In Breath of the Wild, I returned to Akkala Tower. I’ve been there several times before, but each time, something prevented me from reaching the top. Either I was short on time, or it would rain (preventing me from climbing), or I just had trouble finding my way past that purple slime. But this time, I arched my back and found a way up.
I then headed over to the flight range, where I met the Rito warrior Teba. To prove my worth, I had to complete his test. While soaring on my paraglider, I had to shoot five targets within three minutes. It was a shockingly easy task to complete.
Once I passed (with flying colors), he agreed to take me up to Divine Beast Vah Medoh. I had to shoot bomb arrows at Medoh’s cannons. I had no trouble doing this, and I found it considerably easier than defeating Vah Ruta.
So I then landed on the bird-shaped beast, and this is basically another dungeon. Once I found the map, I was able to control the tilt of the beast’s wings. It works the same way as Ruta’s trunk: Changing the setting is necessary to reach different areas of the beast. I had to find all of the terminals on board.
While reaching some of the terminals was a bit more complex than the ones in Vah Ruta, none of them stumped me. As a result, I was able to complete the divine beast (and finish off its boss) in a single play session. I scored another heart container and learned a new ability as well.
I then made a quick stop at Snowfield Stable. Believe it or not, I’ve hardly been using horses at all lately. It’s always a pain to get off the horse each time to pick up an item or investigate something, so I generally travel without one.
Anyway, a sleeping guy named Danton was mumbling in his sleep about a sword that seals the darkness. That would be the Master Sword! I sure would like to get my hands on that, although I didn’t know if I would be able to get it yet. But I kept that thought in mind.
I saw that I still needed to activate a tower in the area north of Central Hyrule, so I headed off in that direction. I soon came across a mysterious, foggy area down below.
That looked very suspicious, so I paraglided down into the fog. But I was overwhelmed by the fog, and soon found myself back on the mountain where I had jumped from! Clearly this was not the way to get in. But it looked like the entrance wasn’t far from the tower I was going to, so I thought I’d try for both.
I soon reached Woodland Tower. I crossed a moat and then scaled and activated the tower. That gave me the map to this area, and it showed me the way into the mysterious foggy area (which was not yet named on the map).
I glided down, followed the path, and soon my suspicions and hopes were confirmed: This is the Lost Woods!
I’ve been a Zelda fan for a long time, so I know a bit about the Lost Woods. I’ve mist it much! 😉 It’s a confusing place where it’s easy to get lost and find yourself back where you started. But it’s also the home of the Master Sword!
It takes some trial-and-error, some slow movement, and also some quick retreats when the fog starts to surround you. After a while, I made it through and found myself at Korok Forest. I woke up the great Deku Tree! He’s a throwback to Ocarina of Time. The Master Sword was also here! But I soon discovered that I am not yet worthy of the sword.
I chatted with the Koroks here, and I met back up with Hestu…finally! I’ve been looking for him for a long time, but I didn’t have the foggiest idea where to find him. I traded in some more Korok seeds to expand my inventory to hold more weapons, bows, and shields.
I also learned of three Korok trials. Each would require a new mission into the Lost Woods, and each one leads to a shrine. So I set off on my journey through the woods.
Anyway, I saw that only one section of my map was missing. So I teleported to Wasteland Tower, flew down to a shrine, and then continued on. After a little while, I made my way to Gerudo Tower and activated it. My map of Hyrule is now complete!
After completing another shrine nearby, I wrapped up my game. Next time, I plan on heading for the land of the Gorons! Of course, there’s always a chance I could get distracted and go somewhere else instead. That’s what I love about this game. See you next time!