Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code Code (Original)
A message from Artemis Fowl. Encrypted.
My dear newfound ally, if you have deciphered this code then you are of sufficient intelligence to aid me in my mission. You may have heard of the Fowl family and imagine this mission to be illegal or even dangerous. I promise you this is not the case. All I ask is that you help me to keep my memories where they belong. In my head.
There are certain forces at work that wish to deprive me of memories that are rightfully mine. These forces would wipe certain facts from my brain that are extremely important, not to mention valuable.
Who are these forces? They are magical fairies known as The People.
I know what you are thinking: this person, Artemis Fowl, has obviously lost his mind. Fairy people? He cannot honestly expect me to believe that nonsense. It is an understandable reaction. Two years ago I would have reacted exactly the same way. But a lot can change in two years.
I have seen dwarves use their cavernous mouths to dig tunnels. I have witnessed the healing power of elves and touched the flank of a noble centaur. These creatures exist. Take my word for it.
But as powerful as these creatures are, they fear one thing: humans. We are the only creatures with the power to overthrow their underground society. Our numbers could subdue even magic. So the People have decided that it is too dangerous to have a human boy with fairy knowledge in his head. Soon they will mindwipe me and this extraordinary information will disappear.
There is one way to stop this happening. I have entrusted a computer disk to a reprobate dwarf by the name of Mulch Diggums. The disk contains all my knowledge of the fairy folk. Of course, the mind wipe will cause me to forget all about the dwarf and the disk. Diggums should bring the disk to me, but common criminals are not to be trusted. I ask you to get a message to me.
The message is simple. Six words only. "Artemis Fowl must find Mulch Diggums".
Wherever you see one of the faithful clutching this book, repeat these words. The message will spread like a virus across the world, eventually reaching my ears. I will act upon it, putting all my resources into locating the mysterious Mister Diggums.
Once I find him, the disk will reactivate all my memories and the knowledge will be mine again. Do this for me and when I rule the world you shall be rewarded. Remember: "Artemis Fowl must find Mulch Diggums."
Your new friend, Artemis Fowl the Second.