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Tears of the Kingdom The Heroines Secret Guide: Stelae Locations

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is filled to the brim with side quests, including Gerudo Town’s “The Heroines’ Secret.” You’ll likely come across this quest in the course of completing the main quest “Riju of Gerudo Town.” Once you enter the shelter in Gerudo Town, you’ll find an archaeologist named Rotana who wants to learn more about seven Gerudo heroines.

How to Complete The Heroines Secret Quest in Zelda: TOTK

Your job is to use the Purah Pad camera app to take pictures of the four stelae that Rotana hasn’t found yet. Luckily, all of these can be found around the shelter. Here are all of the stelae locations in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

All Heroines’ Secret Stelae Locations in Tears of the Kingdom

All Stelae Locations in Tears of the Kingdom.

For the first stela, go into the room marked by the two stelae that Rotana already found. When you enter this room, look to your left to find a pile of destructible boulders (at roughly (-3892, -2994, 0031)). Use an explosive (an arrow-bomb flower fusion would be perfect) to get rid of these boulders. Behind them, you’ll find the first stela. Make sure to snap a picture of it!

Stelae Location 2

Go back to the room where you got the “The Heroines’ Secret” quest from Rotana and (while facing her) head to the left into the classroom. You can’t get a good look during the young class school hours (roughly 11 AM to 3 PM), so come back to the classroom late evening or early morning to get a snapshot of this one for your collection. This stela is a bit broken, but there’s no need to try and put it together. Simply line up a shot with your camera! You’ll know if it’s valid when you see the red exclamation mark.

Stelae Location 3

After you get this snapshot (or if you’re killing time while waiting for hours to pass), continue down the path and go left at the fork in the road. Keep looking to your left, and you’ll see a busted stela with a large sand pile in front of it. Use some sort of wind (Korok Frond Guster, Fan) to blow the sand away.

Then, use Ultrahand to pick up the broken piece and repair the stela. You won’t need to attach it; it simply slots in with the correct orientation.

Stelae Location 4

Break the pots on this shelf to reveal a path you can crouch walk through.

The final stela is a bit tricky to find. Head back to the hub and, when facing Rotana, head to the right path. When you see the prison, head down the short slope to the left of the prison. When you get down here, you should see some shelves to your right. Break the vases in the bottom left shelf.

Now you should have a path to crouch walk under. Go through and use Ascend in the room you emerge in. You’ll find yourself in prison, but also in perfect position for a photo of the last stela. Simply examine the door to be let out of jail, then return to Rotana with your findings to complete the quest!

That’s all you need to know to complete “The Heroines’ Secret!” Enjoy your reward of 100 rupees and additional work. If you’re having trouble making your way around Gerudo Town, check out our guide on how to fix Gerudo Canyon Skyview Tower in Tears of the Kingdom!

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