Fading into view was the lit night sky followed by torchlight as stone walls surrounded the Princess Rosalina. Kidnapped by the evil King Bowser she was being held in what would be confused for a hole by anyone else. No one could really see the princess of the stars the hole was so deep. Mario was far away trying to save the Princess of the Mushroom Kingdom, Peach. This was just a distraction to keep the brothers away from the actual target of Rosalina.
The Lumas were in a panic they needed to find a hero and fast, but it seemed like in a coordinated assault all the princesses were being kidnapped they needed help from an outside source. This was an emergency they could take anyone they could! Without her the cosmos could be taken over by King Bowser and with that kind of power no one could be able to stop him not even the Mario brothers.
In the meantime a man named Duke stepped up onto the hard concrete. He was in a duel with the deadliest shot in the city Janie. He took it upon himself to take care of her gang and it showed his handiwork was all around him, the Jane gang as they were called were all berried thanks to the Wonka gum he planted. Unfortunately not enough to save himself from fighting the leader. Ten steps placed then a quick turn around then the lucky remote the expandii was drawn first! Nothing could stop the blowing up of the most dangerous gang in the city…
…Except for a dimensional warp which would take him to the Observatory where the Lumas were busy being in a panic. Quickly they explained the situation to him emphasizing the urgency of it all. That was brought up frequently and he was quickly dropped into the middle of the Mushroom Kingdom. His task set forth to find Princess Rosalina as soon as possible and before Bowser became King of the cosmos.
Duke had a brief knowledge of the kingdom thanks to a map given to him by the Lumas with a circled area of where she was last seen, which was around Bowser’s castle. Travel was quite different it seemed. He looked around the area noting that people had been going into pipes to travel. Some were sealed off some weren’t. Mainly one labeled Castle Bowser was sealed tight, and guarded by two creatures which could only be construed as turtle things… They were holding hammers though and kinda looked like brothers. Duke walked up to them. “leave now!” One barked at him which he took offense to and he took a swing at them. One swing connected and then a hammer on the back of the head spelt a knock out for him.
Duke groaned and woke up seeing the smooth stone walls rubbing the back of his head “So much for saving the princess I might need saving now” he thought looking around looking up he could see the night sky. “hmm in a hole it seems” he accessed the situation but then his thoughts were interrupted by a feminine voice “Are you ok?” to which he turned to the corner.
In the corner was a blonde haired lady in a powder blue dress, it was how the lumas described the princess. “Yeah I’ll be fine just got clocked in a bad spot” He groaned and realized who she looked like. “Are you Princess Rosalina?” this was met with a quick little nod. “Ah I’m Duke I was sent to rescue you.”
She giggled a little at it “That’s very kind of you but it seems you have gotten yourself captured as well”. he nodded at this “Yeah… sadly I don’t have much in the way of an exit strategy, but I‘ll get us out of here.” he tried getting up and smacked his head on an invisible block. “The hell?!” a small balloon came out of it.
“Oh a P-balloon” Rosalina said smiling “Adorable!” Duke released more balloons as he stood up. “alright what are they and why are they here? ” he asked baffled at these things. “Here let me show you!” She replied delighted at the fact that there was something that could feasibly help them escape and she started poking the balloons that had been released. With each balloon popped she grew puffier and puffier, rounder and rounder. She began floating off the ground “Grab on!” The puffy princess yelled. Duke was eager to reply as he snagged her foot and the princess began floating towards the top. Every so often the effect of one balloon would wear off, but Duke would be quick to release another P-balloon to make up for the fact.
He jumped off onto the ground when they were out of the hole leaving her to float off. He instantly realized his mistake and ran off to catch her. “Don’t worry I think I can make it to the Observatory!” she yelled as she kept going upwards out of his reach. He stopped his attempt soon enough, and watched her float off into the distance. Knowing that once she made it to the cosmos good would be able to reign over evil once again. Bowser’s plans would be foiled… whoever Bowser was.