Correct me if I'm wrong, but you place the FSS pre-ALttP don't you? Assuming you do, that's three games between TP & ALttP, where the MS is not mentioned whatsoever. Granted, there is the possibility that people knew and didn't bother mentioning it. But I'm pretty sure, since there are time gaps between TP & TMC, TMC & FSA, and FSA & ALttP, that that's enough time for the MS to be lost and/or forgotten about, or the Royal Family hiding it away. Especially since the FS replaced it throughout the FSS.
The sages had to "search for the existence" of the master sword during the seal war as it is lost/has not been seen in...a long time. Since it's known about at the end of TP, TWW actually sets up the Master Sword better for ALttP than TP does. Ad for the Triforce, that doesn't really provae anything. So no, it isn't simple as you put it.
So you tell me which one seems more plausible, people over time forgetting where the MS is (or the Royal Family hiding it), or the sages somehow retrieving both of them from the bottom of the ocean.
And how does the state of the Triforce not prove anything? There's a big difference from still being somewhere in the land and stuck at the bottom of the ocean.
Edited by Sir Turtlelot, 15 September 2010 - 08:25 PM.