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The Thyphlo Ruins are a location in Breath of the Wild.[1]

Features and Overview

Located in the northern portion of the Great Hyrule Forest, the Thyphlo Ruins are surrounded by a murky lake and are shrouded in darkness, making navigation impossible without a light source. The Thyphlo Ruins can be entered from any side, which will trigger a short cutscene and place Link accordingly in the island. The entrance is located on the western side, connected to the Drenan Highlands by a bridge.

Upon entering, a voice speaks to Link and informs him of an Ancient Shrine deep within the Thyphlo Ruins.[2] However, he must navigate the darkness within in order to reach it. This begins the "Shrouded Shrine" Shrine Quest. Near the entrance is a Torch that can be used if Link does not carry one.

As Link makes his way through the darkness, he will find many Torch Stands that can be lit. These Torch Stands serve as hints to find the way to the Ancient Shrine.

Once Link reaches a pedestal near a set of unlit Torch Stands, he will spot a glowing sphere tethered to the necklace of a Blue Hinox. Link can defeat the Hinox in order to obtain the sphere. Alternatively, he can steal the sphere from the Hinox's necklace, avoiding the fight. Placing the sphere on the pedestal will reveal the Ketoh Wawai Shrine and complete the Shrine Quest.


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See Also


  1. "Thyphlo Ruins" — Map (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Traveler from beyond these woods, you are now faced with a trial... Find the shrine hidden in these dark ruins..." — Ketoh Wawai (Breath of the Wild)