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Chamber of the Sword

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Chamber of the Sword
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Link, Fi and Gaepora in the Chamber of the Sword
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The Chamber of the Sword,[1] also known as Inside the Statue of the Goddess,[2] is a recurring location in the The Legend of Zelda series.

Features and Overview

The Statue of the Goddess is a significant landmark in Skyward Sword that towers over Skyloft. There are legends of a hidden room inside the statue.[3] Shortly after Zelda is taken by Ghirahim's tornado, Link discovers the Chamber of the Sword. It is here that Link meets Fi, the mysterious spirit that guided him there, and draws the Goddess Sword from its pedestal. This is when Gaepora arrives and tells Link of the prophecy that told of a youth showing up in this sacred place.[4] He also explains that he thought he had seen the sword giving off light as told in the prophecy.[5] Gaepora recites another part of the prophecy, which states that the youth will be guided by one born of the blade and will be wise.[6] Fi then corrects Gaepora, stating that parts of the passage have been lost over time.[7] The true prophecy says that the youth will be known as the goddess's chosen hero, that he has an unbreakable spirit and that he will plummet below the clouds to abolish the shadow of apocalypse.[7] Fi then tells Link that he must go to The Surface beneath the clouds if he wishes to reunite with Zelda.[8] Fi gives Link the Emerald Tablet and tells him that it will illuminate a path through the clouds to The Surface.[9] Link must use a Skyward Strike on the Goddess Crest in the room to reveal the altar where the Emerald Tablet must be placed.[10] Link places the Emerald Tablet in the altar, opening the way to Faron Province.[11] Gaepora then urges Link to find his daughter, Zelda, and bring her back safely.[12] Before Link sets out to The Surface with Fi, Gaepora tells Link that his Knight Uniform is ready and that it will be suitable for his long journey.[13]

Once Link reaches the Skyview Spring, Link finds another Ancient Tablet to use on the altar in the Chamber of the Sword, the Ruby Tablet.[14] After using the Ruby Tablet, the way through the Cloud Barrier to Eldin Province is opened.[15] Link will find the third and final Ancient Tablet at the Earth Spring, the Amber Tablet, which will open the way to Lanayru Province.[16]

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors

Main article: Skyloft (Hyrule Warriors)

The Chamber of the Sword also appears in Hyrule Warriors as the Statue Keep on the Skyloft stage. The Keep is a crucial area in the "Land in the Sky" Legend Mode Scenario. Link must retrieve Levias's stolen soup there,[17] as it is needed to persuade Levias to connect the island's collapsed pathways.[18] Link hears a mysterious voice as he approaches the Goddess Statue.[19] Upon arriving, he discovers that the voice was Fi,[20] who asks Link if he would like assistance.[21] After obtaining Levias's soup there, the Skyloft Captain asks Link to take the soup to Levias.[22] Fi carries the soup out of the statue for Link.[23]

The Statue Keep is also a crucial area in "The Demon Lord" Legend Mode Scenario from the Master Quest DLC pack. Cia arrives to Skyloft to find that the demon lord Ghirahim and the Skyloft forces are battling. Cia wins the trust of the Skyloft forces to defeat The Imprisoned.[24] Later on, Fi recognizes the presence of Ganondorf within Cia.[25] With the Skyloft forces losing their trust of Cia and Ghirahim joining her side, Cia decides to battle the Skyloft forces and capture their Keeps, including the Statue Keep.[26]

See Also

Notes

References

  1. ↑ "The sword kept inside the Statue of the Goddess, within the Chamber of the Sword. The goddess Hylia left the sword and its spirit" (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 74)
  2. ↑ "Inside the Statue of the Goddess" β€” N/A (Skyward Sword)
  3. ↑ "It is said that this place was left to our people by the goddess herself. The very knowledge of this room's existence is a secret passed down to a select few each generation, along with a handful of words..." β€” Gaepora (Skyward Sword)
  4. ↑ "When the light of the goddess's sword shines bright, the great apocalypse will wake from its long slumber. Do not fear, for it is then that a youth, guided by my hand, shall reveal himself in a place most sacred." β€” Gaepora (Skyward Sword)
  5. ↑ "It started days ago. The sword that I've kept secret all these years... It began to give off a faint, otherworldly light. At first I was sure I was seeing things, here alone with the sword. There was simply no other explanation. I never dreamed the prophecy of legend would come to pass in my lifetime." β€” Gaepora (Skyward Sword)
  6. ↑ "The words I have sworn to keep secret are coming true before my very eyes. The youth will be guided by one born of the blade--one who is also youthful in likeness yet wise with knowledge immeasurable." β€” Gaepora (Skyward Sword)
  7. ↑ 7.0 7.1 "Ah yes, the oral tradition, one of the least reliable methods of information retention and transmission. It appears that critical sections of the passage have been lost over the generations. The youth who draws forth the guiding sword shall be known as the goddess's chosen hero, and it is he who possesses an unbreakable spirit. He shall be burdened with the task of abolishing the shadow of apocalypse from the land. Such is his destiny. With the spirit of the blade at his side, he shall soar over the clouds and plummet below... ...And united with the spirit maiden, shall bring forth a piercing light that resurrects the land." β€” Fi (Skyward Sword)
  8. ↑ "Master, you must embark on a great journey beneath the clouds to the vast realm of the surface. It is only through this journey that you can fulfill the mission set before you by my creator, the goddess. It is also the only method available for you to reunite with the spirit maiden, honorable Zelda." β€” Fi (Skyward Sword)
  9. ↑ "This tablet will illuminate a path through the clouds to the land below. Take it, and place it within the altar behind me." β€” Fi (Skyward Sword)
  10. ↑ "Master, the first thing you must do is hit the crest sitting in this room with a Skyward Strike. These blasts are formed of pure energy that charges within your blade when you lift it skyward. Once you have charged your blade, face the crest and swing your sword to send out a powerful Skyward Strike." β€” Fi (Skyward Sword)
  11. ↑ "Master Link, it is done. Until now, a cloud barrier created by the goddess has separated the world you know from the one below. The tablet you placed in the altar has opened a small rift in the barrier. You can use it to travel through the clouds to the realm below. I have recognized you as my master, and so it is my duty to follow you wherever you may go. I reside within your sword and will accompany you in your travels. Press D-Pad Down Icon to summon me whenever you require my assistance." β€” Fi (Skyward Sword)
  12. ↑ "Link, listen a moment. The nature of the great apocalypse mentioned in the old texts is a complete mystery to me. But whatever it turns out to be, it seems that both you and Zelda have big roles to play in the destiny of this land. Just think--if what this Fi says is true, Zelda is alive! Alive and no doubt coming to terms with whatever it is the goddess has in store for her. Should you heed the call of destiny, I don't know what dangers you may have to face, Link. Especially down there... But if you've decided to brave the unknown, please find my daughter and bring her back to me." β€” Gaepora (Skyward Sword)
  13. ↑ "Dawn is drawing near. It has been a long night for the both of us, hasn't it? You have a great journey before you, Link, and those clothes... They don't look up to the task. The uniform you were to receive for winning the race should be ready by now. A sturdy uniform like that will prove much more suitable for a long journey. You'd better change before you go." β€” Gaepora (Skyward Sword)
  14. ↑ "Master, as I just translated, it would appear that Zelda purified herself in the waters of this spring. I calculate a 97% chance that she has already set out for Eldin, where another great spring exists. However, it is not clear what method of travel Zelda used to move from here to her next destination. My analysis suggests you should take the tablet to the altar in Skyloft. Doing so will likely open a new column of light on the surface, allowing you to descend to another area and continue your search for Zelda." β€” Fi (Skyward Sword)
  15. ↑ "Master, I have confirmed the location of a second opening in the cloud barrier. It is located in the skies to the northeast. This opening will allow you to access a new area on the surface. I suggest you fly there as soon as you complete necessary preparations." β€” Fi (Skyward Sword)
  16. ↑ "I've confirmed the location of a third opening in the cloud barrier in the sky to the southwest. It will allow you to reach a new area on the surface. I suggest going there as soon as you are suitably prepared." β€” Fi (Skyward Sword)
  17. ↑ "Help, someone! They're stealing Lord Levias's soup! It's vital he gets it!" β€” Skyloft Captain (Hyrule Warriors)
  18. ↑ "We need that soup to persuade Levias to connect the paths for us! Without it..." β€” Skyloft Captain (Hyrule Warriors)
  19. ↑ "Link... Master... I wait for you underneath the Goddess Statue..." β€” ??? (Hyrule Warriors)
  20. ↑ "My name is Fi. I was waiting for you. You are not the Master, but I can consider you a Master." β€” Fi (Hyrule Warriors)
  21. ↑ "My mission is to serve you. My assistance is necessary for your success. Shall I accompany you?" β€” Fi (Hyrule Warriors)
  22. ↑ "Use this soup to convince Lord Levias to help! We'd do it, but we're a little...um...wounded..." β€” Skyloft Captain (Hyrule Warriors)
  23. ↑ "I shall carry this pumpkin soup." β€” Fi (Hyrule Warriors)
  24. ↑ "Dark Forces have become hostile to Skyloft Forces!" β€” N/A (Hyrule Warriors)
  25. ↑ "A source of great evil has been identified within the enemy sorceress. Recommend directing maximum force against her." β€” Fi (Hyrule Warriors)
  26. ↑ "Capture keeps controlled by Skyloft Forces to stop incoming reinforcements!" β€” N/A (Hyrule Warriors)