BOTW: Magda’s Rage

Since last time, I’ve set off without any particular goals in mind. Sure, I wanted to find more shrines, treasure, and even Korok seeds, but I didn’t have any big goal in mind just yet.

I found a couple of shrines, including this one where I had to float on a platform held up by balloons, and maneuver around sharp objects.

A floating platform held up by balloons approaches some spikes in Zelda: Breath of the Wild.While back outside exploring, I spotted a big red dragon! I shot some arrows at it, but they didn’t seem to do anything.

A red dragon flies by in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.After fighting a camp full of enemies nearby, I spotted something glowing in the distance.

Something glows in the distance (Zelda BOTW).Naturally, I went over to check it out. It was Dinraal’s scale! This apparently fell off of the dragon! I previously learned that this is what I need to offer at the Spring of Power. So I headed there and offered the scale to the goddess statue. A new shrine opened up. After completing it, I traded in four spirit orbs for another heart container.

Later on, after recovering a memory near the Bottomless Swamp, I found a new shrine on a small island. The Floret Sandbar, to be exact. I walked towards the shrine, only to be interrupted when I stepped on the flowers circling the shrine.

Magda: Hey! What do you think you're doing?! You must not harm the flowers!This lady told me how she planted the flowers and watches over them 24/7 like an obsessed psychopath. Okay, maybe she didn’t use those exact words, but it’s true. A side quest began, and my job was to make my way to the shrine without stepping on flowers.

There is a maze-like path through the flowers that leads to the shrine. After stepping on flowers a second time (and being warned again), I decide to just use Revali’s Gale (the ability I learned from defeating Vah Medoh) to fly over them and reach the shrine. That completed the crazy lady’s side quest, and I went inside.

After completing the fairly easy shrine, I came back out. Since both the shrine and the lady’s side quest had been completed, I thought it was finally safe to walk on the flowers. I was wrong.

Magda: How many times do I have to say it?! Please treat the flowers with care! They're living things, you know!At this point, she was really starting to get on my nerves. So I stepped on those flowers again. I’d stomp them if I could, but she interrupts too quickly. Her reaction this time was quite different. At first, she looked depressed.

Magda, bent over: How do you not understand? Why don't you get it?But then she really lost it. She exploded in anger.

Magda, screaming: ARGGG!! NOOOOOOO!!She started running like crazy, trampling the flowers she’s so intent on protecting! This woman is psycho.

Magda, running through flowers: I worked day...after day...after day...to plant those flowers... Then you come and hurt them...over...and over...She then vowed to make me feel the flowers’ rage!

Magda, looking crazy and angry: ...the flowers' rage!!!The screen went dark and she beat me up! Really!

(footage not found)When the game faded in from black, I was on the ground, barely conscious, and with three hearts worth of health missing.

Link lies flat on the ground after a beating from Magda in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for Nintendo Switch.At this point, you’d think I would have learned my lesson. But no. I was angry now, so I took out my meteor rod and set her precious flowers on fire!

Link sets Magda's flowers on fire in Zelda BOTW.
“Fire is bright. Fire is clean. Efficient and divine.” – Toadies

Her reaction was surprisingly tame this time (perhaps the beating she laid on me reset her mood cycle). But seeing her flowers burn left me with a nice satisfying feeling (even if the flowers returned to health after her warning). So I moved on.

I saw a sleeping giant (a Hinox) and I decided to pick a fight with it. I used my meteor rod to shoot some fire at the Hinox. At first, he tried to stamp out the fire with his feet. But after I shot at him again, he quickly ignored the fire and started coming for me.

An angry Hinox on fire in Zelda BOTW.These giants may be slow, but they take a while to beat. But once I did defeat him, I teleported to near the Gerudo Highlands. I love the view from up here!

A nice view from up in the mountains.After a bit more exploring, I wrapped up my game for now. Next time, I just might try heading over to Hyrule Castle to fight Calamity Ganon. That should be fun. 🙂

Update: Here is a video of my encounter with Magda.

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