Broque's expression did not change to Lute's barrage of questions. In fact, it almost seemed like he was used to it. "Zee coins, oui! Zey are currency here. Zey can get you mushrooms, souvenirs, flowers, items, a variety of zings to your likings! In fact, we recently acquired a red haired women zat had some...How you say...Interesting objects to sell. Very energetic."
The Gromba in Tiki's embrace looks back at her. Whoever this was...Seemed to like it(?). She was calling it something, sooo...Guess it'll answer to that.
"But now...Non hesitation. To zee Pi'illo Castle we go in! Welcome!"
And so, the Mario Bros, Peach, Toadsworth, Lute, Pit, Tiki, Mar-Mar the Gromba, and Leaf enter the Pi'illo Castle at last...
(Link): You go with Zelda and Starlow as planned to the pink booth to learn some information about the island. You're greeted by a female representative who introduces herself as a Shelltop. Here's some of the details you got:Pi’illo Blimport:
“The majestic blimport! Home to our blimp fleet. The Zeeppelin, Conkstream, Snorigible, and Naptune IV. All fine vessels capable of safe and luxurious blimping.”Mushrise Park:
“A haven of natural beauty, this park is lovingly pruned. Many unusual plant varieties can be found only there. Tourists just LOVE rare flora, it seems!”Dozing Sands:
“Ooh! This desert region is arid and unforgiving, as you might expect. It’s currently under construction to make it more suitable for sightseeing. Many ruins and artifacts from the ancient Pi’illo Kingdom have been excavated here. Just imagine that! History in the sands! The site continues to be studied.”
This catches Zelda’s attention internally. Could that stone be connected to the Pi’illo Kingdom? She whispers to Link. "Maybe we should mark that as one of the places to go on the island."Wakeport:
“For a slice of relaxing village life, this port resort simply can’t be beat! There are even events geared toward tourists, so I hope you’ve got skills! It’s no surprise that Wakeport is the most popular spot on the island.”
Before the Shelltop could go any farther, a distinct French accent is heard speaking rather loudly and energetic.
"Welcome to zee Pi'illo Castle!"
You see the most bizarre group, bizarre even to you and Zelda. A yellow block man with a mustache and a red bowtie, two men dressed similarly in red and green overalls, a blonde haired woman wearing a pink dress who you discern to be Princess Peach, an old man who looks like the mushroom people you see around the main hallway, a brown haired girl with a yellow bag around her shoulder and a hat, another girl with purple hair and a book, a boy wearing white with...Wings on his back. And finally, a small green haired girl with pointy ears holding a peculiar creature close to her.
"Link, is that...Starlow? Is that Princess Peach?" Zelda asks. Once Starlow catches sight of the group, her eyes light up. "It is! Princess Peach! Mario! Luigi! Toadsworth!"
Starlow dashes over to the group, going to greet them. Zelda looks at Link. "What an odd gathering...They look to be from different places as well. Shall we greet them?"
Peach and the Bros. look up and see Starlow. Their expressions lighten up even more. "Oh look! Starlow!" Peach exclaims seeing her. She hugs her yellow orbed friend. "You were invited to the island as well?" She asks. "That's right. I came all the way here to represent the Star Sprites." She spins around. "Hello Yello!"
"Hoho! Hello yello, indeed! You seem as peppy as ever." Toadsworth comments.
Starlow floats over her friends to see their...Oddball cast of companions. "...Wow. I don't know how long you guys have been here, but..." She flies around them. "You attracted a lot of different people. That girl has a Gromba in her hands...This one has purple hair..." She stops next to Pit. "And look at this guy! He's got wings! WINGS!" She exclaims.
Peach turns to face Starlow and her new companions. "Starlow, these are our new friends that are also visiting the island. This is Leaf from Kanto, Pit from somewhere called Skyworld, Lute from Magvel, and Tiki from Archanea. Everyone, this is Starlow. She is a dear friend of ours. Oh! And Leaf? She's not a Pokémon."
"Woah. I have heard.....
Of none of those places. But any friend of Peach's is a friend of mine! And any friend of Mario's of course."
"Yoo-hoo!" Luigi calls out, jumping up and down.
"Oh yeah! And Luigi's too. Can't forget him." Starlow says.
"You guys are really getting excited over a pair of wings.." Pit dryly commented with a puzzled look. Perhaps it was because they still didn't know about the flightless aspect of them.
Leaf was surprised as she first met Starlow. At first, she was about to ask. If Starlow was a pokemon but thankfully, Peach said that she isn't and plus, she can talk like a normal person. The young trainer sighs and nods. "Thank you for telling me that, your highness. It's very nice to meet you, Starlow." She said with smiles. She then looks at Pit. "Well, it is very rare to see a person with actual wings." She chuckles a bit.
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