“This is a tale that you humans have passed down through uncounted generations… It tells of a war of unmatched scale and ferocity, the likes of which would never be seen again.
One dark, fateful day, the earth cracked wide and malevolent forces issued forth from the fissure. They mounted a brutal assault upon the surface people, driving the land into deep despair… They burnt forests to ash, choked the land’s sweet springs, and murdered without hesitation. They did all this in their lust to take the ultimate power possessed by Her Grace, the goddess.
The power she guarded was without equal. Handed down by gods of old, this power gave its holder the means to make any desire a reality. Such was the might of the ultimate power that the old ones placed it in the care of the goddess.
To prevent this great power from falling into the hands of the evil swarming the lands… The goddess gathered the surviving humans on an outcropping of earth. She sent it skyward, beyond the reach of the demonic hordes. Beyond even the clouds. With the humans safe, the goddess joined forces with the land dwellers and fought the evil forces, sealing them away. At last, peace was restored to the surface.
This is a tale that you humans have told for many ages, generation to generation… But there are other legends, long hidden away from memory, that are intertwined with this tale. Now, a new legend bound to this great story stands ready to be revealed. A legend that will be forged by your own hand.” – Fi, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
The tale of the Goddess were passed from generation to generation of the people who lived in Skyloft. Skyloftians were each bonded with a large bird called a Loftwing and were able to fly around the skies.
One fateful day, on the day of the Wing Ceremony, Link, one of the students of the Knight Academy, was suffering from a strange nightmare where we saw the form of a large black beast rising out of a large forest. Link is then awakened by Zelda’s Loftwing and given a letter telling him to meet her at the Goddess Statue.
There, Link is given a stern talking by Zelda about how today was one of the most important days of his life, a day where he could finally become a knight.
Graphics and Audio
The audio was led by five different people. Hajime Wakai, Shiho Fujii, Mahito Yakota, Takeshi Hama, and Koji Kondo. Koji Kondo is one of the more well know of the five and created the very well-known sound of Lost Woods. The team has led and created the following soundtracks within the game. There is a whopping 377 sounds.
(Going to add in music later)