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Symmetry City

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Symmetry City
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Main Appearance(s)

Symmetry City is a location in Oracle of Ages.[1]

Overview

Symmetry City is situated in the northeastern mountains of Labrynna. The most prominent feature of the city is its symmetric design, creating a perfect mirror image over the y-axis. Each inhabitant of the city has their own twin. In the city lies the entrance to Skull Dungeon, home to the fourth Essence of Time. In the past, it featured a Middle House, which served as the town hall, where the Tuni Nut, Symmetry Village's sacred symbol that held the Village in balance, was located.[2][3] Nowadays, in the place where the Middle House once stood, grows a Gale Tree, where Link can gather his first Gale Seeds. The tree also provides easy warp access to the city, which can otherwise only be reached by a bridge spanning the Nuun Highlands.

In search of the fourth Essence of Time, Link travels to the Nuun Highlands where a bridge crosses over to the Talus Peaks where the city is found. However, the bridge will not be built upon Link's arrival. At the request of Mutoh, the head carpenter, Link gathers up all the workers on break,[4] with the help of his animal companion (either Ricky, Moosh, or Dimitri, depending on certain choices Link has made on his adventures). The workers will then build the bridge, allowing Link to enter the city.

When Link arrives in Symmetry City for the first time, he finds the city in ruins, infested with Podoboo Towers. Link then travels to the past to Symmetry Village to find the cause of the problem, at which point he notices the volcano inside the Village erupting, wreaking havoc upon it. He then learns that the Tuni Nut, the Village's sacred symbol, has broken. This causes instability in the Village, thus erupting the volcano.[5] To restore balance to the Village, Link must bring the Tuni Nut to Patch atop Restoration Wall to have it fixed.[6] Once the nut is fixed and placed on its pedestal in the Middle House, peace will return to the Village. The volcano becomes inactive, and the present-day Symmetry City will no longer be in ruins. In the present, the raging volcano is replaced by a waterfall, parted in the middle by the entrance to Skull Dungeon.[7]

Trivia

  • Inhabitants of Symmetry City claim to hear music flowing down from the mountains surrounding the City.[8] In reality, the music comes from Tokkey, who is researching a tune for the Harp of Ages inside a cave on Talus Peaks.
  • Also, there are two people who live on opposite sides of the city who are not identical twins. One claims he is too small, the other, too big.[9][10]
  • There are two BGMs for Symmetry City depending on its current state. Its BGM prior to the Tuni Nut being fixed is the music used shortly after Nayru/Din are abducted by the respective main antagonist of the Oracle games, and its BGM after the Tuni Nut is restored is a calm remix of the Symmetry Village theme.

Nomenclature

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References

  1. ↑ Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 111
  2. ↑ "The Tuni Nut is the city's symbol." β€” N/A (Oracle of Ages)
  3. ↑ "Tuni Nut: The nut that balances all." β€” Inventory (Oracle of Ages)
  4. ↑ "Those lazy, worthless fools! Just as we're buildin' this bridge to the Symmetry City Ruins, they go off on break! I wait and I wait, but they don't come back!" β€” Mutoh (Oracle of Ages)
  5. ↑ "When the Tuni Nut broke, the city fell out of balance, and the volcano started erupting." β€” N/A (Oracle of Ages)
  6. ↑ "A guru named Patch lives at the top of Restoration Wall. I think he can fix the broken Tuni Nut, but I could never climb that wall." β€” N/A (Oracle of Ages)
  7. ↑ "Huh? The cave entrance? It was covered by lava from the volcano long ago! Maybe if the volcano calms down, you may be able to get in." β€” N/A (Oracle of Ages)
  8. ↑ "Sometimes I hear music flowing down from the mountaintop, but I wonder why." β€” N/A (Oracle of Ages)
  9. ↑ "What a mess... Do I have to be bigger?" β€” N/A (Oracle of Ages)
  10. ↑ "What a mess... Do I have to be smaller?" β€” N/A (Oracle of Ages)
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Regions in Oracle of Ages present age
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