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Ashe is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series.[2][3]


Breath of the Wild

Ashe is an old man who works at the Woodland Stable. During the day, he watches over the Stable's White Goats in their pen. At night, he can be found looking over his grandchild Shamae as she sleeps.[1] When Link speaks to him, he'll identify he's not from the area due to the look on his face.[4] He assists new travelers by telling them about the surrounding areas and giving directions to them, including the Eldin Region, Hyrule Field and the Great Hyrule Forest.[5]

If Link asks, Ashe will tell him about Eldin, describing Death Mountain at its center.[6] He tells Link that one can see the back of Death Mountain from the stable.[7] Though he doesn't know why anyone would do so, he recommends climbing to the Maw of Death Mountain from Foothill Stable in Akkala.[8] He also recommends Link figures out how to deal with the Scorching Climate before he heads up.[9]

Ashe also talks about Hyrule Field, saying it's just south of the stable past Crenel Hills.[10] He describes it as a beautiful place to live with no shortage of nature.[11] He mentions Hyrule Castle Town and Hyrule Castle are both north of the field, and they used to be the center of culture or commerce in Hyrule Kingdom[12] However, he warns Link to stay away from both the castle and the field, as he considers both to be dangerous.[13] Ashe says he's sure Link has a family who cares about him, and he's seen too many people head into Hyrule Field and never come back.[14]

When asked about the Great Hyrule Forest, Ashe will indicate that it's north of the stable, and it's the largest forest in Hyrule.[15] He recounts a time where he had left to gather firewood at the Lost Woods as a young boy.[16] He remembers venturing deep into the Woods when the wind suddenly started blowing in several directions.[17] He ran away then, only to find himself outside the Woods as the fog lifted.[18] He believes that there is something dangerous in the Lost Woods and warns Link to stay away.[19] His story is actually a clue to navigating the Lost Woods, by following the wind's direction.

Tears of the Kingdom


ZW Nomenclature Asset.png Names in Other Regions ZW Nomenclature Asset 2.png
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Ashe (BotW)
  • アシゲル (Ashigeru) (BotW)
  • アシゲル (TotK)
The Republic of ChinaThe Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of ChinaThe Macao Special Administrative Region of China
阿西蓋爾 (Āxīgàiěr) (BotW | TotK)
The People's Republic of China
阿西盖尔 (Āxīgàiěr) (BotW | TotK)
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Ashe (BotW)
Risou (BotW | TotK)
The French Republic
Risou (BotW | TotK)
The Federal Republic of Germany
Grausch (BotW | TotK)
The Italian Republic
Ashiel (BotW | TotK)
The Republic of Korea
아슈겔 (TotK)
Latin America
Ashiel (BotW)
The Kingdom of Spain
Ashiel (BotW | TotK)
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See Also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Ho ho... If you're willing to interrupt an old man looking over his grandchild, you must be in need of something." — Ashe (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Ashe" — Game Screen (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "Ashe" — Game Screen (Tears of the Kingdom)
  4. "You aren't from around here, are ya? Hwa ha ha! When you get to my age, you can tell just by lookin' at people's faces." — Ashe (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "This here Woodland Stable borders the Eldin region and Hyrule Field. It's a central fixture for travelers. Also the Great Hyrule Forest, which is where the stable got its name, is right over yonder. Do you want me to tell you about the surrounding areas?" — Ashe (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "Eldin is northeast of here. It's a mountainous region with Death Mountain at its center." — Ashe (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "You can see Death Mountain from here, in fact, but only the backside of it." — Ashe (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "I don't know why anyone would want to climb it, but if you're so inclined, the best approach is from Akkala to the east. If you see Foothill Stable, you're on the right path—the Maw of Death Mountain is near the stable. But Death Mountain is an active volcano." — Ashe (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "It's blazing hot up there. If you go unprepared, you're as good as dead. Although I'm sure there's someone at Foothill Stable who knows how to deal with the heat." — Ashe (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "Hyrule Field is south of here. It's the huge field past the Crenel Hills." — Ashe (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "There's no shortage of nature in these parts. It's a beautiful place to live." — Ashe (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "And just north of the field, you'll find the ruins of Hyrule Castle Town and Hyrule Castle. They used to be the center of Hyrule's culture and commerce, but now..." — Ashe (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "I'm telling you...stay far away from the castle! The field isn't safe either." — Ashe (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "I'm sure you have family that cares about you, so please don't dismiss this warning as an old man's rambling. I've seen too many young'uns head off to Hyrule Field...only to never come back." — Ashe (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "The Great Hyrule Forest is north of here. It's the largest forest in Hyrule..." — Ashe (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "In the heart of the forest sits a terrifying group of enchanted trees called the Lost Woods. I once got lost there while collecting firewood when I was but a boy." — Ashe (Breath of the Wild)
  17. "As I went deeper into the forest, the wind was blowing this way and that! Chilled me to the bone." — Ashe (Breath of the Wild)
  18. "I got scared and ran as fast as I could, trying to get away from the howling wind. Then all of a sudden, the fog lifted, and I was standing outside the forest..." — Ashe (Breath of the Wild)
  19. "There's something dangerous hiding in those Lost Woods. Don't go wandering in there." — Ashe (Breath of the Wild)