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Old Wayfarer

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Old Wayfarer
Old Wayfarer.png
Title(s)
Wayfarer
Race Human
Gender Male[1]
Game(s)
Era Era of the Great Voyage
Family Maronie (wife)[2]
Romanos (son)[2]

The Old Wayfarer is a character in Phantom Hourglass.[2]

Biography

The Old Wayfarer is an old man who resides in a small house at Bannan Island. He is the writer of the "Wayfarer's Words" found on Molida Island, which tell of his adventures to the Isle of Gust.[3][4][5][6] The Old Wayfarer has a wife and a son named Romanos, who both live on Molida Island. Although, he had left his family the year before to explore uncharted islands.[7] This angered his son Romanos, which is why he refuses to work.[8] Romanos expresses annoyance towards his father's lust for adventure, and will snap at Link if he asks about the Isle of Gust.[9] Inside his true hideaway, the Old Wayfarer left a message inside his journal for Romanos.[10] He apologizes for how he treated his family,[11] and explains that he has dedicated his life in learning more about the Ghost Ship and its victim's fates.[12] He tells Romanos to care for his mother if he does not return, and asks for his son's forgiveness.[13] The Old Wayfarer can be found inside the S.S. Wayfarer during the game's trading sequence, where he gives Link the Swordsman's Scroll in exchange for a Wood Heart.[14]

The Old Wayfarer seems to have an obsession with mermaids.[15] Link can lead Joanne, a fake mermaid,[16] to the Old Wayfarer, and will be given the Fishing Rod.[17][18] The Old Wayfarer originally had the fishing rod to catch a mermaid, but he gives it to Link now that he no longer needs it.[19]

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Canada FrenchCA Vieux Voyageur Old Traveler
French Republic FrenchEU Vieil Aventurier Old Adventurer
Federal Republic of Germany German Alter Romantiker Old Romantic
Italian Republic Italian Vecchio sognatore
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Viejo Trotamundos Old Globetrotter
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Viejo Aventurero Old Adventurer

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References

  1. ↑ "Do you know the Old Wayfarer who lives on Bannan Island? He buried something nice in front of his hut! Strange old men do strange things..." β€” N/A (Phantom Hourglass)
  2. ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 282
  3. ↑ "Wayfarer's Words, No. 1 I tried sailing through the foggy passage to the north sea. Tried and failed. I found myself sailing back to the same point, so I abandoned my voyage..." β€” Wayfarer's Words Stone Tablet (Phantom Hourglass)
  4. ↑ "Wayfarer's Words, No. 2 I made my way through the fog to the north sea, where I first spied the island! What a place, ravaged by winds! How could I name it anything but Isle of Gust..." β€” Wayfarer's Words Stone Tablet (Phantom Hourglass)
  5. ↑ "Wayfarer's Words, No. 3 But the Isle of Gust was only one of the many islands beyond that foggy passage. I will see them all! It's my life's dream! It's the only way to live!" β€” Wayfarer's Words Stone Tablet (Phantom Hourglass)
  6. ↑ "Wayfarer's Words No. 4 What a discovery! On the Isle of Gust, a temple reached into the sky itself! But a temple to what? For whom? My curiosity must be satisfied..." β€” Wayfarer's Words Stone Tablet (Phantom Hourglass)
  7. ↑ "...My husband...called that place the Isle of Gust. He used to talk about how he had visited that island. My husband...was once content as a fisherman, until he left this place. He sought uncharted lands. At least that's what he said when he finally left... The last time we saw him was over a year ago..." β€” Romanos's Mother (Phantom Hourglass)
  8. ↑ "...But that boy hasn't worked in a long time either. He's peeved at his dad, I think." β€” Romanos's Mother (Phantom Hourglass)
  9. ↑ "What?! You want to travel to the Isle of Gust?!... All this endless babbling about living with a lust for adventure. Can that put food on the table? Can that make your family happy?... Sorry to unload all that on you, kid. It's just that my dad used to say lots about his own way to explore. And I got fed up with him." β€” Romanos (Phantom Hourglass)
  10. ↑ "To my son, Romanos. If you're reading these words, you have found my true hideaway..." β€” Old Wayfarer's Journal (Phantom Hourglass)
  11. ↑ "... Know that I'm truly sorry for putting you and your mother through so much... I'm well aware I'm the world's worst father, leaving you both behind..." β€” Old Wayfarer's Journal (Phantom Hourglass)
  12. ↑ "There's so much about the world I don't understand. Such as why the Ghost Ship appears and steals people. Where do its victims go? I have decided to dedicate my life to finding out the answers..." β€” Old Wayfarer's Journal (Phantom Hourglass)
  13. ↑ "If I fail to return, please take care of your mother. And please forgive me..." β€” Old Wayfarer's Journal (Phantom Hourglass)
  14. ↑ "I recently got my hands on something extremely interesting... Unfortunately, I do not have it with me right now. I left it at home... It is in a large treasure chest, however... You really can't miss it! You may have it as a gift for the wood heart. Use it as you please!" β€” Old Wayfarer (Phantom Hourglass)
  15. ↑ "So, go on... tell me! Did you find...it?... You came to this distant island in search of the elusive beast... The mystical creature that bewitches sailors from the waters of this island... You came in search of the mythical mermaid, right? In my search for the mystical creature, the mermaid... I sacrificed many of life's pleasures...friends, family, good snacks...I gave it all up to search for the mermaid..." β€” Old Wayfarer (Phantom Hourglass)
  16. ↑ "Maybe I'm wearing my mergirl costume, but I'm still me." β€” Joanne (Phantom Hourglass)
  17. ↑ "Haha! I finally met the mermaid of my dreams! Never would I have dreamed the mermaid would come to ME! You had a hand in this, young man, so I want to give you this!" β€” Old Wayfarer (Phantom Hourglass)
  18. ↑ "You got the fishing rod! Tap Fish from the menu while sailing to use it." β€” N/A (Phantom Hourglass)
  19. ↑ "I had that fishing rod made so I could hook the mythical mermaid, but... I obviously don't need it anymore...so you can have it!" β€” Old Wayfarer (Phantom Hourglass)