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Satori Mountain is a location from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It is a mountain located in the Hyrule Ridge region of Hyrule. Link can find the Mogg Latan Shrine here. Several Koroks can be discovered hidden on the mountain in order to get Korok Seeds.

Overview

A Cooking pot can be found in-between three crags in the mountain as well as a wooden chest containing a Forest Dweller's Spear. A couple Endura Carrots grow near some tress located near the Mogg Latan Shrine. A large flock of mountain crows can be found her which Link can hunt for their meat and add to the Hyrule Compendium by taking their picture with the Camera Rune. A small grove of numerous Apple trees can be found on the eastern side of the mountain were Link can find weapons such as a Woodcutter's Axe, Farmer's Pitchfork, and Farming Hoe. Silent Princess can be found growing next to the small pond on top of the mountain. Next to the pond is what appears to be a Sakura tree.

During the day a Stalnox skeleton can be found on the mountain, which will reanimated at night. Underneath where the Stalnox skeleton can be found, is a Golden Claymore which can only be obtained when the Stalnox moves at night.

Lord of the Mountain

A spirit called the Lord of the Mountain lies here at night watching over all the animals in the forest. It is believed to be the holy reincarnation of a sage that died on Satori Mountain. The name of the mountain likely comes from this spirit, which is also known as Satori.

At the Wetland Stable, Link meets a man named Quince and his dog Satty, who had met on Satori Mountain. Quince found and befriended the dog while hunting wild game on the mountain. He fell asleep and when he woke up, he encountered a glowing beast implied to be the Lord of the Mountain. Quince was almost attacked by the beast, but Satty came to his rescue and barked at it, driving it away and allowing Quince to grab Satty and leave the mountain. He tells Link that if he is feeling brave, he should go find the beast and give it a stern talking to.

Its presence may explain the lack of monsters on the mountain as enemies only appear on the mountain at night. The Lord of the Mountain can be encountered at night and Link can mount and ride it like a horse though it cannot be registered at a stable.

Homage

The Satori Mountain probably named after Satori, the other name of the Lord of the Mountain, may be an homage to the late Nintendo President, Satoru Iwata. The mountain is first mentioned by Botrick along with the Lord.

In an interview[1], director Hidemaro Fujibayashi said: "When Iwata passed away, there moments we'd come with an idea which we'd be excited to talk to Iwata about. Then we'd remember he was no longer here... The sadness runs deep. This is approaching spiritual talk, but we had the sense he was watching over our work. That became a source of inspiration. A drive for us to improve, and be better."

References

  1. ^ 2017-03-10, Nintendo Life - Zelda: Breath of the Wild Player Believes They've Found a Lovely Satoru Iwata Tribute. Nintendo Life, accessed on 2017-04-19

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