The elder (or real elder) is the elder of Seaside Town in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars. He is the most respected person of said town. After Mario defeats Johnny at the Sunken Ship, he discovers that the elder and other residents of Seaside Town are being held hostage at the shed by Yaridovich and his underlings. Yaridovich demands that Mario hand over the Star Piece, and if he declines, they will "tickle" the elder. In the end, Mario gives in. After the shed has been opened with a Shed Key, the elder will award Mario with a gift inversely proportional to the number of times he was tickled (meaning the more times he was tortured by Yaridovich, the lesser the value of the gift). After being freed, the elder and the villagers return to their homes.
Gift for freeing the Elder
|If the Elder is tickled||Quote when the Elder is tickled||What the Elder says to Mario||Reward|
|0 times||N/A||"You exposed the fake townspeople, and gave up your star to save us! Please take this with our thanks."||Flower Box|
|1 time||"What are you doing? No! Don't do that! No please stop! ..ACK......"||"They did torture me a little, but it's nothing to worry about. Here, this is for you."||Flower Jar|
|2 times||"No you wouldn't! The two of you are going to??? Nooo! Please not there! ....Aiee......ee......"||"Although they tortured me, I'm sure it was nothing compared to your trials, Mario. I'd hate to have to go through that tickle torture again, though! I've gotta leave now, so please take this."||Flower Tab|
|3 or more times||"Harumph! You can't treat me this way! Ayaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaiyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaeeee.... I can't bear this! ...."||"Being the most important person in the village, it was inevitable that I would be tortured. Are you immune to tickle tortures, Mario? Oh yes...this is for you. Please take it."||1 coin|
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