Cloud Barrier

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Cloud Barrier
Cloud Barrier Lanayru hole - Skyward Sword Wii.png
Hole in the Cloud Barrier over Lanayru Province



Between the Sky and the Surface

The Cloud Barrier is a thick shield of clouds between The Sky and the Surface.

Skyward Sword

The barrier was established by Hylia during the Era of the Goddess Hylia, preventing passage between Skyloft and the Surface.[1] Hylia created this barrier after sending Skyloft into the sky in an effort to protect the Hylians and the Triforce from the demons which had overrun the Surface.[2]

At the beginning of Skyward Sword, Ghirahim manages to penetrate the barrier with his magic, summoning a tornado which knocks Zelda off her Loftwing and pulls her down to the Surface. As Link obtains the Emerald, Ruby, and Amber Tablets, he is able to travel freely through portals between Skyloft and Faron Province, Eldin Province, and Lanayru Province, respectively.

After the events of Skyward Sword, the Cloud Barrier dissipates, allowing the Hylians to return to the now safe surface.[citation needed]

Tears of the Kingdom

When Link wakes on Great Sky Island after being ravaged by Ganondorf's gloom, a barrier of clouds seals the Surface from the Sky. It remains in place until he sends the Decayed Master Sword back through time to Zelda, when the Light Dragon parts it, allowing him to return to Hyrule Kingdom.


  1. "The thick, vast expanse of clouds placed between the sky and the land, sealing them away from each other. No one is allowed to pass from one place to the other.", Hyrule Historia
  2. "Hylia gathered the humans who had survived, along with the Triforce, onto a plot of land and sent it into the sky. She positioned a heavy barrier of clouds between the island in the sky and the land below to protect the humans and the Triforce.", Hyrule Historia