The time of occurrences takes place long after the end of the story of the Dark Prognosticus, after Mario and his gang use the eight pure hearts to defeat the chaos heart along with the evil magician Dimentio and save all worlds from destruction. The once-was-villainous Count Bleck (Lord Blumiere) has finally been reunited with his love Tippi (Lady Timpani) and are now living in peace together in a paradise far far away, just the two of them. Bleck's more loyal minions, Mimi, Nastasia, and O'Chunks, are left to live out their lives and continue treading on without their master's orders...
In a distant dimension, at the edge of the entire universe, Rio stands as the Princess of a separate allegiance of Boos who create their own kingdom after rebelling against their former king, King Boo II. Their new kingdom is very scarce. Within the kingdom, besides Rio and her older non-biological brother, King Boo III, there are less than 20 subjects in all of the dimension. Therefore there is a struggle in reproduction and currency. Because of this, Rio must take on multiple occupations: Princess of the Dead Dimension, Mail/Delivery for all dimensions, Knight and war general, and entertainer, thus given the nickname: Ringleader Rio-Rio.
With her magic, responsibilities, and her ability to travel through dimensions and outer space, she would have made many acquaintances... And many MANY enemies. She would even travel about the Overthere as well as the Underwhere, delivering messages to those who's "games have ended". She might even stick around those two places often to play with the nimbis and the shaydes and hold conversations with Queen Jaydes, ruler of the Underwhere as well.
With Rio constantly going back and forth to the Underwhere to deliver letters and gifts, she often sees the souls of those who were once so evil. Those evil characters however, were the least probable to receive anything from loved ones.
Again and again, evening after evening, Rio travels the Underwhere to deliver more mail. She is often greeted by many cheerful Shaydes who are overly curious as to if they will be receiving gifts from loved ones who's lives have exceeded theirs. But on this one particular day, as she hands out the letters to the receiving Shaydes, she discovers a small, beautifully wrapped gift adorned with colors of blues, pinks. and gold, and lined with glitter. She stares in astonishment at the gorgeous box before levitating the box to eye lever as she checks for a name tag. There was no "to" or "from" name to be found anywhere on the box. She looked around past the crowd of shaydes to find a lone quivering figure just sulking in a dark corner...
Rio carefully wiggles her way out from the crowd of Shaydes to get a bit closer to the figure. She soon recognizes the figure as an actual person, someone who has yet to have been turned into a blank soul. She moves a bit closer to the silhouette, yet far enough to keep a safe distance.
Rio: "H-Hello there~!...."
The figure remains silent...
Squinting her eyes, Rio steps closer to try to get a better look at the odd shape. She moves in even closer behind him until they are just a few feet apart.
Rio: "My names Rio!" She reaches out her hand, however the figure continues to ignore her, making her all the more nervous and confused. She's never been blatantly ignored before. Rio eyed the stranger's oddly styled outfit, completely ignoring the burnt spots, dirt stains, torn fabric, and the faint smell of heat and coal wafting from the tattered body.
Rio: "Hmmm.... What a strange look..."
She begins to further analyze the clothing from behind. Looking down, she notices a pair of black elf-like shoes. As she looks up she sees a large hat of magenta, cyan, and yellow colors. The hat also had three golden bells that jingled softly in the low wind.
Rio: "Hehehe~! You know, all those bright colors and strange accessories.... They make you look funny. Like a clown! Are you a clown? Or better yet.... An entertainer like me? Are you funny....? O-Or to put it the right way... Used to be?"
The stranger huffs.
She looks down at the eye catching patterned box in her hands before looking back up to the stranger's similarly colorful outfit.
Rio: "Oh my! This box is wrapped up in the most beautiful arrangement of colors and patterns imaginable.... And better yet, it even matches your lovely garments~!"
She holds the box up behind him as if to try to give it to him.
Rio: "It's like as if this gift is really meant for yo--"
???: "Put it down and go away...!"
Rio jumped in astonishment. That voice... It surely was too suave to be Queen Jaydes. The voice of the Queen's is far too harsh and demanding. However the tone of this voice did sound awfully rough and snappy, as if to be irritated. Rio quickly pulled out a tissue to lay under the brightly colored, well wrapped box, to keep it from getting dirty from the wet, mushy soil of the Underwhere. She sets the box onto the tissue, by the figure's feet. She then sighs.
Rio: "Alright... I'll leave you..."
She tips her hat and pulls out her magical staff before levitating back over to the group of Shaydes to say her goodbyes before making her exit through a portal drawn by her using the staff.
The mysterious figure sits down by the beautifully wrapped box as he fiddles with it's blue ribbon. Upon hearing the ever so soft wind of Rio's levitation, he turns his head fast enough for a normal person to break his neck.
???: "That sound... T-Tha--"
Before he knew it, Rio was already gone. The strange petite figure just sighed.
???: "No.... They're all gone... I'm the only one left... Er... I was... A-Ahhh ha h-- Oh...."