The Gerudo's Fortress
|First appearance||Ocarina of Time (1998)|
|Point(s) of interest||Gerudo's Training Ground|
Horseback Archery Range
Gerudo Master of Horseback Archery
The Gerudo's Fortress, also known as the Thieves' Hideout, is a location from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. It is the hideout for the Gerudo band of thieves, located between Gerudo Valley and the Haunted Wasteland. As an adult, Link travels to the Gerudo's Fortress on the way to the Spirit Temple. When Link is first spotted by one of the Gerudo, however, he is thrown into a jail (if Link does not have the means to escape he is thrown out on the opposite side of the bridge in Gerudo Valley). Using either the Hookshot or the Longshot to escape, Link must sneak through the Fortress and rescue the four Carpenters being held prisoner inside. Each one is guarded by a Gerudo Thief who Link must defeat to obtain the key needed to free the imprisoned Carpenter. Once all the Carpenters are freed, Aveil appears and, impressed with Link's skills, gives him a Gerudo Membership Card, which makes him an honorary member of the Gerudo, and allows him to move freely throughout the Fortress. After becoming an honorary member, Link can participate in the archery mini-game, held by the Gerudo Master of Horseback Archery at the Horseback Archery Range, enter the Gerudo's Training Ground, and access the Haunted Wasteland.