Aveil, leader of the Gerudo Pirates
|First Appearance||Ocarina of Time|
|Other Appearance(s)||Majora's Mask|
Every one-hundred years, a male is born into the tribe. By their law, this male automatically takes the highest position until another male is born. In Hyrule, during the time of Ocarina of Time, Ganondorf is the leader of the Gerudos.
In Ocarina of Time, the Gerudo Tribe is a group of female thieves. They live out in a village that they have built in the Desert Colossus. The Gerudo women capture any males that they find snooping around their fortress, as is seen when they throw both Link and the Carpenters into prison just for being their. Despite all of this, one of their prison areas is not very tight, as Link is able to get out using his Longshot.
They do have a tight security. Without a Gerudo Membership Card (renamed the Gerudo Token in the 3D installment), people are thrown in the dungeon if one of the Gerudo Guards catches them walking about. These can only be issued by the female leader of the Gerudos, Nabooru. In her absence, she gives that power to another member of the Gerudo Tribe.
In Majora's Mask, the Gerudo Tribe lives out on Great Bay as a large group of female pirates. They are lead by Aveil, a female pirate with no known connection to Ganondorf. As this is Termina, and Ganondorf does not exist here, Aveil is (as far as is known) the grand leader of the Gerudo Pirates.
They live in the Gerudo Fortress, which also has tight security. There is a prison here, but can easily avoid being thrown into it with the Stone Mask. While he is in the Fortress, he finds out that the Gerudos have stolen the Zora Eggs, and will be raiding the Great Bay Temple to get the endless riches that are said to be inside.
During this time however, they are sucked up by vicious winds that surround the Great Bay Temple, which causes them to retreat. They do not know about the New Wave Bossa Nova, which is the song that is required to call the Great Turtle, which transports the player to the Great Bay Temple, even going through the whirlpool.