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New Hyrule is the land where the story of The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks unfolds. After the flooding of the original Kingdom of Hyrule by the Great Sea, Link, Tetra, and her band of pirates set out to find new land; not to be the old Hyrule, but a new land of their own. Eventually, they came upon a suitable land, christening it New Hyrule and reinstating the Hylian monarchy.
Some time before the arrival of Tetra and her crew a war was fought in the land between the Demon King Malladus and a group of Deities known as the Spirits of Good. The Spirits were successful in subduing their enemy, but could not destroy him. The Demon King was sealed deep beneath the earth; giant shackles were forged and a huge Tower of Spirits acting as a lock was erected to maintain the seal on the Demon King. However, the power of the Spirits was depleted during the battle with the Demon King, and they ascended to the heavens, leaving New Hyrule, now bereft of spirits and demons, in the hands of the original settlers who were watched over by the Lokomo. As time passed, the land became a prosperous kingdom, and the chains used to bind the Demon King became tracks for a new technological marvel, the train. During the events of the game, the land is ruled by Princess Zelda, a member of the Royal Family of Hyrule.
In Phantom Hourglass, technology seems to have taken another odd turn from old Hyrule's medieval society; various contraptions like steamship boats can be found, yet not much else has improved or been created. The trains in Spirit Tracks appear to be an extension of this steam technology.
New Hyrule is divided into different realms, each with its own climate and geographical features. Some places have been named after places in Hyrule, possibly after similar places that could be found in the original Hyrule.
The Forest Realm is the southwestern area of New Hyrule. It contains a forest known as the Lost Woods, which holds both the Forest Sanctuary and the Forest Temple and a large plain. Many towns are located within this realm such as Aboda Village, Whittleton and Castle Town, and by extent, Hyrule Castle. In the north-eastern corner of the Forest Realm is an entrance to the Tower of Spirits. This section of New Hyrule is watched over by the Lokomo Gage.
The Snow Realm is the northwestern area of New Hyrule. It contains massive icy plains as well as some foliage. The Anouki Village is located here, as well as Wellspring Station and the Bridge Worker's Home. To the north, past the vast icy plain is the Snow Temple, Snowdrift Station, and Slippery Station. This section of New Hyrule is watched over by the Lokomo Steem.
The Ocean Realm is located in the southeast portion of New Hyrule. The realm is the only one to have two sets of Spirit Tracks, one set above water and one set underwater. The Ocean Temple and the Ocean Sanctuary along with Papuchia Village, Lost at Sea Station, and Pirate Hideout are located here. This section of New Hyrule is watched over by the Lokomo Carben.
The Fire Realm is a group of mountains located on the northeastern section of New Hyrule. It is home to the Gorons. The Fire Sanctuary, Fire Temple, Goron Village, Goron Target Range, Dark Ore Mine, Disorientation Station, and the Ends of the Earth Station are located here. This section of New Hyrule is watched over by the Lokomo Embrose.
The Sand Realm is a huge desert lying just between the Fire Realm and the Ocean Realm. It is the smallest realm and location of the Sand Sanctuary and the Sand Temple. This section of New Hyrule is watched over by the Lokomo Rael.
The Dark Realm is only accessible with the aid of the Compass of Light. A portal appears south of the Forest Realm where Link can proceed to the final showdown with Malladus.
New Hyrule can be seen in the background of the Spirit Train stage.
As part of the Phantom Hourglass & Spirit Tracks DLC, New Hyrule appears on the western portion of the Grand Travels Map (which is a 8-Bit version of the world maps from both Phantom Hourglass & Spirit Tracks).
|Anjean · Byrne · Chancellor Cole · Link · Malladus · Princess Zelda|
—Full list of characters
|Stagnox · Fraaz · Phytops · Cragma · Byrne · Skeldritch · Demon Train · Chancellor Cole · Malladus|
|Fire Realm · Forest Realm · Ocean Realm · Sand Realm · Snow Realm|
—Full list of locations
|Forest Temple · Snow Temple · Ocean Temple · Fire Temple · Sand Temple · Tower of Spirits|
|Lokomo Sword · Rail Map · Recruit's Sword · Recruit Uniform · Spirit Flute · Spirit Tracks · Spirit Train · Stamp Book · Tears of Light|
|Boomerang · Whip · Whirlwind · Bow · Sand Wand · Bow of Light|
|Anouki · Demon · Goron · Hylian · Lokomo|