Before I post lots of details, I'm going to put forth the basic idea for people to express their interest in or not. If enough people express interest, I'll replace this with a full introductory to the rp. Note that not all Zelda games are canon for this rp, nor is everything in the Hyrule Historia.
The setting is placed several hundred years after the events of Twilight Princess. Technology has increased only a little since then, a result of frequent wars and magic becoming more widespread and accessible. Weaker magic has become moderatley commonplace in the countryside and extremely common in large urban areas. While the flow of information and ideas has slowed, material commerce has not, and shops and trade flourishes. Private mercenary guilds have greatly displaced loyal soldiers, increasing the number of sellswords and adventurers greatly. With production made easier with magic, many professions have been altered or disappeared, and the entertainment and news industries have skyrocketed in influence and importance.
Of at least equal importance to adventuring, though, is the dynamic and horrific politics of the nation of Hyrule, now the worlds greatest superpower. An elitist, power-hungry aristocracy struggles for supremecy over Parliment, while the Royal Family, though still an absolute monarchy, rarely intervenes. The rights, or lack thereof, of the lower classes, foreign policy and more are constantly in a tipping point. The general trend, however, is that of a dwindling quality of life for the lower classes, even amongst such prosperity.Those who are not citizens of Hyrule have begun to resent their rulers even more fiercely. Nations, bands of monsters and the always-present forces of Darkness rally ever stronger. Amid this, some ignore the coming storm; others are terrified.
And amongst the whispers in the streets and inns, a quiet voice speaks blasphemy; that the gods they follow are malignant deceivers, and the whole of their religion is a lie. Instances of dark cults have grown, and some within the Church have spoken of the End in a way unlike before.
The world is approaching an uncertain fate as the balance of power comes is stressed. Hyrule seems poised to conquer a broken world, yet whether it is to unite or enslave is uncertain. Opinions on liberty versus security, free economics versus community and the entire societal system is debated, argued with ever-moer violent means.
The setting takes place in the Zelda universe, yet it is much darker. low-level magic has become extremely widespread and massive urban centers have cropped up. Magic has replaced oil and electricity, making the setting an eerie blend of Renaissance, fantasy and our own. Adventuring, dungeon-delving/exploring and politics all play a part in this roleplay. The validity of both the Gods and the forces of 'evil' are questioned, with few clear answers for either.
So, who's interested?