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The Central Hyrule is a location from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It is one the main province of Hyrule which includes the Great Plateau, Hyrule Field and Hyrule Ridge regions. The main point of interest is Hyrule Castle.

Overview

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Link paragliding over one of the many ruins located throughout Central Hyrule

North of Hyrule Field is Hyrule Castle enveloped by the hatred and malice of Calamity Ganon. Central Hyrule is mostly separated from the rest of the regions by Regencia and Hylia Rivers, only accessible by the many man-made bridges. The province is surrounded by all the other provinces. The northern borders are shared with the Eldin province, the northeast with the Akkala province. Directly east of Central Hyrule is the Lanayru province, southeast is the Necluda province, south is the Faron region, southwest is the Gerudo province, and west is the Hebra province.

During the Great Calamity, Ganon's Guardian army attacked the castle, the town and the rest of Central Hyrule. Many ruins are thus spread throughout Central Hyrule, such as the Quarry, Hyrule Castle Town, Hyrule Cathedral, Hyrule Forest Park, Castle Town Prison, Castle Town Watchtower, Kolomo Garrison, Sacred Ground, Sage Temple, Mabe Village, Ranch, Royal Ancient Tech Lab, Hyrule Garrison, Exchange, Colosseum, Gatepost Town, Outpost, and East Post Ruins.

Central Hyrule is also infested by corrupt Guardian Stalkers. Many enemies such as Bokoblins and Moblins also dwell throughout the province, usually occupying an enemy camp. Since Central Hyrule was the breakpoint of Calamity Ganon's return, most of the Malice substance deposits are located there. However when Princess Zelda sealed herself and Calamity Ganon in Hyrule Castle to stop the Great Calamity while Link recovered from his injuries during the Great Calamity, peace was briefly restored to Hyrule leading to the Age of Burning Fields where much of Hyrule that survived the calamity rebuilt however the ruins around Hyrule Castle were left alone save for treasure hunters and scavengers brave and/or foolish enough to venture there such as the legendary bandit Misko and treasure hunter Parcy who once used to sneak into Hyrule Castle to search for valuable items to scavenge such as the "Royal Guard" series equipment though she never found any. However eventually Zelda's seal began to weaken causing Central Hyrule to become to dangerous and making the area around the Castle a No Man's Land few dared enter with Parcy stopping her trips to Hyrule Castle due to the Guardians that began patrolling the area. Link would later awaken one hundred years after the calamity and guided by the spirit of Rhoam Bosphoramus Hyrule to Destroy Ganon and receiving telepathic communication from Zelda who struggled to keep Ganon sealed as Link worked to free the Divine Beasts from Ganon's control as well as recover both his lost memories and the Master Sword.

Calamity Ganon is fought inside Hyrule Castle and Dark Beast Ganon, the final boss of the game, is battled in Hyrule Field's Windvane Meadow south of the castle.

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