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Gortram is a large, bearded Goron that has been living alone in the Lanayru Shipyard that is located in the Lanayru Sand Sea for ages. However, he doesn't mind this because he gets to ride the mine carts all day long. Gortram is first seen when Link visits the mine cart station in order to get to the Shipyard, which is told to hold more clues about the Sandship. Gortram agrees to allow Link to ride the mine carts, but only after explaining how to ride a mine cart in a safe way. The Goron also asks Link to tell more people about the Rickety Coaster since he wants more people to visit the Rickety Coaster minetrack.
After Link defeats Tentalus and tempers his sword with the power of Nayru's Sacred Flame, he can return to the Shipyard to find that Gortram has set up a new mini-game requiring Link to race around the Rickety Coaster. He gives Link the option of choosing two tracks: the "Scary" and "Heart-Stopping" tracks. The Scary track requires Link to beat a certain time, and upon doing so will earn Rupees or Treasure as a reward. On the other hand, the "Heart-Stopping" track requires that Link beats Gortram's time of 1:05. If Link manages to do so, Gortram will reward him with a Piece of Heart.
- Gortram's is a portmanteau of the word Goron, and the word tram. A tram is a mine cart, typically used for coal.
Concept art of Gortram from Hyrule Historia
- ↑ "I have been here alone for...well, who knows how long. Years. But I get to ride these carts every day, and I never get bored of it!" — Gortram (Skyward Sword)
- ↑ "This station here was used by folks heading into the old mines. People still ride the mine carts all over the place, though! I am probably supposed to tell you there is some "safety information" about using the carts posted on the wall over there. Cart riding can be, uh...dangerous at times, so I would suggest you give that stuff a quick read." — Gortram (Skyward Sword)
- ↑ "Hey, that is my seat! Nobody sits their rear end on my seat but me, got it?" — Gortram (Skyward Sword)
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