Into the Vortex is one of the sidequests in LoZ:BotW

Into the Vortex is a Quest (Sidequest) in the game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.


Read the Stone Tablet found at the start of the Rist Peninsula.



A shrine quest found on the Eastern shore of the Akkala Region.


  • Read the stone tablet nearby the pool of water at the start of the swirl in the Northeastern corner of Hyrule.
  • It will hint that the nearby Shiekah Sphere needs to be brought to the center of the swirl that is to the North of the pool.
  • It helps to use Movement speed boosting elixirs or food. You want a duration of 5-6 minutes to simply run through this part.
  • Go down the slope from the pool where the Shiekah Sphere begins.
  • To the left, at night, you will see Fire Keese, a small Moblin Camp in the middle and a camoflagued Lizalfos on the right-hand side in the area.
  • Just past the camp you will find more [Breath of the Wild: Fire Keese|Fire Keese]], potentially a Stal-Lizalfos emerging from the ground at night.
  • Farther along the outside swirl you will have more Fire Keese and you will have a pair of Bokoblin on horses.
  • Continuing along the swirl you will find another pair of Bokoblin Riders and a Lizlafos swimming in the water between the inner swirls.
  • Continuing along the inward swirl, you will find more

Lizalfos in the water.

  • Close to the center you will find another Moblin with another just ahead.
  • You will also need to avoid some fire from an Octorok within the final inner stretch of water.
  • Closer to the center you will encounter more Lizalfos.
  • You can avoid most of the attacks and enemies by running along the outer edge of the sand bar you are on.
  • In the final stretch you will have a few camoflagued Lizalfos and a Breath of the Wild: Moblin on the outer edge.
  • Throw or drop the Shiekah Sphere into its reciprocal to complete this quest.
  • Doing this will reveal the Ritaag Zumo Shrine.


Only a hero bearing this ancient orb shall be granted the right of trial on Rist Peninsula.


"Only a hero bearing this ancient orb shall be granted the right of trial on Rist Peninsula."

You recall these words engraved on the stone tablet and ponder their meaning again.


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Into the Vortex + Ritaag Zumo's Blessing