Mired In Muck – Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom

Free Bazz who is mired in purple muck with the help of a splash fruit.

Mired in Muck is a brief side quest in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, in which you must help an NPC, Bazz, get out of the sludge he is trapped under.

You will learn during the game that Zora’s Domain is suddenly plagued by nasty sludge falling from the sky. As such, the Captain of the Guard at Zora’s Domain sets out to investigate it. While doing so, he becomes a victim of the sludge himself, which blocks his gills.

You can save him by washing away the sludge with water. In return, you will get a Zora Spear. So, let us look for the location of the Mired in Muck side quest and how Link can help Bazz to complete it.

Talk to Bazz

To start the Mired in Muck side quest, you must look for Bazz. You can find him lying in front of the stairs of the Upland Zorana Skyview Tower near Zora’s Domain, northwest of the Veiled Falls.

You can also get to Bazz by fast traveling to the Joniu Shrine and then traveling northwest till you reach the coordinates (28420578, 0376). Talking to him will start the quest and add it to your journal.

Clear Purple Sludge from Bazz

Once you reach the entrance of the Upland Zorana Skyview Tower, you will see Bazz crying for help. He will be trapped under the nasty purple sludge and won’t breathe properly as his gills are covered.   

Bazz will tell you that he got trapped in the sludge falling from the sky, and the only way to help him is to wash away the sludge with clean water.

There are two ways to wash off the sludge. First, take a Hydrant from your inventory and use it on Bazz. The other is to use Splash Fruit. You can pick them off the plant nearby behind a large rock.


Using Splash Fruit to clear the sludge is a tutorial here, as you will be doing that a lot during Sidon of the Zora main quest.

You can use an arrow to shoot the Splash Fruit at Bazz. This will clear away the sludge, allowing Bazz to breathe freely. This will complete the Mired in Muck quest in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

Quest Reward

Now you can talk to Bazz, who will thank you and give you a Zora Spear in return.

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