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Kaya Wan Shrine

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Kaya Wan Shrine
BotW Kaya Wan Shrine Interior.png
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The Kaya Wan Shrine,[1] designated by the Trial name Shields from Water,[1] is an Ancient Shrine in Breath of the Wild.

Entrance to the Shrine

Kaya Wan Shrine is found right beside the Wetland Stable in the Lanayru Wetlands. As Link enters the Ancient Shrine, he is greeted by the Shrine's Monk, Kaya Wan.[2]

Features and Overview

Kaya Wan Shrine features several water-filled chambers, through which Link must use Cryonis to navigate. Kaya Wan sits at the far end of the Ancient Shrine, beyond a waterfall that descends into an endless pit. When Link reaches Kaya Wan, he will give Link a Spirit Orb for completing the Trial and wish him well before fading away.[3][4]

A Treasure Chest containing an Ancient Core can be found floating in the water in the second chamber. A second Treasure Chest hidden behind a portcullis contains a Knight's Broadsword.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Kaya Wan Shrine
    Shields from Water
    " — Map (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "To you who sets foot in this shrine... I am Kaya Wan. In the name of the Goddess Hylia, I offer this trial." — Kaya Wan (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." — Kaya Wan (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "May the Goddess smile upon you." — Kaya Wan (Breath of the Wild)