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Horon Village
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Horon Village in spring
Games
Inhabitants
Related places
Theme music

Horon Village is a location in Oracle of Seasons.[1] It appears along the southern coast of Holodrum, and is the largest of the two human settlements in the land (the other being Sunken City). The village itself is home to several important locations for Link: Vasu Jewelers, the Maku Tree, and one of the two stores in Holodrum, Horon Village Shop. The disharmony of the seasons causes distress among the inhabitants of the village.[2][3] Ruul is the village mayor.[4]

Overview

Northwest

Relevant articles: Know-It-All Birds, Advance Shop, Western Coast

Link first visits Horon Village through the north entrance in North Horon shortly after arriving in Holodrum and witnessing the capture of Din by the hands of General Onox. Impa sends Link to the village to get help from the Maku Tree, the guardian spirit of the land.[5] However, Link must "display his courage" to open the gate to the Maku Tree. This is done by obtaining the Wooden Sword from the Hero's Cave on the Western Coast just west of the village.[6] Near the northwestern exit that leads to the coast there is a duplex; the Know-It-All Birds are found in the western wing of the house while the eastern wing remains closed unless the game is being played on a Game Boy Advance, in which case it becomes the Advance Shop. Next to the duplex an Old Woman can be seen working on her crops year-round, complaining how the disarray of the seasons will affect the year's harvest.[7] Just east of this is the village's northern entrance, where a child can be found playing with a Blast Bloom in spring.[8]

Center (Shops)

Relevant articles: Horon Village Shop, Clock Shop, Vasu Jewelers
The fountain in the center of the village

In the heart of the village is a water fountain, where a painter spends his time. Unlike some of the other villagers, he is not distressed by the changing seasons and claims enjoy all the scenery it causes.[9] In a Linked Game, a girl with a secret for Link appears to the right of the fountain.[10] To the west, north, and east of the fountain are the village's three shops: Horon Village Shop, the Clock Shop, and Vasu Jewelers, respectively. The Horon Village Shop is the only place in Holodrum aside from Syrup's Potion Shop where Link can buy goods. In the Trading Sequence, Link must bring the Wooden Bird to Tick Tock in the Clock Shop. Vasu Jewelers, run by Vasu, handles Magic Ring appraisal and storage.

East

Relevant articles: Mayor Ruul, Maku Tree, Eastern Suburbs

The mayor's residence is found east of the village's north entrance. Outside Mayor Ruul's home there is a patch of Soil where a Gasha Seed can be planted. The northeastern area of the village is inhabited by the Maku Tree. Just south of the Maku Tree is the village's eastern entrance that leads to the Eastern Suburbs. Here, Sokra spends his time sleeping or playing a tune on his guitar. A boy can also be seen playing ball with his dog Flash. The eastern entrance is barred by saplings; once Link has obtained the Seed Satchel from Gnarled Root Dungeon, he can burn them using Ember Seeds.[11] Link can acquire some from the Ember Tree south of Vasu Jewelers. North of Vasu's shop, a staircase blocked by another sapling leads to a Piece of Heart.[12]

South

Relevant articles: Dr. Left, Bipin and Blossom

South of the water fountain is the village's only Tree Stump. Next to it there is a staircase leading to a cave beneath the village. This cave contains a portal to Subrosia leading to the House of Pirates.[13] However, the portal is out of reach. To use it from both ends, Link must first travel through the portal from Subrosia to flip a Switch in the cave, creating a bridge.[14] West of this area (south of the Horon Village Shop), is Bipin and Blossom's home. Throughout his adventure, Link can come back to their house and help raise their son, though this is an optional sidequest. West of Bipin and Blossom's home there is a small bluff jutting out into the Western Coast which comprises the southwestern tip of the village. In autumn, Link can pick the Rock Mushrooms in the area, allowing him to reach a Treasure Chest containing 20 Rupees.

Finally, Dr. Left lives in the southeastern corner of the village. He gives Link the first item of the trading sequence, the Cuccodex, thus engaging the sidequest. Just outside his home there are three saplings. The one in the middle, when burned away with an Ember Seed, reveals an secret cave. The Old Man living inside gives Link 100 Rupees to keep it a secret.[15] In Dr. Left's backyard (accessed by blowing a hole in the wall in the house with a Bomb) there is another 20-Rupee Treasure Chest surrounded by a pond. The chest can be accessed in winter when the pond freezes over.

Trivia

  • This is the only locale in Holodrum where all four seasons can occur naturally, with no need for the Rod of Seasons.
  • The background music that plays in Horon Village is based on Zelda's Lullaby.

Gallery

References

  1. "Horon Village
    The Maku Tree, protector of Holodrum, is found in Horon Village, a central hub of Holodrum where important shops like Vasu Jewelers and the aptly named Horon Village Shop do business. Unlike in the rest of Holodrum, the seasons change without needing the Rod of Seasons here."
    (Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 110 (OoS))
  2. "The seasons are a mess! Winter goes straight into summer... What's going on?" — Horon Villager (Oracle of Seasons)
  3. "How long will the seasons stay like this? It makes me so depressed." — Horon Villager (Oracle of Seasons)
  4. "I'm Ruul, mayor of Horon Village." — Mayor Ruul (Oracle of Seasons)
  5. "Please take my message to the Maku Tree in Horon Village. The Maku Tree is the guardian of all Holodrum. Surely he can help." — Impa (Oracle of Seasons)
  6. "Our guardian, the Maku Tree, stands beyond the gate to the east of town. It's said a hero with a sword will come to speak with him." — Horon Villager (Oracle of Seasons)
  7. "It goes from hot to cold in a flash. The seasons are in utter chaos! What will it do to this year's harvest..?" — Horon Villager (Oracle of Seasons)
  8. "If you get onto the flower, you can shoot up the cliff, too! It works only in spring when flowers bloom, so I'm getting my fill of it!" — Child in Horon Village (Oracle of Seasons)
  9. "I guess seeing scenery from all the seasons is kind of nice..." — Painter (Oracle of Seasons)
  10. "After you talk to the Maku Tree for the first time, you'll find a girl near the fountain in Horon Village. She'll give you a password that you can take to the Fairies' Woods sprites in your saved Oracle of Ages game." (The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages Official Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo Power), pg. 126)
  11. "two saplings block the way to the woods on the eastern edge of Horon Village . . . Use Ember Seeds to burn away a sapling, then exit the village." (The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages Official Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo Power), pg. 20)
  12. "You'll see the Piece of Heart in Horon Village, but you won't be able to reach it until you pick up some Ember Seeds in the Gnarled Root Dungeon. Drop one on a sapling to burn your way to the prize." (The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages Official Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo Power), pg. 117)
  13. "The warp portal on top of Subrosia's House of Pirates leads to a cave in Horon Village." (The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages Official Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo Power), pg. 46)
  14. "Once in the cave, hit the switch with your sword to extend a bridge." (The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages Official Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo Power), pg. 46)
  15. "Shh! Don't tell!" — Old Man (Oracle of Seasons)


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ホロン村 (Horon Mura) Horon Village
French Republic FrenchEU Village Horon
Federal Republic of Germany German Horon-Dorf
Italian Republic Italian Paese di Horon
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Pueblo Horon
Regions in Oracle of Seasons
Ancient RuinsNorthern PeakDancing Dragon DungeonPoison Moth's LairSpool SwampUnicorn's CaveEyeglass LakeGnarled Root DungeonNorth HoronSnake's RemainsExplorer's CryptCemeteryLost WoodsGoron MountainEastern CoastSunken CityMt. CuccoSamasa DesertEastern SuburbsMaku TreeHoron VillageWestern CoastMoblin's KeepWoods of WinterTarm RuinsTemple RemainsNatzuHolodrum PlainOoSmap.png

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