Today I made it a little bit further into the Moon Temple.
I did kill off all the Red Goriya, but via a most peculiar circumstance. When I killed one, all the rest died, dropping their valuables, immediately. The ropes in the chamber to east of the entrance seemed to have a ring leader in much the same way, but this struck me as remarkable that I might be able to clear a room of such a horrible host in the same way.
Killing all the ropes in the chamber north of the Red Goriya revealed yet another key.
To the east of that chamber I encountered 3 Blue Goriya. I had not seen them before, but Impa’s guide warned me to be wary.
It was not just Goriya who dwelled there, but some cruel architect planted stone statues that spit magical fireballs.
I stood watching from the edge for along time, but in the end the combined foes made quick work of me.