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The Forgotten Sword
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Bozai talking to Link at the beginning of the Quest
Quest Giver Bozai
Location Gerudo Desert
Reward Snow Boots
Previous Quest
"The Eighth Heroine"

"The Forgotten Sword" is a Side Quest in Breath of the Wild.[1]


After the completion of the Side Quest, "The Eighth Heroine", Link can find Bozai at a tent outside of the front of Gerudo Town. Speaking to Bozai there will begin "The Forgotten Sword", the second chapter in the legend of the Eighth Heroine. Like "The Eighth Heroine", Link must be wearing the Gerudo Set to initiate the Quest, as Bozai thinks Link is a woman. Bozai is surprised that Link arrived after asking him to join him later at the tent at the end of "The Eighth Heroine".[2][3] After Bozai asks him if he wants to "hang out,"[4] Link immediately asks for Bozai's Snow Boots.[5] Link had borrowed Bozai's Snow Boots in "The Eighth Heroine", but had to return them.[6] Bozai had also given Link his Sand Boots in "The Eighth Heroine", so he mocks Link for a "boot thirst that cannot be slaked."[7] While Bozai does not like the idea of being stuck without footwear,[8] he admits that he cannot resist a request from Link.[9] Bozai tells Link that he will give him the Snow Boots if he is able to surprise him again.[10] Bozai then explains that the Statue of the Eighth Heroine is not holding a Sword like the other Seven Heroines.[11][12] Bozai believes that the Statue once had a Sword and feels that evidence of its existence would be a great surprise.[13][14] Link agrees to go look for it to Bozai's surprise and Bozai says that it could not have been carried off too far,[15] likely residing on the steeps of the Gerudo Highlands.[16] Before he finishes speaking, Bozai is sorry that he cannot lend Link his Snow Boots this time and tells Link to find him if he needs anything beyond footwear.[17][18]

Link sets out to the Gerudo Highlands and finds the Sword of the Statue of the Eighth Heroine to the southwest of the Statue, on the southeastern section of Gerudo Summit. After taking a picture of the Sword with his Sheikah Slate, Link returns to Bozai at the tent. Bozai says that a traveler swore he saw Link in the Gerudo Highlands, which caused him to worry because he did not think Link would really go to the Highlands without Snow Boots.[19][20] To Bozai's shock, Link shows him the picture of the Sword.[21] Stating that Link risked his life for the picture,[22] Bozai admits that it would be uncouth of him to break his promise and gives Link the Snow Boots.[23][24] Although stuck barefoot,[25] Bozai is happy that Link is happy.[26] Before Link ends the conversation, Bozai confesses that all of this has endeared him even closer to Link and the Quest is completed.[27] Link can upgrade the Snow Boots at a Great Fairy Fountain after completing the Quest.


Stage Description
1 The eighth heroine actually had a sword!

Bozai may have just made it up, but it seems worth checking out, at least. The sword said to be once held by the eighth heroine is most likely somewhere in the Gerudo Highlands. Show a picture of the eighth heroine's sword to Bozai to get the snow boots.
Complete You found the eighth heroine's sword at the summit of the Gerudo Highlands.

You took a picture of the sword, so Bozai kept his promise and gave you the snow boots.


  1. "The Forgotten Sword" — Adventure Log (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "I think I'll just park myself under the tent in front of Gerudo Town and take five. Care to join me later?" — Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "You came! I mean, hey, yeah, of course. Figured you'd swing by. Yup. Do the ol' swing-by." — Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "We didn't get a chance to spend much time together earlier, did we? Whoosh! Total whirlwind! So...wanna hang out?" — Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "You want my snow boots, too?" — Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "*ahem* And now, could you be a lamb and return my snow boots? Otherwise ol' Bozai's going to be barefoot!" — Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "Ha! Well aren't we greedy! Or should I say insatiable for boots. A boot thirst that cannot be slaked!" — Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "Adorable. But listen, if I give you these, then I'll have nothing for my feet!" — Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "How could I resist a request from you?" — Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "No lie, you really gave me a surprise earlier...and I love surprises. Surprise me again like that... and I'll give you these snow boots as a surprise present!" — Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "So let me ask you this: Did you notice that the statue of the eighth heroine...isn't actually holding a sword?" — Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "Pretty weird, right? Seven other heroines, they all have their swords! Suspicious, y'know?" — Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "Which leads me to deduce that the eighth heroine must have had a sword as well. Must have!" — Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "To see that such a sword actually exists, that my deduction is right... There could be no greater surprise!" — Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "Wow, all right, then. The sword would be pretty big, so I doubt it could have been carried off too far." — Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "I'm betting it's probably somewhere in the steeps of the Gerudo Highlands." — Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  17. "And the thing is, I can't lend you the snow boots this time. Just can't do it! I'm really sorry." — Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  18. "If you ever need me for anything above and beyond footwear, you just come find ol' Bozai anytime!" — Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  19. "A traveler swore he saw you in the Gerudo Highlands, so I've been gnawing on my fingernails with worry!" — Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  20. "I mean, all that talk about the sword was just chitchat... I didn't think you'd go up there without snow boots!" — Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  21. "WHAAAAAT?! It really exists?!" — Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  22. "Yeah... You did risk your life to fulfill your promise, after all..." — Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  23. "It'd be pretty uncouth of me to drop my end of the bargain." — Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  24. "Just a second. I'll take them off..." — Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  25. "Well, now I'm barefoot..." — Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  26. "But if you're happy, then I'm happy!" — Bozai (Breath of the Wild)
  27. "And what's more, this whole episode has endeared you even more to me!" — Bozai (Breath of the Wild)