"Long ago, a wise master known simply as the swordsman was enshrined- right in this village, no less. It is said that if you overcome his trial, you will master the secret art of defense. However, no one knows exactly what this "trial" entails... That is why I must stay vigilant with my training, so that I am ready whenever this trial presents itself to me!"

Ta'loh Naeg is a character from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. He is a Sheikah Monk serving the Goddess Hylia and guarding the Ta'loh Naeg Shrine's treasure, a Spirit Orb. He offers the trial "Ta'loh Naeg Teachings".

According to Olkin, he was a wise master known as "The Swordsman". This title was enshrined in the Kakariko Village and according to legend, anyone who overcomes his trial, will master the secret art of defense. Ta'loh Naeg's trial acts as a tutorial that teaches several useful combat techniques such as Perfect Dodge, Perfect Guard, and Flurry Rush. Both Olkin and Steen are shown to respect and look up to him. Both Steen and Olkin are shown to wish to take Ta'loh Naeg's trial and learn his techniques, however knowledge of how to enter his Shrine has been lost to the Sheikah.

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