Post by grizzledpirate on Jul 11, 2005 1:18:46 GMT -5
This would be the start for a story for Doshin the Giant, I'll finish it Tuesday ^_^ I'll try and get art by then as well.
From the waves of some distant sea the spires of a great mountain, reach towards the sun. On this remote spit of land groups of islanders struggled to make a life out of the land. There were trees, the stuff of life, to be sure, but always just barely enough. Between the villages were mountains and deserts, where no tree could live long. Everyday the sun would rise and set and the people would try and make do with what meager resources and land they had. It was hard to build homes on the uneven terrain so the people slept in the open beneath their beloved trees. All changed on this island when the Sun touched them.
One morning out of the sea a gleaming figure arose. He was a tall golden form; the water that he had emerged from made him shimmer in the light of the sun. His body was in some ways like a humans and in other ways not. He had a strange small head that rested atop his body, his arms huge and pendulous swung jauntily as he walked. His body was long and tapered toward his legs. The giants’ legs were short, and his feet huge. His face was flat and did not posses anything that a functioning face should. Two dots for eyes and a curving line for a smile, a inscrutable mask of happiness. The villagers watched in awe as the huge hulking figure waded towards their shore. As he walked onto the beach the sound of his footsteps were first heard, every huge step the great “man” took made a resonant “Do-Shin”. It was thus the villagers named him after his mighty footfalls. Doshin.
The islanders greeted this bizarre new arrival not with fear, but with joy. They recognized him for what he was, a God, the incarnation of the sun upon the sea.
I love this feature of your sight by the way :--D If anyone is interested in providing Doshin art I would be grateful.
After his original plans for stealing a castle failed, Wario decided to obtain a castle through other means. He heard rumors about the pirates of Kitchen Island and how they had stolen a statue of Princess Toadstool. Thinking it would be easy to steal the statue back off of the pirates (as well as everything else they owned), Wario set off to gather the riches he needed to purchase the castle he desired.
Unfortunately, he underestimated the strength of the Brown Sugar Pirates. And he especially underestimated their leader, Captain Syrup.
Not much is known about this mysterious woman. On rare occasions, she has been sighted with a mob of spear-wielding pirate gooms, and one source refers to her reputation as being "really rotten and ruthless." Perhaps Wario, in his vanity, did not think anyone could be more rotten and ruthless than himself. But the pirates proved a deadly force. Indeed, Wario struggled as he battled through the treacherous environments of Kitchen Island. If it weren't for a collection of powerful headgear (and a magic spell based on the number 16), it might have been impossible for him to succeed. Even after storming Syrup Castle and defeating Syrup's genie, Wario could not have predicted the sly captain's next move. Using powerful explosives, she pulverized her own castle, thus leaving Wario with nothing but his treasure. He didn't even get the statue of Princess Toadstool. He did, however, end up with enough funds to get a decent castle off of the genie. But, unbeknownst to him, Captain Syrup was going to get her revenge.
One quiet morning (that would soon turn noisy), Wario slept peacefully in his castle, dreaming of power and treasure. Syrup, a true tactician, struck at just this moment. She and her pirates moved quickly, overtaking the castle in no time at all and removing its contents quietly but surely. Being mean and surly would not be enough for Wario this time. He would have to match wits with Syrup if he ever hoped on seeing his precious treasure again. Syrup not only constructed mind-boggling puzzles for her unfortunate victim, but she created technological monstrosities as well. Wario was up to the challenge. He solved Syrup's puzzles, tumbled her army of bosses and avoided her deadly explosives. But, even after defeating her, he had not yet won. Syrup, once again proving her intellectual prowess, had hid Wario's most prized artifacts in the most obscure locations. Indeed, he had plenty of tedious backtracking to do if he wanted to get back everything he had lost.
Speculation ensues over whether Syrup truly escaped her final battle with Wario, or whether or not she will strike again. A warning to Wario: do not be surprised.
These were very fun to do. I'm searching in my mind for more characters to draw up, but it looks like you need some written pieces now, so I'll hold back. Also, if you already copied the Ninten drawing, I've fixed it up a bit, so you might wanna' copy that again.
Now, this is only a suggestion, but shouldn't we finish the 'important' Nintendo characters before we start getting obscure? I mean, shouldn't we atleast get a Mario or Donkey Kong bio before Captain Syrup?
As redundant as a page explaining who Mario is would be, I agree with Icy Matt that the index page for a "Nintendo Stars" section looks a little funny without one. Same goes for Luigi, Wario, Donkey Kong, Link (from Ocarina/Majora, as well as from Wind Waker), Yoshi, Samus, and Kirby. All I'm saying is we probably need to get to work on those before we think about even more obscure ones, although I love the obscure ones as much as anyone. How do you feel, Fryguy64?
The whole point of the Nintendo Stars section, indeed Nintendo Database as a whole, is to make people aware of Nintendo character and games they might not have heard of otherwise.
Not a whole lotta point covering Mario straight away... there's already hundreds of websites dedicated to Mario. I want to cover the characters people might not have heard of... make them intrigued... how many people had heard of Takamaru before I tracked down his name and put him up on the site? Not me, that's for sure.
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