Spring of Wisdom

When I continued in Breath of the Wild, I soon found myself at Highland Stable. Something about the woman feeding the horses caught my eye. Her shirt tail was hanging down, and…well…I thought it was her butt crack. Feeling a Draft of the Wind perhaps?

The back of a woman's shirt resembles a butt crack.
Maybe I shouldn’t be cheeky and crack a joke about this, butt I can’t help it.

Picasso Pikango the painter was inside the stable, and he told me where I could find the location shown in one of Zelda’s photos. So I decided to head that direction, after I completed a nearby shrine first.

When I was ready, I made my way around the east end of Lake Hylia. I found several Korok seeds along the way, and I also fought this thing. And I’m not trying to be bigheaded or anything, but I really like this picture. 😛

Link prepares to attack an enemy with a very large head.
Time for some brain surgery.

I soon reached my destination, and a glowing spot on the ground allowed me to trigger the memory of training in this spot a long time ago. I then returned to Impa, and she gave me some new clothes, the champion’s tunic. It allows me to see the hit points of each enemy I encounter.

While I was in Kakariko Village, I also traded in four spirit orbs for another heart container. I then had the fairy upgrade my new tunic.

After that, I started exploring in a completely new direction. I headed to Gerudo Valley, where I did a lot of climbing, and I was up really high. I’m not usually scared of heights, but that almost changed here. 😉 I kept thinking “don’t fall, don’t fall, don’t fall.” 😛

Link stands on a small platform at the top of a canyon.Eventually, I made my way to the Wasteland Tower and activated it. I didn’t venture into the desert though, I just continued through the canyon. Eventually, I decided to teleport to Outskirt Stable to complete a side quest.

Later, I headed west. Despite the thunderstorm going on, I recognized a scene from another of Zelda’s photos. I recovered another memory there.

A horse statue in a thunderstorm.I then made my way to Ridgeland Tower, where I had perhaps my most frustrating moments in the game so far. After crossing the lake to get to the tower itself, I was having a lot of trouble climbing up the tower. I was under attack from lizards and wizards, and their projectiles (lizard spit and the wizards’ electric balls) kept knocking me back down.

Link getting zapped while climbing a tower.Even when you eat food that gives you shock resistance, the zaps still knock you down. And once you get farther up, you have to deal with electric bats too.

Between deaths, I did stop to see my first rainbow, though.

Link admires a rainbow in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.It took me a number of attempts, and I used an even greater number of food items, but I eventually made it to the top. There, I found a man who was stranded with no way to get down.

When he learned I could use my paraglider to safely soar to the ground, he was excited. He wanted me to show him how I do it, and to see how far I can travel. So I did. I traveled 450 meters, and his reaction was quite surprising.

Branli: This does NOTHING for my research!He started insulting me and saying my paltry performance doesn’t help his research at all. EXCUSE ME? You’re the guy that’s stuck up here without a way down, and you’re insulting me for only flying 450 meters? You can’t even glide at all! I wanted to hurt him sooo bad.

Animated GIF of Link trying to beat Branli at the top of the Ridgeland Tower.I explored nearby, and I met up with Kass, a bird of the Rito tribe.

Kass: Have you...never met a Rito before? Odd.
A bird playing an accordion? Are you “Weird Owl” Yankovic?

He gave me a hint as to how to open up a new shrine, but I didn’t find the right spot to do it just yet. Instead, I continued exploring. My roaming led me to the coliseum ruins. But when I saw this guy inside that had 2,000 HP, I ran out of there before I was slaughtered.

A large enemy with 2000/2000 HP.After returning to Hateno Village, I decided to try visiting the Spring of Wisdom up on Mount Lanayru. So I put on my warm doublet, ate some spicy sauteed peppers, and started climbing.

Climbing Mount Lanayru.I won’t give away all the details, but once I got there, I ended up fighting a dragon in mid-air! Very cool, and definitely not what I was expecting!

Flying over a dragon in Breath of the Wild.A new shrine opened up, and after taking the weapon in a treasure chest, I was able to walk right up and complete the shrine. The Spring of Wisdom now provides another place I can pray to exchange spirit orbs for heart containers or stamina vessels. For some reason, I was expecting there to be a fairy here.

I did a little shrine hunting after that, completing a couple and failing at a couple others. I’ll see you next time.

3 thoughts on “Spring of Wisdom”

  1. Sounds like you’re having fun exploring the world 🙂 I got the last tower today, so I’ve finally completed the map! I haven’t really seen much of the desert yet either, though.

  2. Jeff, so far into the game, have you encountered any glitches yet? I’m playing the Wii U version and I’ve already found two, one of which makes me swim near the mountaintop by Vah Ruta while climbing (it sounds very odd) and another one falling into a hole that was supposed to be too small for Link (the screen went green and red and looked quite glitchy). I’m just curious if the Switch has any glitches.

    1. The only one that comes to mind happened when I was falling off of a cliff. I landed on a rock below…and then passed through the rock and fell some more. I will include it in an upcoming video.

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