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Auru is a character in Twilight Princess.[2]


Auru is one of the members of The Resistance,[3] and appears to be the oldest of the group. He is fairly knowledgeable about the Gerudo Desert and the evils that reside there.[4] He appears to have known the Sages who guard the Mirror of Twilight at some point; aside from knowing that they once tutored the young Princess Zelda, it was apparently they who first told him of the mirror and its location.[5]

Link first meets him in southwestern Lake Hylia at the top of a tall lookout tower.[1] He tells Link that he believes the evil currently plaguing Hyrule is related to the desert - specifically, the Arbiter's Grounds, a prison that formerly housed the worst criminals in Hyrule and is also the resting place of a cursed mirror supposedly used to send criminals sentenced to death directly to the Twilight Realm.[4] Though he tells Link that the road leading to the desert is impassable, he nevertheless aids Link in traveling there, through the use of Fyer's Cannon. The Memo he gives Link instructs Fyer to send Link to the desert for free, a request Fyer cannot refuse due to the fact that Auru saved Fyer's life a long time ago.[6] Using Fyer's Cannon, Link gains access to the Gerudo Desert and eventually, the Mirror of Twilight. After completion of the Arbiter's Grounds, Auru can be met at any time in Telma's Bar.


  • In the Japanese version of Twilight Princess, Auru was Princess Zelda's tutor.[7]


TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ラフレル (Rafureru) Rafrel
French Republic FrenchEU Lafrel
Federal Republic of Germany German Raffler
Italian Republic Italian Rafael
ERROR: You must enter a country code. Korean 라피넬 (Lapinel)
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Perícleo



  1. 1.0 1.1 "Listen, honey, if you're puzzled about what you ought to be doing, why not go see our friend Auru? There's a man who knows things! He's out checking the eastern desert of Hyrule. If you need detailed directions, just take a peek at that map on the table. That old codger Auru is at Lake Hylia, studying the desert." — Telma (Twilight Princess)
  2. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 276 (TP)
  3. "I am Auru. I am part of the group that Telma kindly allows to meet at her bar." — Auru (Twilight Princess)
  4. 4.0 4.1 "You do know, don't you, Master Link? The Gerudo Desert once held a prison built to hold the worst criminals this land has ever known... The criminals who were sentenced to death were sent directly to the underworld by a cursed mirror that was kept in the prison... Now that prison is condemned, and even the road leading to the desert is impassable. This desert at world's end... It still holds the cursed mirror and the malice of the doomed inmates... These old bones know that the evil currently plaguing Hyrule is related to this wicked place. So I have come to learn the truth..." — Auru (Twilight Princess)
  5. "Tell me, did you find anything of interest at the Arbiter's Grounds in the desert? The sages... Those sages once served the royal family, actually. They were appointed as tutors to the young Princess Zelda. It was from them that I first heard tales of the accursed mirror in the Arbiter's Grounds." — Auru (Twilight Princess)
  6. "You see Lake Hylia below us? A man named Fyer runs an amusement ride of sorts there. Give him this. See, long ago, I saved this man Fyer's life, and now he cannot refuse me if I ask a favor." — Auru (Twilight Princess)
  7. "The truth is, I used to serve the Hyrule Royal Family by being the one appointed to educate Princess Zelda when she was young." — Auru (Twilight Princess)