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The Temple of Time

Seren Morgan-Roberts

This page offers a guide on how to find the Temple of Time, required to complete The Isolated Plateau. Before you can find the Temple of Time, you’ll need to first complete:

  • Ja Baij Shrine: Bomb Trial
  • Owa Daim Shrine: Stasis Trial
  • Keh Namut Shrine: Cryonis Trial

The Old Man’s Final Task

(1 of 2) At this point it feels like he is taunting you with the paraglider

At this point it feels like he is taunting you with the paraglider (left), but sure, one more job, we can handle it (right)

After you have obtained all four Spirit Orbs, the Old Man will meet you outside whatever shrine you completed. It seems there is one last thing you have to do before the Paraglider is yours. Don’t worry, this is for real the last thing you need to do. You have to meet him at where the “Shrines intersect” on the map of the Great Plateau.

How to Find Where the Shrines Intersect

The lines were drawn in for the purposes of this guide. They won’t appear on the Sheikah Slate.

As the picture above shows, the location he is talking about is the Temple of Time. If you stopped by to chat with the Old Man at the very beginning of the game, you will remember it. The Temple of Time is an extremely large cathedral structure that is near the Shrine of Resurrection. You can’t miss it.

(1 of 2) Treasure chests like these are easily missable and are everywhere.

Treasure chests like these are easily missable and are everywhere. (left), Welcome to the Temple of Time. Or, what’s left of it, anyways (right)

There are quite a few treasure chests and goodies scattered around the Temple of Time, so feel free to scavenge them out if you haven’t already.

But more importantly, if you go into the Temple, you will see a statue of a praying goddess. This is the Goddess Statue and will reveal to you the importance of your Spirit Orbs.

If you select the Pray option in front of the statue, you can exchange Spirit Orbs for one more heart container or an additional 1/4th of a stamina wheel. This is how you can gain more health and stamina, totally customizable by you. It is optional, but I recommend you go ahead and give yourself an extra heart or quarter-wheel of stamina as it will come in handy once you leave the Great Plateau.

(1 of 2) Pray to the Goddess

Pray to the Goddess (left), and receive a welcome blessing. (right)

Should you choose to exchange your Spirit Orbs, the Old Man will call out to you from the top of the Temple. Go outside the building and you will find a ladder that lets you get to the rooftop without using stamina. It will be difficult to get up to the top on stamina at this point in the game, so the ladder sure is convenient.

(1 of 2) Run carefully along the rooftop so as not to fall into the holes

Run carefully along the rooftop so as not to fall into the holes (left), I knew it, the Old Man was definitely suspicious! (right)

Run along the rooftop and you will see the Old Man standing in the belltower and looking even more suspicious than usual. Enjoy the cutscene.

After the cutscene concludes, you will have learned a lot more about the story about what happened, and you will finally earn the Paraglider! That took a while. At this point, you will also be given two new Main Quests.

The first one, Destroy Ganon, is a very simple quest. Go to the Hyrule Castle and destroy Calamity Ganon. But as the Old Man said, to do so right now is a really bad idea. So instead, we will be progressing through the story with the next Main Quest: Seek Out Impa in Kakariko Village.

At long last, we have completed The Isolated Plateau. It is time to leave this desolate land of memories behind and journey into what will truly be a vast, open world.


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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.

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Version 1.1 (Updated August 2021)

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