The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Sealed Grounds - Aftermath

Vincent Lau

Sealed Temple

(1 of 2) To activate this Gate of Time, you need to power up your sword.

To activate this Gate of Time, you need to power up your sword. (left), Your first destination is, lo and behold, Skyloft. (right)

Here, the old woman will speak with you and Groose for a bit longer, mentioning that, to activate the Gate of Time, you need to hit it with a Skyward Strike. However, the sword you wield is far too weak for such. You are to go to the three main regions of the planet’s surface and purify your Goddess Sword in three sacred flames to power up your sword three times. Only then will you be able to utilize the Gate of Time.

After this, the old woman will suggest going back to Skyloft to learn the lyrics to the Ballad of the Goddess; they, in a sense, tell the prophecy of you. Afterwards, exit the temple (eastern door).

Sealed Grounds

(1 of 2) Play your Goddess Harp in certain spots where Blessed Butterflies gather…

Play your Goddess Harp in certain spots where Blessed Butterflies gather… (left), …and you might find something nice, like a Gossip Stone. (right)

Go along the path back to Gorko. You’ll be shown a group of Blessed Butterflies. As mentioned earlier, you can play the Goddess Harp in front of certain groups of these insects to receive Gossip Stones or Goddess Walls; this group reveals the former.

These Gossip Stones will come up with a nice ol’ “Boing-oing”, dropping out a random treasure as well. You can hit them with your sword or a Bomb for somewhat humorous effects, and speak with them for advice and hints, some quite valuable.

Finish any other business you have here, then use a Bird Statue to return to the sky. Return to Skyloft, unless you’re going to do some Goddess Cube chest hunting.

Guide Information

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  • Genre
    Action Adventure
  • Guide Release
    25 February 2013
  • Last Updated
    23 March 2021
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers

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Long ago, on a dark day, the earth cracked and evil forces rushed out of the fissure. These forces mercilessly attacked the people of the earth, slaughtering them and destroying their land. They did this in search of the ultimate power, a power capable of granting any wishes of its holder. This power, passed down from the gods of old, was guarded by Her Grace, the goddess of the land. The goddess gathered the surviving humans on a piece of earth and sent it skyward, beyond the clouds. With the humans safe, the goddess joined the land dwellers and fought the evil forces in a war of unmatched scale and ferocity. They eventually sealed the evil forces away, restoring peace to the surface. However, the humans remained in Skyloft, as Hylia knew that the seal on the evil would not hold forever.

You are Link, a resident of Skyloft, who, after a strange dream, sets out on a journey to save his beloved home.

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  • Boss Guide;
  • Potion Infusion / Item Upgrading information;
  • Enemy Data;
  • Heart Piece Locations;
  • Goddess Cubes Locations;
  • Gratitude Crystal Locations.

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