The Zora are the tall, lanky aquatic peoples of Hyrule. They are much like the Hylians in that they both possess a strong sense of religiosity and duty to the ruling monarchy. Therefore, after the peace of the Great War, the Zora pledged themselves to the new kingdom of Hyrule and to protecting the water supply of the Kingdom. After the Great Flood it seemed as if the Zora had become hostile to the Hylians, perhaps blaming them for the Flood, and retreated from sight. It appeared that the Zora fled northward to the north continent where some tribes populated the rivers, hostile to passerby, whereas other recreated the old Zora monarchy in peace with their neighbors. These two different tribes never really resolved with each other, and the effects of the split could be felt even later on during the events of Legend of Zelda.