Not to be confused with the Kingdom of Hyrule.
The planet Hyrule (pr. Hērule) is one of the three main settings of Hyrule: Total War and its expansions, the other ones being the Realm of Twilight, another planet in the cosmos, and Termina, a dark reflection of Hyrule created by Majora. Hyrule is known to denizens of the Realm of Twilight as the World of Light.
Main article: Hyrule Historia
Hyrule is the creation of the three Golden Goddesses: Din, Nayru and Farore. The world eventually attracted the attention of the ancient creature Majora, who meddled and corrupted their work. The result was the creation of Termina, a warped parallel of Hyrule that could be entered after death. Frustrated that their new work was tampered with, the Goddesses proceeded to force Majora into Termina and banished him from Hyrule, threatening to destroy him if he ever returned. Angered with their hostility, Majora set out to destroy and corrupt any further creations of the Goddesses and made others of its kind aware of Hyrule's existence.
The Druthulidi across the cosmos then arrived at Hyrule and began to fight with one another for control of Hyrule, their titanic conflict shaping and ravaging the world. Eventually the Goddesses created the First Sages and with them destroyed many of these beings. Five Druthulidi: Demise, Dethl, Vaati, Bellum and Malice managed to escape their wrath and hide themselves. As a result of this conflict the Goddesses created the Triforce, an artefact that would give life to the world and maintain beings that would fight the Druthulidi and uphold their laws and desires, before leaving Hyrule.
- Main article: List of regions in Hyrule: Total War
- Main article: List of regions in Great Sea: Total War
- Main article: List of regions in Gods of Hyrule: Total War
Hyrule is a terrestrial planet of unknown size, largely covered in water. The only known continent on the world is also called Hyrule after the planet; the existence of other continents is unclear. The region of Hyrule lies at a natural isthmus between two larger regions of the continent. To the north and northwest of the continent lies the vast ocean known as the Great Sea. There are more unexplored lands to the southwest known as the Land of Famine, but a large mountain range inhibits travel. Beyond Holodrum in the northeast extend large plains that extend to the former territory of the Cobble Kingdom, boasting a river wide enough to allow ship traffic into the Great Sea. To the southeast of Hyrule is a ocean known as the Sea of Storms, which seems to feature a semi-permanent global storm system. High in the skies is the Sky City of the divine Oocca.
The heartland of the continent is the plain called the Hyrule Field, the namesake of the planet, home to the Kingdom of Hyrule, the most powerful state in the continent. The fertile Plains of Ordona, inhabited by the ragged Ordonians, lies to the south of Hyrule Field, separated by Lake Hylia, the largest body of water in the continent.
To the west of the Kingdom of Hyrule lies the arid, thinly-populated Gerudo Desert, but nonetheless is home to the once-powerful empire of the Gerudo. The Gerudo Desert is separated from the ocean to the west by the Gerudo Cliffs, where the ancient Darknut people dwell with their close allies, the Zuna, Fokka and Mazura.
The southwestern lands are inhabited by the Blins, a loose confederacy of barbaric pig-like peoples who in the past used to have a unified empire rivalling that of the Hylians. Once a fertile plain much like Ordona is, the crusade initiated by Hylia five millennia past has burned the Blin Kingdoms to the ground, and millennia of war with the Hylians couldn't help either.
The jungle-like swamplands to the northwest are appropriately called the Misery Mire. Separated from the eastern and southern lands by mountains, it is the land of the insidious Gohma, the last remnants of the Druthulidi Iemanis.
East of Hyrule and Ordona lies the great Kokiri Forest, the only place where the ancient Deku Trees can be found over Hyrule. It used to be the home of the great Huskus Empire, until the war with the Gohma devastated their race and reduced their race to a handful of survivors living deep in Palagard's Sanctuary. The Kingdom of Hyrule ruled this land for a period of time, but it was never prosperous because of its remote location until the Kokiri Bandits annexed it and later got transformed into the Kokiri by the Great Deku Tree.
The smaller, conifer-dominated Faron Woods lie to the south of the Kokiri Forest, where the Lizalfos dwell after being driven away from their homelands, Death Mountain. The eastern woods, meanwhile, is home to the Deku Scrubs, a race of small, angry, bickering people considered by many others to be pests.
North of the Kokiri Forest is the lake-dominated Dominion Valley, where the Oshunite Jabun established the Zora Dominion. It is the source of the Zora River, a valuable source of fresh water for all the races of Hyrule.
The northern coast of the continent of Hyrule is the haven of the half-breed Hylian-Zora hybrids, where they live safe from the prosecution of the purebloods from both the Kingdom of Hyrule and the Zora Dominion. The coastal region is rich in coral, and sits on one of the largest rupee mines of the planet.
Sandwiched between Hyrule Field and the northern coast lies the volcanic Death Mountain range. It is home to many races: Gorons, Dodongos, Volvagians and Lizalfos, among others, and is extremely rich in both gems and rupees.
To the far southeastern reaches lies the vast expanse of Labrynna. It has remained largely unaffected by the bloody and savage wars of the past. The Labrynnian people have developed peacefully for centuries, only having to fend off smaller tribes of hostile natives to expand their empire. East of the vast expanse of Crown Ridge is an arid land of which little is known. South of Labrynna is Crescent Island, where the reptilian Tokay dwell.
The farthest northeastern land is called Holodrum. Formerly inhabited by the Wind Tribe and the Tarminians, it is now owned by the Fairies of Tarm, a mysterious race of tiny beings, and the peaceful Horonians, who might or might not be the ancient Tarminians' descendants. The Eragou Mountain Range separates Holodrum from the Gulf of Oshus to the north, while the Path of the Fairy Queen leads from the Natzu Prairie farther northeast to lands unexplored.
South of Ordona are the mountainous Ikana Canyons. Once the highland home to the Kingdom of Ikana, it is now a dead wasteland of barren earth and petrified forests after Ikana mysteriously vanished from Hyrule.
The ocean to the north of the continent is known as the Great Sea, called Umoloth in the Hylian language. The islands of the central Great Sea are dominated by the kingdom of the Rito Clans, who boast the most powerful state in the ocean. The tribes of the Lost Gorons, who left Death Mountain many millennia, settled in a smaller eastern archipelago; while the west is a land of constant conflicts between the Ocean Blins. The Anouki and the Yook share control of the Isles of Frost, a smaller, cold, arid, mountainous archipelago farther to the east, separated from the Blasted Crags beyond Holodrum in the mainland by the Anouki ice shelf. The south was mostly uninhabited until the arrival of Hylian and Korok Colonists. The north is the lair of Bellum's minions: the northeast is the last remnant of the vestigial Cobble Kingdom, while the rest of the dark god's followers inhabit the empty polar seas far to the north.
Hyrule boasts one major fresh body of water, Lake Hylia, which also serves as it major source of aquatic trade. Lake Hylia is fed by the River Zora, which begins at the Jabun Reservoir in the Dominion Valley before crossing Hyrule Field and branches west into the Gerudo Desert before turning south and feeding into the lake. The continent also has a series of small lakes along the border of Dominion Valley, Holodrum, and Kokiri Forest known as the Turongo Lakes as well as Eyeglass Lake to the west of Horon; to the far South lies the small Lake Malcove. Numerous major rivers cross the continent of Hyrule, including: The Zora and Lanayru Rivers that cut across north-central Hyrule; The Kano, Palagard, and Picorou Rivers in Kokiri Forest; the Talus, Yoll, and North and South Nuun Rivers in Labrynna; and the Natzu River in Holodrum. Additionally the ancient Ikana river once flowed through the Ikana Canyons into the Sea of Storms before the Kingdom's disappearance, upon its descent into Termina the river dried up, leaving only the dry Ikana Basin.
- Kingdom of Hyrule
- Gerudo Empire
- The Kokiri
- Darknut Legion
- Fairies of Tarm
- Cobble Kingdom
- The Druthulidi: mostly destroyed by the Goddesses and the First Sages in their purge of the planet.
- The Trilith: went extinct after the Druthulidi conflicts.
- The Lokomo and the Oshus Empire: exterminated by the Phantom Army.
- The Ocean Zora, Darmani Clan, Kingdom of Ikana and the Deku Scrubs: absorbed into Termina.
- The Minish Kingdom: destroyed by the Minish sorcerer Vaati, under the control of an ancient Druthulidi.
- The Wind Tribe: phased out after they ascended under Demoko's service.
- The Kokiri Bandits: Destroyed by Forest races, their children were transformed into the Kokiri by Kasuto.
- The Volvagian Empire: overthrown by the Gorons in 0 AG.
- The Huskus Imperium: entered a decline after the Druthuldi conflicts before being eradicated by Sulkaris.
- The Zora Dominion: Crippled during the Gerudo Wars and destroyed by the Gohma in 126 AG.
- The Oocca: severely decimated after the destruction of the Sky City and Demoko's death.
Major Religions in Hyrule
- Church of the Golden Goddesses (Din, Nayru, Farore, First Sages)
- Church of Majora
- Cult of Hylia
- Darknut Code
- Lizalfos Pantheon
- Subrosian Pantheon
- Storm Zora Pantheon
- Spirit of Ordon
- Spirit of Lanayru
- Deku Monkey †*
- Deku Scrub †*
- Deku Tree
- Ikanian †*
- Minish (Picori)
Species marked with a † dagger sign are extinct.
Extinct species marked with a * were absorbed into Termina by Majora.
- Ampilus Crab
- Blue Bear
- Deku Baba
- Eastern Kangaroo
- Ghoul Rat
- Gyorg Ray
- Iron Helm Beetle
- Ison Beetle
- Loftwing †
- Ordonian Goat
- Sand Seal
- Snap Dragon
- Wasteland Boar (Bulbo)
Species originally native to or who immigrated to worlds beyond Hyrule, such as the Realm of Twilight or worlds conquered by the Druthulidi.
- Dark Dragon
- Ocean Zora
Beings, that, while not definably alive, function with a similar animation, and may be governed by an intelligence.