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Henya (wife)

Rusta is a character in Skyward Sword that resides in Skyloft.[2] He is married to Henya, the school cook at the Knight Academy.


Fi's Comment

A report, master.


His name is Rusta, and he is an elderly dreamer and husband to Henya, who works at the Knight Academy.

He is quite opinionated, and so not many people take this elderly man's opinions seriously.

Rusta can be found at the bird statue near the Waterfall Cave in Skyloft before the Wing Ceremony, where he notes to Link that it is missing an eye.[3] Afterwards, Rusta can be found at the Lumpy Pumpkin. After Kukiel goes missing, he informs Link about a monster in Skyloft,[4] something many people don't believe.[5][6][7] If Link breaks the Lumpy Pumpkin's chandelier, he will scold him for doing so, saying that he scared a year off his life.[8]


Like other Skyloft inhabitants, Rusta's name may be derived from a type of bird, specifically the rooster. Fittingly, his wife's name, Henya, comes from hen.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name
Japan Japanese ロスター (Rosutā)
Canada FrenchCA Rico
Italian Republic Italian Gallio
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Ganzo



  1. "His name is Rusta, and he is an elderly dreamer and husband to Henya, who works at the Knight Academy." — Fi (Skyward Sword)
  2. "Rusta final version" (Hyrule Historia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 36)
  3. "Look at this thing. Who knows how long this statue has been here? And it only has one eye. Poor thing... You probably know this, but you can press (C) to look around!" — Rusta (Skyward Sword)
  4. "There's a fiendish demon living in Skyloft! I'm tellin' ya, I came this close to getting eaten by that evil beast! You look like you've gotten a little knight training, but you'd better keep your guard up, or he'll take a bite out of you too!" — Rusta (Skyward Sword)
  5. "You believe me, don't ya?!" — Rusta (Skyward Sword)
  6. "Listen to this! The old guy over there says he saw a demon! He's obviously trying to get Kina's attention, but he won't get anywhere using creepy lines like that!" — Keet (Skyward Sword)
  7. "Hey now... What's with you kids today and all your disrespectin' and whatnot! I swear..." — Rusta (Skyward Sword)
  8. "What were you thinking? You scared a year off my life! What did you want again? I lost my train of thought..." — Rusta (Skyward Sword)