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Subrosian

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Subrosian
Subrosian.png
Game(s)
Habitat(s)Subrosia
Special Characteristic(s)Impervious to heat
Very secretive
Wear hooded cloaks
Notable Member(s)
A regular green-robed Subrosian

The Subrosians, also known as the Subrosian Tribe,[1] are the native inhabitants of the subterranean lava world of Subrosia in both Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages, the majority of which live in Subrosia Village. Subrosians are very secretive, and therefore always wear full-body robes keeping their physical identities private to all but themselves. It is rumored that they originated from the land of Holodrum, because foreigners can only enter Subrosia through stylized portals in Holodrum itself.

As their habitat suggests, Subrosians enjoy symbolically "hot" activities, such as dancing, as evident from their Dance Hall, and partaking in lava baths. Their volcanic climate and their general isolation from mainstream society contributes to their use of Ore Chunks as currency as compared to the Hyrulean Rupee, as it is more abundant in the area and vital to their continuity as a culture, as Rupees are to Hyrule.

Subrosians play a role in multiple secret-transfers in Linked Games.

Nomenclature

The Subrosians are known as the ウーラ in Japan. ウーラ means "hidden", referring to the race's secretive nature. For their Western name, the localization team played a little with that description to come up with a more interesting name than a literal translation would provide, a strategy they also utilized for the トカゲ人 from Oracle of Ages. When the term "subrosia" is taken apart, it becomes "sub rosa", "underneath the rose" in Latin. In ancient times, a rose over a doorway signified that a secret meeting was taking place. The name Subrosia literally means "secret place" and Subrosian "secretive person".

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ウーラ (Ūra) Hidden
French Republic FrenchEU Subrosien
Federal Republic of Germany German Subrosianer
Italian Republic Italian Subrosiano
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Subrosio

Gallery

  1. "Subrosian Tribe" (Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books), pg. 209 (OoS | OoA))