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- For other uses, see Sanctuary (disambiguation)
The sanctuary in A Link to the Past
|Game(s)|| A Link to the Past|
|Other media||A Link to the Past comic|
|Inhabitant(s)|| Loyal Sage|
Renado, Luda, Ilia
|Related place(s)|| Secret Passage|
A Link to the Past
In A Link to the Past, the Sanctuary is a building in the style of a church located in the northern portion of Hyrule. Home to the Loyal Sage, the sanctuary is connected to Hyrule Castle through a secret underground tunnel.
After Link rescues Princess Zelda from her prison in Hyrule Castle, the young hero takes her to the sanctuary and hides her there from Agahnim's clutches, putting the princess's safety in the hands of the Loyal Sage. However, after the young hero withdraws the Master Sword from its pedestal, Princess Zelda telepathically sends a message to him saying that the sanctuary has been attacked by the castle soldiers. When Link reaches the sanctuary, he finds the mortally-wounded Loyal Sage lying on the ground and informs the young hero that the princess was kidnapped and taken back to the castle so Agahnim could use her to open the Seven Wise Men's seal.
The Sanctuary is last seen during the ending credits, showing that the Loyal Sage has fully recovered from his wounds.
The Sanctuary in Twilight Princess is located in Kakariko Village, northeast of Malo Mart and east of the graveyard. It is where Renado lives with his daughter, Luda, and it's also the place where Colin, Talo, and Beth take refuge after they were kidnapped by King Bulblin earlier on in the game. Although the sanctuary looks small at first glance, it actually has a large cellar which can be accessed by lighting up all the candles in the main room, thus removing a large statue that blocked the entrance to the basement.
Link first visits the sanctuary as a wolf and while Kakariko Village is covered in Twilight, searching for Tears of Light. Here, he discovers that Renado has been taking care of the Ordon children all along, who are all trying to protect themselves from the Shadow Beasts that prowl the village. Later on in the game, Link must come back to the sanctuary, where Renado and Gor Coron will tell Link how to retrieve Ilia's memory. After the young hero obtains Ilia's Charm from Impaz in the Hidden Village, Link must show it to Ilia at the sanctuary, where she will recover her memory and thus give Link the Horse Call, which was actually going to be a present before Link departed from Ordon.
Shad can also be found in the cellar after Link completes the Temple of Time. Once the young hero obtains the Ancient Sky Book from Impaz, he must show it to Shad, who will read it and cause for the Dominion Rod to reactivate. It isn't until Link completes the missing characters of the Ancient Sky Book that will allow Shad to completely read the book and thus permit Link to move the Owl Statue, revealing a secret room in the sanctuary's cellar. It is here that the broken Sky Cannon can be found, which Link must warp to Lake Hylia for Fyer to fix.
- In the Japanese version of A Link to the Past, the Sanctuary is known as the Church, while the Loyal Sage is known as the Priest. A few other minor name changes were made to the game for similar reasons. Visually the location and the Sage remain the same despite the name change.
|Names in Other Regions|
- ↑ "Link! You are a second too late. I have failed... Zelda... The soldiers have abducted her. They have taken her to the castle. You must find her before the wizard works his magic. Please...You are our only hope..." — Loyal Sage (A Link to the Past)
- ↑ "The entrance to the cellar is designed to open when all of the candles have been lit..." — Renado (Twilight Princess)
- ↑ "We are safe as long as we remain in here, child. Be at ease." — Renado (Twilight Princess)
- ↑ "Fortune has smiled upon us! If things go well, we should be able to help Ilia recover her memory! The Goron elder believes that to help her regain her lost memories, we must piece together the fragments of her past... Which means... If we work our way backward from the very place where she lost her memory, we may find something that will restore it." — Renado (Twilight Princess)
- ↑ "What's this? Ah! It's Sky Writing! Where in blazes did you get this? You don't suppose this could be the word that breaks the seal..." — Shad (Twilight Princess)
- ↑ "Is this that book from last time? ...Hm? Are there more letters in the word than the last time I looked at this? How did you investigate the... [Link], this is amazing! Amazing! Now THIS must be the word we need! Let's try it immediately! Ah! It has taken on the same shape as the other statues... What can this mean?" — Shad (Twilight Princess)
- ↑ "That seems to be broken, so you'd do well to show it to a cannon expert first, I should say!" — Shad (Twilight Princess)
- ↑ "Yes...and were he successful, the master of evil would marshal his forces against this world again!" (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power), pg. 14)
- ↑ "Princess Zelda... Come back to the castle quietly! Even if you run to the ends of Hyrule, you will not escape me!" (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power), pg. 15)
- ↑ "It's no use fighting Agahnim with an ordinary sword! You need the Master Sword of legends past!" (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power), pg. 17)
- ↑ "There's just one thing! The Master Sword--where is it?!" (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power), pg. 18)
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