This rude and spoiled Zora is the princess of everyone living in the Zora’s Domain. It is her duty to feed the giant whale, Lord Jabu-Jabu, and on top of this, she is the holder of Nayru’s spiritual stone, the Zora's Sapphire. It is later revealed that she is also one of the six Sages. Princess Ruto obtained the Spirit stone from her mother, and is supposed to give it to the one she wishes to marry, but it was eaten by Lord Jabu-Jabu. When Link recovers the Spiritual Stone from within Lord Jabu-Jabu's belly, Princess Ruto allows him to have it, and she thinks she is married to Link.
Then after Link awakens from his 7 Year slumber, he has discovered that Ganondorf's power has transformed Zora's Domain from a place for the Zoras into an ice cavern, after exploring the enitre Domain, Link was informed by Sheik that Ruto has gone to the Water Temple in hopes to undo the curse that has been placed upon Zora's Domain and save her people, when she meets Link, she was upset with him because waited 7 years from him to return, but she quickly pushes it aside and asks him for his help. Ruto needs Link to save the Zoras. But as Link defeats the monster at the Water Temple, she realizes her sage duties and believes that she must break her promise to marry Link, and informs him of Zelda's whereabouts.
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