Towns and Villages of Hyrule
Hyrulian Settlements: Zelda I-II/Cartoons/Comics/My Fanfiction
By this point in time, Hyrule has expanded as a country with many more towns and villages with the monarchy now living at North Castle. The towns and villages have little description to them in the games so these are are mostly elaboration on my part that match up with our fanfictions. I have also included any villages that exist only in our fanfiction series.
Mountain Town of Darunia
This small town stands on the treacherous Northwest coastline of East Hyrule. Because of the high tides, it only has a very small port. Its main source of income comes from the mines in the nearby mountains. Since it often gets cold being so high up, the buildings are made of stone, and although rough, are practical and warm. In Darunia, you will find many fine pubs and taverns, and also an excellent armoury, for metal working is a popular skill of its inhabitants.
This tiny village lies near to Midoro Swamp, nestled at the foot of the nearby mountains in West Hyrule. It is little more than a shanty, its poor residents earn their keep as farmers. There is a small pub, where the weary traveller may find good, home-grown food, but Julis is unable to offer accomodation for the night. The farmers mostly grow crops and herbs, and there is also a few animal farms which provide meat and dairy products.
Karul Village (fanfiction)
The small, rural village of Karul, grew up on the banks of the Silver River in East Hyrule. Its population mostly consists of farmers, but many healers also come from Karul. On the riverbanks you will find a a flour mill and large saw mill, which uses wood from the nearby forest, and there are also many crop and animal farms, which produce many of Hyrule's foodstuffs. There is a hospitable tavern here, where Karul's fine produce is served. Although Karul retains its rustic charm, it has good links with the nearby town of Nabrooru.
Originally, this small village was the settlement of those who fled from the town of Kasuto when it was destroyed by Ganon. It is very secluded, situated in a tiny cove on the Southeast coast of East Hyrule, surrounded by mountains, trees and ocean. It has no main income as such, and its inhabitants are mainly old people, living there for the peace and tranquilty of the countryside.
This is the opulent and majestic capital of Hyrule, with easily the largest population. It is built on the Northeast shore of West Hyrule, and has a large port, which means it's main sources of income are trading and ship building. Mido is a beautiful town, where you will find marble buildings and magnificent statues in mock Hylian style. The Mido Gardens are a large park to the west of the town, which contains many beautiful flowers, trees, fountains and toperaries, making it a favourite place for weddings. In Mido you can find the Royal Theatre, a Music Hall, Temple and a vast library. There are many shops and a large market place, where you can buy everything from weaponry to exotic goods from abroad. An emphasisis put on hospitality, so you will find fine taverns and entertainment in Mido. Many people also visit Mido to go to the large graveyard that lies to the south of the town, to see the graves of their loved ones.
Nabrooru is Hyrule's second largest town, situated in the middle of the Great Plains of East Hyrule. There is a large port on the West coast, with a clear road that takes a little less than an afternoon to reach Nabrooru. The town has a large wall around it, once built for security, but it is more of an architectural decoration now. Nabrooru is a bustling trading centre, with a large market selling goods from the nearby village of Karul, and you can also purchase fine craftswork from the artist's guild. Nabrooru is famous for its Fighting Hall, where many a traveller or warrior may train, and so the town is a favourite meeting place for such adventurers. Because it is a popular stop for travellers. Nabrooru has several pubs and taverns, with very hospitable barmaids and excellent bards.
Old Kasuto, situated in the south part of East Hyrule was once almost destroyed by one of Ganon's raids, and many of its inhabitants fled in fear. For the past 5 or so years, the town has begun to be restored to its former glory. It is a popular place for scholars, and for those wishing to learn the ways of magic. Kasuto has a fine Temple, a huge, well-stocked library, and also a small observatory. Kasuto is also the home of excellent healers, who charge little to help a weary traveller. It is a very spiritual place. Many herbs and regents can be purchased here, and also books may be borrowed from the library.
Rauru is a small village that lies to the south of North Castle in West Hyrule. It is very quaint and picturesque, its main sources of income coming from the clothiers and carpenters who reside there. Rauru has many large orchards of fruit, and it also produces the most beautiful roses in the whole of Hyrule. It has an excellent tavern, and a small market where the village people like to sell their fine hand-crafted wares each weekend.
Ruto Town is situated in the far Northwestern corner of West Hyrule, at the foot of the high mountains of Ruto Range. To the west lies the lush Ruto Forest, further beyond, North Castle. It has many mines, where much of the population works, unless they are forestry workers. There is a small saw mill in Ruto, but the town mainly consists of shops, where merchants will buy and sell many goods. Fine horses may be purchased here, and there are plenty of taverns and provison shops towards the south end of the town.
River Town of Saria
Saria is one of the prettiest towns, with quaint wooden buildings built along the many tributaries of the Southern River in West Hyrule. It is the third largest town in Hyrule, but its population is not that rich because Saria is cut off from the other major towns. Because of its situation, it is also prone to attacks from Ganon's minions, who reside in the nearby Death Mountain. Because it is extremely near the west coast, Saria has a small port, and plenty of taverns for the sailors who often land there. Its principal source of income comes from the fish the inhabitants catch in the small tributaries, and the excellent wine they make from the hops and barley that are grown in the fields on the town's outskirts.
Tarn is small woodland community, situated in the middle of the Great Forest in East Hyrule. It is a popular place of rest for those commuting to Valour Hold. It is the home of rangers, and those who live there do so for the peace of the forest. Its inhabitants are usually carpenters or hunters, and they often sell their wares in the nearby town of Darunia. It has a huge tavern, which has some of the best entertainment in Hyrule. The inhabitants of Tarn are extremely friendly and will often go out of their way to help a traveller in need. Tarn is one of the few places in Hyrule where you can be healed, regardless of your wealth.
Valour Hold (fanfiction)
Valour Hold was set up so that the growing towns and cities of Hyrule could have trustworthy, and honourable guards who were also able to handle a sword and a bow. But now, as the hold is unique to only Hyrule many other warriors from afar have taken interest and until their home country comes up with a similar concept, they have travelled here to learn all things needed to make a good, honourable warrior. This opulent castle fortress is home of the honorable Order of the Triforce, the training camp for the armed militiamen of Hyrule and many other countries. Here fighting men (and women) learn more than just the martial arts. They are taught honor and valour as well. Instruction in the ways of the warrior may be obtained and one may purchase reliable weapons, armour and provisions here. It is located east of Tarn on a small island which can be reached by boat.
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