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Urbosa's Diary
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Urbosa's Diary is an Object in Breath of the Wild.[1]

Location and Uses

Urbosa's Diary is a book that was used by Urbosa to document her personal thoughts into. The book can only accessed with the purchase of The Champions' Ballad DLC Pack. When downloaded, the book will be in Riju's bedroom in Gerudo Town, on the right arm of the sofa in front of her bed. The diary contains passages that tell about Urbosa's close relationship with the queen of Hyrule Kingdom, her inauguration as a Champion, and her concerns for Zelda.

When Link asks Riju about Urbosa, she reveals that they recently found her diary, and tells him that Urbosa was once friends with the queen of Hyrule.[2] If Link asks further, Riju will direct him towards the diary, saying that Urbosa trusted him and wouldn't mind if he read it.[3] If Link fights Thunderblight Ganon again, Urbosa has a chance to mention her diary. Should Link come upon it, she asks him to show it to Zelda.[4] In particular, she wants Zelda to see the section about her mother.[5]

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Quote1.png My dear friend from afar came to visit Gerudo Town today. It is always a pleasure to see the queen of Hyrule.

She described her reason for coming as urgent. She wished for me to meet her newborn child.

Her sweet daughter's name is Zelda. Sha has her mother's smile. I cannot help but cherish her already.

I told her that Zelda is sure to grow up into a dignified and beautiful queen, just like her mother.

My friend thanked me, but said that looks are fleeting, and instead she wishes for Zelda to be blessed with true happiness.

The way she gazes upon her daughter... her little bird, as she calls her... I have never seen such unconditional love.
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— Urbosa's Diary
Quote1.png It has been a long while since we laid my dear friend, the queen, to rest. I only now have the will to write again.

It was so sudden, I still can't believe she is gone.

All of my sweet memories of her running through my mind. Even now, I can hardly keep the tears at bay.

Young Zelda kept her head held high as she said her final good-bye to her mother at the funeral.

She carried herself as a true princess, but I can sense the deep grief she is hiding within. I worry for her...
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— Urbosa's Diary
Quote1.png I made a voyage to visit Hyrule. After speaking with the king, I saw Zelda for the first time in a year.

In truth, it was my concern for her that brought me there.

The king allowed me to keep her company as she went to the spring for her training.

There, Zelda prayed and prayed in the spring's icy waters until the sun set.

I told her many times to stop, but she wouldn't listen. I eventually had to drag her out of the water.

Zelda gazed at me for the longest time with heartbreaking vulnerability.

Eventually, in a tiny voice, she told me of the pressure and panic she feels at not being able to fulfill her sacred duty.

She whispered over and over, "Why can I not do as the royal daughters of the past have done? What is wrong with me?"

All I could do was hold her close and listen... I pray that is enough.
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— Urbosa's Diary
Quote1.png Emissaries from Hyrule came to see me today. They informed me that I have been chosen to pilot the Divine Beast.

My people are uneasy about it. They tell me such a dangerous task is not fitting for a chief. I understand their fear.

However, I intend to accept this task.

Calamity Ganon's resurrection does not only threaten Hyrule, but the whole world. I refuse to sit idly by.

Ganon is also closely associated with the Gerudo... an association I deeply resent.

I believe Zelda will be here soon to recieve my official answer. I am excited to see her, as always.
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— Urbosa's Diary
Quote1.png I attended the inauguration ceremony alongside the other Champions whom I share a fate with.

Zelda, Revali, Mipha, and Link are so young. They are Hyrule's future. Daruk and I hope to help them see that future.

However, one thing did trouble me. Zelda was... uncharacteristically cold toward Link. I can imagine why.

I hear Link has been assigned as Zelda's guardian knight. I hope they find a way to get along.
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— Urbosa's Diary
Quote1.png Link requested to meet with me today.

He tells me Zelda exploited our law that restricts men from entering town to slip away from him.

I told him of a trick that would allow him entrance, and he was able to get in. By then, however, Zelda was long gone.

I promised to let him know if I saw her, so he reluctantly returned home.

In a similar yet distinct way, Link seems to have trouble expressing himself.

Perhaps the two can help each other... That is, if she ever gives him a chance.
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— Urbosa's Diary
Quote1.png Today I accompanied Zelda as she went to research Naboris. When the sun set, the poor, exhausted girl drifted to sleep.

I sent word to Link, who showed up at Naboris faster than I expected.

Although it is none of my business, I felt the least I could do to bridge their gap was to share some things about Zelda.

The rest is up to them.
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— Urbosa's Diary
Quote1.png I was so happy to say that Zelda smiles much more often lately. It seems she and Link have finally learned to get along.

I hope this will have a positive effect on her training. However...I am concerned we may be running out of time.

Whenever I hear of monster attacks or other unusual events plaguing the kingdom, my concern grows.

All I can do is pray that Zelda... my little bird... has enough time.

I do not pray to the goddesses, but to her mother. My dearest friend... How I miss her.
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— Urbosa's Diary

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References

  1. "Urbosa's Diary" — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "After Naboris was tamed, we located Lady Urbosa's diary. Since you're here, I shall tell you something from it... Lady Urbosa had a beloved fried whom she thought the world of...the queen of Hyrule." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "Lady Urbosa's diary is on the sofa. Since she trusted you, I'm certain she wouldn't mind you reading it." — Riju (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "Should you happen upon my old diary, please show it to the princess." — Urbosa (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "There's a section about a dear friend of mine. Her mother. She left this world suddenly, leaving her sweet daughter behind. How the loss must have wounded her..." — Urbosa (Breath of the Wild)
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