- Not to be confused with Salona.
The majority of Subrosians live in Subrosia Village. They are very secretive, and therefore always wear full-body robes keeping their physical identities private to all but themselves. It is rumored that they originated from the land of Holodrum, because foreigners can only enter Subrosia through stylized portals in Holodrum itself.
As their habitat suggests, Subrosians enjoy symbolically "hot" activities, such as dancing, as evident from their Dance Hall, and partaking in lava baths. Their volcanic climate and their general isolation from mainstream society contributes to their use of Ore Chunks as currency as compared to the Hyrulean Rupee, as it is more abundant in the area and vital to their continuity as a culture, as Rupees are to Hyrule.
- An early version of the Subrosians, named the "Ulra Tribe," were to appear in The Legend of Zelda: The Acorn of the Mystery Tree -- Tale of Power, the unreleased title that ultimately became Oracle of Seasons.
The Subrosians are known as the ウーラ in Japan. ウーラ means "hidden", referring to the race's secretive nature. For their Western name, the localization team played a little with that description to come up with a more interesting name than a literal translation would provide, a strategy they also utilized for the トカゲ人 from Oracle of Ages. When the term "subrosia" is taken apart, it becomes "sub rosa", "underneath the rose" in Latin. In ancient times, a rose over a doorway signified that a secret meeting was taking place. The name Subrosia literally means "secret place" and Subrosian "secretive person".
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- Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 55
- Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books) pg. 209 (OoS | OoA)
- "Even worse, Ganon has taken the Rod of the Seasons (a wand that controls the flow of time) and beamed it along with Hyrule Castle to an other-dimensional realm. Spring, summer, fall and winter in the land of Hyrule have fallen into complete disarray. With the help of the other-dimensional Ulra Tribe and the Mystery Tree that houses the spirits, Link must now venture through the world of Hyrule and find a way into the other dimension." — IGN Staff, Hands-on Zelda, IGN, published August 27, 1999, retrieved March 1, 2021.