- "This is the fortress said to have been built to stop the Guardians. We have it to thank for our lives."
- — Celessa
Fort Hateno is a location from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It is a run-down fort on the eastern side of Blatchery Plain on the border separating West Necluda and East Necluda. It crosses the Squabble River. Garill has a campsite close to the fort with a Cooking Pot where Link can cook food dishes, though Link can also cook . Agus, Celessa, and other travelers can be encountered traveling along the path that runs through the fort either coming from the Hateno Village side or traveling to the Hateno Village side. Two Koroks can be found hiding around the Fort itself.
Background and history
During the Great Calamity, Princess Zelda and Link fled here after the fall of Hyrule Castle and destruction of Hyrule Castle Town. Wielding the Master Sword, Link confronted an army of Guardians in an epic battle to defend himself, Princess Zelda, and inadvertently the fort though ultimately he was overcome by sheer numbers and critically injured. Fortunately just as a Guardian was about to the exhausted kill Link, Princess Zelda shielded him with her body innate sealing powers finally awoke and she used them to shut down the remaining corrupted Guardians. Despite finally awakening her powers, Zelda despaired over having awakened them too late, however in her despair she heard the voice of the ancient spirit of the Master Sword which encouraged her by telling her that her destiny was not yet finished, causing Zelda to regain her resolve. Taking Link and the Master Sword, Zelda sought the aid of her Sheikah allies and entrusted Link to the care of Impa, Purah, and Robbie who took him to the Shrine of Resurrection to heal, while Zelda took the Master Sword to Korok Forest in the Great Hyrule Forest region where she entrusted the sword to the protection of the guardian spirit of the forest, the Great Deku Tree, before heading to Hyrule Castle and using her newly awoken powers to seal both herself and Calamity Ganon in Hyrule Castle, which held the Calamity at bay for the time being, though effectively made the Princess a prisoner in her own castle for the next one hundred years. Meanwhile, Robbie and Purah used the untested Slumber of Restoration to put Link in stasis while he healed, though they did not know exactly when he would reawaken.
While most people are shown to be aware of Zelda's role in sealing Ganon, they assume that the hero who fought the Guardians at Fort Hateno had died, though remembered him as a great hero as Hateno Village and the fort survived the Great Calamity largely unscathed.
The archeologist Calip and his house can be found in the woods on the fort's eastern side, though he tends to leave his house to study a group of guardian deity statues to figure out the mystery of a cursed statue among them. However he will take refuge if it rains as he is scared of the even remote possibility of getting struck by lightning due to the metal framed glasses he wears. His house contains a Bed which Link is free to use. Three trees containing Beehives can be found around his cabin making it a good place to forage for Courser Bee Honey. Link can also find An Ancient Text inside the cabin the meaning of which Calip has been trying to decipher as part of the mystery of the cursed statue.