Have you gotten any of these special magazines yet? They give some helpful tips throughout The Minish Cap, so if you haven't gotten them you should! However, in case you decided never to read these newletters brought to you by Swiftblade, there is a list of them below. Also, a big thanks to forum-goer Shadow Vaati for putting this section together!
Swordsman newsletter #1
Some Walls Go Boom…
It may look like a regular wall, but it may be something you can blow up. There's actually an easy way to tell. And I'm here to teach you! Build up the power in your sword and start stabbing the wall. If you pay attention, you'll find that some spots make a different sound!
Teach us, Teacher! Monsters got you?
Don't give up! Start mashing buttons! You might be able to escape quickly!
Swiftblade's Gossip Column
The Magical Boomerang…
Somewhere in Hyrule, you can find an incredible handy boomerang. It's designed do you can change its direction after you throw it! Or so I've been told. But it's just a rumor…
Swiftblade, Signing Off! That's it for our first issue! We plan to bring you helpful questing hints every week, rain or shine. Be sure to check your local post office for future issues! See you in issue 2! Until next time warriors!
Swordsman newsletter #2
This Year's Must-Have Item!
Have you seen those sparks that move along the walls? Your sword doesn't work, so maybe you've just given up fighting them. But have you tried all you items? Like…what about your boomerang? Give that a shot! You might be surprised at the results!
Teach us, Teacher! Monster took your shield?
Well, don't get down about it. All hope is not lost. Beat him up quickly, and you might just get it back!
Swiftblade's Gossip Column
The Mirror Shield…
A beautiful, glimmering shield capable of reflecting monsters' shots. You can use it to turn their attacks back at them. Or so they say… But it's just a rumor…
Swiftblade, Signing Off! Issue 2 is out the door! We got our first reader letter! Let's answer it now! "Hey, Swiftblade, what's your best feature?" That would be my eyebrows! I spend a lot of time grooming those suckers! See you in issue 3! Until next time warriors!
Swordsman newsletter #3
Got a Bone to Pick?
You're sure to run into more than a few skeletons in your journey. That's why this week's newsletter is dedicated to all you bone-breaker! A good solid whack to the head should do the trick. That's their weak spot! Try smacking them with a beam from your Cane of Pacci. You should also try your Gust Jar. That head should pop right off! They go all to pieces once they lose their head.
Teach us, Teacher! Those darn Bob-ombs!
If you hit them with your sword, they'll run all over the place and explode! But don't you worry. This newsletter's here to teach you how to cope! Your best bet is arrows! One shot can take them down! You can fire from a safe distance, too! There's also your gust jar… Draw them in and shoot them out, and they'll even blow up whatever they hit!
Swiftblade's Gossip Column
Light arrows are amazing…
They go through grass! They fell a monster with one strike! They're handy! They're dandy! They're a super-duper-ultra-item! Or so it seems… But it's just a rumor…
Swiftblade, Signing Off! We've got more mail this week! "Hey, Swiftblade! How many siblings do you have?" There are nine of us, not counting Swiftblade the First. I'm the oldest, but again, that's if you don't count Swiftblade the First! See you in issue 4! Until next time warriors!
Swordsman newsletter #4
Seek Out the Strong!
Have you ever seen a golden monster? When you fuse Kinstone pieces, you might get the rare chance to meet one. They're much stronger than the regular version of that monster. Of course, if you beat one of ‘em, you'll get something REALLY good! If you see one, go fight instantly! Just drop everything and go!
Teach us, Teacher! Coping with a Thorny Situation
Those thorny little thorn monsters! Your sword doesn't hurt ‘em at all! But if you bump them with your shield up, they'll totally flip! There are other ways, though. Flip ‘em with a bomb! Or you're Cane of Pacci! Or with a well placed Down Thrust! How's that for options? Your head must be swimming with possibilities!
Here's a secret: you can blow them up whenever you want! How cool is that?! Or so it seems… But it's just s rumor…
I went to Lon Lon Ranch the other day. I saw the ghost of Swiftblade the First defeat a cow with his bare hands! It was kind of sad, really… See you in issue 5. Until next time, warriors!!!!
Swordsman Newsletter #5
Fire up that chilly chump!
Have you seen a sorcerer who throws cold curses at you? Yeah, the one who keeps disappearing! That's him! Well, next time he shows up, whack him with your lantern! Fire against ice! It's the law of nature!
Teach us, Teacher! Those pig-faced Moblins…
You see them around the Minish Woods, right? They're big and dumb? Well, they're also rich! Beat one up for some quick cash!
Swiftblades Gossip Column. A tidbit about amulets…
I hear that there's a mysterious amulet that raises your abilities if you use it! Well, that's what I heard, anyway… But it's just a rumor…
I went to Smiths the other day. The old guys still looking pretty good. … … But I AM a little concerned about the guy in green tights on the hill there… See you in issue 6! Until next time, warriors!!!!
Swordsman Newsletter #6
Here's what you do!
Have you seen a monster wrapped in bandages? It tries to grab you? Well, here's a pro tip: bandages burn easily, especially on a mummy! I don't have to spell this out, do I? Yeah, you know what I'm about to say! That's right, it's time to light up their world! FWOOOSH!
Teach us, Teacher! Those heavy-handed Floor Masters…
And their irritating friends, the Wall Masters… They're really annoying, but if you beat one, they say you'll be rich!! But it's a rumor… Don't complain to me if it turns out to be wrong.
Swiftblades Gossip Column. Rupee-stealing nasties…
Those Rupee-camouflaged creeps have been ripping a lot of you off lately. I've heard that you greedy adventurers are getting soaked! In fact, I hear that the greedier you are, the more it takes! Or so it seems… But it's just a rumor…
We've got reader mail again! "Hey, swiftblade, do you have a hobby?" Training! See you in issue 7! Until next time, warriors!!!!
Swordsman Newsletter #7
For Real Swordsmen Only
You know the Roll Attack, right? Yeah, the one you do midroll! I bet Grayblade told you to attack just as you finish the roll, right? Well, actually, you can do it just as you start the roll, too! But the timing is very tricky! You can do it! Hone your skill! The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step! Or… Something!
Teach us, Teacher! Camouflaged shell-shockers…
These fiends festoon themselves with grass and rocks to deceive your eyes. But you can remove their camo without trying to pick them up, you know! Hit them with that Cane of Pacci! Suck them with the Gust Jar! How do you like that!? Now your a camo-buster!
Swiftblades Gossip Column. Those short-fused Bob-ombs…
I told you about them in issue 3 but here's another thing… Apparently they drop bombs at a higher rate them other enemies! Or so it seems… But it's just a rumor…
The next one is out last issue! After that, it'll be time for me to put down my pen. As much as I like writing, I'm a teacher at heart. But I know you'll miss me when I'm gone. I'm like a star! A superstar! Issue 8, the last one, is coming soon! Hope your looking forward to it! Until next time, warriors!!!!
Swordsman Newsletter #8
The way to the Sacred Blade
Have you ever wished you could unleash your Spin Attack a little faster? Or perhaps split faster? Or maybe you wanted a longer Great Spin Attack? It's only natural you want these things. Every warrior wants to be his best! So now for some good news! I haven't confirmed it, but there MAY be a way! All of these things could be yours if you only figure out how to do it.
Teach us, Teacher! The one-eyed statue Eyegore…
You have to shoot him with an arrow to make him move… But if you beat him, he always drops spare arrows for you! So don't worry about running out of arrows once you've beaten him! Just fire away!
Swiftblades Gossip Column. Armos, fabled creations of the Minish
I hear that they drop Kinstone pieces when you beat them! Or so it seems… But it's just a rumor…
That all the news for you! If you get lonely, just come over and spar for a while! And thanks for reading! I hope you've enjoyed it as much as I have. And now, let me sign off one final time with that oh-so-familiar farewell… Until next time, warriors!!!!