The Hanoi Project (ハノイプロジェクト Hanoi Purojekuto), also known as the Lost Incident (ロスト
10 years before the present, six children were kidnapped by an initially unknown organization. During six months of captivity, the children were imprisoned separately in rooms with nothing but VR equipment. They were forced to Duel in a virtual arena where if they did not win, they were electrocuted and starved. After the children were rescued, the incident was covered up.
In the aftermath of the incident, several of the children suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, with some taking years of therapy to recover, while others have not recovered at all. As the person to whom the mysterious voice belonged to was not amongst the rescued, Yusaku believes they may still be captured.
The project's name is the main reason why Yusaku and Kolter suspect the Knights of Hanoi of a major involvement in the incident and thus why they pursue them. Varis confirmed his knowledge of the incident during his Duel with Yusaku while Kiyoshi, Kyoko Taki and Faust were all present during the incident, watching the victims' suffering.
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The appearance of the white room
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The 8-digit number (99999999) shown on the wall at the start of the incident
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The 8-digit number (68821000) shown on the wall sometime during the incident
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The reward for winning a Duel
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The penalty for losing a Duel
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Yusaku being electrocuted for losing a Duel
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The true appearance of the white room
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The door leading into the white room