Escape From The Abyss

By Belgarath The Sorceror

Chapter 7

Marin was sitting in her father's cabin. Her stuff was packed and ready for her departure. She sat staring at the mountain top. She knew Link was up there, and she would wait until he returned. The sky was brightening as the first rays of the sun shown over the eastern hills.


Link and his sisters were climbing the mountain at an incredible rate. There was one little unexpected event however...

"Link do you have your ocarina?" Saria asked.


"And so do I," Zelda said.

"Well I have some news for you. I don't have my ocarina of power. Without it, we can not call upon the essence of the Triforce when we need it."

"That's a problem," Link said. "Do you remember where you fell?"

"It was on this jutting cliff overlooking the sea up ahead."

The morning sun shown on the replica of the mermaid. It was truly a great hand-carved work of art. However, there seemed to be a piece of its scale missing. Saria noticed a little man on the cliff.

"Mr. Write!" Link shouted out.

"Link? Why hello there! I haven't seen you in ages. How have you been?"

"Fine. You're not looking to well. What happened? Are you hungry? I have this meat you can have."

"Famished, actually. Thank you. I'm so depressed now that I found out what my real lover looked like... (sigh)."

"Oh... her..."

"Well, you were a great help. Please take this scale. It will help you I'm sure. As for me I must be going. I have to check my mailbox! Ho ho!"

He ran off in the distance as Link shouted to the little man. He doubted that he had heard him.

"Place the scale on the mermaid Link," Zelda offered."

Link went and did as she said. The statue moved and revealed a hidden cave. Link was just about to enter, when Saria stopped him.

"Wait Link. I must do this."

"But Saria--"

"No buts. I am going myself."

"If you insist."

Saria descended the deep stairwell. Link and Zelda heard muffled screams from the cave. After about 15 minutes, Saria emerged with the Ocarina of Power. Her next words were adamant. "Don't ask."


Gendon was getting stronger. His powers were growing. Contora was pleased.

"You no longer have need of my instruction. Practice at your own will."

Gendon was pleased. He was getting a little bored, so he hacked a bush using only telekinesis. Underneath it were a few bugs. He looked at them and eye lasers scorched their puny hides.

"I need a challenge," Gendon said to his mother.

"Don't worry, my son. It is almost time. Keep training."

He looked at a nearby mountain side. He thought hard for a moment and then suddenly there was an explosion. When the dust settled, the mountainside revealed the face of Ganondorf. Gendon then raised his hand.

A beam of blue light emitted from his hand and completely leveled the mountain.

"I am ready mother."


"The constant quakes have become more and more frequent, my liege," IronKnuckle told Ganon.

"I can feel a presence... but I know not of what it is... Call Contora. I must have a word with her."

"As you wish, my master."

IronKnuckle marched off. Something was disturbing the Prince of Darkness...


The triplets stopped for lunch, and ate the leftover cucco from the night before. After that, they ascended a cliff and came face to face with a mountain. The three looked far up the escarpment. There, up high, was an egg of gargantuan proportions.

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