In Horizon Forbidden West, Relic Ruins are part of an in-game activity that tasks Aloy to solve riddles to gain Ornaments, supply caches, XP, and skill points. This guide will teach you where to find each Relic Ruin and how to complete each task to get every Ornament.
Ornaments are spherical orbs found by completing a Relic Ruin. Aloy has no idea what to do with them when she first discovers them, but she saves them just in case.
Ornaments may be used only after completing “The Sea of Sands” Main Quest and returning to The Tower of Tears. You need to talk to Stemmur here, and he’ll offer you the “Nights of Lights” Side Quest. This will grant you the “Gizmo” Ornament and enable Stemmur to utilize the Ornaments.
What To Do With Ornaments In Horizon Forbidden West
Once players collect all nine Ornaments, they may be confused about what to do with them. Well, don’t worry as we already have the answers for that. Towards the end of the game, The Errand, Nights of Lights, explains that Ornaments are actually trinkets that are used to celebrate different holidays. Therefore, each Ornament has its own respective holiday.
Simply give an Ornament to Stemmur in Hidden Ember and speak with him. Once you choose the holiday, the skies of Las Vegas will be filled with beautiful holographic lights.
Following are the different Ornaments with their holidays.
- Relic Ruins: The Daunt Ornament 1/9: Patrick’s Day lights
- Relic Ruins: No Man’s Land Ornament 2/9: Bodhi Day lights
- Relic Ruins: The Dry Yearn Ornament 3/9: Halloween lights
- Relic Ruins: Restless Weald Ornament 4/9: Eid al-Fitr lights
- Relic Ruins: The Stillsands Ornament 5/9: Chinese New Year lights
- Relic Ruins: Runner’s Wild Ornament 6/9: Easter lights
- Relic Ruins: The Long Coast Ornament 7/9: Valentine’s Day lights
- Relic Ruins: Isle of Spires Ornament 8/9: New Year’s Eve lights
- Dunehollow Ornament 9/9: Christmas lights
Horizon Forbidden West All Ornaments Locations
Relic Ruins: The Daunt Ornament 1/9
Go south of Chainscrape and east of Redhew Quarry when you’re in The Daunt. Daunt’s Vista Point is where you may find the Ornament.
You need to unlock the door and decipher a code in order to achieve the Ornament at this location. Grab the keys from the roof and enter code 1705 to access it.
Relic Ruins: No Man’s Land Ornament 2/9
Another ornament may be found in No Man’s Land, to the southwest of Barren Light. To access the Ornament, unlock the door by using code 2204.
Relic Ruins: The Dry Yearn Ornament 3/9
During the Dry Yearn, this Ornament can be found underground. You must travel to the Rumor location near the Campfire West of the Base because it isn’t featured on the map.
Instead of unlocking a door or entering a code to access this Ornament, players will need to find a Metal Flower.
Relic Ruins: Restless Weald Ornament 4/9
Just visit Restless Weald, which is northwest of Plainsong settlement. Check out The High Turning and Plainsong Hunting Grounds.
Players will have to access this Ornament by clearing the Fireglam alongside unlocking the door by entering code 1923 to access it.
Relic Ruins: The Stillsands Ornament 5/9
Go to The Stillsands, which is located north-northwest of the Tower of Tears / Hidden Ember and northeast of the Tremortusk Site.
To obtain this Ornament, players will have to flood the entire location and use the crate to float up and access it.
Relic Ruins: Runner’s Wild Ornament 6/9
Between the Northern and Southern lakes, in the Salt Bite region. Examine the area near the Thunderjaw. To access this Ornament, players will have to solve an environmental puzzle.
Relic Ruins: The Long Coast Ornament 7/9
This Ornament may be found in The Long Coast. Examine the Raintrace’s northern boundary and the area north of the Fireclaw. The Ornament will be placed just right behind the table so look carefully.
You’ll be making excessive use of your Pullcaster, so be sure you have that. Moreover, by exposing fire gleam, working around elevator and gliding here and there, you’ll finally be able to get your hands on this Ornament.
Relic Ruins: Isle of Spires Ornament 8/9
When you gain entrance to the Isle of Spires later in the game, proceed south from the Widemaw and look in the middle bay.
Players will use almost all of their gadgets while solving the environmental puzzle here. You will be going back and forth on the sky scrapper and collecting the required objects.
Once all of them are organized, you will have to enter three codes to complete the Relic Rune, which are 109, 2109, and 2109109, respectively.
Dunehollow Ornament 9/9
You need to explore the ruins and complete the main mission The Sea of Sands, then the Nights of Lights Errand. You need to return to the Tower of Tears.
In order to find the Altar key, you must place a crate over another one and then make way to the upper side of the room. You’ll locate it during the Nights of Lights Errand and use it to unlock the door and enter code 739135 to access the Ornament finally.
Once you have all nine Ornaments, travel to Hidden Ember and deliver them to Stemmur. When you hand them over, he will instruct you to open a chest right behind him for a prize.
Upon looting the chest, you will find the following items: Legendary Weapon Ancestor’s Return, 1x Echo Shell, 14x Braided Wire, 6x Metalbite, 1x Sparker, 10x Sturdy Hardplate.