After winning the battle in Skyloft, the Hyrulean Forces, led by Link, return to their search for the era's Gate of Souls. Led by the advice by the newly joined recruit Fi, the Hyrulean Forces follow her guidance to the Sealed Grounds, where both the Gate and Ghirahim are hiding. Upon their arrival, they were immediately met by Ghirahim's resistance. He had put his trap into place.
As the Hyrulean Forces enter the battle, Fi insists that they must defeat Ghirahim in order to close the Gate of Souls. However Fi notices that the temple to the north is firmly shut. She theorizes that defeating its Gatekeeper in the east should open it. The Hyrulean Forces leave Link to that task while they focus on the surrounding Keeps. However as Link defeats the Gatekeeper and owns the gate, he finds that the temple is only partially open. Meanwhile, the Hyrulean Forces notice more allied soldiers join their side. Fi announces that she can sense an evil spirit amongst them, and recommends they practice extreme caution. Shortly after, Ghirahim gives order to attack and an unknown presence responds. In that time, a fraction of the Hyrulean Forces turn traitorous and begin attacking their own Force. Although surprised, Fi believes their allies are merely confused, and asks that Link turn back and assist them. Link eventually finds the traitorous Captains, the Turncoat Soldiers, and combats them. However even as Link defeats them, another fraction of the Hyrulean Forces turn traitorous. Losing their will, a fraction of the unaffected Hyrulean Forces flee in response. Ghirahim is thrilled with the outcome, and has more enemy reinforcements appear inside the temple walls.
Knowing the imminent danger they are in, Fi tells Link that he must find and defeat the threat at cause. She theorizes that the Turncoat Leader must be hiding in or near one of the Keeps. Eventually Link finds and defeats him, thus eliminating the threat of further mutiny as all Turncoat Soldiers retreat. Angry by his foiled plans, Ghirahim uses the Gate of Souls to summon The Imprisoned from the Sealing Spike in the center of the field. The Hyrulean Forces immediately panic as The Imprisoned slowly heads towards the Allied Base. Fi urges Link that he defeat the monster immediately. Link destroys The Imprisoned's toes and proceeds to attack it in its stunned state, however The Imprisoned quickly gathers traction and closes in at its first destination at the West Cannon Keep. It flies up into the air to proceed destroying the Keep. Fi brings Link's attention to a Groosenator cannon inside the Keep, and urges he to use it to knock The Imprisoned out of the air and stun it. Link does so, and resumes his attack on The Imprisoned. Regaining its footing, the monster then heads to the East Cannon Keep as well. Link uses the Groosenator cannon there to again stun The Imprisoned and inflict heavy damage. He then finally defeats it, saving the Allied Base. The Hyrulean Forces' Morale improves with victory.
Fully enraged, Ghirahim challenges Link to come to him and opens all the temple doors. His Forces pour out of the temple in an all-out attack to the east and west. Fi and the Gorons leave to intercept them while Link hurries inside the temple. There he battles Ghirahim in the Enemy Base, where the Gate of Souls is kept. Ghirahim is defeated, and Link sends him into the Gate of Souls. Fi then appears and tells Link to raise his sword skyward and strike it down, thus closing the era's Gate of Souls.
Enemies and Bosses
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- HW Shielded Bokoblin.jpg
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- HW Moblin.png
- HW Hylian Soldier.png
Hylian Soldier (Traitorous)
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- East Cannon Keep
- West Cannon Keep
- Hall of Time
- East Keep
- South Keep
- Southeast Keep
- Southwest Keep
- East Temple Hall
- Temple Entrance
|Gold Skulltula||North from the Southeast Keep in a cave hidden by vines.||Defeat 1000 enemies|
|In the East Temple Keep on the east wall.||Play as Link with the Fire Rod. Within 15 minutes, stop The Imprisoned from destroying any keeps, and open the Enemy Base.|
|Piece of Heart||Capture the West Keep.||Play as Link|
|Heart Container||Bomb the boulder between the Temple Entrance and the East Temple Keep.||Play as Fi|
- "The Hyrulean army advanced quickly in order to catch up to their quarry. And that was when Ghirahim sprang his trap." — Narrator (Hyrule Warriors)