Volume I Title 2: The Adventure of Link
Years later, growing together Link and Zelda's feelings changed but they remained good friends.
At that time, Hyrule was on the road to ruin. The remaining of the army that the vile heart of Ganon had left behind was causing chaos and disorder in Hyrule.
What's more, even after the fall of Ganon, some of his underlings remained waiting for a chance to revive their master.
The key to Ganon's resurrection was the blood the valiant youth that overthrew the King of Evil. The ancient foe would be revived by sacrificing the Hero and sprinkling the pouring blood on the ashes of Ganon. All over Hyrule Ganon's minions were searching for the one to sacrifice and causing distress to the people.
One day a mysterious mark, that Link knew as the crest of the kingdom, appeared on the back of Link's hand as he approached his 16th birthday. The worried Link went to Impa, Zelda's old wise nursemaid, who was shocked and frightened when she saw the birthmark.
When she regained her composure, she took Link to the North Castle. There was a door in its depth called "the door that does not open." Only the members of Impa's family who served the kings knew how to open the door. Impa took Link's left hand and pressed it against the door. There was a sound of a lock falling open, the door slowly creaked open and there on an altar in the middle of the room lay a beautiful maiden.
Impa then told Link about the Legend of Zelda, the princess sleeping on the altar, and when she was finished, from the stand next to it, she took six small crystals and a scroll with the same crest and handed them to Link.
Those things, as Impa said, had been handed down from generations of her family for a time when a great king would come. They were written in ancient script that no one could read anymore.
But since Link had the Crest, Impa decided to have him try reading it, because it was said that the key to uniting the Triforce was hidden there. Link glanced at the scroll half in doubt, but although he had never seen the letters before, he found that he could read them as if they were talking to him.
This was written on the Scroll:
"You who'll control the Triforce in the future. I shall hand down to you the secrets of the Triforce. There are three kinds of Triforce - Power, Wisdom, and Courage. When these three are brought together, the Triforce will show its maximum power. Of the three, I have left Power and Wisdom in the kingdom. But the Triforce of Courage I have hidden for a reason.
Not everybody shall use the Triforce. It requires a strong character with no evil thoughts. But an inborn special quality is also necessary.
Unfortunately, I have not found such a person during my lifetime.
Therefore, I have decided to cast a spell on all of Hyrule. A crest will appear on a young man with those qualities who has been brought up correctly, has gained many kinds of experiences and reached a certain age.
But, what will happen if someone else uses the Triforce before then? If it is misused, it will produce many evils.
The Triforce of Courage is hidden in the Great Temple in the Death Valley on the large island to the east. However, to enter you must first fight the guardians and undo the 'binding force.' When you have defeated the guardians, which I placed to prevent enemies from invading the six temples in Hyrule, set a crystal in the forehead of the statue you find. When you have set crystals in all of the statues in the six temples, the 'binding force' placed on the Death Valley will be removed and you will be able to enter the great temple. There you must fight the last guardian. Only thus you can obtain the Triforce. There's nothing to fear. You will be able to gain the Triforce. You are the beacon of hope for Hyrule."
Impa implored Link, who raised his head slowly after reading the scroll, to unite the Triforce so it could be used to awake Zelda and save the land of Hyrule. Link nodded silently in agreement, and left the room after taking a long glance at the altar. Then with his magic sword in the left hand and a magical shield in his right, he set off alone on his long travels.
At that time, Ganon's underlings were calling up more minions from their evil realm, and were beginning to work devilishly towards the revival of Ganon.
In his search for the temples Link had to cross the whole kingdom. During his journey, Link helped the people of many villages named after the sages of legends and they, grateful, taught him magic.
He fought the temples' guardians, like Jermafenser,
the Wizzrobes doyen Carock, the dragon Volvagia and many others.
He learned the magic of thunder after discovering the hidden town new Kasuto and venturing back to the ruins of the old one.
When the six crystals were placed, making the temples crumble, Link headed to the Great Temple through the Death Valley.
Once there the binding force disappeared in front of his eyes allowing Link to go in.
It was the greatest and hardest maze he had ever challenged, inhabited by fierce griffins, but in the end he made his way to the room of the last guardian: the great griffin Borba.
At first, it appeared impossible to harm this foe, but then Link used the thunder magic revealing the last guardians weak point.
Victorious, Link headed to the other room, expecting to find the Triforce of Courage, but he was disappointed.
On a tall pillar stood the Triforce of Courage, behind an old man; nobody knows who he was, probably an adept to the writer of the scroll Impa had given Link.
Whoever he was he had Link going through one last test: defeating his own shadow. The fight was short and terrible but finally Link achieved his victory and the last part of the Triforce.
With the sacred triangle united again Link ventured back to the North Castle and awakened Zelda, the queen-to-be who would become his bride; and then he used the Triforce to ensure Hyrule safety from Ganons underlings, saving the land from its terrible doom and at long last bringing peace to its people.