- Chapter 1 – Great Plateau
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The game begins with a voice summoning Link to awake in some desolate cave. Wearing nothing but a pair of shorts, Link will awake within the Shrine of Resurrection. Wander over to a nearby pedestal to collect the Sheikah Slate, a mysterious tablet that will guide you along on your quest. This will trigger a nearby door to open up, so run on through.
Here you will find a pair of treasure chests containing an Old Shirt and some Well-Worn Pants, giving our hero some much needed clothing. Run ahead and hold the Sheikah Slate up to the pedestal, causing the nearby door to open up. Run ahead and climb up the rock to get outside, and you’ll find yourself at the Great Plateau.
After an overview of the world, Link will see an Old Man in the distance walking towards a building. At this point you can navigate the world as you please, finding some Tree Branches, Hylian Shrooms, climbing up some rocks, interacting with your environment, and just getting use to your surroundings. Afterwards, makes your way over and speak with the Old Man. He talks about the Great Plateau and how it is the birthplace of Hyrule. He gives you glimpse of the nearby Temple in the distance. You can run over to these ruins to find the Temple of Time.
After awhile the voice who awoke you will speak again, and will highlight a place on the map, using your Sheikah Slate. Make your way over to the location and place the Sheikah Slate into the pedestal. This will activate the Sheikah Towers found all throughout the land, soaring them into the skies and giving Link a grander view of the region. Link will appear at the Great Plateau Tower.
After leaving the Great Plateau Tower, you will be joined once again by the Old Man. He gives you the backstory of Calamity Ganon, who appeared 100 years ago and brought ruin and destruction to the land. The Old Man indicates that you are not able to leave the Plateau unless you have a Paraglider. He offers to trade you as long as you acquire a treasure from a secret Shrine that has appeared in the distance.