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Ancient Tablets are items in Skyward Sword.[1]

Location and Uses[]

Normally, the inhabitants of Skyloft cannot reach the Surface, and in fact its lands are simply a legend for them. However, the Ancient Tablet, when placed in the altar inside the Chamber of the Sword, allows Link to penetrate the Cloud Barrier by forming a Column of Light in each of the three regions of the surface. The tablet is broken into three parts - Emerald, Ruby and Amber. These three fragments open the way to Faron Woods, Eldin Volcano and Lanayru Desert, respectively.

List of Tablets[]

Emerald Tablet[]

Main article: Emerald Tablet
SS Emerald Tablet Model

The Emerald Tablet is found Inside the Statue of the Goddess in Skyloft. It is used to access Faron Woods.

Ruby Tablet[]

Main article: Ruby Tablet
SS Ruby Tablet Model

The Ruby Tablet is found in Skyview Spring, located behind the room where Link fights Ghirahim in Skyview Temple.

Amber Tablet[]

Main article: Amber Tablet
SS Amber Tablet Model

The Amber Tablet is found in the Earth Spring, located behind the room where Link fights Scaldera in the Earth Temple. As with the Ruby Tablet, hitting the Goddess Crest with a Skyward Strike leads to another message from the gods and the acquisition of the Amber Tablet.[2] When the Amber Tablet is returned to the altar inside the Chamber of the Sword, the entire Ancient Tablet is reassembled and a cloud rift with a yellow light pillar appears in the southwestern part of The Sky. This marks the way to Lanayru Desert, the final continuous area of The Surface reachable from The Sky.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in other regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
JapanJapanese宝珠の石版 (Houshu no Sekiban) (SS)Jewel Tablet
CanadaFrenchCAStèle ancienne (SS)
FranceFrenchEUStèle ancienne (SS)
GermanyGermanAlte Steintafel (SS)Old Stone Tablet
Latin AmericaSpanishLALitografía arcana (SS)Arcane Lithography
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  1. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword — Prima Official Game Guide (Collector's Edition, 2013), Prima Games, pg. 22
  2. "From the edge of time I guide you, the one destined to carry out the goddess's mission. The spirit maiden who descended from the clouds has passed through the Earth Spring and makes her way to a fated place. The parched desert of Lanayru... That is where the chosen will pass through the Gate of Time into a distant world." — Fi (Skyward Sword HD)