Kakariko Graveyard is a portion of Kakariko Village, located near the southeast corner of the town. It contains 324 gravestones, 116 of which can be interacted with in order to read their engravings. The remaining 208 gravestones can also be interacted with, but the player will be notified that the text is too faded to read.

The Shadow Temple is accessed via the graveyard.

Layout Edit

The grid below shows the layout of the graveyard, marking each gravestone as legible or illegible, as well as the nature of the engravings.

The engravings themselves are listed in the Engravings section, and correspond to the two-digit codes listed in the layout grid.

Mark Meaning
S Sad/Creepy
J Joke/Easter Egg
L Relics of Hyrule Lore
Q Quote from literature,etc.
* Treasure present
1 L* Q Q J J Q S Q Q
2 Q J Q
3 Q Q Q J J
4 Q Q Q Q Q J J Q
5 S Q J Q Q
6 S Q J* L Q Q Q Q Q Q
7 Q Q Q Q
8 Q Q Q S J Q S
9 J Q L J S L S J Q Q
10 J L* L Q
11 J Q Q Q
12 S Q J J Q Q
13 Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q J Q
14 Q Q Q S J
15 Q Q S
16 Q J J Q
17 Q Q J Q
18 Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q Q* Q Q

Engravings Edit

Code Name Text Notes
A1 At home with the dead more than he ever was with the living User Submitted.

Dampé's Shovel found nearby.

A2 If people were rain, I was drizzle and she was hurricane. From Looking for Alaska by John Green
A6 Mathrus Grektus The ruins of an ancient town became his grave, sleeping forever in the freezing caves. User Submitted
A11 Edward This headstone cost an arm and a leg User Submitted, reference to Full Metal Alchemist
A13 William Thank you. Keep Warm From Doctor Who episode "The Tenth Planet"
A16 Here lies a maid who loved thee well, beneath the Willow-Tree From "The Willow Tree" by Lewis Carroll
A18 Alan I want to swim in both directions at once. Desire success, court failure. Quote by Alan Rickman
B3 My expectations, my loneliness, my fear...for you my child, I will put them aside. From Undertale.
B6 We shall wash the dark and blood-red sea. From "Devil and the Deep Dark Ocean" by Nightwish.
B8 Gordon Don't panic, because panic is contagious.
B12 Kathryn You cannot control who you fall for, nor can you control the paths you both follow.
B13 Patrick No, what are you doing? From Doctor Who Episode "The War Games"
B18 Yulia This is for long-forgotten light at the end of the world. From "The Islander" by Nightwish
C1 Cassian Make ten men feel like a hundred From Rogue One
C4 Carl Woe to those who stop at the horizon. From "Sagan" by Nightwish
C6 Carrie Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die. Homage to Carrie Fisher
C9 Arthur It's just a cold
C12 Christopher L At some point of your lives, every one of you will notice that you have in your life one person, one friend whom you love and care for very much. And then when that person is gone, there will be nothing like that in your life ever again. Quote by Christopher Lee
C13 John P Don't cry. While there's life, there's From Doctor Who episode "Planet of the Spiders"
C18 Took an arrow to the knee User submitted
D4 Sayori I want everything to be the same as it always has been. From Doki Doki Literature Club.
D6 McNitpick This soup is too bitter reference to a character from Nostalgia Critic, created by Doug Walker.

Hylian Shield nearby to jokingly reference criticisms that the Relics of Hyrule Hylian Shield was too small.

D8 Will we find each other in the dark? From "Beauty of the Beast" by Nightwish
D9 Dresden He died doing the right thing. User submitted, reference to "Grave Peril," the third book of The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher.
D12 Lee To be a legend, you've either got to be dead or excessively old! Quote by Christopher Lee
D13 Thomas It's the end. From Doctor Who episode "Logopolis"
D14 Whatever walks in my heart will walk alone From "Forever Yours" by Nightwish
D16 Here lies a man once called Ned. Now more properly called dead. User submitted
D17 I wonder what will happen. From "Don't Hug me I'm Scared" Episode 4
D18 I can't do this anymore From "Don't Hug me I'm Scared" Episode 5
E1 Kevien I am home. I am in peace. Name was user submitted.

Quote from "White Night Fantasy" by Nightwish

E2 Here lies Edmund Blackadder, and he's bloody annoyed! From Blackadder goes Forth Episode 1
E4 Natsuki Every day is so hard. From Doki Doki Literature Club
E6 Postman Always kept the delivery schedule as the highest priority. User submitted
E9 Why are there two moons?
E10 Jyn We'll take the next chance and the next, until we win, or the chances are spent. From Rogue One
E12 Why do I miss someone I never met? With bated breath I lay. From "Cadence of her Last Breath" by Nightwish
E13 Peter D Adric? From Doctor Who episode "The Caves of Androzani"
E17 We are going to die. And that makes us the lucky ones. Quote by Richard Dawkins, from his book Unweaving the Rainbow.
E18 No more songs From "Don't Hug Me I'm Scared" Episode 6
F1 Kaywinnet Sometimes a thing gets broke can't be fixed From Firefly.
F3 Magda You must not hurt the flowers! From The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
F4 Yuri My heart pounds. My heart bleeds. From Doki Doki Literature Club and associated artwork.
F5 Here's a lullaby to close your eyes. Goodbye. It was always you that I despised. I don't feel enough for you to cry. From "Room of Angel," from the soundtrack to Silent Hill 4: The Room
F6 You are the moon pulling my black waters From "Rest Calm" by Nightwish.
F9 He's not pining! He's passed on! This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be! He's expired and gone to meet his maker!

He's a stiff! Bereft of life, he rests in peace! Hs metabolic processes are now history! He's off the twig!
He's kicked the bucket, shuffled off his mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleeding choir invisible!
This is an ex-parrot!

From "Dead Parrot Sketch" by Monty Python members John Cleese and Graham Chapman
F13 Colin Change, I feel it. Our future is in safe hands. From Doctor Who audio story "The Brink of Death"
G1 Asked a Gibdo, "Are you my mummy? Partial reference to Doctor Who episode "The Empty Child"
G4 Monika Good Luck, <Alias=Player>. I'm sure you'll do the right thing. From Doki Doki Literature Club. <Alias=Player> is replaced by the name of the player's character.
G6 All life is to fear for life From "Planet Hell" by Nightwish
G8 I'm afraid. I'm so afraid. From "Poet and the Pendulum" by Nightwish
G10 Geoff Peterson Look out, there's a monster coming. Reference to the introduction of a character on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
G13 Sylvester I've got to stop him! From Doctor Who (1996)
G15 I just wish the tide would catch me first and give me the death I always longed for. From "Poet and the Pendulum" by Nightwish
H3 It can't rain all the time From The Crow
H8 She was a soldier's wife. But the War came to her. She lost her life before he returned.
H12 Don't cease your belief cycle Corruption of "Don't Stop Believing" by Journey
H13 Paul Physician, heal thyself Used in reference to Doctor Who short "Night of the Doctor," originally from Luke 4:23
H14 Higher than hope my cure lies. From "Higher than Hope" by Nightwish
H17 Quinn Anyone who throws boomerangs has some real issues letting go. From "Assault on Arkham" (2014), included in reference to Batman character Harley Quinn
I5 Iwata Here lies a legend User submitted, tribute to Satoru Iwata
I9 Forgotten Hero The Hero who never was, forgotten by the time he guarded User submitted
I11 Beware the fury of a patient man Quote by John Dryden
I13 John H I suppose it makes sense. Wearing a bit thin. From Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special "The Day of the Doctor"
I18 Godlove and rest my soul with this sundown neverending From "Romanticide" by Nightwish
J1 Ohimark They betrayed me, they didn't keep their promise, they tricked me, and I don't care anymore.
From The Room (2003)
J5 Erdrick It's awfully dark in here User submitted
J9 Impa Royal handmaiden, Elder of Kakariko, Sage of Shadow. Access to Shadow Temple gained if Eye of Truth is used nearby
J10 Anju We shall greet the morning together From Majora's Mask. Couple's Mask is nearby,
J13 Christopher E Rose... Before I go, I just want to say you were fantastic. Absolutely fantastic. And you know what? So was I! From Doctor Who episode "The Parting of the Ways"
K1 We were a society dying of too much choice From The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
K2 Esso There is a problem on the horizon. There is no horizon. From Rogue One, spoken by K2-SO
K4 Bob I told you I was sick!
K7 War between him and the day From "Amaranth" by Nightwish
K9 Rolf He was a good dog
K10 Kafei We promised each other From Majora's Mask.
K13 David I don't want to go From the Doctor Who episode "The End of Time"
K16 Gregory He seems fine
K18 Claire Oh how I wish for soothing rain. From "Nemo" by Nightwish
L3 Dylan They've all got someone else. Still, that's fine. I'm fine. From Doctor Who episode "Journey's End"
L7 Caress the one, the Never-Fading From "Amaranth" by Nightwish
L8 David Pumpkins Any questions? From Saturday Night Live sketch "Haunted Elevator"
L11 My mind is remarkably good at wiping away feelings that are no longer needed.
L13 Matthew We're all different all through our lives. And that's okay, that's good. As long as you remember all the people that you used to be. From Doctor Who episode "The Time of the Doctor"
L14 Leonard A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. Live Long and Prosper. Quote by Leonard Nimoy
L18 Anne All I wish is to dream again. From "Nemo" by Nightwish
M1 She said no. It wasn't the answer I wanted to hear, but I still felt free. Sad, but free.
M4 Robbie Rotten Who were you expecting? Sportaflop? From LazyTown
M7 Loto Rain in your heart - the tears of snow-white sorrow From "Amaranth" by Nightwish
M9 Milton He ate one too many Miltons. They are very poisonous: do not eat. Paraphrased from Game Grumps episode "Pokémon FireRed: What a Dream - Part 17"
M10 Mal She had locked something away, something deep inside her. The truth that she had once known, but she chose to forget. Limbo became her reality. From Inception
M13 Peter Laugh hard. Run fast. I let you go. From Doctor Who episode "Twice upon a Time"
M18 My loving heart lost in the dark From "Nemo" by Nightwish
N1 Tuomas Was called from the cares of the world From "Poet and the Pendulum" by Nightwish
N2 Marco He stopped crying at the end of each beautiful day From "Poet and the Pendulum" by Nightwish
N3 Emppu The music he wrote had too long been without silence From "Poet and the Pendulum" by Nightwish
N4 Jukka Found with a smile on his face From "Poet and the Pendulum" by Nightwish
N5 Sami Stay with me until it all goes dark forever From "Rest Calm" by Nightwish
N6 Tarja My fall will be for you From "Ghost Love Score" by Nightwish
N7 Anette Caress the one, the hiding amaranth in a land of the daybreak From "Amaranth" by Nightwish
N8 Floor We are one, we are a universe – forebears of what will be. From "The Greatest Show on Earth" by Nightwish
N9 Troy I do not wish to evade the world, but I will forever build my own From "My Walden" by Nightwish
N10 Kai If you find this line, remember not the hand that wrote it From "Dead Boy's Poem" by Nightwish
N11 Ionia Remember only the verse, song-maker's cry the one without tears. From "Dead Boy's Poem" by Nightwish
N12 Luca Being wanted became a thrill I never knew From "Dead Boy's Poem" by Nightwish
N13 So much more I wanted to give to those who loved me. From "Dead Boy's Poem" by Nightwish
N14 Ivan I'm sorry Included in reference to "Dead Boy's Poem" by Nightwish, but not considered a Nightwish quote.

Name was user-submitted.

N15 Saenz Time will tell this bitter farewell From "Dead Boy's Poem" by Nightwish.

Name was user-submitted.

N16 I live no more to shame nor me nor you From "Dead Boy's Poem" by Nightwish
N17 I wish I didn't feel for you anymore From "Dead Boy's Poem" by Nightwish
N18 Nemo For hope I'd give my everything. From "Nemo" by Nightwish
O1 Unmarked Grave Son of Mark Grave From the Homestar Runner cartoon"That a Ghost"
O6 My love will be in you From "Ghost Love Score" by Nightwish
O8 I met you once. I will never see you again. I will miss you.
O13 Clara You're going to be alone now From Doctor Who episode "Face the Raven"
O18 Our walk has been sublime From "Our Decades in the Sun" by Nightwish, which can be found nearby in book form
P3 Lonk I can't wait to bomb some dodongos! From The Wand of Gamelon
P6 You were the one to cut me so I will bleed forever From "Ghost Love Score" by Nightwish
P12 Goodness is about what you do. Not who you pray to. Quote by Terry Pratchett
P15 Zara She didn't deserve to die the way she did Reference to Jurassic World
P18 Pratchett Death isn't cruel. Merely terribly, terribly good at his job. From Sourcery by Terry Pratchett
Q3 Petch Am Petch From "I'm Petch" by NateWantsToBattle and Dookieshed
Q6 Into the blue memory From "Ghost Love Score" by Nightwish
Q9 The price of getting what you want, is getting what you once wanted. From The Sandman, Vol. 3 by Neil Gaiman
Q13 Jebediah The cucco could not hold his weight Name and failure to fly in reference to Kerbal Space Program
R1 Robin The entire world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence. Quote by Zelda Williams about her father, Robin Williams
R5 My tale is of the most bitter truth: Time pays us but with earth and dust and a dark, silent grave. From "Bless the Child" by Nightwish
R7 Mary Please bury me with my sister. Whether she's alive or not. User Submitted
R11 Arabella Do not wear black. Do not be a widow. Be happy. That is how I wish to think of you. From Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
R13 Morty Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. And everybody's going to die. Quote from "Rick & Morty"
R14 Rick What do you know, Morty? What do you know? Quote from "Rick & Morty"
R18 Williamson The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel alone. Quote by Robin Williams

Background and Inspiration Edit

Kakariko Graveyard was implemented in version 6.3 of Relics of Hyrule with the rest of Kakariko Village.

Several engravings were submitted by users of the mod. JKalenad kept track of the engravings and layout before building the graveyard. The same grid that was used to keep track of the layout was used for this article.

Kakariko Graveyard was intended to be implemented into Kakariko Village since JKalenad first decided on adding the village to Relics of Hyrule. It was designed to be enormous to emphasize the scale of the Last Great War of Hyrule and the toll the war had on the kingdom. The jokes and quotes were included to pay homage to games that featured tongue-in-cheek epitaphs on gravestones as easter eggs.

A total of 41 gravestones feature quotes from Nightwish, of which JKalenad is a big fan. The entirety of graves in column N feature quotes from Nightwish.

Gravestones in Row 13 mostly feature quotes from Doctor Who, specifically words said by each incarnation of the Doctor at the end of that incarnation's life. The quotes are chronological and the names come from the actors who portrayed each incarnation.

Gravestones D4 through G4 reference Doki Doki Literature Club, a game that resonated strongly with JKalenad and provided influence for aspects of Relics of Hyrule during development of 6.5.15 and later updates.

Prior to version 6.49, gravestone R11 featured the words "Strange were the circumstances of her death," but JKalenad opted to properly quote Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. Gravestones L8, M4, and O1 were not readable prior to version 6.49.

Gravestone M4 was added during a livestream on November 3rd, 2016

Gravestone G4 uses code to extract the name of the player's character from the hidden Fairy Letter delivery quest used by the courier.

In version 6.5.17, Impa's gravestone was adjusted to grant access to the Shadow Temple.

See Also Edit

Kakariko Village

Shadow Temple

Gallery Edit


The original spreadsheet JKalenad used to plan the graveyard.

Video Edit

Kakariko Graveyard - Relics of Hyrule Video Guide

Kakariko Graveyard - Relics of Hyrule Video Guide

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