The Second Triforce Cycle
The Great Divide
Some 500 years ago, the prince of Hylia enchanted his sister Zelda, sending her into a timeless sleep. Some say he sought the secret of the Triforce, and others say he merely wished to seize the throne of Hylia for himself. Regardless, though a hero had in recent years ended the threat posed by the demon Ganon, this threw the kingdom into chaos.
Some historians believe that the death of Ganon had heralded the end of the Royal Family, and that the civil war that destroyed the kingdom had been inevitable. It was known that Ganon held a small fragment of the goddesses’ power, and that only the Royal Family had one of the keys to defeating him. With his threat forever gone, support from the Zora and Gorons faded.