Shiver City was one of the final
places Mario visited in Paper
Mario. Cold and freezing, Shiver
City is home to numerous
penguins and is the gateway to
Starborn Valley. Eventually,
Shiver City leads Mario to
rescue Kalmar, the seventh Star
Spirit. Mario got the tip from
Merlon and his friend.
After defeating Huff N' Puff in
Flower Fields, Mario finds
himself heading towards the
arctic with his all his
companions to retrieve the 7th
Star Spirit. To get to the
seventh Star Spirit, Mario
needed to go through Toad Town's
sewers. That led him directly to
Shiver City, the ending point in
the pathway between the cold and
The cold didn't really affect
Mario too much, and he was able
to rest up and get supplies.
Upon his arrival, Mario could
see that there was a bit of
panic in Shiver City. In fact,
something has happened to Mayor
Penguin, as mentioned by some
other penguins. Mayor Penguin
lived in the house that was the
When Mario arrived at the
mayor's house, his wife
completely flipped on Mario!
Mayor Penguin was lying on the
floor, completely unconscious as
if he were to dead. Of course,
what is a depressed penguin to
do? Blame Mario for entering the
house is the logical answer, and
with that, Mario became a marked
man for murder.
But let's get real here, it's
Mario. To redeem himself, Mario
vowed to find the real murderer,
and set off to do so. After
talking to Shiver City's
citizens, Mario eventually
cracked the case by talking to
Herringway, the town novelist.
The mayor was indeed laying
unconscious, but he wasn't dead!
Mayor Penguin merely hit his
head while trying to retrieve an
With that, Mario was welcomed by
all of those in Shiver City. The
grouped continued to the east
through Snow Road, which
features many snowmen, to get to
Starborn Valley. Upon reaching
Starborn Valley, Mario learned
the fate of newborn stars. He
received a Scarf in Starborn
From there, Mario proceeded once
more to Shiver City, re-crossing
Snow Road. His mission was to
see Mayor Penguin once more.
After talking things over, the
Mayor decided to give Mario a
Bucket that has been passed down
from generation to generation to
the people in Shiver City.
With the Bucket and Scarf, Mario
went to the middle of Snow Road
where all the snowmen resided.
Once was missing a Scarf, the
other a Bucket hat. Once Mario
placed these two items, a
gateway that would lead him to
Kalmar was revealed.
Shivery City served as a pivotal
starting point for Mario's
journey to rescue Kalmar. It
remains a fan favorite with it's
sleek design, quirky story, and
it's actual mission in the game.