Iron Door

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Iron Door
Iron Door.png
The Iron Door as seen in the book
Other appearance(s)
Prevents entry to the Cavern

The Iron Door is an object featured in The Crystal Trap.[1] Situated just outside of the Cavern, Princess Zelda can only open the door if she has the Large Brass Key in her possession, allowing her to access the cavern and eventually receive the Fairy's Scroll from the Blue Fairy.[2]

If Zelda does not have the Large Brass Key with her, Zelda will slump to the ground, trying to decide what to do but is then attacked by a Rope Snake.[3] The book ends with a Game Over with Zelda screaming for help.[4]

The book offers a puzzle which will help the reader see the item that Zelda will need while inside the cavern. When the puzzle is solved, it will spell out the word "Magic Arrows."


  1. "It's late afternoon by the time the road ends at the base of a tall cliff. Set into the jagged stone is a massive iron door."  (The Crystal Trap (Archway) pg. 62)
  2. "The key fits neatly into the lock and with a gentle shove, Zelda pushes the iron doors open."  (The Crystal Trap (Archway) pg. 32)
  3. "Weary and downcast, she slumps to the ground, trying to decide what to do. But a rush of hot air makes her jump to her feet. Hiss! Zelda turns just as a huge snake-like neck rises up from a hole in the ground. 'A rope snake!' she cries."  (The Crystal Trap (Archway) pg. 52)
  4. "Zelda grabs for her bow, but before she can get it, the monstrous snake throws a coil around her arms. 'Help!' she screams."  (The Crystal Trap (Archway) pg. 52)