Propeller

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Propeller
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Games

Location

Uses

Fixes the windmill in Skyloft

The Propeller, also known as the Windmill Propeller, is an item that appears exclusively in Skyward Sword. It is necessary to reach the Isle of Songs inside of the Thunderhead.

Story

After completing the Lanayru Mining Facility and locating the second Gate of Time, Link returns to Skyloft to learn the lyrics of the Ballad of the Goddess, which supposedly contain a clue to finding the Sacred Flames.[1] Gaepora teaches them to him, and he discovers that it mentions to two whirling sails, which represent the two windmills on Skyloft.[2] Link must make both windmills face the Light Tower by spinning the propeller on each with the Gust Bellows. However, the propeller of the second windmill is gone. Jakamar explains that it fell beneath the clouds to the Surface long ago.[3] However, he tells Link that he will fix it if he can find it.[4] He then suggests that Link speaks with Gondo, who claims that he has a robot that can retrieve things from the Surface.[5]

Gondo tells Link that the robot's name is Scrapper, but he is broken and no longer functional.[6] Fortunately, Gondo can fix him if Link gives him an Ancient Flower.[7] At first, Scrapper refuses to help Link, but when he meets Fi he finally relents.[8][9][10] Fi tells Link that he can search for the propeller using Dowsing.[11]

Link finds the propeller in Eldin Volcano, near the entrance to the Earth Temple and beside a tower that Link collapsed while looking for the Pieces of the Key. Fi sends a telepathic message to Scrapper, and he takes the item and waits for them in The Sky.[12][13][14] When Link returns, Scrapper drops off the propeller and Jakamar fixes the windmill.[15][16] Link can finally use the Gust Bellows to turn it toward the Light Tower, which will raise a platform that opens a pathway inside the Thunderhead once Link plays the Ballad of the Goddess.

References

  1. "Clues to finding the sacred flames have been woven into the lyrics of a song precious to your people, the Ballad of the Goddess. These clues are your best hope of finding your way to the flames. Return to Skyloft. Somewhere on your island is one whose knowledge of this old song will point you in the right direction." — Impa, Skyward Sword.
  2. "Oh youth, guided by the servant of the goddess...unite earth and sky, and bring light to the land. That's the first part, but as I recall, there's a second verse to the song. Oh youth, show the two whirling sails the way to the Light Tower...and before you a path shall open, and a heavenly song you shall hear." — Gaepora, Skyward Sword.
  3. "But... Well, there used to be this little propeller attached to the windmill so that you could turn it. The thing flew off ages ago. It must have dropped down off the edge, down beneath the clouds." — Jakamar, Skyward Sword.
  4. "You wanna know if I could fix the windmill if you brought back the propeller? Well, if I had the propeller, I could probably rig something together to get it back on there, sure..." — Jakamar, Skyward Sword.
  5. "...Hang on. Come to think of it, Gondo at the Scrap Shop told me that someone in his family once used a flying robot to haul junk back from beneath the clouds. But we're talking about a tale that's been passed down over a lot of years, so I wouldn't put much stock in it." — Jakamar, Skyward Sword.
  6. "Oh, hey, that's right... I remember! His name is Scrapper. He may not be much to look at these days... But he was an amazing robot once! When you called him, he would go anywhere and haul anything! Sadly, as you can see now...he's just another busted ol' hunk of junk..." — Gondo, Skyward Sword.
  7. "But old Gramps did tell me this: you can get him working again with the extract from an Ancient Flower. It's like oil to this guy. But I've never even heard of, much less seen, any such thing!
    Take mine! :Me neither." — Gondo, Skyward Sword.
  8. "Hmmph. This individual may have restored my operations, but I am not inclined to offer assistance, zrrt. Serving children is very low in my task priority, dzzt!" — Scrapper, Skyward Sword.
  9. "Your name is...Fi? Dzzt! Should I call you Mistress Fi? Are you looking for something, Mistress Fi?" — Scrapper, Skyward Sword.
  10. "I... I understand, vrrt! At your request, I will carry anything, regardless of weight or destination... whizzt!" — Scrapper, Skyward Sword.
  11. "Master [Link]... Materials from the windmill have yielded a signal that you may search for with your dowsing ability. Use it to locate the fallen propeller." — Fi, Skyward Sword.
  12. "This is the Windmill Propeller you were searching for. It is now possible to retrieve this using the robot whose services we have enlisted. Would you like me to call the robot?
    Yes. :No." — Fi, Skyward Sword.
  13. "Yes, Master. If you change your mind and wish to retrieve it, please examine it again." — Fi, Skyward Sword.
  14. "I'll be waiting for you up in the sky, so don't take too long, vrrrt!" — Scrapper, Skyward Sword.
  15. "This goes in here... And I just crank that a few clicks..." — Jakamar, Skyward Sword.
  16. "That ought to do it! If you can find some way to spin the propeller, you can probably turn the windmill around." — Jakamar, Skyward Sword.