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The Hyrulean Realm :: Knight-General Alcalph (Complete-ish)

So, please allow me to say some things, as reading forward and certain conditions aren't... Well, there, you will become truly annoyed. So basically, to start off with, the width that I work with for factbook creation is around 1098 pixels... Anything more than that, and anything less than that, we have some serious issues on our hands, as images will be placed wrong and text will simply not be in the right place, etc. etc... If at all possible, please try to have your resolution be close to, or exactly at the aforementioned width... Also, zooming in on desktop may work as well, but I wouldn't know, unfortunately...

Otherwise... I guess view this in dark mode? That might help. And apologies for the technical issues.

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A small transcript of a conversation involving a proposition by a Hyrulean Higher Commander to begin a draft of a biography to Sir Alcalph, Knight-General of Hyrule.
It provides evidence of true authorisation of the biography. But as warned, if one is given the permission to read the following, one must keep the information given by the paper's writing to themselves.

Hyrulean Higher Commander
"Sir! Sir Alcalph. Can I perhaps interest you in a proposition?"

Knight-General Alcalph
"Ah... Well, I do apologise, but I am quite busy currently... Maybe another time?"

Hyrulean Higher Commander
"Oh, yes of course. I'll be as quick as possible... (*Ahem*), Would you consider ever having a small biography... By Hylia, even an autobiography on yourself written? You would be able to promote your image, and thus the Hyrulean Armies ever more, a goal that would result in our continued growth, no?"

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Knight-General Alcalph
(*Sighing*) "For... Why would you even suggest that if you believe you are sane? My views, history and the such would not make everybody who'd read it pleased. I know I wouldn't care personally, but I would care about it's effects on the people's view of the armies."

Hyrulean Higher Commander
Of course, sir... This is why we would have it kept under tight wraps, only having it distributed to those who would truly care to see it, no?"

Knight-General Alcalph
"Call your vanity project off, will you? Goodness knows why you are so obsessed with writing about me! If we're limiting who would see it, then any original purpose would be null and void then and there."

Hyrulean Higher Commander
"Let us be honest here for a second... I know what you are trying to achieve, Knight-General. And for one, you know what I am talking about, no? If you want the support to continue for yourself, to create the true loyalty you desire from your supporters, you would want their trust in honesty, no? A biography could be a solution..."

Knight-General Alcalph
"If this gets out... To the wrong people..."

Hyrulean Higher Commander
"It will not... And I would take any punishment given should it. It is a risk, but it could prove to be very effective should it work."

Knight-General Alcalph
"Ah... Fine then, have it your way... I need you to be careful with this, and also... Well, clever. You know what I am suggesting, of course. Go ahead with it, but I will be watching ever so closely!"


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Knight-General of all Hyrule :: Sir Alcalph


To the left:

Two expertly crafted pictures of the perhaps illusive Knight-General Alcalph, one depicting the Hylian in full-clad "Knight-General" armour, and another in a more light set, showing a rugged yet still somewhat young face behind the otherwise covered full-face helmet usually worn.

There is many a different title that could be attributed to his grandeur, the Commander of all of Hyrule's Armies, Knight-General Alcalph... For naturally, the ever growing influential, and powerful man is called Knight-General by official title, but others may indeed be taken to call him 'The Hero without the Triforce', or perhaps 'The Steadfast Guardian' or perhaps simply as 'His excellency'... All of these titles have not been given to a character without the backing of action, of proof of achievement...
Following below, this paper aims to achieve this showing of the character of whom shall be ever influential in the Hyrulean climate forever further. With such a guide, perhaps the reader could become ever more confident that any threat that would seek to do Hyrule harm, like the awful Twili attempted five years prior will be thwarted, and that the defense of the realm is in trustworthy, secure hands...
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Perhaps to begin with, it would be best to establish of whom the Knight-General of Hyrule, Alcalph actually is. Under the decision of both the Princessdom (The Royal Hyrulean Family) and other parties of the Realm such as the support from Guard-Commander Ilu and those who support him, a reformation of the defense of Hyrule began in earnest after the basic recovery of Hyrule from the Twilight Crisis a year prior before the decision was called... From what the Army of Hyrule was at it's fundamental level, the discussion and then application of what the Hylian Guard, a national embarrassment during the aforementioned crisis should be now trained to do, and much in between. As a new caste of the Hyrulean Armies rose, being colloquially called simply as the "New Hyrulean Armies", so did those who commanded it... And at the top was the Knight-General, of whom oversees and could even hold the authority to command the whole structure of the armies.
The first of the Knight-Generals of Hyrule, and in addition the current is, as one could guess, Alcalph... Where others may lack the backbone to do what is right for the Realm, Knight-General Alcalph ensures that what is right is done, no matter the cost!
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The Goal of the Knight-General

The Knight-General, even to those who see themselves within the service of the new, proud Hyrulean Armies is a rather illusive character at best, almost unknown to the common folk without any prior knowledge or contact worst... However, it may be perhaps the time to de-mask the Knight-General of Hyrule, for there is much to discuss worth of laud.

Knight-General Alcalph is if anyone, a truly patriotic and proud Hyrulean... He seeks to ever further bring the Realm of Hyrule to strength and glory through his own tenacity, actions and aspirations perhaps even moreso than those of the Royal Family! In whatever way that may be, perhaps some would be inclined to believe that Alcalph is perhaps a little too. Unhinged in his attempt to achieve his own goals. It could be argued that his excellency is too ruthless, too focused on what he wishes to do without much respite, that the Greater Good of Hyrule, not to mention it's Humanity and values of compassion would be in jeopardy would the Knight-General of Hyrule be left by himself in his actions... However, to think such thoughts is rather... Well, wrong. For Knight-General Alcalph does not necessarily wish to bring down the fundamentals of Hyrule, what it has and always should be.
The man of whom leads the Hyrulean armies has one simple goal in mind, one which is by all means honourable... In order for the Hyrulean Realm, and it's people to never again be threatened by our enemies who would seek everything known destroyed, as the Twili were more than willing to do should they have been allowed to continue their rule, the Princessdom must be ready and waiting with it's forces of steel, stone... And of course, light. Alcalph will seemingly do whatever it takes to bring this to fruition.

The protectors of the light, the Armies have made great strides in this goal, already surpassing any capability the old guard had even before the Twilight Crisis, however it is doubtful that even now, should a destructive force, similar in scale to what had been experienced five years prior would try their hand at seizing Hyrule, it is feared that even now, Hyrule may not have enough to truly stop it.
The Knight-General recognizes this fully, and unlike those who may be too na´ve to see how fragile Hyrule still is, will dedicate himself to make sure that this Realm is not threatened again.

Early life of the Knight-General :: Pre-Twilight Crisis

Much like the rest of the Knight-General and any knowledge on the man, even to his closest men and women... And especially so with the childhood and years before the Pre-Twilight Crisis, concrete knowledge is few and far between, and even speculation and theory cannot provide much detail either...
In an attempt to provide a concise and chronological retelling of the events that have shaped the Knight-General into his grandeur that he is today, it would still be prudent to attempt to recall details, even if not proven fully correct.

Perhaps the first place to begin is with the Knight-General's assumed date of birth, and with that it can be comfortably stated that Alcalph could not have been born four or more decades before the 'Twilight Crisis', and this is due to his still relatively young features hinting towards age. Perhaps it would be accurate to say that the Knight-General of Hyrule numbers in his late 30's, and that is potentially the most accurate prediction to make, as sir Alcalph is rather distant and uncommunicable in regards to personal information. This is not a criticism by any means, for his rather secretive behavior leads to his safety... And his safety may potentially go onto be Hyrule's safety, should disaster ever strike again.
Nevertheless, to continue with the topic at hand, there is little evidence to provide substantial background on the life of Knight-General Alcalph during childhood, or even before the Twilight Crisis, where evidence becomes much more prominent and known. What is known however is that, unlike say Guard-Commander Ilu for instance, the Knight-General is of actuality originally Kakariko Village born, allegedly moving to Hyrule Castle Town to pursue what most aspiring recruits of whom wished to join the Hyrulean Guard, the Army at the time, a chance to break the monotony of what would otherwise be a rather mundane life calling, for exploration and the like... Perhaps Alcalph had a different motive to even that, as it is simply not known for sure. However, what can be said is that the Knight-General most likely joined with the Hylian Guard, and moved from an ordinary life in Kakariko Village to Hyrule Castle Town to begin again at around 15 to 16 years of age...

The Future Knight-General had spent his ages, a full decade or perhaps moreso serving under the Hylian Guard pre-Twilight Crisis, and in that time showed a surprising aptitude for leadership skills, combat with a sword, shield, dagger and even a pike and learnt even further skills in addition, such as surviving off the land on one's own, and how to handle menial labour, both mentally with the handling of paperwork and the such, and of course physically in addition.
To reiterate, it is unfortunate to admit that little to no information can be provided of his Excellency's early life, from birth to the Twilight Crisis. As such, personal information on the long decades before the events of five years prior is... Lacking. In order to avoid continued speculation of which may be either correct or sorely wrong, we believe this authorized biography should move on to the preliminary years of which shaped the now Knight-General to whom he is today.

The Knight-General :: And the Twilight Crisis

By the time of the Twilight Crisis, the event which rocked the Realm of Light to the core upon the invasion and attempted assimilation of Hyrule by the mysterious, and dangerous Twili, the future Knight-General of Hyrule could have been in the service of the Hylian Guard for a decade, rising the ranks as an ever important warrior and commander, though that would prove to do little since the Old Guard had a truly lax chain of command which meant little. Before the reformation after the Twilight Crisis, though the Hylian Guard were claimed by official sources as 'The Defenders of Light', it was moreso seen as a rather useless force, an offering to those less willing to do hard work to make rupees nonetheless by prancing around in heavy armour and a pike for a few hours of the average day doing little otherwise.
The following point has most likely been stated too many times by too many people at this point, but once again. The Twilight Crisis serves as a true wake-up call for how inefficient the defense of Hyrule truly was... With exception to a few groups of brave Hylian Guard that fought by the Future Guard-Commander and the Princess-Sovereign's sides during the onset of the crisis, the Guard was truly rather weak, doing little to fight the Twili.

However, the above topic has been talked about to the point of the grave, truly... However, the Twilight Crisis of five years prior was the event, like for many of those who had been brought to the spotlight of modern Hyrule through the event that created more of a change than even the Twili could perhaps have predicted had promoted Alcalph from his still simple role as a Hylian Guard, though indeed quite prestigious to what the man now is today, the sole commander of Hyrule's reformed armies.

To promote the Realm somewhat, the little it deserves for it's actions, the Royalty and the Princess-Sovereign, Zelda had somehow noticed the arrival of the Twili to the Hyrulean realm before the King of Twilight managed to storm his way through the Castle Town, into the Castle itself and capturing the realm with the conceding of it by the aforementioned Princess-Sovereign... When the disturbance was noticed by Hyrule's royal family, triggered by the Twili penetrating the boundaries separating their realm from Hyrule and marching from Gerudo Desert via the Arbiter's Grounds and the so-called 'Mirror of Twilight', a group of the most skilled warriors, both of Hylian Guardsmen and Mercenaries would have undertook a dangerous journey to the Gerudo Desert to investigate and perhaps even stop what was still unconfirmed at the time...
As might be guessed, as it is related to the topic of the Knight-General, one of these men was indeed Alcalph... It is said that him and his compatriots had travelled a gruelling, yet quick journey from the gates of Hyrule Castle Town into the Hyrule Field and through a still quite unknown and unexplored cave system, being lit by dancing lanterns and fighting off Deku Babas, Skultullas and Rats before emerging into the harsh Gerudo Desert.

Even today, the Knight-General does little to confirm of what happened during their mission across the Gerudo, though there is small mentions here and there where a few theories can be made... For one, it may be easy to believe that the Hylian patrol group would have been late to reach the Arbiter's Grounds, most likely having not even reached the colossal building before the 'coup' of Twilight commenced, and the whole realm was coated in the foul darkness that had turned most everyone into helpless spirits until the restoration of the light by the Hero of Courage. If that would be the truth, it is most likely that the party that ventured into the sands of the desert would have been stuck there as spirits until Lanayru was cleansed of the twilight, and considering that only Alcalph was the one to return to Hyrule Castle Town, it is most likely that every other member perished.
Perhaps the party did come into contact with the Twilight King, or at the very least his minions. In which case, it is likely that just as the Guardians of Hyrule Castle Town, and those protecting Princess Zelda personally, the party would have been able to do little to stop the shadow creatures. That could explain a reasoning as to why everyone but the future Knight-General returned to the Lanayru Province, with him being the only one lucky enough to survive the encounter. However, most of this is speculation.

By any means, it is said by rumour that the Knight-General managed to return to Hyrule Castle Town from the Gerudo Desert... Stories from the occasional Hyrulean local suggest that a lone Guardsman walked through the town almost zombified like, sweltering from heat unknown to the people and seen with tears along the armour and cloth of the clothing. It is unknown if this can be correlated with the return of Alcalph, however it is a coincidence that perhaps should not be overlooked.
Upon recovery from the only speculative events that the future Knight-General had faced prior, it can be said with confidence that the man did all he could to raise a following of people to support his cause of "action over pacifism", using a minor Cult of Personality to attract a small, yet surprisingly zealous following of members, such as mercenaries, loyal Hylian Guard and even the occasional Hyrulean citizen. It is also known that whatever following that the future Knight-General garnered did not cooperate with the 'Resistance' of the Twilight Crisis. The Knight-General still holds his opinion today of the 'Resistance', that the aforementioned group, of course with exception of the Hero of Courage whom he sees was moreso dragged into the accord with little choice did too little to stop the Twilight Crisis, commenting that they did more conversation within a bar of Hyrule Castle Town than actually performing what needed to be done.

Either ways, there was a rather popular legend that the citizenry of Hyrule would spread via word of mouth to each other during the Twilight Crisis. It is said that on occasion, people would see and report sightings of a group of vigilantes scouring Hyrule's lands, mercilessly putting down a multitude of different dangerous forces such as the Bulbins, who were seen to be in league with the Shadow Creatures and the King of Twilight in causing havoc in the realm, other dangerous wildlife and even encountering, and putting aforementioned Shadow Creatures, even the before seen as unbeatable Shadow Beasts on occasion to the sword. Knight-General Alcalph openly claims that these rumours are true, and was the work of him and his followers in "Taking a stand against the forces of Darkness where the rest of the Princessdom stood and did nothing."

It is sad that the Knight-General, and his followers were not present to see the end of the Twilight Crisis. Some believe that Alcalph laments that he and his vigilante group could not stand with the Hylian Guard, under the future Guard-Commander, Ilu in defending Hyrule Castle Town from the beast who wielded the Triforce of Power, as he believes that it was their actions which helped in stalling the force of evil and allowing the Hero of Courage, and the Princess-Sovereign to escape the Castle and thus, the wielder of the triforce of power and given a small amount of time to prepare for their final confrontation with the evil.
Knight-General Alcalph has made his opinions known of the Twilight Crisis. He sees what the Princess-Sovereign of Hyrule performed upon the onset, conceding Hyrule to the King of the Twilight without much fight as a betrayal of the light realm to the darkness. This may have been affected by his personal experience of being sent out to a Desert with little preparation, being sent to almost doom against a threat that wasn't confirmed at the time. However, he is perhaps the most vocal Hyrulean in reciting the heroics of the one who wielded the Triforce of Courage, and almost single-handedly saved Hyrule from the Twilight, often claiming that "Hyrule was truly lucky that a hero from Ordon Village stepped up to save the realm when the Princessdom was too weak to do so itself".

The Post-Twilight Crisis


An artist's illustration of the 'Knights' Barracks', a prestigious building on the outskirts of Hyrule Castle Town where many high ranking Knights call home. Specifically, the Knight-General of Hyrule owns a whole tower within the building as his own residence.

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To the common people of Hyrule, the actions, aims and of course more of this perhaps illusive Knight-General of Hyrule, Alcalph is as unknown and even perhaps given a mythic status as the shadow vigilante group that independently slaughtered it's way through enemies of the people of the realm
during the Twilight Crisis... However, it certainly would be wrong to assume that because of this lack of a spotlight, that the Knight-General has done little for the realm since the end of the Twilight Crisis, for the fact is perhaps quite the opposite, using the subtlety of his position that he has crafted since his rise in power from the crisis to perform actions that not only would one not have perhaps been able to do so efficiently under a spotlight, but would have perhaps been... Impossible otherwise to ever further the noble goal of which he has.

By any means, there is not very much at all in regards to truly accurate information on the four years of time which passed in Hyrule from the end of the Twilight Crisis, up to the event known as the 'Hylian Rebirth' on the Knight-General of all Hyrule. What can be said is this, Alcalph managed to promote and grow his aspirations through the subtle collection of ever still loyal men and women to his noble cause...
It was during the year of recovery, where little else could be done but the repairing of the damage dealt by the forces of Twilight, and the one who wielded the Triforce of Power such as the Hyrule Castle and the surrounding town did the histories of the current Guard-Commander of Hyrule, Ilu and Sir Knight-General Alcalph's histories become intertwined with one another... Soon enough after any first contact between the pair, details on this certain occasion unfortunately unknown as it simply hasn't been discussed before, a mutually beneficial agreement of cooperation in their rather united goals had became reality. For in return for the Knight-General's promise to the other that he would use his certain skills to promote Ilu's cause, and to help in his rise from a respected, yet lowly political career to the role he plays in Hyrule today as Guard-Commander, the aforementioned would use his popularity, and eventual close cooperation with the Hyrulean Royal Family to eventually convince the aforementioned popular people, and the Royal Family that it is indeed Alcalph that should be bestowed for the
command of the new Hyrulean army projects.

By any means, the three years that would have been between the events that had eventually promoted the Knight-General of Hyrule to his current position, and the 'Hylian Rebirth', an event of which included the showing of the new might of the Hyrule's armies through a march of the soldiers throughout the realm both ceremoniously to promote the image of the new caste, but also practically in reducing or perhaps even being rid of the Bulbin, Bandit and very much Hostile Wildlife and the threats that they posed to Hyrule, that had plagued the lands for many years.
Onto the aforementioned event... By the time of the Hylian Rebirth, it is fact for many that Alcalph had been considered the sole Knight-General of the Hyrulean Armies for at least two years, perhaps a full three years, and under his command the guardians of the light developed from a small force of Hylian Guardsmen of whom were promoted from their original position to be the start of a new caste to a full-functioning force to be respected... Or perhaps feared, a fully-developed chain of command, the use of more than just the basic man or woman with the well-armoured and dangerous Knights, the newly-developed 'Ballista' siege piece, the use of Goron warriors and mercenaries and more.
In the aforementioned 'Hylian Rebirth' event, the Knight-General of Hyrule was seen not only providing a very much so patriotic speech to the New Hyrulean Army caste in their mission beforehand their march from Hyrule Castle Town and into the various regions of the Realm, but also personally commanded, and battled forces of Bulbins and Hylian Bandits with the so-called 'Eldin Contingent' upon marching onto the Eldin Plateau. However, the Eldin Plateau 'campaign' prove to be the least successful one of them all, even in comparison to the march of the Faron Woods, due to the tenacity of their opponents, the treacherous wildlife ever more hostile to the regular Hyrulean citizenry than ever before and more... It is said that the Knight-General might've witnessed comrades and soldiers knocked into the vast canyons that surrounds the Plateau by the ever aggressive Bulbin Riders that were encountered, intimidation leading to careless missteps by the most fearsome looking Hylian and Zoran raiders ever seen, plummeting into the Zora River far below and never have been seen again.
On such a note, some say that the Knight-General of Hyrule, Alcalph could have shared a similar fate if not for his cunning, allegedly swiping his longsword towards an opposing Bulbin Rider, the mount panicking and reeling into the chasm, a fate that one would have shared instead if not for quick thinking.

By the time Alcalph had managed to reel the 'Eldin Contingent' back to Hyrule Castle Town amidst potential continued losses, the Knight-General had managed to spin the story into one of courage and heroics on the part of the soldiers fighting instead of the losses being focused on, focusing the public's perceptions of the various success and captivating stories of certain soldiers and their fight to pacify the Plateau surprisingly well.

Eventually, the other Contingents had returned as well. With exception to the almost inhospitable Faron Woods that were nevertheless attempted to be pacified,
to little success and some loss, most reported great victories. The Southern Hyrule Field of the realm (A.K.A the Northern Hyrule Field of Faron) had become
plenty safer after victories were scored against the various hostile wildlife elements within, though it is still unknown if the undead skeletons of the fields remain
buried, waiting to ambush the lone traveler... The Kakariko Gorge was pacified to the point of becoming a surprisingly promising region, where trading posts
by both Hylian and Goron traders sprout up in the region daily, though the various caves surrounding it, and it's proximity to the Eldin Plateau still offer
potential danger... The western Hyrule Field became so much so pacified that it now serves as a surprisingly popular recreational spot for the Hyrulean citizenry,
such as picnicking, recreational camping and even the occasional local festival, the northern Hyrule field just south of the Zora's Domain is safe enough for the
occasional trade caravan, but not for permanent settlement yet.

From the end of the 'Hylian Rebirth' event onwards to the current date, Knight-General Alcalph's life and rule has been stable, perhaps to the point of being mundane...
However, the realm of Hyrule is hardly all butterflies and flowers currently. As both internal and external struggles begin to emerge, even into the spotlight of the Hyrulean citizenry, a new divide emerging that even the most oblivious Hyrulean could identify between the Old Guard and the Princessdom's Royal Family, and a new generation of peoples looking for change and a difference, the Knight-General must allow himself to represent the correct side of this divide, for the betterment of Hyrule... And now that one knows about this otherwise illusive man, sir Alcalph, it would certainly be accurate to say that any future for Hyrule that he wishes to carve out shall be a positive, strong and great future indeed...

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