Three wise monkeys

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The three wise monkeys - Mizaru, Kikazaru, and Iwazaru - are three monkeys who reside in the Temple of Marimbo. They interact with the player as one entity and help you during the Monkey Madness I quest and Freeing King Awowogei subquest of Recipe for Disaster. When first asked about it by the player, they say that each of them was cursed by King Awowogei to lose one sense, to try to prevent them from revealing his favourite dish. They say he had intended for them each to lose all their senses, but the magician who cursed them had only enough ingredients for one spell.

Mizaru is blind, Kikazaru is deaf and Iwazaru is mute, but they overcome their disabilities by co-operating with each other and communicating via sign language.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The monkeys are based on the Japanese maxim of san'en (Three wise monkeys) who represent the proverb "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil"
  • Each of the three wise monkeys' names are Japanese. Mizaru (みざる), Kikazaru (きかざる), Iwazaru (いわざる, 言わざる), can be translated from Japanese as "Don't see, Don't speak, Don't hear", where the word "-zaru" (ざる/さる) can also be translated to monkey (). The three can also be translated as "See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil."