Heading Back to Kakariko Village
Lake Hylia is finally full of water again…
The next destination is Kakariko Village, but as always, there are a number of side quests that you can complete before you head there. For starters, use the Longshot to propel Link up to the top of the tree on the island. Aim inwards so that Link lands on the branch. Make sure that it is night time (which you can change by playing the Sun’s Song) and then obtain the Gold Skulltula at the top of the tree (number 83 of 100).
Use the Sun’s Song to change the time to morning. Stand on the brown platform near the Lake Hylia warp point and aim your ≈ over the island off in the distance and towards the sun. Shoot an arrow at the sun as it comes over the tree line. This will cause the Fire Arrow to drop down onto the island. You can now swim over to obtain them (or use the Scarecrow’s Song if you have not completed the Water Temple but do have the Longshot).
Fire Arrow can be used in place of torches to light things on fire with ease. You can also use it to replace Longshot at times in the game but, as mentioned above, you do not need to obtain the Fire Arrows to complete the game.
Return to Kakariko Village to find that the village is on fire. Link will find Sheik standing near the well and a short cinematic will take place involving an invisible enemy. Sheik will then teach link the melody that he can use to reach the next temple – the Shadow Temple. The melody is called the Nocturne of Shadow.
It is at this point in the game where you now need to have completed the Bottom of the Well mini-dungeon as young Link (which can actually be completed any time after you complete the Forest Temple). Return to the Temple of Time and become young Link and then head to the Bottom of the Well section of this guide. Just remember that once you have completed it you need to return to this “Returning to Kakariko Village” page of the strategy guide.
The Shadow Temple is located in the Kakariko Village Graveyard. You can see it if you travel there but this is actually the first dungeon that you are required to warp to in order to reach it, so play the Nocturne of Shadow.
Head down into the lower passageway and stand on the platform amongst all of the unlit torches. Use Din’s Fire to light all of the torches at the same time and the doorway leading into the Shadow Temple will open up. Walk inside to get started…