The 'Shroom:Issue XLVII/Fading Into Obscurity
Fading Into Obscurity
Hey guys! Sorry about last month, I had to work on exams in school so I couldn’t write my more difficult ’Shroom sections. But this month it’s back to normal! Now, ignoring all that, weeelcome to Fading into Obscurity! This month, to celebrate the release of Mario Sports Mix, I have selected a character from the Dragon Quest series. Specifically, Alena from Dragon Quest IV!
Now, Alena is the princess of Zamoksva (Santeem) and in DQIV, she runs away from home (her castle >_>) in search of adventure, accompanied by her two retainers: Kiryl and Borya. They have lots of fun adventures and eventually beat the game. Anyways, her only appearance in the Mario series is in Itadaki Street DS, where she is a playable character.
Itadaki Street is like a Mario Party game so there’s not much storyline to explain...but she has two items named after her, Alena’s Hat and Alena’s Clothing. Anyways, when Mario Sports Mix came out, she was one of the Dragon Quest characters left out of the new roster. The developers didn’t pick her and she was left behind to fade into obscurity.