After making those Mario RPG shoes, I've gotten back into a Mario kinda groove and recently have been playing through the paper mario games. As such I ended up recalling my old fan idea of a game, Paper Mario: Fortune of Fear. So with my last few days of summer left, I thought it'd be fun reviving all the different characters and ideas I had made for it and give them a nice fresh coat of paint.
To start it off, I decided to draw the "Star Spirits", "Crystal Stars", "Crystal Hearts", ect, of the game.
These are the Prophet Shamans, ancient relics that once resided in The Millennium Temple guarding the Prophet's Moon, a powerful stone used to predict and control the fate of the Mushroom Kingdom. Obviously the intent was that with the stone in the Millennium temple guarded by these numerous shaman spirits, they could ensure peace across the land no matter the circumstance. For instance- Bowser always has an evil plot or scheme and is always capturing Princess Peach, but because of the Prophet's Moon, it is inevitable that Mario will come to rescue her and come out on top.
Now, the plot idea of the game itself, is that a horrible fate for the Mushroom Kingdom was discovered by Merlon's young apprentice, Mermor, the so called "Fortune of Fear" that is in the title.
"When the stars align on the 31st night, our kingdom's sky will be filled with light. Sinister invaders shall come raining down, with their only goal to conquer the crown. When the moon, stars, and time collide, our kingdom's fate shall be washed with the tide- no longer can our heroes stand, when all of our fate- rests in a sinister hand."
I actually have an old prologue chapter written if you ever care to look, it's got a picture of Mermor with it as well- the fortune I actually wrote back then is different than the one above though, so just disregard that if you go and take a peak. xDDD
PMFOF - Prologue??? EDIT: The entire prologue has been rewritten now, so feel free to take a look at it, as the context of what happens in it is accurate now to the plot of everything I've been doing with my recent PMFOF pictures :>
A lone hut sat on the edge of town, light was inside despite everyone else in the area having gone to sleep. A young boy stood upfront of his crystal ball, training the night away as he studied his spells. He was a very short lad, cloaked in a large red robe held by a small brooch at the center of it's collar. He was working diligently through the night under the instruction of his mentor, Merlon. The young shaman you see believed that he was apprenticing to become a fortune teller just as Merlon is, though he was never really intended for such a path. It was only out of a favor to his mother that Merlon took the boy on to keep
What the fortune basically means though, is that there are 31 days (which is spread across 10 chapters) before The Millennium Temple will be in line with Star Haven, and the Moon itself. This can happen numerous times through the years, but this is the only time when the Prophet's Moon can actually be used to alter the destined fate of the planet, because it's able to absorb an absurd amount of energy at a single time. It was an unintended side effect since the day it was conceived, hence why there are so many Shaman's that remained to guard it. However word of this Prophet's Moon has reached the ears of a certain vengeful race which is going to be the main villains of the game, the Shroobs.
Yes ever since Partners in Time I've just had this itching fascination for the race, and always wanted to see them make a comeback. >XDDDD So the main leading villain of the game is the current ruler of the Shroob race, Empress Shrood, who was formally a member of the princesses' council before their passing
I'm talking too much- so I think I'll end this off here and divulge more into my ideas when I draw the next set, which I'm thinking will be for all the partners of the game. xDDD (I would've described WHY you have to collect all the Shaman's persey, but I forgot why/how exactly, I think it was something about breaking the Prophet's Moon and hiding it's remnants about the land long ago- with the spirits of each Shaman inside the respectfully colored pieces- but that can be for another time xP)
I'll end this though with the names I've somewhat settled on for the different lands each Shaman is in for each chapter: (I'll also be adding themes for each area whenever I run across something fitting xP)
Meramore - Forest Falls (Music: www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyU-C1…
Merage - Bare Bones Ruins (Battle Music: www.youtube.com/watch?v=46h9qS…
Merror - Toad Town Raceway (Racing Music: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hzyif3…
Mermite - Juniper Junkyard
Merienda - Candy Castle (Music: www.youtube.com/watch?v=De-YKf…
Mersa - Crystal-Cut Cove (Music: www.youtube.com/watch?v=kL32aa…
) (Battle Music: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ba76-h…
Mercilli - Windblown Villa
Mercrow - Instrumenta City (Music: www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyU-C1…
) (Battle Music: www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aM1sM…
Merlock - Millennium Temple (Music: www.youtube.com/watch?v=fb1cMw…
Characters, Ideas, & Artwork (c) Piranha2021
Shamans (c) Nintendo
Video Process: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyMCqm…
So which one's YOUR favorite~?
(Personally I like Mermite, Merage, Merienda, Meramore the most :>)