Queen of the Zoras
Oren is the Queen of the Zoras and resides in Zora's Domain, where she is served by the Zora Underlings. She is also one of the Seven Sages. When Link first encounters Oren, she is stuck in a bloated state because the Shady Guy stole her Smooth Gem. Once Link returns the Smooth Gem to her pool, she returns to normal and gives him the Zora's Flippers as a sign of her gratitude, though she warns him that the Zoras living in the rivers and lakes are highly territorial. Despite her attemps to change this, the hostile faction of Zoras grew stronger over time, becoming monsters by the era of The Adventure of Link.
After Link obtains the Pendant of Wisdom from within the House of Gales, a Zora Underling will tell him about how Oren left him behind while they were swimming together, not knowing that she was actually turned into a Painting by Yuga and kidnapped as part of a plan to resurrect Ganon. After Yuga merges with Ganon, her portrait is hidden within Lorule's Swamp Palace. Upon being rescued, Oren thanks Link, before asking him to rescue the remaining Sages. If she is the final Sage to be rescued, Oren announces that Link has earned the Triforce of Courage, before all of the Sages combine their power to grant it to the him. Oren then expresses her undying gratitude, claiming that Link is one of the very best among his kind, but reminds him that he must still defeat Yuga so that she may return to the Zoras.
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|Japanese||オーレン (Ōren)||From オレンジ (Orenji), the transliteration of orange.|
- "Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Oren, Queen of the Zoras." — Oren (A Link Between Worlds)
- "Nice weather today, so I swam here with the queen. But she swims so fast...and I got left behind. I'm hurt, to be honest. The queen left me behind... I feel abandoned." — Zora Underling (A Link Between Worlds)
- Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 300 (ALBW)
- "They will allow you to swim and dive, so you may travel the rivers and roam the lakes." — Oren (A Link Between Worlds)
- "But my Zoras do consider that their territory, and while I tell them to get along with people... I have to admit, they just don't listen. So be careful out there." — Oren (A Link Between Worlds)
- "Despite the queen's attempts to return the Zora to their former glory, this hostile faction of Zora grow stronger over time, and by the era of The Adventure of Link, the Zora are outright monsters." (Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 49)
- "Once more you have come to my rescue, Link. How I wish I could again reward you with a gift—something that would calm the troubled waters of your journey. I can only offer you my deepest gratitude...and yet another task, I'm afraid. You must rescue every one of the Seven Sages. Only together can we help you defeat this great evil." — Oren (A Link Between Worlds)
- "Thank you, my young hero. You have saved all seven of the Sages. You have displayed great heroism in crossing the worlds to rescue us. So this is your just reward. The Triforce of Courage is yours. It will be essential in your battle with Yuga, though always remember, your courage is what inspires us all..." — Oren (A Link Between Worlds)
- "You have my undying gratitude, young hero. You are truly among the very best of your people. Now there is more for you to do, if I am to get back home to MY people. The Zoras are surely worried." — Oren (A Link Between Worlds)