depths of the Dark Shrine, a frightening ritual is underway. Four
hundred years ago, a Dark Genie existed ... a creature capable of
great destruction. Now an evil man named Flag is attempting to
bring the Dark Genie back. After much preparation, a ceremonial
dance is being performed, and the terrible being is at last released
from the urn in which it was imprisoned.
unknown man is standing out of sight, watching the proceedings with
great interest. No one is aware of his presence,
significance in this centuries-long saga.
Genie asks who has released him, and Flag identifies himself
as the genie's new master. Flag's authority seems to be accepted,
his assistant fares less well, as the genie, realizing that it has been
400 years since his last meal, begins to look for a snack.
The Destruction of Norune
|Meanwhile, in Norune Village,
it is a night of celebration. Toan,
eating dinner, is running late. His friend Paige arrives to hurry
him along. He gulps down the rest of his meal, and rushes outside
join the festivities.
|Toan runs toward the village
square, where the music and dancing have
|Overhead, hovering in front
of the twin moons, are the genie and his
new master. Flag commands the genie to begin his campaign of
destruction with Norune Village, sitting below them.
genie is happy to comply. Buildings burst into flames as the
villagers rush for cover. Toan stares in shock at the devastation
before him. Hearing his name, Toan turns to see Paige lying on
the ground with a windmill
about to collapse on her. He leaps toward her to pull her to
safety, and then everything goes black ...
The Fairy King
|Toan, lying in
darkness, is awakened by the Fairy
learns that many villages suffered the same fate
as Norune. The
Fairy King explains that the Dark Genie once
came close to destroying
the world, and is making another attempt. Seeing in Toan the
strength and kind heart which would be necessary to defeat the Dark
Genie, the Fairy
King gives him the atlamillia, a stone with magical power.
He then shows Toan what appears to be a large, empty lot ... the
former location of
the instant before the village's destruction,
the Fairy King explains, he sealed the people
of Norune, their
homes, and their belongings
in atla - magical
spheres which can only be
opened by the one who possesses the
atla were scattered, and Toan must retrieve them
to rebuild the village. The Dark Genie does not realize that his
plan has been foiled, so Toan must work quickly to restore the village
before the genie learns what has happened.
|First, go to the mayor's
house ... the only building
still standing. He will request that you enter the Divine Beast
inform Dran, the village guardian, of Norune's
destruction. He will give you the Cave Key and some important
supplies. If you open the door under the stairs, you will find a
Prickly, which is bait that can be used when you are able to
fish. Walk outside, save
the game, and then head for the Divine Beast Cave.