Hyrule Castle Graveyard

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The Hyrule Castle Graveyard is a location in Twilight Princess.[1][2]

Features and Overview

The Hyrule Castle Graveyard is situated in the eastern section of Hyrule Castle, with its entrance only accessible by digging in a certain spot near a Triforce symbol on the ground where the small windmills are. Although at first it appears to be empty, it is actually infested with Stalfos and Stalchildren. The Hyrule Castle Graveyard is an optional location of the Hyrule Castle dungeon, as the only item received here is a Small Key that allows Link to enter a door in the last floor of the castle containing ammunition such as Bombs and Arrows. The most notable landmark in the graveyard is a tombstone remarking that a "cursed swordsman" rests beneath a "sacred tree".[3]

When Link uses his Wolf senses near a Tree in the middle of the Graveyard, he will see several ghosts of Soldiers pointing down to a section on the ground. Bombing that section will reveal a Floor Switch, which will open a gate nearby housing various Rupees, and lighting the stationary Torch nearby will cause the Rain to stop momentarily. This will give Link a chance to run over to the west gate and light two more stationary Torches to open another gate where two Owl Statues are found. The young hero must guide these Statues to two small holes in the western wall using the Dominion Rod, allowing him to jump across the Statues to the opposite end and reach a Lever Switch. Pulling the Lever Switch will bring up the gate containing a Treasure Chest with a Small Key in it.

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  1. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess—PRIMA Official Game Guide, Prima Games, pg. 420
  2. (The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD—Official Digital Strategy Guide by Prima Games, § Dungeon 9: Hyrule Castle
    Task 1: Solve the Riddle of the Graveyard)
  3. "The cursed swordsman...sleeps before...the sacred tree." — Tombstone (Twilight Princess)