Races of Hyrule
This is a list of the various races which may be found throughout Hyrule and its neighbouring lands.
Hylians: These are the dominant people. They are usually fair, helpful and kind and do not
enjoy controlling others or fighting. They are a generally peaceful people, and they look basically like
humans, except they have longer, pointed ears.
Humans: While the humans are not the dominant race (not at all), they are perhaps one of the
more corrupted. A chunk of their race live in the western area of Hyrule, the Gerudo, who are
Subrosians: In the world of Subrosia dwell the Subrosians, short, cloaked people. Only their
large, white eyes are visible, making them look very strange, almost ominous, despite the fact that
they are very peaceful and almost never injure any person or creature.
Zora: The water dwelling people of Hyrule. The Zora are usually quite tall and often have a large
fin sprouting from the back of their heads. Fins on their arms and legs provide quick movement through
the water. They are very mobile and are generally peaceful, unless provoked.
Gerudo: These are the desert women who live in the western parts of Hyrule, in the desert. They are
thieves, and are closer related to humans rather than Hylians. The Gerudo are theives, however they are not
always very evil. Their leader, Nabooru, is in fact a Sage of Hyrule and the Gerudo later become docile
Tokay: Large lizards which dwell in Labrynna and Holodrum. They are smarter than the average lizard,
with a large head, and they stand up on their rear legs.
Deku: Strange, plant-like creatures, the Deku are small, and live deep within forests, and are in great
abundance near the swamp in Termina. They can even jump into certain flowers, then pop into the air and fly around
for a short period of time. They are not generally evil, although they do seem to attack often and have short
Gorons: Large, strong creatures which usually dwell up high in the mountains and eat mountain rocks. They look kind
of silly at first, but they are formidable. They are quite large and very strong. They have a small tuft of hair on
the top of their head and a strange, big mouth, topped off by small, black eyes.
Rito: A race which has many theories as to their history on Hyrule, the Rito are a tall, almost Hylian or Human-like race
only they have large beaks where their noses are, and when they grow older, the great dragon at the top of Dragon Roost Island,
Valoo, gives them the ability to fly, and they grow wings on their arms.
Koroks: The small race of green creatures lives with the Great Deku Tree, and every year they head out to plany more of
his great seeds, to create a new forest across the Great Sea. The Koroks appearance is strange, they are short with small leaves
on their faces, and they can fly through the air with little propellor-like contraptions (some kind of plant) on their head.
Kokiri: The small people who lived with the Great Deku Tree, originally, when the first Link fought the forces of evil.
They are small and wear green, and may not leave the forest or they will die.
Sheikah: A long dead race who originally protected the Royal Family of Hyrule and the land. The Sheikah only have one remaining
survivor, Impa, who used to live in Kakariko Village, where the Sheikah dwelt, and is now Zelda's nursemaid. There is supposedly another
Sheikah named Sheik...
Fairies: There are a number of different kinds of fairies, the Great Fairies of Hyrule and Termina, the small, healing fairies and
the forest fairies which live with the Kokiri.
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