A question[edit source]
Why'd the balloons go to jail? What kind of balloon crimes did they commit?
The story begins when Party Pete wanted to spice up his parties. People no longer wanted to pay 500 coins for dancing knights to show up, and funds were getting low after one of the barmaids got 7,373,735gp as a settlement for a reckless endangerment case. Desperate to bring life back to his epic parties, he approached the wizards of the Dark Wizards' Tower and pleaded that they assist him in animating some balloon animals.
While the dark wizards accepted what they said was "a very generous offer", Party Pete saw a brief surge in party attendance, with people flocking to the Party Room to see these balloon animals, who were given a mind of their own. That's where things started to take a turn for the worse.
Party Pete soon realised that his balloon animals went missing, and began to search the basement for the crates of unused balloons he'd had stored. He could not find them. Hours later, to his horror, the Temple Knights approached him and took him into custody, demanding information about the source of the balloon animals. He confessed to receiving assistance from the dark wizards just westward, and was forced to pay a fine of 2,147,483,647gp.
The dark wizards, aware of Party Pete's betrayal, now had hordes of balloon animals hidden across Asgarnia, ready to pop. Using an incantation, the balloon animals simultaneously popped across the people's homes, causing shock and some heart attacks to elderly citizens, claiming four victims.
Party Pete, now completely bankrupt, was forced to transfer ownership of the Party Room to one of his brothers. What remains of the balloon animals were transferred to ScapeRune, and they've been multiplying ever since. However, during the transfer of the balloon animals, Party Pete was accidentally teleported along with them, and became Prison Pete. This begs the question: who is the Party Pete we've all known for years? Is the Party Pete present in Gielinor actually the former Prison Pete? We may never know.