The Second Golden Age was a quarter-century of relative peace and prosperity in the Kingdom of Hyrule's history lasting from the end of the Gerudo Wars (101 AG) until the Return of Sulkaris (126 AG). As the era is not marked by conflict, it is not the subject of a Hyrule Historia arc.


Although described as a "Golden Age," the short era of peace following the end of the Gerudo Wars was largely marked by complacency, corruption, and weakness. Idolized by the Kingdom of Hyrule for the deeds of her ancestors rather than her actual actions, Princess Oraiya Zelda IV lived a life isolated from the plight of the common people as the military grew complacent from no visible threats and its sense of superiority. The concerns of nobles and advisors such as Lord Akazoo were ignored, or, in some cases, hounded, leading to their disgrace and for such individuals to begin sowing discontent. Other nations, such as the fledgling Lanayru Province, adhere to a policy of appeasement and isolationism to avoid warfare.

During the second Golden Age, Death Mountain violently erupts, destroying the Fire Temple and plunging the region into a decade long-winter. The Gorons are largely cut off from the rest of Hyrule by these snowstorms and cease to be an active power in the region.

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