Prologue

At the end of the bloody fight, Link overthrew the evil king Ganon, took back the Triforce and rescued Princess Zelda.

Was it really over?

Many seasons have passed that day.

Hyrule is on the road to ruin. The remnants of Ganon’s evil power is causing chaos and disorder in Hyrule. Even after the fall, some of his underlings remain, waiting for their king’s return, wreaking havoc in the meanwhile. The key to Ganon’s return is the blood of Link - the valiant lad that overthrew the King of Evil. He could be revived by sacrificing Link and sprinkling the blood on his ashes. Meanwhile, Link remains in the little kingdom of Hyrule and lends his hand to its restoration. But circumstances are dire.

One day a strange mark, exactly like the crest of the kingdom, appears on the back of Link’s hand as he approaches his 16th birthday. The worried Hero visits Impa, Princess Zelda’s nursemaid, who is shocked and frightened by the discovery. She takes Link to the North Castle.

There is a door in North Castle who the Royal Family call “the door that does not open.”

Only the descendants of Impa’s family who served the king knew how to open the door. Impa takes Link’s left hand and presses it back against the door. The sound of a lock falling open echoes through the chambers, the door slowly creaking open revealing a beautiful woman.

“Here lies the Princess Zelda.” Impa begins to speak calmly. “Link, the time has come when I must tell you the legend of Zelda handed down in Hyrule. It is said that long ago, when Hyrule was one country, a great ruler maintained the peace in Hyrule using the Triforce.

“However, the King too was a child of man and thus died. The Prince whom should have inherited everything could only find the Triforce in part. A wizard once close to the King brought him some unexpected news. Before his passing, the King had said something about the Triforce to only the younger sister of the Prince, Princess Zelda.

“The Prince immediately questioned the princess, but she so much as acknowledge its existence, knowing full-well the grave power it possessed. The Wizard then threatened to condemn the Princess to eternal slumber if she did not speak. Yet she did not.

“In his anger, the wizard kept his word. The surprised Prince tried to stop him, but the magician easily fought off this attempt and continued to chant the spell. Then, when the spell was finally cast, Princess Zelda fell on that spot and entered a sleep from which she might never awake. At the same time, the wizard also fell down and breathed his last.

“In his grief, the Prince placed the Princess Zelda in this room. He hoped that someday she would come back to life. So that this tragedy would never be forgotten, he ordered that every female child born into the royal household should be given the name Zelda.”

From the stand next to the alter where Princess Zelda lay in a deep sleep, Impa took the six crystals and a scroll with the Royal crest and handed them to Link. “For generations, my family has been handed down these things which have been set aside for a time when a great king will come. They are written in ancient script that no one can read now. But you who have the crest may be able to read it. It is said that the key to uniting the Triforce is hidden there. Now it is time for you to read it.”

Link glanced at the scroll in doubt. Although he never seen the letters before, he found that he could read them as if they were talking to him.

This was written on the Scroll.

“You who’ll control the Triforce of the future. I shall hand down to you the secrets of the Triforce. There are three kinds of Triforce - Power, Wisdom, and Courage. When these three are brought together, the Triforce will share its maximum power. Of the three, I have left Power and Wisdom in the kingdom. But the Triforce of Courage I have hidden for a reason.
Not everybody can use the Triforce. It requires a strong character pure of thought. But a special quality is also necessary. Unfortunately, I have not found such a person during my lifetime.”

“Therefore, I have decided to cast a spell on all of Hyrule. A crest will appear on a young man with that character who has been brought up correctly, has gained many kinds of experiences and reached a certain age. But, what will happen if someone else uses the Triforce before then? If it is misused, it will produce many evils.

“The Triforce of Courage is hidden in the Great Palace in the Valley of Death on the largest island in Hyrule. However, to enter you must first fight the guardians and undo the ‘binding force.’ When you have defeated the guardians, set a crystal in the forehead of the statue you find. When you have set crystals in all of the statues in the six palaces, the ‘binding force’ placed on the Valley of Death will be removed and you will be able to enter the great palace. There you must fight the last guardian. And you can obtain the Triforce only by defeating that guardian. There’s nothing to fear. You are the one to get the Triforce. You are the beacon of hope for Hyrule.”

Impa implored Link, who raised his head slowly. “The magic spell cast upon the Princess Zelda will sure to be broken if the Triforce is used. Please, Link. Unite the Triforce and save the princess. And bring back peace to Hyrule.”

Link nodded silently in approval, and left the room after taking a long glance at the altar. Then with a magical sword in his left hand and a magical shield in his right, he set off alone on his long travels. At that time, Ganon’s underlings were calling up new allies from the Underworld, and were beginning to work devilishly towards the revival of Ganon.

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