— Charles Dickens
on A Tale of Two Cities (Cited in Volume 2: Faceless)[Note 1]
Faceless is the second volume of the Lord of the Mysteries series written by Cuttlefish That Loves Diving. It details the story of Klein Moretti as arrives in Backlund, adopts a new identity as Sherlock Moriarty, and then becomes involved in the various plots there.
Title Meaning Edit
The title Faceless refers not just to Klein's promotion to sequence 6 Faceless, but also to the faceless people who lived and died on East Backlund as some of the backbone members of society. Although their stories were rarely known, their contributions were invaluable. The spotlight on Old Kohler and Liz's family was the author's attempt at portraying just some of the stories of these faceless people.
Finally, the title also refers to Klein's changing identity, how he is not really Sherlock Moriarty, nor Klein Moretti, but Zhou Mingrui. He has a different mask for every situation, so in the end, his face does not capture his true self.
In Backlund, Klein took the identity of Sherlock Moriarty, a private detective. Because of Ian Wright’s commission, he was involved in a conspiracy conflict with the Intis intelligence and MI9. Klein hired Sharron for three-days as a bodyguard. He killed Rosago with the help of Sharron and obtained the potion formulas through sequence 7 to 5 of the Fool Pathway.
After discovering the conspiracy of the descent of the True Creator through Lanevus, Klein let Miss Justice inform the Church. While Lanevus successfully fled into the sewer. Klein successfully achieved part 1 of his revenge plan by killing Lanevus. However, this alerted the authorities to the presence of some mysterious Tarot master.
Klein advanced to sequence 7 Magician not long after that and successfully steals the Black Emperor Card of Blasphemy in Roselle Memorial Exhibition. Klein then killed Capim, the human trafficker and gained the name The Hero Bandit Black Emperor and with other grand performances. He successfully digested the Magician potion before advancing to sequence 6 Faceless.
Once again, he involved in another plot of Ince Zangwill. He let Miss Justice inform the church about the Primordial Demoness’s awakening. Klein interrupted the True Creator’s attempted descent ritual and barely managed to escape from Mr. A through some fortuitous luck by the "0-17" Angel of Concealment. Meanwhile, the Lady Despair spread plagues smog hovered over the Backlund, over 21,000 people in East Borough died. Klein suspected this Great Smog is a big plot corporate with the royal family and military faction.
In the new year, Klein changed his identity once again and went to the Sonia Sea to find the traces of the mermaid in order to advance to sequence 5 Marionettist.
— September 1349 ～ January 1350
|Sunday, September 16, 1349||214-216|
|Monday, September 17, 1349||216-221||
|Thursday, September 20, 1349||221-223||
|Friday, September 21, 1349||223-226||
|Saturday, September 22, 1349||227-232||
|Sunday, September 23, 1349||232-234||
|Monday, September 24, 1349||234-241|
|Wednesday, September 26, 1349||243-245|
|Thursday, September 27, 1349||245-253||
|Saturday, September 29, 1349||258-263||
|Monday, October 1, 1349||264-269||
|Tuesday, October 2, 1349||269-272|
|Saturday, October 6, 1349||278-282||
|Sunday, October 7, 1349||282-285||
|Monday, October 8, 1349||285-294||
|Wednesday, October 10, 1349||295-298||
|Saturday, October 13, 1349||304-309|
|Monday, October 15, 1349||310-316||
|Tuesday, October 16, 1349||316-322|
|Monday, October 22, 1349||340-343||
|Thursday, October 25, 1349||345-351||
|Friday, October 26, 1349||351-355|
|Monday, October 29, 1349||357-366||
|Thursday, November 1, 1349||372-382||
|Saturday, November 3, 1349||386-389|
|Monday, November 5, 1349||390-401||
|Tuesday, November 6, 1349||401-406||
|Wednesday, December 15, 1349||409-419|
|Thursday, December 16, 1349||419-430||
|Friday, December 17, 1349||430-435||
|Saturday, December 18, 1349||435-437|
|Monday, December 20, 1349||439-443||
|Tuesday, December 21, 1349||443-448||
|Thursday, December 23, 1349||450-453|
|Friday, December 24, 1349||453-459|
|Monday, December 27, 1349||459-467||
|Tuesday, December 28, 1349||467-481||
|Friday, December 31, 1349||482||
|Monday, January 3, 1350||482||
- ↑ Appeared in Chapter 482, the last chapter of the Volume 2.
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