Gorons and Death Mountain [Wlk5]
We're still not done with collecting items yet, but I thought I should just get
this section going, seeing as how the path to the next dungeon will be short
anyway. This is Kakariko Village. First type of business is to visit the Gold
Skulltula House. This is the house of the people who are cursed by those
things. Once you gather enough tokens, the curse will be lifted on a family
member. We have enough already (need 10), so head into the house. It's the
first small house to your right. (Forgot to tell you, make sure it's day when
you arrive in the village.) The entrance is on its east side. Once inside,
talk to the man who isn't a spider, and he'll give you the ADULT'S WALLET,
which can hold 200 Rupees. Next, look for the distraught woman near the
chicken pen. (southeastern side of town) Talking to her will reveal that she
lost her Cuccos and wants them back at the pen.
Alright, time for some chicken hunting.
- You may have seen one near the entrance to the village. Grab this one and
start heading over there, but stop once you reach the Skulltula House's east
side. There's a Cucco on a ledge here. Get on the ledge across from it, then
hop off. The Cucco should carry you to the now reachable ledge. Carry THIS
Cucco over to the pen and throw it in there.
- Pick up the Cucco you used to get the first one, and go up the stairs near
the Cucco woman. Jump off from here towards the smaller gate to fly just over
it. There should be another Cucco here. Make sure to throw the Cucco you're
carrying over to where you can reach it again, grab this Cucco, and throw it
over out of this fenced area. Go down the hole here to find a small treasure
chest with a Red Rupee. Get back out. Climb the ladder here (not the one that
leads to a door) to find yet another Cucco. Take this Cucco over to the pen.
- Bring the two Cuccos you threw over the fence to the pen. (They may have
relocated back to their original spots, so make sure to remember their
- Head toward the northern stairs and you should see a crate against a house.
Destroy the crate (roll into it) and a Cucco should pop out. Bring it to the
- Up at the far northern part of town is the last Cucco.
Bringing her all the Cuccos will net you another EMPTY BOTTLE. Exit the
village, then re-enter when night arrives. There's quite a lot of Gold
Skulltulas to find. First, roll into the lone tree near the entrance to knock
down this Gold Skulltula. (GOLD SKULLTULA: 012 out of 100) Next, head to the
south wall of the Skulltula House. There's another one right at the window.
(GOLD SKULLTULAS: 013 out of 100) Head up to the building under construction.
There's a Gold Skulltula up there within easy reach. (GOLD SKULLTULAS: 014 out
of 100) Next, head up to the northern part of town, up to where the Death
Mountain entrance is. There's yet another one here. (GOLD SKULLTULAS: 015 out
of 100) South of here is a tall lookout tower. Another one is on the ladder of
the tower. Kill it with two shots from the slingshot, then climb up the ladder
to get the token. (GOLD SKULLTULAS: 016 out of 100) Head into the Graveyard
next, located at the southeastern side of town.
The creepy guy walking around with a shovel is the gravekeeper. He has a job
on the side to dig up stuff from dirt. Talk to him while he's standing on a
section of dirt and he'll ask for 10 Rupees so he'll dig in that place. What
we're looking for is a Piece of Heart. Let him dig once in each section of
dirt on the path until the Piece pops out. (HEART PIECES: 05 out of 36) There's
also a plot of dirt similar to the ones in Lost Woods. Drop bugs here, making
sure to catch another before they disappear, and another Gold Skulltula will
pop out. (GOLD SKULLTULAS: 017 out of 100) Pulling a lot of these gravestones
will reveal Poe ghosts. After defeating them, they can be stored in bottles.
However, devouring them after capturing them depletes a heart from your health,
so I wouldn't suggest capturing one yet. There's one particular grave with
flowers in front of it. Pull this gravestone to reveal a hole you can drop
down. In here is a treasure chest containing a HYLIAN SHIELD. This is a good
shield that is made with metal. It's too big and heavy for you to use it fully,
however. There's a bombable wall behind the chest; take note of it until we can
get the Bombs.
Equip the shield if you want (remember, you just hide under it while shielding
with it, thus it can only protect from overhead attacks) then go over to the
big gravestone with a Triforce mark on it. Play Zelda's Lullaby near it to
open it. Head inside. There are a bunch of Keese here (bats). Pick them all
off with the slingshot and the door ahead will be unlocked. Head through...to
encounter Redeads. These are mummified beings that freeze Young Link in his
tracks whenever they stare at him. Try to sneak behind them and slash them to
death before they look at you. Or you could try to avoid them altogether.
Head forward and you'll see a poem. It reads about a certain song that can
calm the tortured, and there's a musical staff showing the notes. Follow along
the notes, and you'll learn the SUN'S SONG. Now whenever you play this song
near Redeads, they freeze in their tracks, and can't look at you. You can also
play this to change the time of day anywhere. Exit this grave. Now, facing
away from the grave entrance, pull the second left gravestone to reveal another
hole. (Make sure it's night, otherwise Navi won't let you pull it.) Fall down
this hole, kill the Redead, then play the Sun's Song on the steps to reveal a
chest containing a Piece of Heart. (HEART PIECES: 06 out of 36) Now it's time
to head to Death Mountain. Up at the northern part of town is the (closed)
gate to Death Mountain. Equip Zelda's Letter, then show it to the guard.
He'll let you through.
Head up the trail, killing the Tektites. (Large jumping spider-like things.)
You'll eventually reach a Goron next to a big boulder. He'll tell you about
their race and the importance of Dodongo's Cavern, our next dungeon. We can't
enter because of the big boulder though. Double back and continue upwards,
ignoring the sign leading up to the summit. Keep going forward, and you'll
enter Goron City. Drop to the very bottom, then head to the plush carpet in
front of the door. Play Zelda's Lullaby to open it, then head inside. You'll
meet a Goron called Darunia here, and he's very mad because of Dodongo's Cavern
being blocked. Cheer him up by playing Saria's Song. He'll dance to it, then
give you the GORON BRACELET, which allows you to pick up the bomb from a bomb
flower, as you may have seen throughout the city. Now, get out a Deku Stick,
light it on the torch, then light all the torches on the bottom floor to make
the big pots spin and move around. Light one of the bomb flowers on the wall
to blast open the wall beside them, opening the Goron Shop. Keep heading
upward, lighting torches, until you get to the two torches at the entrance of a
stone cave. Light those two, then carry a lit Deku Stick (you needed those
torches lit because Deku Sticks don't stay lit very long) over to the bomb
flowers. Light them, and they'll blow up the boulders blocking the entrance.
This is in fact a warp over to Lost Woods. Quite useful indeed, especially for
a certain fetch quest.
Now, head to the level just above those circling pot, and grab a bomb from a
bomb flower. Time your throw so that the bomb lands into the pot. If it lands
on the very happy face, a Piece of Heart pops out. (HEART PIECES: 07 out of 36)
Head out of the City the same way you came in. Once you exit, head alongside
the right wall to find a Goron and a Bomb Flower. Pick up the Bomb Flower and
throw it down towards the boulder. If you threw at the correct spot, the
boulder will be blown to bits. Drop down, and you'll see that a plot of dirt
has been revealed. Drop some bugs on it (No need to recapture any for right
now.) and a Gold Skulltula will pop out. (GOLD SKULLTULAS: 018 out of 100) Head
Swords: Kokiri Sword
Shields: Deku Shield, Hylian Shield
Tunics: Kokiri Tunic
Boots: Kokiri Boots
Other: Bullet Bag (Holds 50), Goron's Bracelet
ITEMS: (shown left to right)
EMPTY BOTTLES: 2
Gold Skulltulas: 18
Heart Pieces: 7 (3)
Upgrades: 3 (Deku Seeds: 50, Deku Sticks: 20, Deku Nuts: 20)
Boss Heart Containers: 1
GREAT FAIRY UPGRADES: 0
Total Health: 5 Hearts