I was…. The last leader of Hyrule. The great calamity was merciless, it devastated everything in its path. But there was also a prophecy. Well an interesting thought came up. Something that might make Breath of the Wild’s story a bit more complex. When I uploaded the Yiga Clan’s Hidden Story video, I received a thought provoking comment from TGL Mudora. In which he stated “I believe that, not only were the Yiga involved… [That] the fortune teller was also a Yiga member, posing to set up the Hylians and Champions for failure.” At first I thought the idea was interesting but is there any evidence to back it up? Well for the sake of curiosity, I did some digging, and wow into the rabbit hole we go. When Link wakes up in Breath of the Wild he is greeted with allot of questions. What happened to Hyrule and how did he die? Meeting him to this end is the King of Hyrule, who explained the entire situation. That a prophecy came to him that Calamity Ganon would indeed return, to make preparations he enlisted the aid of the sheikah tribe to unearth ancient technology. This would be the guardians along with the divine beasts. However when the calamity came, the whole plan backfired. When Ganon managed to infect the guardians to burn down the entire Kingdom. Additionally this led to the corruption of the divine beasts, leading up to the deaths of the four champions. And of course the death of Link by the hands of Guardians. In other words, the plan put forth by King Rhoam ironically paved the way to the destruction of his own kingdom. So that brings into question, what started this whole plan in the first place? Well according to both the King’s journal and Zelda’s diary, a mysterious fortune teller first told them all the information leading up to the actual plan. Now who is this fortune teller? Well let’s break this down. Obviously this fortune teller would have to be rather close to the royal family for them to take it seriously. So what kind of social circle should we be looking for? Well the sheikah makes a compelling case. Think about it, in many instances where we see fortune tellers in other Zelda games they are sheikah affiliated. For example, Fanadi in Twilight Princess. But what else can support the notion that this fortune teller is indeed sheikah? Well let’s take a look at the character Kass. When he discusses his last song, he also talks about his teacher. Turns out he is not only a sheikah, but is a court poet for the royal family. Additionally, within the akalla region. There is a sheikah researcher known as Dr. Robbie. In his memoirs he states that top sheikah were rather close to the royal family. Adding on to this notion we go to Zelda’s journal, who states that Impa introduced her to high ranking members of the Sheikah. Such as Purah and Robbie. So from the evidence gathered, from the Court Poet that is Kass’s teacher, Dr. Robbie’s statement within his memoirs, and Zelda’s own words within her Journal. We can make an educated assertion that high ranking members of the sheikah tribe held influence to the Royal Family. A magnitude of which that we can theorize that a certain fortune teller can come into the fray. And wrapping up all this we go to the King’s Journal, who referenced the fortune teller’s prophecy in relation to unearthing sheikah technology, making a connection between the two. So now that we have some idea of who this fortune teller is let’s dig a bit deeper. Let’s discuss the history of the sheikah tribe in relation to these events. According to in game lore, 10,000 years before the game takes place. The Sheikah tribe was at their peak of technological development. It was around this time that Calamity Ganon came into the picture. However it was thanks to sheikah advancements along with the hero at the time, that Ganon was defeated. However the sudden display of military prowess bothered the Kingdom of Hyrule. Wary that sheikah influence might eclipse Hylians, the Kingdom exiled the sheikah. And as a result, the sheikah let go of a lot of their technological developments. Not surprisingly, a faction of sheikah did not like how they were treated, especially how they practically saved the kingdom. So they decided to fight against the Hylians, this particular sect of sheikah would be known as the Yiga Clan. Pledging an alliance with Ganon to eventually take down the Kingdom of Hyrule. So here we have a motive for such an attack to take place by the Yiga Clan. Now lets fast forward in history. To when the Kingdom of Hyrule was attacked by Ganon the second time. Notice that Calamity Ganon here as a new ability. Which is his infection of sheikah technology. Thus turning these robots against Hyrule. But here is the strange thing, this ability appears to be a new one. Back when Ganon attacked Hyrule the first time, he presumably did not infect sheikah tech. Additionally, King Rhoam himself states that Ganon came up with a plan beyond imagination. Meaning he had no idea that Ganon could infect sheikah tech. But notice when Ganon came back the second time, he immediately went ahead to infect sheikah tech. Almost as if he wanted to capitalize on his new found ability. And come to think of it, this whole chain of events seems to be too coincidental. That a fortune teller told King Rhoam to unearth sheikah technology, only for the same tech to destroy the entire kingdom. And considering the likelihood that this fortune teller is sheikah, and considering the past history between the sheikah and the hylians. Where the sheikah were exiled. Is there an ulterior motive that the fortune teller had. That this person, whoever it is instigated a plan to take down the entire kingdom by tricking the King to unearth sheikah tech. Only for the same technology to be infected by Ganon, thus burning down the entire kingdom. And again considering the past history of the sheikah within Breath of the Wild, the motive is there. The only thing missing is who the fortune teller is exactly? Which strangely is no where within Breath of the Wild, well at least as far as I have looked. I went through Zelda’s Journal, the King’s Journal, Purah’s notes, Robbie’s memoirs, even freaking obscure journal entries about making food. I think I’ve looked through most places. The closest I came across to figure this out is in Robbie’s memoirs. I figured if this fortune teller is indeed a sheikah, then she should be within the proximate social circle of Impa, Purah, and Robbie. And the only person that is talked about in name in relation to these 3 people, and accounting for the time period is the person known as Cherry. The only thing we know about Cherry however is that she was Robbie’s first crush. So yea not too much to work with. Maybe the DLC coming this winter which will deal with a brand new story apparently will talk about this situation. That the DLC will discuss events leading up to the calamity, and maybe bring to light on who exactly this fortune teller is. And considering how Breath of the Wild as a game has such an emphasis on the sheikah tribe, it would make sense if its DLC would somewhat follow suit. That perhaps the new story within it will reveal hidden details about the rest of the Calamity. So what do you guys think? Did the fortune teller concoct this plan to completely destroy Hyrule, or maybe just maybe that I am putting way too much time into this and Nintendo didn’t even think about the relevance behind the Fortune Teller, and just placed that character in just because. I don’t know So that’s that, so what’s next? Well since E3 is right around the corner, I do plan to make some more content leading up to the big event. So what will we see? A new Metroid? F-Zero? Mother 3? Or maybe none of these, and its place comes wii sports U remastered. Who knows? But in all seriousness I’m really looking forward to the event. In other words expect a E3 2017 video dropping this Thursday. Special thanks goes to our Patreon producers for helping putting this video together. Well guys have to be heading out now have a great and relaxing rest of the day and take care.