Again Link took to the fields and forests, but these places had become wild and dangerous, inhabited by enemies of old. Link found hiself relying on his wits and swordplay at every step. Creatures he had never before seen also waylaid him: spiders called Deelers that dropped from trees, tall Geldarms that rose from the sands of the Tantari Desert, and of course the Moblins, armed with spears and hatred.

Link'smission was to enter each of the six palaces and restore a missing crystal to the statue. Together the statues created a magicl lock on the Great Palace. Only by replacing the six crystals could Link open the final door. In each palace, however, he had to battle a Statue Guardian of great strength: Barba the Dragon, Iron-Knuckle the Knight, Carock the Wizard and others.