Lost Woods (Breath of the Wild)
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"The Koroks live in harmony with the Great Deku Tree and aid in protecting the Master Sword. They transformed the entrance to the Great Hyrule Forest into the Lost Woods to drive away intruders... Rumours of the legendary Master Sword swirl among legendary treasure hunters and at least one traveling gossip, but the Lost Woods prevent any intrusion by outsiders, so the existence of the sword's resting place remains a mystery."
Lost Woods is a location in Breath of the Wild. It surrounds the Korok Forest, and together they form the Great Hyrule Forest. Most of the woods are off-limits, with only a certain path available for travel. If Link goes off of the proper path, he will become enveloped in the surrounding fog and returned to the woods' entrance. Said fog permanently illuminates the woods with its haze regardless of the time of day.
While the paths through the woods are often marked in different ways (the main way being the direction the fire on the pillars are blowing), Link can always navigate the woods by keeping an eye out for banks of fog closing in on Link's position. As soon as the fog begins to envelop Link, reverse direction and backtrack a few meters. With care, there should be plenty of time to avoid fading completely to white. Carrying a lit torch will also point the way if one pays attention to the flame's direction, though the same result can be achieved by looking at Link from above and following the direction of the floating pollen carried by the wind.
- As shown in the picture, horses can traverse the Lost Woods as long as they follow Link when they're called upon. It's not recommended to ride the horse while having a lit torch or wooden weapon while traversing the Woods, as Link lowers it when riding, which sets the grass afire. If one chooses to have Link ride the horse, it's recommended to use the wind blowing the wisps method disclosed before.
- There are sections of the Woods where Link won't be taken by the mist; these allow Link to find chests, particularly those close to the road to the Korok Forest. The easiest way to find these chests is by having taken pictures of chests for the Hyrule Compendium while having the Sheikah Sensor + activated looking for them.