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Ikana Royal Family

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Ikana Royal Family
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Igos du Ikana, King of Ikana Kingdom
Game(s)Majora's Mask
RealmIkana Kingdom
SeatAncient Castle of Ikana
King(s)Igos du Ikana
ServantsCaptain Keeta
Ikana Army (Stalchildren)
Composer Brothers
King's guards

The Ikana Royal Family was the ruling body of Ikana Kingdom in Majora's Mask. They once governed the Ikana region from the Ancient Castle of Ikana. The King of Ikana and head of the Ikana monarchy, Igos du Ikana, is the only known member of that family. If he had a spouse and children, they undoubtedly made up the other members of that monarchy. In addition, the family probably included the parents, siblings, or extended family of Igos du Ikana. As Sakon says that there are "swarms" of ghosts appearing in Ikana that belong to the Royal Family, the family may have been very large.[1]

The servants of the Ikana Royal Family felt such devotion towards it that they continued to serve the Kingdom even after their death. Notable servants of the Royal Family include the Composer Brothers, Sharp and Flat, who composed the songs connected to that Royal Family,[2] the Royal Soldier Skull Keeta, who protected the Ikana Graveyard and the Royal Family's treasure,[3] and the King's body guards and armies.[4][5] Apparently, Sharp was even willing to sell his soul to the devil in an attempt to revive the Royal Family.[6][7]

The Ikana Graveyard was said to be used exclusively for the burial of members of the Royal Family, which would explain the elaborateness of the tombs.[8] As Igos du Ikana is a skilled swordsman, and inscriptions of two of the graves indicate that a soldier rests within, Ikana Royal Family members may have also served in Ikana's army.[9] This graveyard was also the resting place of the Royal Family's legendary treasures, perhaps being buried with them for the afterlife as practiced by the Ancient Egyptians.[10][3]

When Link arrives in Termina, long after the fall of Ikana Kingdom, he can interact with the King, his servants, and acquire some of the Royal Family's treasures. After overthrowing Igos du Ikana, Link learns the Elegy of Emptiness from him and uses the song to scale Stone Tower. He also acquires a Piece of Heart, the Song of Storms, and an Empty Bottle from the graves in Ikana Graveyard.

References

  1. "You know...Lately, frightening ghosts have been appearing in swarms in Ikana Village across the river. It seems they're the ghosts of Ikana's Royal Family or something." — Sakon (Majora's Mask)
  2. "I served the Ikana Royal family. I am the composer called Flat. The songs connected to the Royal Family that remain here were all composed by my brother and I." — Flat (Majora's Mask)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Did you see the huge skeleton at the back of this graveyard? My father once said that was all that was left of the former Royal Soldier who once guarded this graveyard. Even though he is dead, his remains still block the way. In a sense, he is still guarding the Royal Family's treasure. He must have been a fine soldier, indeed." — Dampe (Majora's Mask)
  4. "It's a Stalchild. They were the cursed soldiers of the Kingdom of Ikana...What are you gonna do?" — Tatl (Majora's Mask)
  5. "And convey my words to my men, who, even in death, remain loyal to me. Tell them the war has ended..." — Captain Keeta (Majora's Mask)
  6. "Forgive your foolish brother who dreamt of the revival of the Royal Family..." — Sharp (Majora's Mask)
  7. "Oh...Sharp, my dear brother. He sold his soul to the devil and was the one who locked me in here..." — Flat (Majora's Mask)
  8. "All the graves here belong to the family members of the King of Ikana Castle, a place that lies beyond the mountains. Even nowadays, the ghosts come out at night. It is a frightening graveyard." — Dampe (Majora's Mask)
  9. "The soul of a brave soldier from Ikana rests here." — Grave (Majora's Mask)
  10. "I came looking for the Royal Family's legendary treasure, but my torch has gone out." — Dampe (Majora's Mask)