As he closed the palaces, Link crossed the whole of Hyrule, from Ruto in the northwest to Death Mountain in the south, from the Island Palace in the Stormy Straights to Maze Island in the Far Eastern Sea. He helped villagers when he could, but he never lost sight of his ultimate goal. Finally, after uncovering the secrets of Old Kasuto, Link pushed on to the Great Palace where he met Thunderbird.
Once Thunderbird was vanquished, Link thought that Zelda and Hyrule would be saved, but it was not not to be...not yet. Exhausted from his journeying, Link had one more enemy to defeat-an enemy so unexpected that he did not know what to do, for the enemy was his own shadow.