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Castor Wilds

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Castor Wilds
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Castor Wilds is a large, marshy area in western Hyrule in The Minish Cap.[1]

Features and Overview

Castor Wilds primarily serves as a gateway between the Western Wood and the Wind Ruins. Marshy swamp water is a unique characteristic of the Wilds. Link will not immediately drown upon stepping into the water, but begins to sink as if in quicksand, and his foot speed significantly slows. To cross the swamps safely, Link must obtain the Pegasus Boots from Rem.

Throughout Castor Wilds, three golden Kinstones can be found, which are vital to reach the Wind Ruins, as a giant boulder blocks the way. The only way to enter the Wind Ruins is to fuse Kinstones with the Mysterious Statues in the southwestern-most part of the marsh. One Kinstone is guarded by a Darknut in a cave in the center of the marsh,[2] while another is found unprotected in a cave to the north. The third is located in a cave near the southeastern section of Castor Wilds.

In order to completely navigate the marsh, Link must find the Bow in the northwestern section of Castor Wilds. To obtain it, Link must shrink to Minish size, cross a puddle of water onto a Lily Pad and enter a small hole that contains five Mulldozers. Once they are defeated, a Treasure Chest containing the Bow will appear. The Bow is necessary to destroy the Eyegore Statues scattered across Castor Wilds.[3]

There are several Minish-sized holes throughout Castor Wilds, many of which are inaccessible until Link has fused Kinstones to create mobile platforms that can be ridden to span the gaps of marshy water. In the southern section of Castor Wilds is a Wind Crest, which can be activated and Warped to after Link has obtained the Ocarina of Wind from the Fortress of Winds.[4] There is also a Business Scrub located in the northern section of Castor Wilds who will offer to sell Link 30 Arrows for 30 Rupees.[5] The Business Scrub is also a candidate for Kinstone fusion,[6] which will clear the spiked vines in front of a tree in the Minish Woods, allowing Link to enter. Castor Wilds contains Swiftblade I's dojo, and also contains a waterfall, within which lies Scarblade, another of the Blade Brothers.

In the mid-western section of Castor Wilds, there lies a Treasure Chest guarded by an Eyegore Statue that contains a Kinstone Piece. After the Kinstone Piece is obtained, two Rupee Likes will appear. A rock wall in the northeastern section can be dug through after Link has obtained the Mole Mitts. Inside, there are two Treasure Chests containing 50 Mysterious Shells and a Kinstone Piece.

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Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese タバンタ秘境 (Tabanta Hikyō) Tabanta Wilderness
French Republic FrenchEU Marais de Tabanta Tabanta Marsh
Italian Republic Italian Palude Colbacco Busby Marsh

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References

  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 272
  2. "Hmph! So, a guardian is protecting the treasure? Take care while fighting it." — Ezlo (The Minish Cap)
  3. "Now, that is one nasty-looking statue! That eye has such an evil glower to it." — Ezlo (The Minish Cap)
  4. "Hey! That stone marker crumbled! And there's another of those symbols! ...You know, no matter how many times I see that happen, it still rattles me." — Ezlo (The Minish Cap)
  5. "OK, ya got me! I'll make it up to you by selling you arrows! 30 of 'em for 30 Rupees! So, what do you say, huh?" — Business Scrub (The Minish Cap)
  6. "Hey, do you want to fuse Kinstones with me? Well?" — Business Scrub (The Minish Cap)
Locations in The Minish Cap
Mount CrenelMount Crenel's BaseCastor WildsWind RuinsRoyal ValleyTrilby HighlandsWestern WoodHyrule Castle GardenNorth Hyrule FieldHyrule TownSouth Hyrule FieldEastern HillsLon Lon RanchVeil FallsCloud TopsLake HyliaMinish WoodsHyrule TMC Map.png
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