Village of the Blue Maiden

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The Village of the Blue Maiden is the second stage of Eastern Hyrule, a level featured in Four Swords Adventures. It introduces the Dark World and Moon Pearls.

Story

When the Links arrive, they learn through the Tingle Times volume 2 that children in the village are going missing.[1] They are also greeted by an old man who reveals that their town is struggling and that someone who can sense Moon Gates could help them.[2] Kaepora Gaebora appears and tells the Links that the Four Sword gives them the power to sense Moon Gates.[3] Upon returning to the man, he gives them a Moon Pearl.[4]

As the Links explore the village, they learn about the Seeker's Guild, who are trying to discover what made the children go missing.[5] The Links join the guild and find the Secret Agents throughout the town, who reveal hidden messages said by the Mages. The message appears to reference the Shrine Maidens.[6]

The Links also find the Man Who Lost His House, whose home was accidentally spelled away along with his girlfriend Sweetie by Iris the mage. By finding Iris's Magic Book, Iris can return his house to normal.[7]

By going through a passage within the Man Who Lost His House's home, the Links can access the eastmost portion of the village. There they encounter two Shadow Links. Defeating them will return the village to normal and bring the children back from the Dark World.[8]

Features

Shooting Gallery

In the west of the town is a shooting gallery. The mage within the building asks if the Links want to see if they have a connection to the Force Gems.[9] If they agree, the Links receive ten arrows to try and shoot the Force Gems and avoid the Octoroks. They keep any Force Gems that they hit. They can only play once, as the mage calls them greedy if they try again.[10]

Maze Game

Outside of the Seeker's Guild is a Moon Gate which leads to a maze game. The girl running it says they race all day because there are no adults and offers the Links to try to win some boots.[11] If they reach the Hide-and-Seek Boy at the end of the maze before 20 seconds are up, they will gain access to a house with the Pegasus Boots.[12]

Treasure Chest Game

A game in which the Links open treasure chests can be found in the Dark World in the north of the village. It is run by the Treasure Chest Shopkeeper. He offers to let the Links gamble 100 Force Gems to see if they win or lose more.[13] The Links can win 1, 100, 150, or 300 Force Gems within the chests. The shopkeeper only allows the Links to play three times before getting tired.[14]

Seeker's Guild

Main article: Seeker's Guild

The Seeker's Guild is a group of individuals run by The Leader who are investigating the disappearing children by following the Mages in town. Their headquarters are in the northwest of the village. Due to the missing children, many of the villagers are lined up outside of the headquarters. When the Links enter the building through a side passage, the Leader explains their mission and offers to let the Links join.[15] If they agree, he asks them to speak to the other secret agents.[16]

The other agents can be found throughout the village. Secret Agent One is just west of the Seeker's Guild building, just beyond the line of people trying to get in. Secret Agent Two is outside of the shooting gallery. Secret Agent Three is in the north of the village. Secret Agent Four is located in final door the red-roofed house in the east of the village. A man at the beginning of the headquarters' line also claims to be in the Seeker's Guild and is trying to prevent the mob of concerned parents from entering.[17]

Shop

Next to the Seeker's Guild is a shop. The woman who owns the shop is upset that the Seeker's Guild is getting so much attention, so she stands in line for her own shop and does not allow other customers in.[18] By teaming up, the Links can push her out of the way and access the shop to find a chest with a Moon Pearl. The customers are grateful, but they're worried the woman will block the door again.[19]

Force Tree

Next to the shop is a tree that according to a sign is the Force Tree.[20] Charging into it with the Pegasus Boots causes 80 Force Gems to pop out.

Missing House

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In the north of the village the Links can find the Man Who Lost His House who explains that his girlfriend Sweetie and his home all went missing after a fight with her.[21] If the Links find Sweetie in the Dark World of the east village, she will give them her Letter.[22] The Links can then deliver this to the Man Who Lost His Home, who will give them the Roc's Feather as thanks.[23] The Roc's Feather will allow the Links to find a Mage who claims Iris is his apprentice. He has Iris's Magic Book, which can be returned to her to put the house back to normal.[7]

Rest Area

There is a rest area in the eastern portion of the village. The Links must dig a hole outside of the house of pots to reveal a pathway to it. A nearby sign points to the rest area.[24] Inside the rest area are four switches. If the Links stand on all four at once, they receive 100 Force Gems and a Moon Pearl.

Red and Blue Girls

In the Dark World of the eastern village, there is a house in the northeast corner. Within the Links can find the Red Girl and the Blue Girl. If the Links says he wants to burn with the Red Girl's fiery passion, she will give him a Fire Rod.[25] If the Links say they want the Blue Girl's heart, she will give them a Heart Container.[26] Talking to one girl will cause the other to turn away and refuse to speak with them unless they deny the other girl's gift.[27][28]

Items

Inventory

There are quite a few inventory items found in the village. The Lamp is located in the east of the village inside of a house and is used to burn down tree stumps to access more buildings. The Pegasus Boots are won by playing a maze minigame in the Dark World with Hide-and-Seek Boy. They are required to break cracked blocks and break up the line outside of the Seeker's Guild. The Shovel is given to the Links by the Seeker's Guild leader after decoding the Mages' messages.[6] Bombs can be found in the northwest house of the eastern area of the village in the first door from the left, which are only necessary to bomb one cracked wall within the Red and Blue Girls' house. Roc's Feather is given to the Links by the Man Who Lost His House after giving him the Letter from Sweetie and is needed to jump over a pit. The Fire Rod is also an optional item given to the Links by the Red Girl if they choose her.

Moon Pearls

There are four Moon Pearls in the village. The first can be found by speaking to the old man at the entrance after revealing that Link can sense the Moon Gates.[4] Another can be found by speaking to a mage near the shooting gallery who gives them a pearl as thanks for freeing Vaati.[29] Yet another is located within the woman's shop in the northwest of the village after pushing her out of the way of her door. The final Moon Pearl is located within the rest area in the east of the village and is revealed after the Links stand on all four switches at once.

Blue Bracelet

A Blue Bracelet can be found inside of the long house in the Dark World in the north of the town. The Links must step on four switches at once to remove the blocks that are preventing them from accessing the treasure chests.

Heart Containers

One Heart Container can be found in a treasure chest a house at the end of the maze game. A second Heart Container can be received from the Blue Girl if the Links choose her over the Red Girl.

Enemies

The Village of the Blue Maiden contains very few enemies. There are two Shadow Links, both wielding the Pegasus Boots. One appears in the north of the town, and another in the east. The only other enemies that can be found are the Octoroks that appear in the shooting gallery, which cannot actually be fought or killed.

The boss of the stage is two Shadow Links, who will go in and out of the Dark World. After defeating one of them, the second will transform into a specific colored Link and only that color will be able to fight him.

Gallery

References

  1. "- Tingle Times - :Volume 2 Strange days have arrived in the village as one child after another disappears. Tingle bets that they're all ditching school, no doubt playing some charming game. Oooh! Tingle wants to play, too! If you discover the kids' whereabouts, play awhile for Tingle's sake! Search 'til your eyes are bloodshot and weary! :Tingle" — Tingle Times sign, Four Swords Adventures.
  2. "Oh! Travelers! Listen! Calamity has befallen our town! First whirlwinds, and then mages! What are we to do? We need one who can sense the Moon Gates... So if you run across anyone who can do that, well... Be sure to let me know, OK?" — Old Man, Four Swords Adventures.
  3. "[sfx]Hoot hoo! Link, are you now able to wield the Four Sword? It's a sacred sword able to smite the darkness. And that's not all. It also grants you the power to see the shadowy Dark World. The people of this village... They're being spirited away by some force. It may be that the Dark World is drawing them in. Save the villagers, Link! Bring light to their darkness!" — Kaepora Gaebora, Four Swords Adventures.
  4. 4.1 4.2 "... Incredible! You can sense the Moon Gates? Then perhaps you can save our village! ...Take a Moon Pearl to the spot where you sensed the Moon Gate. Then, the path you must follow will open." — Old Man, Four Swords Adventures.
  5. "Huh?!? Where'd you come from!? I'm not used to kids appearing out of nowhere! No, kids around here usually just vanish! The whole town is in an uproar about it. Guys from the Seeker's Guild are looking into it in the northwest part of town." — Woman, Four Swords Adventures.
  6. 6.1 6.2 "... ... ... Of course... Something's happened to the six beautiful maidens that protect the shrine... That's it, isn't it? Your powers of deduction are truly magnificent! We'll use your findings to continue our investigation! Oh, yes... As thanks for your help, I'd like to give you something. During the course of our inquiry, we dug up a hidden passageway. Try digging by the house of pots in the south- eastern part of the village. You should find a path that will take you to places otherwise unreachable. You got a shovel! Dig in soft soil to find some nice surprises!" — The Leader, Four Swords Adventures.
  7. 7.1 7.2 "...Say, what's that? It's my book!!! Well, I'll be! Pretty impressive for such a little fella. ... ... ... Hm? The guy who owns this house is upset? Oh! I didn't think anyone owned it! I thought I'd just magicked it out of nowhere! I'd better return it right away. Here, check this out! As long as I have this book, I can do anything! I really must return this. Abra this, hocus that, shallabazoo! Boo!" — Iris, Four Swords Adventures.
  8. "Thanks to you, all of the town's children have been returned! We're so happy! Thanks for everything you've done!" — Seeker, Four Swords Adventures.
  9. "[sfx]You wanna see if you've got connection to Force Gems or not? [.]Yes [.]No" — Mage, Four Swords Adventures.
  10. "[sfx]Hey, you've already had your shot at this! Don't be so greedy!" — Mage, Four Swords Adventures.
  11. "[sfx]We spend all of our time here running and racing! There are no adults, so we play and play all day long! If you can reach the goal within 20 seconds, I'll give you some amazing boots! Give it a try? Yes No" — Girl, Four Swords Adventures.
  12. "Congratulations! The boots are over here. Follow me! Oh, and a little advice for you... You'll get back more quickly if you break those cracked blocks over there!" — Hide-and-Seek Boy, Four Swords Adventures.
  13. "Hey! Let's gamble. You won't get into any trouble! Risk 100 Force Gems and see if you can get more! [.]OK [.]No Way" — Treasure Chest Shopkeeper, Four Swords Adventures.
  14. "Umm, I'm kind of tired, so we're closed! Come back when I'm...less tired." — Treasure Chest Shopkeeper, Four Swords Adventures.
  15. "Hmph! You spotted the entrance. You have a keen eye. This is the office of the legendary Seeker's Guild. We're investigating the sudden appearance of those suspicious mages. We've reason to believe they may be connected to the vanishing children. What do you say? You seem talented enough. Care to help us out? Yes No" — The Leader, Four Swords Adventures.
  16. "Oh, you'll help?! That is spectacular! There's something I need you to do right away. Four of our brothers are in the village investigating the weird mages. They must have found some clues by now. Go and speak to the four of them and see what clues they've found so far. The key to this mystery's bound to be in those clues. One of the brothers should be right out here to the left. You have your orders!" — The Leader, Four Swords Adventures.
  17. "Oh! Hello. I'm actually a Seeker, too. I'm in the guild and everything! All the people lined up here are the parents of the children who have vanished. Of course, we're looking into it, but we don't have time to talk to everyone! That's why I'm here. I'm pretending to be in line, but I'm really just blocking the entrance. It's important work!" — Seeker, Four Swords Adventures.
  18. "How come the shop next door is getting all that business? I just remodeled my place and everything! People should be flocking here! I'm trying to get people excited, so I'm standing in line for my own store! And I'm not budging!" — Shopkeeper, Four Swords Adventures.
  19. "I'm glad I can finally get into the shop, but...I'm not sure I want to go in. Mostly, I'm just afraid that woman will block the door again, and I'll be trapped!" — Customer, Four Swords Adventures.
  20. "- Force Tree - This tree gives fruit to tremendous Force, or so it is said. Unify your body and spirit and strike the tree. You might be rewarded!" — Sign, Four Swords Adventures.
  21. "My girl and I were fighting. I took off, and when I came back, my house was gone! I went to her place, but all I found was this strange mage and a Seeker. Where's my house? Where's my girlfriend!?! Ah...I've lost everything... What am I supposed to do now?" — Man Who Lost His House, Four Swords Adventures.
  22. "Sniff...sniff... My...boyfriend and I had a fight. It's my fault for always being so stubborn. It can't end over something like this. Will I never see him again? Sniff...sniff... ... ... ... What's that? You... You're going back to your world? ... ... ... Then please help me! Take this letter to him! You took the letter! Savior of romance!" — Sweetie, Four Swords Adventures.
  23. "... ... ... What did you say? Is that a letter from my sweetie? Let me see it! Hmm...uh-huh... Oh...ah.... I'm so relieved. My sweetie's OK! But she was attacked by a giant tornado and a dark shadow that kidnapped her. Can she be rescued? Hey, you! Do something, please! Sweetie gave me this feather as a good-luck charm... You can have it if you help her! It's great! You'll feel like a bird as you jump around light as a...uh...feather. You can even bound over giant holes! This is all I have left... I want you to have it. You got a Roc's Feather! With this giant bird's giant feather, you can take off and soar the skies! Press the A Button to jump! Press the B Button while falling to swoop downwards." — Man Who Lost His House, Four Swords Adventures.
  24. "[v] Rest area ahead." — Sign, Four Swords Adventures.
  25. "Do you want to burn with my flames of passion? Yes No, Thanks Goodness! Really? Then get set to feel the burning of my passion! You got a Fire Rod! It's a magic staff that shoots out flames! Press the A Button to fire a ball of fire. Hot! Hold the A Button longer to let loose a burst of flame!" — Red Girl, Four Swords Adventures.
  26. "Would you like my heart? Yes No Really? You do? Then... My heart is yours...if you can catch it! You got a Heart Container! Your life energy increased, and your hearts were replenished!" — Blue Girl, Four Swords Adventures.
  27. "Hmph! Another girl, huh? If she's so great, why don't you just run off with her?" — Red Girl, Four Swords Adventures.
  28. "Oh, too bad. I already burn for another man!" — Blue Girl, Four Swords Adventures.
  29. "You're the boy who awoke Vaati, aren't you? Thank you very much! You've made the world a better place for our kind! You want a Moon Pearl? I suppose it's the least I can do after everything you've done for me. You got a Moon Pearl! This mysterious gem guides its bearer into the Dark World. Carry it with the R Button, and study things that catch your eye." — Mage, Four Swords Adventures.