Land of Ice
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The Land of Ice is an expansive, snow-covered tundra made up of canyons, mountains, and the occasional plain located near the Mushroom Kingdom. Few creatures inhabit this land. Large rock and ice structures line the landscape, creating geometric shapes. While snow covers most of the ground due to the excessively cold temperatures in the area, the land itself is made of solid rock rather than soil, making the Land of Ice that much less inhabitable. However, Flurries, who are adept at living in snowy areas, travel quickly through the use of skis. Two Birdos also live on the highest mountain inside of an open-roofed house.
The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!
Prior to the events of the The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! episode "The Bird! The Bird!," a Giant Birdo moved to the Land of Ice, where she raised her son, Cheepy, by herself. The pair made their home on the highest mountain, where they lived comfortably regardless of the unforgiving climate of the area. However, Cheepy was eventually separated from his mother and was frozen in a block of ice. The Giant Birdo began to search the land fervently, but with no success.
After Mario and Luigi rescue Princess Toadstool and Toad from King Koopa for the first time, they flee from the occupied Mushroom Kingdom to the Land of Ice to seek refuge during the events of "The Bird! The Bird!" This is also the first stop on their journey for the magic to break Koopa's curse on the Mushroom Kingdom and to find another Warp Pipe to Brooklyn to allow the Mario Bros. to return. King Koopa follows them with a portion of the Koopa Troop. Along with his traditional Koopa Troopas, Albatoss, and Bob-Ombs, Koopa also brings a large number of Flurries.
The Giant Birdo spots Mario, Luigi, Toadstool, and Toad as they pass through the land. She mistakes Toad for her son and takes him away to her home. Toad's companions see this as a kidnapping and set out to save him. As they climb the highest mountain towards the Birdos' home, Flaky and his companion, who were spying on them, report their location to Koopa. The Koopa Troop's Albatoss attack using Bob-Ombs, eventually causing an avalanche. Narrowly escaping, they reunite with Toad. The foursome then discover Cheepy frozen in ice and thaw him out.
As the Koopa Troop prepare for a second attack, Toad brings Cheepy to his mother, who offers to help them in return for finding her son. When the Koopas surround Mario, Luigi, and the princess, the Giant Birdo grabs hold of Toad and flies him above the troops, where he drops vegetables on them. As the counterattacks continue and intensify, Koopa orders a retreat. Mario, Luigi, Princess Toadstool, and Toad then continue on their journey, leaving the Land of Ice.
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