East Clock Town comes off as the most “townish” part of the Clock Town. It’s the town’s entertainment hub, government center, and overall greatest tourist destination. There’s a lot to do there, some of it mandatory and some of it optional.
East Clock Town is the busiest part of the town by far and is home to the most number of people. Here, Link can visit the Stock Pot Inn, the Mayor’s Residence, the Milk Bar, and an assortment of gaming establishments.
Tingle’s Maps is a series in which we explore the endless lands of Hyrule in search of our favorite places in The Legend of Zelda. We’ll explore everywhere: the beautiful landscapes that make us put down the controller in awe; the deadly terrain that threatens Link with the harshest of elements; the bustling towns that bring the game to life; and the abandoned grounds that evoke peace and sadness. As well as the grand locales, we’ll also discover all the secret caves and hidden crevices that lie between. Let’s adventure!
The Stock Pot Inn is home to Anju, her mother, her grandmother, and a very creepy-yet-polite hand living in the toilet (probably best to not question that one too much). They do their best to accommodate all the guests and travelers that come to Clock Town for the annual festival.
Anju is often preoccupied with her concerns over her missing fiancé, Kafei, but that works to Link’s advantage when he basically cons his way into a room for free. We’ve seen his behavior in other games, but Majora’s Mask makes it very clear that he has no issues with stealing other people’s stuff. You honestly can’t help but feel bad for Link the Goron.
For a dose of politics and drama in your Zelda experience, visit the Mayor’s Residence to listen to all that deliberation. The security wants to go, the Clock Town Carnival Committee leader Mutoh wants to stay, and the politician Mayor Dotour, in an example of a Zelda game being too accurate to real life, tries his best not to take a side.
Also present at the office are Toto, the manager of the Indigo-Go’s, and Gorman, the leader of the Gorman Troupe. Gorman is there to meet with the Mayor’s wife, Madame Aroma, and to learn that his ensemble’s performance is to be canceled due to Lulu, the lead singer of the band, losing her voice. He’s not happy, but the Mayor’s wife is more concerned with other matters, such as her missing son, Anju’s fiancé, Kafei.
Close by the office Link can find one very stubborn member of the Bomber’s guarding the entrance to the Bomber’s Hideout. The hideout is actually a secret passageway that leads to the Astral Observatory. This Bomber member will not allow Link to enter the hideout until he has spoken with the Bomber leader, Jim, and learned their secret passcode.
Go a little bit south from the Bomber and the Mayor’s Office and to reach the center of the town’s nightlife, the Milk Bar. Access is restricted to members only, but helping a friend out at a certain point in the game will earn Link the ridiculous-looking Romani Mask, which grants access to the bar. Inside the bar, Link can meet the super-cliché Mr. Barten, as well as find Gorman again, who’s drowning his sorrow in alcoholic milk. This is the point in the game when the player learns that milk is apparently the go-to alcoholic beverage in the world of Zelda.
Lastly, there are a number of businesses that are home to the area’s various minigames. There’s Honey and Darling’s Shop, which offers a different game to play each day; the Treasure Chest Shop, who’s clerk shows an incredible amount of bias toward certain customers based on their appearance; and the Shooting Gallery, where the business’ name makes the nature of the game self-explanatory. All locations offer a variety of prizes, but one common factor is that all of them offer a Piece of Heart for clearing their most specific and difficult challenges.
East Clock Town has a lot going on and is home to a plethora of other secrets and details. Even the smallest amount of exploration of this jam-packed area can yield a large benefit for anyone’s quest through Termina.