“As of today, the Kingdom of Hyrule will formally recognize Gerudo as a sovereign nation completely independent of Hyrule. All internal affairs will be decided by the Council of Gerudo, headed by Chief Ganondorf. All Hylian military outposts in Gerudo will be immediately disbanded, and any member of the Hylian military found interfering with Gerudo internal affairs will be tried for treason. Gerudo shall maintain all international trade profits, eliminating the Hylian tithe. Gerudo shall be free to practice it’s own religion and cultural customs without scrutiny from Hyrule. And finally, Hyrule shall pay reparations to Gerudo, in the form of one million rupees a year for fifty years. These are the terms of independence that Gerudo have put forth, and the Kingdom of Hyrule accepts them and will do everything in their power to honor them. Hyrule and Gerudo may have had a troubled and turbulent past, but today, we make our first step in repairing our relationship and enacting justice. Our world consists of many a diverse people and experiences, but we all share one common goal: to build a brighter world for future generations. Court dismissed.”
So I Don’t Forget Again: A Breath of The Wild fanfiction
Entry 179: Pondo’s Lodge
Kass made sure I said my goodbyes to everyone before leaving. Apparently, he had been keeping a close eye on me so I wouldn’t just disappear like I usually do from towns, he even gave me a little note to remind me to say goodbye to people. I think before now, the only person I usually said goodbye too when leaving a place is Sidon, but that’s because he usually sees me off. I guess saying goodbye is better than not. Even if I don’t say it, that doesn’t guarantee we’ll meet again, I’m sure I never told Mipha and Daruk goodbye, but they’re definitely gone forever.
Amali made sure to send me off with a few extra portions of food for the trip and gave me another bundle of arrows since I was running out. She also told me to not be a stranger and to visit soon.
Kass had also given me one other thing before going. When I was gone Kass thought to look through his teacher’s belongings again, and he found something. It’s like the frozen moments of the Shikah slate but it’s physical, like a painting. It’s of me, and Dahruk, and Mipha, and Rivali and Urbosa and Zelda. He told me that he thought I was it’s rightful owner, and that if I’d like too, I could take it, but if it was too emotionally heavy for me, I could leave it and come back whenever I feel ready.
I don’t know what I feel about it, but it’s a lot. I am glad Kass gave it to me. I’m glad we seemed to be good comrades, yet I just hurt. a lot.
But I’m the last one, I have to carry on their memory, for their sake. I don’t want to ignore them anymore I already did so for a little more than a hundred years. They are an undeniable part of me. I’m not going to forget them, and let them die again.
Bossa Nova and I found this little path not marked on any maps. At the end is a little log cabin. The path caught my eye because there are carvings of moose on poles, which clearly are new, or much newer than any ruins at least. Pondo, the guy who lives there calls me “kiddums” I’ve been called lots of things, but that was certainly a first. Much of the day was spent fighting monsters so it was already evening when we got there and Pondo offered for us to stay the night. With the sun already setting in this was very much appreciated.
Fire can only last for so long and keep you so warm so he showed me a game he made up to keep warm. He told me I’m sweet for showing interest. He also makes snow puns! Basically you roll a snowball down a hill, as it rolls it gets bigger and bigger, gathering more snow, and at the end of the hill are these pins it can knock down. No matter how many times I tried though I never hit any, but it certainly warmed me up! I made dinner as thanks for letting him stay for the night. He told me the company was enough, as much as he loved the solitude, it was nice to have a visitor.
He’s very good at carving and art in general. He says the quiet helps him get lost in his craft and not get distracted by how noisy towns could be. I can see that, living in towns, there’s always so much to do. It’s a busy life, but a nice one.
We’re only a little past Hebra Tower. Soon we’ll be off the grid on the Sheikah Slate map. Thankfully I got some more but now I have so many maps, I keep mixing them up, and I have to open all of them in order to find the right one. On top of that we’ll be nearing the castle, I have to be careful.
I can’t sleep. I find I just keep looking at the frozen moment. Do I have more memories of them locked away? Were we friends? I doubt it, but… It’s okay. I have others to fight for. And even if we were never friends, They still deserve to be avenged and to have protected this land and people they held dear. I can at least try to fulfill their final wishes.
Progress on the Regency Era AU is proceeding apace, I'm down to writing the last two chapters. I hope I can post the first chapter in the next week or two, which means I'd better think of a title while I'm at it. But despite my devotion to finishing that story, naturally my brain came up with a new one I couldn't wait to start writing. What if Captain America, but Breath of the Wild? So here's an excerpt from the first chapter of my Captain America AU.
And the military wasn’t afraid to try some experimental strategies. There had long been some clandestine research facilities hidden all over Hyrule, staffed mainly with Sheikah scientists and researchers as well as the best and brightest of the Hylian, Goron, Rito and Zoran forces. They acquired, either through traditional channels, or through less-than-legal methods, as many ancient artifacts and texts as they could get their hands on, and poured over them to look for as many clues as they could find to defeat the Calamity.
And that’s how the Goddess Blood program began. They uncovered several references in ancient texts to the defeat of the Calamity resting in the hands of the Goddess Blooded Princess and the Hero of Legend. The military figured the hero was probably easy to come by, but Hyrule hadn’t had a princess in centuries, and any family trees that might identify a descendent of the last princess were lost to time. But perhaps “Goddess Blood'' didn't need to be inherited.
Thousands of hours of experimentation later resulted in the Goddess Blood Serum, concocted of rare and unique ingredients that all had some kind of tie to the divine. A shard of the horn of each of the great dragons, Dinraal, Farosh and Nayru, long since extinct and lost to the world. A vial of water from each of the great springs dedicated to the ancient goddesses of wisdom, courage and power. Powdered star fragments. And many more ingredients that were difficult and expensive to source. All carefully blended into a serum designed to bestow great power on whomever received it, so that the country may pin its hopes for salvation on their blessed shoulders.
Zelda had never wanted anything more in her entire life. As soon as she heard about the program, she knew she had to participate, had to be selected to receive the serum. She couldn’t even really say why she needed it so badly, just that something within her felt called, almost like divine inspiration. So she applied, and was chosen.
People probably noticed by now, but Mipha’s theme (melody) starts out with E-F, or rather Mi-Fa (Solfège); Sidon’s theme (melody) starts with B-C, rather Ti(Shi)-Do (Solfège).
So both Mipha and Sidon’s themes start with their respective “notes” on the western solfège, much like how their names are references to the solfège too. Dorephan is Do-Re, so maybe if we ever get a Dorephan theme, it’ll start with the notes C-D...? (i jest)
Whether this was intentional or not, it’d still make a cool coincidence.