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Pearle (sister)

Rotana is a character in Breath of the Wild.[1]


Rotana is a Gerudo archaeologist who lives in Gerudo Town.[2] Link can begin the Shrine Quest, "The Seven Heroines", by speaking to her. If Link speaks to Rotana, he will catch her muttering something about a sandstorm to herself before she turns around and notices Link.[3] When Rotana notices Link, she asks what a "Hylian vai" is doing there.[4] If Link says he has to go, Rotana becomes upset that he is leaving already and thought he wanted to hear the legend of the Seven Heroines.[5][6] Rotana mutters that she hoped someone would listen to her because her sister, Pearle, will not.[7] If Link asks Rotana what she is doing, she introduces herself and says that she was just analyzing part of an ancient text that she discovered recently.[2][8] Rotana feels that she can get recognition for this discovery and that Link arriving must be fate.[9][10] Rotana offers to share her research with Link if he promises to keep it secret.[11] If Link says he has to go, Rotana becomes upset, demanding that he listens and tells him about her research anyway.[12] If Link instead promises to keep it a secret, she will simply tell him about her research. Rotana tells Link of a temple to the east near the entrance of Gerudo Desert.[13] She tells Link that the temple is dedicated to giant statues of the seven heroines who once protected the Gerudo people.[14] Rotana also tells Link of the ancient scripture that she discovered there, which serves as a clue for the Shine Quest.[15] Rotana explains that this was all she has been able to decipher so far.[16] She also explains that people once traveled in search of the heroines' blessing,[17] but no one has ever found it.[18] If Link asks about the blessing, Rotana says that she is not sure what it means yet.[19] Rotana then explains that the heroines are said to each hold a different power,[20] which include skill, spirit, endurance, knowledge, flight, motion and gentleness.[21] Rotana thinks they all look the same,[22] so she is unable to decipher which heroine holds which power without understanding the entire script.[23] Rotana is also concerned about the Divine Beast Vah Naboris wandering the Desert and hindering her research,[24] exclaiming that Naboris has "no respect for academia."[25] Rotana also says that she knows the place referenced in the ancient script, but she needs to finish deciphering it.[26] If Link asks where the place is, she reiterates that it is near the entrance to the Gerudo Desert, but adds that the nearby sandstorm is a problem.[27] She also mentions that approaching the temple will be difficult with the Divine Beast around.[28] When Link ends the conversation, Rotana wishes that her sister, Pearle, was more like Link and took interest in her research instead of obsessing over Lady Urbosa.[29][30]

If Link speaks to Rotana after completing the "The Seven Heroines", she is ecstatic that the Shrine that appeared at the temple must be a trial given to her by the Seven Heroines.[31] She believes that she will be the star of the archaeological society after she completes the trial.[32]


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  1. "Rotana" — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "I'm an archaeologist...of sorts. I was just poring over some ancient text that I discovered the other day... And I've finally decoded it!" — Rotana (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "It was over there the whole time? I thought it strange that the sandstorm over there never lifted..." — Rotana (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "Mmm... Huh? And what is a Hylian vai like yourself doing here?" — Rotana (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "Wait, you're leaving already?" — Rotana (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "Oh. I thought that you came to hear the Legend of the Seven Heroines..." — Rotana (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "My sister won't listen to me, so I was hoping someone else would..." — Rotana (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "Well...part of it, at least. ...But the rest is not far off." — Rotana (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "With this discovery, I'll finally be able to make a name for myself as an archaeologist!" — Rotana (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "OF COURSE! You and I meeting here is no coincidence. I've never been one to question fate." — Rotana (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "I can't explain why...but I trust you for some reason. I'll tell you the details of my research if you can keep a secret." — Rotana (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "What? You're joking, right? Look, whenever I talk to my sister about this, she spaces out. I need someone to talk to, so YOU'RE GOING TO LISTEN!" — Rotana (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "There's a temple east of here near the entrance to the Gerudo Desert." — Rotana (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "It's dedicated to the seven giant statues of the heroines, said to be the divine protectors of the Gerudo." — Rotana (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "It was at this temple that I originally discovered the ancient scripture. It reads: "When the symbols of the seven find their place, the blessed path will be revealed."" — Rotana (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "...That's all I've been able to decipher so far." — Rotana (Breath of the Wild)
  17. "It's believed that people once came from around the world in search of the heroines' blessing." — Rotana (Breath of the Wild)
  18. "But as far as I can tell, no one has found it yet." — Rotana (Breath of the Wild)
  19. "I'm not sure what exactly it means, but maybe I'll find out once I've deciphered more of the text." — Rotana (Breath of the Wild)
  20. "I'm not sure if this is related, but it's said the heroines held powers that were part of a bigger whole." — Rotana (Breath of the Wild)
  21. "Each heroine had a different power: skill, spirit, endurance, knowledge, flight, motion, and gentleness." — Rotana (Breath of the Wild)
  22. "But they all look the same to me." — Rotana (Breath of the Wild)
  23. "I should understand the entire script before long, but that's only the beginning of my problems." — Rotana (Breath of the Wild)
  24. "That Divine Beast has been moving around the area, making it harder for me to conduct my research." — Rotana (Breath of the Wild)
  25. "That thing has no respect for academia!" — Rotana (Breath of the Wild)
  26. "Well, we know the place it's referring to. I just need to finish deciphering the full text now." — Rotana (Breath of the Wild)
  27. "The temple with the giant statues is near the entrance to Gerudo Desert, but the sandstorm presents a problem." — Rotana (Breath of the Wild)
  28. "And that Divine Beast isn't in the most welcoming mood. Approaching the temple will be difficult." — Rotana (Breath of the Wild)
  29. "I wish my sister was more like you. If she'd take more interest in my research, she might learn something useful." — Rotana (Breath of the Wild)
  30. "Instead she spends her time obsessing over Lady Urbosa. She won't even give me the time of day." — Rotana (Breath of the Wild)
  31. "Earlier, when I went to investigate the temple, I saw a shrine that wasn't previously there... A new shrine. That can only mean one thing. This must be a trial given to me by the seven heroines!" — Rotana (Breath of the Wild)
  32. "When I beat it, I'll be the star of the archaeological society!" — Rotana (Breath of the Wild)