Hark, it appears that we have reached the last day of Zelda-mas! A great thank-you to all who have kept up with our daily updates the past 12 days — we would be hard pressed to celebrate without your support. It’s finally time for what we have built up to, so let’s have a short a short drum roll and get ready to joyously shout the last verse of our song!

“On the twelfth day of Zelda-mas, my princess gave to me:
Twelve hours remaining,
Eleven bombed Dodongos,
Ten Big Poe souls,
Nine hard levels,
Eight Siren Instruments,
Seven years transpired,
Six Sage Medallions,
Five Golden Bees,
Four Mirror Shards,
Three Goddess Pearls,
Two Kinstone halves,
And a quest from the Great Deku Tree.”

“Twelve hours remaining” is a reference to Majora’s Mask, a game dictated by a cycle of three days repeated over and over again. On the Final Day of the three-day cycle, the inhabitants of the land of Termina either panic or come to grips with their impending death-by-falling-moon. It is during this Final Day that the warning “Night of the Final Day: 12 Hours Remain” is displayed for the player, with a series of crucial main events for both the plot and side quests occurring during this time period. The music even changes during the latter half of these 12 hours to the very haunting “Final Hours” theme. So, to honor this well-known element of the Zelda franchise, have a listen to artist Theophany‘s song “Time’s End” off of the Majora’s Mask remix album of the same name. Though not truly a remix of the “Final Hours” theme (Theophany has another song off of Time’s End that is), this song truly encapsulates the desperation and climax felt during the final 12 hours of the game.

Once again, thank you, beloved reader, and a very Merry Zelda-mas to all!