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| Your highness..                                    /\       |
| Princess Zelda, I'm sorry for the delay. Is       /  \      |
| it wrong of me to quit, possibly. In another     /____\     |
| reality perhaps I'll save you. Another day,     /\    /\    |
| another life, a better Link. Castle Hyrule is  /  \  /  \   |
| surrounded by evil.                           /____\/____\  |
|                                                             |
| Oh princess, my failures are my own, but they have affected |
| you, the one I pledged to save, as your appointed knight.   |
| I have re-taken the Divine Beasts, but Calamity Gannon is   |
| simply too strong. Please Zelda, run. Flee this disaster.   |
| Find new champions, a new knight, that can better serve you.|
| I, we, your chosen, can no longer save you.                 |
|                                                             |
| We. Have. Failed. You.                                      |
|                                                             |
| No, I have failed you.                                      |
|                                                             |
| Zelda, I'm sorry.                                           |
|                                                             |
| I should have been faster, better, stronger, for you, to    |
| save you, I should have tried harder. But I didn't.         |
|                                                             |
| From your failed knight,                                    |
| Link                                                        |
|        Post to: Floor 2 - Wing 15 - Corridor 17 - Room 10   |
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Zelda was busily fighting Gannon when she received this ridiculous postcard from Link. Why can't link save her?

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  • $\begingroup$ I can't find much, but someone else will probably be able to: here's a paste of only ., (morse code maybe?), save some work pastebin.com/5ibkX0cr $\endgroup$ – Quintec Feb 1 '18 at 1:58
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The reason is:

Link doesn't remember Zelda

I believe this to be the case based on two hints.

1)

As "thecoder16" states in the comments, removing everything but the characters "." and "," gives a morse code message, changing the commas (,) to dashes (-)

2)

The "Post to:" address at the end contains the numbers 2, 15, 17, 10, which happen to add to 44, the same length as the morse code message

So using these hints,

Break up the morse code message into four blocks of lengths from hint (2) to get .. -.-..--..----.- .-..--.---.....-. -.-----..-

and then

convert this to English to get the phrase "I can't remember you"

I'm honestly not sure if this is right but it seemed to work out well enough.

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  • $\begingroup$ 100% correct! It makes more sense if you'd played BOTW, specifically. $\endgroup$ – Asteria Feb 1 '18 at 5:04

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