‘The Beast and The Princess’ quest steps in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

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“The Beast and the Princess” is a quest in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, part of the longer side adventure for The Lucky Clover Gazette. It requires you to have started the larger Lucky Clover Gazette side adventure called “Potential Princess Sightings!,” and involves you finding a subtropical region in the south.

“The Beast and the Princess” is one of 12 parts of the “Potential Princess Sightings!” side adventures tied to Tears of the Kingdom’s stables.

‘The Beast and the Princess’ quest steps

“The Beast and the Princess” is a side adventure within the “Potential Princess Sightings!” side adventure, and there’s some traveling involved. Here’s what you’ll do, in a TL;DR version:

  1. Meet Penn to start the “Potential Princess Sightings!” questline, first in Lookout Landing then outside Rito Village.
  2. Head to the New Serenne Stable to get a tip on Zelda’s whereabouts with some rumored beasts. (This is where “The Beast and the Princess” officially begins.)
  3. Finding the subtropical region in the south, which is in fact Lakeside Stable in Faron.
  4. Find Cima and the beasts in Faron nearby, and talking to them to complete the quest.
The Beast and the Princess quest log entry Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

How to start the ‘The Beast and the Princess’ quest

“The Beast and the Princess” is one of several parts of the “Potential Princess Sightings!” side adventure, and a side adventure in its own right. To begin, you must have already started the “Potential Princess Sightings!” side adventure.

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The first step there is to talk to Penn outside the Lookout Landing Skyview Tower before heading to meet him at the Lucky Clover Gazette building outside Rito Village. We’ve marked it with a star below.

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The paper’s editor-in-chief will send you two out to all 12 stables to seek out information on Princess Zelda’s whereabouts. You do can these in any order, and each stable will kick off its own little story. The Beast and the Princess is one of those, and you need to speak to Penn at New Serenne Stable in Hyrule Field to start it. (The closest shrine is the Sinajawak Shrine.)

Where to find the subtropical region in the south

Penn will be waiting by the stable’s front desk. He’ll tell you the folks around have seen the beast in a subtropical region in the south.

This alludes to Faron — specifically, Lakeside Stable. You will find it at the following point on the map:

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Know that, unlike most stables, from a distance it cannot be spotted easily, and from the map, the road it’s next to is obscured. This said, if you travel in from the west, once you enter the forested area head towards the direction of Floria Falls / Lurelin Village, and keep going on that road, and you will come across the stable soon after.

Sign post saying Floria Falls, Lurelin Village left, Martha’s Landing right Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

The closest shrine is the Joju-u-u Shrine, just outside the stable.

Where to find the rumored beast

From the stable, to the north is a chasm. It’s just across from here you’ll find the person you need to speak to. To help, visit Shay just by the cliff edge, who will point you in the direction of the sanctuary opposite.

Link approaching Shay, who is saying “Up close, if I can...” Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

The easiest way to get there is to follow the cliff edge west, paraglide across the short gap, then approach the sanctuary. Once there, talk to Cima, and the quest will be complete.

Link approaching Cima, who is saying “Such mysterious creatures...” Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

‘The Beast and the Princess’ reward

For completing the side adventure within a side adventure, you get 50 rupees. Not bad, considering the Lucky Gazette EIC wished she could ask you to work for free. Look, that’s media for you!

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As well as that, know you are one step closer to earning that Froggy Armor set...

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