Robbie's Memoirs is an item from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It is a book used by Robbie to record his memoirs and reveals the story of Robbie's life during the Age of Burning Fields and 100 years following the Great Calamity.
- "Let me start from the beginning. It was 100 years ago... Calamity Ganon had already swallowed Princess Zelda.
- Dr. Purah and I had taken Link to the Shrine of Resurrection and left him to recover.
- Dr. Purah and I departed for Kakariko Village, where we left Lady Impa...
- All three of us couldn't stay to together, of course. We couldn't risk Calamity Ganon getting all of us in one strike.
- If that happened, there'd be no one left to deliver Princess Zelda's message to Link when he recovered and woke up.
- We had to ensure at least one of us would be able to talk to him.
- So Dr. Purah and I set out to survive as long as we could. We were lucky...
- We found large amounts of ancient energy in the Necluda and Akkala regions. We could continue our research.
- Just as we had in Hyrule Castle, we could again set ourselves to finding some way to seal Calamity Ganon away.
- We decided who would go where in the only fair way possible: rock, paper, scissors. I set out for Akkala soon after."
- "I was all set to go to Akkala, but first I decided to go with Dr. Purah to the ancient energy source in Necluda.
- ...Actually, that implies that I had any choice. Dr. Purah had laid a pretty heavy guilt trip when I suggested her going alone.
- "In a world as dangerous as ours, are you seriously asking me to travel alone?" She's so darned pushy...
- Anyway, Dr. Purah promised Lady Impa that they'd meet again someday, then she and I set out from Kakariko Village.
- But not before loading a cart with the Guidance Stone Dr. Purah had been using at Hyrule Castle."
- "We traveled for some time. South of the Pillars of Levia, across Lake Siela, and through Blatchery Plain...
- Then we came upon Fort Hateno. Link had battled an army of Guardians there, and it was where he'd been defeated.
- A master swordsman such as Link, who'd impressed King Rhoam enough to be made Princess Zelda's personal knight...
- Well, even someone like that has their limits.
- I'm sorry, Link... I spent so much of my life researching the Guardians.
- Even with all my knowledge, I wasn't able to give you the weapons or power you needed to succeed.
- Those were my thoughts as I looked upon the broken husks of the Guardians strewn around Fort Hateno."
- "Lost in my thoughts, I didn't notice that Dr. Purah had slipped away.
- I knew Hateno Village wasn't much further along the road, and that the Calamity had barely touched that area...
- So I felt safe letting her continue on her own. We parted ways without even saying goodbye, I suppose.
- Stirring myself back to action, I set out on my own journey back toward Kakariko Village."
- "With Dr. Purah "escorted" safely to Hateno Village, it was time for me to head to my new home in Akkala.
- I returned to Kakariko Village to collect the remaining Guidance Stone, then I immediately set out for Akkala.
- I made my way through the Lanayru Wetlands and headed towards Ternio Trail.
- I knew that once I crossed the Akkala Span, I would officially be in Akkala.
- The autumn leaves brought some joy to my spirit as I crossed Shadow Pass then headed north from Ordorac Quarry.
- Akkala is known for its long stretches of nothing. I'd set out hoping that would still be the case...
- I was attacked by a Guardian here and there as I went, but remember, I'd spent my life studying them.
- Dispatching them individually was no challenge at all.
- In time, I reached the lighthouse in Akkala. What a perfect place to keep an eye on the monsters out there.
- I unloaded my Guidance Stone and settled into my new home."
- "And so began my life of solitary research...
- I knew I had to continue to research the ancient soldier gear for Link... He could wake at any time.
- I quickly settled on a routine. First, I would carry the blue flame from Tumlea Heights.
- Next, I would melt the ancient materials, refine the result, and then shape it into ancient solider gear.
- It's difficult to say how much progress I made on my research. The routine demanded so much focus, day after day.
- But then I had a clever thought! I realized I could automate the entire refinement process!
- It took some significant work, but I was able to successfully remodel the Guidance Stone.
- Thanks to my effort, it can refine any ancient material inserted into it and offer something in return.
- I named this machine Cherry, after the first girl I ever loved..."
- "My research didn't end with the creation of Cherry, not at all! I realized that if she was able to refine the ancient materials...
- There was no reason she couldn't also manufacture ancient soldier gear, too! Anyone could make ancient equipment!
- I also decided then that I wanted to be able to give her a voice so she could speak.
- I was filled with ambition then, but it was no easy task to make my dreams a reality.
- Automating the manufacturing process was extremely difficult. It took me decades to figure it out.
- I'll spare you the details of all the things that went wrong...
- But I will say it was complex enough that I had to put my desires to remodel Cherry on the back burner for a while."
- "Days and months came and went. Before I even realized it, I'd reached the ripe age of 90.
- I would have been lost in my work even then... But around that time, a young woman named Jerrin arrived.
- She'd first trained with Dr. Purah, then Lady Impa had sent her to aid me. She quickly proved herself quite capable.
- She carried the blue flame from Tumlea Heights and even reworked and improved my designs for Cherry.
- The very fact that she had trekked all the way from Kakariko Village alone proved she was no ordinary girl.
- Her intellect, her spirit... In hindsight, is it any surprise that we eventually ended up married?"
- "Thanks to Jerrin's redesign, Cherry was soon crafting ancient soldier gear perfectly and speaking beautifully.
- She spoke better than any machine I'd ever heard. It would have been hard to tell she wasn't a native Hylian.
- If I said, "Good morning," she'd respond with a sweet, "Good morning, Robbie."
- And she was helpful! "Cherry, where'd I leave my book?" "It's the third book from the right on the second shelf, Robbie."
- She also knew how to ask if she needed something. "Robbie, could you increase the furnace heat a little?"
- I'd always go personally to fetch more blue flame from Tumlea Heights. I didn't realize our interactions hurt someone...
- That someone...was Jerrin. Perhaps it was due to her namesake, but my exchanges with Cherry hurt Jerrin."
- "Despite the fact that she knew Cherry was only a machine, she still felt uneasy with my interactions with her.
- She was in tears when she told me. She knew it made little sense, and yet she couldn't help how she felt.
- I was devastated. I hadn't even realized the pain I was causing.
- Although Jerrin had designed Cherry, she was now being hurt by her own creation.
- We agreed to restore Cherry to her original, mechanical way of speaking. I took it upon myself to make the changes."
- "From then on, I was careful to not refer to her as Cherry. Doing so would anger my wife. Instead, I called her...
- ancient oven.
- Some time later, Jerrin gave birth to a baby boy, a beautiful young one who bore all the features of his mother.
- We decided to name him Granté, and together we passed the time as a happy family at the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab.
- It was, unfortunately, only a temporary peace. Princess Zelda did her best to contain Calamity Ganon..."
- "Around the time Granté turned three, a letter from Dr. Purah arrived. It was a shock to receive it.
- The last time she'd written, it was to talk about an assistant from Kakariko Village, whom she felt was useless.
- She was writing now to let me know she'd completed research on powering up the runes, like Stasis.
- Hearing this reinvigorated my interest in researching ancient soldier gear."
- Granté grew fast, and it wasn't long before he towered over me!
- He loved to carry the blue flame from Tumlea Heights, calling it a chance to train his body.
- I could see the curiosity in his eyes, and so I encouraged him to travel the world and see as much as he could.
- He'd always been independent. But I was still surprised when, the very day I told him to travel, he left!
- Writing about Granté's training reminds me...
- A few days before he left, I thought it might be a good idea to have Granté study with Dr. Purah.
- I wrote to her to ask what she thought of such an idea, and she sent a letter that simply said...
- "Don't send anyone here!"
- I wonder what happened to her to make her say such a thing..."