Zelda makes her way back down to the cave that leads to Kakariko village.
No time to waste!
The trek through the cave is uneventful and straightforward. A few goddamn bats, some pits, some darkness. Nothing we haven't seen before.
Outside the cave, Zelda looks for an entrance to the Lost Woods.
Instead, she finds a couple of lumberjacks doing some lumberjacking.
Nothing of interesting here. On to the woods!
Zelda goes around and finds the same entrance into the woods from Kakariko village that she used before.
The woods are as creepy as ever.
Zelda just wants to get her business here done and get on with it.
Huh, another mushroom. In the same spot where the last one was.
Zelda is unreasonably excited to grab it.
Deeper in the woods Zelda spots a sword!
Could that be the sword?
She makes her way around to grab it and...
It's a cheap fake!
On her way back, she spots a thief. Or a thief spots her. Maybe it was a mutual spotting. Spotting definitely happened.
Either way, she tosses the cheap sword at the thief but he manages to filch some of her rupees! And worst of all, he just seems to bounce right off her sword unharmed.
Oh, these Lost Woods are the worst. Zelda hurries along and leaves the thief and her rupees behind.
Finally a break! This hollowed-out tree trunk -- and who even built this system of hollowed-out tree trunks in the woods? It looks very deliberate -- anyway, this part of the trunk tunnel network of the Lost Woods leads to a new, open area with woodland creatures scurrying about.
A forest sanctuary for important items?
The woodland creatures make way for Zelda like the princess she is, and there it is! This time it looks like the real thing!
Zelda does a renactment of rising to the throne of Camelot.
The three pendants provide backing vocals.
All hail Queen Zelthur, rightful regent of Hyrule!
Okay, jokes aside, we all know that some farcical sylvian ceremony is no basis for a system of government.
Zelda just got the Master Sword and that's all.
Wait, what? Sahy can also do the telepathic trick like Lord Link? Without needing those touch-panels in the dungeon?
What were the panels for anyway?
Maybe reception was just bad in the dungeons and the panels are signal boosters.
Ah, just some pep talk from Sahy. Time to make evil retreat and save the world and everything.
So Zelda is once again off to answer the somewhat literal call of destiny, frolicking amidst the woodland creatures, when suddenly...
She receives an emergency telepathic call from the Sanctuary!
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