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Garunda Te

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Garunda Te
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Garunda Te, as he appears in Star Fox Adventures
Home planet Dinosaur Planet
Role GateKeeper of DarkIce Mines
Premiere game Star Fox Adventures
Affiliations Fox McCloud, Prince Tricky, Belina Te, SnowHorn Tribe
Race SnowHorn
Family Belina Te (daughter)
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Garunda Te is the GateKeeper of DarkIce Mines and the father of Belina Te. He only appears in Star Fox Adventures. He appears to be a SnowHorn, but wears some additional body armor, along with some small decorations.

Fox first meets Garunda Te shortly after using the SharpClaw Prison Key in SnowHorn Wastes. He can be heard yelling "hurry boy" in the distance. He is imprisoned in a small pit by the SharpClaws, and is too weakened to get himself out. He tells Fox that he might be able to break out if Fox and Prince Tricky fed him three Frost Weeds, located in a nearby tree. Fox then feeds Garunda Te the Frost Weed, while battling some SharpClaws, after which he breaks free. He then tells Fox the story about how General Scales got the SpellStone into his possession:

Garunda Te's duty as a SpellStone GateKeeper of DarkIce Mines was to protect the land from which a SpellStone is forged. Some time before the events of Star Fox Adventures General Scales discovered that Garunda Te was one of the GateKeepers. Scales gave him an ultimatum; either he would allow Scales to take the SpellStone back to the sacred land or he would destroy the entire SnowHorn tribe. Garunda Te refused to surrender the SpellStone, as he could not risk the safety of the entire planet. Garunda Te's daughter, Belina Te, however, disagreed. She opened the Gateway for Scales in order to save the SnowHorn tribe. Scales however doublecrossed her and enslaved her and most of the other SnowHorns to work in the DarkIce Mines instead.

After finishing the story, Garunda Te notes how his daughter dishonored him. He then tells Fox to retrieve the SpellStone from the DarkIce Mines where Scales has taken it, and return it to its rightful position in the Volcano Force Point Temple, because only then would the SpellStone's power be returned. And after this, he finally opens the Gateway to DarkIce Mines by releasing a thick rope of blue light from his trunk, which flies to the sky above SnowHorn Wastes and disappears, revealing the Gateway.