Ancient Research Institute

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This article is about the Royal Ancient Lab Ruins prior to its destruction in Breath of the Wild. For the Ancient Tech Labs operated by Purah and Robbie, see Akkala Ancient Tech Lab and Hateno Ancient Tech Lab.
Ancient Research Institute
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The remains of the Ancient Research Institute from Breath of the Wild
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The Ancient Research Institute,(BotW)[1] also known as the Ancient Tech Lab,(HWAoC)[2] is a recurring location in The Legend of Zelda series.

Features and Overview

Breath of the Wild

Main article: Royal Ancient Lab Ruins

The Ancient Research Institute was a facility established for the sole purpose of researching Ancient Technology.[3] It was placed in proximity to Hyrule Castle, one of three known sources of Ancient Energy,[4] to remain under the control of the Royal Family of Hyrule.[5] After the thorough destruction of the Ancient Research Institute during the second Great Calamity, it was abandoned and became the Royal Ancient Lab Ruins. Robbie and Purah fled and formed their own individual Ancient Research Institutes in the two other known sources of Ancient Energy, the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab in Tumlea Heights and the Hateno Ancient Tech Lab in Hateno Village, respectively.

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

The Ancient Tech Lab is seen in the "Road to the Ancient Lab" Scenario. Impa and Zelda, accompanied by Link, travel to the Ancient Tech Lab in order to request Purah and Robbie's aid in researching the newly-discovered Diminutive Guardian.[2] Through their research, Purah and Robbie learn that the Guardian acts as an amplifier for Ancient Technology.[citation needed]

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References

  1. Creating a Champion pg. 374
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "The Sheikah Slate conveyed the little Guardian's purpose. This anomalous visitor had traveled from a future of ruin—a time in the midst of the Calamity—to save Princess Zelda. Impa proposed recruiting Purah and Robbie, renowned researchers of ancient technology, to study the Guardian and investigate the mysterious tower that had appeared on Hyrule Field. King Rhoam of Hyrule gave his assent. Zelda, curious about the diminutive Guardian, decided to accompany Impa on her journey to Purah's research facility in Hateno. With Link acting as bodyguard, they made their way to the Ancient Tech Lab." — King Rhoam (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  3. Creating a Champion pg. 374
  4. Creating a Champion pg. 404
  5. Creating a Champion pg. 396