The History of Hyrule
From the chaos of the void the three Goddesses; Din the Goddess of Power, Farore the Goddess of Courage, and Nayru the Goddess of Wisdom created all that would become Hyrule. The legends say that Din—with her strong flaming arms—cultivated the land to create the earth. Nayru poured her wisdom onto the earth to give the spirit of law to the world and created science and wizardry, bringing order to nature. Finally when they had finished their work Farore’s rich soul created all life forms who would uphold order and populate Hyrule. After the gods had finished their work, they left the world, but not before creating a symbol of their strength, a golden triangle known as the Triforce. A small but powerful portion of the essence of their power was held in this artifact and such was the might of the Triforce that the old ones placed it in the care of the Goddess Hylia.
Imprisoned in the depths of the earth, the Demon King Demise learned of the Triforce and coveted it’s power for himself. He schemed and plotted, building a massive army of demons which he would launch upon the unsuspecting denizens of the surface. Escaping through a fissure he launched his army upon the world which would be known as Hyrule— razing the terrain as they advanced. Fearing defeat at the hands of Demise, the Goddess Hylia gathered the surviving humans on a piece of land and sent it to the heavens, beyond the clouds and out of reach from the evil plaguing the lands below, this sanctuary would come to be known as Skyloft. In the end the Goddess Hylia, with the aide of her protector and the armies of the five tribes of the land defeated Demise and sealed him away, though the Goddess suffered fatal injuries during the struggle.
Centuries had past and the true nature of Skyloft and the surface below were forgotten. Through the efforts of Lord Ghirahim, Demise was revived, though a hero was born and rose to the occasion to defeat him once and for all, or so it was thought. After Demise’s defeat the legend of the Triforce and it’s powers became well known through the land; many coveted it’s power for their own. Hyrule would descend into wars forcing the Sage of Light to seal the entrance to the Sacred Realm, the Triforce safely located within at the Temple of Light inside of the Temple of Time, using the Master Sword and power of Spiritual Stones as a barrier. The Kingdom of Hyrule was established around the Temple of Time, with Hyrule Castle being built around the temple itself. The bloodline of Hylia was carried on through the royal family of Hyrule, to empower the Hylians against future danger.
After an extended era of tranquility came to an end the world found itself on the verge of being swallowed by shadow. The tiny Picori appeared from the sky, bringing the hero of men a sword and a golden light to combat this evil. Using these gifts the Hero of Men drove back the darkness and sealed this evil away in the Bound Chest with the Picori Blade itself and peace returned to Hyrule. As a final measure the Light Force was sealed within the Princess of Hyrule to prevent it’s misuse.
One Hundred years to the day after the arrival of the Picori a grand festival was held at Hyrule castle in celebration of their coming. A great sword fighting tournament was held during this festival, it’s champion an unknown named Vaati. At the ceremony Vaati, seeking the Light Force, shattered the Picori Blade and opened the Bound Chest releasing the evil which had been sealed within one hundred years prior. Making his escape from Hyrule Castle, Vaati would soon return and find the true nature of the Light Force, attempting to free it from the Princess’ possession only to be defeated by the Fated Hero of Hyrule. Princess Zelda would use the Light Force entrusted to her bloodline to defeat Vaati and briefly return peace to the land. Vaati would return once more, using the power of wind magic to attempt to bring chaos to Hyrule but would only find defeat again at the hands of Hyrule’s finest.
Fleeing the carnage and fires of the Hylian Civil War, the Hero of Time was left by his Hylian mother in the care of the Great Deku Tree of Kokiri Forest. There he was raised until as a young boy he was thrust into a fated adventure which would take him through time itself in order to battle the great sorcerer Ganondorf. This point in the history of Hyrule is pivotal, as it marks a branching off period in the destiny of Hyrule and it’s people, as well as our own narrative.

With the Hero of time defeated Ganondorf took possession of the Triforce, using it’s power became the Demon King Ganon. With their last might the Seven Sages combined their power to seal Ganon and the Triforce away in the Sacred Realm which was transformed into the Dark World by the evil of Ganon’s heart. As the years drew on and the seal waned stories of a great power hidden in the Dark World spread across Hyrule luring the adventurous into the depths of Ganon’s Realm. The hearts of these wanderers were ultimately corrupted by Ganon’s power as were their physical forms transforming them into the beasts of Ganon’s army. Under the command of the King of Hyrule the Sages sealed the way to the Dark World, the Knights of Hyrule defended them from the attacks of evil monsters as they followed the King’s orders. The Knights of Hyrule were nearly wiped out in that battle, though their sacrifice brought a long era of peace.

Many centuries later pestilence and drought, uncontrollable even by magic, ravaged Hyrule. The King of Hyrule, after counsel with his sages, ordered an investigation of the entrance to the Dark World but the seal was apparently intact. He offered rewards for anyone who could find the source of these troubles. Answering the King’s summon was a stranger named Agahnim who quelled the disasters with a previously unseen form of magic. As a reward, the King gave him a new position as chief adviser and heir to the Seven Wise Men. The masses proclaimed him their hero. Agahnim would use this position to intact his own plan to break the seal to the Dark World and release Ganon upon Hyrule, revealing himself as a minion of the Demon King. Hyrule’s fated hero would answer the call of destiny and defeat Ganon ushering in a era where Hyrule would fade into decline, much of it’s former glory reclaimed by nature. Ganon would rise again, though his efforts would be thwarted by the hero of destiny.