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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Mattison's Independence

Jessica Dillon

There are quite a few side adventures placed around Hyrule. These are longer quests that make changes to major areas. If you want to get Link a house, then you will need to complete "Mattison's Independence" iconMattison’s Independence, a quest that can be quite difficult in several spots, especially since you have to find and gather "Sundelion" iconSundelions. The guide below goes over where to find Mattisons, how to get her past Haggie, and where to find Sundelions in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom.

Starting the Mattison’s Independence side adventure.

Where to Find Mattison

To get started on building Link’s new home, you will need to head to Tarrey Town in Akkala Highlands. This is a small town that is still being developed. Once here, go to the Construction Store, and you will find Hudson and his wife Rhondson. They are wrapped up in preparing for their daughter Mattison’s departure to Gerudo. After you speak with them, the side activity Mattison’s Independence will trigger. Speak again with Rhondson and then Hudson outside. Afterward, go to the left side of the shop and up the stairs to find Mattison in her room. Speak with her, and she will run into town. You need to follow her.

Here you will find her teaching one of the elders about the Gerudo language. She will ask you what the work for grandma is in Gerudo, answer Vaba. After this, Mattison will express that she wants to help her dad and run to the area near where the minecart to the construction site is sitting.

(1 of 3) Speak with Hudson and Rhondson at the construction shop to start Mattison’s Independence.

How to Get Mattison to The Minecart

This next part is a bit tricky. Speak with Mattison again, and she will complain that Haggie won’t let her use the minecart to visit the construction site. She will tell you to block his site so that she can use the minecart for free. This is a great chance to unlock the storeroom that Rhondson is having trouble with. Jump off the cliff directly behind the construction site and glide down into the cave, follow it to the end, and stand on the raised circle. You will want to use "Ascend" iconAscend here. Move the Hudson cut out and open the door. Rhondson will thank you and will place four Hudson cutouts behind the shop.

Grab these and fuse them together with something to hold them up in the back. You will want to place them in front of Haggie so that he can see Mattison run by. Once you’re set-up, speak with Mattison again, and tell her to run, she will get in the minecart and go to meet her dad at the front of the construction site.

(1 of 5) There’s a cave below the construction shop.

Where to Find Sundelions

Go to the construction site yourself and speak with Mattison of Hudson to start the next part of the quest. Hudson has built Mattison a balloon to travel in safely but wants to color it yellow. To do this, he needs ten Sundelions. There are two Sundelions on the fallen sky blocks around the construction site. For the rest of them, you will need to go into the sky. The islands that you can reach after being shot out of the nearby Lookout Point have several Sundelions on them. Gather these and take them back to Hudson to complete the quest.

The family will take Link for a ride in the yellow balloon, and Mattison will leave for Gerudo. Afterward, both Rhondson and Hudson will give you a "Silver Rupee" iconSilver Rupee, and you will be able to speak with Rhondson at the construction shop to build your dream home.

(1 of 3) Hudson needs ten Sundelion to finish Mattison’s balloon.

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    12 May 2023
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    30 August 2023
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Embark on a quest to find the missing princess, uncover the truth behind a cataclysm, and explore Hyrule’s landscapes and floating islands. This guide for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, the sequel to Breath of the Wild, includes:

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