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|Game(s)||Oracle of Seasons|
|Main Item||Magical Boomerang|
|Quest Reward(s)||Blowing Wind|
The Ancient Ruins are the sixth dungeon in Oracle of Seasons. The dungeon is located in the Tarm Ruins and holds the Blowing Wind, the sixth Essence of Nature. After retrieving the Nuturing Warmth from the Unicorn's Cave, Link receives a telepathic message from the Maku Tree, who will direct Link towards the Tarm Ruins in the search of the next Essence of Nature. If in a Linked Game, shortly after, a cut-scene shows Twinrova within the Room of Rites. As the resurrection of Ganon draws near, the Flame of Destruction is lit by the chaos and destruction reverberating from Holodrum. At this point, only the Flame of Despair remains unlit. This turn of events inspires a new sense of urgency to collect the remaining Essences of Nature.
Entrance to the Ruins
The entrance to the Ancient Ruins is found atop Tarm Ruins, at the north-easternmost peak. The dungeon itself is a tall tower, and is easily the highest point in all of Holodrum. In order to unlock the gate barring Link from the ruins, Link must gather the four Jewels scattered across Holodrum. Navigating the Tarm Ruins requires extensive use of the Rod of Seasons.
The Ancient Ruins is five stories high, the most of any dungeon in the game. The ruins feature sand-colored floors and walls, giving it the feel of an ancient Egyptian crypt, much like the Spirit Temple of Ocarina of Time. There are many sections of flooring throughout the dungeon that will crumble under Link's weight, causing him to plummet to his death if he stands in one spot for too long.
There are many bombable walls throughout the dungeon. One of these walls leads to an unmarked room on the map where a total of 100 Rupees are strewn across the floor. Progressing through the dungeon requires extensive use of the Roc's Feather and Magnetic Gloves, and of course, the dungeon's main item: the Magic Boomerang. The mini-boss of the dungeon none other than Vire, Onox's loyal henchman. Using the Boss Key found within the dungeon, Link faces Manhandla on the top floor of the dungeon. After defeating Manhandla and obtaining the Heart Container, a staircase to the very top of the tower appears. It is here, at the highest point in all of Holodrum, that Link obtains his sixth Essence of Nature.
Minor Enemies and Traps
- Ball and Chain Soldier
- Blade Traps
- Hardhat Beetles
- Shrouded Stalfos
- Spiked Beetles
- ↑ "Nurturing Warmth has brought me strength! I saw a dream of Link inside vast ruins. Perhaps an essence is hidden in some." — Maku Tree (Oracle of Seasons)
- ↑ "Eee hee hee hee! Despair, Link... Your struggles are fruitless! Decay, seasons! Steal the fruits of the ravaged lands of Holodrum... Raze the earth! Oh ho ho ho! The lands rot, and the Flame of Destruction burns!" — Twinrova (Oracle of Seasons)
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|Japanese||古代の遺跡 (Kodai no Iseki)|