When Link visits the town, he meets a Wise Man who teaches him the Shield Spell. This is the only instance where Link does not have to complete any sort of side-quest in order to gain access to the Old Man's house.
While Princess Zelda and Impa are on their Royal Tour, Ganon attempts to usurp control of the North Palace. To do this he disguises himself as various people and attempts to persuade Link to leave the castle. At one point, Ganon disguises himself as Captain Krin and tells Link that the Town of Rauru is in flames, implying that Link needs to leave the North Palace and go save the town.
|Dark Link · Ganon · Link · Princess Zelda|
—Full list of characters
|Horsehead · Helmethead · Rebonack · Carock · Gooma · Barba · Thunderbird · Dark Link|
|Western Hyrule · Eastern Hyrule · Lesser Hyrule · Maze Island|
—Full list of locations
|Parapa Palace · Midoro Palace · Island Palace · Maze Island Palace · Ocean Palace · Hidden Palace · Great Palace|
|P Bag · 1-up Doll · Magical Sword · Magical Shield · Candle · Flute · Handy Glove · Hammer · Raft · Boots · Magical Key · Cross|
|Fairy Spell · Fire Spell · Jump Spell · Life Spell · Reflect Spell · Shield Spell · Spell Spell · Thunder Spell|
|Trophy · Water of Life · Kidnapped Child · Six Crystals · Triforce of Courage|
|Fairy · Hylian|