The Faceless Poet froze slightly because Annan’s attitude toward Her seemed distant and indifferent.
Then, She quickly realized something.
The girl with the crow mask blurted, “Have you lost your memory already?”
“Why do you say that?” Annan raised his eyebrow.
Pretending to be as casual as possible, Annan asked casually.
However, he did notice a particular word usage — [already].
As if the Faceless Poet wasn’t surprised or sad that he didn’t remember Her, She didn’t expect it to happen at this time.
If my conjecture is correct…
Then, this is the evidence for “another possibility” of me transmigrating into this world.
Maybe… I didn’t arrive at the beach at Freezing Water Port immediately after transmigration.
I have three pieces of evidence to prove that for now.
In “Nightmare: White Tower”, Maria accidentally mentioned that her younger brother had a warm personality, but the Austere-Winter family was born with a Winter Heart and could not feel happiness;
In “Nightmare: The Great Hunt”, Annan, who was young in the past, made a similar choice to himself;
Most importantly, the “Book of Truth” only emerged gradually after a new concept was born.
The Silver Sire would not be born before “trading” emerged in civilization. Similarly, the Red Knight would not be born before “wars” happened. That was because the Book of Truth, which made them become deities, had not yet appeared at that time.
The time when the Book of Truth fragments spawned in Don Juan was much earlier than when Annan woke up.
If Annan came to this world much earlier, and he lost his memory in this world because of something, it would explain many things.
But then, another problem arose.
Five years ago, the Man in the Mirror held a taboo ritual and risked putting himself to death and then reborn as a deity because there was no new, blank Book of Truth at that time.
If the Book of Truth appeared earlier than “Nightmare: White Tower”, then the Man in the Mirror seemed to have no reason to take the risk.
In the face of Annan’s probing question, the Faceless Poet thought silently.
“I can’t tell you.” Contrary to Annan’s expectations, the Faceless Poet finally replied, “It’s your own decision.”
“My own decision?” This unexpected answer surprised Annan.
No, wait… Annan suddenly noticed something.
He suddenly recalled another event. The last time he saw Benjamin was when he had learned from Benjamin that “the Leviathan’s air” remained around him.
“Leviathan” was one of the three giant monsters raised by the Mysterious Lady.
Its status should be equivalent to the highest level of “envoy”.
If this name was the same thing as the “Leviathan” on Earth that Annan knew, it should be a gigantic undersea female beast that resided on the bottom of the sea. The name “Leviathan” itself had the meaning of “crevice” and “vortex”.
It might not be sensible to determine the monster’s identity through its name with the possibility of committing a fallacy.
But considering the terrain where he landed, Annan could tentatively believe that the “Leviathan” of this world did indeed live in the sea.
So, what if the previous Annan was prepared for his “amnesia”?
According to Annan’s typical behavior, him appearing at Freezing Water Port should be a hint. Even if he lost his memory, there was no need to come to the Noah Kingdom and the Freezing Water Port. The Rotten Man had left, and the Old Grandmother was about to wake up. Coupled with Maria’s protection, returning to the Austere-Winter was a more convenient option.
Since Leviathan could send him to the Freezing Water Port, the Leviathan should also be able to send him back to Austere-Winter.
Unless the Freezing Water Port carried a special meaning.
Annan quickly thought of something.
The unique feature of the Freezing Water Port was the only “Nightmare: Gallery”.
The unique mechanism of “reenactment” in the gallery nightmare rendered the challenger losing his memory once he failed.
The reason for this mechanism was that the “gallery” was not a complete past event.
The essence of the nightmare was the projection of the dream world into reality with the soul as the cornerstone.
What was special about the gallery was that the soul that made up this nightmare, Elle, didn’t die under the Venerated Skeleton’s protection.
Elle could still gain new memories of what happened afterward. What happened after everyone else entered the nightmare was still a “reality in progress” to her.
Unlike other nightmares, it was a “story that happened in the past”.
In other words…
“Is it because of the enemy’s attack?” Annan asked tentatively.
If he suffered amnesia, there was only one possibility for the former self and the current self to not know the truth.
Annan suddenly had the need to voluntarily discard a large number of memories. At the same time, those were crucial memories that couldn’t be browsed and viewed by the Soul Snatch Wizards, so he could only opt for “factory reset”.
For example, the memory could be contaminated by something; or to achieve a particular purpose and meet a specific condition, he must forget something and return to the blank slate.
Of course, it was also possible that Annan was attacked or severely injured, and amnesia was the only way to survive.
Facing Annan’s question, the Faceless Poet couldn’t help but let out some sharp laughter, “That’s impossible, Annan.
“You may have forgotten a lot. Let me reveal some information for the time being so that you can rest assured.
“In the Noah Kingdom, there is the Silver Sire and me. There are also two honorary deitydesses in the Underground Falteration, the Old Grandmother in the Austere-Winter, the Paper Princess in the United Kingdom, the Father Stone, the Duo-Songwriter, and three upright deities in the Papal Kingdom. If the enemy you are talking about is the Rotten Man, he is not quite worthy.
“He’s too young. He doesn’t even know your value to this world.”
“What’s the value in me then?” Annan asked in confusion.
Judging from what the Faceless Poet uttered, it seemed like he had communicated with many upright deities.
But after hearing this, the girl wearing the crow mask paused, then shook Her head decisively, “I am the Deity of Secrets.”
“Then, can you just mention when…”
“I refuse~no~” Before Annan could finish speaking, the Faceless Poet folded Her hands in front of Her and sang an out-of-tune song loudly, overshadowing Annan’s voice and forcibly interrupting Annan’s words.
She looked at Annan’s distressed look and gave a weird chuckle, “I was wondering why the Paper Princess suddenly came to Noah. She turns out to be looking for you. So when you want to see Her, leave this place and head to the streets. The Paper Princess can smell you, so you don’t need to go to Her.”
“But even if you say so…” I still have no memories of the Paper Princess either.
“Hahahaha, don’t be like this, Annan. Forgetting is not a bad thing. Knowledge has a weight to it, and the more powerful the knowledge, the heavier it is. Unfortunately, you don’t have the awareness or the capability to carry the knowledge forward.”
“Is Silver Rank not enough either?”
“Stop probing me. I won’t say anything. The same is true for the two ladies. But if you are lucky enough to meet Miss Lucky, She might reveal a couple more words.”
The petite girl said with a smile. Then, Her body gradually melted into black mud again, and her voice slowly blurred, “Since it is not the time to catch up, I will head off first.
“The Noah Kingdom is not a good and safe place at this time. But since you chose to come here, it should be the Lady’s plan.
“The Lady taught us that secrets lose their magic if they are told. We should let nature take its course.”
The black mud made a shrill, damp sound, laughing and blending into the ground, “Hey, I’ll watch over you nicely, and I will record all of this properly!”
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