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


Essa is a Gerudo who works for Frelly at the Sand-Seal Rental Shop Southeast Booth. When Link speaks to Essa, she tells him that all of the Sand Seals there were trained by Frelly, making them faster and preventing them from abandoning the rider.[1][2] She feels that it is worth renting a trained Sand Seal and that Frelly puts her heart into training them.[3] Essa also says that Frelly trained the Sand Seals that are used in the Sand-Seal Races.[4] If Link asks about Sand-Seal Races, Essa explains that Sand-Seal Racing is a Gerudo tradition where people race around a course with a Sand Seal to see who is the fastest.[5][6] She tells Link to exit the southeast gate of Gerudo Town and head to the right to find the Sand-Seal Rally.[7] Essa feels that Frelly has been talking strangely lately and wonders why.[8]

In The Champions' Ballad DLC Pack, Link can find Essa to the northwest of Gerudo Town with a group of wild Sand Seals. Essa explains that Frelly asked her to go recruit some wild Sand Seals.[9] Essa also offers Link a trained Sand Seal rental in exchange for Rupees. Link must use a Sand Seal at this location to race through a series of blue rings across the Gerudo Desert as part of the Main Quest, "EX Champion Urbosa's Song".


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  1. "Sav'aaq! The sand seals here were all trained by Frelly. They're faster, and they'll wait for you to return to them." — Essa (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "By comparison, the ones outside who haven't been trained will just run off the moment you dismount." — Essa (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "It's definitely worth renting a trained one! Frelly puts her heart into training them!" — Essa (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "Frelly trained the sand seals used in the sand-seal races too, of course." — Essa (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "The sand-seal races are a Gerudo tradition..." — Essa (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "It's pretty simple: you use a sand seal to race around a course to see who's the fastest." — Essa (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "Just go out the southeast gate of the town and head to the right. You'll see the starting line immediately! No harm in taking a peek, right?" — Essa (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "This is a bit off topic... But it seems like Frelly has been talking a little strangely recently. I wonder what's gotten into her..." — Essa (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "Sav'saaba! Frelly asked me to go recruit some wild sand seals." — Essa (Breath of the Wild)