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An Ancient Text is an Object in Breath of the Wild.[1]

Location and Uses[]

An Ancient Text is a Book found on a table inside Calip's cabin behind Fort Hateno's wall. It provides a riddle about the nearby grove of Stone Statue (Object), instructing its reader to pierce the eyes of a cursed Statue. This is the key to "The Cursed Statue" Shrine Quest, which Link receives from Calip. Calip himself studies the Ancient Text every night, though he has not yet discerned its meaning.[2][3] If Link indulges in Calip's desire to be called "Doctor," Calip will directly quote the Book for Link, believing that it is harmless to share the riddle that he has not been able to solve.[4]


Quote1 When a dark light resides in the cursed statue's eyes, pierce its gaze to purge the seal from the shrine. Quote2
— An Ancient Text


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  1. "An Ancient Text" — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "And since you asked, I'll inform you that I'm engaged in analyzing ancient texts. I haven't time for idle chitchat." — Calip (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "[Ancient texts?] Soon, my long years of research will be revealed...and all the world will hail it as the discovery of the century!" — Calip (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "Doctor...
    Did I...just hear you call me doctor? As in, not merely Calip, but DOCTOR Calip? It rolled off your tongue so naturally. It was downright salivary! Hrm... This changes things... Very well then! I'm feeling charitable, so I'll let a few things spill. This is just between us, understand. "When a dark light resides in the cursed statue's eyes, pierce its gaze to purge the seal from the shrine." I'm still in the process of deciphering that one, so I don't suppose there's any harm in sharing it with you.
    " — Calip (Breath of the Wild)