"As a test, can you retrieve the Pendant Of Courage from the East Palace? If you bring it here, I will tell you more of the legend and give you a magical artifact. Now, go forward to the palace."

The Eastern Palace is the first dungeon in The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. It is one of the three dungeons in the Light World that houses a Pendant of Virtue. Its pendant is the Pendant of Courage, and its equivalent in the Dark World is the Palace of Darkness.


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Link is attempting to gain the three Pendants of Virtue in order to obtain the Master Sword. The Eastern Palace is, according to Sahasrahla, the home of the first pendant. Inside, after retrieving the Bow, he faces six Armos Knights. Upon their defeat, Link is rewarded with a Heart Container and the Pendant of Courage.

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The Eastern Palace is located at the far eastern edge of the Light World, near Sahasrahla's retreat. This region is full of Armos and ruins.

The Palace has two main floors, as well as a small basement room where Link can drop down to retrieve Fairies. All the enemies inside the Eastern Palace are new except for the Anti-Fairy. Inside the Palace, Link must fight his way to the bow, the dungeon's item, and then to the Armos Knights. After obtaining the Pendant of Courage, Link can return to Sahasrahla and be rewarded with the Pegasus Boots.




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