-Part 5: Snowboarding and Superb Soup [par5]
You can go back to Telma's Bar and advance the plot whenever you choose, but
there are a couple of Heart Pieces we can get with the Spinner.
Warp to the Bridge of Eldin and head north, then northeast from there. A long
ways down the path, you'll come to a wooden bridge. On the far side, there's a
Spinner track. Go down the track, turn into a wolf, and dig in the middle of a
grass circle. You'll end up in a cave. Kill the three Stalfos inside the cave
to get a HEART PIECE!
Warp to Hyrule Castle and check your map. You'll see that in this area,
there's a stretch of pathway northeast of the castle town that we haven't
explored yet. Go through it(you'll have to Bomb either side open), and look
around in here. On the north end of the trail, you'll see the beginnings of a
Spinner track. Go up the track(you'll have to jump back and forth between the
two rock walls) and at the end, you'll get a HEART PIECE for your trouble.
Remember how I mentioned restoring the bridge west of Hyrule Castle? You have
to start this side-quest by donating 1000 rupees to rebuild the bridge. You
can talk to the Goron elder within the store in Kakariko Village to donate.
Once you reach the 1000 rupee mark, go to the now accessible west entrance to
Hyrule Castle Town and talk to the Goron there. He's too tired to move, and he
wants spring water to revitalize him. Warp back to Kakariko village and talk
to the other elder meditating outside. He'll give you a barrel of the stuff to
deliver to the Goron outside of Hyrule Castle Town. You have to carry it
manually, so that means going across Hyrule Field to do it- on foot. It's not
difficult, just stick to the edge of the field and hope most of the enemies
don't notice you. Once you get to the end, throw the barrel on the tired Goron
and he'll roll off. Mere seconds later, he comes back to drop off a HEART
PIECE as a reward.
~Hyrule Castle Town~
Once you've collected all you want/need to get, warp back to Hyrule Castle
Town and go to Telma's Bar. Talk to everyone there as before. Telma will
mention that Ashei has gone exploring on the northern mountain. Check the map
on the table for her location. Well, then! We're off to Zora's Domain. Warp
Go to that red target on your map at the base of the waterfall. This part as
blocked by ice before, but it's open now. Talk to the guard nearby to hear
rumors of a beast exploring here lately... hmm... in any case, head east
through that nearby tunnel to arrive at...
This is the end of the earth. Colder than anywhere else in Hyrule, and just as
bleak... the white-robed figure up ahead is Ashei. Talk to her and she'll
bring you up to speed. She'll tell you more about the beast on the mountain,
and how he's been seen in Zora's Domain lately searching for his favorite
fish. She'll hand off a sketch of the beast for you to show around. You could
show it to all of the Zoras here, but none of them have a damn clue. Hmm...
where is there another Zora...? Would a certain Zora prince know anything
Warp back here and check out the graveyard. More specifically, check out Queen
Rutela's grave at the back of the graveyard. Prince Ralis is still there. Show
him Ashei's sketch and he'll immediately recognize it. He'll tell you about
the Reekfish- a certain fish that only lives in Zora's Domain. He'll also tell
you where to find it: close to the Mother and Child Rocks. He will also give
you the only bit of bait that can catch it: the CORAL EARRING! He also decides
to return to Zora's Domain and take his rightful place as ruler. Sweet! We got
a new lead! Go back to Zora's Domain.
Go to the base of the waterfall and look for a twin rock spire with one spire
smaller than the other. It's just across from the entrance to Snowpeak. Those
are the Mother and Child Rocks that Ralis mentioned. So head on over to that
side of the basin, whip out your Fishing Rod for the first time in what seems
like ages, and go fishing. It's the same as the beginning of the game. Pull
the Remote back as SOON as you see the bob sink a ways down, and you should
catch one almost immediately. Once you catch a Reekfish, quickly transform
into a wolf and learn its scent. Yummay... Check the scent trail starting from
here and follow your nose!
Before you go, check off to the side of the Mother and Child Rocks on land.
You'll see an a MALE DRAGONFLY flying around, pick it up before you head off
Follow the scent to and through Snowpeak. Once you arrive, Ashei will already
be gone... This whole area is pretty straightforward. Stay as a wolf for this
part, as you will sink into the snow in human form(not to the point of dying,
you'll just be slowed down a great deal). Jump across the ice floes and keep
heading up the mountain and kill any enemies that may get in your way.
Returning are the White Wolfos, dog-like enemies that drift in and out of the
snow. They are best fought in wolf form.
As you go, a blizzard will limit your visibility. This can be countered by
staying in sensing mode as a wolf. If the scent just goes straight up a cliff,
look to the sides for hills or an extra path. Once you get to what looks like
a dead end(a cliff with some snow hanging over it), headbutt the wall to bring
the snow down and clear a path.
0o Howl Stone!!! o0
As you follow the scent past that snow overhang, look at the edge of a cliff
you pass by. There is the second-to-last HOWL STONE here. Copy the song and
the Golden Wolf will appear at the Kakariko Graveyard. We COULD go see him
now, but that would mean backtracking like hell. I suggest you wait until just
a couple of minutes form now when we can warp back to Snowpeak.
In any case, continue up the mountain until the scent trail comes to a dead
end... or DOES it? Dig where it ends to find yourself in a short cavern. Do
NOT touch that ice! It'll freeze you solid and do some nice damage to boot.
Climb up the ladder and keep going. You'll also have to deal with Ice Keese
here, which are bats enchanted with cold magic. If they hit you, you'll be
frozen, which is VERY annoying. Kill them as you go. Open the circular hand-
printed door at the end and you'll emerge at the peak of the mountain!
Out here, advance a bit and a Twilight monster trio will show up. Aren't you
getting tired of these mother****ers? Once you get the warp portal from these
guys, you could go back and check the Graveyard for the Golden Wolf. I will
assume you did.
0o Golden Wolf!!! o0
Once you can warp back up to the top of Snowpeak, warp back to Kakariko
Village and check there to find the Golden Wolf. We're almost done with him
now... for your penultimate technique, he shows you the JUMP STRIKE! This one
is more effective against multiple enemies. It works like a Jump Attack, but
you hold A to charge power before releasing it. One more skill to go... we'll
get it before the seventh dungeon. Warp back to Snowpeak.
When you're back, go up to that hulking white-furred fellow near the tree.
Yup, they included a Yeti in this game! Sweet! I just love this guy! After
introducing yourself, he'll invite you to his house at the bottom of the
slope. Roll into the tree to produce an ice slab, then get on and show off
your mad SSX moves! There are no real tricks or surprises here, but if you
make some jumps on the tops of trees, you can get some rupees for your
Once you reach the bottom, head inside his nice-looking mansion...