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.
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.
|L||Relics of Hyrule Lore|
|Q||Quote from literature,etc.|
|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!
|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.