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|Location(s)||Lynna Village (Past)|
Lynna City (Present)
|Game(s)||Oracle of Ages|
The Black Tower closely resembles a typical medieval tower. It has some unique features such as gargoyles near the tower's upper end and its original design for its top which is a disc like structure on the roof of the tower's turret. The tower's height extends over Labrynna, making it visible from nearly any place in the land and surrounding sea.
Originally, the project of building the tower was intended to guide Queen Ambi's love, the Captain, home from the sea. These plans for the construction of the tower change, however, when the Oracle of Ages, Nayru, arrives and becomes Queen Ambi's most trusted adviser through Veran's cunning. She convinces the queen to build the tower all the way to the heavens so as to go down in history as Labrynna's "greatest queen". She also tricks the queen into allowing her to use the powers of the Oracle of Ages to create an endless day so the people would be forced to work on the tower without ceasing. Oblivious to the misery she was bringing upon her people, Queen Ambi's project, Ambi's Tower, begins to earn a new title amongst her subjects: the Black Tower.
Later on, Link follows Veran into Labrynna's past with the aid of the Harp of Ages and solves the mystery of Veran's goal. Link begins a quest in secret to find the eight Essences of Time that could enable him to penetrate Veran's magic and defeat her. Over the course of his quest, the tower continued to rise toward the heavens, After completing the sixth dungeon, the young hero gets informed that Queen Ambi has left her palace temporarily to inspect the tower's construction. Link takes this opportunity and enters Ambi's Palace and is able to use Mystery Seeds to eject Veran from Nayru's body. At this moment, Queen Ambi returns to the palace and inadvertently becomes Veran's new host, leaving Veran now in complete control of the construction of the Black Tower. While Link continues his quest for the Essences of Time, the tower soon reaches the heavens with Labyrynna being controlled by a possessed Queen Ambi.
Eventually, Link succeeds in finding all of the Essences of Time and receives the Huge Maku Seed from the Maku Tree, who warns the young hero that he must stop Queen Ambi at the Black Tower and cast down Veran for good.
Link heads for the Black Tower and arrives to see that the entrance is concealed by a powerful illusion that creates three images of the doorway into the tower, while causing those who try to enter them to "get lost" and return to outside the doors. Using the Huge Maku Seed, Link is able to break the illusion that Veran had cast and proceeds to battle her, ultimately defeating her. Before disappearing, Veran laughs and warns that this would not stop all the negative energy and sorrow she had created from passing through the Black Tower and on into the hands of Twinrova, lighting the Flame of Sorrow. Indeed this event unfortunately came to pass, fulfilling Veran's intent for the Black Tower and bringing the return of Ganon one step closer, making Link's victory over her bittersweet. However, Queen Ambi is restored to her former self and returns to being a kind queen, giving the battle of the Black Tower some degree of victory to Labrynna.
In the Present about halfway through a Linked Oracle of Ages, Impa will be at the Black Tower. She will warn Link that Vire has kidnapped Princess Zelda and taken her into the tower and asks him to go save her. The rescue of the Princess plays out like the original Donkey Kong game with Vire as Donkey Kong, Princess Zelda as Pauline, and Link as Jumpman (Mario). After she is saved, she will give Link the Blue Joy Ring.
- ↑ "This is the entry to the tower being built to the heavens by the order of Queen Ambi." — Construction Worker (Oracle of Ages)
- ↑ "Oh...I shall be known as a great queen...Nayru, Oracle of Ages, give me an endless day, so the people can work without stopping to rest! Young and old alike will work toward my ends!" — Queen Ambi (Oracle of Ages)
- ↑ "Queen Ambi...Now, with my powers, the flow of time is yours to command. For you, I shall create a day that never ends, so the people will never sleep, and work on the tower can continue. And when the tower reaches the heavens, you shall go down in history as the greatest queen to ever live!" — Possessed Nayru (Oracle of Ages)
- ↑ "It's not like Queen Ambi to drive us so hard. We're so busy we don't have time to sleep!" — Construction Worker (Oracle of Ages)
- ↑ "The Black Tower is growing! I have a very bad feeling..." — Maku Tree (Oracle of Ages)
- ↑ "Are you truly Nayru? You seem different...You seem nice..." — Queen Ambi (Oracle of Ages)
- ↑ "You must stop Queen Ambi at the Black Tower and cast down Veran! Please!" — Maku Tree (Oracle of Ages)
- ↑ "Veran is at the very top of the Black Tower!" — Maku Tree (Oracle of Ages)
- ↑ "Link! Great timing! This bird just told me that Zelda is on her way to Lynna Village! So I came to meet her, but... Oh, what a mess! A red monster appeared right before my eyes and carried Zelda off! It flew toward the tower... What am I to do? Link, Zelda is a symbol of hope for the world! If anything happens to her, all hope will be lost! You must save Zelda! Please, Link, you must find a way to save Zelda!" — Impa (Oracle of Ages)
|Names in Other Regions|
|Black Tower||Ambi's Tower|
|Spanish||Torre Negra||Torre de Ambi|
|French||Tour Noire||Tour d'Ambi|
|German||Schwarzer Turm||Ambis Turm|
|Italian||Torre Nera||Torre di Ambi|
|Regions in Oracle of Ages past age|
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