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Features and Overview
There are four Spirit Springs located throughout Hyrule, situated in the four major provinces: Ordon, Faron, Eldin, and Spring of the Spirit Lanayru, all named after its respective province and Spirit of Light.
During the events of the game, the Spirit Springs of Faron, Eldin, and Lanayru are all invaded by Shadow Beasts, who attack the Light Spirits and promptly steal their power, thus causing Twilight to cover the area. With the exception of the Ordon Spring, which is where Link learns of Hyrule's fate, the Spirit Springs is where Link receives the Vessel of Light from the Light Spirit guarding that area. Here, he is tasked to retrieve all of the Tears of Light located within its respective province. Once Link returns to the Spirit Spring with the complete Vessel of Light, the province's light will be restored, allowing the young hero to return to his Hylian form. After this, Link can walk into any of the Spirit Springs to have his health slowly recovered merely by stepping into the water.
In the Cave of Ordeals, after every ten floors, the Great Fairy appears and grants the power of Fairies to each Spirit Spring, serving as the game's Fairy Fountains. Reaching the last floor of the cave will allow Link to talk to the Great Fairy in each spring and receive unlimited Great Fairy's Tears, provided that he does not already have a Bottle full of them.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||精霊の泉 (Seirei no Izumi)||Spirit Spring|
- "...Blue-eyed beast. Look...for my light... Retrieve the light stolen by the dark beasts...and keep it...in this vessel." — Faron (Twilight Princess)
- "Welcome, Hero, to the Cave of Ordeals. I am the Great Fairy. I reign over all fairies of this realm as their queen. In praise of your efforts thus far, I will release fairies to Ordon Spring." — Great Fairy (Twilight Princess)
- "If ever you need my assistance again, visit any spring." — Great Fairy (Twilight Princess)