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Parella Bellum Parella
Bellumpor

Titles

Bellum

Aliases

Lord of Hunger

Species

Druthulidi


Birth

Before Hyrule existed

Affiliation

None



Bellum is the name given to a powerful Druthulidi that waged war against the Sages, other Druthulidi and later the Oshunites. Bellum is believed to embody the rung of hunger.

Etymology

The meaning of Bellum's name is lost to time. Some believe it originates from a language as ancient as the Goddesses' Trilith. It is possibly a word from the Parellan language, which is largely unknown.

Characteristics

Bellum usually appears as a mass of black tentacles that shroud its larger form. Much like other Druthulidi, these tentacles crown a single enormous yellow eye, and each tentacle additionally bears a single eye on its tip as well. Bellum often appears quite massive and is considered the largest Druthulidi on record next to Majora. Bellum is the only Druthulidi that has never been assigned a gender or adopted one itself, even by its own followers.

Personality

Bellum's behavior is more animalistic compared to other notable Druthulidi, traveling from world to world and consuming whatever it desires. It often accomplishes its tasks in very crude and unrefined manners, preferring the most direct and brutal method possible. Bellum likely came to Hyrule to consume its biosphere and due to the majority of its surface being covered in water. It is barely even aware of its worshipers and the empire that follows it around. From Bellum's point of view, the Parella and River Zora are little more than a means of pest control.

Powers and Abilities

As a planet-sized beast, Bellum's size and strength are its greatest weapons, able to devour entire worlds. It is able to produce smaller entities called Bellumites.

History

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This section contains plot details.

Prehistory

Prior to the creation of Hyrule, Bellum attacked the homeworld of the Parella. In order to stave off being eaten by the beast, the Parella adapted a mutualistic relationship with it, building the interplanetary portals known as the Mirrors of Twilight and constantly goading Bellum from world to world, ensuring that it would have a steady source of food so it wouldn't turn on them. Bellum would later gain numerous other races as followers, most notably the River Zora. One of the worlds that fell victim to Bellum during this time was the Realm of Twilight: it killed most of the native life and reduced the planet to a dark, bleak, cold wasteland.

Bellum arrived on Hyrule around the time of most Druthulidi, creeping into the primordial oceans that had only barely formed. It initially allied with the First Sages who summoned it, before quickly betraying them alongside the other Druthulidi. It waited and observed its brethren fight, gaining followers from the primitive ocean life and occasionally sending out smaller armies to antagonize and sabotage other Druthulidi. Unlike the other Druthulidi, Bellum was content to wait countless centuries for the oceans to rise, at which point it would have a considerable territory and resource advantage over the other Druthulidi who almost entirely based their operations on land. It also began creating portals to other worlds it had conquered on the ocean floor so that it could reinforce itself. After the First Sages allied with Majora to deal with the Druthulidi that turned against them, Bellum retreated to the depths of the ocean and entered a deep sleep.

Ancient Age

During the ancient era, Bellum summoned the Parella and River Zora through portals from other worlds and instigated a conflict between two advanced civilizations: the Oshus Empire and the Cobble Kingdom. It provided both sides with military and economic aid, until the Oshunites rejected any further help. The Cobble Kingdom took full advantage of Bellum's aid and dominated most of the land and sea north of Hyrule. Eventually all three empires were destroyed by King Oshus when he unleashed his automated Phantom Army. Many of the Parella were killed and the River Zora quickly retreated to the south and eventually made their way to Hyrule. Bellum retreated to the ocean depths and entered a deep sleep while more Parella armies on other worlds prepared themselves.

The Realm of Twilight

When a group of Parella attempted to come through one of Bellum's portals again, many of them end up in the Realm of Twilight. It is discovered that one of Bellum's portals had washed up on land and ended up in the Gerudo Desert after many centuries, and when the Gerudo's Circle of Warlords activated the portal to banish the Dark Interlopers, it interfered with the Parella's arrival. The Parella's leader, Jelyf, allies herself with the Twili king Mizorant and his son Zant, offering to open portals into Hyrule and aid them in conquering the land. In truth, the Parella only wished to enter Hyrule so that they could return to the seas and find their master Bellum. After attacking and destroying the Zora Dominion, the Parella follow the River Zora to the Great Sea to continue locating Bellum.

Return of Sulkaris

Bellum is briefly seen by Tetralyna in her vision, retreating into the depths of the ocean.

Quotes about Bellum

  • It hungers, never satisfied. It would devour the living, the dead, the earth and the rock itself and still it could and would eat more that were it there for the taking. It is driven not by a dark mind, nor by a twisted heart, but by the beast.

List of appearances

Aqua Mortem (Mentioned only)

Skyfall (First appearance)

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