Messages From An Ancient Era is a side adventure in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom that you can jump into fairly early in the game, although it will take you quite some time to see it through to its conclusion.
Let's take a look at how to start Messages from an Ancient Era, and where to find all of the Stone Tablets.
Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom: Messages From An Ancient Era Walkthrough
To kickstart Messages From An Ancient Era, you'll want to make your way to Lookout Landing and speak to Wortsworth, who you'll find examining a large stone tablet. Once you've spoken with him he'll request that you make your way to him in Kakariko Village. Quite the trek!
Once at Kakariko Village, Wortsworth will inform you that the stone contains ancient Hyrulian text which relates to the Age of Legends. He wants to decipher the text, but in order to do so fully, he's going to need you to find 12 further stone tablets.
Our job now is to set out and locate all of these tablets and, luckily, once you know where to look for them it isn't too difficult a task. Let's take a look at all of the stone tablet locations.
All Stone Tablet Locations
First things first and, in order to find all of the stone tablets you need, you're going to have to unlock most of the sky map in the game, as each of our targets is located on small flower-shaped islands that hover way above Hyrule. Once you've started opening up the sky map, zoom in and you should quite easily be able to see these little islands.
To help you out, we've provided a list of coordinates below that show you exactly where every tablet is located. Happy hunting!
Stone Tablet #1
Coordinates: -1365. 3577, 0904
Location: East Hebra Sky Archipelago — west of North Lomei Castle Top Floor. You can grab this once you activate Pikida Stonegrove Skyview Tower. Just glide north, and stop at a platform nearby to use the launcher to push you the rest of the way.
Stone Tablet #2
Coordinates: -4043, 3204, 0444
Location: West Hebra Sky Archipelago — west of Rising Island Chain. Glide from the Wind Temple/Rising Island chain to reach this.
Stone Tablet #3
Coordinates: 2216, 0990, 1142
Location: South Eldin Sky Archipelago, west of Water Temple. Glide south from Eldin Canyon Skyview Tower. You'll need to stop off at an island part way, particularly if you don't have enough stamina. You'll find a flying device on an island with a Flux Construct on the way, so use that.
Stone Tablet #4
Coordinates: -0042, 2993, 1494
Location: North Hyrule Sky Archipelago — southeast of North Lomei Castle Top Floor and above the Great Hyrule Forest. Thyphlo Ruins Skyview Tower is the best way to access this tablet. If you haven't unlocked it yet, have a look at our Thyphlo Ruins Skyview Tower guide.
Stone Tablet #5
Coordinates: 3578, 1747, 1354
Location: Sokkala Sky Archipelago — north of Water Temple (above Akkala). You'll need a lot of stamina, but the best way to get this tablet is to glide from Ulri Mountain Skyview Tower.
Stone Tablet #6
Coordinates: -3606, -0932, 1594
Location: North Gerudo Sky Archipelago — this one's close to Gerudo Canyon Skyview Tower. Just glide north. If you need help on unlock this tower, check out our Gerudo Canyon Skyview Tower guide.
Stone Tablet #7
Coordinates: 0476, -2249, 0394
Location: West Necluda Sky Archipelago — south of Great Sky Island. Use Wings and fans to ride south of the Great Sky Island, or use Hyrule Field Skyview Tower and glide east.
Stone Tablet #8
Coordinates: 2915, 0205, 0783
Location: Lanayru Sky Archipelago — southwest of the Water Temple. You can get to this one by gliding either from the Water Temple or from Upland Zorana Skyview Tower.
Stone Tablet #9
Coordinates: 3918, -2469, 1194
Location: Necluda Sea Sky — One of harder ones to get. Glide south from Mount Lanayru Skyview Tower. You'll need over two and a half wheels of stamina, so come prepared or bring lots of stamina-boosting/restoring food.
Stone Tablet #10
Coordinates: 2082, -2728, 1334
Location: East Necluda Sky Archipelago — From Rabella Wetlands Skyview Tower, glide west towards a waterfall. Equip the Zora Armour to ensure you swim up the water. On this island, build a hot-air balloon and ride it up, then glide just a bit south. If you need to unlock the tower, we've got a guide on how to unlock Rabella Wetlands Skyview Tower.
Stone Tablet #11
Coordinates: -1241, -1935, 0979
Location: South Hyrule Sky Archipelago — Use Gerudo Canyon Skyview Tower for this one again, but you need to glide east this time. Two wheels of stamina is ideal, but you can also use the islands along the way to stop.
Stone Tablet #12
Coordinates: -2246, -3252, 0996
Location: Gerudo Sky — Another tablet you can access from Gerudo Canyon Skyview Tower. This one is to the far south, just northwest of South Lomei Sky Castle. You'll need two wheels of stamina minimum to reach this.
Messages from an Ancient Era completion reward
Once you've found all of the stone tablets and shown Wortsworth all of the photos of them, you'll be given your final 100 Rupees reward. This quest is an excellent way to make money as you'll be paid a total of 1,200 Rupees.
Not only that, Wortsworth will also give you the Zonai Survey Team Fabric for your paraglider.
For more help on your journey across Hyrule, check out our full Tears of the Kingdom walkthrough for more hints, tips, tricks, and maps.
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