"You know those archway-gate things you see on the rails sometimes? Who MADE them? WHEN? And WHYYYY?"

Space-time Gates, also called Archway-Gates, are objects from The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks. They appear as decorated archways that stand over the Spirit Tracks. Found at various points on the Spirit Tracks, they are used to transport the Spirit Train to different locations throughout New Hyrule. Like the "Ballad of Gales" from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and the Cyclone Slate from The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, Space-time Gates make traveling across the land much easier and faster.

Inactive Space-time Gate Drawing

Ferrus's drawing of inactive Space-time Gates

Space-time Gates can be found in three different forms. If they have a green Force Gem at the top of the arch, they can be activated by hitting the Force Gem with a cannonball. If there is no Force Gem at the top of the arch, then their corresponding archway needs to be activated before it can be used, or their corresponding archway is in a realm that is currently inaccessable to Link, so the pair cannot be used. If the Force Gem and the archway's symbols appear yellow, then the portal is active. To use a portal, Link must blow the Spirit Train's whistle while near one. Doing so causes a yellow portal to appear, which will transport Link to the corresponding gate when he travels through it. A total of eight pairs of gates can be unlocked, with typically four per realm. There is also a special gate in the Forest Realm that leads to the Dark Realm.

According to Ferrus, these gates can be used to break the space-time continuum.


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