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The Fairy's Scroll is an item featured in The Crystal Trap. It is one of the main items in the book since the scroll is required to figure out what three objects are necessary to free Link from inside the crystal.

Princess Zelda can only obtain the Fairy Scroll if she used the Magic Arrows to defeat one of the Gibdos inside the Cavern. From the corpse of the Gibdo appears a Blue Fairy who explains that she was being kept a prison by the foe.[1] Zelda informs the fairy about her quest, and although the fairy says she cannoy stay with the princess, she gives her the Fairy Scroll and promptly disappears.[2] Zelda picks it up to find a riddle within the scroll, which says, "Look for something hotter than fire, colder than ice, and sweeter than sugar."[3]

As Zelda continues her journey, she will find the three items that the Fairy Scroll was referring to. In order, they are the Magnifying Glass, Ganon's handprint, and Magic Honey. If the princess fails to obtain all three items, she will be unable to rescue Link and will ultimately cause his demise.[4]


  1. "Above the ashes, a blue glow floats in the air. 'A fairy!' Zelda cries with joy. 'Yes, a fairy,' says the little sprite, beating her wings above the gibdo's ashes. 'And one that's glad to be rid of that putrid gibdo. He's been holding me prisoner for I don't know how long!'"  (The Crystal Trap (Archway) pg. 19)
  2. "'I'm sorry I can't stay with you, but maybe this will help.' She drops a scroll at Zelda's feet. 'What is it?' Zelda asks. But the fairy doesn't answer. 'Good luck!' she cries. Then she vanishes."  (The Crystal Trap (Archway) pg. 19)
  3. "Zelda picks up the scroll. 'It's a riddle,' she says. 'I wonder what it means?' 'Look for something hotter than ___, colder than ___, and sweeter than ___.'"  (The Crystal Trap (Archway) pg. 19)
  4. "Slowly the crystal changes color. It becomes darker and darker until Zelda can no longer see Link inside. The crystal is turning to stone! [...] 'He's gone forever. You failed, little princess,' he mocks her. 'You failed!'"  (The Crystal Trap (Archway) pg. 28)