Trial of Wisdom
The Trial of Wisdom is one of three trials held on Diamond Island in Paper Mario: The Origami King. It is held in a blue temple, where Mario is challenged with three questions asked by a Shangri-Spa Toad statue.
Mario must clear the Ice Vellumental Mountain first in order to gain access to the temple as it is surrounded by a moat filled with water. Mario must use a Magic Circle in front of the temple to transform Olivia into an Ice Vellumental to freeze the water. If Olivia transforms into the Earth Vellumental, it will summon a large pile of dirt; if she transforms into the Water Vellumental, the water will overflow; and if she transforms into the Fire Vellumental, she needs to transform into the Water Vellumental before using the Ice Vellumental transformation.
Mario is then able to enter and speak with the Toad statue in the room. It welcomes Mario into the temple and puts him through three challenges that he must overcome to be rewarded with a sacred orb. A small circle of light appears in the center of the room, which warps Mario to the following room when he stands on it.
The first two challenges consist of questions that Mario must answer as true or false (indicated by a check and "X" mark respectively). The questions are based on previous experiences in the game. The final challenges is to speak with three Toad statues (indicated by A, B, and C) and determine which one is lying or telling the truth. If Mario chooses a wrong answer, he is sent back to the main room and must restart the trial. After failing at least two or three times, the Shangri-Spa Toad statue will offer to make the challenges easier for 3,000 coins.
After Mario correctly answers all three questions, he is rewarded a song and dance routine and access to the final area, where he receives a Wisdom Orb, one of three orbs required to unlock the Sea Tower. He can then return to the first area and exit the temple, at which point it cannot be reentered.
If any of these questions are answered correctly, the Toad statue states, "CORRECT. Hmm. That seemed far too easy."
If any of these questions are answered correctly, the Toad statue states, "That is...correct. Come on, these are WAY too easy."
Mario is presented with three Toad statues, which each speak a phrase akin to "I'm telling the truth", "I am lying", "A is the liar", and "The liar is C". By deducing which statements contradict each other, Mario must select the letter corresponding to the single statue that is either telling the truth or lying. Unlike the previous two questions, this one has no time limit.
For the easy version, the same questions are asked, with the statues' statements being significantly more obvious.