Medli's Harp

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Medli's Harp
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Medli playing her harp in The Wind Waker HD

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Medli's Harp is an instrument used by Medli in The Wind Waker. She carries it on her back. It is a sacred harp that has been passed down through generations of the bloodline of the Earth Sage. Medli tells Link that Prince Komali's Grandmother chose her as an apprentice attendant to Valoo after seeing her fate in the curves of the instrument.[1] According to her, playing the harp is one of the duties of an attendant.[2] It is her most treasured possession.[3]

When Link meets Laruto, the deceased Earth Sage, within the Earth Temple, she tells him that her descendant can be identified by their possession of this sacred instrument, which she holds even in death.[4] Once Link completes the Tower of the Gods, Medli can be found practicing the harp on Dragon Roost Island. One of the Ritos nearby comments that she has become really good at it.[5] Link can take out the Wind Waker in front of Medli and conduct for her.[6] If he conducts the Earth God's Lyric, Medli learns the song from Laruto on her harp and is awakened to her destiny as the Sage of the Earth Temple.[7][8]

Within the Earth Temple, Medli's harp is the only thing that can open certain barriers. Once Link conducts, Medli plays the Earth God's Lyric and the barrier is destroyed.[9] In addition, Medli's harp can be used to reflect light within the temple to solve puzzles.[10] At the end of the temple, Medli plays the Earth God's Lyric with Laruto to restore half of the power to repel evil to the Master Sword.

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  1. "This instrument is called one of fate's tools. Prince Komali's grandmother saw me carrying it one day and called out to me to stop. She'd seen my fate in the curves of the instrument, you see. She eventually became my teacher, and that's how I became the attendant you see before you today." — Medli, The Wind Waker.
  2. "Performing music like this is an important duty of an attendant." — Medli, The Wind Waker.
  3. "Medli Birthplace: Dragon Roost Island Personality: Serious and sincere Medli is Valoo's attendant, and as such puts incredible effort into everything she does. Even so, there are times when she seems to be spinning her wheels. Her greatest treasure is the harp that she carries on her back." — Figurine Description, The Wind Waker.
  4. "You must find the one who carries on my bloodline... The one who holds this sacred instrument..." — Laruto, The Wind Waker.
  5. "You can hear that song coming from up on the cliff, can't you? Mmmm... Such beautiful tone. Medli's really gotten good." — Kogoli, The Wind Waker.
  6. "Hey, is that the Wind Waker?! Wow! [Link], will you conduct me? I wonder how I'll do..." — Medli, The Wind Waker.
  7. "The song you just conducted is one which will open the eyes of the new sage and awaken within that sage the melody that will carry our prayers to the gods." — Laruto, The Wind Waker.
  8. "[Link]... Thanks to you, I've been awakened to the knowledge that I'm a sage of the Earth Temple." — Medli, The Wind Waker.
  9. "The door that blocks your way will only open when the sage plays that song." — Laruto, The Wind Waker.
  10. "Medli's harp is twinkling in the light! Use it to turn Dark ChuChus to stone!" — Tingle Tuner, The Wind Waker.