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Goron Elder is a title given to an elderly Goron who serves as the leader of the Goron race in the particular title. There have been recurring Gorons throughout The Legend of Zelda series that have held this title, or a similar one.
Ocarina of Time
- Main article: Darunia
In Ocarina of Time, Darunia is the leader of the Gorons. He loves forest music and is the holder of the Spiritual Stone of Fire. In order to get it, Link needs to go to Dodongo's Cavern and defeat King Dodongo. Upon completing the dungeon, Darunia makes Link his Sworn Brother and gives Link the second Spiritual Stone, the Goron's Ruby.
- Main article: Goron Elder (Majora's Mask)
In Majora's Mask, the Goron Elder is the patriarch of the Gorons of Snowhead. When Link visits Snowhead before the completion of the Snowhead Temple, the Goron Elder can be found frozen in one of the large snow boulders outside the Goron Village. After speaking to the Goron Elder's Son in the Goron Shrine, Link needs to thaw the Elder using Hot Spring Water in order to learn the first half of the Goron Lullaby, a song which the Elder sings to his son to calm him down.
Oracle of Ages
- Main article: Goron Elder (Oracle of Ages)
In Oracle of Ages, the Goron Elder is the leader of the Gorons of Rolling Ridge. When Link saves the Goron Elder, he acquires the Crown Key, which gives him access to the fifth dungeon in the game, the Crown Dungeon.
There are four Goron Elders in Twilight Princess, and they are found on, in, and around Death Mountain. Three of them can originally be found in the Goron Mines. If Link visits them, they each give Link one Key Shard, all three of which are required to restore the Big Key to its original form and open the boss door. After Link has completed the Goron Mines, they leave the Goron Mines. Interestingly, the Goron Elders in this game are not the leaders of the Goron race. Instead, the leader is the Goron Patriarch, Darbus. The Goron Elders go by the names Gor Coron, Gor Ebizo, Gor Liggs, and Gor Amoto. Gor Coron is the first elder found in the game. Before completing Goron Mines, he can be found acting as leader in the first room at the top of the mountain. Gor Amoto is the first elder found within the Goron Mines. He gives Link his first Key Shard for this dungeon. After Link completes the dungeon, Gor Amoto is still found in Death Mountain. Gor Ebizo is the second elder found inside the mines who gives Link a Key Shard. After the dungeon, he is found inside Malo Mart in Kakariko Village asking for donations. Gor Liggs is the last elder encountered by Link. He has the third and final Key Shard, completing the Big Key. Later, he can be found outside Malo Mart in Kakariko Village waiting to give Link Hot Spring Water to complete a side quest for a Piece of Heart.
In Spirit Tracks, the Goron Elder is the leader of the Goron race in Goron Village of the Fire Realm. He is the only one who knows the location of the Fire Sanctuary. When Link asks for the location of the entrance to the Fire Sanctuary, the Goron Elder is hesitant at first, but after Link saves the village, the Elder allows him to enter the Fire Sanctuary.