|Moria is never seen|
Moria is a kingdom mentioned in the book The Shadow Prince. Charles, one of the main characters of the book, traveled from the land of Moria to Hyrule as part of a custom that requires him to do good deeds in order for him to become the King of Moria. Not many details are given about where Moria is located except that it's "far away." However, later on it is discovered that Charles is actually Ganon in disguise, which heavily implies that Moria is a non-existant kingdom, especially since Princess Zelda had mentioned she had never heard of it.
Charles speaks of the many customs and other tradition that Moria has, although considering that Moria most likely does not exist, they were all probably made up by Charles to convince others of his good nature. Such customs include:
- The king-to-be cannot take off their necklace until they become the king.
- Holding a scarf for good luck.
- He who wishes to be the king of Moria must walk through the night and ask the night fairies to tell him the secrets of kingship.
- Exchanging gifts.
- Moria may be named after the Dwarven realm of the same name from J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium.
- "Ignoring Link, the man smiles at Zelda. "Charles of Moria, at your service. [...] "Oh, it's far away," Charles says. "I've been travelling for months, doing good deeds as part of Morian custom. When I've done enough I'll go home and become King Charles"" (The Shadow Prince (Mammoth) pg. 37)
- ""Moria? [...] I've never heard of it."" (The Shadow Prince (Mammoth) pg. 37)
- ""Begging your highness's pardon, I'd rather you didn't. According to Morian lore, I'm not supposed to take it off until I'm king. You see, it's an ancient legend..."" (The Shadow Prince (Mammoth) pg. 93)
- ""Zelda?" he asks. "Will you hold my scarf for luck? It's a Morian custom."" (The Shadow Prince (Mammoth) pg. 82)
- ""In Moria we have an ancient custom. He who is to be king must walk through the night and ask the night fairies to tell him the secrets of kingship," says Charles." (The Shadow Prince (Mammoth) pg. 105)
- ""Take this as a token of friendship. It's an ancient Morian custom to exchange gifts. Do you have something to give me?"" (The Shadow Prince (Mammoth) pg. 27)