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The History of Hyrule
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According to the Hylian scrolls and the ancient
Book of Mudora, three mythical goddesses descended from a distant nebula
to the chaotic world that was Hyrule, and created order and life. There
was Din, the Goddess of Power who dyed the mountains red with fire and
created land; Nayru, the Goddess of Wisdom who created science and wizardry
and brought order to nature; and Farore, the Goddess of Courage who, through
justice and vigor, and love, created life-the animals that crawl the land,
the fish that swim in the rivers, and the birds that soar in the sky.
After the Goddesses had finished their work,
they left the world, though not before creating a symbol of their powers
left in the wake of their passing: a golden triangle composed of three
smaller triangles known as the Triforce. A small but marvelous portion
of the essence of the three Goddesses was held in this mighty artifact,
which was to guide the intelligent life on the world of Hyrule.
Although it may have been an inanimate object,
the Triforce (also called the "Power of Gold", or the "Golden Power") held
within it the power to bestow three titles which gave the person who received
them great powers: The Forger of Power, The Keeper of Wisdom, and The Juror
of Courage. From its place of hiding in the Sacred Realm (otherwise known
as "The Golden Land" or "Land of the Golden Power") where the Goddesses
had placed it, the Triforce beckoned people from the outside world to seek
it in the hope that someone worthy of these three titles would find it.
That person would have to be raised in a certain fashion, and to have had
many experiences. Only that person could use the Triforce well.
The Goddesses had created nine distinct races
to live in their new world: the fish-like Zora lived in the vast waterways
of the land; the rock-eating Gorons dwelt inside the massive Death Mountain
or in other mountain ranges, and created bombs. In the Lost Woods, far
to the east in Hylia, the elfish Kokiri lived. The black-hearted Gerudo
people made the desert their home, while the mysterious Sheikah lived at
the foot of Death Mountain and secret islands, vowing to protect the Royal
Hylian family. The noble Hylians lived all around the world, in the large
Hyrule Field, and many other places outside of Hylia. The tree-like
Deku who lives in the swamp and forest, the lizard-like Tokay who live
on a stranded island called Crescent Island, and the shadowy Subrosians
who live in the fiery and most desolate place on the earth, if not another
The Kokiri are a forest-dwelling people, who
live in the Kokiri Forest, a part of the Lost Woods. They always
stay children, even after 100 years. However, mysteries remain about
how this race was made. One theory was that were originally Hylians
who stumbled into the Lost Woods. Another was that the Great Deku
Tree created them. The spirit looking over them was the Great Deku Tree.
The Great Deku Tree had given fairies to protect the children, and had
given them shelter. He had also made them immortal with his magic.
That is why they are always children. They only live in Hylia, so
they are very hard to come by. The people of Hyrule are forbidden
to enter this sacred forest, and the Kokiri are forbidden to leave it.
The reason why is that if people enter the Lost Woods, they will turn into
monsters, and if the Kokiri leave it they will die.
The Hylian Gorons are a fire/mountain-dwelling
race, who live in Death Mountain. They eat rock sirloin, and harvest
Bomb Flowers to make and sell bombs. They get these items from the
Dodongo's Cavern, which is nearby Goron City. Thus, they are both
fit health-wise and economy-wise.They are very hardy, and can survive even
in extremely harsh weather. Their leader is Darunia, the Big Brother
of the Gorons. He is a descendant of a Goron Hero. He is usually
grumpy, but he can be very nice. However, most Goron settlements
have an elder, and live in many different types of climates. Most
Gorons live near a place with many Dodongos, as they are very good for
making Bomb Bags and other things. The other reason why they live
near Dodongos is that areas with Dodongos have large quantities of rock
sirloin in the ground and caves, the main food of Gorons worldwide.
The Gorons can vary greatly in size. They die, but they live lives
up to 250 years of age.
The Hylian Zoras dwell in Zora's Domain, a
large cave bored into the wall of a waterfall, which is full of water itself.
They are mostly long and thin, but some are fat and squat. They mainly
eat fish, and nothing else. Because they live in the water, they
are susceptible to environmental changes. They have a monarchy system
of government. They also have a guardian deity, Lord Jabu-Jabu.
He lives in Zora's Fountain, where all of the water in Hylia, if not the
world, comes from. They say that if you give him a fish as an offering,
you will get good luck in return. The Zoras have the same lifespan
as Hylians do, and they lay eggs. However, the Zoras also live in
other parts of the world, especially in a place called Zora Hall.
It is a large cave totally underwater. It is in the Great Bay, and
they have no definite leader. The Zora Hall is famous for its rock
band, the Indigo-Gos. The lead guitarist is Mikau, a descendant of
a Zoran hero.
The Hylian Gerudos are a very unusual race.
They live in the desert, which gives them their tan skin. The reason
why this is such an unusual race is that it is all female. Only one
male child is born into the Gerudo clan, and when that person is born,
he is to be declared King of the Gerudo. The Gerudos are very good
at thieving, which gives them their bad reputation. They usually
think of men as low down scum, with the exception of their king.
However, Gerudos also exist in other areas in Hyrule. Most of the
time, they live in sunny places, like beaches or deserts. If they
live in the desert, they are thieves. If they live on the ocean or
beach, they are pirates. Only the Hylian Gerudos give birth to a
male Gerudo; all of the other Gerudo clans are all women, all the time.
They mate with Hylians, so don't get any 'unusual' ideas. Pirate
Gerudos are much tougher than the thieving kind.
The Sheikah are very mysterious, and little
is known about them. People say that they have died out, but there
are still a few Sheikah surviving in Hyrule, somewhere. No one knows
for sure if they died out, or if they immigrated to an island far out at
sea. They are usually called the shadow folk by Hylian locals.
They lived in Kakariko Village, where the great Impa's house remains as
a landmark. They were specialists in using "fake reality," or shadows,
which is making something that is not real, such as a wall that you see,
but is not really there. To see through these shadows, they made
the Lens of Truth, which could see through these things. They also
made the Mask of Truth, which was a mask that could see into people's,
and animals', minds. Also, they placed "Gossip Stones" around Hyrule,
which revealed secrets to you if you wore the Mask of Truth. They
were originally placed there as a relay system of information.
The Deku are swamp/forest-dwelling race, who
have evolved from trees. They are still very much like them,
due to their wooden bodies, leaves for hair, and sap bubbles they blow.
They are very hard to find, and can only be found in the Kokiri Forest
in Hylia, the Southern Swamp, and a few other swamps and forests.
Their glowing eyes allow them to see in the dark. They have special
flowers, known as Deku Flowers, that they can jump out of and float down
from. They are very buoyant, as they have bodies made of wood.
However, due to that fact, they will die if they touch fire.
The Tokay live on Crescent Island in Labrynna.
They are very rare and hard to come by. They live in only on this
island and in this water. They are very secluded, so they are curious
about many things that aren't native to their island. Little is known
about them, because almost no one has ever gone to Crescent Island.
If you ever see a Tokay, you are very lucky! The Tokay almost never
leave the land, shores, and waters Crescent Island, let alone go onto other
The Subrosians are a very secretive race.
They live in Subrosia, a very hot place. The heat there is very extreme,
even for the Gorons! There is only one way to get there: by using
a portal in the country of Holodrum. They live in lava, and treat
it like a mud bath. They have a hobby, and that is to dance!
Again, very little is known about them because almost no one has ever gone
to Subrosia. If you ever see a Subrosian, consider yourself very
lucky, because they almost never come up onto the surface. The Subrosians
are small in size and are people that wear cloaks. One cannot see
anything except their own eyes. Also, at one time, a Temple of
Seasons had fallen into the East Plaza of Subrosia. This
was done by Onox, the General of Destruction.
With their magic infused blood, the Hylian
people were endowed with psychic powers and skilled in wizardry. It was
also said that their long, pointed ears enabled them to hear special messages
from the goddesses, so they were held in high esteem by the many people
in Hyrule. Their descendants settled in various parts of the world and
passed on their knowledge and magical lore to all people. In its passing,
however, the lore was often distorted or lost altogether.
Now, the Sheikah folk had many tales, most
being about the Triforce itself and how its magical power was used.
They say that if one worthy of the Triforce, that is to say one with a
righteous heart, used it, they would lead Hyrule to a golden age of prosperity.
However, if one with an evil heart used it, evil shall conquer the world
Also, they say that the Sacred Realm reflected
what was in the heart. If one with a righteous heart with the three
virtues in balance enters the Golden Land, the Golden Land will be wonderful
place. But, if one with an evil heart enters it, it will be a place
of evil and darkness. Should one with an evil heart enters the Golden
Land and uses the Triforce, the Triforce will separate into three triangles:
Power, Wisdom, and Courage. The parts of the Triforce would be embedded
into three people, chosen by destiny. The one who separated the Triforce
shall only get the part that he most believed in. Those chosen by
destiny shall have the Triforce mark on their left hands. Furthermore,
if the three Triforce parts come together, the Triforce will form.
However, these tales of the Triforce became
so twisted and distorted, that no one could understand its meaning by the
time it was told. Most of them telling only one thing: The Triforce
is merely a tool to get a wish.
When Hyrule was young, seven people of Hyrule
came together. These were the fabled Seven Sages of Hyrule.
They knew what would become of Hyrule if someone with an evil heart used
the Triforce. So, they built a seal to protect the Golden Land.
This seal was created with the six elements of Hyrule: Forest, Fire, Water,
Spirit, Shadow, and Light. These elements' power were sealed in six
medallions, each with their own power. However, each of the medallions
were a part of the key to unlock the door to the Golden Land. They
were not very safe in the open land of Hyrule. So, the Sages built
five temples to protect the medallions, each in a different region of Hyrule.
One in a deep forest, one in a high mountain, one under a vast lake, one
in a goddess of the sand, and one in the house of the dead.
The Sages' work was almost done. However,
one sage, Rauru, the Sage of Light, built the Temple of Time to protect
the entrance to the Temple of Light, which was, in turn, the entrance to
the Golden Land. In the Temple of Time, there was a massive stone
block, known as the Door of Time. It could only be opened by 4 magical
objects: the Spiritual Stones and the Ocarina of Time. The three
spiritual stones were the Kokiri's Emerald, the Goron's Ruby, and the Zora's
Sapphire. Each presided over three main elements: Forest, Fire, and
Water. These placed on the altar in the Temple of Time, as well as
playing the mystical song, the Song of Time, on the Ocarina of Time, opened
the Door of Time.
Behind the Door of Time, there was a portal
to the Sacred Realm, as well as Hyrule's most treasured possession: The
Master Sword. This was the sword of evil's bane; a sword that evil
ones may never touch. However, only one worthy of the title, Hero
of Time, may brandish this sword.
With the Sheikah came about another tale,
one about the Hero of Time. They say that every 100 years or so,
a reincarnation of a great Hero is born. The legend goes that this
new Hero is born at the same time of evil's wake. That Hero shall
conquer the evil in Hyrule, no matter what form it may be in. This
new Hero is the reincarnation of the previous Hero, and its successor,
Furthermore, in the five temples of Hyrule
would call those destined to be Sages at the time of need. The time
of need was when evil has taken over Hyrule, and the temples themselves
are overwhelmed by evil. These new Sages would use the Medallion
of the temple to cast away the evil in that region of Hyrule.
Before the Great Earthquake, Rauru
had built the Temple of Time. It was the previous hiding place of the
Master Sword. There was an altar in the Temple of Time, and it had an
inscription on it. It read:
Ye who hold the 3 Spiritual Stones,
stand here with the Ocarina of Time and play the Song of Time.
The Spiritual Stones are the Kokiri's Emerald,
the Goron's Ruby, and the Zora's Sapphire. These were owned by the
Kokiri, the Gorons, and the Zoras. They had a special power in them;
the forces of Forest, Fire, and Water were inside of them. These
were the forces that had created life itself.
Before the Great Earthquake, Hyrule was much
different than it is today. Kakariko Village was to the south of
Death Mountain, and the Lost Woods to the south of Zora's Domain.
Lake Hylia and the Giant Desert (previously called the Haunted Wasteland)
were not side by side to each other. There were five main temples:
the Forest Temple, the Fire Temple, the Water Temple, the Spirit Temple,
and the Shadow Temple. Each had a Medallion in them.
About 200 years before the Great Earthquake,
a war began to break out. Each race had claimed that one of the other
races had kept the Triforce all to themselves and did not share with the
whole of Hyrule. The Great Hylian War had begun. Only one race
was not involved, and that was the Kokiri. The Kokiri were in a secluded
part of the Lost Woods, known as the Kokiri Forest. Suddenly, a great
king of Hyrule had made peace with all the races, and had thus stopped
the war. Leaders were then chosen for each of the races. The
Mido for the Kokiri, Darunia the Big Brother of the Gorons, King Zora the
Seventh of the Zoras, Ganondorf, the King of the Gerudo, and Impa, leader
of the Sheikah. Of course, there was a king of Hyrule.
Ganondorf swore allegiance to the King of
Hyrule. Although the King believed him, Ganondorf was secretly planning
to overthrow the King, and take the Triforce to rule Hyrule. However,
to do so, he would need to take the Spiritual Stones and the Ocarina of
He would put a death curse on the Great Deku
Tree so that it would give the Kokiri's Emerald to him. He would
block the Goron's food supply and hurt the Goron's economy by blocking
the Dodongo's Cavern, a cave with an abundance of rock sirloin and Bomb
Flowers, so that he could get the Goron's Ruby. He would make Lord
Jabu-Jabu, the guardian deity of the Zoras, eat Princess Ruto so that the
Zoras would give the Zora's Sapphire to him. He would only need the
Ocarina of Time after that. He would have to use his army of Gerudos
to kill the King and kidnap the Princess of Hyrule, Zelda. He would
then be able to get the Triforce!
However, a very unexpected turn of events
had taken place. A young boy named Link had saved the Great Deku
Tree (although the Great Deku Tree still died due to the death curse) and
received the Kokiri¥s Emerald from him. He had saved the Gorons,
both nutritionally and economy-wise by unlocking the Dodongo's Cavern and
ridding it of Dodongos, and got the Goron's Ruby from Darunia. He
had also saved Princess Ruto from Lord Jabu-Jabu, thus saving Princess
Ruto from digestive acids and Lord Jabu-Jabu from a bad case of indigestion,
and received the Zora's Sapphire from Princess Ruto in return. When
Ganondorf had chased Princess Zelda out of ý the castle,
Princess Zelda had given Link the Ocarina of Time by throwing it into the
castleÕs moat. Link found the Ocarina of Time. Zelda
had put a spell on the Ocarina, so that Link would know what to do.
Link found out that he needed to go to the Temple of Time and play the
Song of Time in front of the altar there. When he did so, the Door
of Time had opened.
As Link had opened the Door of Time, Ganondorf
knew this would be a perfect time to get the Triforce by following Link
into the Sacred Realm. So, he did. However, Link was still
able to get the Master Sword. Even so, Link, at the age of eleven,
was much too young to use the Master Sword and earning the title, Hero
of Time. His body was preserved in the Temple of Time for seven years.
When Link was free, Rauru told Link that he was too young, and the Master
Sword had kept him in the Temple of Time. Link was turned into an
adult, and was able to defeat Ganondorf.
However, during the seven years that Link
was sealed in, Ganondorf had taken over Hyrule with evil. The Temples
had all been taken over by evil, too. The new Sages came to help,
but they were trapped in the temples, and could not use the Medallions.
Link, with his courage, was able to save the Sages and get the Medallions.
When Link had saved all the Sages, Princess Zelda had told him exactly
what had happened to the land of Hyrule. When Ganondorf had used the Triforce,
the Triforce had split into three parts: Power, Wisdom, and Courage.
Ganondorf, with his craving for power, had received the Triforce of Power.
Zelda, with her knowledge of the ancient songs and legends of Hyrule, had
the Triforce of Wisdom. And, Link, with his valiant courage, had
the Triforce of Courage. With this in his mind, he knew his destiny.
He must go and defeat Ganondorf, and with the Sages help, seal him away
in the Evil Realm.
Link did this mammoth task, along with the
Sages' help. Ganondorf was sealed away in the Evil Realm...with the
Triforce of Power still in his hand. Thus, he could not be destroyed
without losing the Triforce of Power forever. Then, Hyrule went back
to a golden age of peace and prosperity.
Link knew that he could not stay in the future,
so he returned the Master Sword to the Temple of Time, and when he did,
became a kid again by traveling seven years into the past. He closed
the Door of Time, and gave the Ocarina of Time back to Princess Zelda.
Link was then able to live a normal life as a Hylian, but occasionally
returned to the Kokiri Forest, Goron City, and Zora's Domain to meet some
of his old friends. Link was the true Hero of Hyrule, born once every
You see, Link was originally a Kokiri, and
all Kokiri had fairies. When Link had taken his place among the Heroes,
he had to split up with his fairy, Navi. He decided that he
would go and look for her. He did, but he had encountered a mischievous
and masked Skull Kid along the way. The Skull Kid had two faries
with him: Tatl and Tael, two sibling faries. This Skull Kid had stolen
his Ocarina of Time from him, and had stolen his horse, too. Link
had chased after him blindly, and wound up in a totally different part
of Hyrule. He found himself in a place called Termina, where the
moon is about to fall due to the powers of the Skull Kid. Link had
saved the Skull Kid from the mask, Majora's Mask, that was controlling
him. He had also prevented the moon from falling onto Termina, and
had found the way back to Hylia.
Soon after the whole Ocarina of Time/Termina
ordeal, Hyrule went through a massive earthquake. Every town, area,
and landmark was moved, new places were created, some places were destroyed.
The five Temples were destroyed. The old Temple of Time was destroyed,
and the Sanctuary was built in its wake.
Due to the
Temple of Time's destruction, the Master Sword had to be moved to another hiding
place. This time, the Sages chose the Lost Woods. It rested in a
great stone podium. On the podium, there was an inscription in the Ancient
Hylian language. It read:
The Hero will come on Cataclysm's Eve,
bearing three symbols of virtue.
The Master Sword he will then retrieve,
keeping the knights line true.
The three symbols of virtue are the Three Pendants
of Virtue. There are three; the Pendant of Courage, the Pendant of
Power, and the Pendant of Wisdom. They were three necklaces with
a magical jewel. The magical jewel held a special power inside; either
Courage, Power, or Wisdom.
Because the five temples of Hyrule past were
destroyed, the three new temples were formed to protect the Pendants of
Virtue, one of the keys to the Master Sword. They were created by
the Seven Sages. They each had a Pendant of Virtue in them.
They also had a Guardian, who would give the Pendant to the one who would
save Hyrule. However, if evil took over the palace, the Guardian
would also become evil.
The new temples were the Eastern Palace (to
the far east of Hyrule), the Desert Palace (in the heart of the Great Desert),
and the Tower of Hera (placed on the peak of Death Mountain). They
were much bigger than the five Temples.
The Spiritual Stones were transformed into
the Three Pendants of Virtue. Rauru (now known as Sahasrala) put
one Pendant each in one of the temples. The Kokiri's Emerald was
turned into the Pendant of Courage, the Goron's Ruby was turned into the
Pendant of Power, and the Zora's Sapphire turned into the Pendant of Wisdom.
By doing this, their power was increased. When someone wore them,
their own power was increased three-fold.
However, the peace that lasted for many years
was to be shattered. A master thief trained in the magical arts,
Ganondorf (the reincarnation of the previous Ganondorf), had found a Warp
Platform, which led into the Golden Land, and had gotten to the Triforce.
He had wished to take over Hyrule and conquer it with evil. His wish
was granted; thus, the Golden Land became the Dark World, now known as
the Evil Realm. However, as soon as he had entered the Golden Land,
he was transformed into a monster. The power of the Triforce has
the ability to transform you to what is in your heart. If you have
evil and negative emotions, you will be transformed into a monster.
However, if you have good emotions, you will stay your current shape.
It is also said that the Moon's Pearl will protect you from this, but that
is only a legend.
When Ganondorf got his wish, the world of
Hyrule has taken over by dark forces. Evil had spread everywhere.
The main source of all this evil was coming from the Dark World.
However, all of the knights in Hyrule, magic or normal, had fought to seal
the evil, including Ganondorf, into the Dark World once and for all.
The Seven Sages created a seal to block the evil coming from the Dark World,
trapping all evil and Ganondorf inside. This was the Imprisoning
War, named because it was a valiant effort to imprison all evil in the
Ganondorf, however, had a "friend."
His name was Agahnim, an evil sorcerer. Because Ganondorf couldn't
get back to Hyrule, he sent Agahnim there to do his dirty work. Agahnim
knew of a way to break the seal of the Seven Sages (now known as the Wise
Men), and he did it. He had to use his evil magic to send the descendants
of the seven Wise Men to the Dark World to beak the seal. Princess
Zelda was one of them. He did it, and Ganondorf's evil powers and
minions spread across Hyrule. He did so, but Link (the reincarnation)
had retrieved the Master sword, and had foiled his plans. Link had
also found a Warp Platform, and had saved the descendants of the Seven
Wise Men. He had also destroyed Ganondorf, and got the Triforce.
He had wished for everything to return to normal, and his wish came true.
When they returned, the newly crowned Queen Zelda made Link the master
of the knights. Link had returned the Master Sword back to its place
in the Lost Woods, never to use it again.
During the peaceful years that Hyrule went
through, Link decided to hone his skills on a vacation to another land.
He went out to sea for a few months, do train harder and become a master
Hero. When he was finished, he went back to Hyrule. However,
on the way back, Link got caught in a fierce storm, and was on a stranded
island. He was found by Marin, a local of the island. The island's
name was Kolohint Island, a mysterious island with a large egg on the highest
mountain. To get off the island, he had to wake the Wind Fish, who
was asleep inside the egg. To wake it, he needed the Eight Instruments
of the Sirens. But what was the song to be played with the Sirens?
Marin had created the Ballad of the Wind Fish, so he decided to try that.
When he played it, he egg cracked open, and Link stepped inside.
There, nine of his "worst nightmares" had tried to prevent him from waking
the Wind Fish, but they fell down one by one. He then awakened the
Wind Fish, and he found out that Kolohint Island was a dream, and he woke
up alone on a part of his ship out at sea. He went back to Hyrule,
never to do that again! However, due to the magic of the Wind Fish,
the whole quest was partially clouded in his mind, so he didn't know if
Kolohint Island was real, or a parallel universe, or just a dream.
Some people still search for this island, but no one ever finds it.
He went through the rest of his vacation in
Hyrule. However, Ganondorf had escaped the Evil Realm and had kidnapped
Princess Zelda. He was after the Triforce of Wisdom that Zelda held,
and the Triforce of Courage that Link held. He knew he had to rescue
the princess and destroy Ganondorf once and for all. Needless to
say, his vacation was cut short. However, Zelda had broken her Triforce
of Wisdom into eight pieces. This was good, as Ganondorf couldn't
get them. Link had pulled the Master Sword from its pedestal, and
had used it on his quest. Link found all of the Triforce of Wisdom
pieces, and used it along with his Triforce of Courage to defeat Ganondorf.
Ganondorf, instead of being defeated, was sealed back inside the Evil Realm
with a powerful seal that only the Goddesses could break. However,
Ganondorf did not have the Triforce of Power anymore...
After he saved the Princess, and sealed Ganondorf
back in the Evil Realm, Link went back to his home in Hyrule Field.
One day, the back of his left hand began to have the Triforce mark on it
yet again, and he became worried. He went to see Impa, Princess Zelda's
nanny, to talk about it. When she looked at it, she was astonished.
She led him into the north castle, and to a door that read ,"The door that
does not open." Impa, a Sheikah, knew how to open the door.
She took the back of Link's left hand and pressed it against the door.
The door opened with a hiss, and there was a maiden inside. Impa
explained that long ago, there was a king of Hyrule. He used the
Triforce to bring Hyrule to a golden age of prosperity, but he died.
Naturally, the prince should have gotten the Triforce and become king,
but he could only inherit one part of the Triforce. He searched for
the other two Triforce parts, but to no avail. Only the Princess,
the first Zelda, knew where they were. A sorcerer wanted to know
were they were, but she refused to talk. So, in anger, the sorcerer
put Zelda into an enchanted sleep. The prince tried to stop him,
but it was too late. The sorcerer had already died. So, in
grief, the Prince's order of Hyrule is that every female born into the
royal family is to be named Zelda. There was a way to wake her up,
and that was only by using the Triforce. Two of the Triforce pieces,
Courage and Wisdom, were in Hyrule, somewhere. The Triforce of Power
was hidden in a desolate region of Hyrule: the Valley of Death, Ikana.
So, Link naturally got the Triforce of Power, rejoined the Triforce pieces,
and used the Triforce to wake Princess Zelda up. When she did, she
knew that a boy named Link would save her, because the previous Link had
saved her from the first Ganondorf.
For some unknown reason, the Triforce had disappeared
from the Sacred Realm. Link was traveling on Epona one day, and before
he knew it, he was following a strange feeling, and it led him to Hyrule
Castle. He kept following this feeling, and it had led him to a secret
passage, in which the Triforce was. As he got close to the Triforce,
the Triforce told him to save another land. Link was then teleported
to Labrynna, a land far off from Hyrule. Here, the Oracle of Ages
lived. Her name was Nayru. Link had led Impa, Zelda's nanny,
to her. However, Impa was possessed by Veran. Veran was an
evil sorceress. She then left Impa to possess Nayru, which she did.
As the Oracle of Ages, Nayru had the power to traverse time and open Time
Portals. Veran did this to go to the past in order to use the Black
Tower to lead Labrynna to an Age of Darkness. During his quest, he
had found the Treasure of the Oracle of Ages, the Harp of Ages. This
Harp had allowed him to open Time Portals and transverse time freely.
This power was unlocked by playing three special songs: the Tune of Echoes
(which opened Time Portals), the Tune of Currents (which allows one to
return to their own time, or Age), and the Tune of Ages (which allows you
to transverse time freely). The Harp had given Link the power as
a "false" Oracle of Ages as well as the power to stop Veran. Link
had stopped Veran, and had saved Nayru. Link was then teleported
back to Hylia, as his quest was over.
A few weeks after that, Link went back to
Hyrule Castle because he was following another strange feeling while riding
Epona. He went back to that secret room with the Triforce in it.
Again, the Triforce sent him on another quest. This time, to the
far off land of Holodrum. A troupe of entertainers, along with Impa
(not possessed!) were in a meadow where Link had appeared. The main
dancer, Din, took care of Link. As Link was dancing with Din, an
evil force, known as Onox, had kidnapped Din, flung the mem Þbers
of the troupe all over Holodrum, and had hurt Link. Din was the Oracle
of Seasons, so she could control the seasons like Nayru could control time.
But, because Onox had kidnapped her, the Temple of the Seasons had fallen
into the underworld of Subrosia, and the seasons had fallen into chaos.
During his quest, he had found the Treasure of the Oracle of Seasons, the
Rod of Four Seasons. With this Rod, he was able to change the seasons
at will. To do this, he had to gather the four Essences of the Seasons:
Summer, Fall, Winter, and Spring. The power was concealed inside
a colored medallion, which fits into the Rod of Four Seasons. These
medallions, when put inside the Rod of Four Seasons, had powered up the
Rod of Four Seasons to control that season. Furthermore, this Rod
had enabled him to be the the false Oracle of Seasons, and the power to
defeat Onox. Link was able to save Din, defeat Onox, and bring the
Temple of the Seasons back up into Holodrum. Link was then returned
to Hylia. Link was then able to stop having those strange feelings
and was able to rest for a while.
However, Onox and Veran did not die in vain
in the eyes of Koume and Kotake. These witches were the evil Twinrova
Sisters, and they had wanted to bring back Ganon. They had brought
Onox and Veran from the Evil Realm to bring back the Evil King. They
did, but in a very indirect way. Onox had thrown the seasons into
chaos, and caused mass destruction. Before Link had killed him, Onox
had lit the Flame of Destruction because of his destruction in Hyrule.
Before Link had killed Veran, her efforts had lit the Flame of Sorrow,
because she brought sorrow to the world of Hyrule. Even so, with
these two flames lit, they still had one flame to light: the Flame of Despair.
To do this, they had to offer up the Holy Sacrifice. The Twinrova
Sisters had their eye on Princess Zelda. They had kidnapped her,
and thus had lit the Flame of Despair. Link wanted to rescue Princess
Zelda, but he had no means of getting to the Room of Rites, the place where
Zelda was to be sacrificed. Because the two Oracles, Din and Nayru,
were in Link's debt, they created a warp to the Room of Rites with the
power of Nature and Time. Link had then defeated the Twinrova Sisters.
However, the Twinrova sisters had then decided to sacrifice their own body
to resurrect Ganon. Link had killed Ganon and had rescued Princess
Zelda. He then went back to Hyrule, and everyone had greeted them.
So, Link was able to finally rest in Hyrule, as all the evil in the whole
world of Hyrule was finally vanquished once and for all.
The economy is Hyrule is one of the main reasons
it flourishes. The currency in Hyrule is the Rupee. There are
different kinds of Rupees. Green ones are worth one Rupee, blue ones
are worth five Rupees, red ones are worth 20 Rupees, purple ones are worth
50 Rupees, silver ones are worth 100 Rupees, and gold ones are worth 200
Rupees. This is the same thing as the difference between $1, $5,
$10, $20, $50, and $100 bills. Every race in Hyrule is well doing
economy-wise, because each has their own special product. The Kokiri
have Deku items (Deku nuts, Deku sticks, Deku shields, Arrows), the Gorons
have the Goron Tunic and the Bombs, the Zora have fish and the Zora Tunic,
the Gerudos just steal, the Sheikah have potions and magical items, the
Hylians have Hero equipment (Hylian Shield, Arrows, Potions, ect.), the
Deku copy the Kokiri on selling Deku items, but they usually keep to themselves
and aren't very social. The Tokay trade for items as well as sell
them, and the Subrosians sell shovels and other blacksmith equipment, as
well as mine for Ore Chunks, the currency in Subrosia. Subrosians
only use Ore Chunks for money, so Rupees there are completely worthless
Hyrule is only one of the many countries on
the Hylian world. Hyrule's real name is actually Hylia. The
name Hyrule was created to include the land outside of Hylia. Even
though many parts of the Hylian world are still unexplored, many countries
have been founded and inhabited. Across the world from Hylia, there
is a country called Termina. At the South Pole, there is Takansuu
where nothing lives. East of Hylia, there is a possibility of a dream
island called Kolohint Island. Far away from Hylia are Labrynna and
Holodrum. They are across the world from each other. West of
Hylia is Gamelon. Directly north of Hylia is Sukinta. Hylians
from Hylia went off traveling and had formed the countries of Termia, Labrynna,
Holodrum, Gamelon, Sukinta, and possibly Kolohint Island. That is
why the people living in those countries are referred to as Hylians.
Hyrule is just as mundane as Earth, and almost the same geography.
Hyrule is just like Earth, because the gravitational pull, the air pressure,
and the weather is all the same. There is a rumor that far out at
sea, away from any country in Hyrule, there is a mystical kingdom.
No one knows for sure if this land exists, because many seafaring people
who left for there never came back. People also search for the mysterious
Kolohint Island, but sadly, no one ever finds it. Also, there is
another world which is linked to Hyrule. This world is known as Subrosia,
where the Subrosians live. Some people speculate that this world
is actually the underworld of Hyrule, but you can only get there by special
warp circles. This world is full of fire, lava, and other things
only found in the fiery bowels of the earth.
The main language of Hyrule is the same language
worldwide: Hylian. Most people, like in Termina and Hylia, speak
it natively. But other people, like in Subrosia and parts of Labrynna,
speak it as a second language. There are many dialects and changes
in the text depending on where you go in Hyrule, of course. Hylian
is also basically written the same way. However, every race (with
the exception of the Kokiri race) has their own native language, both oral
and written. There are many races of Hyrule. They are the Hylian,
the Kokiri, the Deku, the Goron, the Zora, the Gerudo, the Sheikah, the
Tokay, and the Subrosians. The Hylian language has evolved
little since it was created. First it was Proto-Hylian. This
was before the true Hylian language, when small individual tribes spoke
their own language. However, most of the tribes from different races
spoke the same language. This language was oral, and was just a
means of communication, nothing more.There was no written form of Proto-Hylian.
Then, it was Ancient Hylian. This version of Hylian was a basic formation
of all tribal languages, due to the fact that they had all combined into
a kingdom. It was not really a kingdom, but it had a king, advisors,
and the chiefs of the individual tribes. Ancient Hylian had a written
form of language. However, it was just ideograms and hieroglyphics.
The characters represented ideas, not phonetic sounds. Soon after,
Ancient evolved greatly into Old Hylian. Now, phonetic letters replaced
ideograms, so that the characters represented sounds and not ideas.
This was the standard language of Hylia long ago. This language was
generally not spoken outside of Hylia. For about a thousand years,
Hylia was the main country because of its economic power and it was also
the main place for diplomatic missions. Old Hylian then became Middle
Hylian. Middle Hylian was evolving even more, as it developed the
Modern Hylian Alphabet used today. Now, regions outside of Hylia
soon used Hylian as their own language. A Hylian Renaissance went
on during this time frame. This only advanced the Hylian Language
more. Once the name of Hylia became Hyrule to include the areas outside
of Hylia, Middle Hylian was turned into Modern Hylian. All countries
speak Modern Hylian now. The languages from other tribes inside and
outside of Hylia had helped form Hylian. However, depending on where
you go, the Hylian language can be different in words and other things,
but they are usually very subtle.
The central government of Hylia, Hylian Termia,
Hylian Labrynna, Hylian Holodrum, Hylian Sukinta, and Hylian Gamelon is
a monarchic government. In Hyrule Castle, there is a king who has
influence over the entire world of Hyrule. He also has influence
on the tribes of Hyrule. However, Hylians in most other countries
have a democracy that is influenced by the monarchy. The Kokiri also
have a monarchic system of government, with Mido as their king, although
he isn't exactly a king. The Deku tribe also have a monarchic system
of government, as well as the Gorons. The Zoras of Hylia have a monarchic
government, but most other Zoras of the world are a democracy, with no
definite leader. The Sheikah are also a democratic society, with
no definite leader. However, as the Sheikahs have died out, this
is only a guess. The Gerudos have a monarchic system of government
as well, with the male Gerudo born every 100 years their king. The
other Gerudos have a leader, and they don't necessarily follow the orders
of the Gerudo King, so they are also considered monarchic. The Tokay
are a representative democracy due to their choosing of the high chief.
The Subrosians are a democratic society and have no definite leader.
Thus, most of Hyrule's tribes have a monarchic government. 5.5 out
of the 9 tribes are a monarchy (the .5 is for the Hylian Zoras), 2.5 out
of the 9 tribes are a democratic society (the .5 is for the Zoras outside
of Hylia), and 1 out of the 9 tribes is a representative democracy.
matter how confusing some mysteries in Hyrule are, none is so far beyond our
comprehension than the Book of Mudora. It is a book of prophesies and laws
of Hyrule, written by the Seven Sages themselves. One passage tells of the
In a realm beyond sight,
where the sky shines gold, not blue,
there, the Triforce's might
makes mortal dreams come true.
It is a very confusing book
indeed. Another passage tells of the creation of Hyrule:
In the beginning amidst the darkness of eternal space, from a
distant nebula three goddesses descended upon a formless chaotic
waste of a world. Din, the goddess of power, forged the mountains
and great plains from the fiery bowels of desolation and separated
the waters of the sky and between the land. Farore engendered living
intelligence upon the land with many creature of varied kind, male
female they were. Nayru with wisdom brought the order of law and
harmony upon nature and set into motion the everlasting cycle of
birth, life, death, and afterlife and these three created the unification
of cosmic balance. Before these beautiful goddesses traveled onward
create anew their master work they bestowed a manifestation of their
essence within a mighty artifact called the Triforce, a object that
would be sought by many and attained by only one. The Triforce
took its place within it's heavenly annex within a Sacred Realm
the spirits roam free. And so began the land, and people, of Hyrule.
on how to defeat the evil one who gets the Triforce:
He who corrupts the Land of Gold
shall fall to the shaft of the Enchanted Arrow of Silver.
The Book of Mudora is very old, and very cryptic.
There are many parts to the Book, and is very magical. The Sages
had blessed it so that when a great event has occurred in Hyrule, that
new chapter will be written in the Book. It is basically no more
than the genesis of Hyrule.
In addition to the history written in the
Book, it also can translate ancient Hylian runes, monoliths, and
ancient scrolls lost during the flow of time and social decay. Also,
it explains what some ancient terms used in Hyrule are, like Cataclysm's
The Book is divided into parts, which is divided
into chapters. The first part is called Part I: The Land of Hyrule.
The main and largest chapter in this part is called Chapter I: The Creation.
It explains about the creation of Hyrule by the three Goddesses.
Then, it is Chapter II: The Seven Sages. It explains about the Seven
Sages of Hyrule, and what they did. Then, it is Chapter III: The
Great Hylian War. It explains about the first war between the peoples
of Hyrule on false claims. Then, it is Chapter IV: The Ocarina of
Time Ordeal. It explains about the whole dilemma during Ganondorf's
quest for the Triforce, and LinkÕs quest to stop him. Then,
there is Chapter V: The Great Earthquake. This chapter explains how
the earthquake happened, and how the landscape of Hyrule changed dramatically.
Chapter VI: The Imprisoning War explains how Ganondorf had escaped the
Dark World, letting loose all that was evil in Hyrule, and the battles
fought to keep it in the Dark World. The second part is called Part
II: The Golden Land. It was divided up into four chapters.
Chapter I: The Golden Land explains about the Golden Land, where it is
located, and how to get there. Chapter II: The Power of Gold explains
about the Triforce, and what it was created for. Chapter III: The
Laws of the Gods explained how the Triforce could be used in various ways,
and what could happen to the Triforce itself. Chapter IV: The Creatures
explained who could use the Triforce properly, and what would happen to
it if it wasn't. The third part is called Part III: The Hero.
It only had two chapters in it. Chapter I: The Rebirth of the Hero
explains about how the Hero was born, and who it could be. Chapter
II: The Destiny explains the crucial destiny of all Heroes: to save Hyrule.
The Book had many prophesies strewn about it, in no particular order.
These are only three of the many Parts of the Book of Mudora.
Hyrule is a wonderful place. The three
goddesses created the world of Hyrule and the nine races that inhabit it.
They left portions of their power, the Triforce, in the Sacred Realm.
The world of Hyrule has many countries or regions, inhabited with many
and diverse races. The goddesses created a Hero born every 100 years
to battle the evil that arises at that time. The government and language
of Hyrule is very diverse, just as diverse as Earth. There are many
unsolved mysteries, such as the Book of Mudora, that can never be solved.
In Hyrule, there is magic and science. Hyrule has a great and everlasting
economy. Hyrule also has a very developed language with ancient roots.
So, in conclusion, Hyrule is a perfect world.