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- "You got an Amber Relic! These amber-colored chunks of precious stone are found everywhere. No one knows where their strange shape comes from."
- — In-game description
Amber Relics are items from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. Link can collect these precious stones while exploring any area of The Surface and are most often found by rolling logs. He can then bring them to the Scrap Shop in the Skyloft Bazaar and upgrade his equipment.
Amber Relics are used for multiple upgrades, such as the Wooden Shield into the Banded Shield or the Small Quiver into the Medium Quiver. They can also be sold to Rupin in his house at night for 30 Rupees apiece.
The shape of the Amber Relic and Dusk Relics may be based on japanese Magatama, curved, comma-shaped beads that appeared in prehistoric Japan from the Final Jōmon period through the Kofun period, approximately ca. 1,000 BC to the 6th century AD. Magatama are often appear in Japanese mythology and popular media such as video games. The most famous magatama is the legendary Yasakani no Magatama, one of the Three Sacred Treasures of Japan.
Dusk Relic & Mystery Jade
Given their similar shape and mysterious origins, it is possible there may be a connection between the Amber and Dusk Relics, as well as the Mystery Jade (a mysterious magatama shaped piece of jade found in Hytopia), a material from Tri Force Heroes.