Starborn Valley is one of the last places visited in Paper Mario. Star Kids live here until they are ready to go up to Star Haven. Twink was the last star to go to Star Haven before Bowser took the Star Rod. Merlon's son, Merle, and a group of Ninji take care of the Star Kids there. When Mario ventures there, Merle invites him into his house. After talking for a bit, he gives Mario the Scarf to help him in his quest.