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Dorrah

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Dorrah
BotW Dorrah Model.png
Race Gerudo
Gender Female
Game(s)

Dorrah is a character in Breath of the Wild.[citation needed]

Biography

Dorrah is a Gerudo soldier who guards the front entrance of Gerudo Town with Merina. When Link tries to enter Gerudo Town without a disguise, the guards will stop him and Dorrah will tell him that no "voe" are allowed.[1] If Link speaks to Dorrah, she apologizes and says that it is a strict tradition that "voe" are not permitted into the Town,[2] suggesting that Link instead go to the Kara Kara Bazaar if he needs to prepare for a journey.[3] When Link mishears "voe" as "boe," Dorrah corrects him, explaining that "voe" means "man" in Hylian.[4] Dorrah also explains that the Gerudo word for "woman" is "vai."[5] When Link finishes speaking to Dorrah, she tells him that "Good-bye" is "sav'orq" in Gerudo.[6] If Link tries to sneak into Gerudo Town without using one of the three entrances or removes any piece of his disguise while in the Town, Dorrah will yell that a man has been detected and commands the soldiers to capture him at once.[7] Link is then thrown out to the front entrance of the Town, where Dorrah points her Gerudo Spear at Link and tells him that men are forbidden by Gerudo law.[8] If Link speaks to Dorrah while wearing the Gerudo Set, she explains that Gerudo Town is Hyrule's largest trade hub and that only "vai" are permitted to enter.[9][10][11] When Link mishears "vai" as "bai," Dorrah corrects him and explains that "vai" means "woman" in Hylian.[12] She also explains that the Gerudo word for "man" is "voe."[13] Dorrah recommends learning the Gerudo language if he plans to stay at Gerudo Town.[14] If Link speaks to Dorrah after calming the Divine Beast Vah Naboris, she says that Riju has calmed Naboris and that Link can come now relax in Gerudo Town.[15][16]

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ドロップ Drop

References

  1. "Freeze! Where do you think you're going?! Not into town—that's for sure! No voe allowed. Off with you!" — Dorrah (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Sav'otta. Sorry, but in Gerudo Town it is tradition that voe are not permitted entry. We honor that tradition very strictly." — Dorrah (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "If you need to prepare for a journey, you should head to the oasis near the desert's entrance, Kara Kara Bazaar." — Dorrah (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "Not "boe"! Voe! Bite your bottom lip as you say it. It translates as "man" in your language." — Dorrah (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "So long as we're on the subject, vai is our word for "woman." What do you think? Pretty easy to remember?" — Dorrah (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "Since you're here, it might be worth it to learn some Gerudo words, right? "Good-bye" is sav'orq." — Dorrah (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "Sound the alarm! A voe has been detected! Capture him at once!" — Dorrah (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "Voe are forbidden from entering this town. This is Gerudo law. Do you understand? Never come back!" — Dorrah (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "This is Gerudo Town, Hyrule's largest trade hub." — Dorrah (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "Only vai are permitted entry within the walls, and we're constantly on alert for anyone who looks suspicious." — Dorrah (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "This place is famous for its bustling trade, but also for our unusual rule allowing only vai into the town." — Dorrah (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "Not "vai"! Vai! Bite your bottom lip as you say it. It translates to "woman" in your language." — Dorrah (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "So long as we're on the subject, voe is our word for "man."" — Dorrah (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "If you plan to stay awhile, you'd do well to learn the language." — Dorrah (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "The chief has calmed the Divine Beast. The town can finally rest easy with that threat handled..." — Dorrah (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "Now you can truly relax in town. Feel free to come inside." — Dorrah (Breath of the Wild)