The Coming of the Wizard

Many centuries have passed sine the Imprisoning War. The land of Hyrule healed its wounds and the people lived in peace for a long time. Memories of the vicious Imprisoning War faded over the generations.

So it is no surprise that no one was prepared for the new disasters that have so recently struck Hyrule. Pestilence and drought, uncontrollable even by magic, ravaged the land. The king of Hyrule, after council with his sages, ordered and investigation of the imprisoned Dark World (as the Golden Land had come to be known) but the wise men's seal was apparently intact. He offered rewards for anyone who could find the source of these troubles. In answer to these summons a stranger named Agahnim came and quelled the disasters with a previously unseen form of magic. As a reward, the king gave him a new position as chief advisor and heir to the Seven (*this break makes no sense but that's how it is in the book) masses proclaimed him their hero. Peace had returned to Hyrule or had it?

Of late, rumors have traveled their whispering path with alarming frequency. Rumors saying Agahnim now rules the country with his magic. Rumors of strange magical experiments in the castle tower at night. The people of Hyrule were griped by dread.