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Rauru Town

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Rauru Town
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Rauru Town, as seen in the Overworld
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Inhabitants
Old Man
Old Man's Daughter
Items
Shield Magic

Rauru Town, also known simply as Rauru, is a recurring location in The Legend of Zelda series

Features and Overview

The town is close to the North Castle and is found beyond the forest to the southeast. It's the first town that Link is likely to visit in his quest.

The Shield magic can be earned here by speaking to one of the women in town. She wishes for Link to talk to her father before leaving to his next destination.[1] Upon entering her house, an Old Man will be waiting at the end of the basement to teach the young hero his first spell, which will prove useful to Link when he journeys through the Parapa Desert north of Rauru.[2]

Non-canon Appearances

Captain N: The Game Master

Rauru in Captain N: The Game Master

The town of Rauru appears in the "Quest for the Potion of Power" episode of Captain N: The Game Master. The episode starts with the citizens enjoying a beautiful day until Moblins appear and cause the townsfolk to go into hiding. It is later revealed by Princess Zelda that the Moblins are trying to revive Ganon using a special potion found somewhere in Rauru Town, and they ask help from Captain N, also known as Kevin, so that they may find it first before it falls into the wrong hands.[3]

When the heroes arrive to Rauru, they find it practically deserted, until they see a woman walk by not far from where they are. They ask her for help in finding the potion, but the woman nervously exclaims that she knows nothing and runs away.[4] A few seconds later, however, they hear her scream and find that a Moblin is also interrogating the woman about the potion.[5] After Link, Zelda and Kevin defeat all of the Moblins, Link approaches the Moblin leader to defeat him, but the woman's son gets in the way and the Moblin leader holds him hostage, commanding the heroes that they drop their weapons.[6] Link and Zelda obey, but Kevin hesitates to drop his Zapper until the Moblin singles him out, at which point Kevin throws it in front of him. As the Moblin is distracted, Kevin throws a blanket on top of the monster, allowing the kid to escape and giving Link a chance to zap the Moblin. The woman thanks Kevin for saving her son and gives him a map to the Parapa Palace, where they will find the Golden Key that reveals the path to the Potion of Power.[7]

Trivia

  • The town is seemingly named after Rauru, one of Seven Sages from Ocarina of Time. As well as being the first town Link visits, Rauru is the first Sage he receives a Medallion from.
  • The woman in the Captain N episode who claims that she "knows nothing" is an obvious reference to the various characters in The Adventure of Link who say "I KNOW NOTHING" when Link speaks to them.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ラウル (Rauru)
French Republic FrenchEU Ville de Rauru City of Rauru
Federal Republic of Germany German Stadt Rauru

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References

  1. "TALK WITH MY FATHER BEFORE YOU LEAVE TOWN" — Young Woman in Rauru (The Adventure of Link)
  2. "IN PARAPA DESERT USE THIS MAGIC TO SURVIVE" — Old Man (The Adventure of Link)
  3. "Only one: that they're searching for a magic potion that will restore his power. WE'VE gotta find it first." — Princess Zelda (Captain N: The Game Master, Episode 16 )
  4. "Please, I know nothing!" — Woman (Captain N: The Game Master, Episode 16 )
  5. "Tell me what you know, or else!" — Moblin (Captain N: The Game Master, Episode 16 )
  6. "Drop your weapons!" — Moblin (Captain N: The Game Master, Episode 16 )
  7. "Thank you for saving my son, kind sir. Please, take this as a reward. It's a map to an ancient desert palace. There lies a Golden Key that will unlock the Potion of Power you seek." — Woman (Captain N: The Game Master, Episode 16 )
Major locations in The Adventure of Link
Tantari DesertParapa PalaceParapa DesertRuto TownNorth CastleRauru TownMidoro PalaceMoruge SwampMidoro SwampMido TownSaria TownDeath MountainDeath MountainKing's TombIsland PalaceDarunia TownNabooru TownOld Kasuto TownThree-Eye RockMaze IslandNew Kasuto TownTAoL Hyrule Map 2.png

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