When you exit the forest, you see Aryll on the opposite side of the bridge. She waves at you, then begins to cross the bridge. As she reaches the halfway point, the massive bird from earlier snatches her away. Link, in what I see as anger, unsheathes his sword and begins to run after the bird - forgetting he is on a cliff! He falls, but Tetra saves him in the nick of time (can’t have the main character die this early!).

You find Link, Tetra, and the pirate flunky from earlier (Gonzo) at the beach. It seems that Link has asked to go with the pirates to find his sister. Tetra completely refuses, and the Rito postman butts in.

He mentions that, had the pirates not come in the first place, the bird wouldn’t have either, and would consequentially have not taken Aryll in Tetra’s place. But why DID Aryll get taken? The bird kidnaps long-eared girls. Both Aryll and Tetra are like this, and look quite similar. It is quite obvious the two were mixed-up by the bird. Anyhow…

Tetra decides to let you come, but you first need to get SOMETHING to defend yourself with. You need a shield. Didn’t Grandma have one upstairs? May as well see about it. Head to your grandmother’s house.

When you enter the house and climb upstairs, you find the shield to be gone! Did someone steal it? Go downstairs. You end up finding Grandma holding the shield. She knows what has happened, and understands why you need to use it. She gives you the Hero’s Shield and comes quite upset. Head back to Tetra.

Once you talk to her, confirm that you are now leaving Outset. The ship begins to set off, with everyone, even Grandma, waving good-bye to Link from the shore. After several minutes of this, Tetra interrupts this moment and taunts you on being so sentimental. She then orders you to find a pirate by the name of Niko below deck.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    Wii U
  • Genre
    Action Adventure
  • Guide Release
    1 July 2014
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers

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Set hundreds of years after the events of Ocarina of Time, The Wind Waker finds the hero Link in a sea scattered with 49 islands, which necessitates frequent sailing and naval combat. Link lives with his grandmother and younger sister Aryll on Outset Island, one of the few inhabited islands in the Great Sea. The people of the Great Sea pass down a legend of a prosperous kingdom with a hidden golden power. An evil man found and stole this power, using it to spread darkness until a young boy dressed in green sealed the evil with the Blade of Evil's Bane. The boy became known as the Hero of Time and passed into legend. One day the sealed evil began to return, but the Hero of Time did not reappear. The inhabitants of the Great Sea are unsure of the kingdom's fate, but it is clear that this legend is the story of Ocarina of Time where the Hero of Time, Link, fought Ganondorf. Can you emerge as the new Hero of Time?

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