Prologue

Posted By at 12:00 AM on Sunday May 1, 2011

The page that follows is the prologue for Link’s Awakening, included in the Shogakukan guide. It reveals Link’s whereabouts and activities prior to his Koholint adventures. The guide also features a series of small questionnaires filled out by members of the development team.

Link's Awakening Prologue

The hero, Link, who had restored peace to Hyrule, wrested from the evil grip of the demon king, Ganon, had set forth on a journey to train himself in preparation for new calamities. His training in foreign lands complete, it was during his voyage for Hyrule that the ocean, which had until then been calm, grew suddenly rough and the ship which carried the boy was hit by a storm. A strike of lightning rent the vessel in two and Link sunk to the deepest depths of the ocean along with the wreckage.

“Ah! You’re awake.”

“…..Where am I…?”

Link regained consciousness to find he had been sleeping upon a bed. He had miraculously washed up on an island and been rescued by a girl named Marin while lying lifelessly on the sandy beach.

The island where Link had washed ashore was called Koholint. Upon this mysterious island a large egg rested on a mountaintop. It was said that a god called the Wind Fish slept within the egg. Link, heading to the beach in search of a missing sword, came upon a talking owl.

“If you want to leave the island, you must petition the Wind Fish. But first, you will need to wake him.”

According to the owl’s words, the Instruments of the Sirens would be necessary to wake the Wind Fish. However, these instruments were held, hidden, by 8 monsters who had made their nests on Koholint. Link headed for the caves where the monsters dwelt in search of the instruments. This is how, on an unfamiliar southern island, the adventure encompassing the Wind Fish began.

小学館の攻略書からゼルダの伝説:夢を見る島のプロローグだ。

夢を見る島 プロローグ

邪悪の王ガノンの魔の手から、ハイラルに平和をとりもどした勇者リンクは、
新たな災いにそなえて修行の旅にでた。
それは異国での修行を終え、ハイラルにむかう航海の途中のこと。
それまでおだやかだった海が急に荒れはじめ、
リンクの乗る船は嵐にみまわれた。
船は稲妻に打たれてまっぷたつになり、
リンクはその残骸とともに深い海の底にしずんでしまったーー。
「あっ!気がついたのね」。「……ここは…?」。
気がつくとリンクはベッドに寝ていた。
奇跡的にも島に流れつき、砂浜にたおれているところを
マリンという女の子に助けられたのだ。
リンクが流れついたのはコホリント。
山の上に大きいな卵があるふしぎな島だ。
その卵には「風のさかな」と呼ばれる神がねむっているという。
なくした剣をさがしに海岸にでたリンクは、しゃべるフクロウに出会う。
「島からでたければ『風のさかな』にたのむことじゃ。
もっとも、目ざめさせることができたらの話じゃがな」。
フクロウの話によると「風のさかな」は
「セイレーンの楽器」で起こさなければならない。
しかもその「セイレーンの楽器」はコホリントに巣くう
8匹の魔物がかくし持っているということだった。
リンクはふくろうのあやしい言葉にためらいながらも
「セイレーンの楽器」をもとめて、魔物がすむどうくつへとむかった。
今まさに、見知らぬ南国の島で
「風のさかな」をめぐる冒険がはじまろうとしている。

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  1. […] is taken from the Shogakukan Link’s Awakening guide. The guide also features a brief prologue to Link’s Awakening, revealing Link’s whereabouts and activities prior to his Koholint […]

  2. […] is taken from the Shogakukan Link’s Awakening guide. The guide also features a brief prologue to Link’s Awakening, revealing Link’s whereabouts and activities prior to his Koholint […]

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