Rogueport

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Rogueport
PMTTYD Prolog Rogueport.png
Greater Location Mushroom Kingdom
Inhabitants Bandits, Bob-ombs, Boos, Craws, Doogans, Goombas, Humans, Piantas, Squeeks, Toads, Koopas, various other and unknown races
First Appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004)

Rogueport is the hub world and starting point in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. It was built by generations of poor folk after the battle between the four heroes and the Shadow Queen. The area was barren and in ruins, so the people built Rogueport over the old city, which is now Rogueport Sewers. Over the centuries, only a handful of people have seen The Thousand-Year Door. Even a thousand years later it still contains a great evil power. Those who live in the sewers fear the area where the Door is.

Mario comes here at the beginning of the game to meet Princess Peach because she found the Magical Map. In Rogueport, there are two item shops. There is an inn and a Chuckola Cola bar, the Lovely Howz of Badges, the Pianta Parlor, and two entrances to the Rogueport Sewers.

The town is divided into five sections, the north side, the west side, the main plaza, the docks, and the east side. Mario will be moving through here constantly throughout the game. He can also find his brother Luigi in the different areas of Rogueport during different chapters.

Rogueport and its surrounding areas are a part of the Mushroom Kingdom[1].

Residents[edit]

The majority of the population is considered to be thieving and notorious, fitting the city's name. This is more true in the eastern side of Rogueport. Toads, Bob-ombs, Goombas, Doogans, Craws, Piantas, and Bandits make up the majority of the population.

Rogueport in detail[edit]

RogueportPetalburgPetal MeadowsHooktail CastleThe Great TreeBoggly WoodsPirate's GrottoKeelhaul KeyTwilight TownTwilight TrailFahr OutpostCreepy SteepleThe MoonX-Naut FortressGlitzvillePoshley SanctumRiverside StationPoshley Heights
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The Docks[edit]

The docks are starting point of Mario's adventure. Right after arriving, he meets Goombella and gets into a big fight with the X-Nauts and Lord Crump. The workers at the docks are not surprised by struggles in the area and try to warn Mario to keep away from Lord Crump.

Ships are said to regularly anchor at the place. During his adventures in Rogueport, Mario takes Cortez's ship to Keelhaul Key from here. The Black Skull continues to anchor at the site after Chapter 5. People Mario can meet at the docks include Lumpy and Pa-Patch (before Chapter 5). The docks are in their majority are Bob-ombs and some Toads.

The Plaza[edit]

The plaza.

The plaza is the market of Rogueport, with the gallows in the center. The place is home to the Toad Bros. Bazaar, an item shop, and the Lovely Howz of Badges, a badge shop, as well as Podley's soda bar with an inn upstairs, and a Toad House. Zess T. has her house on the west side and Charlieton is frequently seen in the streets selling his wares.

The town separates the west side controlled by Don Pianta and the east side ruled by Ishnail. Neither of the opposing parties seem to have a total control over the market place. At the very beginning of the game, as Goombella starts to tell Mario what's going on, two members of the Pianta Syndicate can be seen to ambush and threaten two Robbo Gang members in front of Podley's Place. Several criminals hide in the back of the tall buildings. A Bandit resides in a house behind Podley's place; this is the same Bandit that robs Mario at the beginning of the game. If spoken to, he will give Mario the coins back. McGoomba also resides back here, too. The plaza in its majority is Doogans, Toads, Goombas, and Mousers.

East Side[edit]

The east side of Rogueport

The east side of Rogueport, also called Ishnail's Turf by its inhabitants, is an insecure and run-down place controlled by the Robbo Gang, lead by Ishnail. Bandits roam the streets, and when Mario first enters the area, he immediately gets robbed half his coins. The place is dirty, the houses are in a bad shape. This place is home to Merlon and Professor Frankly. The pipe to the Rogueport Sewers is just outside Professor Frankly's house. The far east part of the east side is guarded by Gus. Mario has to pay him or fight him in order to pass. In that area, there is the Trouble Center, the Robbo Gang's hideout located in a secret backyard, and Admiral Bobbery's house. Several persons like Grifty and Darkly are hiding in corners or on top of buildings.

West Side[edit]

The West side of Rogueport.

The west side is a relatively secure area of Rogueport controlled by the Mafia of Don Pianta. Don Pianta's own residence is here behind the item shop. The place is much cleaner than the east side, and there is a fountain as well as a small park. The Pianta family runs the Pianta Parlor and the Westside Goods store in the area. Lucky, who manages the lottery, is also found here. There is a grate which Mario can use to get to the Rogueport Sewers.

At the northern part of the west side, there is the train station and airport. Mario can take the Excess Express to Poshley Heights here and the Cheep-Cheep Blimp to Glitzville.

Enemies[edit]

Items found[edit]

Items can be obtained from the Toad Bros. Bazaar, Zess T., the Lovely Howz of Badges, Charlieton, the Westside Goods, the Pianta Parlor, and the Happy Lucky Lottery. Other items include:

Item Icon Found In
Attack FX B (as a badge) Attackfxb.gif Given back by Ms. Mowz after completing her trouble.
Blimp Ticket Blimpticket.gif Given by Don Pianta after helping him find Francesca and Frankie before Chapter 3.
Box Box.gif Given by McGoomba while doing his trouble.
Double Dip Doubledip.gif In the east area guarded by Gus, it's in a chest near the south sea. Accessible from a boat panel near the other side of the river.
Gold Card Goldcard.gif Received from Frankie after doing his trouble.
Honey Shroom MushroomHoney.PNG Cooked by Zess T. and given to Mario after completing her trouble.
House Key PM2 HouseKey.gif In front of the badge shop during Garf's trouble.
HP Drain Badge Hpdrain.gif In the harbor, it's in the chest on the small house to the left of the sea.
Lottery Pick Lotterypick.gif Can be bought from the Happy Lucky Lottery.
Old Letter Oldletter.gif Given by Podley near the start of Chapter 5.
Power Smash Powersmash.gif Given by Professor Frankly during the prologue.
Shine Sprite PMTTYDShinespritesprite.png In the east, it's on top of the red roof.
In the east, it's in the back room of Admiral Bobbery's house.
In the east, it's behind the rightmost house, across the river from Ishnail's house.
In the west, the second floor of the Toad kid's house has a hole to the right. Roll in and it's in the backyard there.
In the west, there is a cracked wall to the left of the store. Blow it up and it's at the end of the path behind.
Star Piece Star Piece.GIF In the harbor, it's behind the barrels in the small room to the left of the sea.
In the harbor, it's under a panel in a wall corner near the stairs.
In the square, it's among the chests near the east fence.
In the square, it's under a panel in front of the gallows.
In the square, it's on top of Zess T.'s house, on the far side of the roof on the left.
In the square, go through the alley, and it's in the house to the left.
In the square, go through the alley, and it's under a panel directly behind the rightmost house.
In the east, it's on top of a crate behind Frankly's house. Accessible from the fake wall in the left.
In the east, it's under a panel in front of Frankly's house.
In the east, it's behind the chimney of Bobbery's house.
In the east, it's behind the barrel in front of Ishnail's house.
In the east, it's under a panel on top of the house to the right of the river.
In the west, it's in the wall corner near the entrance and the low wall surrounding the garden.
In the west, it's behind the tall pipe in the garden.
In the west, it's under a panel in front of the Pianta Parlor.
In the west, it's behind the trash can to the left-front of the store.
In the station area, it's under a panel in front of the Toad girl on the train platform.
In the station area, it's behind the pipe that leads to the blimp landing area.
Train Ticket Trainticket.gif Given by Don Pianta after reuniting with his daughter near the start of Chapter 6.
Wedding Ring PM2 WeddingRing.gif Found in front of the rightmost houses in east Rogueport.
Ultra Hammer Ultra Hammer PM2.png In the plaza, it's in the big chest near the inn. Requires a Spring Jump.
Ultra Shroom ShroomUltraTTYD.PNG Given by Plenn T. after doing his trouble.

Bulletin Board News[edit]

Front side Back side
  • Turf war between the Pianta syndicate and the Robbos heating up! Apparently! Best stay indoors!
  • Pickpocketing on the rise! Watch your wallet! And hey, pickpocketers... try not to get caught!
  • "A glowing, mysterious light under the city"?!? Smells like treasure, people!
  • Hooktail terrorizing Petal Meadows! If it sees you, pretend to be a cricket! Or something!
  • Hooktail of Petal Meadows defeated by brave hero! Must've been a tough guy!
  • New evil society, the X-Nauts, sighted in the Boggly Woods! Silly outfits reported! Could they be linked to organized crime in our fair city?
  • X-Nauts terrorizing Boggly Woods have withdrawn! Just what was their motive?
  • Rookie "The Great Gonzales" takes Glitz Pit by storm! An upset on the way?
  • The Great Gonzales crowned champion of the Glitz Pit! But he turned down the belt!
  • Strange rumors of Twilighters being turned into pigs... Scary news, folks!
  • Toad Bros. Bazaar announces new shipment of best-seller "Super Luigi"! Get your copy!
  • Castaways return from the cursed island of Keelhaul Key! With treasure, maybe?
  • Don Pianta retires! Frankie to take the mantle! Get a fat envelope ready!
  • Some say there is a huge cannon in Fahr Outpost known only to local Bob-ombs!
  • Skirmishes between Robbos and the Piantas take a new turn with Frankie leading!
  • Ancient prophecy discovered! When the moon shines bright, the end will draw near...
  • Underground heat source discovered! Any link to the treasure? Let's all get rich!
  • When the light fades from Rogueport, a hero emerges, inscribing his name in legend.

Area Tattles[edit]

  • This is Rogueport Harbor. Ships come here from all over the world! Everybody's always working their tails off down here. No wonder it's totally sweaty. Sometimes this area's all stacked high with cargo from all the ships. The water smells pretty rank, but that's like, the magic of a port town, y'know?
  • This is Rogueport's main square. It's sorta the central shopping area, I guess. There are lots of regular working folks here, but there are also ne'er-do-wells... If you venture into the back alleys, be ready to deal with some nasty sorts...
  • This is Rogueport's east side. It's considered dangerous here, even for Rogueport! This is Ishnail's turf. He's the leader of a band of thieves called the Robbos. Then again, you can also find Merlon here. He can help your partners level up. Still, it's definitely too rough a place for a girl like me to walk alone!
  • This is Rogueport's west side. This is totally the friendlier face of Rogueport. Not that it's, y'know, a great place to raise a family, but it's good for Rogueport. The corner with the fountain is definitely the most restful spot in Rogueport. This area is controlled by Don Pianta, head of the Pianta syndicate... Yeah. The shop and parlor here are totally fronts for his "business."
  • This is Rogueport Station. You can board intercity trains or blimps here. The Excess Express bound for Poshley Heights is nice and shiny, isn't it? Wow! I bet all the town kids are just DYING to ride it at least once, y'know? That blimp way over at the airfield looks super-cool, too. Blimps are awesome!

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゴロツキタウン
Gorotsuki taun
Rogue Town
Spanish Villa Viciosa Vicious Village
French Port-Lacanaïe Lacanaïe is a pun on "la canaille", meaning "the villain".
German Rohlingen Pun on German village names ending on -ingen, merged with Rohling "brute". Also note that "roh" can mean "rough"
Italian Fannullopoli Idler City
Korean 고로츠키타운
Golocheuki Taun
Like the Japanese name.

Trivia[edit]

Rogueport crime scene.jpg
  • Parts of the background music in Rogueport are remixes of Toad Town's.
  • In the Japanese version of the game, a Toad-shaped chalk outline with blood can be seen in Larson's house in the East side, but it was removed in the American version, most likely to avoid controversy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hello there, Mario! I am now on holiday, traveling in the Mushroom Kingdom." Princess Peach, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door instruction manual, page 6.