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Shining Beacon
Stage Valley of Seers
Playable Character(s) Link
Mini-boss(es) Volga
Boss Cia
Completion Reward(s) Ganondorf
Swords of Despair
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"A War of Spirit""Ganondorf's Return"
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"Shining Beacon" is the third Scenario of the Epilogue arc of Legend Mode in Hyrule Warriors.[name reference needed] It takes place in the Valley of Seers.


After defeating Cia's Forces at the Temple of Souls, Link and the Hyrulean Forces hurry back to the Valley of Seers to confront Cia for the final time. Cia, however prepared herself immensely by fortifying her troops with her own life force, improving their Morale. The Hyrulean Forces enter the valley, but the Allies face a disadvantage as they find themselves split between the east and the west side. Lana discovers that specialized Keeps, Sanctums, were taken over and has their sacred power locked away. The Hyrulean Forces' commander, Zelda (Ruto if playing as Zelda), advises that these Keeps be conquered to take back their power.

Zelda and Fi leave to find the Sanctums, while Lana intercepts the Western Keep. As Link fights to reclaim the Sanctums, Cia opens the West Ruins Room as enemies pour out to hunt down Zelda. She eventually sends more troops after Fi as well, all the while enhancing her troops with more of her energy. Eventually Link manages to conquer the two Sanctums, but Zelda senses that an evil power still persists. Lana tells her not to lose hope yet, as a third Sanctum also exists within the valley. She heads south to find the last one. After locating it, the Hyrulean Forces quickly conquered the final Sanctum, diminishing the Dark Forces' strength. Their success infuriates Cia, and she uses more of her life force to summon enemy reinforcements. Lana begs with her to stop as her spirit cannot take any more stress.

As the situation worsens, the Great Fairy beckons Zelda to come to her Fairy Fountain as the gateway opens. She quickly advances to the fountain with Impa in tow, and makes the fountain their Base. Darunia and Midna also hurry to the fountain as well. Zelda then devises a plan to draw as many enemy troops as possible in front of the fountain to stage their next plan of attack by using the fountain's Magic Circle. Cia, meanwhile, brings Volga onto the battlefield as she fortifies him with her power. With his new strength, he quickly leaves to intervene Zelda's plan, and enters the north area of the fountain. As Cia's troops gather around the fountain, Zelda commands the Magic Circle be used now. The circle summons the Great Fairy, who sends a massive bolt of light from the sky to strike down the enemies below, causing large-scale causalities. Alternatively, if the Hyrulean Forces summon the Great Fairy too early, Cia's army suffers little loss and grow in Morale.

The Great Fairy's attack greatly diminishes Volga's power and health. In his rage, he advances to strike back and regains Dark Power which recovers his health. Volga confronts Zelda and fights with her, however she reasons with him and questions how he could take joy in using Dark Power. She attempts to convince him that he should fight as a proud warrior, and not as a tool for the Dark Forces. Her words manage to convince him, and Volga regains his senses as pushes the dark from him. He then locates Link to fight him in a fair fight, but is soon defeated. Volga collapses, implied to have perished, and the front gate to Cia's base is opened.

Link then confronts Cia at the valley peak. During their fight, Cia uses the power of darkness to split herself into four copies. Despite this advantage, Link defeats her and the copies and the battle comes to an end. As Cia lays on the ground dying, Lana arrives and runs to her side. Cia passes as she fades away, and bequeaths the Triforce of Power into Lana's possession. With the war now seemingly over, Lana sends Darunia, Ruto, Agitha, and Midna back to their respective eras, and closes them with the help of Link's and Zelda's Triforce pieces. Hyrule's peace does not last long, however, as Ganondorf's final spirit fragment is released as the result of the Master Sword's removal from its pedestal.

After completing the Scenario, Ganondorf is unlocked as a playable character and his weapon, the Great Swords, becomes available for use.


Hyrulean Forces Dark Forces
HWDE Hylian Captain Mini Map Icon.png
Hylian Captains
HWDE Dinolfos Mini Map Icon.png
HWDE Hylian Soldier Mini Map Icon.png
Hylian Soldiers
HWDE Icy Big Poe Mini Map Icon.png
Icy Big Poes
HWDE Stalchild Captain Mini Map Icon.png
Stalchild Captains
HWDE Zelda Mini Map Icon.png
HWDE Cia Mini Map Icon.png
HWDE Link Mini Map Icon.png
HWDE Volga Mini Map Icon.png
HWDE Impa Mini Map Icon.png
HWDE Darunia Mini Map Icon.png
HWDE Midna Mini Map Icon.png
HWDE Fi Mini Map Icon.png
HWDE Lana Mini Map Icon.png


Item Location Condition
HW Gold Skulltula Icon.png
Gold Skulltula
Underneath a boulder southeast of the East Sanctum Defeat 1000 enemies
HW Gold Skulltula Icon.png
Gold Skulltula
(Hard Mode)
North of the West Sanctum Keep Play as Lana with the Spear, defeat Volga two or more times (at least one time must be before activating the Magic Circle in the Fairy Fountain) and open a gate to the Enemy Base while keeping all allies alive
HW Piece of Heart Icon.png
Piece of Heart
East Ruins Room Play as Midna
HW Heart Container Icon.png
Heart Container
Underneath a boulder northwest of the East Ruins Room Play as Link


  • Impa makes a reference to the classic "it's dangerous to go alone" line; when Zelda advances towards the Fairy Fountain, Impa calls to her, telling that it is too dangerous to go alone and that she should accompany the Princess.[1]


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
GermanyGermanEin Licht in der FinsternisA Light in the Darkness
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  1. "Princess Zelda, it's dangerous to go alone. Take me!" — Impa (Hyrule Warriors)