Creator: NewJourneysFire Status: Active Genre: Dungeon Romper ZC Version: 2.50.2 Project Started: 24 Sep 2013 Project Opened: 25 Sep 2013
<p>An abstract quest featuring both classic and modern design. Originally inspired by Link's Quest for the Hookshot 2 by Moosh. NewJourneysFire and Avataro are currently working together to bring you TRIFORCE.</p>
|The new update "Summer Break: Quest Update!" has been posted.||29 May 2019|
|The new update "AMA: TRIFORCE Edition" has been posted.||04 Apr 2019|
|The new update "Off the Fence: TRIFORCE Demo 3" has been posted.||15 Dec 2018|
|The demo Off The Fence: D3 has been uploaded.||15 Dec 2018|
|The new update "My Current Goal" has been posted.||06 Mar 2018|
|The new update "Summer is over..." has been posted.||04 Sep 2017|
|The new update "Many of us use toilets!!!" has been posted.||29 Jun 2017|
|The new update "Big Update & Summer Break Announcement" has been posted.||29 May 2017|
|The new update "I've made a huge mistake." has been posted.||21 Mar 2017|
|The new update "TRIFORCE Discord Server" has been posted.||07 Dec 2016|
(Note: Pictures in description not up to date. Will be updated soon)
TRIFORCE: A quest by NewJourneysFire & Avataro
An abstract quest featuring both classic and modern design. Originally inspired by Link's Quest for the Hookshot 2 by Moosh. NewJourneysFire and Avataro are currently working together to bring you TRIFORCE.
In this quest, I have taken the classic tile set, and evolved from that tile set to create the TRIFORCE tile set. Creating screens with a level of texture, depth, detail and atmosphere which was originally believed to be impossible with the classic tile set, so much in fact that this quest may have the most beautiful overworld that Zelda Classic may have to offer. The overworld's beauty can even be said to be the Lost Isle of the classic tile set, you will not be disappointed in the beauty, and the sheer amount of detail that's gone into this overworld.
Dungeons and caves will be designed mostly with gameplay in mind. It is my goal to create dungeons which resemble gameplay comparable to that of dungeons featured in quests like Promised Lands, Hero of Dreams, Isle of Rebirth, and especially Link's Quest for the Hookshot 2: Quest (which this quest was inspired by). This will be a difficult task, because in my honest opinion, these quests feature the highest quality of dungeon design that Zelda Classic has to offer. By trying to aim to the level of these quests, I am shooting for the stars, and hoping to land at least somewhere near the quality that these quests have to offer. Both me and Avataro are dedicated fans to these quests, and we are both preparing to provide the best dungeon design that I am hoping will be comparable to these quests.
This quest will also follow Moosh's guidance. Very little happens in this quest without Moosh's approval, and he's even been helping me with a few dungeons. He's also been designing scripts for this game and been helping out at every chance he can get. Moosh has expressed a lot of faith in this quest, and I aim to not disappoint him on his dedication and faith.
This quest will include:
- A completely brand new tileset built from the classic tileset providing a new and fresh experience.
- 2 Complete Overworlds.
- An interconnected cave system inspired by both Lost Isle and Promised Lands
- 10 main levels
- 5 optional levels (subject to change)
- Midis based from music of various titles from many games of many difference consoles.
- A fresh new story unlike anything you've seen so far.
- A brand new villain Link has never faced before.
After pulling the Master Sword out of the Pedestal of Time. Link, a small forest boy who went on to become The Hero of Time unknowingly and unintentionally created a series of outcomes that would go on to create not three, but four different timelines. Many of those timelines featured in full detail in Hyrule Historia's guide. But a 4th timeline would go unheard of, until now.
TRIFORCE takes place in the 4th timeline. We know about the 3 timelines, but there is also a 4th timeline which is another branch off the story of Ocarina of Time. In this timeline, Link and Ganondorf never did have that faithful battle on top of Ganon's Tower. In fact, before the Hero of Time climbed Ganon's Tower, both Ganon and Zelda were already gone. A confused Hero of Time became hero of Hyrule, but was completely dumbstruck by such an unexpected turn of events.
But the disappearances did not end there, they did not end with Ganon and Zelda. The Hero of Time's story was over, but for years, even centuries, disappearances were occurring with no explanation or reason. They were not the most common, but they have always caused a disturbance in the Land of Hyrule. Nobody was safe, no Hylian, no Goron, no Zora, no man, no child. The world was paralyzed in fear.
Even though these disturbing disappearances cause endless talk in the land of Hyrule, it is unfortunate to say that the cause of these disappearances has never been found. There is one story however about an alien race, called Them, who were known to only kidnap cows and young farm girls in the middle of the night. But these aliens were also known to return the farm girls, despite these girls never being the same after the abductions. Who was this alien tribe? What were their purpose?
Though Hyrule would never know! The disappearances actually were linked to alien abductions. Centuries after the first disappearance, a descendant of the Hero of Time who lived with his uncle in a small shack in Hyrule field was upset... Not only because he lived in a small shack on a field, but also he's been getting these visions of these abductions taking place. The old man living in a cave near his home said that he was actually seeing events as they are happening, but his Uncle didn't believe the old man's stories and also forbid Link from continuing to visit old men in caves.
Link was also not very happy, due to poor treatment from his Uncle which he felt were unfair living conditions. Link was forced to live behind a bookshelf, sleeping on a mat on the floor. Which his uncle felt was fair believing Link to be rather simple minded, often calling him "Bookshelf Kid" or "Kid behind the Bookshelf". Link's true potential in this home was never truly expressed because of his uncle who never saw anything in him but a damaged young mind.
One night, Link would get his opportunity to prove himself more than a simple kid who lived behind the bookshelf. After hearing some crazy sounds outside. Link's uncle, too spooked to move from the covers of his bed asked Link to take his sword and find out what was happening outside. Link, as noble and careless as he is, followed his uncles selfish advice. It would be that night that Link would be the next victim of alien abductions. It would be that night, Link discovers a brand new world.
This game takes place in Hyrule... as far as the citizens are concerned. In actuality, this game takes place in New Hyrule, where it is common for people to come from Death Mountain claiming to be from a different Hyrule that is completely fictional to all the citizens of New Hyrule. Death Mountain is where all the abductees end up to. They are forced to either accept that all their memories are a myth, or be labelled as completely mad and be driven into the caves of Death Mountain to be labelled as Cave Dwellers for the rest of their life.
So the New Hyrul... I mean the only Hyrule is quite similar to the myth Hyrule that only the weird Cave Dwellers dare to mention. Hyrule consists of a huge mountain called Death Mountain, a beach, a field, a gloomy swamp, and a deep dark forest. There are three villages in this world and also the Temple of Time. There are 6 temples in the world, but only 5 of which that actually contain real treasure. Apparently the myth Hyrule is supposed to have a lake, farm, and a Castle, but that's just madness. It's crazy talk. Instead of a Castle, there is a huge Dark Cloud hiding something at the heart of Hyrule, where some of the cave dwellers claim there should be a castle. But it's crazy to assume that a Castle exists there, as the world accustomed to the Dark Cloud as being the only thing that's been there for centuries. Fortunately for some cave dwellers, they choose to wise up and forget the whole nonsense of a Castle ever existing in Hyrule.
Another thing unique about Hyrule are the three moons that orbit the planet, they are unique by how two of the smaller moons orbit the larger moon. Not much is known about the three moons other than the fact that they've only appeared recently. They are also very neat to look at.
Everybody in Hyrule is friendly and most newcomers who tend to appear on Death Mountain will find themselves becoming a citizen of Karkariko Beach Town. That is of course if they reject the notion of the myth Hyrule's existance. Most people will often settle here when they realize all their memories were indeed fake and misleading. Some people will move east to the much larger villages. The two larger villages Samsonville and The Village of Boom to the east are currently in a fued with each other and have been in conflict with each other.
Karkariko Beach Town: This is usually the first village that newcomers to Hyrule stumble across while suffering a delusional confused state. This village consists of very friendly folk. But they are not fond of cave dwellers who try to spread their lies about the myth Hyrule that they are always known for doing. Spreading these lies could have you banned from the village. However, embracing the truth will be a ticket to ensure that you become a citizen of Karkariko Beach Town. Karkariko Beach Town is the home of Lonely Beach, which got it's name due to all the heartbroken men who would go there after their girlfriends have left them to date better men from Samsonville, the nation's capital. Last but not least, it is the location of The Ocean Palace which King Eppy the 2nd had built with some crazy belief that it would one day rise from the ocean and fly. He also believed it would continue to fly for all time, where he could live on forever and laugh at all the people who were forced to live on the ground. Unfortunately, the Ocean Palace just couldn't fly. This palace now remains as a monument of such a great dream that would never come true. The palace is beautiful and certainly worth exploring.
Death Mountain: This is where the sick and delusional are driven to. Unfortunately there are some people you cannot help. Despite the reality of only one Hyrule existing, they will hold unto their dreams. The only good place for them is within the caves of Death Mountain. This mountain got it's name for it being the death of lies. Hyrule's citizens truly hope and believe that if the people who lie to others and lie to themselves remain living on this mountain, than Hyrule can be extinguished of all lies and myths, and remain truthful to itself.
Windy Peak: Windy Peak is located east of Death Mountain, and is said to be the home of Avatower. Avatower is a mysterious tower that was built by King Eppy the 2nd, and it is said to have the mysterious power of manufacturing wind itself. But nobody believes that because all of Eppy's other dreams have ended in failure.
Misery Mire Cove: Not much to say about about Misery Mire Cove except for the fact that it is a swampy cove that even pirates try to avoid sailing to. Most people tend to avoid Misery Mire because it's said to make you miserable (and you thought Lonely Beach was bad!). Located deep within Misery Mire is an ancient aqueduct that's said to have the cleanest waters in Hyrule due to it's complicated ancient filtering system. The old ancient King Eppy the 2nd chose to name this place "Cleenn Siiwers" as he thought it would be a funny joke... Not very many people thought it was that funny.
Lost Woods: This mysterious forest is famous for it's strange remarkable ability to cause people to get lost. Unfortunately, the first adventurers who discovered this place wasn't all that creative with names. But than again, naming locations really isn't something Hylians are very good at. It is said that the complex maze in Lost Woods is so well crafted by the spirits that designed the world that it actually hides several secrets. Nobody knows what's hidden within the depths of Lost Woods. Some say you can find a hidden mansion there, others say you can find the secret to the dark cloud that covers central Hyrule. Others say if you're not careful enough, you may even find a gateway to another world.
Hyrule Field & Milk Road: It's everybody's favorite field! The field, along with Milk Road is mainly what connects Karkariko Beach Town to Samsonville and The Village of Boom. Hyrule Field is separated by a large river that cuts right through the center of the field. Unfortunately, due to conflict between Samsonville and The Village of Boom, travel between all these villages have now been cut off from each other. Samsonville made certain that the only possible way to find The Village of Boom without the flippers is to cut through Lost Woods, which Samsonville knew most people would not do that.
The Village of Boom: The citizens of The Village of Boom is a peaceful but strong willed folk who carry the best weapon of all... Bombs! And a lot of them. IN fact, they have so many bombs that they are said to be just as powerful as Samsonville, if not more. This town is sworn to peace, they simply use their bombs for mining and nothing more. Unfortuantely, Samsonville continues to express hatred towards The Village of Boom, and tries to encourage conflict that The Village of Boom does not want. Because this village is sworn to peace, they use their bombs for mining purposes only. The mines here are rich in resources which makes this community the fastest growing community in the world, and this makes Samsonville, the nations captial, very jealous. This has lead to a lot of conflict between Samsonville and The Village of Boom, and of course as a result, threatens their way of peace. It was said that King Eppy the 2nd was buried on the lands that became this village in ancient times. But no burial ground or tomb was ever discovered. Most people believe it today to be a myth.
Samsonville: The highly arrogant "better than everybody else" community in Hyrule. Samsonville is not really much liked by the rest of the world, but they are the most organized and powerful community in the world. This village is not even 10 years old, and it quickly grew into power by the cunning and intellegence of the mysterious Samson which the entire village seem to worship. What's even more mysterious is that Samson only came to power for a couple of years, and even more mysterious is the fact that he's only a kid. Given how these people view status, since they view themselves above the world, and they view Samson above them, they all hold and share the belief that Samson is the supreme being of the world. Not much is known about Samson to the rest of the world other than the fact that he himself is also very confident, boastful, and arrogant. Samson however does show to have well developed social skills as he does tend to treat most people he meets with respect and honor. However, despite this, he enjoys spending most of his time in secrecy and solitude in his mansion which is said to be located deep within Lost Woods.
The Temple of Time: Located near the Dark Cloud just off Milk Road. This place is now the home of a retired villain named Ganon. After succeeding in kidnapping the princess, he holds her in a crystal for all eternity. For some reason, he feels very proud of this. Yet nobody in Hyrule even really cares all that much about Ganon or Zelda. Heck, most of the world have even practically forgotten who they are. Ganon is said to be holding the Triforce of Power. But Zelda's Triforce seems to be no longer in her possession.
The Dark Cloud: The mysterious huge cloud that covers over Hyrule. It is the location where most of the newcomers swear there is supposed to be a castle, but that's just silly because there has always been just a dark cloud here. Over time though, the newcomers start to realize that there never was any castle in Hyrule and has accepted that the Dark Cloud has existed for all time. What exactly is under the Dark Cloud is unknown, the only person to have ever seen what is under the Dark Cloud is Samson of Samsonville. It is said that the Tri-moon was actually created by whatever it is that's under the Dark Cloud. Its a plausible theory because the Tri-moon hasn't existed for more than a couple of years.
The Tri-Moon: Without a doubt, the Tri-moon is the most controversial of Samson's creations, nobody knows what is up there or why it even exists or even how it works. Some say that the two smaller moons orbiting the Tri-moon is what keeps it in orbit around Hyrule. But in all honesty, can you expect anybody in Hyrule to really understand how this thing works? It is said however to be much larger than a moon as it is not only the exact same shape and size of Hyrule, but it is also built in Hyrule's image. It is speculated that Samson's pride has caused him to create a world just for hima nd his place of solitude (when he's not in his mansion of course). Other than that, the Tri-moon and what happens there remains to be a secret to everybody.
A young boy from Hyrule... I mean the fake myth Hyrule. Link is a newcomer to Hyrule and is the most recent welcome citizen to Karkariko Beach Town. He is the main protagonist in the game. Immediate after arriving to New Hyrule. Or realizing all his memories before now were not real, that is. He embarks on a quest to find the Triforce of Wisdom. Through his journey he discovers that Ganon is located in the Temple of Time. He is than given a choice in his quest to either defeat Ganon, or embark on a more personal mission which puts him in direct conflict with Samson of Samsonville. The two find each other in conflict which could decide the fate for all of Hyrule.
Samson of Samsonville:
A young boy who has high prestige in the world of New Hyrule who comes into conflict with Link. For reasons unknown, he comes to not like Link very much and is willing to do whatever it takes to vanquish Link from his world. Samson and Link appear to look very similar, which annoys Samson even more. Their biggest notable differences is their eye color and the shape of their eyebrows. Samson appears to be much more confident and cocky than Link, but that often comes when you have high prestige int he world of Hyrule. It is not known how Samson came into power. Samson is also known to own his own mansion, and is even known to have created the Tri-moon that has recently appeared in the sky. Samson's actual history is shrouded in mystery, and even those from Samsonville knows very little of his actual origin.
Ancient Ganon: Some old pig-man villain living in the Temple of Time nobody really cares about. In fact, to this date, most people are completely oblivious to his existence. It's probably for the better because he's a bit of a jerk. There is a story going around holding some princess in a crystal and seems very proud of that. But that story cannot be true because you would need to have a castle to have a princess, and everybody knows there is no castle in Hyrule.
Ancient Zelda: An ancient figure who's believed to be just a myth trapped inside The Temple of Time. Though the story is completely bogus, Samson of Samsonville seems to be a little emotionally attached to the story of Zelda however, since his mother herself was named Zelda.
Curious Old Man on the Mountain: One of Death Mountain's Cave dwellers who seems to be hiding a big secret. However, he demands a high price to let anybody see his secret. Nobody knows what the old man is hiding or who or his origin. But if the player wants access to his big secret, the player must fork over the Triforce of Wisdom, and all the Treasures of King Eppy the 2nd.
Them: An Alien species formally known to only abduct cows and farm girls. They have however taken the hobby of abducting just about anybody they very well please. They are responsible for creating New Hyrule indirectly, as they were only in the business of abducting people from one world, and dropping them off in another. These abductees would throughout history colonize their new planet and would somehow convince themselves that they are the original. Probably as a way of coping with the reality of losing everything they once had. This belief eventually solidified until the entire world actually did believe they were the original. It still remains a mystery why these aliens do this. It could either be for pleasure, sport, or scientific purposes. Unfortunately, nobody will ever know.
Special Thanks To:
Avataro: As Co-Creator of this quest; help with dungeon design; scripting; and as an adviser.
Moosh: As a main adviser of this quest, not very much moves forward in this quest without Moosh's approval; help with dungeon design, and scripting.
Demonlink: For general support and advising; bug testing; help with subscreen design.
Lejes: For sharing his scripts on Purezc.net.
Freya: For sharing his scripts on Purezc.net.
To the rest of TRIFORCE staff: For bug testing and support.
PureZC.net & Staff: Providing a place as a central database to host this quest.
Zelda Classic Devs: For creating Zelda Classic in the first place.
Nintendo: Well... Duh!
Midi Artists of VGMusic.com: For providing most of the midis featured in this quest.
Noproblo.dayjo.org: For providing free Zelda related sound effects featured in this quest.
Soundbible.com & Freesound.org: For providing other free sound effects featured in this quest.
Contributors and Beta Testers
- Mister Snooze