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Cawlin is a student at the Knight Academy in Skyward Sword. He's a friend and henchman to Link's personal rival, Groose. He, Groose, and Strich have a reputation for being bullies. He rides a brown Loftwing.
Calwin is first seen discussing with Groose and Strich how they got Link's Crimson Loftwing inside their trap. Link overhears and a small fight erupts, until Zelda comes in making Groose become infatuated with her. Calwin is also one of the four participants in the Wing Ceremony.
Cawlin has a crush on Karane and asks Link to deliver a love letter he wrote to her. However, Link has a choice between delivering the letter to Karane or a strange hand that appears in the Academy's restroom at night. Doing either will result in Link receiving five Gratitude Crystals.
If Link chooses to deliver the letter to the strange hand (which is actually the ghost of a young girl), much to Cawlin's chagrin, it will read the letter and end up falling in love with Cawlin. The hand will thereafter affectionately stroke his hair while he sleeps, and he'll be plagued with nightmares. If Link delivers the letter to Karane, however, she rejects him, and in an ironic turn of events will end up entering into a relationship with Pipit, who only realized he loved her after hearing she received a love letter from someone else. This causes Cawlin to run away crying, and can be afterward be found in despair in Groose's room.
- An inscription in the lower right hand corner of the chalkboard in the Knight Academy classroom reads "Karane + Caw...," and was undoubtedly written by Cawlin himself, or a friend who was aware of his feelings.
- Cawlin's letter reads, "Greetings. My love for you is wider than the horizon and deeper than the clouds. I would very much like it if you would go out with me. Your brave knight, Cawlin."
Concept art of Cawlin from Hyrule Historia
Concept art of Cawlin and his Loftwing from Hyrule Historia
- ↑ "You fool! How dare you! This is no ordinary piece of paper! It's a letter! A very special one at that! I put my heart into every word... I guess you could say it's sort of like a... All right, fine! It's a love letter!" — Cawlin (Skyward Sword)
- ↑ "So listen up! The person you must give it to is a girl... An upperclassman... Her name is Karane. You know who I mean, right? She's the one with the round hat. She's really cute. You know the one. And don't you dare...not even by mistake...even think of giving it to that weirdo in the restroom! Swear it!" — Cawlin (Skyward Sword)
- ↑ "This is the hand of a ghost. The ghost's original name is unknown. Judging from its appearance, I calculate a 90% chance it belonged to a young girl. Over 80% of ghosts are said to harbor some kind of unfulfilled desire. I suggest you cease being scared and speak to her." — Fi (Skyward Sword)
- ↑ "Didn't I specifically tell you NOT to give it to the weirdo in the restroom?! Seriously! I said it like five times! I know I did! You fool! How could you?! Anyone who blocks the path of true love deserves to be kicked by a bird! I hate you, Link!" — Cawlin (Skyward Sword)
- ↑ "It's good to see you again... Actually, thanks to you, I met my true love... Yes, him... It all started with that letter that you gave me... Those beautiful words of affection caused me to fall hopelessly in love..." — ??? (Skyward Sword)
- ↑ "Ever since you botched that mission with the letter, I've been having nightmares and can't get any sleep! It's just one thing after another! What is going on?! I wonder if that bed is cursed? Maybe it's Groose's revenge!" — Cawlin (Skyward Sword)
- ↑ "So, yeah... I have to say, he really put his heart into it and everything... I don't know... Maybe I should consider going out with Cawlin. ...Hah! As if! Sigh... I wonder what Pipit would think if he knew about this..." — Karane (Skyward Sword)
- ↑ "...Huh? Karane got a love letter? I-I see... That's interesting... Wow... Erm... Wh-what do you think she intends to do...?" — Pipit (Skyward Sword)
- ↑ "When you told me about the letter, it was at that moment I finally realized. I realized that...I love her. I thought to myself, "I can't let anyone else take her from me!" If you hadn't told me, I might never have even noticed my own feelings for her. I'm so grateful. I don't know how I can ever thank you!" — Pipit (Skyward Sword)
- ↑ "It's over... It's all over... What do you want, [Link]?! Have you come to laugh at me in my miserable state? Just leave me alone!" — Cawlin (Skyward Sword)
- ↑ "Greetings. My love for you is wider than the horizon and deeper than the clouds. I would very much like it if you would go out with me. Your brave knight, Cawlin." — Cawlin (Skyward Sword)
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