Poshley Sanctum

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Mario next to the Shine Sprite in Poshley Sanctum in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
The large hallway where the Garnet Star is located.

Located in Poshley Heights, the Poshley Sanctum is Pennington's home in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. It is where the Garnet Star is located. The two main halls can be navigated by Spring Jumping off the star tiles on the floor to grab the various poles near the ceiling. Some of the ledges have Paper Plane panels which Mario can use to reach the ledges on the other side of the room.

At the entrance, when Mario first walks in, the Shadow Sirens and Doopliss can be seen with the fake Garnet Star. They break a window to get away, thinking they have the real Crystal Star. To keep the actual star safe, it was hidden inside the back wall's painting. A hidden pipe behind a curtain transports Mario inside it. The painting shows a pipe outside the front entrance of the Sanctum. When Mario goes through the pipe into the painting and walks inside the Sanctum, he'll be in the room with the real Garnet Star. This new area inside the painting is almost exactly the same as the area outside the painting, except that it has different lighting and is filled with Dark Boos. There is a pipe into the painting of this room.

The first room contains a ! Switch to make the pipe appear, leading into the painting. The back room contains the L Emblem badge. Both need to be reached by using the poles near the roof to shimmy onto the wall ledges.



Item Icon Location
L Emblem Sprite of the L Emblem badge in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. In the back room, it's on the far side of the highest platform in the left.
Garnet Star Sprite of the Garnet Star in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door There is a fake Garnet Star in the front room. The real one is in the back room.
Shine Sprite A Shine Sprite from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door In the back room, it's on the far side of the middle platform on the left.

Area Tattles[edit]

  • "This is Poshley Sanctum. It sure is spacious inside! ECHO! ...Echo...Echo... Does Pennington really live here alone? I bet it's really hard to clean this place. Hey, and those ☆ marks on the floor must mean something, right?"
  • "Is this part of Poshley Sanctum, too? Exactly how does all of this work? Well, whatever... This must be the secret resting place of the Crystal Star. Based on his reactions, I'd say that Pennington didn't even know about this."
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In-game map description[edit]

  • Only recently converted to a domicile, this former temple is now home to Pennington, the detective.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ピカリーしんでん
Pikarī Shinden
Poshley Temple
French Temple de Picaly Poshley Temple
German Glimmer-Tempel Glowing Temple; from "glimmern" (to glow)
Italian Tempio di Sfoggy Poshley Temple
Spanish Palacio de la Luz Palace of Light