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A Wife Washed Away
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Quest Giver Fronk
Location Zora's Domain
Reward Staminoka Basses ×5
Previous Quest
"Divine Beast Vah Ruta"

"A Wife Washed Away" is a Side Quest in Breath of the Wild.[1]


After appeasing Divine Beast Vah Ruta, Link can find Fronk speaking to himself.[2] Link interrupts his thoughts, which causes Fronk to apologize.[3] When Link asks him what is wrong, Fronk reveals that his wife Mei went out fishing after Vah Ruta's rampage started,[4] but even after everything has settled, she has not returned.[5] Fronk fears the worst and laments not stopping Mei.[6] Link can offer to go find Mei, Fronk is grateful and asks him to bring her home.[7] This begins the Side Quest.

Link can ask Fronk where he thinks Mei could be, who then reveals she went fishing in Zora River.[8] Due to the river swelling, she may have been swept downstream.[9] Since Ledo and the others did not see her when they went searching for a Hylian, Fronk believes she may be beyond the river.[10] In the worst case scenario, Mei could be in Lake Hylia.[11]

On one of the small islets surrounding Hylia Island within Lake Hylia, Link will find Mei. She will either be swimming in the water or walking around on land, singing about her catch to herself.[12] If he speaks to her, she will remark that she has caught many fish that day.[13] Link asks her if she knows Fronk, which causes her to realize she forgot to return home.[14] In her rush to return to Zora's Domain, she gives Link her catch, which is five Staminoka Basses.[15] Once Link has them, she returns to her home.[16] This completes the Side Quest.


Stage Description
1 Divine Beast Vah Ruta has calmed down, yet Fronk's wife, Mei, has not yet returned home.

Fronk is too discouraged to search for her himself, so search for Mei in his place.

Where could she be?
Complete You found Mei fishing in Lake Hylia.

She left the fish she caught with you and hurried back to Fronk.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
JapanJapanese流された嫁 (Nagasareta yome) 
Taiwan, Hong Kong, MacaoChineseTR被沖走的妻子 (Bèi chōng zǒu de qīzi) 
NetherlandsDutchDe vermiste vrouwA missing woman
FranceFrenchEUCœur à la dérive 
ItalyItalianUna moglie alla deriva 
South KoreaKorean떠내려간 신부 (Tteonaeryeogan sinbu) 
RussiaRussian«Унесенная водой» («Unesyonnaya vodoy») 
Latin AmericaSpanishLAUn mar de lágrimas 
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See Also


  1. "A Wife Washed Away
    Zora's Domain
    " — Adventure Log (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "They say Ruta has calmed down, and yet..." — Fronk (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "[Go on...] Ah! It is you, Link! I am sorry... I was talking to myself." — Fronk (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "[What's wrong?] The truth is... My wife Mei left and hasn't come back yet. After the Divine Beast Vah Ruta started rampaging, she went out to go fishing like everything was normal." — Fronk (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "And now Ruta has settled down, but she still hasn't returned..." — Fronk (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "I'm afraid the worst has happened... If only I had stopped her from leaving! Oh, what do I do?!" — Fronk (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "[I'll find her!] Link... You saved Zora's Domain, and now you're going to help me find my Mei, as well? You are a true Champion! I am sorry to put this burden on you, but please... Please bring her home!" — Fronk (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "[Where could she be?] The day Ruta started raging, she said she was going fishing in Zora River." — Fronk (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "Ruta's rage caused the river to swell. She may have been swept downstream!" — Fronk (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "However, if Ledo's group didn't see anything, maybe she passed through Zora River and is beyond there..." — Fronk (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "Worst case scenario...she could have been carried all the way to Lake Hylia." — Fronk (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "♪Big catch, big catch...♪" — Mei (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "We got a big haul today! Fishing is so much fun!" — Mei (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "[Do you know Fronk?] Hm? Fronk? Yes, he's my darling. My love! Why, is something wrong? ... ... WAAAAAAH!! My darling! I'm sooooorry! I completely forgoooooot! I got carried awaaaaay!" — Mei (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "I-I-I've gotta get back home right away! Here, you can have these!" — Mei (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "OK! Now they're all yours. Now then... Time for me to go home to Zora's Domain! See ya!" — Mei (Breath of the Wild)