Here is shown the official prologue for The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures, taken verbatim from the beginning of the game.
Long ago, in the kingdom of Hyrule, a wind sorcerer named Vaati appeared.
Vaati terrorized the people of Hyrule and kidnapped many beautiful girls from their homes.
When all hope seemed lost, a young boy carrying little more than a sword appeared.
According to the legends, when the boy drew his sword, he split into four, the four-who-are-one worked together to vanquish Vaati.
The hero used his sword to bind Vaati in a remote area of Hyrule. The people christened the blade the Four Sword and built a shrine around it. There it remained undisturbed for many years.
Ages flowed by...
The wind sorcerer Vaati broke free of his prison and kidnapped Zelda, the princess of Hyrule.
Princess Zelda's childhood friend Link used the power of the Four Sword to defeat Vaati and seal him away once again.
And, for a time, the people of Hyrule believed that their land was safe.
|The Legend of Zelda | The Adventure of Link | A Link to the Past | Link's Awakening | Ocarina of Time | Majora's Mask | Oracle of Ages | Oracle of Seasons | Four Swords | The Wind Waker | Four Swords Adventures | The Minish Cap | Twilight Princess | Phantom Hourglass | Spirit Tracks | Skyward Sword | A Link Between Worlds|
|Link (x4) · Princess Zelda · Six Maidens · Vaati|
—Full list of characters
|Phantom Ganon · Helmaroc King · Stone Arrghus · Jalhalla · Dagtail · Frostare · Big Dodongo · Vaati · Ganon|
| Whereabouts of the Wind · Eastern Hyrule · Death Mountain · Near the Fields · The Dark World · The Desert of Doubt · Frozen Hyrule · Realm of the Heavens|
—Full list of locations
|Bomb · Bombos Medallion · Boomerang · Bow · Fire Rod · Four Sword · Lantern · Magic Hammer · Quake Medallion · Shield · Slingshot|
|Blue Bracelet · Carrot · Force Gem · Force Fairy · Heart · Heart Container · Moon Pearl · Pegasus Boots · Power Bracelet · Roc's Feather · Shovel · Small Key|
|Knight Mark · Letter · Magic Book · Royal Jewels · Vaati Barrier|
|Gerudo · Goron · Hylian · Zuna|