Recently, the popular Zelda fan site, Zelda Legends, began once more providing articles on the subject that has made their corner of the internet so popular; articles that dealt with what is arguably the most debated subject in the known Zelda-verse: that of the games’ storyline. Being a fan of Zelda Legends’ past storyline articles, and a bit of a storyline junkie myself, I eagerly read what the new author, a young man named Arturo, had to offer. His first task, revisiting the tale of the Sleeping Princess, mentioned only in the second NES console game, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. In the article, Arturo came to a rough timeline and placement within that timeline of just when the Sleeping Princess was initially cursed. That timeline being: ALttP > OoS/A = (The Sleeping Princess) = TMC > FS > FSA. To come to this conclusion he based his theory upon one very simple principle: that the dying King mentioned in the fable and the writer of the scroll outlining what must be done in order to achieve the Triforce of Courage are in fact one in the same.
It’s a rather bold and not entirely unfounded conclusion. There is plenty of information to support such a statement. However, I ask the question: are the facts Arturo provides in his article enough or are there more beneath the veil not mentioned in his findings which contradict this line of thinking? With that in mind I will attempt to take on the task of not only providing an identity to the writer of the secret scroll but also create a logical, and sound, timeline to place the fable of the Sleeping Princess, that most mysterious of all Hyrule’s legends. I do this not to undermine any of the hard work Arturo over at Zelda Legends has done but in the hopes of providing a more complete picture regarding this particular issue so as to encourage healthy debate amongst all those who love the series Zelda.
The full article can be found here over at the Legends Alliance forums.Follow This Entry | Read Other Posts by thabto