Me & My Muse – Day 2315: Saturday Solace

Having been able to enjoy this entire day, I can say that things have been going well so far.

This morning, I made my delicious breakfast scramble.  Besides that, I have just been enjoying my self and relaxing.

I will now…

*appears outside of Hyrule Caste*

Continue on a story arc that I have delayed for too long, I guess!

Let’s see…To get into the castle, I need to sneak past all the guards.  That should be easy.  Just how many times have I played the game by now?

*sneaks past all the guards and enters Castle Courtyard*

And there she is!  Muse!  She is waiting for me…

Muse:  Who are you?  How did you get past all the guards?

Muse:  Oh!  What’s that?  Is that a fairy?  Then that means you’re from the forest!  You wouldn’t happen to have the spiritual stone from the forest, do you?

It’s right here.

Muse:  Ah!  It’s just as I thought!  I had a dream of a dark storm billowing over the land of Hyrule.  After that, a ray of light shot out of the forest and parted the clouds!  The ground was lit up with the light…The light turned into a figure holding a shining green stone, with a fairy next to this figure…

That’s an oddly specific dream to reference me, huh?

Muse:  Yes.  From what I was told, the prophesy would come out of the forest.  I thought you might be the one that they foretold…Oh!  Excuse me!  I got so carried away with my story that I didn’t properly introduce myself!  I am Muse, Princess of Hyrule.

So, you’re taking Zelda’s place, huh?  It’s okay, because I guess I’m taking Link’s place.  And to continue this parody, do you have any other dialogue?

Muse:  What is your name?  For some reason, I can’t remember it.  You do look familiar…I just can’t put my finger on it…

My name is Kyle.  Does that ring a bell?

Muse:  Kyle!  It’s very strange.  Your name does sound very familiar…

Perhaps it has to do with your current form?  You do really know me.  You just have a different identity.  Princess ZelMuse!

Muse:  Princess Muse would do fine, thank you.  Okay then Kyle.  I’m going to tell you a secret of the Sacred Realm that has been passed down from the Royal Family of Hyrule.  Please keep this a secret from everyone…

*sigh*  Do you really need to?  Here’s a quick summary.  The land of Hyrule was created by three goddesses that descended on the land.  The point where they departed formed three sacred golden triangles called the Triforce.  If a person with a righteous heart touches the Triforce, it will usher in an era of prosperity.  If a person with an evil heart touches the Triforce, the world would then be consumed by evil.  Now the three goddesses hid the Triforce somewhere in Hyrule.  The ancient Sages built the Temple of Time to protect the Triforce from those who are evil.  The Temple of Time is the entrance to which you can enter the Sacred Realm from this world.  It is sealed behind a stone wall called the door of time.  Three spiritual stones are required to enter the door of time.  I already have one of them.  I also need the treasure of the Royal Family that keeps with the legend…The Ocarina of Time!  Do you understand the summary that I just told you?

Muse:  *gasp*  I…How did you know what I was going to say?  It’s almost like you experienced this before!

*sigh* Seriously.  Who hasn’t played this game by now?

Muse:  Game?  If the dream that I had was true, then the future of Hyrule is at stake.  This is not a game!  I forgot to tell you…

I know.  If I peek into the window over there, there’s a Gerudo leader named Ganondorf.  Although he swears allegiance to your father, he is not sincere.  You believe that the dark clouds that covered Hyrule in your dream resembled that man.

Muse:  Did you have a dream too?  It seems like you know everything that I’m going to say before I say it.  So dreamer, can you tell me what I’m going to say next?

He has no idea what we’re planning and you told your father the dream.

Muse:  *sigh*  Can you just let me finish?  Now my father didn’t believe that the dream was a prophesy.  But I can sense that evil man’s intentions!  What that vile Ganondorf is after cannot be anything less than the Triforce in the Sacred Realm.  Yes!  I know that has to be the reason why he came to Hyrule!  Kyle!  I think that he’s going to take it!  And with that Triforce, he wants to conquer Hyrule…no…the entire world!  Kyle!  We are the only ones that can protect this land of Hyrule!  Please!

What other choice to I have besides I don’t believe you?  I would be put into a “but thou must” situation.  I will be more than happy to be your aid.

Muse:  Thank you!  Kyle.  I am very afraid of that man.  I feel like he’s going to destroy Hyrule.  Hailing from the Gerudo Desert, his power is terrifying and mysterious…I am so glad that you have come…We must not let him get the Triforce!  I will protect it will all of my power!

Don’t you mean with all of your wisdom?  And I will protect it with all of my courage!  I will get the other two spiritual stones so we can get the Triforce before Ganondorf does.  Who knows?  We might beat him!  (This surely won’t happen.  Ganondorf will take the Triforce after I enter the door of time.  I will then be frozen for seven years.  I might as well play along to keep Muse happy.  Ganondorf will get his butt whipped much much later…)

Muse:  Take this letter.  I’m sure that this will be helpful to you.

Yay!  Now the guards will be able to let me into Death Mountain!

Muse:  My attendant will guide you out of the castle.  Don’t be afraid to talk to her.

Why would I be?  She’s just a Sheikah elder.

There she is.  Yeah yeah.  I match everything that Princess Muse foretold.  Can you teach me her lullaby?

Impa:  *sigh*  No need to be in a hurry now!  You’re a courageous boy, but a little impatient.  Here.  Listen well, for this melody has been passed down by the Royal Family.  I have played this song for Princess Muse as a lullaby ever since she was a baby.  There is mysterious power in these notes, so listen…Memorize this song…

Yup.  Got it memorized!  I know where to go from here.  To your village in Kakariko where you were born and raised.

Impa:  Then I will lead you out then.  Good luck on your quest!

There.  I’m in Hyrule Field again.  But I think I will settle over in the Kokiri Forest before I continue to Kakariko Village…

Time to wrap things up!

*returns to reality*

Today’s high is going to be 39 degrees and the silver lining is having this day off.

To those of you who have been enjoying this Saturday, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.


Muse:  What dreams will Kyle have next?  He seems to already know what’s going on.

Impa:  I agree.  Maybe Kyle has experienced this quest before?

Muse:  In a dream, perhaps.  It’s kind of odd…