to Petal
    Meadows, haven't you?
    
    Well, they have those blue-
    and grey-striped poles called
    Candy Pops all over, right?
    
    I heard that one of those
    will give you a Horsetail if
    you hit it ten times...
    
    You should go try that out
    sometime."
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Battle techniques
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "I hear the best way to fill
    your battle crowd up is to
    succeed at Action Commands.
    
    Especially when you succeed
    at several in a row. Hoo!
    I hear THAT'S great!
    
    Also, beating enemies quickly
    and striking first can
    build your crowd, too.
    
    That might be good to
    remember."
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Lahla's private life
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "You know Lahla, the cute
    receptionist at the Pianta
    Parlor?
    
    She never gets too personal
    from beyond those iron bars,
    because it's, like, buisness...
    
    But if you get in there and
    talk with her, she's a totally
    different person!
    
    You should get in there and
    see how good your game is,
    Mr. Popular!"
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    What's hidden below
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "Ol' Wonky just got this juicy
    bit of info recently...
    
    You know that small hole
    down here that only a little
    critter can get through?
    
    Well, you just head out away
    from the wall there...
    
    And when you can't go any
    further, jump to get
    something good.
    
    If you see that hole, you
    should give it a try..."
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Creepy Steeple's secret
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "There's a wacky old place
    called Creepy Steeple
    somewhere in this land...
    
    And if you jump on the fourth
    step from the top, ol' Wonky
    hears you get a good thing.
    
    I don't know how useful that
    is, but hey, it's worth a shot."
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Chet Rippo
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "There's a weird guy named
    Cher Rippo who lives down
    here somewhere.
    
    I hear he'll lower one stat
    and raise another for you
    if you want.
    
    And he can even power down
    one of your partners to
    power up another...
    
    He may be spendy, but I'm
    sure it's worth it..."
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Minstrel
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "Somewhere here in Rogueport
    there's a minstrel by the
    name of Grifty.
    
    He knows all the old legends
    of Rogueport...
    
    And he'll tell you interesting
    tales you've never heard
    vefore, I'm pretty sure.
    
    So, if you find him, you
    should definitely listen
    to at least one."
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Secret of Boggly Woods
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "Deep in Boggly Woods is a
    spot with a bunch of tree
    stumps all lined up...
    
    If you jump hard on the
    tenth stump from the left,
    you'll get something good.
    
    Now I don't know what it is,
    but I hear it's really good."
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Zess Dynamite
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "You know Zess T., right?
    She's the really good cook
    on Rogueport's main square.
    
    Well, she has a rare recipe
    in her repertoire caled
    Zess Dynamite...
    
    It's made with a Coconut
    Bomb and an Egg Bomb.
    
    And by the way, an Egg
    Bomb is made from a Fire
    Flower and a Mystic Egg...
    
    And a Coconut Bomb is made
    from a Fire Flower and a
    Coconut.
    
    ... And that's all I know,
    because Zess lost the rest
    of the recipe somewhere...
    
    It was written down and she
    lost it! What a tragedy!
    
    It sure would be cool if she
    could make it, though..."
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Charmer
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "You know, there's a charmer
    named Merlee down here
    somewhere...
    
    If you get her to charm you,
    you'll get good stuff in battle.
    
    Not only that, but she's a
    total babe... Ol' Wonky would
    LOVE to get a date with her!
    
    I'm serious. You have to
    check her out sometime."
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Zess T.'s sister
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "About that Zess T. near
    Rogueport's main square...
    
    I've heard her sister is a
    really good cook as well.
    
    She married and moved away
    a long time ago, but I'd love
    to try her cooking..."
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    What's behind the sign
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "There's a billboard in front
    of the shop in town with all
    kinds of stuff written on it...
    
    Well, some folks like to write
    graffiti on the back of the
    message board, you know.
    
    There's all kinds of good
    stuff there, especially for
    an info guy like ol' Wonky.
    
    You should give it a gander
    next time."
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    The incident I saw
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "So I saw this really cute
    girl in a pink dress walking
    around town a while back.
    
    She was pretty enough to be
    a princess, I tell ya!
    
    She hung around town for a
    little while after buying
    something from that old lady.
    
    Then she got nabbed in a
    back alley by a bunch of
    suspicious guys in white suits!
    
    I'm pretty sure I'm the only
    person who saw that, though.
    Ol' Wonky was scared!
    
    Well... I guess it's neither
    here nor there... People get
    kidnapped, whatever.
    
    Still, just knowing what's
    going on in the streets can
    be helpful sometimes."
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Grubba from Glitzville
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "So about that Grubba in
    Glitzville...
    
    He went from a mediocre
    fighter to the ruler of
    Glitzville in a matter of years.
    
    And there's a rumor that it
    was all because he found a
    glittering gem somewhere.
    
    I don't know what kind of
    stone it was, but it must've
    been a nice good-luck charm.
    
    Then again, I heard he hasn't
    been seen recently around
    Glitzville, so who knows?"
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Mystic bag
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "You know about the Pit of
    100 Trials down here, right?
    
    Well, somewhere down there
    is an item called a Strange
    Sack. This thing is great.
    
    If you've got it, you can
    hold up to 20 items!
    
    And you know what that
    means, my good friend...
    Easy adventuring!
    
    No adventurer should be
    without one, take it from
    ol' Wonky!"
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Lucky Punies
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "There's a place called
    Boggly Woods somewhere in
    this world...
    
    And there are small beasts
    named Punies who live there.
    
    Ol' Wonky hears that anyone
    who sees a Puni will have
    fortune visited upon them...
    
    Some people go to Boggly
    Woods just to catch a
    glimpse of a lucky Puni..."
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Finding Star Pieces
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "You've heard of Star Pieces,
    of course...
    
    Yes, they're no less than
    pieces of actual stars that
    have fallen to earth...
    
    They're so pretty and shiny
    that anyone who stumbles on
    one turns into a collector.
    
    If you want to find some,
    just check out all the nooks
    of each area you visit.
    
    They always seem to be
    slightly hidden, know what
    I mean?"
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Amazy Dayzees
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "I've heard tales of an
    Amazy Dayzee, a truly rare
    breed among Dayzees...
    
    They're worth oodles of
    Star Points, but they're timid
    and tend to run away fast.
    
    Still, I bet if you kept
    visiting the same area, you
    could meet one again..."
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Southern isle Whacka
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "There's a rare creature
    called a Whacka on the
    southern isle.
    
    Yeah, and if you whack him,
    he drops this great little
    thing called a Whacka Bump.
    
    The thing is, people have
    been whacking the Whackas
    to get Whacka Bumps...
    
    And now, only one remains
    that hasn't been whacked to
    extinction. Isn't that sad?"
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Big door
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "Well, you know, there's a
    really big door down here.
    
    I've only seen it once myself,
    but...
    
    If there really is some
    legendary treasure down
    here, it's behind that door...
    
    Yeah, when I saw it, I got
    the feeling there was bad
    stuff going down in there...
    
    In fact, I've been too
    heebie-jeebied to get near
    that door ever since..."
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Trouble Center
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "There's a place called the
    Trouble Center on the east
    side of Rogueport.
    
    People who need help write
    little notes on the board
    in there...
    
    And if you help them out,
    they give you a reward of
    some sort.
    
    Ol' Wonky hears that some of
    those rewards are pretty
    tasty, my friend!"
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Z Button
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "Hey, ol' Wonky just heard
    something kind of helpful.
    
    If you press Z when you're
    talking to someone, you go
    back to what they said last.
    
    I'm sure that could be handy
    in a pinch!"
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Legend of Rogueport
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "You've heard about the
    legendary treasure hidden
    beneath Rogueport, right?
    
    Apparently it's the vast
    fortune of that ancient,
    forgotten civilization...
    
    Most people think that's
    just a silly old myth now,
    of course. But not Wonky!
    
    According to my sources,
    it's the real deal.
    
    Huh? Who are my sources?
    
    Well, I can't really say, can I?
    That, my friend, is what's
    called a trade secret!"
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Yoshi colors
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "Way, way down to the south
    is an island where lots of
    Yoshis live.
    
    And Yoshis are born form
    eggs, as everyone knows...
    
    But a Yoshi's color depends
    on its egg conditions right
    before hatching.
    
    So it's always a surprise
    to see what comes out.
    ... Know what I mean?
    
    Your Youshi has a rather nice
    color, by the way.
    
    I'm sure he'll grow up to
    be a fine Yoshi, yup."
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Spin panels
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "Do you know about these
    spin panels scattered
    around the world?
    
    When you Spin-Jump a
    spin panel...
    
    It bumps a Star Piece right
    out of the ground! Score!
    
    Problem is, they look just
    like regular flooring, so
    it's hard to tell.
    
    There's actually one right
    in front of me, so give it
    a shot, why don't you?"
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Strange ones
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "About Merlon on the east
    side of Rogueport and
    Merluvlee underground...
    
    Ol' Wonky hears they're
    from a strange tribe that
    names people by profession.
    
    So, for example, if someone
    did the same work as Merlon,
    they'd have the same name...
    
    So there could be Merlons
    all over. Don't you find
    that strange? Wonky does!"
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Professor Frankly's garbage
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "There's a kingly old teacher
    named Frankly who lives on
    Rogueport's east side...
    
    And if you check his
    garbage--when he has some--
    I hear you can learn stuff.
    
    I don't know what's in
    there, but if his bin has
    trash in it, check it.
    
    I've even heard there are
    notes about terrifying
    monsters in there..."
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Striking first
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "Don't you love it when you
    strike first on the field and
    get that first attack in?
    
    If you use a Spin Jump
    or Bobbery's Bomb attack to
    strike first...
    
    Then your first attack will
    have more power than just a
    jump or hammer move, see?
    
    It's not a big thing, but it's
    worth remembering!"
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Pianta Parlor
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "There's a game center on
    the west side of Rogueport
    run by Don Pianta.
    
    There's a hidden game there
    that few people know about...
    
    Only members are allowed to
    play this special game. Well,
    that's what ol' Wonky hears.
    
    If you want to try it, you'll
    have to find a Member's Card
    somewhere..."
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Omelette Plate
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "The most delicious thing ol'
    Wonky has ever eaten is an
    Omelette Plate...
    
    I remember having it at the
    hotel at Poshley Heights.
    
    It was made by that chef
    of legend, Maitre Delish...
    
    I believe it was made with a
    Mushroom and a Mystic Egg.
    Oh, just one more bite...
    
    I hear one can actually find
    that Mystic Egg near the
    Boggly Woods...
    
    It seems the Punies are the
    only ones who know where to
    find them..."
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    How to save money
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "Did you notice that you can
    only carry up to 999 coins?
    
    Well, if you ever want to
    collect more...
    
    You should buy Gold Bars at
    the shop near here...
    
    And then store them at the
    shop, where you can convert
    them back to coins anytime.
    
    They may sell for slightly
    less than you buy them for...
    
    But it's better than losing
    all the coins you wouldn't
    be able to pick up, right?"
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Final tale
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "I heard this one from my
    ol' grampa...
    
    It's a legend about one who
    will come to this town some
    day in the future.
    
    He will come when the sky
    grows dark again...
    
    Clothed in red and blue,
    the hero will bear seven
    stars and face the darkness...
    
    I don't know what that's
    supposed to mean, but I see
    that you wear red and blue.
    
    If the hero turned out to
    be you... Well, I guess that
    would be a bit much, huh?"
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Southern isle secret
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "Far to the south of
    Rogueport lies an isle...
    
    And on this isle there are
    three yellow blocks in a row.
    
    And if you do a Spring Jump
    on the second of these
    blocks from the bottom...
    
    I hear you'll get something
    good for your health.
    
    But what island could this
    "southern isle" be referring
    to, anyway?"
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Couple's Cake
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "You know Zess T., in the
    square, I'm sure. The girl
    with the mean cooking talent.
    
    Well, she's got a secret
    recipe called the Couple's
    Cake. Cute name, huh?
    
    To make it, she needs a
    Snow Bunny and Spicy Soup...
    
    If you bring her both,
    she'll make it, at least
    that's what ol' Wonky hears.
    
    By the way, a Snow Bunny
    is made from a Golden Leaf
    and an Ice Storm...
    
    And Spicy Soup is made
    from a Fire Flower and
    a Dried Bouquet.
    
    Even so, I hear that this
    recipe really reminds her
    of her late husband...
    
    So she doesn't make it for
    just anybody. I wonder how
    she feels about you?"
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Behind the Trouble Center
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    "So there's that Trouble
    Center on Rogueport's east
    side, right...
    
    Well, only a few people know
    about the back entrance
    to it...
    
    Hey, I'm not saying there's
    anything good in there, but
    it may be worth a look."
    **************************************************************************
    
    ==========================================================================
    Lahla, the Boo Cutie Kitty in Pianta Parlor	[lhlpl]
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    After you receive your second 'curse', you will be able to slip through
    the bars that should prevent you from going to the other side of the
    counter in Pianta Parlor. Thus, you will be able to talk to Lahla, and
    also tattle her with Goombella. From tattling, you will learn that both
    she and her sister, Peeka, who runs the Westside Goods, are ex-models.
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    -First chat...
    **************************************************************************
    "Oh, my! Customers aren't
    allowed back here!
    
    What?!? You want to learn
    a little more about me?
    
    Well, I'm in charge of the
    parlor center, silly!
    
    I know all there is to know
    about this place, so if you
    have a question, just ask!
    
    ... You were hoping for more
    personal information? Uhhh...
    Ugh! Fine! Whatever...
    
    I'm eighteen. My favorite
    food is Honey Shrooms.
    The rest is a secret.
    
    If you get a high score in one
    of the mini-games, maybe I'll
    tell you more..."
    **************************************************************************
    
    -Beat 375.14 14 in Plane Game...
    **************************************************************************
    "Oh, my! Customers aren't
    allowed back here!
    
    What?!? You got a high score
    in one of the mini-games?
    
    Ugh! Fine! Whatever...
    Um...
    
    My sister Peeka works in the
    shop next door, and we get
    along REALLY well!
    
    We go shopping together
    whenever we get a day off.
    So much FUN, shopping!
    
    Peeka likes jewelry and
    bags and things, but those
    don't interest me at all.
    
    I guess maybe I could use
    a little more flair in my
    outfits, though...
    
    OK! That's enough.
    
    Maybe I'll tell you more if you
    get another high score."
    **************************************************************************
    
    -Beat 3 15 in Paper Game...
    **************************************************************************
    "Oh, my! Customers aren't
    allowed back here!
    
    What?!? You got another
    high score?
    
    Ugh! Fine! Whatever...
    Um...
    
    I really love sweets, so I
    ask Zess. T to bake stuff for
    me all the time.
    
    Ooh, and I love nothing
    better than a nice, sweet
    cake, but...
    
    Lately I've been feeling
    a little chunky, though...
    So I'm on a diet.
    
    But hey! That's a secret!
    Seriously! Don't tell Peeka!
    
    But that's all for now.
    
    Maybe I'll tell you more
    about me if you get another
    high score, all right?"
    **************************************************************************
    
    -Beat 2:13:20 19 in Tube Game...
    **************************************************************************
    "Oh, my! Customers aren't
    allowed back here!
    
    What?!? You got another
    high score?
    
    Ugh! Fine! Whatever...
    Um...
    
    The other day a customer
    named Arfur asked me out
    to dinner.
    
    But I said no... I mean, I don't
    even know him, right?
    
    Still, I wonder if he really
    likes me...
    
    I just don't get it, though.
    What could he like about me?
    I mean, really...
    
    OK, that's all for now.
    How embarrassing.
    
    Maybe I'll tell you more
    about me if you get another
    high score, all right?"
    **************************************************************************
    
    -Beat 1:33:15 16 in Boat Game...
    **************************************************************************
    "Oh, my! Customers aren't
    allowed back here!
    
    What?!? You got another
    high score?
    
    Ugh! Fine! Whatever...
    Um...
    
    My dream is to have my own
    place someday.
    
    I just wanna be surrounded
    by cakes and cute stuff all
    the time...
    
    And then I'd get all the
    people I like to hang out
    here... It'd be sooo great!
    
    So, I've gotta work hard now
    to make my dream come true.
    
    But I kind of like being a
    parlor kitty, too, tee-hee!
    
    
    OK, that's all for now!
    I feel silly talking about
    this kind of stuff.
    
    And, Mario... I hope you're not
    spending all your time trying
    to talk to little old me.
    
    Because I'm sure there are
    other things you're supposed
    to be doing, right?"
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    Grifty, the rooftop minstrel			[grfty]
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    Grifty is on the roof of Merlon's house. You will be able to reach is as
    soon as you have your Yoshi hatched from his egg. For 5 coins, he will
    tell you a story related to the town's past, and the adventures of the 4
    original heroes who sealed away the demon's soul... and all that crud.
    Really, it's not that necessary if you keep the 'beat up every guy in my
    way until I save the world' attitude, but a little bit of story can
    captivate those whom are curious. So, as an easy solution, I will post
    them here. By the by, you only need to pay once to hear it as many times
    as you like.
    
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    	The Fearsome Demon
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Ages ago, a city flourished here in peace and splendor. ... But it was
    destroyed in a single day by a demon from the dark beyond. Historians
    claim a great calamity befell the city, but nay...'twas a demon. The city
    sank below ground, and one-quarter of the old city became the demon's
    den. This demon put fear into the hearts of all men and sent out
    minions to take the land. And its den, its palace, grew rich with the
    treasures stolen from all over the world.
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    	The Crystal Stars
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    In order to increase its already formidable power... The demon created
    Crystal Stars to hold the essence of the heavens. One of these stars
    was placed in each country to exert the demon's influence. One of the
    castles built to contain these stars still stands near Petal Meadows.
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    	Dragons and Dungeons
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    The demon built a dungeon near its palace and filled it with
    terrifying monsters... All those who fell into disfavor were thrown into
    this dungeon to rot... Yea, and the demon also had three dragon pets:
    Hooktail, Gloomtail, and Bonetail. These dragons flew across the land,
    spreading fear and sorrow over all. Even now, the mere mention of a
    dragon is enough to give some the terrors...
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    	The Hero Who Arose
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    One day, there came a hero who could vanquish the fell demon. The
    young Toad of from Petal Meadows was strong of arm, but shy of voice...
    All those around the boy teased him endlessly about the way he spoke.
    But when the demon cast his fearful gaze across the lands and reached
    out... The young Toad used his strength and honor to defend his people.
    And he became a hero to all, despite his odd voice.
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    	The Wise Goomba
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    There was a wise Goomba from Boggly Woods gifted in knowledge of the
    world. When beasts rose to take the woods, this knowledge helped the
    people fight them. And this Goomba, who knew the way every monster
    would attack... She began to think of a way to banish all monsters from
    the land...
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    	The Stalwart Koopa
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    A Koopa who traveled the world alone learned of the darkness covering
    the land... He went alone whenever evil dwelt, and banished it with shell
    and sheer bravado. The monsters grew to fear this scar-riddled Koopa
    who thwarted them at every turn. But the brave Koopa was finally taken
    in a trap set for him by the monsters. But then, a Boo who fought with
    the monsters came and used her magic to free him. The brave Koopa's
    spirit had melted the heart of the cold Boo lass...
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    	The Four Heroes
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    The Boo used her powerful magic to learn more about the evil they
    faced... "We cannot destroy this darkness alone," she decided, her face a
    grim mask. "We need the Toad hero of Petal Meadows and the wise Goomba
    of Boggly Woods." The Boo's magic drew the four heroes together to send
    the demon from the world. And so, the four heroes finally set out for the
    Palace of Shadow...
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    	The Duel With the Demon
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    The power of the world-devouring demon was greater than any could
    imagine... But the wise Goomba soon realized that this was the power of
    the Crystal Stars... She thought of a way to take the stars and use them
    against the demon. She told the other heroes her plan and set it in
    motion, banishing their fears. The Boo's magic and the Toad's strength
    created a gap in the demon's defenses... At that moment, the brave Koopa
    seized the stars... And succeeded in badly damaging the demon...
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    	The Demon Sealed Within
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    But even the brave Koopa's stroke was not enough to end the demon's
    reign... The wise Goomba thought of another use for the Crystal Stars in
    that dire hour... She suggested sealing the demon forever with the
    Crystal Stars. All agreed. The heroes matched their strengths with the
    power of the Crystal Stars... And they successfully sealed the demon's
    soul within the deepest part of the palace. Together, they made it so
    that only all seven stars could break the seal...
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    	The Demon's Curse
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    The four heroes thought they had sealed away the demon and all of its
    powers... But the demon used a tiny opening before the seal was complete
    to curse them all. While holding the Crystal Stars, they'd feel nothing,
    but when they let them go... A black box would appear to seal their souls
    within. The four heroes traveled the world, scattering the stars so the
    seal would remain. But the last four stars each carried the curse, which
    claimed each hero...
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    	The Great Tree and Punies
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    The hiding places of many of the Crystal Stars have now faded into
    legend. But some say the wise Goomba hid one in the Great Tree. At that
    time, many monsters wandered in the nearby Boggly Woods. The tiny
    Punies were always tormented by their fierce appetites, it was said.
    Pitying them, the Goomba hollowsed out the Great Tree for the Punies to
    live in. The Punies were so grateful that they swore to protect the
    Crystal Star there...
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    	The Boo Heroine's Last Days
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Once the Boo heroine hid her star in a steeple, she was trapped in the
    nearby town... Some say the Crystal Star lies in that steeple still...
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    	The Pirate King Cortez
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    The Koopa hero went to a southern isle to hide his star where none
    would find it. But the Koopa was so tired from his journey that the
    pirate Cortez stole it easily. In that very instant, the brave Koopa
    was trapped in an inescapable chest. But Cortez did not realize the
    power of the star and lost it among his treasures...
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    	The Toad Hero's Final Days
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    The strong Toad held his star and continued his arduous journey. But
    eventually the miles took their toll upon him, and he collapsed. A
    traveling healer happened by and saved his life... But the Toad knew his
    fate was to be trapped in the box when the star was gone... So he asked
    this healer to hide the star in a secret place known to no one...
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    	All Becomes Legend
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    After the demon was sealed within the Palace of Shadow... Many refused
    to come near that place of terror. But as the years passed, entire
    generations forgot... And the penniless and the immoral began to
    congregate in this once-barren place... This place soon became a populous
    harbor, the town of Roueport... And some even began to say that the
    underground city held a legendary treasure. But they were unaware that
    the demon slept beneath them still...
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    	The Magical Map
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    The heroes knew that the seal might not last forever... And they sought
    to make the Crystal Stars available to one who might need them... So,
    before going to their individual dooms, they made a map to all the
    stars. And to prevent an evil force form misusing the map... They placed
    it in a box that could only be opened by the pure of heart.
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    Random thoughts					[rndmt]
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    Random things I think of that aren't related to anything in particular,
    or that aren't really cameos, or that... didn't appear.
    
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    -No music, no matter how long you keep the Prologue or Chapter screens up.
    Except for Chapter 5, where you get to hear the Excess Express music... 
    But no Super Mario World tune or anything. Ah well.
    -You can't see the blimp, or some other objects, from Mario's first person
    view when he wakes up on the ship that first takes him to Rogueport, but
    you can see it while reading Peach's letter.
    -Doogan folk look like something out of Super Mario World, but... they're
    not. They're new. Actually... Rowf was a Doogan. Remember? Rowf's badge
    shop? Paper Mario?
    -Hooktail reminds me of Valoo from Wind Waker... They both have hooktails,
    do they not...?
    -Luigi gets it easy : He doesn't have to travel back into the sewers to
    check his compass when he gets a new piece. Don't you just hate doing
    that?
    -Ms. Mowz's mask reminds me of Sailor V's, from Sailor Moon, before she's
    Sailor Venus. Yeah. Random.
    -... The Rock. The Rawk. You make the connection.
    -Is it possible to fight Sir Swoop in the Glitz Pit? Or Prince Mush? I'm
    curious about that... Wonder if anyone managed to do that. Oh, and, Jolene
    and the "mystery woman" in the juice shop are one and the same... unless,
    like, Prince Mush's "training" involves trading places with Jolene from
    time to time...
    -Pennington is the name of a character in an Agatha Christie Poirot
    novel, but acts like Sherlock Holmes to the extent that he parodies his
    phrase: "Elementary, my dear Watson" with "Rudimentary, my dear Luigi".
    -Mario torments his brother shamelessly, as you can see when completing
    the "I wanna meet Luigi!" trouble. This more open brotherly rivalry is
    shown since Mario Power Tennis ( Luigi's winning cutscene involves Mario
    stomping his foot on purpose, leaving Luigi confused as to why Mario
    congratulates AND stomps his foot )... And actually seems to have existed
    ever since Luigi's Mansion's ending, where Mario is forced out the,
    apparently, wrong end of E. Gadd's portrait-object machine, leaving Mario
    dazed and his head stuck through a metal opening too narrow for it... and
    Luigi proceeds to laugh so hard he cries. This rivalry could also have
    started since Mario Bros., of course.
    -I have gotten 41 e-mails after the end... So I'm guessing that's the max.
    -Vivian's male in the Japanese version of the game. ( Poison rule )
    -The X-Naut Fortress resembles Mega Man games' levels a lot, music and
    structure alike. ( Thanks Megan )
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    Special Thanks					[spect]
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    Pikachu 025 - Helping me remember the tune that the anonymous e-mails play
    during Chapter 3.
    
    Jerry Chifari - E-mail notes with corrections and interesting tid-bits!
    
    KoopaTenshi - Identifying one of Peach's songs as the BGM for level 1-1 in
    Super Mario Bros.
    
    Alex Cassells - Spotted Jr. Troopa in "The Real Zip Toad: !" e-mail.
    
    TMid03@aol.com - Pointed out that Tayce T. and Zess T. are sisters ( a bit
    obvious, but, y'know, yeah, I didn't mention it a lot ).
    
    M.P.L. patlyn@interlynx.net - Pointed out some tips, and about X-Naut
    Fortress being like megaman games.
    
    Copyright 2005 Francisco Eduardo Vila Hoz

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