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A War of Spirit

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A War of Spirit
HW - True Master Sword.jpeg
Stage Temple of Souls
Playable Character(s) Link
Impa
Sheik
Lana
Zelda
Darunia
Fi
Mini-boss(es) Dark Links
Boss Ganondorf
Main Theme Music "Psychostorm"
Previous ScenarioNext Scenario
"The Sacred Sword""Shining Beacon"

"A War of Spirit" is the second Scenario of the Epilogue arc of Legend Mode in Hyrule Warriors.[name reference missing] It takes place in the Temple of Souls.

Overview

After Link successfully retrieves the Master Sword from the Temple of the Sacred Sword, the Hyrulean Forces head for the Temple of Souls where Cia is hiding, after her location was revealed by Wizzro.[1] Cia however had anticipated their arrival, and was especially observant to Link's growing overconfidence as a result of the Hyrulean Forces' string of victories and the Master Sword in his possession.[2][3] However as the two armies prepared to fight, the eyes of a third faction had watched from the shadows.[4]

As the Hyrulean Forces march in to infiltrate the temple, Link enters the fray as he fiercely attacks Cia's troops with the Master Sword, as encouraged by Proxi. His actions however greatly concerns his other allies, and Impa hopes he does not become too reckless. Cia on the other hand welcomes him to her temple, and eagerly beckons for him to come. As Link fights his way, Lana points out that there are be six Magic Keeps, with three in the east and three in the west. These Keeps are indicated by purple borders that surround them and run along the floors of the temple. Zelda orders these Keeps be captured immediately to sever their connection and weaken their magic. ReDead Knights are continuously spawned from and empowered by the Keeps, and proceed to attack Zelda outside. Quickly becoming overwhelmed by their strength, Link's allies press the need to conquer the Keeps. As Link gradually conquers them, Zelda senses an overwhelmingly evil presence from somewhere in the area, however this same presence is not sensed by the others.[5] Eventually Link successfully claims all six Magic Keeps, thus severing their connection and decreasing the ReDead Knights' Morale. Cia however is not bothered by this change of events, and again encourages Link to come to her. She opens the doors to her chamber, the Sorceress's Room Keep.

Link enters the Sorceress's Room fighting the enemies inside, and Cia suddenly appears before him. Using the darkness of Link's arrogance and overconfidence, she summons Dark Link from Link's shadow. Cia temporarily retreats and watches from afar as Dark Link attacks Link. Lana and the Hyrulean Forces immediately rush to the aid of Link. Despite this, Link manages to defeat Dark Link, however four more Dark Links then spawn throughout the temple and attack. Just as the situation turns critical, Ganondorf rides into battle with his own army in the southeast and attacks the Hyrulean Forces. His plan is to take the Triforce once both sides wear out. Cia becomes infuriated by his return. With little choice left, Zelda and her troops retreat towards the palace interior. Midna recommends they move to the rose garden in the west. In that time Link manages to defeat two Dark Links, but the remaining Dark Links retreat, and one is revived back in the Sorceress's Room. Link leaves to combat this Dark Link as well.

However as soon as Link enters the Sorceress's Room, the gates suddenly close behind him and traps him inside. His allies become aggravated by his recklessness and hurry back to fend for him. Immediately after defeating Dark Link, more spawn again and surround him. Now finding himself overwhelmed, Link is unable to fight and is nearly killed by the Dark Links, but is saved by Lana as she teleports in the room. The Dark Links strike back, but are repelled and defeated by Impa, Midna, Darunia, and Fi. Finally realizing his recklessness and seeing all of his friends' support, Link raises the Master Sword as its true strength awakens. The Keep gates are reopened and the Hyrulean Forces' Morale improves. Cia is enraged by her foiled plan, and swears that if she cannot pull the darkness from Link, then she will use her own. Ignoring Lana's pleads, she uses greater magic to summon hordes of monsters before fleeing the battlefield.

With Link now saved, the Hyrulean Forces are forced to make a hasty retreat. However Ganondorf refuses to let them escape, and quickly advances to attack Zelda. Forced to take a detour, Midna teleports to the SW Magic Keep to redirect the Forces. However Zelda suddenly finds herself unable to move by a tremendous power.[6] Proxi tells Link that now is the time to return the favor and protect his friends by defeating Ganondorf. Link defeats him, thus forcing Ganondorf and his army to retreat, though he swears he is not defeated.

Combatants

Hyrulean Forces Dark Forces Ganondorf's Forces
HWDE Goron Mini Map Icon.png
Gorons
HWDE Beamos Mini Map Icon.png
Beamos
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Shield Moblins
HWDE Goron Captain Mini Map Icon.png
Goron Captains
Bulblins Stalchildren
HWDE Bulblin Captain Mini Map Icon.png
Bulblin Captains
HWDE Stalchild Captain Mini Map Icon.png
Stalchild Captains
HWDE ReDead Knight Mini Map Icon.png
ReDead Knights
Commanders
HWDE Zelda Mini Map Icon.png
Zelda
HWDE Cia Mini Map Icon.png
Cia
HWDE Ganondorf Mini Map Icon.png
Ganondorf
HWDE Link Mini Map Icon.png
Link
HWDE Dark Link Mini Map Icon.png
Dark Links
HWDE Impa Mini Map Icon.png
Impa
HWDE Darunia Mini Map Icon.png
Darunia
HWDE Midna Mini Map Icon.png
Midna
HWDE Fi Mini Map Icon.png
Fi
HWDE Lana Mini Map Icon.png
Lana

Collectibles

Item Location Condition
HW Gold Skulltula Icon.png
Gold Skulltula
Behind the wall west of the SW Magic Keep Defeat 1,000 enemies
HW Gold Skulltula Icon.png
Gold Skulltula
(Hard Mode)
East Garden Play as Zelda with the Rapier; appears after Impa, Lana, Darunia, Midna, and Fi leave the battlefield after Dark Link vanishes
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Piece of Heart
South Garden Play as Fi; appears after Ganondorf arrives
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Heart Container
Underneath the Boulder on the path that leads south from the SE Magic Keep Play as Impa

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland EnglishUK A War of Spirit
Japan Japanese 闇の心との戦い (Yami no Kokoro to Notatakai) Battle with the Heart of Darkness
Canada FrenchCA Un combat intérieur
French Republic FrenchEU Combat contre le cœur sombre
Federal Republic of Germany German Das dunkle Herz
Italian Republic Italian Battaglia di spirito
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Batalla contra el mal
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Batalla contra el mal

References

  1. "The evil magician's parting words in their ears, Link and his allies set out to confront Cia at the Temple of Souls." — N/A (Hyrule Warriors)
  2. "With a string of victories behind them, the Hyrulean Army's morale had improved remarkably. Even Link began to feel that he was invincible while the Master Sword was in his hands. Soon he was allowing overconfidence to cloud his judgment, rushing headlong into hordes of enemies." — N/A (Hyrule Warriors)
  3. "Cia had been waiting for Link to overextend himself, giving her a chance to strike." — N/A (Hyrule Warriors)
  4. "And as the two sides battled, unknown eyes watched from the shadows..." — N/A (Hyrule Warriors)
  5. "An eerie presence? I feel only the aura given off by the witch and her monsters." — Impa (Hyrule Warriors)
  6. "By the goddesses... This power... It... My body refuses to move!" — Zelda (Hyrule Warriors)