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The Ancient Harbor is a location in Skyward Sword.[1] It is an ancient port which linked the land of Lanayru Desert to the ancient ocean, now known as the Lanayru Sand Sea.

Features and Overview[]

The Ancient Harbor served as a port which connected the Surface to the aquatic Lanayru Sand Sea, making it a vital location for trade between the land and the sea for the native Ancient Robots. However, due to the actions of the Lanayru Province's inhabitants, it began to decay and ultimately became nonoperational.[2] Now, it is infested with the remnants of shipping containers, Aracha-infested caverns, and large stone pillars hosting Clawshot targets which connect to the Lanayru Caves.

Link first visits the Ancient Harbor while searching for Nayru's Flame so that he can temper the Goddess Sword. After venturing to a large dock that is situated atop of quicksand, he encounters a dysfunctional Ancient Robot and a small vessel holding a Timeshift Stone. After activating the Timeshift Stone, the affected radius of the Timeshift Stone's powers is replenished, and the Ancient Robot is reactivated. The Ancient Robot reveals his name to be Skipper and tells Link that he was the captain of the Sandship. However, a gang of pirates led by LD-002G Scervo took the ship from him and his crew, in an attempt to get their hands on the ship's main power source, Nayru's Flame.[3] After finishing the tale, Link and Skipper begin to travel around the Lanayru Sand Sea, looking for clues that revolve around the Sandship's location at Skipper's Retreat, Lanayru Shipyard and the Pirate Stronghold. After Link tempers his blade with Nayru's Flame, he can return to the Ancient Harbor to find Skipper, who will offer to take him to the Lanayru Sand Sea or the Sandship.

Minor Enemies and Traps[]


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  1. "Ancient Harbor" — Map (Skyward Sword HD)
  2. "A report, Master. This is Lanayru Sand Sea. This whole area was once a vast ocean. But the water has all evaporated, and now the area is a sea of sand. Signs indicate that this place functioned as a port, linking the land to the sea. This area operated on a new form of power. There is a 90% probability that the sacred flame is located ahead. I recommend exploring this sand sea." — Fi (Skyward Sword HD)
  3. "It was the day of the storm, phoo-weep... My crew and I were navigating the seas as usual, vrrm... And then those brutes, bzzt... the pirates, suddenly attacked us, brrzt. They were after Nayru's Flame, zzpt. My crew was imprisoned...vrrrt... and I was thrown into the sea! I drifted on the current to this port, vrrrrm... After that, I took this boat and went searching for my ship and crew, but they were nowhere to be found, bzzt. It haunts me, wondering where my ship could be, phweep... I'd bet my hat they've turned the ship invisible and are hiding out somewhere, vrrm! You can't see it." — LD-301N Skipper (Skyward Sword HD)

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