The side quest, “Guidance from Ages Past,” will immediately start after the main quest, “Secret of the Ring Ruins,” is completed. On Dragonhead Island, you have made the discovery of a peculiar Zonai relic, and a ray of light is emanating from within it. Now is the time to move forward and follow the ray of light to see where it takes you.
First, before you do anything else, pick it up and bring it with you as you walk down the ramp. You will find the construction materials, such as Wings, a Fan, and Steering Control, over on the right. These components are required in order to build an aircraft. First you must construct your aircraft, and then you must attach the beam to it.
When you are ready, fly it down, and the beam will remain stationary, directing you to the precise location where you should land.
When you reach the bottom, you will need to detach the beam from the Wing and bring it to the Altar, which is where the light beam is currently shining. You simply have to position the beam so that it aligns with it, and once you do that, a secret door will open, exposing a flight of stairs.
Bring the laser down the stairs and into the hollow chasm that Tobio has created. When you get to the bottom, position it so that it’s in the middle. You will arrive in the Depths after watching the cutscene in which Link descends below the chasm. You will then be able to see Lightroots all around you as you explore this area.
If you turn around so that you are facing south, you will find that one of those Lightroots, the Muokuij Lightroot, is directly behind the lift. Interacting with this will illuminate the area around you and reveal the map to you.
Climb back up and head in the direction of the Construct Factory. Once there, pick up the Zonai device that has the laser beam coming out of it, and then move it in the direction of the disc that it is pointing at. To create the head of the statue, you will need to carefully align it, and then place it inside the base.
After you have done this, Mineru will start talking to you and will tell you that in order to collect the remaining parts and finish assembling the body of Mineru, you will need to travel to the depths and visit four different storehouses. As Mineru continues to speak, the green lights atop each storehouse will illuminate, making it simple to pinpoint exactly where they are located.
Collecting the Mineru Parts
To advance to the next stage of the quest, you will need to locate the four pieces of Mineru that are still missing and then return them to the statue so that it can be finished. Due to the fact that the four storehouses are situated in the following directions: northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest, we will refer to them in this manner along with their respective depot names in the subsequent detailed walkthroughs:
Northeast Storehouse – Right-Leg Depot
From the statue, head in a northeasterly direction; however, once you enter the shadows, turn to the north. Make use of a Brightbloom to shed light on this region so that you can make out the massive skeleton that serves as a stairway leading to another Lightroot.
Climb the bones while keeping an eye out for the geese that will appear here in a bit. Activate the Uisihcoj Lightroot once you have reached the peak of the mountain. From this vantage point, the Storehouse can be seen to the southeast of where you are.
Follow the path until you reach the area in the east where the Aerocudas are, then make your way to the structure’s edge and jump off. The Right-Leg Depot can be reached by gliding over to the floating platform, making a U-turn, and then descending straight down.
You can activate the Zonai terminal as you go all the way in, which will lock you inside the depot but will bring down the Right Leg and open up a gate on the right. If you do this, however, you will be trapped inside the depot.
Grab the Right Leg and bring it with you as you head in the direction of the stairs on the right (south). After you have positioned your right leg in a secure position on one of the platforms on either the left or the right, step onto the platform. To advance to the next level, you will need to hit the fans that are stacked and attached to these, and then ride the lift up.
You will find yourself in a room that has a broken track, but the track winds its way back up and into another room. The goal at this point is to move the box that contains the Right Leg further along the spiral track and into the following room. To accomplish this, turn the block on the track that is shaped like a U into a backwards C, and then move the gap to the left side of the track.
Attach the box with the Right Leg on the bottom, and then either use the fans that come with the lift or one of your own fans and place it on the back of the box in such a way that it drives the box forward. You need to make sure that you leave enough space for yourself so that you can ride the hook up along with the box.
After you have placed the Right-Leg Box on another lift, you should hop off at the top. After you have ridden this to the top, you will enter a room that contains a ramp leading down. If you follow the path that the ramp takes, you will find that it takes you directly back to the Construct Factory. At the very top of this room is where you will find all of the necessary components to construct an aircraft. There is also the possibility of finding a Treasure Chest.
On the platform with the wings is a treasure chest, and inside it you can find Zonaite x 3.
Attach a Steering Control and some Fans to the Wings, as well as the Right-Leg Box. Fly this back down to the Statue, then bring the box to it, and using your ultrahand, grab the box and crush it.
After doing so, the Right Leg will become visible, and you will be able to use Ultrahand to position it inside the impression.
Southeast Storehouse – Left-Leg Depot
After leaving the Construct Factory, head in the southeast direction. This particular storehouse is much simpler to access than the others because you can simply walk over to it. Just remember to be cautious as you make your way past the Bokoblin camp.
You’ll notice a Zonai terminal off in the distance as you approach the Left-Leg Depot for the first time. You can interact with it by going down the stairs, and then you can grab the box with the Left Leg inside of it. You will be unable to leave the room once more, and a new door will become accessible.
Send the Left Leg Box up to the upper level using the lift to the left of where you are standing. This lift makes use of Rockets, so not only will it ascend quickly but it may also descend just as quickly.
In the event that this occurs before you are able to grab the box, use Recall to bring the platform back up to its original position, and then use Ultrahand to detach the box and bring it with you.
You will now find yourself standing on the upper level, where you can observe a wheel as well as a bridge that has been damaged. Rockets can be found strewn across the ground, and a Zonai Device Dispenser can be found tucked away in the corner to the southeast.
To lower the bridge, turn the wheel in the anticlockwise direction.
After you have reached an angle of approximately 45 degrees, place the box on the ramp. Attach Rockets to the box and then hit it with a blow to send the box flying.
You should be able to land safely on the alcove above, and using Ascend will allow you to get up to the platform by going through the gap in the wall that is to the left of the water.
Grab the box and set it down on the runway with your back to the Construct Factory and your eyes focused on the direction of the northwest. You can Ascend up on the ledge on the right side of this room, and if you look behind the laser beams, you will see a Treasure Chest in addition to two planks that have Zonaite on them. Make use of Ultrahand to fasten the Treasure Chest to one of the platforms, and then steer it through the lasers while it is attached.
Treasure Chest can be found in the Left-Leg Depot hidden behind the laser beams. Contains Large Zonaite.
You have the option of using a cart to transport the box that contains the Left Leg to the destination, or you can simply throw it down, pick it up, and carry it over on foot.
Southwest Storehouse – Left-Arm Depot
From the Construct Factory, head to the southwest and make your way towards the sloping tree trunk. Caution is advised around the trees that will come to life as you get closer to the base of the trunk. You can reach the Left-Arm Depot by climbing up this slope.
You’ll find a wheel next to a door on the left side of the room, which is where the Zonai terminal to bring down the Left Arm is located. Turn on the machine, and then bang the wheel against the entrance door. This wheel will lift the door, providing you with the opportunity to use Ultrahand and manoeuvre the Left Arm Box through the opening.
Take two of the wheels that are located near the door, as well as the Steering Control, to transform the box into a vehicle that will allow you to ridge across the lava.
Once you have crossed the gap and reached the metal grate on the other side, turn to your left and climb the ladder that is there.
You can find a Treasure Chest by climbing across to the broken platform from where you are currently standing.
Treasure Chest: In the room with the lava, on the top level, on the platform that has been broken. Includes Five Steering Sticks in Total.
Reduce yourself to the ground and reorganise the car you made for yourself so that the box is oriented lengthwise and the wheels can roll along the lava on either side.
When you get to the other side of this area, turn to the left, and climb up the ladder until you reach the top. You can find a Grand Poe in this particular room.
Return to the previous level, remove the wheels from the box, and then secure them to the door. The blocks that are currently at the end of the chains should then be attached to the wheel.
The thought is that as the wheel goes higher, it will shorten the chain, causing the door to go higher as well. After the door has been raised, proceed through the opening while carrying the box, and then turn to your right to see two fans. A Treasure Chest is attached to the fan that is located the furthest away from you. You can detach it and open it by using Ultrahand.
Upon leaving the Left-Arm Depot, look for the treasure chest on the second fan to your left. Contains Zonaite x 3.
This room features an internal body of water that drains into what is essentially a waterslide leading out of the building. You can use the Steering Control to navigate down the waterslide and back to the Construct Factory after attaching the two fans that are located near the larger fans to the box and using the Steering Control.
As soon as your vehicle approaches the riverbank, you should get out and be ready to grab it as soon as possible. Then, head on over to the statue located in the Construct Factory with the Left Arm.
Northwest Storehouse – Right-Arm Depot
It’s time to move on to the very last body part! When you turn to the north-northwest from the statue, you will see another raised structure in the distance that is the Storehouse. On the other hand, you can simply walk across the bridge and ascend the stairs that are located on the left. Be wary of the Bokoblins that are patrolling this area as well as the excessive amounts of Gloom that cover the staircase.
Immediately after entering the depot, make your way to the Zonai altar and activate it in order to obtain the Right Arm. You’ll notice a wheel and a conveyor belt spinning to the right of the screen. If you place the box on the conveyor belt, it will ascend immediately to the next available level.
There is an electrified bridge on the second level, but the ridge that runs along the left side is the feature that is most important to take note of. You need to find a way to align a wheel on this, so that it can move along without tipping over and carry the box along with it. Utilising the rock on the right and propping the box up against it is the simplest method for achieving this goal. After that, you can manipulate one of the wheels that are nearby until it is flush against the box and will ride along the ridge. When you are prepared, please send it over.
Go underneath the electric bridge and down to the bottom of this area, then cross over to the south alcove. If you continue to circle the area until you reach an impasse, you will find a treasure chest at the coordinates 0548, -2179, and -0527.
The Treasure Chest is located on the lower level, directly south of the electrified bridge, and underneath it. Contains Large Zonaite.
Climb the ladder until you are face-to-face with the box, then pick it up and take it outside. Out here you’ll find construction materials, which you can use to fashion into a cart of some sort.
This will allow you to ride with the box all the way back to the Construct Factory, where you can slot in the final piece of the body. This can be accomplished by descending the stairs and crossing the bridge.
After Returning All the Body Parts
Now that Mineru’s body has been repaired, it is time to retrieve the secret stone, which is located in the southernmost part of the depths. Due to the abilities of Mineru’s Construct, Link is able to ride on Mineru’s Construct. Approach the structure, choose the Let’s Go option, and head in the direction of the platform.
While you are in this area, you will have the ability to equip your construct with weapons that will assist you in warding off the monsters that you will encounter in the Depths as you make your way to the hidden stone. You have the ability to attach things to both hands as well as Mineru’s back.
While you are riding Mineru, pressing X will unlock the options to fuse weapons. After that, you can use the buttons that correspond to the respective weapons to select which ones you want to combine with which ones (from the left hand, the right hand, and the back). You can access the attack menu while you and Mineru are strolling around by pressing X a second time.
After you’ve put in some work and determined that you’re prepared, it’s time to head towards the south. When you first start out on the journey, you’ll notice that your battery starts to run low when Mineru is walking around. This will continue for the duration of the journey.
When the battery is completely depleted, you won’t be able to attack, but you will still be able to walk around. While riding Mineru, not only can you traverse Gloom in complete safety, but you can also continue to gather items along the way.
You don’t have to rely on Mineru for the entirety of the journey. If you get stuck, all you have to do is walk, and Mineru will catch up with you and automatically attack anything that stands in its way.
You can get down to the Spirit Temple via a number of different paths, but while you’re doing so, it’s a good idea to look for additional Lightroots so that you can repair any damage done by the Gloom and set up a new fast travel point. You can gain access to the Sijotu Lightroot if you head southeast from the Muokuij Lightroot.
When you get closer, you’ll be able to make out the Spirit Temple, which can be identified by its snow-white exterior and a glow that extends into the Depth. Because the steps leading up to the temple are damaged, you will need to stop by the shelves to secure a rocket to Mineru’s back before you can proceed. After that, you can reach the top of the temple by pressing Y and utilising the rocket to get inside.
How to Complete the Spirit Temple
Proceed inside the Temple and have Mineru engage in conversation with the stone structure located in the centre of the room. This will result in the creation of a Zonai portal and will cause the platform to descend all the way to the base of the temple. You need to make your way towards the centre of the lower level as well as the stone on the opposite side.
Naturally, nothing can be straightforward, and Mineru and Link will end up being encircled by a ring. An opening will appear in the floor, and a Seized Construct will come into view.
How to Beat the Seized Construct
The blows delivered by the Seized Construct are notorious for being so devastating that they frequently cause instantaneous death. You can block them by pressing ZL, and then you can unleash an attack in those moments when it is temporarily knocked back from a hit that you blocked.
Unfortunately, hitting it isn’t enough; you also need to try to push it towards the edge of the ring so that it can be stunned and electrocuted there.
In the meantime, I will outline the various assaults that you can anticipate receiving from it.
While you are blocking, make forward progress so you can move the ball closer to the outside of the ring. However, you should avoid getting too close to it because it will start going for overhead attacks and eliminate Link if you do.
It will then wind up and launch a punch attack, which, if blocked, will cause it to ricochet backwards. At this point, you should go in for the kill by landing three to four blows to send the animal flying back, hopefully into the electric fence.
After it has been incapacitated, it will immediately leap to a new position to the right and then proceed to draw hand cannons. Maintain your side-to-side strafing in order to avoid as many of these blows as you possibly can so that it does not bring down your shield.
In addition, it will launch a stunning attack at you in which it will charge at you while simultaneously producing two yellow emitters from its hands. The key to success in this attack is to maintain forward momentum until it has been neutralised.
After that, you need to keep an eye on the spot from which it is going to bolt in the opposite direction. It will take quite some time for this to build up, but while it is charging up, you should make sure to keep moving so that you can avoid being hit by it.
This is the Second Stage
The second phase will begin when you get its health bar to half, and unfortunately, new arms will appear at that time. In addition to this, it will start flying and will proceed to unleash the attacks that it has been using since the beginning of the fight.
You’ll need to practise patience during this phase of the fight in order to make the most of your options, which include waiting for the Seized Construct to fall and expose itself to attacks or striking it when it dives.
It will start dropping additional weapons, which you can pick up and use as a weapon against it. You need to search for a Cannon that is located on the ground so that you can fire at the Seized Construct while it is in the air to force it to come crashing to the ground. Then you should just attack it in the same way that you did before, aiming to strike it approximately four times in order to send it flying into the electric fence.
After you have vanquished the Seized Construct, you will be able to retrieve the Heart Container, use it to restore your health, and obtain the hidden stone.
Following the conclusion of the cutscene, the quest “Guidance from Ages Past” will be finished, and you will be able to return to Lookout Landing to finish “Find the Fifth Sage” and “Trail of the Master Sword.”