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|Game(s)||Oracle of Seasons|
Oracle of Ages (in a Linked Game)
|Special Characteristic(s)||Impervious to heat|
Wear hooded cloaks
|Notable Member(s)||Blacksmiths, Dance Instructor, Rosa, Shop Keeper, Sign-Loving Subrosian, Smelter, Strange Brothers, Subrosian Chef|
Subrosians are the native inhabitants of the subterranean lava world of Subrosia in both Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages, the majority of which live in Subrosia Village. Subrosians 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.
- 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".
- When the Oracle series was still to consist of three games, the Subrosians were to make an appearance in The Legend of Zelda: Mystical Seed of Courage. News about them in those days called them by a straight romanization of their Japanese name, "Uura". With the series was made to be only two games, the Uura/Subrosians were moved to Oracle of Seasons.
- Some have speculated the Subrosians may be somehow connected to the Garo Ninja due to their similar physical appearance.
- It is also very possible that they are related to the Salona from Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland. They both wear hooded cloaks, and have glowing eyes.
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