Orin lead Lanayru through the village. People passed, giving slight waves of greeting as they noticed the Captain; he returned the pleasantries dutifully, while ignoring the whispers of uncertainty that followed as they noticed Lanayru treading in his wake. Strangers from the outside had become a rarity, and each was subject to scrutiny by the locals.
Before long, the pair came to the home of a Cucco keeper, who had opened their home to some of the Hylian Army. Orin sat himself and Lana down in a corner away from the bustling changing of guards
"The Princess," he spoke hesitantly, almost in a questioning tone. "She's... I was hoping you might have heard something in that regard. The last i saw of Her Majesty, she was fleeing south with Lady Impa. I was able to cover their retreat at the time. But this was a year ago now. There hasn't been any sighting or mention of The Princess or her Nursemaid; the two have presumably stayed well enough in hiding. If they had been captured, we'd have known already."
He paused, looked around the room, and spoke again. "Where else have you been outside of Lon Lon Ranch? What is the state of the rest of the Kingdom?"