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The Dragon of the Caves

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The Dragon of the Caves
Stage Eldin Caves
Playable Character(s) Cia
Mini-boss(es) Wizzro
King Dodongo
Boss Volga
Previous ScenarioNext Scenario
"The Armies of Ruin""The Invasion Begins"

"The Dragon of the Caves" is the first Scenario of the Cia's Tale arc of Legend Mode in Hyrule Warriors.[name reference missing] It takes place in the Eldin Caves.

Overview

Set prior to the main events of the game, Cia begins to build her army by opening the Gate of Souls to unleash hordes of monsters. Realizing her army would require a general, Cia looks to the Eldin Caves in search for Volga, whom she considers to be the perfect candidate. Cia enters the Caves, and is immediately confronted by the Gorons of the region. While searching, Cia senses another presence nearby. The panicking of the Gorons, who were tasked to guard an ancient ring, unwittingly brings Cia's attention to the location of the ring. She manages to find it and summons Wizzro, who aids her fight by joining her Forces.

Cia continues her search for Volga, and shortly finds him near the central caves. A battle between them ensues as Volga resists Cia's invitation. Cia gains the upper hand, but Volga retreats to the South Square as reinforcements arrive. Lizalfos and Dinolfos Chieftains attack Cia and her Forces. Cia leaves to conquer Volga's Keeps to weaken his Force, while Wizzro summons more reinforcements and fights the Chieftains. The Gorons, meanwhile, plan a counterattack as they deploy several Bombchus. Cia's Dark Forces however manage to destroy them before they can detonate in their newly acquired Base and Keeps.

Eventually Cia and her Forces capture all of Volga's other Keeps, which impresses the Dragon Knight but fails to persuade him. Cia enters the South Square and resumes fighting Volga. However in the midst of their defeat, the Chieftains of Volga's Force summon a pair of King Dodongos onto the field; one in Volga's Keep and the other marching towards the Allied Base. Worsening the situation, Wizzro also betrays Cia and joins the dragonfolk after witnessing their advantage. Cia however successfully defeats the King Dodongos and Volga and Wizzro, thus winning the battle. Volga resigns to Cia's power as he accepts his position as her commander, and Wizzro begs for her mercy and swears allegiance to her. Cia enhances them with dark magic, ensuring their loyalty to her. With Cia's army finally built, the Dark Forces prepare to invade Hyrule Castle next.

Combatants

Dark Forces Goron Forces Volga's Forces
HWDE Big Poe Mini Map Icon.png
Big Poes
HWDE Bombchu Mini Map Icon.png
Bombchus
Bulblins
HWDE Bokoblin Mini Map Icon.png
Bokoblins
HWDE Goron Mini Map Icon.png
Gorons
HWDE Bulblin Captain Mini Map Icon.png
Bulblin Captains
HWDE Bokoblin Captain Mini Map Icon.png
Bokoblin Captains
HWDE Goron Captain Mini Map Icon.png
Goron Captains
HWDE Dinolfos Mini Map Icon.png
Dinolfos
HWDE Dinolfos Mini Map Icon.png
Dinolfos Chieftan
HWDE Lizalfos Mini Map Icon.png
Lizalfos
HWDE Lizalfos Mini Map Icon.png
Lizalfos Chieftan
Commanders
HWDE Cia Mini Map Icon.png
Cia
HWDE Volga Mini Map Icon.png
Volga
HWDE Wizzro Mini Map Icon.png
Wizzro Triforce piece.png
HWDE Wizzro Mini Map Icon.png
Wizzro Triforce piece.png
HWDE King Dodongo Mini Map Icon.png
King Dodongos

Collectibles

The following collectibles can only be obtained in Hyrule Warriors Legends and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition.

Item Location Condition
HW Gold Skulltula Icon.png
Gold Skulltula
Under a boulder located at the dead end south of the Central Keep Defeat 1000 enemies
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Gold Skulltula
(Hard Mode)
Directly west from the Allied Base Play as Cia, destroy all Bombchus before they can explode and defeat both King Dodongos
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Piece of Heart
Central Keep Play as Cia
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Heart Container
Under the boulder to the far west from the North Square Keep Play as Cia

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland EnglishUK The Dragon of the Caves
Japan Japanese 闇にあやつられし者 (Yami ni Ayatsura Reshi Mono)
Canada FrenchCA La marionnette des ténèbres
French Republic FrenchEU La marionnette des ténèbres
Federal Republic of Germany German Von Dunkelheit beherrscht
Italian Republic Italian In balia delle tenebre
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU El dragón de la cueva
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA El dragón de la cueva