The Lost Shrine is a location in NieR Replicant and Gestalt. It is the first location that the player is able to visit outside of Nier's village. When Yonah goes missing, Nier heads to the shrine to search for her. He finds her at the top and has to fight Hansel & Gretel, awakening Grimoire Weiss and gaining him as a party member.
The Lost Shrine is a massive structure resting on a pillar of stone within a deep crater, not far from the village. The shrine may have been an apartment building or hotel from the old world, as the layout is similar to them; rooms with appliances, such as a bathtub, can be found. The canyon's edges are lined with old world dams, suggesting that it might have also been a resort island getaway.
The shrine was in a state of disrepair due to the passage of time, as the entire upper floor was heavily damaged and the decorative tree in the center of the shrine had grown too large, damaging the spiral staircase. The uppermost level of the shrine contained both Grimoire Weiss, with his guards Hansel & Gretel, and the portal to the Shadowlord's Castle. According to Tyrann, this is where incomplete Gestalts tend to be located.
Points of Interest Edit
- The map of the Lost Shrine is in a crate going up the staircase from the base of the shrine.
- After saving Yonah, the Lost Shrine becomes unavailable for access until the second half of the game. Subsequent visits from that point require the use of the ferry, which takes the player to the shrine's rear path.
- Once the Eye of Power is retrieved, the player can head to the Shadowlord's Castle and have Devola and Popola send them back to the Village, for a quicker way back down.