Darunia is the leader of Gorons, and a good friend of Vaike. Despite his stern appearance, he loves music and dance and cares deeply about his people. His known relatives are a distant ancestor who became a legendary hero by defeating Volvagia and his son Link who was born sometime in the seven year absence of the Hero of Time. Darunia eventually becomes the new Sage of Fire when Link cleanses the Fire Temple.
- Darunia and Vaike both use a hammer and an axe.