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Lorule Castle

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Lorule Castle
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Location(s) Lorule
Game(s) A Link Between Worlds
Main Item Red Mail
Boss(es) Arrghus
Ball and Chain Trooper
Gigabari
Moldorm
Quest Reward(s)Unlock entrance to Throne Room
Theme Music

Lorule Castle is a location in A Link Between Worlds, and the final dungeon of the game. It is Lorule's incarnation of Hyrule Castle and thus is the home of the Royal Family of Lorule. The main item of the dungeon is the Red Mail. The final room of the castle, the Throne Room is demarcated by the game as a separate dungeon. The castle's boss is Yuga Ganon.

Entrance to the Castle

Interior of Lorule Castle

After Yuga has abducted both Princess Zelda and Impa from Hyrule Castle, he spirits them away to Lorule Castle through a crack in Princess Zelda's private office. Link gives chase, using Ravio's Bracelet to follow the fiend, and arrives in the private office of Princess Hilda inside Lorule Castle. Following Yuga's merging with Ganon into Yuga Ganon, Hilda casts a barrier around Lorule Castle, blocking the entrance supposedly to keep Yuga and his minions from escaping. After Link has rescued all of the Seven Sages and obtained the Triforce of Courage, Hilda lifts the barrier blocking the entrance, allowing the hero access to the castle's interior through the front door.

Themes and Navigation

The central chamber of Lorule Castle

By the time Link has gained the Triforce of Courage, Lorule Castle has been overrun by enemies who will attack Link on sight if he gets close enough. Lava fills much of the dungeon, making for a very perilous journey through the structure. Link must make use of Ravio's Bracelet in several instances to reach seemingly unreachable places. He must also manipulate light and darkness to see certain things that would otherwise be hidden to the eye. In some areas, Link must return orbs resembling eyeballs to their statues in order to open doors leading to the four sections of the castle. He must also make use of several of the items obtained from Ravio, such as the Hookshot, Bombs, Fire Rod, and Ice Rod in order to fully navigate the dungeon.

Akin to The Wind Waker, within each of the four major sections of the castle, Link must fight a boss or mini-boss he has faced previously throughout his adventure. These four enemies respectively are: Arrghus, a Ball and Chain Trooper, a Gigabari, and a Moldorm. With the defeat of each of these enemies, an image of them lights up on the main door leading to the inner sanctums of the castle. Once all four of these enemies is defeated, the door leading to Princess Hilda's private office and the Throne Room of the castle opens.

Items

While there are many small keys in this dungeon, there is no Big Key as the way to the Throne Room is unlocked through defeating the four bosses mentioned above.

The main item of the dungeon, the Red Mail, is found on a ledge at the southern edge of the fourth floor of the main chamber, where Link must put out the torches in order to see two small pathways that can be walked to reach the ledge.

Enemies and Traps

Trivia

  • Parts of Lorule Castle's theme contain reversed portions of Hyrule Castle's theme music.[1] If most of the dungeon has been completed, Ganon's theme can also be heard.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ロウラル城  (Rouraru-jō)
French-speaking countries French Château de Lorule Lorule Castle
Federal Republic of Germany German Schloss Lorule Lorule Castle
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Castillo de Lorule Lorule Castle

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See Also

References

  1. Adam Koopmans, Hyrule/Lorule Castle Themes Played Back to Back, Reversed, and Together, YouTube, published February 25, 2014, retrieved November 2, 2015.
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