Kholdstare is the boss of the Ice Palace, the fifth dungeon of the Dark World in A Link to the Past. He begins as a pink puffy eye encased in a block of ice. Link uses the Fire Rod to break him out, at which point he splits into three identical parts that can be hit with the Fire Rod or with the Sword. Occasionally, ice chunks fall down from the ceiling, breaking up into multiple pieces and dropping magic power when the Magic Bar is empty. Upon defeating Kholdstare, Link receives another Heart Container and the crystal containing the fifth imprisoned maiden.