The Lens of Truth is a guidance item found in the Kakariko Fairy Fountain. The Lens can be focused at an Ancient Enchanter, provided that the player has a Tarnished Shard or Charred Fragment in their inventory. The Lens can also be used to identify the nature of a shard or fragment via the options displayed in the Ancient Enchanter.
With a focused Lens, the player can interact with the Light of Knowledge in Itnamzand, and receive information on the location of other shards or fragments. If the player is also wearing the Mask of Truth, the location may be marked on the player's map. Only locations with map markers will qualify, and Secret Grottos are excluded.
The Lens of Truth is required for the Eye of Truth spell, which reveals hidden secrets. A spell tome for the spell is found with the Lens.
At Ancient Enchanter Edit
|Red||Shard of Power||At least one Shard of Power|
|Green||Shard of Courage||At least one Shard of Courage|
|Blue||Shard of Wisdom||At least one Shard of Wisdom|
|Cyan||Fragment of Willpower||At least one Fragment of Willpower|
|Yellow||Fragment of Knowledge||At least one Fragment of Knowledge|
|Lavender||Fragment of Emotion||At least one Fragment of Emotion|
|Grey||All Shards and Fragments||One of each type of shard and fragment|
|White||All Tarnished Shards||One of each type of Tarnished Shard|
|Black||All Charred Fragments||One of each type of Charred Fragment|
|None||No items||Any focused Lens of Truth|
The Lens of Truth was modified by mages of the Hylian Royal Court to allow the user to find hidden items, rather than reveal the invisible. This was done to allow the Royal Family to recover relics of Hyrule after the war had ended. It was entrusted to the Last Great Fairy to protect from the Dark Army.
Background and Inspiration Edit
The Lens of Truth was added to Relics of Hyrule in version 6.0, to help the player track down the Tarnished Shards and Charred Fragments. It was intended as an extension of the Gossip Stone system as well as the Fairies.
The model for the Lens of Truth was made by fcp078 at http://www.fernieprieto.com
In version 6.5.18, the Lens of Truth was expanded with the Eye of Truth spell after much experimentation. JKalenad's original plan was to use different foci of the Lens of Truth to find items, but ultimately settled on a much simpler approach using more direct scripting. This expansion would have included new foci for the Lens.
Scrapped Foci Edit
These foci were not implemented, but were planned for a future expansion of the use of the Lens of Truth that would have highlighted Relics of Hyrule items to ease locating them, at the expense of Magicka. Pre-existing foci were planned to have secondary uses corresponding to Fairy colors. Grey, White, and Black foci would not have highlightd shards, the Cyan focus would have highlighted ingredients, and the Lavender focus would have highlighted containers. The foci are in the programming for Relics of Hyrule, but JKalenad no longer has plans for using them in the future.
|Orange||Armor||None||Red or Yellow Focus|
|Majora's Eye||Masks||Majora's Mask Unbound||None|
|Purple||Lore||None||Red or Blue Focus|