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Southern Face Shrine

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Southern Face Shrine
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Location(s) Koholint Island
Game(s) Link's Awakening
Boss(es) Armos Knight
Quest Reward(s)Face Key
Theme Music

Southern Face Shrine is a mini-dungeon in Link's Awakening.[1]

Overview

The stone tablet in the Southern Face Shrine

When Link needs the Face Key to enter the sixth Dungeon, Face Shrine, the Owl suggests he travel to the Southern Face Shrine first.[2] In doing so, Link comes across this shrine, guarded by an Armos Knight. Defeating it will reward Link with the Face Key, which unlocks the entrance to the Face Shrine.

At the end of the Southern Face Shrine, Link comes to a room with a relief on the wall. The relief is written in a riddle-like tone and reveals the secret of Koholint Island and its guardian Wind Fish. It appears to be addressed to Link directly, and explains that the island is nothing but an illusion dreamed by the Wind Fish, all of which will completely vanish as soon as the Wind Fish is awoken.[3]

References

  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 234
  2. "Hoot! There are two shrines, one to the north, the other to the south. First, head south, where ancient ruins speak of the Wind Fish... You will learn much there..." — Owl (Link's Awakening DX)
  3. "TO THE FINDER... THE ISLE OF KOHOLINT, IS BUT AN ILLUSION... HUMAN, MONSTER, SEA, SKY... A SCENE ON THE LID OF A SLEEPER'S EYE... AWAKE THE DREAMER, AND KOHOLINT WILL VANISH MUCH LIKE A BUBBLE ON A NEEDLE... CASTAWAY, YOU SHOULD KNOW THE TRUTH! ... ... ... ... What? Illusion?" — Wall in the Southern Face Shrine (Link's Awakening DX)
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