“—Wait, ‘His Royal Highness?'”
“—Did you mishear it?”
Seeing the shocking headline on Lin Yiyi’s post, the players clicked in one after another, yelling with excitement.
Although they were deeply suspicious of the post with an eye-catching “headline,” their curiosity in this matter still lured them in.
Faced with the doubts of the other players, Lin Yiyi didn’t hesitate to upload a short video.
The video was only about 10 seconds long. However, this video she recorded contained the most critical piece of information.
“About your situation, I haven’t told His Royal Highness yet.” Bread Daryl said to Annan with a serious face.
Probably it was because of Bread Daryl being too fat, or because of the bald head, or because he wasn’t good-looking, the players attributed Bread Daryl as a sinister character.
So Annan greeted Prince Albert, “Your Royal Highness.”
His voice was neither overbearing nor humble. His thin and tall upper body made him look quite headstrong.
Immediately afterward, the players saw clearly that Albert was stunned for a moment. Then, there was a trace of surprise flashed in his eyes. Finally, he came up and asked in a low voice, “You are, Your Royal Highness Annan? Why are you here?”
The short video ended here.
“Annan?” After watching the video, Delicious Wind Goose murmured thoughtfully, “I remember the super administrator of our forum is called Annan.”
“That’s what I have been trying to say!”
Lin Yiyi slapped a thigh and let out a crisp “pa.”
Next to her, Jiu Er was holding her thigh painfully.
Wandering Child came into deep thought, “That’s right. The game can’t give the super administrator a name unrelated to it.”
“In fact, I thought ‘Annan’ was the name of a great deity at first.” Delicious Wind Goose whispered, “Then I thought, maybe there will be a few more administrators in the future. They will all use the names of other deities. After all, I didn’t think about the possibility of ‘Don Juan is a fake name’ at first.”
“What you said seems to have some truth in it.” Wandering Child couldn’t help but nod.
“Speaking of that, Uncle Goose, which side do you think Don Juan…oh wait, “His Royal Highness Annan” belongs to?” Jiu Er asked curiously.
“There’s no way to guess that out,” Delicious Wind Goose said straightforwardly, “We don’t know much about this world. But first of all, we can confirm that his origin won’t be the Noah Kingdom. Otherwise, they wouldn’t be strangers to each other.
“But, Albert must have seen Annan not long ago. After all, His Royal Highness Annan is too young. If Albert met him ten years ago, he would be five years old. Albert wouldn’t be able to recognize him now.”
“So I guess Annan should be from the neighboring country or state. Considering that he is now in the Freezing Water Port, I guess blindly for now that he may be the son of Austere-Winter’s Grand Duke.”
Delicious Wind Goose replied slowly, “There’s a good possibility of that. I’m just not clear what Annan’s motive is and where did the original Don Juan go.”
The next moment, a glimmering panel flashed before the eyes of the four of them.
[Half a month after passing through the sea of gray mists, you gradually recovered some of your lost memories and finally realized the contradictions in your identity.]
[You have recalled your mission and the true identity of “Don Juan Geraint” whom you swore allegiance to—]
[—Annan·Austere-Winter. Youngest son of Austere-Winter’s Grand Duke, first heir to Austere-Winter Dukedom.]
[But, you have a lot of doubts in your heart.]
[Why are you here? Why are you in the Noah Kingdom? Why are you staying in this remote Freezing Water Port?]
[Where is the real Don Juan Geraint?]
[During the time you lost your memory, what happened?]
[The lord you serve, why did he protect you in silence? And… Do you weak mortal guards have the ability to protect a son of a Grand Duke?]
[Acquired the main mission: Embarking on the path of transcendence.]
[Mission requirement: Obtain the Bronze Rank Soul, and advance into a transcended (1/1).]
After the four of them realized the contradiction with Annan’s identity, a large amount of data flow suddenly flashed in front of them. Then, they acquired a new main mission.
Then, without waiting for them to think further, the stream of texts continued to flow downward after a short pause.
[You have completed the main mission: Embarking on the path of transcendence.]
[Obtained Don Juan Geraint’s affection rating 1000.]
[Till now, you finally got the belated transcended power.]
[No matter what burden Annan is carrying or what enemy Annan is fighting against, you are already determined to help him.]
[You will serve him, protect him, and be loyal to him with an immortal body.]
[Even in the face of the deities, still unwavering.]
[Obtained a limited-time main mission: Guardian (Remaining access time 7:22:03).]
[Mission requirement: In the coming disaster, protect the people you want to protect, and make sure that Annan survives.]
The four of them were taken aback and looked at each other.
After that, Lin Yiyi quickly visited the forum.
Other players who saw Lin Yiyi’s post also got the main quest line of “embarking on the road to transcendence.” One by one, the players looked dumbfounded. Then, they went to inform those players who didn’t read the forum to quickly “head to the forum and accept the mission.”
But they didn’t get the limited-time main quest line because of their insufficient level.
“So close!” Lin Yiyi exclaimed, “If we didn’t realize this, would we miss this limited-time main mission?”
“But, the rest of the players are aware of this and have already missed this main mission.” Delicious Wind Goose said slowly, “That’s because their levels aren’t enough.
“If you want to receive this main mission, you must get excellent evaluation ratings or above in ‘the Tribulation of Black Fire’ and ‘the Disaster of Roseburg.’ Also, you have to clear the first few levels in the nightmares.
“In other words, those main missions play a screening role from the start. We have fallen prey to the calculation of the system from the very beginning.”
Delicious Wind Goose carefully analyzed and said, “The system screens out players who have excellent abilities in both ‘reality’ and ‘nightmare’ while eliminating those who are weaker.
“I speculate that we may form a party to challenge the world’s boss monster soon. This may be the starting mission of a large dungeon instance.”
“Just like opening the Gates of Ahn’Qiraj ?” Lin Yiyi couldn’t help but ask.
She didn’t expect that she would be able to participate in this kind of large-scale world mission that progressed the main storyline of the world one day.
Delicious Wind Goose nodded, “Look. We happen to be four people. So it will be a five-person team after counting Annan. In the previous dungeon instance, we have teamed up once, and we have a rough idea of each other’s behavior.
“From the description of the main mission, I think this may be a protection mission. It is the type of mission that we buy time while Annan plays the main role of the critical moment.”
Delicious Wind Goose analyzed it with reason and evidence.
The other three nodded.
However, in actual fact, Annan crafted these two main missions early in advance.
The players did find out a little late.
Annan planned from the beginning that when the player began to doubt his identity, he would throw the first mission out. In this way, players would only suddenly realize that this was part of the “game mechanics” and “game content.”
But Annan didn’t know whether his acting skill was superb or whether the players’ brains were too tunneled. Why did none of them put forward this idea previously?
Fortunately, the Fourth Prince was candid enough to reveal the matter.
Otherwise, Annan would seriously have to think of ways to forcibly drop his intelligence to reveal a flaw and feed this information to the players.
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