=~=~=~=~THE LEGEND OF ZELDA~=~=~=~= Twilight Princess LETTERS GUIDE =~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~=~= ~=~=~=~=TABLE OF CONTENTS=~=~=~=~ Introduction [.1] Version History [.2] My E-Mail and E-Mail Policies [.3] About Letters and The Postman [.4] Letters [.5] About Mail Delivery (The Postman) [.01] - Dear Adventurer - (Ooccoo) [.02] URGENT NOTICE! (Kakariko Goods) [.03] [- Dear Adventurer - (Ooccoo)] [.04] URGENT! Bomb Arrows (Barnes Bombs) [.05] Good Stuff Inside! (Barnes) [.06] Now Open For Business! (Lanayru Tourism) [.07] They Came So Quickly! (Telma) [.08] Rare Item in Stock! (Barnes) [.09] [Heroes, Come Together! (Malo Mart)] [.010] Agitha’s Dream (Princess Agitha) [.011] From Wife of Yeto (Yeta) [.012] About Ilia’s Memory… (Renado) [.013] Challenge for You! (Purlo) [.014] Hey, Kid!!! (From Jr.) [.015] Update (Shad) [.016] Postman Areas [.6] Crouching Postman, Hidden Letter [.7] FAQ [.8] Special Thanks [.9] Goodbye [.1a] ~=~=~=~=INTRODUCTION [.1]=~=~=~=~ Welcome to my guide! I was looking on GameFAQs, and at the time there appeared to be no guide about the many letters you receive during the game. I didn’t write this guide for awhile, but now I’ve decided to (obviously). So I hope you enjoy everything offered here. What exactly are letters? How do you read them? Where does The Postman show up? What letters will I get in the future? These are all questions I hope will be answered for you. If you have any unanswered questions by the end of this guide, feel free to e-mail me about them. Read my e-mail section for more information. So, read on and have fun. ~=~=~=~=VERSION HISTORY [.2]=~=~=~=~ -~Version 1.0 (6/17/08): Finished everything already. It wasn’t that long to finish, but surely I will update more in the future. -~Version 2.0 (7/28/08): Finally prompting myself to do it, I changed how the letters were written so that they were easier to read. I realized that, when posted on GameFAQs, all the spaces that I separated using the tab key made everything funky looking. -~Version 2.1 (12/3/08): Lyndsey O’Day helped me out by saying that she received the “Agitha’s Dream” letter before the Temple of Time and theorized how that might be possible. Added her to the Special Thanks section. Also added that the Postman appears in all the gates to Castle Town, not just the western one like I thought before. -~Version 2.2 (1/26/09): Corrected the way you obtain the “Rare Item in Stock” letter by an e- mail from Meliz Aulurn Culus and added Meliz to the Special Thanks section. -~Version 2.21 (4/21/09): Answered another question and added it to the FAQ. Added Lee Jaworek to the Special Thanks section. -~Version 2.22 (4/23/09): Added NeoSeeker to the Special Thanks list. All this time, I forgot to add them…sorry, Leo. -~Version 2.22 (7/14/09): Added Andy Quigley to the Special Thanks section and got the intro to the Crouching Postman, Hidden Letter section. -~Version 2.3 (7/30/09): Completed the Crouching Postman, Hidden Letter section. Not as easy as you might think; I had to go back through the Cave of Ordeals to find the guy. -~Version 2.4 (8/8/09): Turns out CPHL is NOT finished--two more crouching postmen discovered! Also answered a few questions and put them in the FAQ. Thanks to Patrick Dungar and Nick Binger for pointing them out to me. -~Version 2.41 (12/27/09): Added Chuck’s notification about the Dear Adventurer letters. -~Version 2.42 (3/17/12): Updated the change in my e-mail address. -~Version 2.43 (12/6/12): Included kgeorgsen's info on the fourth Crouching Postman, Hidden Letter and added him to the Special Thanks section. -~Version 2.44 (12/21/12): Added a bit about my website and blog. None of it will matter if the world's really ending today, but as I'm still alive, I somehow doubt that is the case. ~=~=~=~=MY E-MAIL AND E-MAIL POLICIES [.3]=~=~=~=~ Before I even tell you my e-mail address, let’s go over the policies so that you’ve seen them before you send the e-mail. I will GLADLY accept these kinds of e-mails. -~Questions. If you’ve got a question and it wasn’t answered in this guide, you can ask me about it, and I will answer it as best I can. If it WAS answered in the guide, but you still didn’t understand it, still e-mail me, but say it was unclear to you. If you don’t say it, I will assume your question falls under the unaccepted e-mails category 1. -~Errors. If you see an error in something I’ve written in like a letter or something, e-mail me, and I’ll try and correct it. You can even e-mail me on grammatical errors. -~Suggestions for this guide. Think this guide could use a little something more? Think it needs another section? Then e-mail me about it, and I’ll see about doing it. You can even e-mail me about doing another guide if you want to. Just depends on what the guide is. -~Answers to my questions. There are some things I myself may not be clear about, like, say, Postman Areas. I am not familiar with every area the Postman shows up, so if you know of another spot the Postman will arrive, e-mail me! -~If you want to put this guide or any part of it on your website. You NEED my permission first. So e-mail me, and if I see fit to give you permission, you may post it on your website. Aaaand these are e-mails that will NOT be accepted. -~Stuff that was already answered in the guide. If you ask a question and it’s already been answered here, DON’T E-MAIL ME ABOUT IT. Read the guide BEFORE submitting e-mails. If the question was answered but you still don’t understand it, e- mail me saying you didn’t understand it, and it will be posted. -~Hate mail. If you hate me, don’t tell me about it. If you have something to criticize about this guide, be nice about it, and at least make it productive so that I can actually fix the problem. -~E-mails full of bad language. All of my guides on GameFAQs are and will be cuss-free. “Sucks” is allowed, but no more than that. Not even “small” bad words will be allowed. None at all. -~Praise mail. The exact opposite of hate mail, but I still don’t accept it. It really does nothing to help this guide, except maybe an ego- booster for me. You may really enjoy my guide, but don’t e-mail me about it. Don’t feel insulted if you send me praise mail and it isn’t accepted. -~Questions unrelated to this guide. If you send me a question that is not about The Postman, letters, Postman locations, that sort of thing, it will not be answered. For instance, “how do I beat Fyrus?” That’s not the job of this guide, is it? (For the record, I have a boss guide on this game here on GameFAQs as well if you honestly need one.) Remember to make the title say, “TP Letters Guide,” since that will make it much easier to spot. Alright, now that you have (hopefully) read the policies, I will FINALLY tell you my e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, if you find the stuff here informative or entertaining, you'd probably enjoy my poll-based gaming website Game Poll (jamesred17.wix.com/game-poll) and blog Game Poll Haven (gamepollhaven.blogspot.com). Only takes a moment to check 'em out, and if you're unimpressed, I'll try and refund you those five minutes of your life back. Just tack them onto the end or something. ~=~=~=~=ABOUT LETTERS AND THE POSTMAN [.4]=~=~=~=~ This will, hopefully, tell you all you need to know about letters and The Postman. I will answer this in classic FAQ form, with, eh, the questions submitted by myself. ==================== Who is The Postman? ==================== You don’t know who The Postman is! *bursts out in hysterical laughter* Ahem…The Postman is rather eccentric man who, as his name implies, delivers the mail for you. All of your letters will be delivered by him. In certain spots, he’ll shout, “Heeey!” and dash up to meet you. The Postman idea really originated in Majora’s Mask, I think, where a similar-looking running guy with a bunny image on his hat ran around Clock Town checking mailboxes. ==================== How do I read letters? ==================== After you get your first letter, you can read them by pressing Start and moving your cursor down to the bottom-right corner icon, where the red envelope image is. Press A to open it up. All your letters are in there. Press A on one to open it up and read it. Press A to go back or move to the next page if there is one. One the letters screen, press L or R to move over to another screen to see the other letters you’ve got if you have any more. ==================== How do I get letters? ==================== As mentioned before, The Postman will deliver the letters to you on foot. He will meet you in certain spots, like in front of the west gate of Castle Town, to deliver them to you. I have a section here of known spots The Postman appears in. ==================== How do I know which letters are new or not? ==================== On the letters screen, unopened letters will have a small red envelope image on the upper-left corner of the letter’s title. ==================== Can I get more than one letter at a time? ==================== Of course! The Postman can always deliver more than one letter. If you didn’t meet up after he has the first letter, he will say, “I have a letter for you. 2, in fact!” or something similar. I’ve gotten up to “4, in fact” before. ==================== I didn’t get a certain letter! What happened? ==================== Some letters can only be obtained by special means. For instance, the second “Dear Adventurer” letter can only be obtained by using Ooccoo in the Goron Mines. If you don’t use her, you won’t get the letter. As far as I know, if you missed the letter, it’s gone for good unless you start a new game. I will tell you which letters must be gotten by special means. =================== What happens if I go to a Postman area in Wolf form? =================== First of all, The Postman does not appear if the province is covered in twilight. But after you’ve gotten the Master Sword and can switch forms at will, if you go to a Postman area in wolf form, after he goes, “Heeey!” you will automatically switch forms. And that just about wraps it up. Those were, of course, all self-invented questions, but if you yourself have any about those kinds of things, ask ‘em! ~=~=~=~=THE LETTERS [.5]=~=~=~=~ Aaah, finally, the letters. These are all letters that you receive at some point or another during the game. To help you better understand how each letter section I write is put down, here’s a little explanation. ============== [letter name] ============== Sender: [name of person/group who sent it] Letter: [the contents of the letter] Obtained: [the time you get the letter] Comments: [my personal comments on the letter] And there you have it. Simple enough, right? Okay, here we go, starting with letter number one. =============== About Mail Delivery [.01] =============== -~Sender: The Postman -~Letter: If I have a letter for you, I will approach you at high speed! Please do not flee! -~Obtained: After beating the Forest Temple, in front of the entrance to Kakariko Gorge. -~Comments: Your very first letter, and it’s from The Postman himself. Weird little man. You don’t have the option of fleeing, anyway. =============== - Dear Adventurer - [.02] =============== -~Sender: Ooccoo -~Letter: I was so happy to meet you and spend a bit of time with you! I am planning a trip to a new location, just so you know. If you continue on your journeys, we might see each other again! So take care of yourself… [P.S. I didn’t have a chance to tell you this last time, but I have a son. I’ll introduce you to him if we meet again! He’s a good boy who can help you like an item, so be nice!] Obtained: After clearing the twilight from the Eldin Province. -~Comments: The little section in brackets is a part of the letter that only appears if you never used Ooccoo in the Forest Temple. ==================== URGENT NOTICE! [.03] ==================== -~Sender: Kakariko Goods [Malo] -~Letter: New sundries in Kakariko! If you haven’t already been by to look, I have an item that isn’t available anywhere else! Come by before someone else snatches it! And please, no window shoppers! -~Obtained: After defeating King Bulbin for the first time. -~Comments: “Kakariko Goods” is, apparently, the name of Malo’s new store in Kakariko--before it becomes Malo Mart, of course. Malo apparently felt bad after Colin was injured and “got started.” ==================== - Dear Adventurer - [.04] ==================== -~Sender: Ooccoo -~Letter: Oooh, I was so happy to see you the other day, I really had fun! I was also happy to see my son’s face again, SO HAPPY! I’d like you to know, we will be heading to another location soon. If you continue on your travels, chances are that we’ll meet again. My son and I are certainly looking forward to seeing you again. Take care of yourself! -~Obtained: After beating the Goron Mines if you used Ooccoo there. -~Comments: You can only get this letter by using Ooccoo in the Goron Mines. So if you want an additional letter, you can use this Oocca to gain this letter. According to “Chuck,” this letter and the first “Dear Adventurer” letter will be one if you use Ooccoo in the first dungeon. ==================== URGENT! Bomb Arrows [.05] ==================== -~Sender: Barnes Bombs -~Letter: Thank you for your patronage! Enjoy the power of our bombs! Not only can you place and throw our bombs, but they can be combined with the bow by going to the item screen and using R to create bomb arrows. Try it today! -~Obtained: After buying a Bomb Bag full of bombs from Barnes (can only be done after completing the Goron Mines dungeon). -~Comments: More specifically, to create bomb arrows, go to the item screen and equip your bow if it isn’t out already. Then highlight a bomb image and press R when prompted to put on/take off bomb arrows. ==================== Good Stuff Inside! [.06] ==================== -~Sender: Barnes -~Letter: Finally, we’ve finished production on a new type of bomb! These ones can be used in the water! We have them in stock NOW! Come by and pick YOURS up! -~Obtained: After escorting Ilia and Telma to Kakariko Village -~Comments: In the Lakebed Temple, you’ll encounter some fish that start to explode after attacked. These bombs are made out of those. ==================== Now open for business! [.07] ==================== -~Sender: Lanayru Tourism -~Letter: The Lanayru Tourist Association has prepared a grand tour of natural splendor! Our current main attraction is Iza and Hena’s Playground for Grown-Ups! You’ll find both immediately down the riverbank from the Zora waterfall pool. *Iza’s Rapid Ride* Shoot at targets while riding the raging river rapids! No extra charge for using bomb arrows! *Hena’s Fishing Hole* It’s a fight against nature with lure fishing! What kind of fish can you catch? We look forward to seeing you there! -~Obtained: After banishing the twilight from the Lanayru Province. -~Comments: “Playground for grown-ups”? Not even “adults”? …Actually, I realized that I had forgotten to include the “obtained” and “comments” parts of this letter, so here I am, fixing my error. ==================== They Came So Quickly! [.08] ==================== Sender: Telma Letter: Link, there are some folks I want you to meet, so come to my bar right away. These guys will be powerful allies for you. You heard me! I’ll be waiting at my Castle Town bar. -~Obtained: After getting the Master Sword. -~Comments: These “powerful allies” are Shad--a young and intelligent man who researches the Oocca to carry on his deceased father’s work-- Ashei, a brash but courageous girl--Auru, old and wise--and Rusl, the swordsman of your home village, Ordon. ==================== Rare Item in Stock! [.09] ==================== -~Sender: Barnes -~Letter: How’ve you been? Still a bomb enthusiast? Still loving bombs? Well, I’ve got some interesting bombs in, so come on by and pick some up! Wait’ll you see what these babies can do! -~Obtained: I initially thought that you had to complete the Arbiter’s Grounds to receive this letter and be able to buy the bombs, but Meliz Aulurn Culus has discovered that you don’t need to beat the dungeon, just enter into it to trigger the letter. -~Comments: These bombs are the explosive bugs you saw about the Forest Temple. These things are rather useless; they walk forward on their own when set (similar to a Bombchu from Ocarina of Time), but if you honestly need a mobile bomb, use bomb arrows. ==================== Heroes, Come Together! [.010] ==================== -~Sender: Malo Mart -~Letter: Malo Mart, the hero of discounts, is finally open in Castle Town! We’ve got all you need for that upcoming trip, and we offer it at unbelievable prices! !GRAND OPENING SPECIAL! Magic Armor (limit 1) Act fast, heroes! -~Obtained: Whenever you donate the needed money in “phase 2” to Malo in Kakariko Village -~Comments: Malo Mart really IS an incredible place. Everything there is half off; a set of 30 ordinary bombs is 45 rupees instead of 90. The Magic Armor sure comes in handy, too, although it’s a large sum of 598 rupees. ==================== Agitha’s Dream [.011] ==================== -~Sender: Princess Agitha -~Letter: Agitha had a dream last night. Butterflies surrounded Agitha and lifted her up to the sky. As she waved to the people below in Castle Town, she could see so many people, some waving back, others staring wide-eyed. Agitha flew in a big circle above Hyrule Field and the butterflies formed into a bed beneath her and said, “Let’s play again…” Soon they faded away and she woke up in her own bed. Ohh…Agitha wants so badly to fly in the sky… -~Obtained: Actually, Lyndsey O’Day has mentioned that she received this letter prior to completing the Temple of Time, which is when I thought you were supposed to receive the letter. She theorizes that it might depend on the number of golden bugs you give Agitha; the more bugs, I’m guessing, the sooner her letter comes. -~Comments: Agitha isn’t really a princess. The “Insect Kingdom” isn’t real. She is a little girl with a huge imagination. ==================== From Wife of Yeto [.012] ==================== -~Sender: Yeta -~Letter: I feel bad. You paid me visit and I not much help. I feel better now. Husband and I sled lots now. Very much fun! Link, you join us at Snowpeak Sometime! -~Obtained: After completing the Snowpeak Ruins -~Comments: Join them sledding! If you can beat Yeta, you earn a Piece of Heart. ==================== About Ilia’s Memory… [.013] ==================== -~Sender: Renado -~Letter: Link, There is something about Ilia’s memory that I wish to tell you. I know you are busy, but please come visit me in my sanctuary in Kakariko Village. -~Obtained: After completing the Temple of Time -~Comments: Going to Renado starts the process of getting Ilia’s memory back, and thus getting to the seventh dungeon, City in the Sky. ==================== Challenge for You! [.014] ==================== -~Sender: Purlo -~Letter: Ladies and gentlemen! The STAR game that has swept Hyrule by storm is now available in Castle Town! Even those of you who have beaten it once will find all new challenges and thrills! Come find us in the tent on the west gate road! We’ll be waiting! -~Obtained: After getting the Double Clawshots -~Comments: If you haven’t been there already, go there. You can get upgrades for your arrow quiver by beating both levels, the second of which has been made now. ==================== Hey, Kid!!! [.015] ==================== -~Sender: Ooccoo Jr. -~Letter: Wow, kid! Awesome! (My son said that he wanted to write you a letter…he worked so hard on it! Goodness, yes!) We thank you for all your help, both on land and in the sky. The other Oocca thank you, as well. Come visit us anytime! Take care! -~Obtained: After completing the City in the Sky -~Comments: Wow. Three words from Ooccoo Jr.. Well, ya gotta give him credit; he has no arms or legs to write with. ==================== Update [.015] ==================== -~Sender: Shad -~Letter: Dear Link, After we parted, I tried that word on all the statues I could find in Hyrule, but it was a disaster! How disappointing! …But if I let something so small get to me, my dear father will scoff at me from beyond the mortal coil. I’m going back to the sanctuary in Kakariko Village to see if I can’t find another lead. I certainly hope that if you find any more information, you will share it with me posthaste. The dream chaser, Shad -~Obtained: After filling the Ancient Sky Book with all missing characters -~Comments: Poor Shad…he doesn’t know you have the Dominion Rod…he doesn’t know anything about what’s going on…when will someone tell him? ~=~=~=~=Postman Areas [.6]=~=~=~=~ You may be curious as to where The Postman might come jogging up so you know ahead of time. I’ll admit, I don’t know all the answers myself…which is why I need people like you to e-mail me on it if you know of a spot he shows up in that’s not listed here. As with any accepted e-mail, you will be placed in the special thanks section when it’s done. So, here are my known Postman areas where he will show up. -~In front of all the gates to Castle Town. -~In front of the southern entrance of Kakariko Village -~In front of the northern entrance to Kakariko Village -~On the bridge in the area of Hyrule Field north of Castle Town -~On the Bridge of Eldin -~On the Great Bridge of Hylia Again, if you know of an area The Postman shows up but it isn’t listed here, e-mail me on it. ~=~=~=~=Crouching Postman, Hidden Letter [.7]=~=~=~ Andy Quigley has just given me the wonderful idea of writing a new section. I’m sure many of you are curious about what the Postman’s doing, crouching around various areas. In this section, I will write down where he is and what he says. Note that he never says anything of significant importance or anything big; he’s only placed there for a laugh. And I think there might be a short message before some of the lines that he says when you first meet him, but doesn’t say from then on. ========== Location #1 ========== -~Found: In Ordon Ranch inside the stables. -~Message: “We can just let the goats eat a messy-looking letter like this.” ========== Location #2 ========== -~Found: Telma’s Bar in Castle Town--turn left as soon as you enter. -~Message: “What to order, what to order… I do believe I will start with meat.” ========== Location #3 ========== -~Found: Cave of Ordeals in the Gerudo Desert, very last floor on your second time through or higher. To find the Cave of Ordeals, go to the bottom-left (bottom-right for the Wii version) corner of the Gerudo Desert and scale the mesa. Defeat the Shadow Beasts to create a portal, then warp the piece of the Bridge of Eldin back to its original spot in Hyrule Field. The hole underneath the bridge piece leads to the Cave of Ordeals. -~Message: “I think you are lost. It’s got to be around here somewhere…” ========== Location #4 ========== -~Found: Back room of the inn in Kakariko Village, sitting in front of the oven. (Patrick Dungar, who alerted me to this location, doesn’t know when exactly he appears but that he found him while trying to recover Ilia’s memory. However, kgeorgsen says he is 99% sure the Postman appears after you banish the twilight from the Eldin Province.) -~Message: “I dropped a letter into the hot spring, and now I can’t read it! Gotta blow it dry…” ========== Location #5 ========== -~Found: Zora’s Domain, throne room, behind the throne -~Message: “Now, this is made out to a “Mr. Zora,” so I don’t really know who ought to receive it…” ~=~=~=~=FAQ [.7]=~=~=~=~ Have any questions? Suggestions? Answers to stuff I don’t even know? Things you need to correct me about? E-mail me, and your questions, suggestions, answers to stuff I didn’t know, and even your corrections will be posted here. You will also get a nice spot in the special thanks section, so I encourage you to send me e-mails. -~Q: “I had a quick look at your guide but didn’t find what I was looking for. Have you got any idea of what the crouching postmen hidden all around the map are all about??? I was hoping that it would be a secret side mission like the one from Ocarina of Time where you get that really big sword....but I can’t find anything about it on the internet.” -~A: There actually is no real reason for the postman being there, not to my knowledge, at least. He’s found at Telma’s Bar, the stable in Ordon Ranch, and even at the end of the Cave of Ordeals the second time you go through. He’s a quirky little guy and is found here and there and everywhere. He was put there solely for a laugh as he displays his peculiarities, like wondering what to order at Telma’s Bar and trying to feed a goat a useless letter. It would be awesome if you could go on a sidequest like that, but unfortunately, the postman is there to make you say, “You again!?!” I hope that answers your question, though. -~Q: Can I get letters while riding Epona? -~A: Yep. The Postman will stop you regardless of whether you are or aren’t on horseback. -~Q: Does getting all letters unlock something? Is it a side-mission like getting Golden Bugs, getting all Heart Pieces, etc.? And is it worth it to collect all letters? -~A: Not really. Letters are useful to people who first start playing the game since it can alert them to new things and guide them to the next location, but once you know where to go, there’s no real value to them. You don’t get any reward for collecting all letters, and they’re not really a side-mission, either. -~Q: ~=~=~=~=Special Thanks [.8]=~=~=~=~ These are people I would specially like to thank: -~Nintendo for making the game. -~Me for a fine job on this guide. -~Charlie for being the first person to send an e-mail. -~Lyndsey O’Day for informing me about the Agitha’s Letter thing. -~Meliz Aulurn Culus for telling me how you actually get the “Rare Item in Stock” letter. -~NeoSeeker for hosting this guide on their site. -~Lee Jaworek for sending in a question. (I love answering questions. It makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside.) -~Andy Quigley for giving me the nice idea of writing the Crouching Postman, Hidden Letter section. -~Patrick Dungar and Nick Binger for telling me the last two crouching postman locations. -~Lucas Akaishi for sending in a question. Love questions, especially if they’re not stupid ones like “Hwo do u git letrs?” (Every so often, I receive a similar question. It happens.) -~Chuck for telling me about both “Dear Adventurer” letters becoming one under certain circumstances. -~kgeorgsen for providing additional info on the fourth location of Crouching Postman, Hidden Letter. ~=~=~=~=Goodbye [.9]=~=~=~=~ If you actually take the time to read this, yay. So ends this guide on letters. I hope it was very useful and extremely enjoyable. Goodbye.