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Nier Replicant guide: Forest of Myth answers walkthrough

Answer the riddles in the dream forest

Nier Replicant guide: Forest of Myth answers walkthrough Image: Toylogic/Square Enix via Polygon

When Popola sends you to Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139…’s Forest of Myth, you’ll quickly find yourself trapped in the Deathdream (and a text adventure).

There are three people to speak to in the Forest of Myth. Their locations are shown on the map below.

In this Nier Replicant remake guide, we’ll give you the answers to every riddle and maze so you can break the seal of the Deathdream and free the villagers.

Nier Replicant Forest of Myth answers and walkthrough
Forest of Myth mayor and villager locations.
Graphic: Jeffrey Parkin | Sources: Toylogic/Square Enix via Polygon

Nier Replicant Forest of Myth Mayor riddle answers

When you first enter the Forest of Myth, speak to the mayor. After a long conversation and some reading, you’ll be faced with your first riddle:

One with it is lacking. Two with it is ideal.
Three with it is dangerous. What is it?

Choose “The answer is … a secret” as your first answer.

A little more text about a rippling pond presents you with the second riddle:

I enter through the window, but break no glass.
When night falls, I vanish. What am I?

Choose “Sunlight!” as your second answer.

When your text adventure leads you to a cottage and an old man, you’ll get your third and final riddle:

I have four legs in the morning and two at noon, but end the night with three. What am I?

Choose “A man” for your final answer.

As a reward, you’ll receive the Dark Execution Sealed Verse.

Nier Replicant Forest of Myth villager 1 answers

From the mayor, continue to the villager at the north edge of the Forest of Myth. Speak with them to enter this person’s dream.

After further text adventures, answer:

  • “… and proceed north”
  • “… and proceed east”
  • “… and proceed north”
  • “… and proceed east”
  • After a lovely description of a feast, choose “… and proceed north.”

Nier Replicant Forest of Myth villager 2 riddle answer

From the first villager, continue east and a little south across the path to find another villager.

After one more text adventure through the City of Art, you’ll find three statues — Alpha, Beta, and Gamma. A bird will tell you:

Only one form is real. The others are false.
The real form will always speak the truth.
The false ones will only speak lies.

When they come to life, Alpha will assert that they are real, Beta will insist Alpha is lying and that they are real, and Gamma will say Beta is lying and that they are real. When prompted, respond with “The real one is Beta.” (Grimoire Weiss will break down the logic behind it after you answer.)

Collect your reward

Once both villagers are freed from the Deathdream, return to the mayor. He will give you the one-handed sword Faith.

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