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"Hey hey, *beep*, FamiliarNameMissing! Insert materials and rupees. Receive ancient equipment in exchange."
— Cherry

Cherry (or Ancient Oven) is a character in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. She is a modified Guidance Stone created through the research of Robbie and Jerrin who can be found in the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab.

Biography

"Cherry... that is, the ancient oven... is a machine I made to create ancient soldier gear. Isn't she adorable? Yes, hm? My first love... She shares the name of my first love, you see. My wife...isn't as crazy about her as I am. Yes, when I call her Cherry, my wife gets angry and throws things. That's why I call her the ancient oven now."
Robbie

According to Robbie's Memoirs, Cherry was originally the Guidance Stone he had brought with him when he turned the Akkala lighthouse into the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab during the Age of Burning Fields. While working on creating ancient soldier gear for Link, Robbie came up with the idea of automating the process and modified the Guidance Stone into a machine which he dubbed "Cherry" after the first girl he ever loved. The automation process proved to be a success enabling Cherry to convert ancient materials obtained from Guardians into ancient soldier gear.

Eventually, Robbie came up with the idea to remodel Cherry with artificial intelligence and the ability to speak, but it proved too complex for him to complete so he put the idea on hold. When Robbie was 90 years old, Jerrin who had studied under Purah was sent to Robbie's lab to assist the old Sheikah in his research. Jerrin proved more than capable, even managing to rework and complete Robbie's redesign of Cherry. After her redesign Cherry could speak better than any machine Robbie had ever heard and proved to be very helpful. However Jerrin who had married Robbie by this point, became irrationally jealous of her husband's interactions with Cherry and eventually revealed these feelings to her husband. Robbie surmised that Cherry's namesake may have been the source of his wife's jealously and uneasiness. To please his wife, Robbie restored Cherry to her original mechanical way of speaking and from then on, Robbie choose to refer to Cherry as simply "Ancient Oven" to avoid upsetting his wife.

However by the time Link awakens, the Blue Flame that powered the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab and Cherry goes out. In this state, Link finds she can barely speak and is unable to make Ancient Soldier Gear until the lab's furnace is relit by Link.

Shop

After lighting the lab's furnace during "Robbie's Research", Link can have Cherry forge ancient equipment using Guardian Parts in exchange for Rupees which Robbie explains are necessary to fund his research. Interestingly, once her power has been restored Link can have her forge equipment without talking to Robbie or completing "Robbie's Research" (which is only completed after Link speaks to Robbie after restoring Cherry) as long as he has the necessary Rupees and Guardian Parts. In addition to Guardian Parts and Rupees, Arrows are required to forge Ancient Arrows. Along with the Fang and Bone, it is one of the only Shops in Hyrule that sells melee weapons.

Additionally all Ancient melee weapons, bow, shield, and Armor are available by default thus unlike the Fang and Bone. Link does not have to complete any Divine Beasts. It should also be noted that despite its name the Ancient Battle Axe cannot be forged by Cherry as it is not Ancient Soldier Gear, as it considered part of the "Guardian" series weapons which are ancient weapons obtained from defeated Guardian Scouts. Link can purchase additional Ancient weapons, bows, shields, and armor as long as he has available space in his inventory, thus the shop to replenish his supply of weapons, shields, and bows as they are all powerful and durable.

Item Price Materials
Ancient Arrow 90 Ancient Screw (x2)
Ancient Shaft (x1)
Arrow (x1)
Ancient Arrow (x3) 250 Ancient Screw (x6)
Ancient Shaft (x3)
Arrow (x3)
Ancient Arrow (x5) 400 Ancient Spring (x5)
Ancient Shaft (x5)
Arrow (x5)
Ancient Short Sword 1,000 Ancient Spring (x15)
Ancient Shaft (x5)
Ancient Core (x2)
Ancient Shield 1,000 Ancient Gear (x10)
Ancient Spring (x5)
Ancient Core (x3)
Ancient Bladesaw 1,000 Ancient Screw (x15)
Ancient Shaft (x5)
Ancient Core (x2)
Ancient Spear 1,000 Ancient Gear (x15)
Ancient Shaft (x5)
Ancient Core (x2)
Ancient Bow 1,000 Ancient Gear (x10)
Ancient Spring (x15)
Giant Ancient Core (x1)
Ancient Helm 2,000 Ancient Gear (x20)
Ancient Shaft (x5)
Ancient Core (x3)
Ancient Cuirass 2,000 Ancient Gear (x20)
Ancient Screw (x5)
Ancient Core (x3)
Ancient Greaves 2,000 Ancient Gear (x20)
Ancient Spring (x5)
Ancient Core (x3)

See also

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