Horon Village during the Summer.
Horon Village is the largest town and one of the central hubs within Oracle of Seasons.
Horon Village can be found at the southern portion of Holodrum and is one of the first locations that Link will travel to on his journey. Link first enters the village from North Horon, located just to the north of the Village, as its name suggests. There are two other entrances to Horon Village. To the West, Link will find the Western Coast, and to the East, Link can reach the Eastern Suburbs.
Horon Village is completely free of any enemies, which allows the residents of the Village the roam freely throughout, without having to be worried about being attacked. At the center of the village, a Water Fountain can be found. Right next to the fountain itself Link will find a Painter. Unlike the majority of residents of Horon Village, the Painter will stay put at his location regardless of the changing seasons.
Just south of the Water Fountain and the Painter, Link will find the lone Tree Stump located in Horon Village. Next to the stump, the man will explain that seasons of Horon Village have run amuck. Link can use the Rod of Seasons on this particular Tree Stump to change the season. However, Link can alternatively just leave and re-enter the Village, as the seasons will constantly change each time Link reenters the Village.
Next to the Tree Stump, Link fill find a staircase that leads to a Portal that takes him to the land of Subrosia. Link will first need to travel to the House of Pirates within Subrosia before he can hit the lever inside this cave, making for easy navigation between Horon Village and Subrosia.
One screen South of Vasu Jewelers, Link will find a Mystical Tree that grows Ember Seeds. Unlike in Oracle of Ages, Mystical Trees will only grow certain seeds during certain months. Ember Seeds can only be grown during Winter. Link will need to first acquire the Seed Satchel from the Gnarled Root Dungeon before he can carry Ember Seeds. If Link tries to grab them beforehand, he will burn himself. The Mystical Tree also serves as a warp point. Once Link acquires Gale Seeds later in his quest, he can warp to any Mystical Tree that he has uncovered.
The exit at the east portion of Horon Village, leading to the Eastern Suburbs is initially blocked off by some trees. After Link has acquired the Embber Seeds from the Gnarled Root Dungeon, he will be able to burn these trees down. Link will meet up with Sokra, the traveling prophet who tells Link that his next destination is at the Temple of Seasons.
Horon Village is filled with a variety of shops and residential homes, almost all of which are accessible the very first time Link enters the Village.
- Main article: Know-It-All Birds
The Know-It-All Birds home can be found at the further northwest corner of Horon Village. Inside Link will find 10 Birds that will give Link advice on how to use his basic weapons, as well as information on the changing seasons and the Essences of Nature.
- Main article: Advance Shop
The Advance Shop is located right next door to the Know-It-All Birds home. As its name suggests, this shop is only accessible if the player is playing using the Game Boy Advance. If a Game Boy Color is used, this shop will remain closed. The store is run by Stockwell and he will sell three items for 100 Rupees a piece. These include a Gasha Seed and two Seed Rings. One of the rings is referred to as the Advance Ring and will be appraised as the GBA Nature Ring.
Horon Village Shop
- Main article: Horon Village Shop
The Horon Village Shop is the main shop featured in Oracle of Seasons and Link can be a variety of goods, including Bombs, Gasha Seeds, a Wooden Shield, the Iron Shield, Mirror Shield, and Recovery Hearts. After Link completes Snake's Remains and before he travels deeper into North Horon, the Shop will also sell a Strange Flute, which will become Moosh's Flute. However, if Link previously acquires the Strange Flute from the Subrosian Dance Hall, this Flute will not be for sale. After Link acquires the Member's Card he can reach the Basement shop, where he can purchase a Seed Satchel upgrade and the Treasure Map.
Treasure Chest Game
- Main article: Treasure Chest Game
After all the items have been purchased from the Basement of the Horon Village Shop, the room will transform into the Treasure Chest Game. Link can play this game to win Rupees and rare Magical Rings.
- Main article: Clock Shop
In the center part of town, Link will find the Clock Shop. Despite it being referred to as the Clock Shop, Link cannot purchase any items. Instead, its primary purpose is related to the Trading Sequence. After Link acquires the Wooden Bird, he can trade it to Tick Tock and he will get the Engine Grease in return. Behind the Clock Shop, Link can use his Shovel to dig up a secret staircase. This leads to an empty room, but if Link is playing a Linked Game, he can encounter an Old Man.
- Main article: Vasu Jewelers
Vasu Jewelers is run by Vasu and is where Link first acquires his Ring Box. Link can return to Vasu at anytime to appraise any of his Seed Rings and have them transformed into Magical Rings. Link can also speak with the Blue Snaketo transfer rings via a Game Link Cable or to use the Fortune Link feature. The Red Snake can be used to transfer rings via a Ring Secret.
Bipin and Blossom's House
At the southwest portion of Horon Village, Link will find Bipin and Blossom's house. Link can travel to this house throughout his quest and the decisions he makes concerning Bipin and Blossom's Son will have an effect on what type of person the child becomes.
- Main article: Mayor Ruul
Mayor Ruul's house can be found at the northeastern portion of Horon Village. The Mayor has interest in Gasha Seeds and will give him one when he first arrives at his house. After blowing up the wall on the right side of the house, Link can find a second Gasha Seed. Just outside of the Mayor's House, Link will find the lone Soft Soil location in Horon Village.
Mr. Write's House
- Main article: Mr. Write
Mr. Write's House is located at the southeast corner of the Village. After Link has acquires Ember Seeds, he can light the Torch in Mr. Write's house. Mr. Write will thank Link and award him with the Cuccodex, the first item in the Trading Sequence. Link can bomb the east wall to get to the east half of the house. Outside, if the season is Winter, Link can cross the frozen water to reach a treasure chest containing some rupees.
- Main article: Maku Tree
The Maku Tree can be found at the northast corner of Horon Village. In order to gain access to the Maku Tree, Link must first acquire the Wooden Sword from the Hero's Cave, located just west of the Village along the Western Coast. When Link first meets the Maku Tree, the tree is much smaller than its normal state. As Link begins to acquire some of Essences of Nature, the Maku Tree will begin to grow and flourish. Throughout Link's quest, the Maku Tree speaks to him telepathically, advising him on where to go.
- ↑ "Lands outside the village are filled with monsters! I'm too scared to go out alone!" — Woman in Horon Village, Oracle of Seasons.
- ↑ "I guess seeing scenery from all the seasons is kind of nice..." — Painter, Oracle of Seasons.
- ↑ "The world seems so vast... Here in Horon Village, the seasons have all run amuck. I wonder if it's the same in other lands..." — Horon Village Resident, Oracle of Seasons.
- ↑ "Ouch! You can't carry them like that!" — Link at the Mystical Tree in Horon Village, Oracle of Seasons.
- ↑ "Wait, young traveler. I'm a wandering prophet, Sokra. Ahh...I feel it! Spring, summer, autumn, winter! The four spirits are calling you! Make no mistake! The Temple of Seasons is still hidden in this world! If you can find the temple, then pay a visit to the spirits who live there. Surely they can help. Farewell!" — Sokra, Oracle of Seasons.