Twilight Princess Walkthrough – Lanayru Province: Twilight

This chapter covers the normal mode of the HD version of Twilight Princess for the Nintendo Wii U. If you are playing on the Nintendo Wii, check out the Lanayru Province: Twilight – Wii Version.

8.1 Kakariko Village

You will next appear back at Kakariko Village, speaking with Eldin. After a short discussion Renado and the children appear, and Colin can be seen, having regained consciousness. Renado tells Link to go on with his adventure and he will stay to look after the children.

NOTE: The entirety of this section is completely optional. Furthermore, sections 8.2 and 8.3 are also optional. To continue onward with the main quest, journey north of Kakariko Village and head towards the Bridge of Eldin. Skip ahead to section 8.4 for the main quest guide.

Once you regain control of Link, there is a lot that we can now do here in Kakariko Village and elsewhere in the Eldin Province. Now that relations with the Gorons have normalized, Barnes is able to get the material needed for his Bomb Shop. Run to the north end of town and enter the last building on the right to enter Barnes Bombs. Speak with Barnes and since you don’t have a Bomb Bag, he offers a special deal, a bomb bag filled with 30 bombs for the price of 120 rupees. Go ahead and purchase the bomb bag. NOTE: If you don’t have enough rupees, no worries as we will be getting plenty of rupees in this section.

Walk up the nearby stairs inside the shop to reach the second floor. Climb up the nearby ladder and you will reach a familiar outside area from our adventures in the Twilight. Scale this area to reach a Goron that is standing by the town watchtower. Speak to this Goron and he will launch you up to the higher ledge found here. You can enter the house here to find a chest containing a purple rupee. Once collected, head back outside and climb up the ladder to get all the way to the top of the watchtower where Talo can be found.

Speak with Talo and he will want to learn how to use the bow, and this will trigger an archery mini-game of sorts. Link will appear back all the way near the Eldin Spring and will be talking with Malo. Malo has set up a target for Link to hit. It can be found just ahead and is easy to hit. He then causes another to appear, which can be found on top of Malo Mart and is also an easy target. The final hit though, is the pole found all the way atop the watchtower, right next to Talo. As a reward for your great accuracy, Malo will give Link Piece of Heart #9.

There is another goody for us to get with Malo. Go ahead and enter Malo Mart, and you’ll find that he has a new item for sale known as the Hawkeye for 100 rupees. This item can be used almost like a telescope, allowing Link to see in the distance. Furthermore, the item can be combined with the bow, allowing for distant target practice.

Now that we have bombs, we can also combine them with arrows to make bomb-arrows. To do so make sure that the bow is equipped already. Then select the bombs and drag it over where it says bomb and arrow combo in the ZL box. This will combine the items into one.

Look at the south end of town, near the Eldin Spring. If you look towards the entrance to the Kakariko Village and then look all the way up at the top of the area, you will notice there are two boulders. Use bomb arrows to destroy the boulders, revealing a piece of heart. Target the heart piece with the Boomerang to snag Piece of Heart #10.

Just below those boulders, along the path leading to the Kakariko Gorge, there is another boulder nearby. Destroy it with a bomb and run ahead to reach an area that is behind the Eldin Spring. There is a pool of water and at the bottom a treasure chest can be see. Drop down into the water below and use the Iron Boots. Open the treasure chest found here to collect Piece of Heart #11.

There is another heart piece to get in this area, and it is up along the Death Mountain Trail, so head in that direction. When you first enter the area, talk to the first Goron and he’ll launch you up. Run ahead to the next Goron and he offers to launch you up as well. This time however, don’t progress up the main trail. Instead turn to the left and have the Goron can launch you up and reach the high ledge at the west side of the area.

Note: If it is nighttime you will see a floating lantern in this area. Just ignore it for now as we don’t have the ability to do anything with it just yet.

Run northward along this higher ledge and you’ll eventually see a young Goron in the distance. Before going in that area, turn to the left and you’ll find a hole in the wall that you can drop down. Do so and here you will find a treasure chest. Open it up to get Piece of Heart #12. That’s all there is to do here, so return back to Kakariko Village.

8.2 Kakariko Gorge Cavern

Make your way back to the Kakariko Gorge (the area of Hyrule Field that is southwest from Kakariko Village). Jump the gate with Epona, cross the bridge, and then ride over to the south end of the Gorge, where you’ll find a boulder here that can be blown up. Do so and enter the Kakariko Gorge Cavern.

This is one of a few elaborate cave systems found throughout your adventure. There are a pair of rewards for us to collect right now, but there is also a goody that we are not able to collect at the moment and we’ll need to return later in the quest, so you can choose to do it all later, or do part of it now.

The cave is dark so you’ll be tempted to use your lantern, but use it sparingly, as you don’t want to run out of lantern oil. (If you do, a Yellow Chu can be found in this cave, see below.) There are a number of torches that you can light to keep those areas lit. You’ll also need to use the lantern to burn down spiderwebs that are in the way. The cave is filled with skulltulas, rats, and keese. All the enemies are fairly simplistic and can be defeated rather easily.

Here are all the goodies that you can collect and how to get to them. The directions are from the entrance of the cavern, and remember: if you are playing the Wii Version or the Hero Mode on the HD version, these directions will be reversed. The directions are for whenever there is a fork in the path.

Piece of Heart – Right, Right, Left, Right. Light up the two torches to get a treasure chest to appear to find Piece of Heart #13.

Purple Rupee – Right, Right, Right.

Miiverse Stamp of Hylian Letter O – Left, Right.

In addition to the heart piece, Miiverse stamp, and the purple rupee, there is also a Poe Soul to be collected here. However, we do not have the ability to collect it yet, so we will turn here at a later time.

There is also an enemy Yellow Chu. If defeated, the Yellow Chu will leave Yellow Chu Jelly, which can be scooped up in a bottle. Yellow Chu Jelly serves as an alternative to Lantern Oil.

8.3 Bridge of Eldin

Our next destination is the Bridge of Eldin portion of Hyrule Field. You can reach reach the Bridge of Eldin directly from the Kakariko Gorge. There is a pathway along the north portion of the Kakariko Gorge and there are boulders that are blocking the pathway. You can reach these boulders on either side, but blow them up using some bombs and you’ll now be able to use this pathway.

There are four Golden Bugs for us to collect in the portion of Hyrule Field which contains the Bridge of Eldin, and a piece of heart too. The first bug is found at the northwest portion of the field right out in the open. It can be easily spotted at night time, but you should be able to locate it even during the day. Be careful of the enemy Leever that constantly appear from underground. The bug will hop around so you might want to use the Gale Boomerang to bring it over to you. Once you get a chance, grab the Female Grasshopper.

Next we’ll grab the piece of heart. It is located near the entrance to Kakariko Village. Head east, and turn south to see a canyon leading to the north entrance of Kakariko Village. Before heading down it, just to the left, there are a pair of large boulders that can be blown up with a bomb. Do so and then climb up the ledge. Continue up this ramp and then jump across a series of platforms to reach some vines, and climb them.

Run across the bridge to find some more vines across a gap, but before you jump to them, look closely. There is a boulder just above the vines here, so first use a bomb arrow to destroy the boulder and then jump over to the vines. Climb up and head across. If you look down below and to your right (near where you started, but on this side of the canyon), you’ll find a treasure chest. Drop down and run over to it to collect Piece of Heart #14.

From here, drop back down to ground level, and look a little northeast of your current position. If you look closely at your map you’ll see a vertical line which is a small rock wall. The next golden bug can be found just to the west of the short wall. Use your boomerang to grab the Male Grasshopper.

Travel northwards towards the Bridge of Eldin. Right when you enter the bridge area, along the gateway on the right side, you will see a Golden Bug. It is a bit higher up, so use the boomerang to snag the Male Phasmid.

Ride across the Bridge of Eldin, and once you cross it, turn to the right and look up on the higher platform. It’s a bit hard to see during the day, but at nighttime, the golden bug shines bright. Creep as close as you can to the ledge, while still keeping the bug in sight. Use the Gale Boomerang to snag the Female Phasmid.

8.4 Journey to Lanayru

It’s now time to progress towards the Lanayru Province. From the northern side of the Bridge of Eldin where you battled with King Bulblin, continue north and the pathway straight ahead is blocked off by some boulders. Use some bombs to blow up the boulders.

Once the boulders have blown up, a twilight warp portal will appear and it will suck away a portion of the Bridge of Eldin. It will then leave behind a trio of Shadow Beasts. Return to the Bridge of Eldin and defeat the Shadow Beasts. Since you are in human form, instead of Wolf Form, you’ll have to defeat multiple Shadow Beasts at a time by using the spin attack. Simply just hold the sword button down and release.

Jump back up on Epona and ride northward. The pathway here is rather straightforward and there is nothing of interest that we can do. Ride ahead towards the giant wall of Twilight. Walk up to the wall and agree to allow Midna to let you in. Just as before, Midna will grab Link and pull him in, turning him back into a wolf.

As Wolf Link, run ahead and you’ll find a small pouch on the ground that belongs to Ilia. Sniff the pouch and then forget the Youths’ Scent to learn the Scent of Ilia. Now you can use this scent to track Ilia.

The pathway takes you into North Hyrule Field, but since we are in Wolf Link form, there isn’t much to do here at the moment. Just follow the pathway across the field and it will take you all the way to the next area of Hyrule Field. Continue following the scent and it will eventually lead you across a bridge and into Hyrule Castle Town.

8.5 Hyrule Castle Town

Once you enter Castle Town, you can run around to familiarize yourself with the area, but what you mainly want to do is follow the scent of Ilia. It will eventually lead you into Telma’s Bar in South Castle Town. Inside you will find Ilia, along with owner of the Bar, Telma. They are looking over an injured Zora.

Additionally, if you listen to the guards at the back of the bar, you’ll find out about a water problem. The guard’s leader orders them to head to the location that is marked on the map, but the other guards pretend not to understand. Examine the map on the table next to them yourself and a mark will be copied to your map. Exit Telma’s Bar and then exit Castle Town from the way that you came in.

8.6 Lake Hylia

Our next destination is the mark that is now on your map. Travel to the west and you will come across the Great Bridge of Hylia, which extends over Lake Hylia. Run onto the bridge and as you approach the center of the bridge, Midna will comment that something on the bridge smells funny. Some black substance is coating the bridge, which turns out to be flammable, as the shadow bulblin archer will shoot fire arrows, lighting the bridge on fire. Quickly push one of the crates against the wall and then climb up. Leap off the bridge to drop all the way down into Lake Hylia.

You can listen to some of the Zora around and you’ll find that the massive water shortage has something to do with problems at Zora’s Domain. Run to the west side of the Lake and listen to the clown like character known as Fyer. He expresses his concerns and then spots an enemy monster nearby.

Run over to the Shadow Bulblin, and as you draw near the Bulblin will pick a piece of grass and summon a giant Shadow Kargarok. This is no ordinary Kargarok and is actually somewhat of a mini-boss known as a Twilit Carrier Kargarok. The Shadow Bulblin will jump on its back and begin to fly around. Avoid its attacks and when the Kargarok sweeps down, jump and attack. After enough hits the bulblin will drop to the floor and you can defeat it at the ground level.

After defeating the enemy, Midna will jump on top of the Kargarok and will snatch up Wolf Link. The Kargarok will fly up Zora’s River and you’ll control the massive bird. Use the controller to aim the direction that the Kargarok is flying, and then press A to dash ahead. There are some obstacles along the way and this part can be rather annoying. I would advise not using the dash and just slowly make your way up through the area. It just takes a bit of patience and you’ll eventually get it.

Once you reach the end of the river you’ll come across a new region known as the Upper Zora’s River. Once you arrive, you can drop down to the ground level below where the dried up river can be found. If you glance ahead you can actually see some snow. Head in that direction to reach the next area, Zora’s Domain.

8.7 Zora's Domain

The waterfall ahead is completely frozen, preventing water from flowing down. Run ahead to the frozen waterfall and talk to Midna. You can use Midna to make some large jumps as you scale the frozen waterfall. The pathway is rather linear, so just make a number of Midna-assisted jumps to reach the top of the waterfall and then progress onward to the next area.

Once you arrive, you’ll meet up with three shadow beasts. Defeat the beasts and another warp portal will appear. If you use your senses and look beneath the frozen ice, you will see a number of Zoras frozen down below. Midna suggests that Link needs to find a way to thaw out the Zoras.

Speak to Midna and tell her that you’d like to warp. Choose the Death Mountain warp portal. If you recall earlier, a massive flaming rock spike dropped and landed right at the entrance of Death Mountain. Go and examine that massive boulder and then have Midna warp that boulder back over to Zora’s Domain.

The rock spike will crash down through the frozen ice, immediately thawing out the entire Zora’s Domain, causing the water to rapidly flow out of the area, thawing the waterfall as well. Try to leave the area, heading back to the waterfall and you will be confronted by the voice of the former Zora Queen, Rutela. She mentions that she sent her son to Castle Town to send warning to Princess Zelda of what was happening. Queen Rutela asks Link to rescue her son, Prince Ralis.

Return to the area with the massive waterfall, and the flow of the water will quickly send you in the direction of the Upper Zora’s River. Wolf Link will flow down the river all the way back to Lake Hylia and he will conveniently appear just outside the cave where the Spirit Lanayru is located. Go ahead and enter the cave.

8.8 Tears of Light

Just like in the previous two regions, you will hear the Spirit of Light, Lanayru. You will be given the Vessel of Light and tasked with the mission of collecting all of the Tears of Light.

Exit the cave and you’ll see the first shadow insect crawl up the wooden bridge. Follow it upwards and use your senses to defeat it and collect Tear of Light #1.

Run to the west and another warp portal will appear with three shadows beasts dropping from the portal. Per usual, use Wolf Link’s charged attack to defeat the enemies. Just on a higher ledge to the west you will find the second shadow insect. This insect will burrow underground when you draw near, so you will need to dig it out. Defeat the enemy to get Tear of Light #2.

If you glance at the map, you’ll find a third tear that can be found here at Lake Hylia, but it is all the way at the other end of the Lake. Jump in the water and swim all the way over to the insect. Use your senses to defeat the insect and collect Tear of Light #3.

Just near this insect, there is a piece of grass that you would ordinarily be able to blow into. Talk to Midna and she says that you should still be able to howl instead. Howl the pattern that appears on the screen and it will summon the Twilit Carrier Kargarok, once again grabbing Wolf Link and taking him up to Zora’s River.

This time through Zora’s River, if you glance at your map, you will find that there are three shadow insects. Fly just as you did before, but once you are close enough to a shadow insect, target the insect and then press A to dash into it. The Kargarok will immediately defeat the insect and will automatically collect the Tear of Light. Make your way through Zora’s River, collecting Tears of Light #4, #5, and #6.

Once you arrive at Upper Zora’s River, walk over and listen to the woman found here, triggering the shadow insect to crawl out from underneath the wooden platform. Defeat the insect and collect Tear of Light #7.

Walk over to the north portion of this area and you will find a howling stone. You should be familiar with howling stones by now as we encountered our first one in Chapter 5. Go ahead and howl this haunting and possibly familiar tune to unlock another Golden Wolf location in Hyrule Field, just outside the entrance that we have used to Castle Town.

Back at Upper Zora’s River, walk to the west and you’ll find two Zoras. Listen to them and you’ll find they are in search of Prince Ralis. Jump in the water after them and swim to the next area where you will appear back at North Hyrule Field.

If you glance at your map and zoom specifically to the Castle Town region, you’ll find that there is actually an insect in this area. Make your way back to Castle Town and then travel all the way to just outside of Telma’s Bar. On your way you will once more encounter three shadow beasts and unlock another warp portal, near where the Golden Wolf is (which will have to wait, because you do not have sword in hand. We’ll be back.)

Once you finally make it to Telma’s Bar, use your senses and you will find the shadow insect hidden behind the crates. Break the crates and defeat the insect to collect Tear of Light #8.

The remaining Tears of Light are back at Zora’s Domain, so use Midna to warp up to the top of Zora’s Domain. In the area right where you warp, look at your map and you’ll see that a shadow insect is found near the entrance of this area. It is higher up on the wall and you can get the insect by first dashing into the wall, causing the insect to fly around. Defeat it to collect Tear of Light #9.

Make your way over to Zora’s Waterfall and jump down to the lower area. At the very center of this area, there are a number of lilypads that you can jump on, with a shadow insect right in the middle. Defeat it to get Tear of Light #10.

There is one more shadow insect found at the east side of the room. Swim on over and the shadow insect will burrow underground. Dig it up and defeat it to collect Tear of Light #11.

After getting the first 11 Tears of Light, a 12th location will then appear on your map back at Lake Hylia. Warp on over and then make your way over to the location on the map. Use your senses and you will meet up with the Twilit Bloat, a giant shadow insect.

The massive insect will fly around and occasionally swoop down towards Wolf Link. Side step the attack and when there is an opening, jump and attack the insect. The Twilit Bloat will then rapidly move along the water and will swim right over the platform you are on. Jump into the water or to an adjacent platform to avoid the attack. Repeat this process several times until the Twilit Bloat comes crashing down to the water with its body laying upside down.

Jump onto the Twilight Bloat and hold B to create a charged attack to target all of the legs on the enemy, delivering a finishing blow.

With the Vessel of Light complete, you will be warped over to the Lanayru Spring and you will meet up with the Light Spirit. This is actually a rather lengthy and somewhat disturbing cut-scene giving some backstory about the Fused Shadow and the history of Hyrule. Lanayru will tell you that the dark power that you seek lies at the bottom of Lake Hylia within the Lakebed Temple.

There is still quite a bit we need to do before entering the Lakebed Temple, along with a TON of optional material for us to collect, and that will be covered in the next chapter.

  • HELP ME

    Can someone help me I played the how mingame with talo but it game me a yellow reepee unsted of heart piece

    • Terran Shaw

      I will help you… You need to do it in under 1 minute

  • Mike E

    Lol…the howling stone at the lake is STRAIGHT out of an Ocarina of Time tune. Like so many others. It’s awesome 🙂

  • Terran Shaw

    (Clears throat) attention all commenters I am accepting that the only way to kill the big bug is read the walk through and repeat exactly what it tells you … I haven’t played it much mostly because I am scared of hyrule field’s night time!

  • Keldroc

    You have west and east reversed in this guide for the Wii U version. The male grasshopper is to the east (right) of the stone ramp and the female grasshopper is in the upper left (northwest) of the map. The west/east mixup is throughout the entire guide. The Wii U version uses the Gamecube map, not the horizontally flipped Wii map.

    • Thortok

      They are updating the chapters in order. Each chapter that has been updated will say so at the top of the page. They’re also updating the pictures, so if you see Wii-version pictures, you’re looking at the Wii-verson of the walkthrough. This is the next chapter that will be updated.

  • Alisha A

    how do i make bomb arrows in the wii u version???

  • Daniel Dominguez

    They are updating as they go. It even states at the beginning of the guide. If it bothers you so much you can look at the gamecube version of this guide.

  • AshBash

    Thank you for taking the time to update the guide. This is my first time playing this game but I’ve used your guides in the past for numerous other Zelda games and I’m always happy with the info I get here. I looked other places on the Web I can’t find anyone else doing a fully updated guide. It’s actually pretty cool, I don’t know how many other people are following along but it’s like we’re all playing together. Well I hope the next chapter will be up soon I just finished the mines!

    • Link

      Too bad it’s not…

      • Thortok

        The chapters previous to this one have been. This one is next. Have patience.

        • Link

          It’s all good! Just gonna have to slow down a bit and wait for you guys to finish the walk through! Appreciate the page!

        • Link

          How long do you think it’s gonna take to finish the whole walk through?

          • Thortok

            No idea. They’ve been averaging about a chapter a day.

  • Thortok

    Here is a corrections thread for the Wii version to help it convert to the HD version. When it is updated, I’ll make another thread to proofread the HD version. If you do not want to see these corrections, simply collapse this thread!

    • Thortok

      The next two items we can get are at Malo Mart and at Barnes bomb shop but they cost a total of 120 rupees. You should be close to that amount now if you’ve gotten all the treasure chests in the dungeons that we’ve been too as well as the few overworld treasure chests. There is also a treasure in the graveyard that we can get right now. Go to the graveyard and the second grave on your right can be pulled back. Do so and it will reveal a yellow rupee. Now go to the back of the graveyard, just before you climb the small step. There are two torches nearby. Light both torches and open the treasure chest that appears to get a purple rupee.

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      The next two items we can get are at Malo Mart and at Barnes bomb shop but they cost a total of 120 rupees. You should be close to that amount now if you’ve gotten all the treasure chests in the dungeons that we’ve been to as well as the few overworld treasure chests.

      (These rupees are already mentioned in the HD walkthrough.)

    • Thortok

      With these extra rupees, walk back to Kakariko Village and enter into Malo Mart. You’ll see there is a new item up for sale, the hawkeye. It costs 100 rupees and it basically acts as telescope that allows Link to see things in the distance. Combine it with the bow and arrow and you’ll get some amazing accuracy from quite a distance. Leave Malo Mart and you can enter into the building next door. If you walk over to the fireplace in the next room, Link will once again encounter the Postman in one of his strange appearances.

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      With these extra rupees, walk back to Kakariko Village and enter into Malo Mart. You’ll see there is a new item up for sale, the hawkeye. It costs 100 rupees and it basically acts as telescope that allows Link to see things in the distance. Combine it with the bow and arrow and you’ll get some amazing accuracy from quite a distance. To do this, first assign your bow to a button. Then drag the Hawkeye to the ZL button on your inventory screen (as you’re dragging the words Bow & Arrow Combo will appear). You use the bow with the button you’ve assigned it to, and can switch between modes by hitting ZR.

      (The postman was already mentioned in the HD version.)

    • Thortok

      With your new items at your disposal, there are a few more heart pieces to get in the village. Walk towards the Eldin spring and right by the path that leads to Hyrule Field, you’ll see a large boulder in the wall. Use a bomb to blow up the boulder, revealing a cave. Walk inside the cave and continue through the tunnel to the south. You’ll appear at the top of a ledge with the spring just below. This area of the spring however, was previous inaccessible. Jump down and then use the iron boots in the center of the area. Open the chest that is at the bottom of the spring to get a piece of heart. Remove the iron boots and swim back up.

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      With your new items at your disposal, there are a few more heart pieces to get in the village. Walk towards the Eldin spring and right by the path that leads to Hyrule Field, you’ll see a large boulder in the wall. Use a bomb to blow up the boulder, revealing a cave. Walk inside the cave and continue through the tunnel to the south. You’ll appear at the top of a ledge with the spring just below. This area of the spring however, was previously inaccessible. Jump down and then use the iron boots in the center of the area. Open the chest that is at the bottom of the spring to get a piece of heart. Remove the iron boots and swim back up.

    • Thortok

      Return to where you just blew up the boulder and back away a bit towards the center of town. If you look up top above the hole you made, you’ll see two large rocks. Use the arrows and combine them with your bombs to create bomb arrows. Just select the arrows, move over to the bombs and press Z. With the boulders crumbled to pieces, a heart piece can be seen in the distance. Equip the gale boomerang and toss it over to get the heart piece.

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      Return to where you just blew up the boulder and back away a bit towards the center of town. If you look up top above the hole you made, you’ll see two large rocks. Use the arrows and combine them with your bombs to create bomb arrows. Like the Hawkeye, equip your bow first, then drag bombs to the ZL/Combo section of the inventory. With the boulders crumbled to pieces, a heart piece can be seen in the distance. Equip the gale boomerang and toss it over to get the heart piece.

    • Thortok

      Ride forward and you should be getting some letters from the postman. After reading them, you’ll notice there is a long ramp along the left side and at the bottom of it, there is a pair of large boulders. Use the bombs to blow the rocks up and then climb the ramp.

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      Ride forward and you should be getting some letters from the postman. After reading them, you’ll notice there is a long ramp along the right side and at the bottom of it, there is a pair of large boulders. Use the bombs to blow the rocks up and then climb the ramp.

    • Thortok

      Jump down to the ground level and walk northward just past the ramp we used. You’ll bump into some leevers from underground. Slash at them with your sword if they become bothersome. Most the time, you can just ignore the leevers, since they seem hesitant to attack Link. Immediately turn westward and you should see a male gold grasshopper jumping around. This golden bug could be a bit tricky to catch, so using your boomerang is not a bad idea.

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      Jump down to the ground level and walk northward just past the ramp we used. You’ll bump into some leevers from underground. Slash at them with your sword if they become bothersome. Most the time, you can just ignore the leevers, since they seem hesitant to attack Link. Immediately turn eastward and you should see a male gold grasshopper jumping around. This golden bug could be a bit tricky to catch, so using your boomerang is not a bad idea. You can also approach him slowly and he will be less likely to run away.

    • Thortok

      Jump back on Epona and ride to the northeast corner of the field. Near the far corner, you’ll bump into several more leevers. In this same area, you’ll find the female grasshopper. Like its male counterpart, it is a bit tricky to catch so you’ll either have to walk slowly up to it or simply use you boomerang.

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      Jump back on Epona and ride to the northwest corner of the field. Near the far corner, you’ll bump into several more leevers. In this same area, you’ll find the female grasshopper. Like its male counterpart, it is a bit tricky to catch so you’ll either have to walk slowly up to it or simply use you boomerang.

    • Thortok

      Mount on top of Epona once again and now ride on over to the Bridge of Eldin at the northwest corner of the map. Right as you are entering the bridge, take a look at the wall on the left and you’ll see yet another golden bug. Use the boomerang to knock it down and bring it towards you. Then pick up the male phasmid.

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      Mount on top of Epona once again and now ride on over to the Bridge of Eldin at the northeast corner of the map. Right as you are entering the bridge, take a look at the wall on the right and you’ll see yet another golden bug. Use the boomerang to knock it down and bring it towards you. Then pick up the male phasmid.

    • Thortok

      Hop on top of Epona yet again and ride northward. Once you cross the bridge jump off and use a bomb to explode the boulder. A good amount of rupees are left for you so grab them. From the wreckage look directly to the west and up a bit and you should spot another golden bug on the wall. Toss the boomerang over and catch the female phasmid.

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      Hop on top of Epona yet again and ride northward. Once you cross the bridge jump off and use a bomb to explode the single boulder to your right. A good amount of rupees are left for you so grab them. From the wreckage look directly to the east and up a bit and you should spot another golden bug on the wall. Toss the boomerang over and catch the female phasmid.

    • Thortok

      Run northward and you’ll see a set of three boulders blocking the way towards Lanayru Province. Use your bombs to blow them up and this will trigger a portal to appear in the sky. The middle portion of the Bridge of Eldin will be pulled into the sky and three shadow beasts appear. Run on over and the first thing you might think to yourself, wait a second, I’m not wolf Link. No problem. Defeat one of the shadow beasts normally and then wait for the other two to be near each other and use the spin attack. The beasts will be taken into the sky and a warp portal is left open.

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      Run northward and you’ll see a set of three boulders blocking the way towards Lanayru Province. Use your bombs to blow them up and this will trigger a portal to appear in the sky. The middle portion of the Bridge of Eldin will be pulled into the sky and three shadow beasts appear. Run on over and the first thing you might think to yourself is, wait a second, I’m not wolf Link. No problem. Defeat one of the shadow beasts normally and then wait for the other two to be near each other and use the spin attack. The beasts will be taken into the sky and a warp portal is left open.

    • Thortok

      After the switch over to wolf Link, dash eastward either avoiding or defeating the keese that are flying around. You’ll come to find an item on the ground. Take a sniff of it to realize that it belongs to Ilia. Choose to forget the Youths’ scent and learn the Scent of Ilia. Much like before, just use your senses to follow the scent of Ilia. You’ll eventually come into view of Hyrule Castle and Midna will point this out to you. Follow the scent of Ilia through the north portion of Hyrule Field and you’ll eventually head on over to the eastern portion of the field. From here, continue following the path, avoiding the variety of the enemies until it leads into the Hyrule Castle town.

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      After the switch over to wolf Link, dash westward either avoiding or defeating the keese that are flying around. You’ll come to find an item on the ground. Take a sniff of it to realize that it belongs to Ilia. Choose to forget the Youths’ scent and learn the Scent of Ilia. Much like before, just use your senses to follow the scent of Ilia. You’ll eventually come into view of Hyrule Castle and Midna will point this out to you. Follow the scent of Ilia through the north portion of Hyrule Field and you’ll eventually head on over to the western portion of the field. From here, continue following the path, avoiding the variety of the enemies until it leads into the Hyrule Castle town.

    • Thortok

      It is a good idea to run around town, using your senses to talk to the various spirit people walking around. You’ll here about a Zora child and Telma’s bar. We’ll soon find out more information about this. The spirits in the center of town near the fountain will mention problems occurring at Lake Hylia to the east. Resume your trace of the scent of Ilia and it will lead you to the west side of town into the Medical Clinic. Your not able to enter this building as of yet so follow the scent as it leaves the building and it will go to the southern part of town.

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      It is a good idea to run around town, using your senses to listen to the various spirit people walking around. You’ll hear about a Zora child and Telma’s bar. We’ll soon find out more information about this. The spirits in the center of town near the fountain will mention problems occurring at Lake Hylia to the west. Resume your trace of the scent of Ilia and it will lead you to the east side of town into the Medical Clinic. You’re not able to enter this building as of yet so follow the scent as it leaves the building and it will go to the southern part of town.

    • Thortok

      Continue following the scent of Ilia and it will lead to Telma’s Bar, where the door is left open for Link to enter. Use your senses and you’ll find Ilia speaking with the bar owner Telma. There is a child of the Zora tribe lying at in inch of its breath. They mention some sort of incident that occurred. Walk over to the northwest part of the room and listen in on the soldier’s discussion. Take a look at the map that is on the table and a red dot will appear in the Lake Hylia region. Ilia seems to be able to care for herself right now, so let’s head over to the red dot we saw on the map. Leave the bar and then leave Hyrule Castle town through the same way we came in at the east gate.

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      Continue following the scent of Ilia and it will lead to Telma’s Bar, where the door is left open for Link to enter. Use your senses and you’ll find Ilia speaking with the bar owner Telma. There is a child of the Zora tribe lying at in inch of its breath. They mention some sort of incident that occurred. Walk over to the northeast part of the room and listen in on the soldier’s discussion. Take a look at the map that is on the table and a red dot will appear in the Lake Hylia region. Ilia seems to be able to care for herself right now, so let’s head over to the red dot we saw on the map. Leave the bar and then leave Hyrule Castle town through the same way we came in at the west gate.

    • Thortok

      Cross the bridge and head all the way east through Hyrule Field. Continue through the eastern passage defeating a few enemies as you go. The route to the north is blocked off by boulders so continue heading eastward. You reach a fork in the road with a sign. Take the right path and you’ll come to the Great Bridge of Hylia. It extends over Lake Hylia which is currently dried up.

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      Cross the bridge and head all the way west through Hyrule Field. Continue through the western passage defeating a few enemies as you go. The route to the north is blocked off by boulders so continue heading westward. You reach a fork in the road with a sign. Take the left path and you’ll come to the Great Bridge of Hylia. It extends over Lake Hylia which is currently dried up.

    • Thortok

      A scene of Lake Hylia plays and Link will fall into what’s left of the lake. You can walk around and talk to the Zoras that are nearby as well as a shop owner at the southeast part of the dried up lake. The shop owners name is Fyer and he will spot an enemy, causing him to curl up.

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      A scene of Lake Hylia plays and Link will fall into what’s left of the lake. You can walk around and listen to the Zoras that are nearby as well as a shop owner at the southwest part of the dried up lake. The shop owners name is Fyer and he will spot an enemy, causing him to curl up.

    • Thortok

      You’ll now take control of the shadow kargarok. Use the Wii remote to direct the shadow bird. Pressing A will dash forward, much like when you control wolf Link. The falling rocks and walls on the sides are deadly if you touch them so try to avoid them at all costs. Keep the shadow creature as high as possible at all times as you navigate upstream. It really looks a lot harder than it really is. You’ll eventually reach an open area. At this point fly to the top towards the bright light.

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      You’ll now take control of the shadow kargarok. Use your control stick to direct the shadow bird. Pressing A will dash forward, much like when you control wolf Link. The falling rocks and walls on the sides are deadly if you touch them so try to avoid them at all costs. Keep the shadow creature as high as possible at all times as you navigate upstream. It looks a lot harder than it really is. You’ll eventually reach an open area. At this point fly to the top towards the bright light.

    • I’m completely re-writing, not just editing the Wii version. Also re-ordering some things.

      • Thortok

        Alright, sorry, just getting impatient lol

  • Vyse

    It would be nice if the ads were safe for work. Will have to leave ad block on for now.

    • Can you clarify. If there is something inappropriate, please let me know. I have blacklisted a lot of sketchy ads.

      • Vyse

        Here are screenshots. I know these are not terrible, but it would be awkward if my supervisor saw that.

  • Thortok

    Alright, corrections thread time!

    • Thortok

      Just outsides of Barnes Bombs, speak to the Goron and he will curl into a ball, launching you up on top of the bomb shop. Scale this area to reach another Goron that is standing by the town watchtower. Speak to this Goron and he will launch you up to the higher ledge found here. From there, climb up the ladder to get all the way to the top of the watchtower where Talo can be found.

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      Just outside of Barnes Bombs, speak to the Goron and he will curl into a ball, launching you up on top of the bomb shop. Scale this area to reach another Goron that is standing by the town watchtower. Speak to this Goron and he will launch you up to the higher ledge found here. From there, climb up the ladder to get all the way to the top of the watchtower where Talo can be found.

      (You’re already inside the bomb shop, you can climb up the stairs and then a ladder to head outside so you don’t have to use the first Goron. Also, after the second Goron, there’s 50 rupees in a chest right inside that door.)

    • Thortok

      Speak with Talo and he will want to learn how to use the bow, and this will trigger an archery mini-game of sorts. Link will appear back all the way near the Eldin Spring and will be talking with Malo. Malo has setup two targets for Link to hit. The first one can be found just ahead and is easy to hit. The next target can be found on top of Malo Mart and is also an easy target. The final hit though, is the poll found all the way atop the watchtower, right next to Malo. It might take a few tries, but hit the poll. As a reward for your great accuracy, Malo will give Link Piece of Heart #9.

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      Speak with Talo and he will want to learn how to use the bow, and this will trigger an archery mini-game of sorts. Link will appear back all the way near the Eldin Spring and will be talking with Malo. Malo has set up a target for Link to hit. It can be found just ahead and is easy to hit. He then causes another to appear, which can be found on top of Malo Mart and is also an easy target. The final hit though, is the pole found all the way atop the watchtower, right next to Malo. It might take a few tries, but hit the pole. As a reward for your great accuracy, Malo will give Link Piece of Heart #9.

      (As a side note, I saved right before this part and did it about five times. I never missed the pole once. Maybe because it’s easier to aim in HD resolution so you know your crosshair is right on the pole, or maybe they made it easier. So I’d personally take out the part about it taking a few tries.)

    • Thortok

      Make your way back to the Kakariko Gorge. If you ride over to the south end of the Gorge, you’ll find a boulder here can be blown up. Do so and enter the Kakariko Gorge Cavern.

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      Make your way back to the Kakariko Gorge. Jump the gate with Epona, cross the bridge, and then ride over to the south end of the Gorge, where you’ll find a boulder here that can be blown up. Do so and enter the Kakariko Gorge Cavern.

      • Link

        Completely threw me off on where to go to find this Kakariko Gorge, possible to add photo of the map?

        • Thortok

          Kakariko Gorge is an area within Hyrule Field where you teleported the bridge to in order to get to Kakariko Village. You get there by exiting southwest from Kakariko Village. Once you’re there, my directions should get you to the correct boulder.

    • Thortok

      This is one a few elaborate cave systems found throughout the area. There are a pair of rewards for us to collect right now, but there is also a goody that we are not able to collect at the moment and we’ll need to return later in the quest, so you can choose to do it all later, or do part of it now.

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      This is one a few elaborate cave systems found throughout your adventure. There are a pair of rewards for us to collect right now, but there is also a goody that we are not able to collect at the moment and we’ll need to return later in the quest, so you can choose to do it all later, or do part of it now.

    • Thortok

      The cave is dark so you use your lantern, but use it sparingly, as you don’t want to run out of lantern oil. There are a number of torches that you can light to keep those areas lit. You’ll also need to use the lantern to burn down spider webs that are in the way. The cave is filled with skulltulas, rats, and keese. All the enemies are fairly simplistic and can be defeated rather easily.

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      The cave is dark so you’ll be tempted to use your lantern, but use it sparingly, as you don’t want to run out of lantern oil. (If you do, a Yellow Chu can be found in this cave, see below.) There are a number of torches that you can light to keep those areas lit. You’ll also need to use the lantern to burn down spider webs that are in the way. The cave is filled with skulltulas, rats, and keese. All the enemies are fairly simplistic and can be defeated rather easily.

    • Thortok

      Here are all the goodies that you can collect and how to get to them. The directions are from the entrance of the cavern, and remember. If you are playing the Wii Version or if you are playing the Hero Mode on the HD version, these directions will be reversed. The directions are for whenever there is a fork in the path.

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      Here are all the goodies that you can collect and how to get to them. The directions are from the entrance of the cavern, and remember: if you are playing the Wii Version or the Hero Mode on the HD version, these directions will be reversed. The directions are for whenever there is a fork in the path.

    • Thortok

      Miiverse Stamp of Hylian Letter O – Left, Right

      ~

      Miiverse Stamp of Hylian Letter O – Left, Right.

      (Missing the period on that one.)

      Also you haven’t uploaded pictures for this section yet, so here in case you need them (One is unedited in case you want to label it some other way):

    • Thortok

      There is a heart piece to get in this area and is located near the entrance to Kakariko Village. Once you enter this portion of Hyrule Field from Kakariko Village, ride ahead until just before you reach the open the field. Just to the right, there are a pair of large boulders that can be blown up with bomb. Do so and then climb up the ledge. Run up this ramp that extends northward and then jump across a series of platforms to reach some vines. Climb the vines and then run across the bridge to find some more vines.

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      There is a heart piece to get in this area and it is located near the entrance to Kakariko Village. Head east, and turn south to see a canyon leading to the north entrance of Kakariko Village. Before heading down it, just to the left, there are a pair of large boulders that can be blown up with bomb. Do so and then climb up the ledge. Run up this ramp that extends northward and then jump across a series of platforms to reach some vines. Climb the vines and then run across the bridge to find some more vines.

      (The paragraph that should follow this is out of sequence and needs to be put after the preceding paragraph. It too has corrections.)

      There is a boulder just above the vines here, so use the bomb arrows to destroy the boulder and then jump over to the vines. Climb up and jump ff the ledge to the right. If you look down below you’ll find a treasure chest. Drop down and run over to it to collect Piece of Heart #14.

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      There is a boulder just above the vines here, so use a bomb arrow to destroy the boulder and then jump over to the vines. Climb up and head across. If you look down below and to your right (near where you started, but on this side of the canyon), you’ll find a treasure chest. Drop down and run over to it to collect Piece of Heart #14.

    • Thortok

      There are four Golden Bugs for us to collect in this portion of Hyrule Field, along with the Bridge of Eldin. The first one is found at the northwest portion of the field right out in the open. It can be easily spotted at night time, but you should be able to get a look even during the day. Be careful of the enemy Leever that constantly appear from underground. The bug will hop around so you might want to use the Gale Boomerang to bring it over to you. Once you get a chance, grab the Female Grasshopper.

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      There are four Golden Bugs for us to collect in the portion of Hyrule Field which contains the Bridge of Eldin. The first one is found at the northwest portion of the field right out in the open. It can be easily spotted at night time, but you should be able to locate it even during the day. Be careful of the enemy Leever that constantly appear from underground. The bug will hop around so you might want to use the Gale Boomerang to bring it over to you. Once you get a chance, grab the Female Grasshopper.

    • Thortok

      From right where you come out of Kakariko Village, ride ahead and once you reach the opening of the field, turn to the right. Run ahead and on the map you’ll see a vertical line which is a small rock wall. The bug can be found just to the west of the short wall. Use your boomerang to grab the Male Grasshopper.

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      Head back to where you got the last piece of heart, near the entrance to Kakariko Village to the southeast. Keep going a little east past the canyon leading to Kakariko Village, and if you look closely at your map you’ll see a vertical line which is a small rock wall. The bug can be found just to the west of the short wall. Use your boomerang to grab the Male Grasshopper.

      (Since this is close to the piece of heart, I would change the order to female grasshopper, male grasshopper, piece of heart, personally, and reword the directions to match. Getting the piece of heart, then crossing the field to the female, then crossing it back to the male, is a little bit of back and forth you don’t need.)

    • Thortok

      It’s now time to progress towards the Lanayru Province. Travel north of Kakariko Village and ride over to the Bridge of Eldin where you battled with King Bulblin. Ride across the bridge and the pathway straight ahead is blocked off by some boulders. Use some bombs to blowup the boulders.

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      I know this is the part where people skipping the optional stuff jump to, but if you’re following the optional stuff, you’ve already crossed the Bridge of Eldin so this seems repetitive.

    • Thortok

      Once hte boulders have blown up, a twilight warp portal will appear and it will suck away a portion of the Bridge of Eldin. It will then leave behind a trio of Shadow Beasts. Return to the Bridge of Eldin and defeat the Shadow Beasts. Since you are in human form, instead of Wolf Form, you’ll have to defeat multiple Shadow Beasts at a time by using the spin attack. Simply just hold the sword button down and release.

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      Once the boulders have blown up, a twilight warp portal will appear and it will suck away a portion of the Bridge of Eldin. It will then leave behind a trio of Shadow Beasts. Return to the Bridge of Eldin and defeat the Shadow Beasts. Since you are in human form, instead of Wolf Form, you’ll have to defeat multiple Shadow Beasts at a time by using the spin attack. Simply just hold the sword button down and release.

    • Thortok

      Jump back up on Epona and ride northward. The pathway here is rather straight forward and there is nothing of interest that we can do. Ride ahead towards the giant wall of Twilight. Walk up to the wall and agree to allow Midna to let you in. Just as before, Midna will grab Link and pull him in, turning him back into a wolf.

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      Jump back up on Epona and ride northward. The pathway here is rather straightforward and there is nothing of interest that we can do. Ride ahead towards the giant wall of Twilight. Walk up to the wall and agree to allow Midna to let you in. Just as before, Midna will grab Link and pull him in, turning him back into a wolf.

    • Thortok

      As Wolf Link, run ahead and you’ll find a small pouch on the floor that belongs to Ilia. Sniff the pouch and then forget Youths’ Scent to learn the Scent of Ilia. Now you can use your sense to follow the scent of Ilia.

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      As Wolf Link, run ahead and you’ll find a small pouch on the ground that belongs to Ilia. Sniff the pouch and then forget the Youths’ Scent to learn the Scent of Ilia. Now you can use this scent to track Ilia.

    • Thortok

      The pathway takes you into North Hyrule Field, but since we are in Wolf Link form, there isn’t much to do here at the moment. Just follow the pathway across the field and it will take you all the way to the next area of Hyrule Field. Continue following the scent it will eventually lead you across a bridge and into Hyrule Castle Town.

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      The pathway takes you into North Hyrule Field, but since we are in Wolf Link form, there isn’t much to do here at the moment. Just follow the pathway across the field and it will take you all the way to the next area of Hyrule Field. Continue following the scent it will eventually lead you across a bridge and into Hyrule Castle Town.

    • Thortok

      In addition to the heart piece, Miiverse stamp, and the purple rupee, there is also a Poe Soul to be collected here. However, we do not have the ability yet, so we will turn here at a later time.

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      In addition to the heart piece, Miiverse stamp, and the purple rupee, there is also a Poe Soul to be collected here. However, we do not have the ability to collect it yet, so we will return here at a later time.

    • Thortok

      Also, in section 1, you note (twice) that if they don’t have enough rupees, you’ll be getting some in a moment. The next time you mention getting rupees is 50 in the cave. Several of the next things require bombs, which you would had to have purchased anyway, including the cave. So the only real optional thing here is the hawkeye. And especially if you grab that chest of 50 rupees on the way to start the archery piece of heart, you’ll have plenty anyway from following this walkthrough. I had plenty enough to buy both bombs and hawkeye right away (and enough to by the hylian shield earlier.) So I would consider taking those ‘notes’ out.

    • Thortok

      8.5
      Once you enter Castle Town, you can run around to familiarize yourself with the area, but what you mainly want to do is follow the scent of Ilia. It will eventually lead you into Telma’s Bar in South Castle Town. Inside you will find Ilia, along with owner of the Bar, Telma. They are looking over an injured Zora.

      Additionally, if you listen to the guards at the back of the bar, you’ll find out about a water problem. The guard’s leader orders them to head to the location that is marked on the map, but the other guards pretend not to understand. Examine the map on the table next to them yourself and a mark will be copied to your map. Exit Telma’s Bar and then exit Castle Town from the way that you came in.

    • Thortok

      8.6 Lake Hylia

      Our next destination is the mark that is now on your map. Travel to the west and you will come across the Great Bridge of Hylia, which extends over Lake Hylia. Run onto the bridge and as you approach the center of the bridge, Midna will comment that something on the bridge smells funny. Some black substance is coating the bridge, which turns out to be flammable, as the shadow bulblin archer will shoot fire arrows, lighting the bridge on fire. Quickly push one of the crates against the wall and then climb up. Leap off the bridge to drop all the way down into Lake Hylia.

      You can listen to some of the Zora around and you’ll find that the massive water shortage has something to do with problems at Zora’s Domain. Run to the west side of the Lake and listen to the clown like character known as Fyer. He expresses his concerns and then spots an enemy monster nearby.

      Run over to the Shadow Bulblin, and as you draw near the Bulblin will pick a piece of grass and summon a giant Shadow Kargarok. This is no ordinary Kargarok and is actually somewhat of a mini-boss known as a Twilit Carrier Kargarok. The Shadow Bulblin will jump on its back and begin to fly around. Avoid its attacks and when the Kargarok sweeps down, jump and attack. After enough hits the bulblin will drop to the floor and you can defeat it at the ground level.

      After defeating the enemy, Midna will jump on top of the Kargarok and will snatch up Wolf Link. The Kargarok will fly up Zora’s River and you’ll control the massive bird. Use the controller to aim the direction that the Kargarok is flying, and then press A to dash ahead. There are some obstacles along the way and this part can be rather annoying. I would advise not using the dash and just slowly make your way up through the area. It just takes a bit of patience and you’ll eventually get it.

      Once you reach the end of the river you’ll come across a new region known as the Upper Zora’s River. Once you arrive, you can drop down to the ground level below where the dried up river can be found. If you glance ahead you can actually see some snow. Head in that direction to reach the next area, Zora’s Domain.

    • Thortok

      8.7 Zora’s Domain

      The waterfall ahead is completely frozen, preventing water from flowing down. Run ahead to the frozen waterfall and talk to Midna. You can use Midna to make some large jumps as you scale the frozen waterfall. The pathway is rather linear, so just make a number of Midna jump to reach the top of the waterfall and then progress onward to the next area.

      Once you arrive, you’ll meet up with three shadow beasts. Defeat the beasts and a another warp portal will appear. If you use your senses and look beneath the frozen ice, you will see a number of Zoras frozen down below. Midna suggests that Link needs to find a way to thaw out the Zoras.

      Speak to Midna and tell her that you’d like to warp. Choose the Death Mountain warp portal. If you recall earlier, a massive flaming rock spike dropped and landed right at the entrance of Death Mountain. Go and examine that massive rock spike and then have Midna warp it back over to Zora’s Domain.

      The rock spike will crash down through the frozen ice, immediately thawing out the entire Zora’s Domain, causing the water to rapidly flow out of the area, thawing the waterfall as well. Try to leave the area, heading back to the waterfall and you will be confronted by the voice of the former Zora Queen, Rutela. She mentions that she sent her son to Castle Town to send warning to Princess Zelda of what was happening. Queen Rutela asks Link to rescue her son, Prince Ralis.

      Return to the area with the massive waterfall, and the flow of the water will quickly send you in the direction of the Upper Zora’s River. Wolf Link will flow down the river all the way back to Lake Hylia and he will conveniently appear just outside the cave where the Spirit Lanayru is located. Go ahead and enter the cave.

    • Thortok

      8.8 Tears of Light

      Just like in the previous two regions, you will hear the Spirit of Light, Lanayru. You will be given the Vessel of Light and tasked with the mission of collecting all of the Tears of Light.

      Exit the cave and you’ll see the first shadow insect crawl up the wooden bridge. Follow it upwards and use your senses to defeat it and collect Tear of Light #1.

      Run to the west and another warp portal will appear with three shadows beasts dropping from the portal. Per usual, use Wolf Link’s charged attack to defeat the enemies. Just on a higher ledge to the west you will find the second shadow insect. This insect will burrow underground when you draw near, so you will need to dig it out. Defeat the enemy to get collect Tear of Light #2.

      If you glance at the map, you’ll find a third tear can be found here at Lake Hylia, but it is all the way at the other end of the Lake. Jump in the water and swim all the way over to the insect. Use your senses to defeat the insect and collect Tear of Light #3.

      Just near this insect, there is a piece of grass that you would ordinarily be able to blow into. Talk to Midna and she says that you should still be able to howl instead. Howl the pattern that appears on the screen and it will summon the Twilit Carrier Kargarok, once again grabbing Wolf Link and taking him up to Zora’s River.

      This time through Zora’s River, if you glance at your map, you will find that there are three shadow insects. Fly just as you did before, but once you are close enough to a shadow insect, target the insect and then press A to dash into it. The Kargarok will immediately defeat the insect and will automatically collect the Tear of Light. Make your way through Zora’s River, collecting Tears of Light #4, #5, and #6.

      Once you arrive at Upper Zora’s River, walk over and listen to the woman found here, triggering the shadow insect to crawl out from underneath the wooden platform. Defeat the insect and collect Tear of Light #7.

      Walk over to the north portion of this area and you will find a howling stone. Examine the stone and you will see a tune appear. Change your pitch and howl to mimic the tune. If you succeed, you will reappear in a strange realm with the Golden Wolf. Once again howl at the proper pitch and Wolf Link will howl alongside the Golden Wolf. The Golden Wolf location will then be marked in Hyrule Field, just outside the entrance that we recently used to get into Castle Town.

      Back at Upper Zora’s River, walk to the west and you’ll find two Zora’s. Listen to them and you’ll find they are in search of Prince Ralis. Jump in the water after them and swim to the next area where you will appear back at North Hyrule Field.

      If you glance at your map and zoom specifically to the Castle Town region, you’ll find that there is actually an insect in this area. Make your way back to Castle Town and then travel all the way to just outside of Telma’s Bar. On your way you will once more encounter three shadow beasts and unlock another warp portal, near where the Golden Wolf is (which will have to wait, because you do not have sword in hand. We’ll be back.) Once you finally make it to Telma’s Bar, use your senses and you will find the shadow insect hidden behind the crates. Break the crates and defeat the insect to collect Tear of Light #8.

      The remaining Tears of Light are back at Zora’s Domain, so use Midna to warp up to the top of Zora’s Domain. In the area right where you warp, look at your map and you’ll see that a shadow insect is found near the entrance of this area. It is higher up on the wall and you can get the insect by first dashing into the wall, causing the insect to fly around. Defeat it to collect Tear of Light #9.

      Make your way over to Zora’s Waterfall and jump down to the lower area. At the very center of this area, there are a number of lilypads that you can jump on, with a shadow insect right in the middle. Defeat it to get Tear of Light #10.

      There is one more shadow insect found at the east side of the room. Swim on over and the shadow insect will burrow underground. Dig it up and defeat it to collect Tear of Light #11.

      After getting the first 11 Tears of Light, a 12th location will then appear on your map back at Lake Hylia. Warp on over and then make your way over to the location on the map. Use your senses and you will meet up with the Twilit Bloat, a giant shadow insect.

      The massive insect will fly around and occasionally swoop down towards Wolf Link. Side step the attack and when there is an opening, jump and attack the insect. The Twilit Bloat will then rapidly move along the water and will swim right over the platform you are on. Jump into the water or to an adjacent platform to avoid the attack. Repeat this process several times until the Twilit Bloat comes crashing down to the water with its body lying upside down.

      Jump onto the Twilight Bloat and hold B to create a charged attack to target all of the legs on the enemy, delivering a finishing blow.

      With the Vessel of Light complete, you will be warped over to the Lanayru Spring and you will meet up with Light Spirit. This is actually a rather lengthy and somewhat disturbing cut-scene giving some backstory about the Fused Shadow and the history of Hyrule. Lanayru will tell you that the dark power that you seek lies at the bottom of Lake Hylia within the Lakebed Temple.

      There is still quite a bit we need to do before entering the Lakebed Temple, along with a TON of optional material for us to collect, and that will be covered in the next chapter.

  • TheRollyBlade

    It says heart piece 13, but with every other source I’ve checked it says the 13th piece is found in Lake Hylia. Is this a typo or am I missing a heart price?

  • rayrayeeeeee

    I didn’t go back and kill the stupid black giant things on the bridge. I just went north and became a dog. Is that gonna be a problem?

    • Thortok

      You can do it later. You’ll have to run all the way around to the north side of the bridge the long way, though.

      • rayrayeeeeee

        Thanks boo

  • lawfulbat

    Frustratingly I cannot find the 3rd tear of light! It’s showing up on my map but nowhere to be found nor is showing up anywhere. Is anyone else noticing this issue? I have all the others save for this one.

    • Where are you? If you’re in Lanayru, you have to go to the middle of the lake.

      • Yoshi

        Damn Shadow back at it again with the Zelda advice ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
        I’m so sorry

    • Thortok

      If you’re referring to the one mentioned as 3rd in this walkthrough, make sure you are digging for it, with senses on. A lot of bugs will run and hide and burrow underground.

      • lawfulbat

        Yep. I’m doing that. Funny thing it shows up on the map in that location. I’ve burrowed and everything. Very frustrating.

        • Thortok

          With senses on, look around and see if it’s flying around in that spot. Can you hear it?

  • Thortok

    After this chapter, new words you can spell with stamps:

    noon
    anon
    ooh
    on
    oh
    no

  • Gabriel Olivieri

    This chapter is really still being updated as are saying on top of the page?

    • Thortok

      This particular chapter is done, they need to update the message. The next chapter is the one currently being worked on.

      • Gabriel Olivieri

        Ok, thanks!! =]

  • Thortok

    Corrections thread take two:

    • Thortok

      Once you regain control of Link, there is a lot that we can now do here in Kakariko Village and elsewhere in the Eldin Province. Now that relations with the Gorons have normalized, Barnes is able to get the material needed for his Bomb Shop. Run to the north end of town and enter the last building on the right to enter Barnes Bombs. Speak with Barnes and since you don’t have a Bomb Bag, he offers a special deal, a bomb bag filled with 30 bombs for the price of 120 rupees. Go ahead and purchase the bomb bag. NOTE: If you don’t have enough rupees, no worries as we will be getting plenty of rupees in this section.

      Once you regain control of Link, there is a lot that we can now do here in Kakariko Village and elsewhere in the Eldin Province. Now that relations with the Gorons have normalized, Barnes is able to get the materials needed for his Bomb Shop. Run to the north end of town and enter the last building on the right to enter Barnes Bombs. Speak with Barnes and since you don’t have a Bomb Bag, he offers a special deal, a bomb bag filled with 30 bombs for the price of 120 rupees. Go ahead and purchase the bomb bag.

    • Thortok

      Speak with Talo and he will want to learn how to use the bow, and this will trigger an archery mini-game of sorts. Link will appear back all the way near the Eldin Spring and will be talking with Malo. Malo has set up a target for Link to hit. It can be found just ahead and is easy to hit. He then causes another to appear, which can be found on top of Malo Mart and is also an easy target. The final hit though, is the pole found all the way atop the watchtower, right next to Malo. As a reward for your great accuracy, Malo will give Link Piece of Heart #9.

      Speak with Talo and he will want to learn how to use the bow, and this will trigger an archery mini-game of sorts. Link will appear back all the way near the Eldin Spring and will be talking with Malo. Malo has set up a target for Link to hit. It can be found just ahead and is easy to hit. He then causes another to appear, which can be found on top of Malo Mart and is also an easy target. The final hit though, is the pole found all the way atop the watchtower, right next to Talo. As a reward for your great accuracy, Malo will give Link Piece of Heart #9.

    • Thortok

      There is another goody for us to get with Malo. Go ahead and enter Malo Mart, and you’ll find that he has a new item for sale known as the Hawkeye for 100 rupees. This item can be used almost like a telescope, allowing Link to see in the distance. Furthermore, the item can be combined with the bow and arrow, allowing for distant target practice.

      There is another goody for us to get with Malo. Go ahead and enter Malo Mart, and you’ll find that he has a new item for sale known as the Hawkeye for 100 rupees. This item can be used almost like a telescope, allowing Link to see in the distance. Furthermore, the item can be combined with the bow, allowing for distant target practice.

    • Thortok

      Look at the south end of town, near the Eldin Spring. If you look towards the exit to the Kakariko Village and then look all the way up at the top of the area, you will notice there are two boulders. Use bomb arrows to destroy the boulders, revealing a piece of heart. Target the heart piece with the Boomerang to snag Piece of Heart #10.

      Look at the south end of town, near the Eldin Spring. If you look towards the entrance to the Kakariko Village and then look all the way up at the top of the area, you will notice there are two boulders. Use bomb arrows to destroy the boulders, revealing a piece of heart. Target the heart piece with the Boomerang to snag Piece of Heart #10.

      (You can also say exit to the Kakariko Gorge)

    • Thortok

      Just below those boulders, along the path leading to the Kakariko Gorge, there is another boulder nearby. Destroy it with a bomb and run ahead to reach an area that is behind the Eldin Spring. There is a pool of water and at the bottom a treasure chest can be see. Drop down into the water below and use the Iron Boots. Open the treasure chest found here to collect Piece of Heart #11.

      Just below those boulders, along the path leading to the Kakariko Gorge, there is another boulder nearby. Destroy it with a bomb and run ahead to reach an area that is behind the Eldin Spring. There is a pool of water and at the bottom a treasure chest can be seen. Drop down into the water below and use the Iron Boots. Open the treasure chest found here to collect Piece of Heart #11.

    • Thortok

      There is another heart piece to get in this area, and it is up along the Death Mountain Trail, so head in that direction. When you first enter the area, talk to the first Goron and he’ll launch you up. Run ahead to the next Goron and he offers to launch you up as well. This time however, don’t progress up the main trail. Instead, the Goron can launch you up and reach the high ledge at the west side of the area.

      There is another heart piece to get in this area, and it is up along the Death Mountain Trail, so head in that direction. When you first enter the area, talk to the first Goron and he’ll launch you up. Run ahead to the next Goron and he offers to launch you up as well. This time however, don’t progress up the main trail. Instead, turn to the left and have the Goron launch you up to reach the high ledge at the west side of the area.

    • Thortok

      The cave is dark so you’ll be tempted to use your lantern, but use it sparingly, as you don’t want to run out of lantern oil. (If you do, a Yellow Chu can be found in this cave, see below.) There are a number of torches that you can light to keep those areas lit. You’ll also need to use the lantern to burn down spider webs that are in the way. The cave is filled with skulltulas, rats, and keese. All the enemies are fairly simplistic and can be defeated rather easily.

      The cave is dark so you’ll be tempted to use your lantern, but use it sparingly, as you don’t want to run out of lantern oil. (If you do, a Yellow Chu can be found in this cave, see below.) There are a number of torches that you can light to keep those areas lit. You’ll also need to use the lantern to burn down spiderwebs that are in the way. The cave is filled with skulltulas, rats, and keese. All the enemies are fairly simplistic and can be defeated rather easily.

    • Thortok

      I still think it’d be helpful to have this picture in the guide at the appropriate spot:

      http://a.disquscdn.com/uploads/mediaembed/images/3325/7110/original.jpg?w=800&h

    • Thortok

      In section 8.3, I still recommend to reorder it for Female Grasshopper, piece of heart #14, and then Male Grasshopper, and reword the paragraphs accordingly, to prevent back and forth travel. (Also make sure to reorder the pictures to match.) Here’s how:

      There are four Golden Bugs for us to collect in the portion of Hyrule Field which contains the Bridge of Eldin, and a piece of heart too. The first bug is found at the northwest portion of the field right out in the open. It can be easily spotted at night time, but you should be able to locate it even during the day. Be careful of the enemy Leever that constantly appear from underground. The bug will hop around so you might want to use the Gale Boomerang to bring it over to you. Once you get a chance, grab the Female Grasshopper.

      Next we’ll grab the piece of heart. It is located near the entrance to Kakariko Village. Head east, and turn south to see a canyon leading to the north entrance of Kakariko Village. Before heading down it, just to the left, there are a pair of large boulders that can be blown up with a bomb. Do so and then climb up the ledge. Continue up this ramp and then jump across a series of platforms to reach some vines, and climb them.

      Run across the bridge to find some more vines across a gap, but before you jump to them, look closely. There is a boulder just above the vines here, so first use a bomb arrow to destroy the boulder and then jump over to the vines. Climb up and head across. If you look down below and to your right (near where you started, but on this side of the canyon), you’ll find a treasure chest. Drop down and run over to it to collect Piece of Heart #14.

      From here, drop back down to ground level, and look a little northeast of your current position. If you look closely at your map you’ll see a vertical line which is a small rock wall. The next golden bug can be found just to the west of the short wall. Use your boomerang to grab the Male Grasshopper.

    • Thortok

      It’s now time to progress towards the Lanayru Province. Travel north of Kakariko Village and ride over to the Bridge of Eldin where you battled with King Bulblin. Ride across the bridge and the pathway straight ahead is blocked off by some boulders. Use some bombs to blowup the boulders.

      It’s now time to progress towards the Lanayru Province. From the northern side of the Bridge of Eldin where you battled with King Bulblin, continue north and the pathway straight ahead is blocked off by some boulders. Use some bombs to blow up the boulders.

    • Thortok

      You can listen to some of the Zora around and you’ll find that the massive water shortage has something to do with problems at Zora’s Domain. Run to the west side of the Lake and speak with the clown like character known as Fyer. He expresses his concerns and then spots an enemy monster nearby.

      You can listen to some of the Zora around and you’ll find that the massive water shortage has something to do with problems at Zora’s Domain. Run to the west side of the Lake and listen to the clown like character known as Fyer. He expresses his concerns and then spots an enemy monster nearby.

      (Wolf Link can’t speak with spirits. He can only listen.)

    • Thortok

      The waterfall ahead is completely frozen, preventing water from flowing down. Run ahead to the frozen waterfall and talk to Midna. You can use Midna to make some large jumps as you scale the frozen waterfall. The pathway is rather linear, so just make a number of Midna jump to reach the top of the waterfall and then progress onward to the next area.

      The waterfall ahead is completely frozen, preventing water from flowing down. Run ahead to the frozen waterfall and talk to Midna. You can use Midna to make some large jumps as you scale the frozen waterfall. The pathway is rather linear, so just make a number of Midna-assisted jumps to reach the top of the waterfall and then progress onward to the next area.

    • Thortok

      Walk over to the north portion of this area and you will find a howling stone. Examine the stone and you will see a tune appear. Change your pitch and howl to mimic the tune. If you succeed, you will appear in a strange realm once again with the Golden Wolf. Once again howl at the proper pitch and Wolf Link will howl alongside the Golden Wolf. The Golden Wolf location will then be marked in Hyrule Field, just outside the entrance that we have used to Castle Town.

      Walk over to the north portion of this area and you will find a howling stone. You should be familiar with howling stones by now as we encountered our first one in Chapter 5. Go ahead and howl this haunting and possibly familiar tune to unlock another Golden Wolf location in Hyrule Field, just outside the entrance that we have used to Castle Town.

    • Thortok

      With the Vessel of Light complete, you will be warped over to the Lanayru Spring and you will meet up with Light Spirit. This is actually a rather lengthy and somewhat disturbing cut-scene giving some backstory about the Fused Shadow and the history of Hyrule. Lanayru will tell you that the dark power that you seek lies at the bottom of Lake Hylia within the Lakebed Temple.

      With the Vessel of Light complete, you will be warped over to the Lanayru Spring and you will meet up with the Light Spirit. This is actually a rather lengthy and somewhat disturbing cut-scene giving some backstory about the Fused Shadow and the history of Hyrule. Lanayru will tell you that the dark power that you seek lies at the bottom of Lake Hylia within the Lakebed Temple.

    • Thortok

      Also don’t forget this chapter is still marked as under construction at the top of the page.