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Uma

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Uma
BotW Uma Model.png
Race Hylian
Gender Female[1]
Game(s)
Era Era of the Wilds

Uma is a character in Breath of the Wild.[2] She is an elderly woman residing in Hateno Village.

Biography

Uma spends her time during the day sitting on a stool by a large tree outside the local inn. She kindly greets Link and asks if he happens to be a traveler.[3] If Link admits that he is indeed traveling, Uma will be surprised.[4] She states that the village has become lively thanks to the peaceful state of the region.[5] Link can ask her to explain and she will tell him that in earlier years, Hateno was no place for farming.[6] She sadly recounts the devastation of Central Hyrule in the wake of Calamity Ganon.[7]

Speaking to her again allows Link to ask her about a number of topics, which she does not mind answering.[1] Asking about the Calamity pushes Uma to reveal that she was not alive for the event, but was born in an age called the Age of Burning Fields.[8] She explains that in time, the people and plants of Hateno recovered, but that Central Hyrule is still caught in the grips of the Calamity Ganon.[9] She believes that older people may be able to tell Link more.[10] Bringing up Hyrule Castle allows Uma to tell Link of what the Castle used to be like and how courageous villagers would seek out glory there.[11] Its current state depresses the old woman.[12] Uma will relate how Castle Town used to be a bustling wealth of diversity should Link ask about it, which also reminds her to tell the hero how he can find the fallen city on his map.[13] It makes her wonder at the scale of the Calamity's devastation.[14] Whenever she is finished answering a question, Uma will ask if Link would like help with anything else.[15] She will bid him farewell when he decides to leave.[16]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Yes, yes... And now how could an old lady like me help you out there?" — Uma (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Uma" — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "Yes, good day, indeed. Are you some sorta traveler?" — Uma (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "Well, I'll be..." — Uma (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "The village has grown to be quite a lively place. I suppose that's on account of things being' so peaceful in general." — Uma (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "Oh, yes... When I was a child, this whole region wasn't in a state fit to be sown, much less harvested." — Uma (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "Hyrule Castle and Castle Town had been destroyed, and all the lovely folks there fell victim to... Well...back in bygone days, we called it the Calamity. But words often fall meaningless when we try to describe tragic events of a certain magnitude..." — Uma (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "[The Calamity?] The Calamity, yes... I didn't come along until everything was already over... I was born during the Age of Burning Fields." — Uma (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "By the time I was old enough to be aware of it, the plants around Hateno Village were budding... We were self-sufficient. Even so, Hyrule Castle and the Castle Town remain a home ground for the forces of the Calamity to this very day..." — Uma (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "Those who are older than I might know more about it..." — Uma (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "Hyrule Castle was the governing center of Hyrule, home to the king and the beautiful princess. Brave souls from nearby villages would all set their sights there, do great deeds, and return home draped in glory." — Uma (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "Hyrule Castle, once strong and proud, was corrupted by the Calamity...and it's still in that state today." — Uma (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "They say that Castle Town was once a center both for commerce and knowledge. That reminds me... Do you have a map? You should be able to see the ruins of Castle Town in the center of your map." — Uma (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "Just looking at those ruins now...it really gives you an idea of the destruction that went on there." — Uma (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "Did you wanna hear about anything else?" — Uma (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "[Good-bye] Yes, good-bye..." — Uma (Breath of the Wild)