The Desert Palace

Early Hylians erected a palace in the desert that was unlike any other in the land. It had several exits but only one main entrance, which they blocked with huge turtle-like boulders. The upper floors were caves carved out of the mountain, perfect for avoiding the intense midday heat. The cattle skeletons that lined the path to the main doors attested to the harshness of the desert, but other, more hardy beasts still roamed the sands, menacing travelers who dared to wander into their territory.

The Secret of the Stones
A mysterious Hylian message carved into stone near the palace entrance was the key to opening it's main doors. The secret to moving the three stones that blocked the entrance to the palace was only learned with knowledge from the Book of Mudora. Witnesses said that they actually saw young Link lift stones several times his own size to clear pathways and open doors.

First Basement

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First Floor

Desert Dwellers

Inside the castle were wonders like none seen before. Several rooms had statue sentries that prevented visitors from admiring the rich furnishings within. The statues operated by primitive, but effective, radar. They scanned the rooms constantly, and when they sensed the presence of intruders, they blasted them with deadly accurate rays. The only way to avoid them was to keep moving ahead of or behind the circular scan.

Second Floor