Zelda is the princess of Hyrule, a wise ruler with a sensitivity to evil climates. Yet she is also a bit reckless, as she frequently leaves the care of her attendant Impa to take matters into her own hands, putting herself in harm’s way. Upon learning of the troubles in Holodrum, she sets out there but is apprehended by the Great Moblin. After Link came in and routed his forces, Zelda was free for a while but again went out from Impa into Horon Village in order to counsel the people of Holodrum out of despair. It was then, however, that Twinrova captured her in an attempt to sacrifice her in a rite that bring Ganon back from the dead. Fortunately, Link infiltrated Twinrova’s hidden fortress and defeated both the sorceress sisters and the king of evil, thereby reviving Zelda.
Impa is Zelda’s loyal nurse, attendant, and guardian. When Link first came to Holodrum, she found him unconscious and notified Din. When he came to, she pretended to be the cook for Din’s dancing troupe. After their attempt to secretly bring Din to Hyrule is thwarted by Onox, Impa relocates to her refuge in wintry North Horon and aids Link with suggestions whenever he stops by. A bit overprotective, she always chides Zelda when the princess wanders off without permission. Yet considering the latter’s capture first by the Great Moblin and later by Twinrova, Impa’s fears are often justified.
Din is the Oracle of Seasons, a mystical maiden divinely charged to keep the seasons of Holodrum in check; her temple was in the north of the land before General Onox attacked, plunging the Temple of Seasons into the Subrosian underworld. Din is also an expert dancer, and it is said that mystical powers exist in her dancing moves. A kind, compassionate person, she immediately takes pity on Link upon finding him unconscious in her land, reviving him, and inviting him to take part in her healing dance. The objective of her dancing troupe looked innocent enough, but the troupe was composed of soldiers of Hyrule who were attempting to move Din by stealth into the land of Hyrule away from malevolent forces. They did not succeed, however, when Onox found them and attacked. He took Din away captive to his castle and imprisoned her in electrified crystal. After Link rescued her from Onox’s clutches and restored order to Holodrum, Din warned of similar perils in the land of Labrynna. After another quest, the oracles Din and Nayru combined their powers to aid Link before the final confrontation with Twinrova and ultimately Ganon himself.
Farore is the Oracle of Secrets. True to her identity, she is nowhere near as well-known in the world as her counterparts Din and Nayru. She inhabits no particular realm but likewise puts herself in no danger. Yet her role proves to be indispensible in Link’s quest nevertheless as she is able to summon forth secrets inside the Maku Tree whenever Link hears of secret passwords from the townsfolk throughout Holodrum and Labrynna. It is said that perhaps the greatest secret that Farore forged from within the Maku Tree is none other than the legendary Master Sword.
Twin seeds taken from Hyrule and planted elsewhere, one in Holodrum and the other in Labrynna, this tree rests in the northeast of Horon Village. Due to Onox’s evil influence in the land, the Maku Tree’s strength is spent and he slumbers more often than not, and he is unable to help Din. When Link steps forward to search for the eight Essences of Nature, the Maku Tree is able to guide him. After he returns the Essences to the Maku Tree, he’s returned to his former strength and grants to Link the mystical Maku Seed, breaking the barrier of darkness around Onox’s Castle, allowing Link to enter and duel the General of Darkness. Later, it is the Maku Tree who first opens the way to the Room of Rites so Link can challenge Twinrova and rescue Princess Zelda, then afterward rescuing the two of them from danger once the compound starts collapsing in on itself.
Ricky is a kangaroo who inhabits the forest space of North Horon near Spool Swamp. A renowned boxer, he nevertheless challenged Blaino to a match and lost his precious boxing gloves. After Link wins them from Blaino, Ricky agrees to be his companion on his quest and invites Link to ride along in his pouch. Ricky easily clears holes in the ground that Link is unable with Roc’s Feather, and he packs a powerful punch against any foes who get in his way. In fact, his punches are so strong that if he charges up his attack, he’ll send out a devastating shockwave that will hurt any enemies in his path.
Moosh is a blue, winged bear whose sustenance is bananas. Only growing in spring, when the seasons are cast into disorder and Moosh no longer able to eat spring bananas, he’s in quite a bit of trouble until Link comes along. Using the power of the Rod of Seasons, Link brought forth the season of spring to Mt. Cucco and utilized the aid of the Flying Cucco to reach a banana tree up on a high ridge, giving its fruit to Moosh waiting below. After this, Moosh agreed to help Link in return. The big bear used his massive body to fight enemies, either by crushing them from the air or even just sending out shockwaves when he hit the ground, damaging any within a small radius. Moosh’s prime gift was in his wings, however, which he used to hover over considerable distances, soaring even farther than Link could with Roc’s Cape. In this way, he enabled Link to obtain the Dragon Key and open the way to one of the Essences of Nature.
Dimitri is a large red triceratops who appears to be an intimidating monster but is in fact a gentle beast. As a beast who most thrives on water, it’s no surprise that he would one day make his way into the flooded Sunken City. But there he was accosted by some erstwhile townsfolk who attempted to fight him, believing themselves protecting the city from this monster. When Link came and drove them off, Dimitri showed his gratitude by befriending the young adventurer. Link was able to ride Dimitri both on land and in the water, the latter of which being Dimitri’s preference, as he would plow through the water at great speed. The dinosaur could likewise eat any enemies who got in their way. So powerful was Dimitri that he could even swim up waterfalls, which proved to be fortuitous as this allowed Link to reach Master Diver and take him up on his challenge, thereby earning the Master’s Plaque and, more importantly, Zora’s Flippers.
Blaino is a creature who inhabits his gym nestled away in North Horon. Challengers can come in and box him at anytime, but they must be willing to bet some Rupees on the match. One of Blaino’s main rules is no Magic Rings (such as the Fist Ring or Expert’s Ring) can be used in the fight, for he believes in fighting fair. His greatest accomplishment was when he claimed victory in a match over none other than Ricky the kangaroo and won Ricky’s prized gloves. The victory was short-lived, however, when not long afterward Link challenged Blaino and won Ricky’s gloves back from him.
At first, this townsperson might be seen as an idle sleeper, but he is in fact a prophet of Horon Village. After Link obtains the first Essence of Nature, it is he who tells the hero about the power to change the seasons and passage into the fiery underworld of Subrosia, where now lies the Temple of Seasons. His foresight only carries so far, however.
There is a witch who runs a potion shop in the south of Sunken City, but she lacks ingredients for this potion. As such, she sends her attendant Maple out to gather mushrooms, but her protege never comes back. Therefore, it falls to Link, when he trades one of his items for a mushroom, to bring it to her so that she might make some very valuable (if expensive) Magic Potion; she also sells equally expensive Gasha Seeds. In return for the mushroom, Syrup gives to Link a wooden bird statue that is crafted with uncanny accuracy. Syrup also owns a Cucco who accosts would-be thieves who try to shoplift their way out of the potion shop–perhaps this Cucco was the inspiration behind Syrup’s work of art.
Maple is Syrup’s young apprentice, but she is dilatory about her work. Being sent to gather mushrooms for her mistress, she tarries on the way. She and Link bump into each other many times over the course of their respective travels, and because of the speed at which she flies on her broom, this result in both her and Link dropping items in the process. Afterward, the two scramble to gather up as much as they can. In later visits, Maple gathers enough from Link that she can dispense with the broom and fly in on a vacuum cleaner and later still, a flying saucer! On one occasion, Link bumps into her while carrying a Lon Lon Egg that he’d gained from Malon, causing him to drop it. Apparently, this is a very prized egg for girls such as Maple, so she insists on taking it off Link’s hands and giving him her ghastly doll in return, which sends shivers up Link’s spine every time he looks at it.
There is a scholar in Horon Village by the name of Professor Left who specializes in animal lore. He is very wise in the ways of zoology and will tell Link everything that he needs to know about three certain animal helpers in Holodrum, as well as Deku Scrubs and other certain monsters in the land, including the legendary four golden beasts. Unfortunately, when Link first encounters him, his home is too dim for him to read from his books. After the lad lights the torch with an Ember Seed, the professor is able to aid him, and does so immediately by passing on the Cuccodex, telling him everything that he needs to know about Cuccos and how to raise them. Such knowledge not being beneficial to Link, he instead passes it on to new Cucco raiser Malon in the Woods of Winter.
Bipin & Blossom
Bipin and Blossom are a couple who live in Horon Village, where the former works at farming Gasha Seeds and the latter cares for their newborn son. This being their first child, she is at a loss as to how to care for him–or even what his name should be. When Link comes along, he gives them a name that she finds to be very appropriate and uses. Later, Link will also donate some Rupees to help heal their son when he gets sick and gives Blossom some advice when the child won’t sleep. Eventually, the family moves to Labrynna about the same time that Link begins his adventure over there, at which point their child is older. Link continues to be involved in the boy’s life and is even there for pivotal decisions in the child’s life that decide his ultimate vocational path–either a hero in training, song writer, tree farmer like his father, or an idler.
Vasu is a jeweler who has set up two shops, one in Horon Village in Holodrum and another in Lynna City in Labrynna. He specializes in ring appraisal and is always looking for new rings to appraise and hold onto for their rightful owners. During his quests in Holodrum and Labrynna, Link becomes Vasu’s biggest customer, at one point amassing as many as 64 different Magic Rings. Whenever Link would bring in a ring that turned out to be a duplicate, though, Vasu would buy it from Link for a small sum of Rupees. Wise in the ways of these rings’ mystical powers, he knew the effects that each and every ring would have on its wearer, both for good and for ill. In order to help facilitate the differences between his two shops, Vasu had two different colored snakes on either side of his desk who would help in transferring a particular set of rings from one shop to the other.
Leaving his wife and son behind, he set off for a different part of Sunken City, making his home inside a waterfall to the north, having retired from diving himself and hoping to find someone worthy to carry on his legacy. When Link used Dimitri to reach him, he took on Master Diver’s challenge and gained the Master’s Plaque that the diver had hidden in a neighboring cave. After Link had achieved this feat, Master Dive granted to Link not only the Zora’s Flippers but also told him a handy secret how to access Mt. Cucco from Sunken City by way of a secret underwater tunnel. Eventually, Master Diver returned home to his wife, and his son began to become a diver himself.
Grandfather & Mittens
No one knows where this man and his cat live, but Link encountered him one day on his travels futilely calling to Mittens high up in a tree in North Horon. Despite using a Megaphone, the cat still wouldn’t move. Later on, once Link obtained some fish, he offered the meal to the cat, who happily jumped down off the tree to eat it. The old man was overjoyed and gave Link his signature Megaphone and thereafter trained his cat not to be reckless.
Ruul is the mayor of Horon Village, who is very preoccupied with Gasha Nuts. Much like Bipin, he gives Link many valuable tips for proper harvesting of Gasha Seeds, including giving Link his first such seed upon his first visit to Horon Village. Nevertheless, despite his obsession with Gasha Nuts, he is very much concerned for the welfare of his town and never feels at ease until Princess Zelda arrives. It is unknown why a female attendant lives with Mayor Ruul but not his wife.
The wife of Mayor Ruul lives far north of Horon Village, apparently dissatisfied with the heat of the southern regions. Yet even in her home during the spring with a Soothing Pool, she is unable to keep cool. When Link comes by offering the unlikely gift of a ghastly doll, it sends shivers down her spine, and she offers to take it from him as a way to keep cool. In return, she gives to Link her prized iron pot.
This Sunken City dweller is an avid collector of fine pottery. If anyone should enter his house and go anywhere near his prized pots, he will immediately stop them and go into a tizzy. The pot that he prizes above all is the Goron Vase, but unfortunately that belongs to Biggoron, who hasn’t been willing to give it away to anyone yet. After Link, however, helps Biggoron get over his head cold with some lava soup, the giant grants him this vase, which Link then offers to Ingo. He’s so ecstatic over this new vase that he gives up his meal to Link, an offering of fish. Ingo then sets the Goron Vase as the centerpiece of his collection.
Malon & Talon
This father and daughter make their home in the rustic Woods of Winter, where they raise hens. This task has primarily belonged to Talon, but ever since he set off for the mountains in the north, it has fallen to Malon, who’s bewildered by her new responsibility. When Link finds her, he offers her Professor Left’s Cuccodex to help her with her job. Malon is overjoyed that she gives him her Lon Lon Egg, supposedly “all the rage with cute girls.” Later in his travels, Link comes upon Talon asleep in a cave inside Mt. Cucco, where the former must use a Megaphone to awaken the latter. Apparently Talon had slept through the entire winter (unaware that the seasons were in disorder at that time). Talon is grateful to Link but can only offer him the mushroom that had been growing in the dank cave. Back at home with Malon, though, Talon continues to fall asleep.
This humble old man owns a shop in the southwest of Horon Village. He sells a variety of wares that Link found useful on his quest, including a seed satchel, Gasha Seeds, and the Wooden Shield. Link also bought a Treasure Map here that enabled him to find four hidden jewels that opened the way to Tarm Ruins. When Link uncovered a Member’s Card in Subrosia, this shopkeeper granted him access to the expensive secret shop in the back. Once Link cleared out the inventory, the shopkeeper challenged Link to a guessing game involving two treasure chests, the grand prize for which was a Magic Ring that he could get appraised at Vasu Jewelers.
There a solitary old man who lived on and operated the windmill in the Easter Suburbs, just outside Horon Village. The problem, though, was that the windmill wasn’t well-oiled and therefore didn’t run efficiently. After Link obtained some engine grease from Tick Tock, he went outside the village to offer it to Guru Guru, who was finally able to make the windmill run more smoothly. As a reward, Guru Guru passed on to Link his prized Phonograph, which he used to appease a Deku Scrub in the Lost Woods who pointed the hero toward the Noble Sword that there slept.
This man operated a Clock Shop in Horon Village. He could fashion clocks of any kind, but what he really aspired to do was to craft a Cucco Clock of unprecedented quality. He finally got that chance one day when Link entered his shop carrying the Wooden Bird that he’d received from Syrup the witch in Sunken City. Tick Tock gladly put it to use and even gave some of his engine grease to Link, figuring that everyone likes to fiddle with engines after all.
The Subrosians are a mysterious race inhabiting the fiery hot underworld of Subrosia, underneath the land of Holodrum. A peaceful but secretive race, they too become entangled in Holodrum’s affairs when a strange “temple” descends from the overworld into their realm. An ever resourceful group, they mine the place for precious Ore Chunks, which are their currency, but remain rather ambivalent as to what the appearing of this “temple” will portend. Link visits Subrosia many times over the course of his adventure in Holodrum, befriending many Subrosians and learning many valuable secrets from them.
Rosa is the Subrosian bachlorette whom all male Subrosians wish to date. But she is difficult to please, until one day she loses her prized Ribbon in the lava sea. Little does she know that the Subrosian shopkeeper has already found it and put it on sale in his market for the price of a Star-Shaped Ore. When Link digs up this particular piece of ore, he purchases the Ribbon and returns it to Rosa, who is persuaded to go on a date with him. For the “date,” Link makes use of her ability to unlock doors in Subrosia and eventually reaches the Temple of Seasons. Rosa grows so fond of Link that she offers to date him anytime he comes to Subrosia. Much later, after Link’s quest, he found her again on an adventure in Labrynna, but by then she had grown much more independent.
This Subrosian was a master dancer and owned the Subrosian Dance Hall, where many an ambitious Subrosian would come to learn how to dance. Ironically, one of his best students was a non-Subrosian, Link, who quickly mastered the dance and even earned a Boomerang as a prize, much to the chagrin of the other dancers. After a hard day of dance practice, most Subrosians chose to unwind in a lava bath right outside the dance hall. It is said that long ago the Subrosians learned the art of dancing from a tribe of Gorons somewhere in Labrynna…
This Subrosian delights in staying in his home all day and using the finest ingredients to concoct soups that contain, as he says, a “harmony of flavors.” The trouble is that he lacks an iron pot with which to do this. So when Link came by one day, he was only too eager to take the pot off the lad’s hands, after which he cooked up a scrumptious lava soup for the boy. Link naturally being unwilling to consume the molten substances himself, carried off to Biggoron in the mountains of Holodrum, in order to cure the giant’s sickness. How Link, a mere boy, was able to carry a pot full of red hot molten lava is anyone’s guess!
Subrosians are a scavenging people. Oftentimes, items in the overworld of Holodrum above will be lost or discarded and make their way to Subrosia down below. None takes greater advantage of this phenomenon than the merchant of Subrosia who has set up shop in a central location in the region. Inside, Link often found bargains, highly valuable items on sale for a few Ore Chunks or Mystical Seeds. The hero was wise to visit this shop often, as he would find a Member’s Card for the Horon Shop above ground and one time even a Piece of Heart.
While the Subrosians thrived on digging and scavenging lost treasures, some went about their trade in more dubious ways. Such was the way of two in particular, who would come upon unsuspecting visitors to the land, mug them, then try to justify the “trade” with a bogus item, then rush away to their home on a lava bay. One day, they came across one such visitor, Link, from whom they stole the Roc’s Feather and gave him Fool’s Ore as they tempted to get away. Link stealthily tracked them, through their house, and out into the wooded coast beyond where they buried their newfound treasure and fled. Fortunately, Link simply used his Shovel to dig Roc’s Feather back up, putting the Fool’s Ore back into the ground where the feather had been. The thieves were not very bright, since Link could return at any time and dig up an item if he tracked the duo sneakily enough.
Subrosian Ore Melters
The last seasonal power that Link obtained was autumn, but before he could access the Tower of Autumn, it was necessary to blow away a large barrier, one that some Subrosian ore melters from the Furnace were also interested in for ore. Link found a Bomb Flower at the Lava Lake that these Subrosians were able to use. So thankful were they that they offered him to come by the Furnace any time if he had any ore to melt. Eventually, Link found exactly such ore. By digging in the lands nearby, he found both Red Ore and Blue Ore. Taking them to the Furnace, these Subrosians were able to melt it into Hard Ore–which apparently required some elaborate dance ritual to complete. Perhaps the dance at the Subrosian Dance Hall wasn’t just for fitness after all?
Subrosian Master Smithy & Manager
In one of the huts of Subrosia, these two worked, the Master Smithy and his Manager, who functioned more or less as the former’s mouthpiece. The Master was a Subrosian of few words but whose work was unparalleled in all of Subrosia (indeed, all of Holodrum too). But he only chose jobs that interested him, and he was terribly picky about his clients. Twice Link entered this shop, but thankfully Link knew how to talk to the Master. With short and to-the-point responses to the Manager, Link won the Master’s favor both times. First, Link took the Skull Cap’n's rusty bell to the Smithy where it was polished into a proper Pirate’s Bell. Next, Link entered with the Hard Ore melted by the Subrosians at the Furnace, which the Master then had forged into an Iron Shield for the hero. The Smithy’s work turned out to be very important indeed for the Hero of Essences.
Only a slight distance from the Furnace lived a Subrosian who was obsessed with the collection of and proper care for signs, both in Subrosia and Holodrum. When he and Link first met, the two seemed to see eye to eye on sign care. As time went on, however, Link destroyed more and more signs throughout his quest, angering the Sign-Loving Subrosian–and he kept track, down to the last number. At last when Link destroyed the hundredth sign, he got out a ring to put on Link’s finger to remind him of his mistakes. Even afterward, this Subrosian kept a close eye on Link, asking him if he was treating signs properly.
The Gorons are a peaceful stone-like, rock-eating people who live in the mountains in the far north of Holodrum. Goron Mountain tends to be cold all year round, but ever since Onox sank the Temple of Seasons, the mountain’s winter has grown even worse than usual, such that even Gorons are becoming vulnerable to the extreme temperatures, forcing them to flee inside the many caves of the mountain. When Link is able to wield the power of the seasons, he can warm things up a little at Goron Mountain, much to the pleasure of the Gorons.
The largest Goron in all the world, Biggoron is too big even to fit inside a cave. A giant being resistant to most forms of cold, Biggoron can weather the northern Holodrum winters without any trouble, until Onox cast the seasons into chaos and making winter at Goron Mountain so cold that even Biggoron succumbs to sickness. He is stuck outside in the miserable weather until Link comes along and grants him some lava soup to warm him up and cure his head cold. Afterward, the giant gives his prized Goron Vase as a reward to Link in thanks.
Also known as Skull Pirates, this crew at one time was a mighty pirate crew who sailed the seas in search of treasure under the renowned leadership of their Cap’n. One day some centuries ago, they got lost sailing in the Sea of No Return in Labrynna when a courageous youth helped set them on their way. Thereafter they set sail for Holodrum but wrecked, ending up in the underworld of Subrosia, where now they live out their “afterlife” in one poor Subrosian’s underground home. A couple of them, however, still inhabit Samasa Desert, the site of the original shipwreck, and one to this day still seeks the Cap’n's bell…
The Cap’n led a crew of Skull Pirates many generations ago before they wrecked in Holodrum. He has since lived a skeletal existence with what remains of his pirate crew in a home in Subrosia. What he longed for most of all, however, was his special Pirate’s Bell, which held precious memories of his past with the ancient queen of Labrynna, Ambi. After Link is found worthy by the Cap’n and retrieves this bell for him in the desert, Ambi shows up from Labrynna, and the long sundered couple have an emotional reunion before the Cap’n must set out for sea again. The ship extracts itself from Samasa Desert and successfully makes it out to sea, but the crew (even Cap’n) have lost their sea legs, so they must anchor all too soon on the Western Coast–the benefit of which was that it allowed Link passage to the graveyard in southwest Holodrum, where one of the Essences of Nature was located.
Ambi was the ancient queen of Labrynna some four hundred years ago. She was married to a seafaring pirate captain, but one day he set out to sea and never returned. She built a tall tower in the center of her kingdom to keep a lookout for him, but these plans were turned to evil by outside forces. After a young adventurer restored peace to Labrynna, Ambi took the advice of Nayru, Oracle of Ages, to visit other lands and even other times. So it was that she traveled ages into the future of Holodrum and saw many wonders, not the least of which was the disorder of the seasons. She was particularly taken with Sunken City, but the highlight of her visit was a most unlikely reunion with her pirate husband, the Cap’n of the Skull Pirates.
The Moblin King rules the route leading from Natzu Prairie into Sunken City, and he charges an exorbitant toll if anyone dares to pass. This is particularly troublesome as the townsfolk in Sunken City are unable to move out of their flooded village or even rebuild. If anyone did try to pass through his realm, he would bomb them with the cannons mounted at strategic locations along his fortress. One day Link came through the area, and he challenged the might of the Great Moblin. Storming his keep and slaying the Moblins in his way, he confronted the Moblin King and threw his own bombs back at the tyrant. But he taunted the lad, saying that so long as he didn’t drop a bomb and start a fire amongst the pile of bombs behind him, then his stronghold would always stand. Link took the hint, however, and detonated a bomb just as the Moblin King was himself holding a bomb–causing him to drop it and blow the entire fortress to smitherines. The Great Moblin fled to an abandoned house in a backwater corner of Sunken City and, now an embarrassed and dejected figure, resigned himself to making bombs until he could rebuild. When even this pile of bombs was destroyed, the Great Moblin fled yet again–this time going all the way to the mountain ridges of Labrynna, there to cause trouble again.
It is said that no one is a servant of two masters, but Vire was. A loyal henchman to both Onox and Veran, Vire was a giant bat-like creature who dogged Link on many steps of his journey through both Holodrum and Labrynna. But Vire’s terminal weakness proved to be his overconfidence. Once when Link was searching for the four jewels to open the way into Tarm Ruins, Vire stole the Pyramind Stone and hid it high atop a cliff near Sunken City, but he was astonished to find that Link still managed to grab it. Later, the two dueled in the Ancient Ruins after Link opened the way, and the lad defeated the beast, causing him to flee. He swore revenge, but later as Link was journeying through Labrynna, Vire fought him yet again, this time in Veran’s service, but this time Link slew him for good. With his dying breath, Vire apologized to Onox and Veran for failing them.
Onox is the great General of Darkness, one of the highest servants of Twinrova, entrusted with the task of throwing the seasons of Holodrum into chaos and capturing Din so that the Flame of Destruction will be lit, which was one-third of the rite necessary to revive the fallen evil king, Ganon. Always crafty, Onox fell upon Din and her allies unawares as they were disguised as a dancing troupe en route to Hyrule. Onox dispersed her friends and captured the Oracle of Seasons in a whirlwind. When he imprisoned her in crystal deep inside his castle, he used his dark powers to submerge the Temple of Seasons into the underworld of Subrosia and cast the land of Holodrum into chaos as different regions were afflicted by different seasons, throwing the entire natural order out of whack. Even though he set up a barrier of darkness around his castle, yet it was Link who courageously fought through Onox’s forces, obtained the Essences of Nature, and with the Maku Tree’s help, disspelled the barrier surrounding Onox’s Castle. Inside, Onox fought the hero, at one time even using Din as a shield. Once Link defeated him, the floor crumbled, and deep in the heart of the earth, Onox revealed his true form as a giant monstrous dark dragon. In a terrible battle, Link impaled the beast through the jewel on his forehead, and Onox was destroyed. Nevertheless, because of the havoc that he had wreaked, he still managed to succeed in lighting the Flame of Destruction…
The sorceress sisters Kotake and Koume are the surrogate mothers of the ancient king of evil, Ganon. Now, long after Ganon’s demise, the sisters return with a ritual that will be sure to revive the evil king–and bring untold suffering in many lands at the same time. For aid, they dispatched Onox to Holodrum in order to cast the seasons into chaos, thus lighting the Flame of Destruction–and they sent Veran to Labrynna, to mess up the ages and thereby light the Flame of Sorrow. Both times, young Link arose from the land of Hyrule to challenge both tyrants, and even though he succeeding in defeating them both, yet their purposes were accomplished enough to light both flames, now leaving only the Flame of Despair, which was the last rite required in their elaborate ceremony. For that, they needed to sacrifice Princess Zelda, so they kidnapped her and took her into their hidden lair in the Room of Rites. With the aid of the Maku Tree, Link followed them, at which time a great battle took place beneath the altar where Zelda rested. Link turned the magic power of the sisters back at them, wounding the Sorceress of Ice with fire and the Sorceress of Fire with ice. After this, Kotake and Koume combined their forms into one, Twinrova, and altered the elements of the room itself, turning it at some points into a fiery room filled with pits of molten lava and other times into a room frozen solid with ice. After much tenacity and struggle, Link dealt the death blow to Twinrova, at which time they sacrificed themselves to light the third flame and bring Ganon back to life.
In a former age, the Great King of Evil was a man of the desert, who aspired to world dominion and black arts. Through his deceit and trickery, he gained control over Hyrule and threw the land into a dark age. But he was confronted by a heroic youth who fought and slayed him, saving the land from evil for many years to come. His surrogate mothers, Kotake and Koume, concocted a dark ceremony to revive Ganon from the dead, and they attacked the lands of Holodrum and Labrynna in so doing. Their plan was only partially successful, though, since the courageous lad Link intervened before they could sacrifice Princess Zelda, the one remaining rite left. As such, Twinrova sacrificed themselves to bring back Ganon, but without the pure royal blood of Zelda, all they managed to revive was a frothing, mindless beast, bent on total destruction. Despite his lowered state of mind, Ganon remained a powerful threat and fought Link very hard, calling upon the powers of darkness during the battle. In the end, however, Link was victorious and Ganon destroyed. The deaths of both Twinrova and Ganon threatened to bring the Room of Rites crashing down around both Link and Zelda, but the Maku Tree aided them and brought them back to the world above.