Outset Island

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Outset Island
Outset Island.jpg
Game(s) The Wind Waker
Inhabitant(s) See here for the complete list
Item(s) Pieces of Heart ×3, Sword, Shield, Hurricane Spin, Elixir Soup, Wallet upgrade, Nayru's Pearl, Triforce Chart, Triforce Shard underwater
Related place(s) Great Sea Islands
Theme Music

Outset Island is located at the southern end of the Great Sea in The Wind Waker. It is home to only a few families, including Link's, which consists of his sister Aryll and their beloved Grandma. On this island, it is customary to garb boys in green when they reach the age of the fabled "legendary hero."[1]

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Features

Outset Island consists of two main islands connected by a wooden bridge. Of the four houses on Outset Island, three of them are situated on the western island. The eastern island has a winding pathway to the summit, where there is a suspension bridge that connects the two areas. Across the bridge is the Forest of Fairies, where Link rescues Tetra after she is dropped there by the Helmaroc King at the beginning of the game. Later, the water spirit Jabun makes his home in the cave at the back of the island. However, the cave is blocked by a large stone that can only be removed by bombs via cannon. Upon destroying the large stone, Link can go in and talk to Jabun to receive Nayru's Pearl from him.

Also hidden on the island is the entrance to the Savage Labyrinth. This area can only be reached by gliding with the Deku Leaf to a small ledge near the entrance to the Forest of Fairies. With the use of the Power Bracelets, Link can lift the head stone covering the entry to the labyrinth. It is the location of Triforce Chart #7 and a Piece of Heart.

Landmarks

Panorama of Outset Island from the pier
Panorama of Outset Island from Aryll's Lookout
Panorama of Outset Island from Link's House

Main features

Aryll's Lookout

Aryll's Lookout, as named by Aryll herself,[2] also called the Watchtower,[3] is a tall, stationary crow's nest that was most likely built to spot oncoming ships. Because of Outset's distant location from many other inhabited islands, however, it is mainly used by Link's little sister to play with the gulls.[2] She often uses her telescope from the Lookout to watch over the island.

Fairy Woods

The Fairy Woods,[4] also called the Forest of Fairies,[3] are situated at the top of Outset Island. According to legend, the Hero of Time would come to these woods to heal after a battle.[5] Link first visits the Fairy Woods after Helmaroc King drops Tetra into the forest. Later on, after obtaining Bombs, the young hero can find a pink colored Great Fairy, called the Fortune Goddess,[6] in the Fairy Woods who gives him a Wallet upgrade.

Trivia

  • "Outset" is a word meaning "start," or "beginning," and Outset Island is the first location explored in the game.
  • A bird's eye view of Outset resembles a silhouette of Makar holding his violin.
  • Outset is the only island whose music track changes throughout the game - in the beginning, it is a constant loop of Aryll's theme. After she is kidnapped from the island by the Helmaroc King, the song changes to indicate her absence, instead consisting of a rendition of the Kokiri Forest theme from Ocarina of Time.
  • In the PAL version of Spirit Tracks, Aboda Village is named Outset Village, possibly implying that Link from The Wind Waker and Phantom Hourglass founded the village, his home being Outset Island. This is unlikely to be true because the original name of Outset Island was Puroro Island in the Japanese version of The Wind Waker and the original name of Aboda Village is Moyori Village.

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References

  1. "Time certainly flies... I can't believe you're already old enough to wear these clothes. Don't look so disappointed, dear one! Just try them on. Today is a day to celebrate! It is the day that you become the same age as the young hero spoken of in all the legends. You only have to wear them for one day, so don't look so down. Be proud, child!" — Grandma (The Wind Waker)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Hee hee hee! This is my FAVORITE spot to gaze out at the sea. When I play with the gulls, I call it "Aryll's Lookout."" — Aryll (The Wind Waker)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "[<] Watchtower
    Forest of Fairies [>]
    " — Sign (The Wind Waker)
  4. "In fact, I saw something really odd just a little while ago. Of course, this was back before the bridge was destroyed... It was up in the Fairy Woods, near the old dried-up fountain. I saw this tall girl who glowed like a fairy, which was odd enough, but then she vanished into that rock... Really! I saw it with my own eyes!" — Mesa (The Wind Waker)
  5. "This spot marks the remains of an ancient fairy fountain. The legendary hero was said to come here after battle so the fairies could ease his weariness." — Sign (The Wind Waker)
  6. "It was also said that whoever met with the Great Fairy who lived here was blessed with great fortune, so it came to be known as the Fountain of the Fortune Goddess." — Sign (The Wind Waker)


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Forsaken FortressStar IslandNorthern Fairy IslandGale IsleCrescent Moon IslandSeven-Star IslesOverlook IslandFour-Eye ReefMother and Child IslesSpectacle IslandWindfall IslandPawprint IsleDragon Roost IslandFlight Control PlatformWestern Fairy IslandRock Spire IsleTingle IslandNorthern Triangle IslandEastern Fairy IslandFire MountainStar Belt ArchipelagoThree-Eye ReefGreatfish IsleCyclops ReefSix-Eye ReefTower of the GodsEastern Triangle IslandThorned Fairy IslandNeedle Rock IsleIslet of SteelStone Watcher IslandSouthern Triangle IslandPrivate OasisBomb IslandBird's Peak RockDiamond Steppe IslandFive-Eye ReefShark IslandSouthern Fairy IslandIce Ring IsleForest HavenCliff Plateau IslesHorseshoe IslandOutset IslandHeadstone IslandTwo-Eye ReefAngular IslesBoating CourseFive-Star IslesGreat Sea Map TWW.png
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Language Name Meaning
Japanese Japan プロロ島 (Puroro Tō) Prologue Island
Spanish Spain Isla Initia Starting Island
French France Ile de l'Aurore Isle of the Dawn
German Germany Präludien Prelude
Italian Italy Isola Primula Primrose Island
Korean South Korea 프롤로 섬 Puroro Island