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Eldin Province

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Not to be confused with the Eldin region in Breath of the Wild.
Eldin Province
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Eldin Province map from Twilight Princess
Game(s)
Inhabitant(s)
Twilight Princess:
Eldin (Light Spirit)
Renado
The Ordon Children
Gorons
Humans Skyward Sword:
Eldin (Fire Dragon)
Mogmas
Item(s) Twilight Princess:
Hero's Bow
Hylian Shield Skyward Sword:
Digging and Mogma Mitts
Bomb Bag
Fireshield Earrings
Related place(s)

The Eldin Province is a province of the Hyrule overworld in Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword. The province was named after Eldin, one of the three dragons of the Era of the Goddess Hylia.[1][2]

Appearances

Twilight Princess

In Twilight Princess, the Eldin Province is situated on the eastern part of the map of Hyrule, north of the Faron Province and southeast of the Lanayru Province. It includes Kakariko Village, Death Mountain, eastern Hyrule Field, and the Hidden Village, as well as the second dungeon, Goron Mines. The Eldin Province has the largest Hyrule Field out of all of the provinces, and further up north the field is the Bridge of Eldin, which connects the Eldin Province to the Lanayru Province. It is protected by the Spirit of Light, Eldin.

This region of Hyrule is the second one visited by Link, which is entered after obtaining the Fused Shadow from the Forest Temple. As with the Faron Province before it, he finds that the province is also covered in Twilight. After restoring Eldin's light and lifting the province's Twilight, Link scales up Death Mountain while seeking the second Fused Shadow and bests the Gorons at a sumo match,[3] who then allow him to enter the Goron Mines and retrieve the Fused Shadow after the defeat of Fyrus. This is also the area in which Link must battle King Bulblin in order to rescue Colin. Later on in the game, the young hero must return to the Eldin Province to locate the Hidden Village and eventually obtain the Ancient Sky Book from its only resident, Impaz.

The two final battles against Ganondorf are fought in the Hyrule Field section of the Eldin Province.

Notable Locations

Skyward Sword

In Skyward Sword, the Eldin Province is protected by a great Fire Dragon of the same name who was appointed to oversee the region by the goddess Hylia.[4] It is a powerful region, covered mostly in lava by its active volcano,[5] and home to the treasure hunting Mogma tribe. It is situated northeast of the Lanayru Province and northwest of the Faron Province. A large portion of the province has been taken over by a large force of Bokoblins, setting up outposts, and scaring off the local Mogmas. When Link first arrives, the Mogmas are suspicious of him, thinking he is one of the "red creeps." However, they grow to accept him, and reward him with the Digging Mitts for fighting off the Bokoblins. It is in this region where Link first encounters Impa as a figure dress in black. After completing the Earth Temple, Link finds Zelda and Impa in the temple's spring. However, Impa sends Zelda through a portal and scolds Link for his inability to protect her, claiming that she does not believe him to be worthy of becoming the Hero chosen by the Goddess.[6]

Afterwards, Link returns to the Eldin Province in order to complete Din's Silent Realm and receive the Fireshield Earrings,[7] which allow him to traverse the heat of Eldin Volcano and enter its Summit in search of the Fire Sanctuary. Inside, he battles Ghirahim a second time. After defeating him, Link will be able to temper his sword with the final flame, Din's Flame, transforming it into the Master Sword.[8]

Link returns to the Eldin Province once more in order to learn Eldin's section of the "Song of the Hero". However, due to an explosion caused by Eldin,[9] the volcano erupts, upsetting the region and filling the sky with ash. Before Link is able to land, he is blown away by the explosion. He awakens to find that he has been captured and imprisoned by the Bokoblins who have now completely taken over Eldin Volcano. The Mogma Plats burrows into Link's prison, telling him that while he was unconscious, the Bokoblins took all of his equipment and locked it into chests scattered throughout the region.[10] He proceeds to return Link his stolen Digging Mitts, with which Link is able to escape his prison and search for his missing gear. After recovering his equipment and working his way deep into the Volcano, Link arrives before Eldin, who presents his segment of the "Song of the Hero" and apologize for the explosion.

Notable Locations

Nomenclature

The province incorporates the name of the goddess Din.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Canada FrenchCA Terres d'Ordinn Land of Ordinn
Italian Republic Italian Terre di Oldin (SS) Land of Oldin
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Región de Eldin (SS) Region of Eldin

References

  1. "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)
  2. "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)
  3. "I could make an exception... but you would have to beat me in a contest of power. Are you willing to try little human?" — Gor Coron (Twilight Princess)
  4. "That is Eldin, the Fire Dragon. As the great protector of Eldin Province, he has power over fire." — Fi (Skyward Sword)
  5. "Master, this is Eldin Volcano. It is an active volcano rich with the power of the earth. Approximately 65% of the region is covered in lava." — Fi (Skyward Sword)
  6. "It took you far too long to get here. Looking at you, I fear the goddess is mistaken in her choice of agents." — Impa (Skyward Sword)
  7. "You got the Fireshield Earrings! With these, you can stand any heat without a sweat This is one fo the three sacred gifts left by the goddess." — N/A (Skyward Sword)
  8. "Master, now that is as been tempered by the last of the sacred flames, your blade has finally revealed its true form. You now hold the Master Sword." — Fi (Skyward Sword)
  9. "I’m afraid that eruption was caused by an explosion of my power. It looks like you were caught up in it. My apologies." — Eldin (Skyward Sword)
  10. "Haven't ya noticed? They swiped all your stuff! While you were out, they shook you down good, pal! You're gonna want to get your stuff back before ya go and try anything else." — Plats (Skyward Sword)