Pg. 114 The Twilight and the Twilight Invasion

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The following was translated by Snow. It has yet to be double-checked by another translator.

Era: Game:
The Twilight Era Twilight Princess

•Ganondorf’s Dark Powers

Ganondorf’s malice had been sent to the shadowy Twilight Realm, and it was there that he encountered the ambitious and frustrated Zant. Ganondorf infused Zant with limitless powers to help him fulfil his selfish ambitions, and he had but one request of him: to merge light and shadow and create a world of darkness.

Zant slowly built up his powers until he could cover the Twilight Realm in darkness and turn his tribesmen into mindless monsters.

The Twili princess Midna was cursed and had to escape to the Light World.

•Shadow King Zant’s Invasion of the Light World

The Light World had experienced peace for hundreds of years when the Twili army invaded. Shadow King Zant had no trouble defeating the forces of Hyrule, and Princess Zelda soon found herself with her back against the wall. When given the option to fight until death or surrender, she chose the latter.

Zant continued to send his soldiers all over the land, and the Light Spirits protecting each region were soon all engulfed by the twilight. The shroud transformed the world into a shadowy wasteland and filled the hearts of its populace with terror.

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•Midna

The princess of the Twilight Realm. Zant’s curse deprived her of her magic powers and transformed her into an imp. It also made her unable to exist in the Light World as anything more than a shadow.

•The Shadow Veil

Referred to as the Twilight, ordinary people unknowingly turn into spirits in these regions

•The Light Spirits

The spirits Ordona, Faron, Eldin and Lanayru were responsible for sealing the Twili ancestors in the past. They now act as guardian deities for their respective regions.

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•The Twili and the Twilight Realm

The Twilight Realm is a calm, beautiful world covered in perpetual twilight. The people banished to this realm in ancient times were covered in all its brilliance and turned into calm, pure hearted beings, and their ancient evil magic was sealed away. Their leader is granted particularly strong powers, and it’s possible for someone outside of the royal family to be recognized as a royal heir.

While most of the Twili turned into gentle beings over time, there were still some who felt that the Light World belonged to them. Zant was hoping to become king of the Twili, but was rejected in favour of Midna due to harbouring such greedy ambitions.

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  1. F-Lambda says:

    Methinks the phrase “hideous imp” may be a mistranslation 😉

  2. zeldafan1982 says:

    I have a question regarding this part: “The princess of the Twilight Realm. Zant’s curse deprived her of her magic powers and transformed her into an imp. It also made her unable to exist in the Light World as anything more than a shadow.”

    Does this imply that the Twili can be in Hyrule without any restrictions? If it weren’t for this quote I would say that Midna needed to hide in Link’s shadow because she was a Twili.

    • Snow says:

      I’m not sure about all Twili, but the twilight princess seems to be able to move freely in Hyrule at the very least. After all, Midna doesn’t have problem being in Hyrule in her true form at the end of TP, after all.

      Come think of it, Zant and his soldiers don’t seem to have any trouble being in Hyrule at the beginning of the game (in the cutscene where Zelda surrenders) either.

      • zeldafan1982 says:

        Yeah, on a second thought Midna had special powers as a leader so we should probably not generalize it. It’s more reasonable to say that the Twili were adapted to live under the twilight.

  3. Rayne says:

    This might be an odd question to ask here, but I couldn’t find anywhere else, so… Anyway, I’m playing Twilight Princess and I need to use the lantern and I set it to B but when I press B I can’t equip it, even though it’s full of oil. Call me stupid, if you want, but I’m used to easy-to-figure- out controls on DS Zelda games. I’m so frustrated I can barely type! So, um… can anyone help me with this?

    Ugh, I feel so dumb asking this… acccckkkk….

  4. Lady Juliet says:

    Oh, sorry, forgot to use my own name. My sister’s name was already in the box and I just wanted to ask the question and get it over with before I felt any dumber. When checking back for a reply I realized I forgot to type in my name. And made her look stupid. She already beat the game and let me borrow it. I asked her about the lantern button problem, but she said she didn’t have a problem with it. I’d say the game was glitched, but I was able to do everything but use the lantern. She tried to help but it wouldn’t work for her either.

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