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Rumor Mill




The Rumor Mill is a series of articles written by a young Hylian woman named Traysi. She travels Hyrule looking for rumors and gossip, which she then transcribes into books. Most volumes of the Rumor Mill are typically found in Stables, though the first volume is found in Kakariko Village and the seventh in the Kara Kara Bazaar.

The Rumor Mill highlights the more obscure parts of Hyrule and its lore. Reading these books is a good way for Link to gather useful information that can help him on his quest.

There are seven volumes found throughout Hyrule, and with the expansion pack, two additional volumes can be found in two of the stables that do not contain a regular volume of the Rumor Mill.

Rumor Mill

Volume 1: The Lover's Pond!

Main article: Rumor Mill: Volume 1

Who loves gossip more than a solid three meals a day? Traysi, of course! And anyone else reading this, I'm sure!

Today's top gossip spot is...

The Lover's Pond!

Legend says that those who find this pond are sure to also find their true love! Sounds worthwhile to me!

Traysi's Recommendation: ★★★★★ [5 stars]

Volume 2: The Sword that Seals the Darkness

Greetings from Traysi—your source for the best gossip and news!

Have you been hearing any good stories on your travels? I've got a great one for you today!

The Sword that Seals the Darkness

The only one who can wield this sword carries the blood of the hero in their veins. That's what they say about this special blade! Rumor has it the blade has been hidden away in a forest somewhere...

I have to admit that this rumor really has me interested, but sometimes you have to face reality.

My reality is... There isn't any hero in my bloodline, so this sword would just be a big paperweight to me...

Traysi's Recommendation: ★☆☆☆☆ [1 star]

Volume 3: The Weird and Wonderful Spirit Koroks!

Time for gossip and news about the past and the future! Today's topic is...

The Weird and Wonderful Spirit Koroks!

At the moment the night is at its darkest, when even the trees have drifted into slumber...

Actually, the time of day doesn't mater at all... Anyway...

All throughout the world, you may spot these odd little spirit critters as you wander the land. They could be under a rock, or way out in the wilds, or even just in a suspicious nook that seems slightly not right...

Real eerie, huh?

Traysi's Recommendation: ★★★☆☆ [3 stars]

Volume 4: Treasures of the Falling Star!

This is Traysi! I have a taste for the rumors of worlds long gone and worlds yet to come! Everyone gossiping in the present world? Here's my favorite bit of the latest news...

Treasures of the Falling Star!

The stars spread out in the sky like a tapestry, and across that expanse, you see one streak of light—a shooting star! And I've heard that there is treasure waiting where these stars have landed. The next time you see one, why not track it down to see where it lands?

Traysi's Recommendation: ★★★★☆ [4 stars]

Volume 5: Dragons Actually Exist!

Hey there! Traysi here, representing the rumor-lovin' sisters! Have you heard gossip from your family members?

Here's my current favorite:

Dragons Actually Exist!

"No way! That simply can't be true!"

Is that what you're thinking right now? I used to think that too... But then I traveled to Lanayru, Akkala, and Faron, and I heard some real eyewitness accounts!

Of course, these were scoops from children, but still...

Children are pure of heart, meaning they would never lie! I have total confidence in my sources.

Traysi's Recommendation: ★★★★☆ [4 stars]

Volume 6: Glowing Blue Bunny

Traysi here, bringing you the latest news and gossip from morning to night!

Glowing Blue Bunny

A loooong time ago, there was a skilled hunter. On the way back from a hunt, he saw a light moving in the darkness. Without hesitation, he fired an arrow toward it, and where it had been he found a bunch of rupees. From that day forward, whenever he saw a similar light, he would fire an arrow at it. He always found rupees where his target had been, and he grew quite rich.

Or so the story goes...

I bet you think this is just a myth, right? Then what do you say about all the people who claim to have seen a glowing blue bunny in the forest lately?

You probably say, "Oh, Traysi, thank you for writing volume 6!" Sound about right?

You should say that, because the blue bunny is the light the hunter saw! Finding it means finding lots and lots of rupees! I can't endorse this bit of gossip enough!

Traysi's Recommendation: ★★★★★ [5 stars]

Wait, I don't know how to use a bow and arrow... That really puts a damper on things.

Traysi's Recommendation: ★☆☆☆☆ [1 star]

Volume 7: The Secret of the Royal Family of Hyrule

This is Traysi! I have a taste for the rumors of worlds long gone and worlds yet to come!

Everyone gossiping in the present world? Here's my favorite bit of the latest news...

The Secret of the Royal Family of Hyrule

I heard a rumor that there's something to be found inside Hyrule Castle...

And that something is a secret room of Rhoam Bosphoramus Hyrule, the last king of Hyrule!

There's also supposedly a laboratory that belonged to his daughter, Princess Zelda. A double discovery!

I bet there are all kinds of amazing royal-family secrets hidden in those rooms just waiting to be revealed!

"Secrets of the Royal Family Uncovered!" That headline alone would keep food on the table for months!

But there's no way I'm going anywhere near a place as dangerous as Hyrule Castle. No way!

Don't let that scare you, though... Traysi's Recommendation: ★★★★★ [5 stars]

Rumor Mill EX

Volume 1: The Mysterious Korok Mask!

Traysi here! Awake or asleep, my quest for juicy rumors never rests! EVER. Doesn't everyone gossip in their sleep?

Today I've got a hot rumor fresh from the mill that is...wait for EXCLUSIVE! And that special topic is...

the mysterious Korok Mask!

They say if you pour enough love into an object, a spirit will inhabit it. Something that creepy's just gotta be true! And apparently, this Korok Mask really is inhabited by a spirit! If you wear it, it supposedly shakes and makes adorable weird noises every now and then.

Maybe it does that to tell you when friends are nearby and you can't see them? Who knows!

Some say the treasure chest containing this mask is hidden in a tree hollow in a forest that makes people lose their way. Hmm, sounds like a tough place to find something! Luckily, word has it there's a convenient trick for finding your way...

Traysi's Recommendation: ★★★★★ [5 stars]

Volume 2: The Dream of Teleportation!

Traysi here! No matter where I go, my love for rumors inevitably follows... Don't you make it a point to dig up rumors while traveling? In any case, today's topic of discussion is...

The Dream of Teleportation!

Apparently, there was once an ancient medallion that could instantly teleport you to wherever you placed it... What's more, this wondrous item may still be somewhere out there, just waiting to be scooped up!

I must say, it sounds like the perfect item for travelers, adventurers, and rumor-lovers alike! I hear the treasure chest containing this tool is located beneath a labyrinth in northeast Akkala.

Is it true, or just a beautiful dream? I'll let you decide that for yourself, dear reader.

Traysi's Recommendation: ★★★★★ [5 stars]

Volume 4: The Royal Guards Who Protected the Royal Family!

From the moment I wake to the moment I sleep, my mind is full of rumors. Even my dreams are gossipy! Traysi here!

You fine folks keep up with dream rumors too, don't you?

Well, this one's so good it might as well be a dream. Listen up, history buffs!

This tidbit is about the brave soldiers who were tragically wiped out during the Great Calamity.

The royal guards who protected the royal family!

Amongst Hyrule's soldiers, only the best of the best had the honor of guarding the royal family.

Apparently, the equipment they wore can still be found somewhere in Hyrule Castle.

They say a former maid spoke of treasure near the Dining Hall, in the Guards' Chamber, and on the second floor.

I do hope one day Hyrule Castle is restored to its former glory, complete with royal guards.

Hmm... I wonder when a royal guard in shining armor will come sweep me off MY feet...

Traysi's Recommendation: ★★★★★ [5 stars]