Trading Post (Spirit Tracks)
Features and Overview
Link is forced to make a stop at the Trading Post after he sees that the bridge leading to the Ocean Realm is broken. Here, he meets Linebeck III, owner of a trading company and the only resident of the whole station. Linebeck III explains that the reason for the bridge being broken is due to the storms that have ravaged the area, and while he was meaning to call a bridge worker, he is more worried about the Spirit Tracks disappearing since it is affecting his business. He then realizes that Link is a train engineer and asks him to bring a bridge worker so that they may both continue with their own business. After the young hero brings the bridge worker from the Snow Realm, he will offer to fix it for 5,000 Rupees, which includes the fee for the work he did to Linebeck's house. The trading company owner refuses to pay the bill, so the burden of paying the repair fee befalls Link, who Linebeck is quick to blame it on. The bridge worker then mentions that he does not care who pays him as long as the money is ready by the time the bridge is done.
When Link goes to talk to Linebeck, he mentions that his grandfather left him a note on how to find a high-valued treasure, known as the Regal Ring, that he hid somewhere in the Trading Post. Linebeck III hasn't been able to figure out the riddle, so he hands over the note to Link in hopes that he may find the 8,000-Rupee treasure and thus pay off the bridge fee.
To the left of Linebeck's house is a small cave that is infested with Like Likes. After passing through the cave, the young hero will find himself in the back portion of the Trading Post, which is where the grave of Linebeck's grandfather is located. Past the graveyard is a Air Stone where Link can learn the Song of Light and, after Link plays it, the stone will blast off to reveal a light switch beneath it. Link must then hit another switch with the Boomerang in the direction that the light is pointing to in order to make a small bridge appear that connects to a small island off the station. Once Link crosses the bridge and bombs the wall to reveal another cave, the young hero must play the "Song of Light" on the two light switches and play the Song of Discovery four stone tiles north and six stone tiles west to reveal a treasure chest containing the Regal Ring.
After Link shows the ring to Linebeck, the Bridge Worker will jump into the conversation and take the rare treasure as a payment. From here on out, Link can bring and sell any treasure to Linebeck, and if he has enough treasure, he can also trade it for new train parts.
If Link brings five units of Dark Ore from the Dark Ore Mine in the Fire Realm to Linebeck, he will reward the young hero with a Force Gem that restores the Spirit Tracks in the Ocean Realm, thus opening the Lost at Sea Station.
|Names in Other Regions|
|FrenchCA||Gare du pont|
|German||Bahnhof an der Brücke||Station at the Bridge|
|Italian||Stazione del ponte|
- "But I agree that the bridge is a sad mess. The huge storms we had really did a number on it. I was going to call a bridge worker I know in the Snow Realm to fix the mess. But with the Spirit Tracks vanishing, I've got bigger fish to fry. See, I deal with merchants all over the world, and I can't get anywhere now!" — Linebeck III (Spirit Tracks)
- "Wait... You're an engineer, aren't you? Well, that's just perfect! Go fetch that bridge worker so we can both get on with our business." — Linebeck III (Spirit Tracks)
- "Course, course. Just leave it to me! Shouldn't be a problem. Assumin', of course, that you've got my repair fee on hand. Ya do, right? Ya also still owe me for the work I did on your house. So along with the bridge... Hmm, I'd say 5,000 Rupees oughta cover the bill nicely!" — Bridge Worker (Spirit Tracks)
- "Lucky for both of us, this young fellow has kindly agreed to foot the bill. He's the one who wanted the bridge fixed in the first place, after all. All I did was send him your way, friend!" — Linebeck III (Spirit Tracks)
- "Eh, I don't really care who pays me, so long as I get my 5,000 Rupees. I'll go fix that bridge, but that money better be ready for me when I'm done!" — Bridge Worker (Spirit Tracks)
- "Excellent! Now listen closely, as I only want to say this once. I've heard whispers about some high-value loot that was hidden here long ago. What loot, you ask? A gem of a treasure known as the Regal Ring! From what I can gather, the thing's got to be worth a cool 8,000 Rupees, easy! My grandfather left a letter detailing the ring's location shortly before his passing. I've read the clues he gave and looked all over, but I haven't hit pay dirt... This is where you come in. What say you find the ring for me and bring it back? Do that, and we'll generate more than enough Rupees to pay off your debt!" — Linebeck III (Spirit Tracks)
- "So this little doodad's worth 8,000 Rupees? Coulda fooled me. Still, it beats takin' another IOU! If you need anything else, just give me a holler!" — Bridge Worker (Spirit Tracks)
- "Still, you've got a real talent for sniffing out treasure. Ooh! Tell you what--from here on out, bring any treasure you find to me! If they impress me, I'll trade you some lovely new train cars for those trinkets! Sound like a sweet deal? That's 'cause it IS!" — Linebeck III (Spirit Tracks)
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