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How to Follow the Sheikah Slate

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The quest Follow the Sheikah Slate requires heading over to the yellow marker on your map, however, you’ll first want to speak to the Old Man at the bottom of the hill, near the campfire.

Speak to the Old Man

If you want a better look at where you’re headed press - on your left Joy-Con and you can open up your map. Before we head there though, why don’t we try talking to the Old Man? It’s completely optional but might shed some insight into this desolate area.

(1 of 2) Yes, this game condones thievery

Yes, this game condones thievery (left), but it seems the Old Man doesn’t mind too much. (right)

To initiate the cutscene, pick up the cooked apple laying on the ground. Listen to the Old Man chat talk about the Temple of Time and keep that in mind for later. As you leave him behind and continue straight down the path, steal the Woodcutter’s Axe near where he is sitting. You can use it to cut down trees and start building up a stockpile of firewood, or you can use it as a weapon to start building up a weapon kit.

(1 of 2) Once you find this hill

Once you find this hill (left), work your way to the bottom and then drop down the hole. (right)

Pass around the Temple of Time and find what looks like a strange structure embedded into a hill. Once you have gotten closer to the structure, find a hole at the bottom of the hill where you can fall down. There will be another pedestal. Examine it by pressing A. Enjoy the epic cutscene! Once the cutscenes have concluded, drop down the hole and use the platforms like “steps” so that you don’t fall down and die.

(1 of 2) If you have become suspicious of the Old Man, you’re not the only one

If you have become suspicious of the Old Man, you’re not the only one (left), but for now, there’s not much we can do except do what he says. (right)

The old man will meet you on the ground once more and tell you more about Calamity Ganon. Obviously the best course of action would be to destroy Ganon right now…but you have no way off the plateau without falling to your doom. Link will negotiate with the old man for his paraglider and you will receive your next main quest: The Isolated Plateau.


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
  • Platforms
    Switch, Wii U
  • Genre
    Action Adventure
  • Guide Release
    6 April 2018
  • Last Updated
    25 September 2021
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Cassie Sun

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You wake up in the mysterious Shrine of Resurrection and see a Hyrule you no longer recognize. All you have by your side is the equally mysterious Sheikah Slate and the voice of a stranger to guide you. Take up the mantle of the chosen hero Link and journey throughout the most expansive, open iteration of Hyrule yet in your quest to destroy the monstrous Calamity Ganon and recover your memories of what happened 100 years ago.

This guide will serve as your companion as you traverse the beautiful world of Hyrule. It currently covers the following content:

Version 1.1 (Updated August 2021)

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