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Hydros
Hydros.gif
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Element Mercury
Hometown Lemuria
Age unknown
Hair color Blue
Eye color Blue
Japanese name (ハイドロ Hydro)

Hydros (ハイドロ Hydro) is the King of Lemuria. He is an ally of Piers and a friend of Lunpa. Hydros knows about how Gaia Falls is eroding the world of Weyard, and he advocates lighting the Elemental Lighthouses to counter that, despite pressure from the Lemurian senate. He gives Felix the Grind Stone which the party uses to enter the Great Western Sea. He is referred to as "good King Hydros" by the Lemurians, and seems to be well-liked by his people, with the exception of the members of the senate. As the oldest of the already-long-lived residents of Lemuria, Piers implies Hydros to be the longest-lived individual in the world, describing him as having "lived longer than anyone. He is most wise."

Story[edit]

Kyle.gif Spoiler warning: The following section(s) contain plot details that some people may not wish to learn before reaching this point in the game on their own.
Shortly after Felix's party arrives in Lemuria, they are welcomed into the palace to have an audience with King Hydros. Hydros is eager to hear their reports of the outside world, which he requires in order to confirm or refute his theories on the effects of sealing Alchemy. Namely, he theorised that Weyard was dying, as the lack of Alchemy to fuel the land's life would lead to its gradual decay. He was so concerned about the truth behind this theory that prior to the events of The Lost Age he organised for Piers to leave Lemuria and explore the world beyond the Sea of Time, as Lemuria's own knowledge was significantly out of date, seeing as no-one had left or entered Lemuria in over on a century (which was when Lunpa and Babi chanced upon the civilisation).
King Hydros presents his theories on the link between Alchemy and Weyard, which he backs up with this map of Weyard in its glory days.

However, he met strong opposition in the Lemurian Senate, a powerful governing body that firmly held the belief that Alchemy was a dangerous power and the outside world was none of their concern. The argument between the two governing bodies raged and ultimately, no action was taken. The deadlock was broken whan a freak wave caused by Poseidon's return, coinciding with the lighting of the Venus Lighthouse, caught Piers and his ship and washed them out to sea, leading to his eventual detention (and subsequent release) by the folk of Madra. After some time, Piers, now travelling with Felix's party returns to Lemuria, with enough information to confirm the king's theories. Even in the face of overwhelming evidence, Conservato, leader of the Senate, is flabbergasted and outraged to learn that two lighthouses have already been lit, and far from supporting the party, threatens to banish the party from Lemuria. Indeed, even though King Hydros openly supports the group, going so far as to give them the Grindstone to help them accomplish their task, the Adepts, specifically Piers, are exiled from Lemuria forever (although in-game you may return as often as desired, as the banishment is perpetually held up in bureaucratic processes, preventing it from ever actually taking place). Thus, once Felix's party leaves Lemuria, King Hydros plays no further role in Golden Sun's plot.

Quotes[edit]

  • In Lemuria's palace:
Hydros: Ever since Alchemy was sealed away, the world has been cut off from its nourishment. It has gone into a state akin to hibernation.
Kraden: By using less energy, Weyard prolongs its life...
Hydros: Yet when hibernating, the being has only stopped its own clock... not the flow of time around it.
Kraden: When a bear sleeps through the winter, it needs only wait for spring to come...When it awakens, it can nourish its weakened body again...
Piers: But if spring never comes, the bear will eventually die...
Lunpa: Weyard is wasting away. Its continents shrinking, because its spring has never come.
Conservato: My lord, you cannot possibly intend for these people to light the remaining beacons!?
Hydros: I do indeed, Conservato, and I also fear the possibility that Alchemy will destroy the world. But I cannot stand by, knowing as I do that the world will wither and die if we do not act!
Playable Characters
GBA Star venus.gif Isaac   Star mars.gif Garet   Star jupiter.gif Ivan   Star mercury.gif Mia   |   Star venus.gif Felix   Star mars.gif Jenna   Star jupiter.gif Sheba   Star mercury.gif Piers
DS Star venus.gif Matthew   Star jupiter.gif Karis   Star mars.gif Tyrell   Star mercury.gif Rief   Star mercury.gif Amiti   Star jupiter.gif Sveta   Star mars.gif Eoleo   Star venus.gif Himi
Non-Player Characters
GBA Star venus.gif Kyle   Star venus.gif Dora   Star mars.gif Saturos   Star mars.gif Menardi   Star mercury.gif Alex   Star none.gif The Wise One   Star none.gif Kraden
Star none.gif Babi   Star none.gif Hammet   Star venus.gif Tret   Star jupiter.gif Hama   Star jupiter.gif Feizhi   Star none.gif Dodonpa   Star none.gif Briggs   Star mars.gif Karst
Star mars.gif Agatio   Star venus.gif Susa   Star mercury.gif Hydros   Star none.gif Moapa   Star mars.gif Puelle
DS Star mercury.gif Nowell   Star dark.png Blados   Star dark.png Chalis   Star mercury.gif Arcanus  Star none.gif Bogho   Star none.gif Baghi   Star none.gif Paithos
Star none.gif King Wo   Star none.gif Ryu Kou   Star none.gif Hou Zan   Star venus.gif Laurel   Star none.gif Vande   Star none.gif Volechek
Star none.gif High Empyror   Star none.gif Unan
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