Oracle of Ages Walkthrough - Quick Guide: Chapter 9 - Black Tower

~Black Tower~
  • Use the gale seeds to get back to Lynna Village.
  • Return to the present and speak with the Maku Tree. She will give you the Huge Maku Seed. This will allow you to scale the Black Tower to its peak.
  • Return to the past and make your way over to the Black Tower construction site to find Ralph. After a lengthy cut-scene talk, enter the Black Tower.
  • There are simple enemies all throughout these first few rooms. From the entrance go right a screen, up a screen, left two screens, down a screen, and up the stairs.
  • No go up a screen, right two screens, and down a screen, fighting shrouded stalfos, gibdos, like-likes, and darknuts along the way. Go up the steps here.
  • Go up a screen, left two screens, down a screen, and right a screen, fighting off various darknuts and wizrobes along the way.
  • Once you reach this screen, Link will pull out the Huge Maku Seed and instead of the three trapped doors, a single door will appear. Go through it to enter the Black Tower Turret.
  • There are a number of staircases on the two floors. Start off by walking to the left and up the steps on the left side of the room.
  • Head down the steps that are directly about these set of stairs.
  • Now go up the steps at the top-left corner of the room.
  • Make your way down and right, and go down the steps near the center of the room.
  • Walk around the first staircase and go up the steps near the top part of the room.
  • Go down the steps that are directly below the staircase you came out of.
  • Go up the steps at the top of the screen.
  • Go up the last set of steps in the center of the room.
  • There are tons of staircases here, however there is just one correct path. Go up the staircase that is on the bottom room and is second to the last from the right.
  • Lift the pots for some fairies and then head up the steps.
  • Go down a screen, left a screen, up a screen, and right a screen, avoiding the blue lynels and ball and chain trooper. Go up a screen to finally reach Ralph and Veran.
  • Watch the scene between the two and then head up a screen to take on the first of several battles to come.

  • ~The Final Battles~
  • The first battle with Veran as Queen Ambi is nearly identical to the battle with Veran when she possessed Nayru. She'll warp around the room and summon large force balls that she'll shoot towards Link. She will also summon spiders that she sends out at you. Avoid its attacks and defeat the spiders that are sent your way. Use your seed shooter and hit Queen Ambi with a mystery seed right as she is about to attack. Once you hit her, use the long hook to separate Veran and Queen Ambi and then slash away at Veran. Repeat this process until Veran has been defeated.
  • Queen Ambi will be restored to her original form and will then run off.
  • Veran will return and will take on her true form, a somewhat demonic looking fairy. Veran will float around the room tossing quick small blue orbs towards Link. Avoid them and try to avoid being touched by Veran as her attacks can be quite damaging. Be a bit conservative and whenever she is in reach, slash away with your sword. Using the spin attack is a good idea to get a stronger attack. If you run low on health, you can defeat the dark link's that are in the room for one recovery heart each. Veran will also stand still and release a large orb just like before, but faster. Avoid the attacks and keep hitting Veran until this form has been defeated.
  • You will be joined by Nayru and Ralph and you'll see a scene of them leaving the Black Tower. However, before you can escape Veran will re-appear and a wallmaster will grab Link, bringing him back to the battle area. Veran will then take on her final metamorphoses state. She will transform into a beetle, bee, and a spider.
  • When Veran is in her beetle form, she will jump up in the air and try to squish Link on her way done, creating a pool of acid in her place. After a couple jumps, Veran will open up her eye. Avoid being hit and slash away at her eye with your sword and she'll change forms.
  • When Veran is in her bee form, she'll quickly move around the room trying to hit Link. She'll occasionally summon bees while also shooting stingers towards you. Quickly move around the room avoiding getting hit whenever possible. Slash away at Veran's head when she is close enough. After enough hits, Veran will transform into one of her other forms.
  • When Veran is in her spider form, she will walk around the room occasionally charging at Link. Veran will also shoot a spider web out of her mouth trying to grab Link. If she does, she'll pound Link on the floor a few times, causing plenty of damage. Veran will use a spider web to climb to the ceiling and then come crashing down on top of Link. The only way to harm Veran in this form is by tossing a bomb near her face. After it explodes you can slash away with your sword for a few seconds. Try your best to avoid Veran, while tossing bombs whenever you get a chance.
  • Veran will go back and forth between these forms, so just keep at it, using the same attacking methods and Veran will eventually be defeated.
  • Congratulations! There are a series of cut-scenes as well as a nice ending for you. That will do it for this questů that is unless you are playing a linked game from Oracle of Seasons, at which then there is still another challenge in Twinrova. Jump over to Chapter 10 for that section.