A most eventful day! I quite to my surprise have made it through the Moon Temple. I passed by at least one treasure assuming I would have to pass that way again. I find myself blinking in the sun..
But as the day starts… I was quite fatigued. Ready to try once again to head to the Blue Goriya. I am not sure why, but I was quite convinced they were holding something special. I have discovered a boomerang and a bow in these underworlds. I suspected I might get another weapon for my arsenal.
And I did! I entered the room in adequate health, with arrows armed and immediately began firing, headless of the cost. With two vanquished, I began to hear my heart pound in warning. I drank my healing position… immediately I was restored to health, but almost immediately again I lost it, so there was no time to switch to my sword. Eventually I slew the last Blue Goriya, with much frantic running on my part. He died dropping his boomerang, the color of moonlight, to the floor.
This new boomerang has tremendous range. I am pleased and hope it has enough force to kill the ropes on contact. Moving back through the chambers I enter a sand pit with a fascinating glowing snake, a moldorm according to Impa’s Guide. Much to my confusion, the silver boomerang has no effect. What was the point? I rush past it into the room on the right. There in the center of the room is a bomb pack, but I eyeing the bats and my almost full bomb bag, I do not grab it. I think to use my current stash to fight the moldorm and return for the bombs when i am done. Instead, upon entering the moldorm’s lair I return to my arrows and pick off its segments one by one. It proves a fast expedient way to dispatch the beast. I leave the bombs where they are, since I assume I will be dying again soon, and will pick them up on my second trip.
But I don’t die. Although upon entering the chamber to the north of the sandpit there are multiple ropes, and the magical boomerang fails to kill them, they can be stunned at a further distance. I kill them off, moving to the locked door to the east rather than the trap door to the north. I can make quick work of the gels, but I notice, now with the increased range, that if I move from where I am standing the magical boomerang will curve towards me. This seems like it will be useful.
The final gel releases a its treasure of 5 rubies.
In the chamber to the north I once again meet my sage friend who warns me that Dodongo does not like smoke. He has mentioned this Dodongo before In my quick visit to the 5th Temple?? I now have Impa’s guide and I see a menacing orange beast. Is this what awaits me? I shrug it off for now, because again I assume my day will restart before I reach this Dodongo.
Returning through the temple I go north and am immediately locked into a room swarming with red goriya. Again with the longer ranged boomerang I can stun them from afar. They make for quick work and the last one reveals a stash of bombs with his dying breath… oh that breath! The entire time I can hear the beast breathing in the next room. The bombs next to the room with the moldorm, these bombs, the old man mentioning smoke – which the bombs do… I suspect I will need all 8 of the bombs in my bag to slay the heavy breather.
As it turns out Impa’s guide is correct and nothing I hurl at the lumbering giant reptile can get through its hide. Not the magical boomerang. Not an arrow. Not even bombs. Yes. Not even bombs. I feel deceived, except suddenly, when Dodongo is quite close to me, I drop a bomb and he swallows it whole! It seems to not agree with him, and that appears to be the trick. Get him to SWALLOW the bombs. It takes me a bit of coordinated effort, but I do, and he dies. Leaving a heart and a heart container.
I can move on to the triforce chamber and claim my prize. Afterwards I emerge and breathe while I decide where to travel next.