1. PROLOGUE - How it all started (NOTE: These words were taken directly from the game)
This is but one of the legends of which people speak.
Long ago, there existed a kingdom where a golden power lay hidden. It was a prosperous land blessed with green forests, tall mountains and peace. But one day a man of great evil found the golden power and took it from himself. With it's strength at his command, he spread darkness across the kingdom.
But then, when all hope had died and the hour of doom seemed at hand, a young boy clothed in green appeared as if from nowhere. Wielding the blade of evil's bane, he sealed the dark one away and gave the land light.
This boy, who traveled through time to save the land, was known as the Hero of Time. The boy's tale was passed down through generations until it became a legend. But then... a day came when a fell wind began to blow across the kingdom. The great evil that all thought had been forever sealed away by the hero once again crept forth from the depths of the earth, eager to resume it's dark designs.
The people believed that the Hero of Time would again come to save them but the hero did not appear... Faced by an onslaught of evil, the people could do nothing but appeal to the Gods.
In their last hour, as doom drew nigh, they left their future in the hands of fate.
What became of that kingdom..?
None remain who know.
The memory of the kingdom vanished, but it's legend survived on the wind's breath.
On a certain island, it became customary to garb boys in green when they came of age. Clothed in the green of fields, they aspired to find heroic blades and cast down evil. The elders wished only for the youths to know courage like the hero of legend...