(1 of 2) Head to the Riverside Stable to pick up this sidequest

Head to the Riverside Stable to pick up this sidequest (left), Note that the Royal weapons and the Royal Guard weapons are two different weapon series. (right)

Royal Guard’s Gear

It seems everyone at Riverside Stable is especially curious about Hyrule Castle. Talk to Parcy who is standing inside the Riverside Stable building. She will ask you if you know anything about weapons used by Hyrule Castle’s royal guard back in the day. Basically, you need to go into Hyrule Castle and find information on the royal guard’s weapons by finding their actual weapons strewn about the castle. That sounds like fun, right?

The Royal Guard’s weapon series consists of a Claymore, a Spear, a Sword, a Shield, and a Bow. Note that the Royal weapons like Royal Bow or Royal Claymore won’t work. The Royal Guard’s weapons are a deep purple/black color scheme, so you’ll know them when you see them.

The easiest way to complete this sidequest is to go to the Lockup inside Hyrule Castle. If you have already unlocked the Saas Ko’sah Shrine, then you can fast travel there for easy access to the Docks. If you have not yet, then all you need to do is go to the area southwest of Hyrule Castle.

Side note: Learn about how to unlock Saas Ko’sah Shrine for an easy fast travel point into Hyrule Castle.

(1 of 2) Head to the docks area in the underbelly of Hyrule Castle but do not actually enter. This is just a good landmark since it’s clearly labeled here

Head to the docks area in the underbelly of Hyrule Castle but do not actually enter. This is just a good landmark since it’s clearly labeled here (left), The cliffs right at the entrance of the Docks have a back entrance leading into Hyrule Castle’s Lockup (right)

You will see a raft. Using a Korok Leaf, ride it around the west side of Hyrule Castle. There, you will see an entrance. This leads to the Docks. Instead of going in, however, you will want to climb up the cliffs to the right of the entrance. You will see a Guardian, and behind that, a tunnel entrance marked by Luminous Stone Ores.

(1 of 2) Push up the gate that blocks your way

Push up the gate that blocks your way (left), Shoot this eyeball to open the door (right)

Enter the tunnel and use Cryonis to raise up the gate. You will now have entered the Lockup, Hyrule Castle’s jail. Kill the Ganon eyeball to your left to unlock the cell nearest to you.

(1 of 2) The weapon is just lying out in the open

The weapon is just lying out in the open (left), Make sure you have open room in your weapons inventory. (right)

Now you can pick up the Royal Guard’s Claymore laying inside. This is the easiest, quickest weapon to get to complete the sidequest so you can return to Parcy now.

(1 of 2) Parcy will reward you generously

Parcy will reward you generously (left), You only need to show her one weapon piece, but we grabbed a few more while we were at it (right)

Once you have shown Parcy any piece of the Royal Guard’s weapon series, she will gift you a gold Rupee worth 300 Rupees.

For those seeking to complete the set and/or fill out the Hyrule Compedium, you can find the other weapons in the Royal Guard’s series as follows.

(1 of 2) This small, dimly lit room is adjacent to the Library

This small, dimly lit room is adjacent to the Library (left), The weapons, since they are black, might blend in a little. Look for the sparkles (right)

Past the library in the armory room, you can see the Royal Guard’s Bow and Royal Guard’s Shield hung up on the wall.

Another Royal Guard’s Bow is present in Princess Zelda’s Bedroom.

The Guard’s Chamber is home to a Moblin that is holding another Royal Guard’s Claymore. Defeat it or disarm it to take the weapon.

There is a tall shaft underneath Hyrule Castle leading to a mine cart track. A Moblin there wields the Royal Guard’s Spear.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    Switch, Wii U
  • Genre
    Action Adventure
  • Guide Release
    6 April 2018
  • Last Updated
    3 August 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:

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-Complete walkthrough from your humble beginnings on the Great Plateau to your final attack on Calamity Ganon
-Solutions to all four Divine Beasts
-Information on how to obtain the legendary Master Sword
-Locations and information on activating every Tower
-Solutions to all optional Shrines in Hyrule
-Walkthrough for all sidequests

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