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Sheikah Heirloom
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The Sheikah Heirloom is an Object in Breath of the Wild.[1]

Location and Uses

The Sheikah Heirloom is an Ancient Orb in Kakariko Village. It has been passed down through Impa's family for nine generations.[2] Initially, Link may not take the Sheikah Heirloom freely.[3]

In the last entry of the Journal of Various Worries, Paya writes that she's heard voices telling her of the Sheikah Heirloom's important destiny.[4] Though she's nervous, she can tell that its destiny will happen soon.[5] She's also been cleaning the Heirloom regularly.[6]

Once Link has completed the Main Quest "Find the Fairy Fountain" and the {{Plural|BotW|Side Quest|link} Flown the Coop" and "By Firefly's Light", he can enter Impa's House to find that the Sheikah Heirloom has been stolen.[1] Just before that, Paya had finally discovered the Heirloom's secret.[7] She believes Link is the hero chosen by the Sheikah Heirloom and that the "blessing of antiquity" is an Ancient Shrine.[8] According to her research, the Heirloom is the key to open the Shrine.[9] However, Impa and Paya were not able to inform Link of this before it was stolen.[10]

Paya thinks that whoever took the Sheikah Heirloom did so during the night.[11] Due to Impa's House being off-limits to outsiders, Paya wonders whether someone in the village stole the Heirloom.[12] This initiates the Shrine Quest "The Stolen Heirloom".

After Link spends the day by Paya's side,[13] she realizes that her fear will not help in retrieving the Sheikah Heirloom.[14] Dorian and Cado only saw villagers around.[15] Paya says she will try to remember everything about that night, but she warns Link that the thief may still be nearby and not to approach anyone acting suspiciously at night.[16]

When Link speaks to Dorian, he wonders who could have stolen the Sheikah Heirloom.[17] He reveals that some villagers came by, but nobody he would consider suspicious.[18] The only two people he saw were Lasli and Mellie.[19]

Cado is also angry when Link speaks to him, wondering how the thief made it past himself and Dorian.[20] He reveals that villagers are allowed to come and go from Impa's House as they please.[21] He has the same information as Dorian, revealing that Lasli and Mellie came by during the night.[22]

If Link follows Lasli to the graveyard at night, he can interrupt her story to ask where the Sheikah Heirloom is. She is initially confused, asking if he's talking about the thing in Impa's House.[23] When Link asks if she stole it, Lasli realizes that she is considered a suspect.[24] She is offended by this judgement of her character.[25]

If Link confronts Mellie about the location of the heirloom, she asks if he is talking about the "garish thing" in Impa's House.[26] Mellie is offended when he asks if she stole it and almost chokes.[27] She thinks he is referring to her Plum Garden, revealing that Impa gave it to her.[28]

At 10 pm, Dorian abandons his post and starts to head towards the woods behind Ta'loh Naeg Shrine. If Link speaks to him during this time, he is startled by his appearance.[29] Though he initially struggles to explain his own actions,[30] he eventually settles on the claim that he was patrolling for the thief.[31]

In the woods, Dorian confronts a Yiga Blademaster, accusing the Yiga Clan of stealing the Sheikah Heirloom.[32] The Blademaster confirms this and notes how special the Heirloom is to the village.[33] When Dorian asks why,[34] the Blademaster instead decides to scold him for leaving the organization.[35] He reveals that Dorian was the one who told the Yiga about the Heirloom,[36] but his usefulness has come to an end.[37]

Once Link has defeated the Yiga Blademaster, Dorian admits that everything was his fault.[38] He reveals that he used to be a member of the Yiga Clan,[39] but the Yiga killed his wife when he tried to leave.[40] With the lives of his children threatened, he used his position as a gatekeeper to feed information to the Yiga.[41]

While none of the Sheikah could make the Sheikah Heirloom work, Dorian shares that Paya believes Link can figure it out.[42] He instructs Link to place it on its pedestal.[43] Once Link places the Sheikah Heirloom in the Stone Sphere Socket, it disappears.[44]

Link can inform Paya of what happened to the Sheikah Heirloom.[45] She is relieved that the Heirloom was used to unlock the Shrine, so long as it was able to help Link.[46]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 "The Sheikah heirloom... The heirloom has been stolen!" — Paya (Breath of the Wild)
  2. ""The hero, as chosen by the Sheikah heirloom, will be gifted the blessing of antiquity." With these words as our guide, we have watched over this sacred artifact since my grandmother's grandmother's time... And even since HER grandmother's grandmother's time before that!" — Paya (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "That Sheikah heirloom has been guarded by our tribe for generations. I must request that you not touch it... Even for an esteemed guest such as yourself, there are certain rules that must be respected." — Impa (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "There is a precious heirloom that has been passed down through my family for generations. Recently, I've begun to hear voices telling me that the heirloom has an important destiny." — Journal of Various Worries (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "It's going to happen soon. It makes me nervous, but I can feel it in my bones." — Journal of Various Worries (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "I had been cleaning the heirloom regularly every day from morning to dusk." — Paya (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "And just when I had finally discovered the heirloom's secret..." — Paya (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "Paya thinks "The hero, as chosen by the Sheikah Heirloom" is you, so she stayed up all night researching the heirloom. She came to the conclusion that "the blessing of antiquity" refers to one of those ancient shrines." — Impa (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "And that the heirloom is the key that opens the shrine." — Impa (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "And just before we were able to tell you this, the thing is stolen!" — Impa (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "Someone must have stolen it during the deepest hour of night." — Paya (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "This place is off-limits to outsiders... And no one from the village would do such a thing! Would they?" — Paya (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "Thank you for staying by my side for the whole day." — Paya (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "I see now that crying and feeling scared won't help us get the heirloom back." — Paya (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "I checked with Dorian and Cado, but they said they did not see anyone other than villagers around." — Paya (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "I'll try again to remember all I can about the night the heirloom was stolen, but the thief may still be hiding nearby. I have a bad feeling. If you spot any suspicious movement at night, don't approach..." — Paya (Breath of the Wild)
  17. "But who could have stolen the heirloom?" — Dorian (Breath of the Wild)
  18. "There were some people visiting the manor, but they were all known villagers. I don't remember seeing anyone suspicious." — Dorian (Breath of the Wild)
  19. "[Who came by?] The only people who came by yesterday were... Lasli from the clothing shop and Grandma Mellie from the plum garden. That's about it." — Dorian (Breath of the Wild)
  20. "That filthy thief! Me and Dorian were standing guard the entire time! How did they get past us?!" — Cado (Breath of the Wild)
  21. "Yes, known villagers are free to come and go as they please." — Cado (Breath of the Wild)
  22. "I think the only people that stopped by around the time the heirloom went missing were Lasli and Mellie. They used to come around noonish, but lately they've been stopping by at night." — Cado (Breath of the Wild)
  23. "Heirloom? You mean that thing in Impa's house?" — Lasli (Breath of the Wild)
  24. "[Did you steal it?] What?! Why would I steal something like that? Are you... Are you following me because you think I'm a suspect?!" — Lasli (Breath of the Wild)
  25. "How awful of you..." — Lasli (Breath of the Wild)
  26. "[Where's the heirloom?] You mean that garish thing in Impa's house?" — Mellie (Breath of the Wild)
  27. "[Did you steal it?] *cough cough* Is that any way to talk to an old woman? I almost choked on my carrot!" — Mellie (Breath of the Wild)
  28. "Impa GAVE me the plum-tree orchard! And yes, the orchard may be an heirloom of this village, but it's technically mine! You young people..." — Mellie (Breath of the Wild)
  29. "Whoa! Well if it isn't Master Link. What are you doing wandering around in the dead of night?" — Dorian (Breath of the Wild)
  30. "[What are you doing?] Me? Um... I was just... The village..." — Dorian (Breath of the Wild)
  31. "Yes! I was patrolling the village! The thief could be hiding anywhere, you know!" — Dorian (Breath of the Wild)
  32. "So you're the ones who stole the heirloom!" — Dorian (Breath of the Wild)
  33. "It seems this thing is truly special to the fools of this village." — Yiga Blademaster (Breath of the Wild)
  34. "Why would you steal it?" — Dorian (Breath of the Wild)
  35. "Don't play dumb, Dorian. You knew what you were getting yourself into when you decided to leave the organization." — Yiga Blademaster (Breath of the Wild)
  36. "You did well to tell us about the heirloom." — Yiga Blademaster (Breath of the Wild)
  37. "Unfortunately, your usefulness has come to an end, as must you. But first..." — Yiga Blademaster (Breath of the Wild)
  38. "I'm sure you've figured it out, but all of this is my fault... There's no point in trying to hide it." — Dorian (Breath of the Wild)
  39. "I am...a member of the Yiga Clan. Or I used to be, anyway." — Dorian (Breath of the Wild)
  40. "But then I met the most incredible woman who blessed me with two amazing children. And so I tried to change my ways. Tried to leave the clan. But the Yiga... They took my wife's life as punishment." — Dorian (Breath of the Wild)
  41. "I couldn't let them hurt my children, so I used my position as a gatekeeper to gather information for the Yiga. I told them about you and about the village in exchange for safety." — Dorian (Breath of the Wild)
  42. "Paya figured out that this heirloom is the key to opening an ancient shrine. We weren't able to make it work, but Paya thinks that maybe you can." — Dorian (Breath of the Wild)
  43. "Now, please restore this heirloom to its pedestal." — Dorian (Breath of the Wild)
  44. "So the heirloom WAS the key to opening the shrine. Incredible..." — Dorian (Breath of the Wild)
  45. "What?! Oh... So that means the heirloom... has finally fulfilled its purpose." — Paya (Breath of the Wild)
  46. "Thank goodness! It doesn't matter how it happened, so long as the object we have guarded preciously for generations... So long as it was able to help you out in some way, I couldn't be happier!" — Paya (Breath of the Wild)