Chapter 1: The Boy Without a Fairy
After all the years of teasing, a fairy has finally come to you! She’s asking you to come with her to go see the Great Deku Tree, so something important must be going on. You’d better listen to her, or else she’ll never shut up…
- Meet Mido at the entrance to the Deku Tree’s meadow.
- Get the Kokiri Sword from the Forest Training Grounds.
- Buy a Deku Shield from the forest shop.
- Go see the Great Deku Tree.
1 - Meet Mido at the entrance to the Deku Tree’s meadow.
Your best friend, Saria, is waiting for you at the bottom of the ladder that leads to your loft. She’ll tell you about the Deku Tree and remind you that you should go to see him straightaway. Your house is smack in the middle of the village, so it’s pretty easy to orient yourself. Just head along the path, take the right branch at the fork, and leap across the pond until you see a weaselly fellow standing guard.
This guy’s Mido, the Kokiri boss, and he doesn’t like you one bit. He’s surprised to see your newfound fairy friend, but he still won’t let you see the Deku Tree until you grab yourself a sword and shield and prove you’re a real man. Of course, in a village full of kids this is kind of an odd demand to make, but you have no choice but to acquiesce. Better start looking…
2 - Get the Kokiri Sword from the Forest Training Grounds.
The equipment is actually pretty easy to find. There’s a shield in the forest shop, but as you don’t really start with any money, it might help to pick some up as you look for the sword. From the path Mido’s got blocked off, head back the way you came, but instead of turning back towards your house keep on the westward trail until you see an incline on your left. At the top of the hill is the Forest Training Grounds, a place for kids to play and train to fight the monsters that sometimes come out in the forest.
If you follow the maze of fences to the main field at the back of the grounds, you’ll see a small hole. Approach the hole and press the A button and you’ll crouch down and crawl through it. Crawling is easy - just push the Circle Pad forward to crawl forward and backward to move back.
On the other side of the hole is a small “labyrinth” - although it’s a pretty pathetic one, without much opportunity to get lost. There’s a large boulder rolling around the circuit to the left, and while staying away from giant boulders is usually advised, here you’ll have to defy your intuition and let reckless bravado guide you forwards. The boulder moves counterclockwise, so you’ll want to start off by running to the right.
Follow the circuit and you’ll see a small dead-end on the right that hides a treasure chest. Inside the chest is the Kokiri Sword, the legendary treasure of the Kokiri!
3 - Buy a Deku Shield from the forest shop.
You need 40 Rupees in order to purchase a Deku Shield from the forest shop, so you’d better get searching for some spare change! Luckily there are plenty of places around the forest where you can pick up loose Rupees. Some of the better ones are listed below: