I have discovered a number of ways in
which vast numbers of people can forget something important.
The most total seems to be Minarian Memory Removal.
Memory removal was first identified by Minarius of Estkepo.
When it occurs, all mental, intellectual, and rational
memories are removed from existance. The removed memory
may be an event, action or ability.
It should not
be mistaken for a memory block, first identified by
Vaxtangu of Garnatal, before the Dawning. In a memory
block, the memory may return. The best known memory
block is the temporary memory-loss suffered by everyone
when Gbaji was born, which was identified by Minarius
a centuary after the Gbaji wars were over. Minarius
noticed that some people, both tribes and individuals
had not yet recovered their thoughts of this event.
He thus recognised that people and spirits not only
could recover their past, but that they sometimes had
Memory Removal is much more drastic, for there is no
chance that the memory can be recovered at all. It is
simply removed from existence.
not be confused with Janaxian Extermination of Ideas,
which occurred at the end of the Second Age. It seems
apparent that the God Learners (who were evil magical
philosophers) learned some forbidden magical knowledge
which offended the Gods to the extent that it threatened
the Cosmic Compromise. Subsequent natural disasters
and war ruined the God Learner's civilization, and then
special agents, spirits, and avengers hunted down everyone
who retained the memory of the frbidden thought. Also
destroyed was everyone who might have had a memory and
their kin. The Janaxian Extermination seems to have
been effective, for no one today remembers what the
The best known
example of the Minarian Memory Removal occurred at the
end of the Second Age when the Dragons betrayed the
humans of the EWF. In this circumstance the process
seems to have been the ability to speak or think
Draconic by humanity was completely lost. When this
vanished many ideas were lost and a vast amount of understanding
of draconic ideas went with it.
My fear in
discovering this is that if most facts and ideas about
the EWF can be driven out from the minds of humans,
what would occur if some other idea was driven out?
Can we be forced to forget how to make fires, or how
to read and write, or how to ride horses? What if something
as abstract as freedom was erased? What if something
as fundamental as memory itself was forgotten?
of this are such that I am reluctant to pursue these
studies anymore, and would ask that my notes be placed
into confined storage.