Koume and Kotake


Koume and Kotake


Twinrova, Regents of the Gerudo, Sorceress of Ice (Kotake), Sorceress of Flame (Koume)






Each Other (twin)
Ganondorf (adopted son)
Nabooru (adopted daughter)


c. 250 BG



Witch Brooms
Spirit Seals

Music Themes



Koume and Kotake, collectively known as Twinrova, are a pair of twin Gerudo witches, the adoptive mothers of Ganondorf, and the manipulative true leaders of the Gerudo.

Physical CharacteristicsEdit

Koume and Kotake are identical twins, small old Gerudo women with parched leathery skin, red eyes, and white hair. The only differences between them are their former hair color and gems: in their youth Koume used to have red hair with a red gem and Kotake blue hair with a blue gem, though both have since grayed with age.



Koume is the more aggressive and talkative of the sisters. She prefers brute force and direct action, and is more than willing to dirty her hands if plans go awry.


Kotake is the quieter and more intelligent of the sisters. She prefers to let Koume do most of the work while she remains behind and plots out the situation. She often lets her enemies make the first move, believing a proper counter can undo any strategy.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Koume and Kotake are the owners of the two last known Gerudo witch's brooms, which grant them all kinds of dark magic including levitation, transfiguration and form fusing. After having unearthed the Spirit Seals from the Spirit Temple and rediscovered and practiced the lost Gerudo art of channelling the spirits of the dead, they become able to command elements, possess people and inanimate objects with spirits, and live an unnaturally long life.


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Ancient AgeEdit

Koume and Kotake were born in the third century before Ganon. They unlocked the secrets of the Spirit Temple and, through the use of forbidden magics, magically extended their lives by several centuries. By 200 BG they became the power behind the throne of the Gerudo Circle of Warlords, and started to rule the Gerudo behind the scenes.

Rise of GanonEdit

When word that the Kingdom of Hyrule fell and the Triforce is up for grabs, Koume and Kotake set out with an army against the will of the Circle of Warlords in an attempt to secure the Triforce for themselves. There they battle to a standstill with the Fairies of Tarm and Dark Interlopers in Hylia Marine.

When the Zora Dominion assault the Water Temple and defeat all three armies in a fell swoop, Koume and Kotake are captured by Princess Nylin Zelda I and given to the Gerudo Warlords as a peace offering. Due to their influence over the Warlords, they are the only prisoners allowed to stay in Hyrule while the others are banished through the Mirror of Twilight by the Warlords, who believe it is the entrance to a void of no return.

First Golden AgeEdit

As a result of Ganon's curse, which prevents male Gerudo from being born, when the Gerudo woman Adieladorf gives birth to a son named Ganondorf, she is put on the throne for bringing about the first Gerudo male in decades. She was to lead the Gerudo into a new age and raise Ganondorf, but she mysteriously dies several months later, at which point Koume and Kotake adopt Ganondorf as their surrogate son. They start to raise Ganondorf as their puppet and craft him into a warlord that will bring the Gerudo against their enemies in Hyrule.

Gerudo WarsEdit

In 100 AG, Koume and Kotake are approached by the sorcerer Vaati, who promises to aid them and Agahnim as long as his puppet state, the Darknut Legion, was given control of Hyrule Castle after the Kingdom had been destroyed. Koume and Kotake reluctantly agree and deem one city a fair trade for the aid of the Darknut Legion.

...and Kotake

Shortly after having Ganondorf declare war on the Kingdom of Hyrule, Koume and Kotake learn that Nabooru, convinced of Ganondorf's diabolical behaviour and wrongful invasion of Hyrule, is planning to rebel against them. They swiftly brainwash Nabooru and force her to fight the Hylians, but this doesn't last long as the Darknut Sage Yaraxonal helps Nabooru combat Koume and Kotake's influence until she succeeds.

When the Gerudo army sacks Hyrule Castle Town and kills Princess Mahrala Zelda III in battle, they are immediately ordered to withdraw by the Darknuts, who take control of the city. Soon after the city's occupation, a Sheikah army lead by Impa engages in battle with the Darknut garrison, drives them out and pursues them to the Gerudo Desert.

When the Hylians reach Ashinon, Koume, Kotake and Ganondorf are betrayed by Nabooru, who breaks the locks to the gates of Ashinon, allowing the invaders to enter the city. Ganondorf is arrested by the Hylians while Koume and Kotake manage to escape.

The Return of Sulkaris Edit

Koume and Kotake go into hiding for the ensuing twenty years, aiding in their adopted son's escape from Baral's Stand.

Stats Edit

Hero AbilityEdit

Traits Edit

Open to Murder

Willing to turn to hired blades to take out targets that armies would struggle to reach. +1 Dread, 10% discount on agent training costs


Unafraid of resorting to lowly acts to realize their ambitions.

-1 Loyalty, 40% decrease to cost to bribe, 20% penalty on tax income, -2 from law (has a negative effect on public order)


This person can hold themselves in such a manner that others find it very difficult to glean when they is lying.

-2 Loyalty, +2 Authority

Politically Powerful

Typically able to push other world powers into doing as they would wish.

+3 Authority


Blessed with a superior intellect, this person's genius is an asset that they can apply to all aspects of their life.

+3 Command, 10% bonus on all trade income, 10% bonus on tax income

Ancillaries Edit

Fire Scimitar

Favorite weapon of the Gerudo people with a dose of fire magic.

+1 Attack, +1 Authority

Ice Scimitar

Favorite weapon of the Gerudo people with a dose of ice magic.

+1 Attack, +1 Authority

Ashinon Attire

Outfit worn by Ashinon Generals of the Gerudo army.

+1 Defense, +2 Authority, +2 Command

Fire and Ice Gem

Mysterious artifact that is believed to give Twinrova their power.

+1 Authority, +3 Unit Training

Preceded by:
Ruler of the Gerudo (de facto)
Succeeded by:
Ganondorf (de jure)
Preceded by:
Regent of the Gerudo
72 AG - 87 AG
Succeeded by:
Title Abolished

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