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Palace of Twilight

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Palace of Twilight
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The Palace's courtyard
Location(s) Twilight Realm
Game(s) Twilight Princess
Other media Hyrule Warriors
Main Item Light-infused Master Sword
Mini-boss(es) Phantom Zant
Boss(es) Usurper King: Zant
Quest Reward(s)Retrieval of the Fused Shadows
Heart Container

The Palace of Twilight is the eighth and penultimate Dungeon in Twilight Princess.[1]

Entrance to the Palace

It is located within the Twilight Realm and was originally the home of the Royal Family of the Twilight Realm (including Princess Midna) until Zant usurped the throne from Midna and took control of the Twilight Realm. The palace is accessed once all of the Mirror of Twilight shards are reunited. This location contains the two Sols, which are later infused into the Master Sword.

Themes and Navigation

The royal throne of the Palace of Twilight

The first objective is to bring back light to the corrupted Twili people, as well as to bless the Master Sword with the Sols to turn it into the Light Sword. To reach both goals, Link needs to return two special objects called Sols to the entrance. The Sol is to the Twilight Realm as the sun to the light world: It is vital for life and energy. The two Sols are located on the first floor on the west and east sides of the palace, respectively.

Link will be forced to fight Phantom Zant twice, once for each Sol. Link will then have to utilize the Sol to activate platforms that lead him back to the dungeon's entrance, all while retrieving the Sol before mysterious hand-like monsters resembling Wallmasters, which are given the name Zant's Hand, take the Sol back to its resting place. Returning the two Sols to the entrance will infuse the Master Sword with their light, and allow Link to make his way to Zant's throne.

The palace contains a new element exclusive to the palace only: Dark Fog, a haze composed of shadow crystals created by Zant. They are the pure essence of darkness and shadow, and the element is scattered across various locations of the palace. If Link enters the fog, he will transform into his wolf form, and will be unable to turn back into his human shape until he leaves the fog. Link will be able to cut the dark fog once he has the Light Sword.

In addition to regular monsters seen in the Twilight Realm, Link will also encounter monsters that resemble Zant's mask, thus given the name Zant Mask, also exclusively found in the Palace of Twilight. They will periodically shoot blasts at Link, then warp to another location. Link will frequently need to defeat these monsters to get keys in the palace.

After a long way to the dungeon's last floor, the throne floor, Link will reach the throne room and battle none other than the Usurper King Zant himself.

Minor Enemies and Traps

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors

Main article: Palace of Twilight (Hyrule Warriors)

The Palace of Twilight is a stage in Hyrule Warriors where the Hookshot can be obtained. Argorok and Zant appear as the stage's bosses.

Trivia

  • This is one of the only two dungeons (the other being Hyrule Castle) where Ooccoo is absent, as she decided to stay in her home, the City in the Sky, the previous Dungeon.
  • The symbol for the Dungeon, as seen on the map screen, is a simplification of the Twilight Emblem.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
LanguageNameMeaning
CanadaFrenchCAPalais du Crépuscule (HWDE)Palace of Twilight
FranceFrenchEUPalais du Crépuscule (HWDE)Palace of Twilight
GermanyGermanSchattenpalast (HWDE)[2]Shadow Palace
ItalyItalianPalazzo del crepuscolo (HWDE)Twilight palace
SpainSpanishEUPalacio del Crepúsculo (HWDE)Twilight Palace
Latin AmericaSpanishLAPalacio del Crepúsculo (HWDE)Twilight Palace
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References

  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 155
  2. "Schattenebene" — Select Scenario (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
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Ancient Shrines

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Ja Baij · Jee Noh · Jitan Sa'mi · Joloo Nah · Ka'o Makagh · Kaam Ya'tak · Kah Mael Shrine · Kah Okeo Shrine · Kah Yah Shrine · Kam Urog Shrine · Katah Chuki · Katosa Aug  · Kay Noh · Kaya Wan · Kayra Mah · Ke'nai Shakah · Keeha Yoog · Keh Namut · Kema Kosassa ·
Kema Zoos · Keo Ruug · Ketoh Wawai · Korgu Chideh · Korsh O'hu · Kuh Takkar · Kuhn Sidajj · Lakna Rokee · Lanno Kooh · Maag Halan · Maag No'rah · Maka Rah · Mezza Lo · Mijah Rokee · Mirro Shaz · Misae Suma · Mo'a Keet · Mogg Latan · Monya Toma · Mozo Shenno ·
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Ancient Shrines [EX 2]

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