Link finally reaches the throne room. The drapes over the lights descend as the dead king of the Ikana people admonishes Link for entering the throne room. The room descends to darkness as two armed guards approach Link. Link fights with these guys a bit, but because of the darkness the spirits reenter the bones. As it turns out, while drapes can block out all light in a room, they are quite old and subject to burn easily. Using fire arrows, Link completely burns away the drapes filling the throne room with light. In the light, the bodies of the guards cannot reform. The king of the Ikana then challenges Link, but Link beats him as well.
With the spirits of the king freed, he reveals that the reason the souls of Ikana Canyon have been stirred is because of, yep you guess it, Skull Kid. Well, probably Skull Kid, the King just says "the masked one." It would seem the dead have been roaming this place for a while. Its hard to say when Skull Kid came and started causing trouble with the mask, but it is most likely him. The Mask Salesman is also not outside of the realm of possibility (what? I don't trust him). He mentions that all this trouble began with the dead raising when the Skull Kid (probably) entered the Stone Temple. Unfortunately, all the armies of the dead were perplexed by the puzzle that guards the temple (yeah it's one of those "really?" kinda things. but how many fairy tale kings can't figure out puzzles and stuff which calls for a hero to do it?) It does require more than one person to enter the temple, and Link is only one person, so the king teaches Link a song. The Elegy of Emptiness.
|You shouldn't have done that...|
Link takes this song to the temple. Where we will pick up next time.