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Akh Va'quot Shrine

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Akh Va'quot Shrine
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The Akh Va'quot Shrine,[1] designated by the Trial name Windmills,[1] is an Ancient Shrine in Breath of the Wild.

Entrance to the Shrine

The Akh Va'quot Shrine is located in Rito Village, southwest of the Brazen Beak. As Link enters the Ancient Shrine, he is greeted by the Shrine's Monk, Akh Va'quot.[2]

Themes and Navigation

Akh Va'quot Shrine features a central chamber containing six fans and 14 windmills. In order to complete the Trial, Link must strike the Switches accompanying the fans to rotate them in an order that hits all windmills at once. Once this is done, a portcullis leading to Akh Va'quot will rise allowing Link to speak to him. He will give Link a Spirit Orb for completing the Trial,[3] and will wish Link well before fading away.[4]

A room behind the elevator features a long pool of water and a floating platform holding a Switch and a fan that will release a portcullis protecting a Treasure Chest containing an Ancient Core. Two niches along the wall of the pool contain two Treasure Chests, containing a Sapphire and a Feathered Spear respectively.


  • It is possible for Link to lock himself in the section of the Shrine with Akh Va'quot by striking one of the Switches that releases the portcullis holding the Monk in.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Akh Va'quot Shrine
    " — Map (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "To you who sets foot in this shrine... I am Akh Va'quot. In the name of the Goddess Hylia, I offer this trial." — Akh Va'quot (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "Your resourcefulness in overcoming this trial speaks to the promise of a hero... In the name of Goddess Hylia, I bestow upon you this Spirit Orb." — Akh Va'quot (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "May the Goddess smile upon you." — Akh Va'quot (Breath of the Wild)