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Carben's Letter
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Main appearance(s)

Carben's Letter, also called From Carben,[1] is an Item in Spirit Tracks.[2] As its name suggests, it is a Letter from Carben.

Location and Uses

Unlike most Letters in Spirit Tracks, which are delivered to Link by the Postman, Carben's Letter is given directly to Link from Carben after the two play the Song of Restoration to restore the Spirit Tracks leading to the Ocean Temple. Carben forgets how to access the Ocean Floor where the Temple awaits,[3] but had fortunately written the Letter to himself as a reminder.[4] Attached to the Letter is a map of the Ocean Realm with three numbers written at the locations of the statues holding glowing red orbs.

The Letter reads,

Dear Self,

I know you'll forget, so I'm leaving you instructions to get to the ocean floor.

-- Carben

While driving the Spirit Train toward the statues, Link passes Ferrus taking photographs of the newly-restored Spirit Tracks.[5] If the young hero stops to talk, he will learn from Ferrus that the statues respond to "big noises", hinting that he must sound the Train's Whistle while driving past them.[6] Doing so in the order shown in Carben's Letter opens the pathway to the Ocean Floor.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
JapanJapaneseセンリンの手紙 (Senrin no Tegami)
CanadaFrenchCALettre de Pysto[7]
FranceFrenchEULettre de Pysto[8]
GermanyGermanBrief von Spul[9]
ItalyItalianLettera da Rotaius[10]
SpainSpanishEUCarta del maestro Bobin[12]
Carta de Bobin[13]
Latin AmericaSpanishLACarta del maestro Bobin[14]
Carta de Bobin[15]
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  1. "From Carben" — Letters (Spirit Tracks)
  2. "You got Carben's Letter!" — N/A (Spirit Tracks)
  3. "The way to get down there is... Blast! I can't remember where the entrance is." — Carben (Spirit Tracks)
  4. "Oh, yes, now I remember. I knew I might need this information later... That's why I wrote it down for myself, just in case. Here. Take this with you." — Carben (Spirit Tracks)
  5. "I heard the ocean Spirit Tracks had returned, so I came to see for myself." — Ferrus (Spirit Tracks)
  6. "They say there are sculptures that react to big noises out there too!" — Ferrus (Spirit Tracks)
  7. "Vous avez obtenu la lettre de Pysto!" — N/A (Spirit Tracks)
  8. "Vous obtenez la lettre de Pysto!!" — N/A (Spirit Tracks)
  9. "Du hast einen Brief von Spul erhalten!!" — N/A (Spirit Tracks)
  10. "Hai ricevuto una lettera da Rotaius! Spiega come raggiungere il fondo del mare.!" — N/A (Spirit Tracks)
  11. "Rotaius" — Letters (Spirit Tracks)
  12. "¡Has recibido una carta del maestro Bobin!!" — N/A (Spirit Tracks)
  13. "Carta de Bobin" — Letters (Spirit Tracks)
  14. "¡Has recibido una carta del maestro Bobin!!" — N/A (Spirit Tracks)
  15. "Carta de Bobin" — Letters (Spirit Tracks)