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Kaneli is a character in Breath of the Wild.[5]


Kaneli is the chief of Rito Village. He once was a Rito warrior and Teba's mentor.[3] He resides in his House at the top of Rito Village.

When Link first approaches Kaneli, he will take note of the Sheikah Slate that he is carrying.[6] He introduces himself to Link and asks if he truly has a Sheikah Slate.[7] If Link confirms it is, Kaneli will reason that he must be a Champion like Revali, and therefore capable of boarding Divine Beast Vah Medoh.[8] However, realizing that it has been 100 years since the Champions died, he surmises that Link must instead be one of their descendants.[9] Despite this, he still asks Link to listen to his request.[10]

If Link agrees to hear him out, Kaneli will be grateful.[11] Since Link has the blood of a Champion, Kaneli asks him to deal with their issues with Divine Beast Vah Medoh.[12] Only Champions are capable of stopping the rampage of a Divine Beast.[13] This information was lost on Teba and Harth, who went to confront Medoh on their own and were defeated.[14] Though Teba is unharmed, Kaneli fears that he is planning another attack on the Divine Beast.[15] He asks Link to seek out Teba and try to stop Divine Beast Vah Medoh together.[16] After this conversation, the "Divine Beast Vah Medoh" Main Quest will begin.

During the Main Quest, Kaneli is capable of answering questions for Link.[17][18] If Link asks who Teba is, Kaneli explains that he is a warrior who lives next door to him.[19] Alongside Harth, Teba went to confront Divine Beast Vah Medoh, but Harth ended up injured and was forced to retreat.[20] Their defeat only made Teba more determined, and Kaneli repeats his fear that Teba plans on facing Divine Beast Vah Medoh alone.[21] As the Divine Beast is still flying, Kaneli hopes that Teba is well.[22] He suggests that Link speak to Teba's wife, Saki, to learn of his whereabouts.[23]

If Link asks about Revali, Kaneli explains that he was a warrior from Rito Village who died 100 years ago.[24] Stories claim that Revali was able to fly as though he were the Wind, and he was capable of wielding a Bow twice his size.[25] King Rhoam recognized Revali's skill and appointed him pilot of Divine Beast Vah Medoh.[26] Unfortunately, Revali fell during the fight against Calamity Ganon.[27] Kaneli wonders what could have been capable of killing such a strong warrior.[28]

Finally, Link can ask Kaneli about Divine Beast Vah Medoh. He will ask Link if he noticed the giant bird in the sky, and he explains that this is Divine Beast Vah Medoh.[29] He continues to share that the Divine Beasts were made by the ancient Sheikah ages ago in order to fight Calamity Ganon.[30] However, during the Great Calamity, they were turned against the people of Hyrule Kingdom by Ganon himself.[31] Though this happened a century ago, the Divine Beasts have made a sudden return and started attacking people.[32] Kaneli is concerned that this could foretell the return of Calamity Ganon.[33]

After Link has successfully calmed Divine Beast Vah Medoh, he must return to Rito Village to share the news with Kaneli.[34] He is pleased to see that the Divine Beast has taken up residence atop Rito Village.[35] According to legend, the light of the Divine Beasts is capable of destroying Calamity Ganon.[36] In the meantime, Divine Beast Vah Medoh will serve as a protector for Rito Village, and Kaneli declares that both it and Link will live on in legend.[37]

Kaneli decides that he needs to reward Link.[38] He implores Link to take the contents of the nearby Treasure Chest for himself, proclaiming he will get more use out of it.[39] Inside the Chest, Link will find the Great Eagle Bow.

If Link has not yet acquired the Master Sword, Kaneli will liken his accomplishments to that of the Hylian Champion from 100 years ago.[40] According to Kaneli, the only thing he lacks to achieve that same greatness would be the Master Sword.[41] If Link has the Master Sword, Kaneli will recognize it as such.[42] He then wonders whether Link is indeed the Hylian Champion.[43] Once he finishes speaking, the Main Quest will be completed.

Afterwards, Link is able to keep asking Kaneli questions.[44] If he asks about the Master Sword, Kaneli shares the legend that it was used by the Hylian Champion against Calamity Ganon.[45] He tells Link that the Master Sword is a precious gift from his ancestors, and he warns him to never lose it.[46]

When Link asks about the Great Eagle Bow, Kaneli explains that it is the finest Bow in the land and made using traditional Rito crafting, and he goes on to share that it was once used by Revali.[47] None of the Rito are capable of using the Bow to its full potential due to it being difficult to handle.[48] Since Harth knows it well, Kaneli encourages Link to speak to him for more details on the Great Eagle Bow.[49]

Finally, if Link asks about Divine Beast Vah Medoh again, Kaneli explains that it is an ancient Sheikah weapon with the power to seal evil, once piloted by Revali.[50] He will then repeat the legend of the Divine Beasts' ability to ravage the Ganon as well as his desire to see it go down in legend.[36][37]

Once Link has started the "EX Champion Revali's Song" Main Quest, which is exclusive to The Champions' Ballad DLC Pack, he is able to ask two new questions of Kaneli. If Link requests that Kaneli tell him about Revali, Kaneli explains that the Rito recently uncovered The Diary of Revali, which was very exciting for them.[51] Kaneli has left Teba in charge of the Diary due to his admiration of Revali.[52] At Link's curiosity, Kaneli reveals that they found The Diary of Revali at the Flight Range.[53] It has been taken to Teba's Home for safekeeping.[54]

Link is also able to ask Kaneli where Teba is, though Kaneli only knows that he has not spent much time in Rito Village lately.[55] He recalls that Teba has always wanted to be like Revali, and he has hope that his son Tulin will share his dream.[56] He once again believes that Saki knows where Teba is.[57] He directs Link next door to Teba's Home if he is curious.[58]


  • On occasion, Kaneli will make a "hoo" noise similar to a real life Owl.[59][60]
  • Kaneli is not present in Rito Village in Tears of the Kingdom and Teba has become the new Rito elder. This seems to suggest that Kaneli passed away in the time since Breath of the Wild. However, talking with the Rito after finishing the Wind Dungeon reveals that he has become the caretaker of the Flight Range.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in other regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
United KingdomEnglishBRKaneli
FranceFrenchEUKaïCorruption of caille (Quail).
Latin AmericaSpanishLATecón
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  1. "Look, I'm just running my mouth here. If you want to know the details, talk to the elder on the top floor." — Verla (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Did the village elder tell you about it? Are you scared of it too?" — Kotts (Breath of the Wild)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 400
  4. Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 127
  5. "Kaneli" — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "Ah, a visitor. Welcome to... ... Oh. OH! That object on your hip... Could it be..." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "Forgive me. Where are my manners? I am Kaneli, elder of Rito Village. Now then...is that not a Sheikah Slate dangling from your hip?" — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "[That's right.] Oh, my! So it is true! That means you must be a Champion like Master Revali—one of the few able to board Divine Beast Vah Medoh!" — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "No... What am I thinking? The Champions have all been dead for 100 years. This boy must be a mere descendant...an inheritor of the Sheikah Slate." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "Ah, forgive me... Champion descendant... If you would listen to this old man's request, you would have my eternal gratitude." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "[I'll listen.] Thank you. Truly." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "Now that I know you have the blood of a Champion, there is something I must ask of you. How shall I put this... I would like you to deal with Divine Beast Vah Medoh. The giant beast circling above us." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "Only a chosen one, a Champion, can stop a Divine Beast. You must enter the beast and bend it to your will." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "I tried explaining this to the more headstrong Rito warriors, but they wouldn't listen to reason. Teba and Harth tried to confront Medoh, but it did not go well, and Harth was injured." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "Teba escaped unscathed, but I fear he now plans to face Medoh alone." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "As a descendant of the Champions, perhaps you can help us. Please. Find Teba. If you work together, you may be able to stop Divine Beast Vah Medoh." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  17. "Hoo hoo hoo... If you mean to help us, then allow me to fill you in on the particulars." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  18. "Is there something else you wish to know?" — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  19. "[Who's Teba?] Teba is a warrior of Rito Village. He lives right next door to my humble abode." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  20. "He's the one who decided to confront Divine Beast Vah Medoh. He set off alongside another villager named Harth. Unfortunately, Harth was shot down by Medoh and had to retreat." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  21. "This only made Teba more determined. I fear he has set out to face Medoh by himself." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  22. "As you can see, Medoh is still flying about up there. I hope Teba is OK." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  23. "Teba's wife Saki may be able to tell you more about his whereabouts." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  24. "[Who's Master Revali?] Master Revali was a fierce warrior from Rito Village who died 100 years ago." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  25. "According to the stories, he flew like the wind itself and wielded a bow twice his own size with ease." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  26. "His skill was recognized by King Rhoam, and he was entrusted to control Divine Beast Vah Medoh." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  27. "Master Revali lost his life while piloting the Divine Beast during the battle with Calamity Ganon." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  28. "What could have happened inside Divine Beast Vah Medoh 100 years ago to kill such a celebrated warrior?" — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  29. "[Medoh?] Did you perchance see that giant bird up there? Soaring high above our village? That...is Divine Beast Vah Medoh." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  30. "The Divine Beasts. Our misbegotten inheritance from the ancient Sheikah. Created eons ago to defeat Ganon." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  31. "In an ironic turn of events, the Divine Beasts were taken over by the same evil force they were created to defeat." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  32. "But that was 100 years ago. To thin the Divine Beasts would suddenly reappear and begin attacking innocent people..." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  33. "Could this foretell the return of Ganon?" — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  34. "You have done it! And you survived, at that! You conquered Divine Beast Vah Medoh!" — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  35. "To think the beast has taken roost at the top of the village! It looks simply...divine." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  36. 36.0 36.1 "If the legends are true, "the light from the Divine Beasts will ravage the Calamity."" — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  37. 37.0 37.1 "For now, Divine Beast Vah Medoh will become protector of this village and live on in legend...alongside you." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  38. "Hoo hoo hoo... ...Oh, yes! Of course! I must reward you properly!" — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  39. "Feel free to take what you find in that treasure chest. You will get more use out of it than I." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  40. "What you did was miraculous. Though I should expect nothing less of one from the bloodline of a Champion. Why...you are almost the equal of the very Hylian Champion who fought with Master Revali 100 years ago..." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  41. "All you lack is the sword that seals the darkness." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  42. "Champion descendant... I have only just realized. That sword you have in your possession... Could it be the sword that seals the darkness?" — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  43. "The Hylian Champion who fought alongside Master Revali 100 years ago... Could that be...you?" — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  44. "Champion descendant... I am happy to answer anything I can." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  45. "[Sword?] No, no, I was only joking... That sword you have there. That is indeed the sword that seals the darkness, is it not? Legend has it that the Hylian Champion fought against Ganon with that very sword." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  46. "Champion descendant... That sword is a precious gift from your ancestors... You must never let it go." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  47. "[Great Eagle Bow?] That bow I gave you is the finest in the land, crafted in the Rito tradition. The Champion Revali once called it his own." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  48. "I will not lie—the bow is difficult to handle. No Rito alive is capable of using it to its full potential." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  49. "Fortunately, our bowyer, Harth, knows the bow well. You should talk to him for details." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  50. "[Medoh?] Divine Beast Vah Medoh... An ancient Sheikah weapon with the power to seal evil. It was once piloted by the Rito Champion, Revali..." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  51. "[Tell me about Revali.] You're curious about Master Revali? Hoo hoo! What perfect timing. We recently found The Diary of Revali. We were all excited to locate such a personal item of the Champion's." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  52. "However, not just anyone has the right to read something of that nature... That's why I left Teba in charge of it, since he so admires Master Revali." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  53. "[Diary of Revali?] Hoo hoo... The historic Diary of Revali was recently found at the Flight Range our Champion so adored." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  54. "Teba took the diary to his home for safekeeping." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  55. "[Where's Teba?] Hoo hoo... You wish to know where Teba is? A good question. All I know is he has not been in the village lately." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  56. "He always aspired to be like our Champion Revali...to become a valued warrior for Rito Village. He also harbors the hope that his son, Tulin, will share in his dream of becoming a great warrior like Master Revali." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  57. "Ah, yes... Perhaps Teba's wife, Saki, knows where he is." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  58. "If you're curious, Teba's home is right next door to my own humble abode." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  59. "[No, it's not.] Hoo hoo... So I was mistaken..." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)
  60. "[Maybe later.] Hoo hoo..." — Kaneli (Breath of the Wild)