At the Mushroom Kingdom…
Once the Hunter was gone off patrol and Boopkins was distracted with Bob and the promise of anime, it was time to have a nice little chat with Peach.
“Alright, Peach. No more delays, no more interruption, no more excuses. Spill.” Saiko demanded as everyone was waiting for Peach’s explanation.
“It’s… complicated…” Peach muttered as she rubbed her arm.
“Then start explaining.” SMG4 huffed.
So, the princess began her tale of the fallen monster queen.
“Before I took the throne, I was just a simple princess of the Mushroom Kingdom. My father, the eccentric King Apricot Toadstool was looking for a way to end the monster threat from getting worse. He looked through the books for a way for the stars to banish monster island from this world. But before he could find anything, he received a letter from Spiketerra, the Queen of Monsters.”
“Though she was a monster, my father had high respect for her, she was the most peaceful monster he had ever known.”
“She sent them that letter in hopes of ending the war and bringing peace. They were meet at the sea borders. I was brought along for my training as a ruler. They met and began to discuss the terms of the peace treaty. Things got… bad. The monsters and people of the Mushroom Kingdom began to argue. One thing led to another… My father overreacted and snapped. He used the power of the stars to sink their ship.”
“WHAT?” They screamed in shocked.
“Your father destroyed the Monster Queen?” Tari gasped.
But Peach didn’t answer that as she continued the story.
“The monsters were outrage and demanded retribution, a sacrifice. If they didn’t get it, they would destroy the pillars that keep the island ashore and sink it to the bottom. My father offered himself to be executed and devoured by the King of Monsters himself. He patted me on the head, said he loved me and to take care of the kingdom, then left for with the monsters to Monster Island. It was the last time I ever saw him.”
“Boopkins not only lost his mother that day, but I lost my father.” Peach sighed as she concluded the story.
“Woah, so-so your father-.” Luigi gasped as Peach nodded.
“It’s never going to end, not as long as there is hatred on both sides.” Peach sighed with a tear in her eye.
But as they were taking a moment to process this, Meggy received an email.
“Ah, I better take this.” Meggy muttered as she looked at the email, it was from Inkopolis.
Meggy gasped as she read the recent news, the tournaments were starting up again, and it’s mandatory for all Inklings to play.
“Mandatory? That’s weird, sorry guys. Gotta go, something big is going on in Inkopolis.” Meggy apologized as she ran off but not without Tar, Mario and Luigi chasing after her.
Leaving SMG4, Saiko, and Shroomy to talk to the princess.
Meanwhile at Inkopolis…
Desti and her crew were meeting up with someone.
“So, you say that in exchange for getting the Royal Crystal Ink Cup, you can make it happen?” Desti smirked.
“Yes, we will fulfill your wish. But you must get he Ink Cup at all cost, or else.” The figure threatened.
“Don’t worry about it, Pops. Nobody’s gonna beat us, we got this in the bag.” The octopus girl assured them.
While this was happening, the Mayor of Inkopolis was panicking.
“What am I going to do? What am I going to do?” The mayor panicked.
“Don’t worry, Mayor.” Calli assured him.
“Yeah, we sent out all mandatory participants letters to all Inklings. We’ll make sure we’ll win.” Mari added.
“I want you two to find the best of the best, set the best team and win the cup. We cannot afford to lose.” The mayor ordered.
“Yes sir.” The twins saluted and headed off.
At the entrance of Inkopolis…
Meggy was confused on why all Inklings were called.
“What’s up Meggy?” Tari wondered.
“Something’s up in Inkopolis. There was never a mandatory tournament participation of all Inklings, not even for one Inkling. Not once since it was built.” Meggy explained.
“Maybe it’s free for all.” Luigi guessed.
“Nope. Something big is happening in Inkopolis…” Meggy hummed then they all stopped to see the Squid Sisters.
“Meggy, you’re here! Good, get your team to base on the double! Orders from the Mayor.” Cali ordered.
“What’s going on?” Meggy demanded.
“We’ll explain later, we need to go.” Mari pleaded as all four of them were taken to base, an Inkling waiting for them.
Somewhere else in Inkopolis…
Breme and Waluigi were trecking together in search of Monsters.
According to Wario, there were detections of monster in Inkopolis and they were signs of infiltration within the protective walls. She thanked Wario with a golden coin and left for Inkopolis. She and her more trustable assistant Waluigi were search for them with equipment on their backs.
“So, Breme…” Waluigi wondered.
“Yes, Love?” The huntress turned to him.
“What’s it like to be a Monster Hunter?” The thin man asked.
“It’s not an easy one, but it puts bread on the table.” She answered.
“You’re that poor?” he assumed.
“Not really, Love. In fact, I have enough money to make a thousand golden statues of myself and still have more enough than I need.” Lady Rife answered as Waluigi gasped from the thought of that much money.
“But I don’t do it for the money, I do it keep the ones I care about safe, like my siblings, wish that they were a little bit more caring of me, despite what I do.” She sighed.
“You have siblings too?” Walugi asked.
She nodded as they continued walking.
“Indeed, I’m the youngest of the bunch. Though, it is kind of difficult, I love them all. You probably wouldn’t understand.” She chuckled slightly.
“I actually do. Wario is my big brother.” Waluigi grinned.
“Really? I really don’t see much resemblance; I find much more handsome.” She remarked as Waluigi blushed from the compliment.
Then there was beeping from her gadget.
“There’s movement, let’s roll.”
And the two began the search for the monsters once more.
From the Inkling Base…
Meggy, Mario, Tari and Luigi were sitting on the couch with the boy inkling as the Squid sisters explained the dire situation ahead of them.
“Okay, so, what’s going on?” Meggy demanded.
“Things have changed since you last been here, Meggy.” Mari began as her sister Cali continued.
“Inkopolis has found itself on the brink of a war with another kingdom for some time….”
The trouble began with a strange letter delivered to the mayor.
It was demands for the ruling of Inkoplis to an anonymous kingdom as well as full control of its people and resources. If the demands weren’t met within a day… there would be war. The mayor thought this was nothing more than a dumb prank and ignored the warning… at his and every inklings peril. The next day, many buildings were deduced to rubble! With no clues to who done it except another letter for the mayor.
Dear Mayor of Inkopolis,
As you can see, we are not messing around. We demand the full control of the city, or we will come and take. As you should know, this was just a minor demonstration of the true wrath we can inflict. If you ignore us again, we will show you what we can really do.
From the anonymous ruler
This brought fear to the mayor, but he refused to back down. So, he sent his men out with weaponry in hopes to better to protect the city.
Weeks passed and things seemed to be a standstill with tensions through the roof. There must be a way out of this. The mayor looked and looked for a solution, until he found it by a poster of last year’s tournament. So, the mayor rolled the dice and sent a letter that this should be decided rather on the battlefield, but on the painting field.
The winner of the cup gets Inkopolis while the other slinks away.
It was agreed and the Mayor had high hopes in wining. Because, no one was better in paint wars than the Inklings. But his happy disposition changed when the rumor of a super team from the kingdom spread. So, with no time to lose, he sent word to every Inkling.
In the real world…
“…So, we get every Inkling to participate in hopes that at least one team wins.” Cali completed.
“You guys have to win, or there might not be an Inkopolis anymore.” Mari pleaded.
“You can count on us, we’ll beat this mystery team and win the cup!” Meggy assured.
“That’s right!” Tari grinned as did Luigi.
“Do we get spaghetti afterwards?” Mario wondered.
“All you can eat if you win.” They promised.
“THEN LET’S KICK THEIR ASSES!!!” Mario shouted on the top of his lungs.
“Perfect, now, we added one more teammate for you guys as icing on the cake. This is Parry.” Mari introduced the male Inkling with dark red dreadlock tentacles and sharp amber eyes.
“Nice to meet you all.” He shyly grinned.
“He has won at least one hundred events without a single lost and the best paint shooter seen.” Cali she explained.
“Really?” Meggy grinned.
“Well, yes. B-but I’m not that good.” He stuttered.
“Nonsense! Show them!”
“Okay…” He muttered as a target appeared.
With his paint gun he god fifty shots at the dead center perfectly as it tumbled with the paints’ great power!
Everyone gasped at the sight. He then blew his paint gun as if it was smoking then returned to being shy.
“With you all as a team we can’t lose!” Cali grinned as everyone got prepared to train.
Meanwhile at the Mushroom Kingdom…
Boopkins and Bob were bored as everyone else seemed to disappear.
“Aw man, Bob. What are we going to do today?” Boopkins wondered as he opened the door to reveal SMG4, Saiko, Shroomy and peach in a room together walking. But they stopped when they saw Boopkins.
“Hey guys, want to do something fun today? What were you guys talking about?” He wondered.
“H-hey Boopkins! We were taking about watching Meggy’s tournament. You should head to Inkopolis and find us some good seat for the games!” SMG4 slyly lied.
He was worried that Bob and Boopkins would catch him on the lie at first. But then he realized he had nothing to worry about.
“Okay! We’ll find the best seats!” Boopkins grinned as he ran off.
“Make sure it’s next to hot girls!” Bob shouted after him as everyone sighed.
“That bought us some time. So, you were saying?” Saiko sighed.
“Yes, the war of the Monsters will get worst as history shows. First, they’ll aim for all the Mushroom Kingdoms allies then try to eliminate us on the spot.” Peach continued, “We’ve already seen the Koopa Kingdom under their rule now.”
“The question is…. Where will they hit next?” SMG4 questioned as he looked at the map.
Meanwhile at Inkopolis….
Desti and her crew were suited up with some… controversial weaponry as they waited for their employer, who arrived in the shadows, which scared the crew.
“Hey, don’t do that!” Desti demanded with her hands on her hips.
But the hooded one ignored her outburst.
“There is word that Team Meggy has returned and has a new player to be feared.” He coldly said.
“Doesn’t matter. She’s still going down.” Desti smirked with her paint gun in hand.
“Do not underestimate her, Fool.” He growled as he held her by the throat.
“Remember, you must win the cup at all cost. Win and you will have everything, fail and you will suffer.” He warned.
“Y-yes sir.” She shivered then he dropped him.
“Have them taken care of. Make sure, they don’t make it to the field.”
“Yes sir.” They all saluted as the figure disappeared.