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Makeela Riju is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][17][18][19]


Breath of the Wild

Riju is the young chief of the Gerudo, ruling over Gerudo Town after the untimely passing of her mother.[4][14] Riju was her mother's only child, causing the duties of leading the Gerudo to fall to her.[20] Riju resides in the Royal Palace, with her Bedroom being located on the second floor. At the time of Breath of the Wild, she is approximately 12 years old.[13]

Throughout her childhood, Riju's mother recounted many stories about the Champions and the Great Calamity to her daughter. One of these focused on Divine Beast Vah Naboris, which she referred to as a guardian Deity of the Gerudo.[21] She holds a great deal of respect for her ancestor Urbosa,[13] often remarking that among other ancestors, she must be looking down at them and working to keep them safe.[22][23][24] Similarly, Riju admires Nabooru, one of the Sages who sealed Calamity Ganon when he was still a Gerudo.[25] Riju also heard stories about Zelda placing Link into a Slumber of Restoration after he was defeated during the Calamity, as well as Zelda hiding the Master Sword in a forest.[26][27]

As evidenced by the Sand Seal design on her skirt and Sand-Seal Toys in her Bedroom, Riju loves Sand Seals.[13][28] Prior to her death, Riju's mother gave her Patricia as a present.[29] Despite Patricia's rugged appearance, Riju regularly dotes on her, and Patricia is always ready to go surfing with her.[30] The red ribbon that Patricia wears was a gift to her from Riju.[30]

Riju keeps a journal known as the Chief's Diary, which she keeps in her Bedroom.[1] She started the Diary shortly after the death of her mother, which Buliara informed her of.[14] While Buliara told Riju that her mother was in a better place, Riju could not understand how it could be better if they were apart.[14] After becoming the chief, Riju noticed that the people of Gerudo Town started acting nicer to her, but she still saw worry in their eyes.[31] As a result, she wonders if she could be as great of a chief as her mother was.[32]

When Divine Beast Vah Naboris reactivated and began roaming the East Barrens, Riju planned to investigate it, claiming that it seemed to be acting contrary to her mother's words.[21] She approached the Divine Beast with Patricia, but she decided to turn back after encountering its Sandstorm and Lightning.[33] However, Patricia was scared by a Monster, resulting in them turning directly towards Divine Beast Vah Naboris.[34] The next thing Riju is able to recall was being rescued by Buliara.[35] Afterwards, Riju concluded that the Gerudo would be in grave danger if Divine Beast Vah Naboris attacked them.[36]

Following Riju's encounter with Divine Beast Vah Naboris, Buliara refused to leave her side.[37] This continued even after the Thunder Helm was stolen from the Royal Palace, which Riju fears happened due to her being unprepared to be the chief.[38] Though no one has said as much, Riju believes that the soldiers consider her to be powerless.[39] Even after the Yiga Clan were identified as the thieves, the Gerudo were unable to approach their Hideout.[40] In desperation, Riju prayed to her mother and Urbosa for guidance.[41]

Contrary to Riju's opinion of herself, the soldiers directly guarding the Royal Palace express admiration towards her, referring to her as kind and warning travelers to avoid offending her.[42][43] Riju has also kept the Palace open to visitors, despite Gerudo Town's state of emergency.[43][44]

A screenshot of Riju in the Royal Palace's Throne Room. Text on-screen displays her name, along with the title "Gerudo Chief".
Riju's introduction

When Link first enters the Royal Palace's Throne Room, Riju will greet him from her Throne, wondering how he managed to reach the Palace.[45] She then notices the Sheikah Slate on Link's hip, which piques her interest.[46] Buliara will then stop Link and demand he explain his business.[4] Riju calms Buliara, stating that Link appears to be special and asking his name.[47] After hearing his name, she asks what it is that he came to tell her.[48]

Upon hearing that Link can calm Divine Beast Vah Naboris, Buliara is sceptical, since he is not a Champion like Riju's ancestor Urbosa.[49] Riju suddenly recalls her mother's tales about Link, noting that the two have the same name.[26] If Link does not yet have the Master Sword, Buliara will point this out to Riju.[50] Riju cites legends that Zelda hid it in a forest.[27] She also points out Link's Sheikah Slate, reasoning that the Sheikah would not allow just anybody to carry it around.[51] While attempting to remember stories of the Champions, Buliara realizes that Link must be a man.[52] Though men are not allowed within Gerudo Town, Riju decides to allow Link to stay, especially since he has offered to help them face Divine Beast Vah Naboris.[53]

Riju informs Link that the Gerudo have yet to find a way to appease Divine Beast Vah Naboris.[54] She reasons that if Link is truly a Champion, he will be able to enter and calm Vah Naboris.[55] Buliara urges Riju not to trust a stranger with such an important task, suggesting that he prove himself worthy by recovering the stolen Thunder Helm.[56] Riju agrees with this suggestion, and she proceeds to explain that the Thunder Helm is the only thing in Hyrule that can withstand Divine Beast Vah Naboris's Lightning.[57] However, she reveals that her family heirloom has been stolen.[58] Buliara assures Riju that, as a Champion, Link should easily be able to retrieve the Helm.[59] She directs Link to Captain Teake in the Barracks nearby to learn more about the thieves.[60] Before Link leaves, Riju states that his arrival must be a sign that Urbosa is looking out for them.[22] This starts the "Divine Beast Vah Naboris" Main Quest.

If Link speaks to Riju again, she expresses her disbelief that the Thunder Helm could have been stolen, referring to it as the most discouraging event to ever occur in Gerudo Town.[61] Riju believes that Urbosa and her other ancestors are looking down on them with shame, and she wonders if her people can tell how powerless she is.[23] Buliara intervenes, telling Riju not to take it personally and that the soldiers and herself are to blame, commenting that she should have been more vigilant.[62] Riju then tells Buliara that she does not need to beat herself up about it.[63]

Once Link returns from the Yiga Clan Hideout with the Thunder Helm, he will be directed to meet with Riju outside of her Bedroom.[64] When Link approaches her, she is able to sense the power of the Thunder Helm on his person.[65] Riju confesses her insecurities about becoming a leader at such a young age, claiming that she has tried to prove her worth to both her people and herself.[66] As a result, the theft of the Thunder Helm left her feeling disheartened.[67] She once again credits Urbosa for Link's arrival in Gerudo Town.[24] Riju then asks Link to hand her the Thunder Helm. After equipping the Helm, she quietly asks Link how she looks.[68] This causes Link to recall the "Urbosa's Hand" Recovered Memory.

Once the Recovered Memory ends, Riju notes that Link is staring at her, but she proclaims this does not matter and reiterates her previous question.[69] If Link tells Riju it looks good, Riju will be comforted, though it then proceeds to slightly slip off her head.[70] If Link admits that the Thunder Helm is too big for her, the Helm slips off to the side, which Riju makes a dry remark about.[71]

Returning to the task at hand, Riju admits that, with the threat of Divine Beast Vah Naboris growing, she fears Gerudo Town may soon become a target.[72] She feels that, as both the chief and a Gerudo herself, she is responsible for protecting her people, and she asks Link if he is willing to help her.[73] Link's simple assurance puts her at ease.[74] Riju tells Link to meet her at the Lookout Post to prepare for the attack on Divine Beast Vah Naboris.[75] Since the only way to approach Vah Naboris is by riding a Sand Seal, Riju suggests he ride one to the Lookout Post to get some practice.[76] Both Riju and Patricia will be waiting there for him.[15] Before she leaves, the Thunder Helm once again slips off her head, and she laments that it is too big.[77]

When Link arrives to the Lookout Post, he will be able to find Riju at the very top. If he is not wearing the Gerudo Outfit, she notes that it is uncommon for her to meet a man.[78] She then remarks that Divine Beast Vah Naboris is intimidating, and she asks Link if he is ready to face it.[79] If Link confirms that he is, Riju goes over their plan, which involves drawing close to the Divine Beast with their Sand Seals.[80] Once he is close, Link must shoot its feet with Bomb Arrows, which will disrupt its ability to drag energy from the ground.[81] She also instructs Link to stay close to her to avoid getting shocked by Lightning, since the Thunder Helm will be able to shield a small area around her.[82] Should Link become too injured to keep going, Riju tells him to return to the Lookout Post.[83] Lastly, Riju gives Link a bundle of 20 Bomb Arrows to use during the fight.[84]

A screenshot of Riju wearing the Thunder Helm. Patricia can be seen in the distance. Her dialogue reads "Oh, wow! I can feel their power coursing through me!"
Riju after activating the Thunder Helm

Riju then asks Link to once again confirm he is ready.[85] When Link confirms that he is, the pair will depart for the East Barrens. Before they begin, Riju asks Link to give her some space.[86] Holding her arms skyward, Riju introduces herself as a descendant of the royal line and leader of the Gerudo and declares that she will calm Divine Beast Vah Naboris.[87] She then gathers power by asking her ancestors to aid her.[88] Green energy will then form a forcefield around Riju, and she claims that she can feel her ancestors' power flowing through her.[89] After fixing her askew Thunder Helm, she declares that it is time for them to move.[90] Turning away from Link, she asks Urbosa to protect them both.[91]

Link and Riju then ride their Sand Seals into Divine Beast Vah Naboris's Sandstorm. Link must ride close to Riju in order to avoid being struck by Lightning. During the battle, Riju will prompt Link about when to strike the Divine Beast's feet.[92][93][94] She will also warn him of impending Lightning strikes and urge him to stay close to her.[95][96] Whenever Link deactivates one of the feet, Riju will praise him.[97][98][99][100]

A screenshot of Riju and Link standing before Divine Beast Vah Naboris, which has collapsed to the ground. Their Sand Seals are positioned at either side of them.
Riju and Link after fighting Divine Beast Vah Naboris

After Divine Beast Vah Naboris collapses, Link and Riju regroup. Removing the Thunder Helm, Riju states that she is unable to appease Naboris, and she leaves the rest of the task to Link.[101] As she watches Link enter the Divine Beast, she tells him not to let them down.[102]

When Link returns to the Royal Palace after freeing Divine Beast Vah Naboris, Riju will be relieved to see him.[103] Though she is still worried about the fate of Hyrule, she is comforted to have dealt with the immediate threat to Gerudo Town.[104] As thanks for Link's help, Riju offers him the contents of two Treasure Chests behind her Throne, which she claims are priceless pieces of equipment that were once worn by Urbosa.[105] She believes that it is right for Link to have them because he and Urbosa were once friends.[106] The Chests contain the Champion's Arms, the Daybreaker and the Scimitar of the Seven. Once Riju and Link's conversation ends, the "Divine Beast Vah Naboris" Main Quest will be completed.

Afterwards, Riju will claim that she heard a voice calling her name while fighting Divine Beast Vah Naboris, which she believes to have been Urbosa.[107] If Link responds by calling Riju by her name, Buliara will scold him for doing so.[108] However, Riju tells Buliara to let it pass, since she enjoys hearing her name.[109]

With Divine Beast Vah Naboris calmed, Riju makes a new entry in the Chief's Diary, where she refers to Link as the answer to her prayers.[110] She notes that, while Buliara was initially wary of Link, she trusts him after he was able to retrieve the Thunder Helm.[111] This surprises Riju, since she has always known Buliara to follow the rules.[112]

When Link examines the Thunder Helm next to Riju's Throne, Buliara will stop him, since his status as a hero does not permit him to take the heirloom.[113] However, Riju interjects, calming Buliara and asking Link if he desires the Helm.[114] If Link confirm that he wants it, Riju claims that she is unable to give him something so precious.[115] Since Link is facing that same enemy as Urbosa, though, Riju decides that she can lend it to him.[116]

Should Link agree to borrow it, Riju reveals that he must gain the trust of the Gerudo in order to prove he is worthy of borrowing such a cultural treasure.[117] To do this, he must bring peace back to Gerudo Town by solving the problems of those who live there.[118] This starts "The Thunder Helm" Side Quest. Riju reminds Link that he cannot fix Gerudo Town with only power.[119]

If Link speaks to Riju while the Side Quest is active, she states that some of Urbosa's power remains within the Thunder Helm.[120] As a result, she cannot allow Link to wield that power until he has proven himself to be a friend of the Gerudo.[121]

After "The Thunder Helm" is started, the final entry will appear in the Chief's Diary. Riju admits that she wanted to give him the Thunder Helm outright, but she had to uphold the value it has to the Gerudo.[122] She recounts that she used to spend so much time worrying about the Gerudo and whether she would be able to lead them, but she believes that Link helped her learn to look toward the future.[123] One day, she hopes that the two of them can face each other in a Sand-Seal Race.[124]

After completing all of the Side Quests in Gerudo Town, Link can return to Riju, who tells him that she has heard of his actions in delivering happiness to her people.[125] Riju thanks Link on behalf of her people, stating that he will always be a true friend of the Gerudo.[126] As a reward, Riju keeps her promise and lends Link the Thunder Helm.[127] Riju assures Link that he will be able to use the Thunder Helm to its full potential, and she believes he will be able to unlock the power of Urbosa left inside.[128]

Once "The Thunder Helm" is completed, Riju will take up a daily schedule throughout the Royal Palace. In the mornings, she wakes up at 7:00 AM to head to the Palace Courtyard and speak with Patricia, which she previously did before Divine Beast Vah Naboris's rampage began.[129] If Link speaks to her, she divulges that Patricia has the ability to deliver divine messages in return for Fruit, though she can only be understood by a select few.[130] Padda, who takes care of Patricia, notes that Riju is returning to her regular self now that Gerudo Town is safe.[131]

When Link talks to Riju during the day, she asks if he is still worried about Gerudo Town's safety.[132] She also wonders if he is so comfortable in Gerudo Town that he cannot imagine leaving.[133] Riju reminds Link that he is needed elsewhere and will need to leave eventually, though she welcomes him to stay in Gerudo Town whenever he would like after saving Hyrule.[134] On her way to her Bedroom, Riju is relieved to have finished her work for the day.[135] She recalls that affairs were hectic when Divine Beast Vah Naboris was active, and she is relieved that Link was able to calm it.[136]

A screenshot of Riju inside her bedroom, appearing excited in front of a Sand-Seal Toy.
Riju playing with her Sand-Seal Toys

At 8:00 PM, Riju returns to her Bedroom. While there, she plays with her Sand-Seal Toys.[137] If Link approaches her during this time, she will become embarrassed, telling him to ignore the Toys.[138] She then turns on Link, calling him rude for entering someone's room at night.[139] Later on in the night, she spends time reading the tablet in the back of the room, where she remarks that her mother's soul is always with her.[140] She expresses her belief that her mother led Link to Gerudo town in some way.[141] While she is heading to bed at 3:00 AM, she will tell Link that he cannot stay in her Bedroom.[142] She instead directs him to the Hotel Oasis, which she has heard good things about.[143] In her sleep, Riju mumbles about her mother.[144]

During The Champions' Ballad Downloadable Content Pack, Link gains the ability to ask Riju about Urbosa.[145] She reveals that the Gerudo discovered Urbosa's Diary after Divine Beast Vah Naboris was calmed, and she learned that Urbosa was friends with the late Queen of Hyrule.[146] When Link asks about the Diary, Riju discloses that it is in her bedroom, and she is certain Urbosa would trust him to read it.[147] At the end of their conversation, Riju proclaims that Urbosa is smiling upon them, and she resolves to protect the fragile peace of Gerudo Town.[148]

When the "EX Champion Urbosa's Song" Main Quest is active, Link is able to ask Riju about the Sacred Orb of the Gerudo.[149] Through this, she realizes that Link is attempting to challenge the same Divine Beast Tamer's Trial that Urbosa did 100 years ago.[150] She confesses that the Sacred Orb was stolen by the Yiga Clan, just as the Thunder Helm was.[151] Only Riju and Buliara are aware that the Sacred Orb is missing.[152] Once again, Riju asks Link to recover their treasure from the Yiga Clan Hideout, allowing him to use the Sacred Orb however he needs to in order to complete the Trial.[153] She contemplates that it may be fate that Link would recover the Sacred Orb he needs for the Trial, and she wishes him luck in doing so.[154] Riju apologizes for yet again having Link solve the problems of the Gerudo, but she says that she is counting on him.[155]

Tears of the Kingdom

In the time since Breath of the Wild, Riju has grown into her role as chief of the Gerudo. She has become close friends with both Zelda and Link, even referring to Zelda without her title of "Princess".[156] Like her ancestor Urbosa, Riju now commands a Power of Lightning of her own, though she has not been able to aim it accurately.[157] Isha also chose to create a pair of Arms of the Seven for Riju, and she now carries two Scimitars of the Seven as a result.[158][159]

After the issue with Divine Beast Vah Naboris was resolved, Riju vowed to strengthen the Gerudo Soldiers[160] However, Riju struggled with finalizing this plan, until Zelda visited and suggested that the Soldiers become more in touch with the Gerudo Desert.[161] Her words inspired Riju to create the Southern Oasis Training Area, which focuses on improving one's mobility on Sand.[162]

When Gloom began to seep from beneath Hyrule Castle, Riju expressed concern for Zelda and Link in her Diary, though she believed that they would be able to discover its source.[156] At the start of the Upheaval, she was worried by the reports that they had gone missing and wondered if they were safe, especially when the Castle began to float and Sky Islands appeared.[163] Afterwards, a large Sand Shroud covered the Gerudo Desert, forcing the residents of Gerudo Town to hide in the Gerudo Shelter.[164] Alongside the Gerudo Soldiers, Riju went to investigate the Sand Shroud, but they were ambushed by Gibdos during the First Encounter.[165] Although Riju's Power of Lightning was effective against them, she was unable to strike them accurately, and the Gerudo Soldiers were forced into the Gerudo Shelter as well.[157][166][167] Riju blamed herself for her failure to protect the Gerudo, so she left Buliara in charge of the Shelter and left to train at the North Gerudo Ruins.[7][168][169] She believed it was what Zelda would advise her to do, and she prayed that Urbosa would watch over them and keep Zelda and Link safe.[170]

Link travels to meet with Riju in the ruins where he finds her calling down Lightning to hit a training dummy, but repeatedly missing.[171] Link tells her about the events that occurred underneath Hyrule Castle, and she tells Link about the problems in Gerudo Desert. She asks Link to help her train by shooting guiding arrows at the training dummies so she can accurately aim her Lightning.

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

A screenshot of Riju inside Divine Beast Vah Naboris. Text on-screen displays her name, along with the title "Child of Lightning".
Riju's introduction

During the "Rescue Across Time: Air and Lightning" Movie that plays before the "Air and Lightning" Scenario begins, Riju and Patricia exit one of Terrako's portals and arrive inside Divine Beast Vah Naboris, where they save Urbosa from Thunderblight Ganon. Urbosa is shocked by Riju's sudden appearance,[172] but Riju insists that they should focus on the fight first and foremost.[173]

After one of the Warriors enters Divine Beast Vah Naboris, the "Avatar of the Calamity: Thunderblight Ganon" Movie begins. Leaning against Patricia, Riju laments that she is not strong enough to protect Urbosa.[174] In response, Urbosa places a hand on Riju's shoulder, assuring her that she bought them time for the other Warriors to appear.[175] As the battle with Thunderblight Ganon begins, Riju recognizes the Warrior that came to help them, but she decides that they need to defeat their enemy first.[176] During the fight, she also complains about Thunderblight Ganon's speed,[177] to which Urbosa instructs her to focus on the gaps in its defenses.[178]

Once Thunderblight Ganon has been vanquished, Urbosa thanks Riju and the Warrior for rescuing her.[179] She then uses Divine Beast Vah Naboris's Lightning to destroy the top of Mount Rhoam, creating Updrafts that allow the Warriors access to Divine Beast Vah Medoh.[180] After doing so, however, she becomes to tired to continue fighting, so Riju joins the Warriors in her stead.[181] At this time, Riju is unlocked as a playable Warrior.[182] She tells her fellow Warriors to meet up with the Rito Soldiers nearby, believing they would be capable of opening the Outpost gates that block their path.[183] Upon finding the Rito Captains under attack, Riju decides that they must help them in order to proceed.[184] Following this, the Rito Captains open the gates for them, though they warn the Warriors about a White-Maned Lynel on top of Mount Rhoam.[185][186] When the White-Maned Lynel is defeated, Riju directs one of the Warriors to ride the Updraft while the others provide support from the ground.[187]

At the end of the Scenario, the "Counterattack: Air and Lightning" Movie plays, Riju gathers with Urbosa on top of Divine Beast Vah Medoh. Urbosa thanks the Warriors for their help, specifically singling out Riju for saving her.[188][189] However, Riju refuses to take all the credit, since everyone participated in the fight.[190]

At the outset of the "Each Step Like Thunder" Quest, the "Vah Naboris's Pilots" Movie plays. Using Divine Beast Vah Naboris, Urbosa and Riju attempt to stem the amount of Guardians coming from Hyrule Field.[191] From on top of Divine Beast Vah Naboris, the pair overlook the hordes of Guardians. Riju compares the sight to a nightmare,[192] but Urbosa reassures her that they can defeat them together.[193] Riju is still unconvinced, asking how they can manage to fight against such a massive horde.[194] Kneeling down to be eye level with Riju, Urbosa reminds Riju that if it were not for her, they would not have been able to pilot Divine Beast Vah Naboris, and she believes nothing will be able to stop them.[195] Riju nods, finally agreeing with Urbosa.[196] Stepping forward, Urbosa asks Riju to take her hand.[197] When Riju does so, the pair jump off Naboris's head and into its body, causing Riju to scream in excitement.

While fighting the Guardians, Urbosa states that as two Gerudo women, the odds are in their favor.[198] Riju agrees with her, promising to help as best she can despite her lack of experience.[199] She admits to Urbosa that she has struggled with her inexperience ever since coming to her aid,[200] but Urbosa insists that she has proven to her that the Gerudo will thrive once she is gone.[201] After defeating many of the Guardians heading to Fort Hateno, Urbosa proclaims that Riju is a strong ally.[202] In return, Riju expresses her desire to one day be as powerful as Urbosa.[203] Riju recalls her mother's stories about Vah Naboris being a guardian of the Gerudo,[204] to which Urbosa informs her that it was named after the Sage Nabooru.[205] After defeating all of the Guardians, Urbosa commends Riju for her courage,[206] Riju states she was only so courageous because of Urbosa's help, before stating that they should continue to fight the rest of the Guardians.[207]

A screenshot of Riju and Urbosa looking at each other while standing atop Divine Beast Vah Naboris.
Riju and Urbosa

Following the completion of the Divine Beast section, the "Champions United" Movie plays. As Riju and Urbosa overlook the defeated Guardians, night falls, causing a horde of Stal Monsters to rise from the ground. More Guardians and Monsters also appear. Urbosa states that they are not having an easy time,[208] but Riju attests that they will be able to stand their ground.[209] She calls Riju a "vai after [her] own heart"[210] at which point a laser from Divine Beast Vah Medoh shoots across the sky. Divine Beast Vah Ruta and Divine Beast Vah Rudania arrive and launch their own attacks on the Guardians, causing Urbosa and Riju to laugh together. Urbosa makes a remark about how long they took.[211]

In the All Hyrule United Scenario, Purah has not only restored the power to the Sheikah Towers, but she also supercharged them to summon the armies of all races, including the Champions and their Divine Beasts. Riju is notably more optimistic on how well things have gotten[212] as Urbosa awaited orders from the princess.[213] With her father's blessing, Princess Zelda takes command of the army and gives them a pep speech before attacking the outposts and slaying the monsters that maintain the barrier so that the Champion Pilots can open fire with their Divine Beasts. Despite the Blood Moon reviving the fallen monsters and giving the Hyruleans a hard time, they managed to break through to Hyrule Castle.

In The Future of Hyrule, As the ground and air forces storm towards the castle to confront the villains, Harbinger Ganon and Astor, who have put up much of a fight, but they are defeated. Astor's composure finally breaks as he orders the harbinger to consume the heroes, but he himself was consumed and some of the Malice takes control of Terrako and unwillingly turns on Link and Zelda. With Terrako badly damaged, Riju and the warriors take a moment of silence for its sake as Zelda vows to ensure that Calamity Ganon falls as they charge upstairs to deal with the beast waiting for them. At first, Ganon was too powerful for them due to reincarnating successfully to the point where Zelda attempted to use her power to seal it. It did, however, bring Terrako back up and rushes upstairs to sacrifice itself to destroy Ganon's defense, allowing the heroes to beat it down. Link uses the Master Sword to critically weaken Ganon enough for Zelda to finally destroy him forever. With Hyrule at peace once more, Terrako's blessed screw uses its power to send Riju, Teba, Yunobo, and Sidon back to the future. Urbosa and Riju exchange good-byes, with the former assuring the latter will do well to lead her people in the right direction,[214] with Riju replying that it was an honor to fight alongside her.[215] She vanishes with the other three as the princess wishes them a better future.

In the Guardian of Remembrance DLC EX Liberate the Ancient Lab, Riju and Urbosa assist the Science Academy and the Sheikah by keeping the monsters and the Yiga Clan led by Master Kohga. After the dust clears, Urbosa compliments how well Riju handled the Thunder Helm.[216] Riju was about to make a reply on her duties as the future Chief of the Gerudo[217] before Kohga suddenly yanks it from her hands and places it on his top knot and dares Urbosa to use her lightning attack against him, claiming that it wouldn't work on him, but Urbosa knew that he doesn't know how to use it and manages to shock him anyway, allowing Riju to retrieve it. Master Kohga is flabbergasted that Urbosa actually struck him so easily despite having it while Urbosa shoots back that it would take him a hundred years for him to figure it out,[218] and Kohga pitches a fit and claims that he will have it even if it took him that long before vanishing, allowing both Gerudo Chiefs to catch a break.

In the secret DLC ending, Riju and Urbosa are surfing in the sands of Gerudo Desert on their sand-seals and enjoying every moment of it. Later Riju is seen interacting with the other Champions, present and future, as Terrako joins in amusing them.



ZW Nomenclature Asset.png Names in Other Regions ZW Nomenclature Asset 2.png
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Riju (BotW)
  • ルージュ (Rūju) (BotW | TotK)[220]
  • ルージュ (TotK)
  • Rouge
The Republic of ChinaThe Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of ChinaThe Macao Special Administrative Region of China
露珠 (Lùzhū) (BotW | TotK) 
The People's Republic of China
  • 璐菊 (Lùjú) (BotW)
  • 露珠 (Lùzhū) (TotK)
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Riju (BotW | HWAoC)
Riju (BotW | TotK)
The French Republic
Riju (BotW | TotK | HWAoC)[221]
The Federal Republic of Germany
Riju (BotW | TotK | HWAoC)
The Italian Republic
Riju (BotW | TotK)
The Republic of Korea
루쥬 (TotK) 
Latin America
Riju (BotW)
The Kingdom of Spain
Riju (BotW | TotK)
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See Also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "-Diary of Makeela Riju-

    Chief of the Gerudo
    " — Chief's Diary (Breath of the Wild)
  2. Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 401
  3. "Riju
    Gerudo Chief
    " — Game Screen (Breath of the Wild)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "You stand before Lady Riju, chief of the Gerudo! Declare your business, but come no closer!" — Buliara (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "Riju
    Chief of the Gerudo
    " — Game Screen (Tears of the Kingdom)
  6. "Gerudo Town has been beset by an ominous sand shroud, forcing the people there to retreat to an underground shelter.

    Chief Riju, however, was nowhere to be seen. Fortunately, Buliara informed you that the Gerudo leader had gone to the North Gerudo Ruins to train.
    " — Adventure Log (Tears of the Kingdom)
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Lady Riju is currently training—she is trying to become strong enough to save us from this disaster. If you are hoping to speak with Lady Riju, you should visit the ruins to the north." — Buliara (Tears of the Kingdom)
  8. "Riju
    The Sage of Lightning
    " — Character Profiles (Tears of the Kingdom)
  9. "Riju
    Child of Lightning
    " — Game Screen (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  10. "Lady Riju, you have our everlasting gratitude!" — Gerudo Captain (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  11. "Thunderous Hero's Bridle
    A bridle and armor for battling the rising Calamity, specially created by order of the royal family. A symbol of respect for Riju and her cherished sand seal Patricia.
    " — Allies (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  12. "I know that voice... You are the one who's been talking all this time." — Riju (Tears of the Kingdom)
    "Yes. Your ancestor from a time long past... I was a Gerudo warrior you served the first king of Hyrule and a sage you called down lightning. Just as you can." — Sage of Lightning (Tears of the Kingdom)
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 137
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 "Buliara told me today that Mother has passed on and gone to a better place... She said that my mother's death means I am now the chief of the Gerudo people. I wish she'd stayed here, though. I don't see how it can be a better place with us apart..." — Chief's Diary (Breath of the Wild)
  15. 15.0 15.1 "I'll be there waiting for you with my favorite sand seal, Patricia." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017) (VG) , IMDb.
  17. "Riju" — Game Screen (Breath of the Wild)
  18. "Riju" — Game Screen (Tears of the Kingdom)
  19. "Riju" — Game Screen (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  20. "Though young, Lady Riju was our old chief's only child, so naturally the duties of leading the Gerudo fell to her." — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
  21. 21.0 21.1 "The Divine Beast Vah Naboris, which supposedly has been sleeping in the desert, has suddenly woken up. Mother once told me that Naboris is the deity of protection for the Gerudo people, but it doesn't seem that way... I plan to investigate tomorrow. I have to find out more..." — Chief's Diary (Breath of the Wild)
  22. 22.0 22.1 "Heh, you know... I take heart in having such a rare visitor as yourself. Lady Urbosa must be looking out for us." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  23. 23.0 23.1 "I believe that Lady Urbosa and our other ancestors must be looking down on us with such shame right now. I wonder if my people can tell just how powerless their young ruler truly is..." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  24. 24.0 24.1 "Yes, your arrival in the midst of all of this must be the work of Lady Urbosa..." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  25. Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 401
  26. 27.0 27.1 "They do indeed... If I recall correctly, it was called the sword that seals the darkness. The Princess of Hyrule supposedly hid it away in a forest somewhere." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  27. Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 316
  28. "Patricia was a present from the former...from my mother. She turned out to be my first and last gift from her..." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  29. 30.0 30.1 "This is Riju's own sand seal. It may look intense, but she dotes on it regularly; the ribbon it wears was a gift from her, and it even has its own pen in Gerudo Town. It's far more agile than any other sand seal and far more outgoing. An ever-reliable partner to Riju, Patricia is always ready to take off through the desert at a moment's notice." — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  30. "Ever since I became the chief, the people in town have been a lot nicer to me. But if I look carefully, I can still see the worry in their eyes. It seems more common than when Mother was chief..." — Chief's Diary (Breath of the Wild)
  31. "Mother... Will I ever be as great a chief as you were?" — Chief's Diary (Breath of the Wild)
  32. "When I drew close to it, using my wonderful sand seal Patricia, I was driven back by a sandstorm and lightning." — Chief's Diary (Breath of the Wild)
  33. "I turned Patricia toward home, but a monster spooked her, and she fled directly toward Naboris again..." — Chief's Diary (Breath of the Wild)
  34. "The next thing I remember is Buliara standing over me, her face full of worry." — Chief's Diary (Breath of the Wild)
  35. "Having investigated Divine Vah Naboris, I can say that if it came to Gerudo Town, we'd be helpless." — Chief's Diary (Breath of the Wild)
  36. "Ever since I went to investigate the Divine Beast, Buliara has made a point of never leaving my side." — Chief's Diary (Breath of the Wild)
  37. "Even now, with such a valuable heirloom stolen by thieves, she refuses to tear herself away from me even for a moment. She takes all the blame for the theft, however. Nothing can change her mind about being responsible. Meanwhile, I can't help but feel that the theft happened because I am not yet ready to be chief..." — Chief's Diary (Breath of the Wild)
  38. "The soldiers search tirelessly, trying to recover the heirloom. No one says a word about my leadership... But they must be thinking about how powerless their chief has proven to be." — Chief's Diary (Breath of the Wild)
  39. "Thanks to the tireless efforts of my soldiers, we've located the thieves' hideout. They definitely aren't common criminals, though. We haven't been able to get anywhere close to the place. To think that the Thunder Helm is right there, yet we can't take it back..." — Chief's Diary (Breath of the Wild)
  40. "Mother... Lady Urbosa... Please give me your guidance..." — Chief's Diary (Breath of the Wild)
  41. "If you want to go inside, be my guest. But if you say even one rude thing to the chief... You and my spear will have a very personal conversation!" — Ploka (Breath of the Wild)
  42. 43.0 43.1 "The chief may be young, but she's a kind person who puts her people first. She even told me to allow visitors through, even in these though times... Hey, listen! Even though I'm letting you inside, that doesn't mean you can go getting in the chief's way! Watch out!" — Reeza (Breath of the Wild)
  43. "[Can I go in?] We're busy! It's an emergency!! Authorized personnel only!!! ...That's what I would say if I had my way, but the chief is a kind person. She's told me to allow visitors." — Ploka (Breath of the Wild)
  44. "Yet another traveler... How did you get in here?" — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  45. "It seems you have something rather interesting there..." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  46. "Hold on, Buliara... This one appears to be more than a common traveler. You there—what is your name?" — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  47. "Link... And what is it you've come all the way here to tell me, Link?" — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  48. "[I can calm Naboris.] You think you have what it takes to subdue something so powerful as a Divine Beast? The only ones who could ever control them were Champions like Lady Urbosa. And all of the Champions died in the Calamity 100 years ago." — Buliara (Breath of the Wild)
  49. "But, Lady Riju! Do those same stories not also say that the Hylian Champion carried a legendary sword? I see no such weapon in this person's care." — Buliara (Breath of the Wild)
  50. "What of the device on this one's hip? It appears to be a precious relic of the Sheikah. I can't imagine they would give something so valuable to a simple drifter—can you?" — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  51. "...I don't remember ever hearing of a Hylian vai among the Champions. Wait a moment... You're a voe!" — Buliara (Breath of the Wild)
  52. "A voe within our walls in a great crime. But a voe who is a Champion... Well, we'd never mistreat a friend of Lady Urbosa. And if you're here to help us with Naboris, then we are allies." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  53. "You saw it on your way to our town. Divine Beast Vah Naboris, cloaked in a massive sandstorm, hurling lightning at any who dare approach. We have to do something to stop it, but we have yet to find any way to appease the Divine Beast on our own." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  54. "If you truly are a Champion, perhaps you will be able to enter Naboris and calm its anger" — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  55. "Lady Riju! I don't see how you can trust a complete stranger with something as important as this task. Perhaps if this person were first to prove his worth by recovering your stolen Thunder Helm..." — Buliara (Breath of the Wild)
  56. "Ah, yes... An interesting suggestion. You see, there is only one thing in all of Hyrule that can withstand the lightning from Naboris." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  57. "The Thunder Helm, a family heirloom and relic of the Gerudo. But as Buliara says, it was stolen from us." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  58. "You needn't worry, Lady Riju. If he truly is a Champion, this should be an easy task for him." — Buliara (Breath of the Wild)
  59. "Our soldiers can tell you all you need to know about the thieves who stole Lady Riju's heirloom. Head through this arch. It will lead you to the barracks. Then, seek out Captain Teake, and ask for a full report." — Buliara (Breath of the Wild)
  60. "I can't believe my heirloom was stolen! This is probably the most discouraging event this town has ever seen..." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  61. "My lady, do not take this crisis so personally! This failure rests entirely on myself and on the soldiers tasked with protecting the heirloom. If only I'd been more vigilant..." — Buliara (Breath of the Wild)
  62. "You needn't beat yourself up in my stead, Buliara..." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  63. "If you are looking for Lady Riju, she's on the second floor. Normally people aren't allowed into her sleeping quarters, but she has given you permission it seems... Be on your best manners. If she deems you to be a disturbance to her, it will not end well for you!" — Buliara (Breath of the Wild)
  64. "I've been waiting for you... Oh, you needn't say a word. As the chief of the Gerudo, I can sense the power of the heirloom flowing from you. I know that you've succeeded!" — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  65. "I am, as you have no doubt noticed, still but a child. The people look on me with nothing but warmth in their eyes, but even this brings me some pain, I must admit. I've tried so hard to be worthy of their love, to be a worthy chief...and to prove to myself that I was worthy, too." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  66. "When my family heirloom was stolen, I felt as though a shadow had fallen over me..." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  67. "Um. How do I look?" — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  68. "What's wrong? You're just staring... Anyway, what matters now is... How...how is it?! Do I look all right?" — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  69. "[It looks good!] I see..." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  70. "[It's a tad big...] ... ...You don't say." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  71. "The threat Divine Beast Vah Naboris poses has only grown since we began searching for the heirloom. I believe that Gerudo Town itself may be in danger before too long..." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  72. "As chief, and as a Gerudo, I must find some way to stop that thing before it threatens my people. Will you help me?" — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  73. "[Of course!] Heheh, who would have thought that, just before such a momentous battle... hearing a simple, confident pledge of support from you would be what puts me at ease?" — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  74. "I'll head out now. Let's meet up at the lookout post south of town." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  75. "There's only one way to get close to Naboris, and that's with the help of a sand seal. The lookout post isn't too far from town, but you should take a sand seal there. You can get some practice in that way." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  76. "Still... It really is a little big..." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  77. "Well then... That's what you really look like, huh... Hehe... With voe banned from town, it's not very common for me to see someone lik you." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  78. "What a sight. Divine Beast Vah Naboris is pretty intimidating... If we want to get close enough to that thing, we'll need to use sand seals... Are you ready?" — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  79. "[Of course!] Feeling confident? Good. Let's get going, then! First, we'll use the sand seals to get in really close to that thing. I'll take the lead." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  80. "I'm counting on you to shoot at its feet with bomb arrows. Naboris draws energy from the ground to keep moving. If you damage the feet, I think you can stop it." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  81. "Those lightning strike, though... Getting hit even once could prove fatal. The Thunder Helm can repel the lightning strikes, protecting me from harm. But it can also shield a limited area around me... You'll have to stay close if you don't want to be shocked." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  82. "And listen... If you're too injured to keep fighting, promise me you'll retreat here, to the lookout post. Don't do anything reckless under any circumstances." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  83. "Here are some Gerudo bomb arrows. There aren't many, so be sure to put them to good use." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  84. "This is the last time I'll ask... Are you ready?" — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  85. "Could you give me a bit of room, just for a moment?" — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  86. "My name is Riju, descendant of the royal line and leader of the Gerudo people! With the power of the heirloom passed down in my family, I shall calm the Divine Beast Vah Naboris." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  87. "Ancestors of the Gerudo! Answer my call! Aid me in this task!" — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  88. "Oh, wow! I can feel their power coursing through me!" — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  89. "Let's move!" — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  90. "Lady Urbosa... Please grant Link and me your protection..." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  91. "Not yet!" — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  92. "Link, now!" — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  93. "All right! Now!" — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  94. "Stay close to me!" — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  95. "Look out!" — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  96. "Good!" — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  97. "That's the way!" — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  98. "We can do this!" — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  99. "Good, Link!" — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  100. "Unfortunately, I cannot appease Naboris on my own. I have no choice but to entrust the rest to you." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  101. "Don't let us down, Link." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  102. "Oh, you're back?! I'm glad you're OK... Truly, I am..." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  103. "Naboris is no longer a threat to the town... I'm still worried about the larger threat to Hyrule, but at least my people won't be troubled by Naboris anymore." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  104. "I want to offer you these as thanks for your help. I trust you'll accept them. These pieces of equipment are priceless treasures of the Gerudo people. They were once worn by Lady Urbosa." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  105. "Since you and Lady Urbosa were friends, it's only right that you have them." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  106. "When I wore the Thunder Helm and fought along your side, I thought I heard a name called out on the wind. Riju... Heh, I hadn't been called by that name in a while. That strong, warm voice...It must have belonged to Urbosa..." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  107. "[Riju...] Such insolence! Even deeds as valorous as yours do not earn you the right to speak so to the chief!" — Buliara (Breath of the Wild)
  108. "Hm hm hm... Let it go, Buliara. Being called by my name every once in a while isn't so bad." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  109. "My prayers were answered! One of the Champions of old has appeared!" — Chief's Diary (Breath of the Wild)
  110. "Buliara was wary, but he has proven himself by taking our heirloom back from the thieves and calming Naboris. She now seems to trust his abilities. She even seems to not mind that he is a voe." — Chief's Diary (Breath of the Wild)
  111. "She's so focused and serious. Always by the book. I'm surprised she's OK with him." — Chief's Diary (Breath of the Wild)
  112. "Halt! That is the treasure of the Gerudo, the Thunder Helm! You may be held in high esteem, but this does not give you the freedom to lay your hands on the pride of our people." — Buliara (Breath of the Wild)
  113. "Becalm yourself, Buliara. You...desire this helm?" — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  114. "[I want it!] I see... And yet, despite the great debt we owe you, I cannot just give such a precious thing to you." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  115. "...But you ARE up against the enemy of Lady Urbosa... And if you truly desire it, then perhaps I can lend it to you..." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  116. "[Yes! Lend it to me!] Well then, let's see how serious you are. This helm is a cultural treasure. To earn, it, you must gain the trust of our people." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  117. "I want you to address their concerns and bring a resolute peace to our town." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  118. "We already know that you are powerful. But you can't solve all of my people's problems with power alone." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  119. "This Thunder Helm still holds some of Urbosa's power." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  120. "If you want to wield that power, then you must address the concerns of my people and bring a resolute peace to our town. Then you will be acknowledged as a friend of the Gerudo, and only then will I lend the helm to you." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  121. "He has returned to us. It seems he has need of my family heirloom, the Thunder Helm. I want to simply lend it to him without thought, but it is incredibly valuable to myself and our people... I couldn't just hand it over, so I asked him to help with the minor problems plaguing the town..." — Chief's Diary (Breath of the Wild)
  122. "It's funny... I used to spend a lot of my time worrying about my people or my ability to lead... Now I look forward to each and every day... I think this hero helped with that." — Chief's Diary (Breath of the Wild)
  123. "Maybe one day he and I can compete in a sand-seal race. I'd enjoy that..." — Chief's Diary (Breath of the Wild)
  124. "I have heard of your recent actions. You have returned smiles to the faces of my people..." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  125. "On behalf of all the Gerudo, I must offer you my heartfelt thanks. Sarqso. You are, from this moment on, a true friend of the Gerudo!" — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  126. "And if it can help a true friend in need, we will gladly lend you this sacred treasure." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  127. "I know that you, more than any other, will be able to use this Thunder Helm to its fullest potential... I believe you can unlock the power of Urbosa that lies within." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  128. "It's normally part of my morning routine to have a chat with Patricia before I start my day... But with the Divine Beast causing so much havoc, I haven't had much time until now to come visit her." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  129. "Patricia has a mysterious power... If you feed some fruit to her, she will deliver divine messages. But the messages can only be understood by those who are able to truly communicate with her." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  130. "You are in the chief's presence now. Please behave appropriately. I ask this because she appears to have returned to her normal, kind self. It's such a relief to see her happy again. I consider it my duty to protect her good mood at all costs." — Padda (Breath of the Wild)
  131. "What's wrong? Are you still worried about the safety of this town?" — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  132. "Or have you grown so comfortable here that you can't imagine leaving?" — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  133. "Whatever the case may be, you're needed elsewhere. You must eventually leave. You know this. That being said... When it's all over, if you were to drop back by here... I think we'd all be pleased to see you." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  134. "Phew... I think that's everything I needed to do as chief today." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  135. "When the Divine Beast was still causing havoc everywhere, I didn't have much time at all to relax. Thanks to you, I now have time to catch my breath. I'm really grateful." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  136. "What should we play?" — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  137. "Wh-what?! The sand-seal stuffed animals? Don't worry about them! Just... Just ignore them, OK?" — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  138. "Besides, town hero or no, you shouldn't just come wandering into someone's room at this time of night!" — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  139. "My mother may not be here in the flesh, but her soul is with me...always." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  140. "I have no doubt she led you here... Ha! Fate works in mysterious ways." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  141. "What? You don't have a place to stay? Well, you can't stay here!" — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  142. "There's a perfectly fine hotel in town. The soldiers speak highly of some kind of rejuvenating experience there. I can barely keep my eyes open right now... Sav'orq..." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  143. "Mother..." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  144. "[Tell me about Urbosa.] You wish to speak of Lady Urbosa? Hm, what an interesting request." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  145. "After Naboris was tamed, we located Lady Urbosa's diary. Since you're here, I shall tell you something from it. Lady Urbosa had a beloved friend whom she thought the world of... the queen of Hyrule. Such a big heart... Our Lady Urbosa was admirable in every aspect of her life." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  146. "[Urbosa's diary?] Lady Urbosa's diary is in my room. Since she trusted you, I'm certain she wouldn't mind you reading it." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  147. "Lady Urbosa smiles upon us once more. I must protect our fragile peace." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  148. "[The treasured orb?] Are you referring to the treasure of the Gerudo? The sacred orb kept safe by my people for generations?" — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  149. "Link... Answer truly. Are you challenging the same trial that Lady Urbosa overcame all those years ago?" — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  150. "In that case, I shall not keep this a secret from you. Our treasured orb was stolen. Yet another massive failure...as though the incident with the Thunder Helm wasn't humiliating enough. To top it all off, the ones who stole the treasure were none other than our sworn enemies, the Yiga Clan." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  151. "Luckily, the first ot notice its absence was Buliara. As of now, she and I are the only members of our tribe who know." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  152. "Link... Would you be willing to help us recover a sacred treasure from those fiends once more? In return, you must use the treasure orb however you please to complete the trial." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  153. "Perhaps it is fate, as that orb was made to be used for the very trial you are challenging. I wish you luck in finding it." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  154. "I'm sorry to burden you with my troubles again, but...I'm counting on you." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  155. 156.0 156.1 "I received an unsettling report from Buliara today. A strange haze—some have called it gloom—is emanating from beneath Hyrule Castle. Those who touch it fall ill... But my friends Link and Zelda are in Hyrule. I'm sure that those two can get to the bottom of this problem." — Riju's Diary (Tears of the Kingdom)
  156. 157.0 157.1 "To make matters worse, I wasn't able to accurately hit them with the lightning I can call down... We're inundated with those seeking safety from the sand shroud or the Gibdos, and we still don't know what has caused this." — Riju's Diary (Tears of the Kingdom)
  157. "You know...we all owe you a great debt, and I think I can begin to repay it by crafting the arms of the Seven for you. They are a sword and shield passed down by the Gerudo, and they can only be wielded by a chosen individual. I'm talking about the Scimitar of the Seven and the Daybreaker, of course." — Isha (Tears of the Kingdom)
  158. "I wish you good fortune in your travels... You're the second person I've made those for. Lady Riju was the first. My ancestor even made them for the Champion of the Gerudo some time ago." — Isha (Tears of the Kingdom)
  159. "[A training regimen?] I've only heard about it secondhand, but the guards have been training hard to improve their desert mobility. You seem, some time ago, right when Lady Riju had become chief... Gerudo Town faced a major crisis. After it was resolved, Lady Riju swore that our military forces would be prepared to face any new threats that came along." — Rima (Tears of the Kingdom)
  160. "Unfortunately, that was a tougher task than anyone though. Luckily, Lady Riju's close friend Princess Zelda came to visit. The princess suggested that the Gerudo learn to be more in touch with the desert itself." — Rima (Tears of the Kingdom)
  161. "This inspired Lady Riju, and she proposed a new training regimen. At least, that's what I heard. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to have helped against those Gibdo things." — Rima (Tears of the Kingdom)
  162. "A new, much more worrying report has arrived. Both Link and Zelda have gone missing while exploring below Hyrule Castle. Shortly after they were lost, the castle lifted off into the sky, where it was joined by countless small, floating islands. So much is happening all at once... What is going on in the world? And...are those two safe?" — Riju's Diary (Tears of the Kingdom)
  163. "Things grow more and more dire across Hyrule, and now the danger has come here as well. A sand shroud, the worst sandstorm in recent memory, has covered the area. People are taking shelter underground." — Riju's Diary (Tears of the Kingdom)
  164. "We traveled out to see if we could discern the cause of it, but we were ambushed by new monsters called Gibdos." — Riju's Diary (Tears of the Kingdom)
  165. "Lady Riju's lightning strikes clearly damaged those monsters..." — Dorrah (Tears of the Kingdom)
  166. "In that first encounter... Well, if Lady Riju hadn't been there with her control of lightning, we might have been wiped out. All the more reason to get the new unit ready. We have to keep Lady Riju safe." — Liana (Tears of the Kingdom)
  167. "As the chief of Gerudo Town, I am to blame for these failures..." — Riju's Diary (Tears of the Kingdom)
  168. "Sitting here feeling sorry for myself won't solve anything. I'm going to leave Buliara in charge of the shelter and go train. The ruins to the north aren't too far—they should be the perfect place for me to practice with my lightning." — Riju's Diary (Tears of the Kingdom)
  169. "Despite my worries for my people, and for the world, I must do what I can. I know that's what Zelda would advise me to do. Oh, Lady Urbosa, if only you were here with us. Watch over us all in these dark times, and keep Zelda and Link safe..." — Riju's Diary (Tears of the Kingdom)
  170. "Missed again... Can't hit my mark... Won't do anyone any good." — Riju (Tears of the Kingdom)
  171. "Where did you...?" — Urbosa (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  172. "Lady Urbosa... For now, let us focus on winning this fight." — Riju (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  173. "I thought...I was strong enough to protect you." — Riju (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  174. "Listen. You bought us much-needed time. Now look who's come to help" — Urbosa (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  175. "You! Actually... We'll talk later. I need your help!" — Riju (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  176. "Guh... That monster really is quite fast." — Riju (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  177. "Unvarnished brute force will not serve us. Focus on the gaps in the enemy's defenses." — Urbosa (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  178. "I am not accustomed to being in need of rescue. Regardless, thank you." — Urbosa (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  179. "So now we have to board Vah Medoh in the skies, hm? I know just the way..." — Urbosa (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  180. "Lady Urbosa is exhausted from battle, so I will accompany you. Let's hurry to Mount Rhoam!" — Riju (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  181. "You can now play as Riju!" — Battle Log (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  182. "I heard Rito warriors were nearby... Perhaps they can enter the outpost and open the gates." — Riju (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  183. "We can't proceed because of the monster assault. That means we'll need to clear them out!" — Riju (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  184. "Wonderful, they stayed true to their word. Let's go!" — Riju (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  185. "Hey! You should know there was a Lynel near the mountain's summit. Be careful out there!" — Rito Captain (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  186. "Now, it's time to ride the updrafts. Those who remain, press forward from the ground!" — Riju (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  187. "Now then... First, I owe you my gratitude. Thank you for your help. Truly." — Urbosa (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  188. "And second... Riju, you said? We could not have prevailed without your aid." — Urbosa (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  189. "I-I would not presume to take credit. We—all of us—fought as one." — Riju (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  190. "Urbosa and Riju took control of Vah Naboris, working to stem the never-ending flow of Guardians." — Narration (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  191. "This is like a nightmare." — Riju (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  192. "You needn't sound so defeated. Together, we'll put a stop to it." — Urbosa (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  193. "But how? Look how many there are!" — Riju (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  194. "I would likely have died if it wasn't for your courage. But I'm still here, and Naboris still has its pilot. I'd wager nothing can stop us." — Urbosa (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  195. "We will triumph." — Riju (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  196. "Well then, let's begin. Will you take my hand?" — Urbosa (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  197. "A pack of Guardians against two Gerudo vai? I like our chances. Come on!" — Urbosa (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  198. "OK! Though I lack your experience, I swear to do my best to help!" — Riju (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  199. "Since throwing myself into this conflict, I've battled with my lack of experience..." — Riju (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  200. "Nonsense! I have never felt more certain that the Gerudo will thrive after I am gone." — Urbosa (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  201. "That is most of the ones headed for Fort Hateno dealt with. You are a powerful ally, Riju!" — Urbosa (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  202. "I hope one day I can ascend to your heights, Lady Urbosa! I will never stop trying to keep up with you. As your successor, I must not fail!" — Riju (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  203. "Long ago, my mother would tell me stories about Vah Naboris as a guardian deity of the Gerudo..." — Riju (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  204. "Naboris is named after an ancient sage...and just like the sage, it helps us fight Calamity Ganon." — Urbosa (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  205. "We did it! We really did it!" — Riju (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
    "Yes. Marvelously done, Riju. You showed true courage today." — Urbosa (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  206. "Oh! Only because I had your help, Lady Urbosa. Now let's go take out the remaining Guardians!" — Riju (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  207. "They're not making this easy." — Urbosa (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  208. "Lady Urbosa! We have come so far. We must persevere until the battle's done!" — Riju (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  209. "A vai after my own heart. You never give in, huh?" — Urbosa (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  210. "It's about time! What took them so long?" — Urbosa (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  211. "What a sight... I never imagined things could go this way." — Riju (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  212. "Awaiting your orders, Your Highness." — Urbosa (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  213. "I know you'll lead our people well, Riju." — Urbosa (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  214. "I could not be prouder. It was an honor to be of service." — Riju (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  215. "You've really gotten the hang of the helm, haven't you?" — Urbosa (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  216. "As the chief, it's my responsibility to-" — Riju (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  217. "One such as you would need a hundred years or more before you could wield this Helm." — Urbosa (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  218. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Scavenger Hunt at Nintendo NY and Rockefeller Center, @KirbyGCN17 on YouTube, Uploaded August 12, 2023 (Archive)
  219. "�ルージュ】
    #ゼルダの伝説 #TearsOfTheKingdom
    " — @ZeldaOfficialJP on Twitter, April 18, 2023
  220. "Riju" — Gallery (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)