The Broken Chain

There are many legends of which the people speak…

Before time began, before spirits and life existed…
Three golden goddesses descended upon the chaos that was Hyrule…
Din, the goddess of power… Nayru, the goddess of wisdom… Farore, the goddess of courage…
Din… With her strong flaming arms, she cultivated the land and created the red earth…
Nayru… Poured her wisdom onto the eath and gave the spirit of law to the world…
Farore… With her rich soul, produced all life forms who would uphold the law…
The three great goddesses, their labors completed, departed for the heavens,
And golden sacred triangles remained at the point where the goddesses left the world
Since then, the sacred triangles have become the basis of our world’s providence
And the resting place of the triangles has become the Sacred Realm

Time passed, and the world grew restless. Those who would use the sacred triangles for their own ends became jealous, suspicious, and malicious. Blood was drawn and the people fell into madness and war. The goddesses commanded their servants to interven-and intervene they did.

The tribes were seperated and sent across the corners of the world. The Sacred Realm was sealed.

Ages passed again, and history was forgotten. Those who would use the power of the gods arose again. The goddesses, not wishing to destroy the world again, set out to solve this crisis in a gentler manner; and so the Hero Cycle was born. A single mortal hero would arise each time to protect the sacred triangles and save the people, each time drawing on the strength and legacy of all his predecessors to defeat the darkness. Each one a link in the timeless chain of the sacred trinity of villain, innocent and hero…

This is not one of those legends.

It is the year XXXXXXXX HDS. Hyrule, the ancient kingdom chosen by the gods, now an empire, leads the world in an age of freedom and prosperity. Trade and commerce has flourished and science and magic has grown in ways not even the primieval spirits would imagine. The Church has lost its stranglehold on society. A democratic Parliment has been established. General magic is available to almost all.

And yet the world is on the brink of war.

Rival nations quarell. Much of the world starves. Fanatical zealots commit murder in the streets. Wealthy merchants control the law and the poor are kept ignorant. There is speak of revolution.

Darkness spreads like a plague, infecting all with greed and malice.

There have been eight Heroes of the Cycle, each drawing on the might of one of the Nine Elements-Forest, Fire, Water, Wind, Spirit, Earth, Shadow, Light and Dark. Only the Hero of Darkness remains.

The Darkness has arrived.

The Legend of Zelda: The Broken Chain