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The map of the Faron Province
|Game(s)|| Twilight Princess|
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Faron (Light Spirit)
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Faron Province is part of the province system used for Hyrule in Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword. The province is named after its original protector, the great Water Dragon known as Faron, from the Era of the Goddess Hylia and the Sky Era. It is later protected by the Light Spirit of the same name during the Era of Twilight.
A large majority of the province is made up of the Faron Woods and other forested areas. It houses a number of ruins, including several ancient temples that have become overgrown by nature, and also at least two sacred springs.
In the Era of Twilight, a young hero from Ordon Village in the Ordona Province, Link, first enters the Faron Province while pursing his friend Talo and a monkey that has recently been causing trouble in his village, leading him through Faron Woods and to the Forest Temple, where he finds his friend and the monkey captured by a group of Bokoblins. The province is later covered in a curtain of twilight after its Light Spirit, who was protecting the light of the province, is attacked by Twilight Monsters. After saving the Light Spirit and returning light to the area, Link sets off to return to the Forest Temple at the request of Midna to retrieve the first piece of the Fused Shadow. Later on in the game, having been permanently transformed into a wolf due to Zant's Shadow Crystal, Link must return to the Faron Woods to enter the Sacred Grove hidden deep within and retrieve the Master Sword at the ruins of the Temple of Time in order to return to his human form. The young hero later meets up with Rusl in the Faron Woods, who helps him access the Sacred Grove once again, where he then must enter through the Temple of Time's remaining entrance. He is transported to a point far into the past, a time when the temple still stood in full glory. There, he collects the Dominion Rod and a piece of the broken Mirror of Twilight upon the defeating Armogohma.
During the ending credits, Link is seen riding through the province's woods on Epona.
Geography and Notable Locations
The Faron Province is located to the north of the Ordona Province, south of the Lanayru Province, southwest of the Eldin Province and southeast of the Desert Province. It is the situated at the furthest southern part of the Kingdom of Hyrule, the Ordona Province being considered another country outside of the kingdom.
In the Era of the Goddess Hylia and the Sky Era, the Faron Province is protected by a great Water Dragon, Faron, who was ordered to protect the province by the goddess herself. She resides with the Parella in Lake Floria, located southeast of Faron Woods. Coming from the world above the clouds, Link first visits the province when he lands on the Surface in his desperate mission to find his childhood friend, Zelda, who landed there sometime earlier. He lands in the Sealed Grounds, and meets the elderly Impa protecting the Sealed Temple. She directs him to continue on his quest in Faron Woods, the defining feature and largest section of the Faron Province. Upon reaching the woods, he is tasked by the Kikwi elder Bucha to find the other scattered and hiding members of the tribe, who claims that putting his fear and worry to ease will help him remember where Zelda ran off to after she met him. After doing so, he is given the Slingshot, granting him access to the Deep Woods and Skyview Temple. During his search for Zelda through the woods, Link comes across to Deep Woods of Faron, where he comes across Skyview Temple and his companion Fi detects she is now located. Upon fighting and defeating the temple's boss, Ghirahim, he finds the Skyview Spring, but Zelda has already left the Faron Province by then. He then moves on to the next province in his journey, the Eldin Province.
Link much later returns to the Faron Province for his first Silent Realm trial in Faron Woods. When he completes the challenge, he is given the Water Dragon's Scale, allowing him access to the Great Tree. The elder Kikwi, Yerbal, is found at the top of the Great Tree and sends Link to the other main part of Faron Province, Lake Floria, to meet with the province's protector. The Water Dragon known as Faron, the province's protector, had been wounded by an attack from Ghirahim. Link heals her with Sacred Water from Skyview Spring, and in return she parts the waterfall in front of the Ancient Cistern, the dungeon hiding Farore's Flame. After Link defeats the boss, Koloktos, and with his newly powered sword, he proceeds to the next step in his adventure.
Link must visit the province one last time in order to receive Faron's section of the Song of the Hero, but Faron has flooded the woods to wash away the monster infestation, forcing the aged Impa guarding the Sealed Temple to create a barrier around the woods and making it impossible to move beyond the Sealed Grounds. While Link searches for a way into the woods, The Imprisoned attacks once again. After using his Groosenator to help Link re-seal The Imprisoned, Groose gets the idea to use it to launch Link into the woods. Once there, Link must find Faron. After finding Faron at the Great Tree, she reveals the reason she flooded the woods was to remove the monsters tainting the realm and to prevent them from coming back. She instructs Link to collect the various Tadtones scattered across the submerged area. When he has successfully found all of the tadtones, Faron teaches Link her part of the Song of the Hero and lowers the water level so that he and the Kikwi are able to make their way around Faron Woods normally again.
Geography and Notable Locations
The Faron Province is located on the unnamed Surface below Skyloft, east of the Lanayru Province and southeast of the Eldin Province. It is situated furthest southeast on the map.
- Faron Woods
- Lake Floria
- Like the goddess Farore, the Faron Province is associated with wind and flora.
- Because several other titles take place between Skyward Sword and Twilight Princess but lack the province system, it is unknown whether the system fell into disuse and returned, or simply was not referenced. Because Skyward Sword is the first game since Twilight Princess to take place in this version of Hyrule, it may be a case of retcon and the provinces have always been named.
- The south/southeast location of the Faron Province and its associated forested areas collides with the locations of the Kokiri Forest, the Lost Woods and the Minish Woods, implying that all are apart of the province and suburbs or neighbouring forests of the Faron Woods.
- ↑ "Hyrule Castle, located in Lanayru Province, sits at the heart of the world. The provinces known as Lanayru, Faron, Eldin, and Ordona bear the same names as they did in the Era of the Goddess Hylia. They are protected by the Light Spirits who share their names." (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 116)
- ↑ "The Surface is divided into three regions. Each region is named after one of the dragons, Faron, Eldin, and Lanayru, who protect the Sacred Flames." (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 74)
- ↑ "I've been so worried about my Kikwis. But if you could put my fears to rest, I might remember where that girl you seek ran off to, kwee." — Bucha (Skyward Sword)
- ↑ "This may be news to you, but some very irksome monsters have been overrunning my woods of late. Well, I decided that I'd had enough! The easiest way to deal with the awful things was to flood the whole woods." — Faron (Skyward Sword)
- ↑ "As you just saw, I have split the melody you seek among my many Tadtones and I have hidden them around the forest." — Faron (Skyward Sword)
- ↑ "If you wish to earn my favor, gather the Tadtones and return to me." — Faron (Skyward Sword)
|Names in Other Regions|
|Spanish||Región de Farone||Region of Faron/Faron('s) Region|
|French||Terres de Firone|
|German||Wald von Phirone|