So fake it hurts
During his search for a beloved and invaluable friend, Link is mugged by a rogue Skull Kid wearing a mysterious mask. While pursuing the mischievous criminal, he accidentally crosses a dimensional border into Termina - a strange realm parallel to his own land of Hyrule. Despite finding the Skull Kid and claiming what was formerly his, the mask's mysterious powers place our hero at the thief's mercy and transform him into a helpless Deku Scrub. The villain disappears into Termina, and an undaunted Link gives further chase.
While exploring Termina for a means restore himself, Link quickly learns of the chaos that abounds in Clock Town. Its inhabitants fear they are on a collision course with a sinister Moon, which unrelentingly glares down at them with its menacing and mocking grin. Rumors say that they only have three days left before their fate is sealed; ironically, during the annual Carnival of Time celebration. And so The Hero of Time's own quest to restore himself quickly gives way to another task: to place a different fate on this doomed land.