Anew uses a unique resource called "Navitas". He has a maximum amount of 1000 Navitas and does not regenerate any Navitas while awake.
"Good Evening, Ladies and Gentlemen! Boys and Girls! Children of All Ages! Let me tell you about our Resident Cutee, Anew! The Bearer of Nightmares and the Bringer of Dreams! He who puts on a show of beauty bringing both dreams and nightmares to life! Guess what ladies and gentlemen this is only when he is asleep! When he is awake, he performs incredible spectacles using multi-colored sand dust to astound you! Creating moving creatures like unicorns, griffins, and dragons using his sand! Anew is truly amazing!" _______________________________________________________________________________________________ My life now is pretty great, especially after I joined the circus. I didn't like it before i joined... It had so much cruelty, too much painful memories, so much loneliness. I used to live in a village just outside the border of Ionia. It was a quiet, tranquil place, my mom and dad just moved there when they were pregnant with me. of course with my luck, the village was infected by a plague that spread and killed both my mother and my father 2 years after i was born.
I had to live on the streets, begging for food and trying to fend for myself. it really wasn't that bad. Till one day, I had chosen to sleep by the Fountain in the middle of the village. I just had my first dream, I was eating a giant chocolate marshmallow but then when i woke up there were cracks on the floor and the fountain looked like it was gonna break, I didn't know what to do but the villagers were whispering around me, pointing at me and the look of fear in their eyes made me run into an alley way just to hide from them. There were some days where I didn't wake up with crack all over me but that was only when I had nightmares and I only have nightmares when the village children started beating me up and calling me a monster, freak, and abomination but what was weird was that they had eye bag a week of after my nightmares started. this happened regularly they would come, i would turn into a ball, and they started beating me up while they screamed names at me.
till one night i awoke from my sleep in the middle of the night and i was surrounded by the villagers. they had torches and pitchforks. bubbles were in the air and mucus was all over the ground around me and the village. i could also see dust but i couldn't explain it the villagers started shouting and screaming at me and that's when it happened... a bubble popped and a dead body fell in front of me. then they shouted louder calling me monster saying it was my fault. i felt like i had to run and i was going to till i sneezed and everybody in the village slept. i didn't know what to do, confused i left the village to go to the city... i lost something that day... i don't know what though... little did i know the villagers never woke up not even till this day.
And when I met the Alleron and his group of bandits all of whom had seemed to have lost something, their leader Alleron looked me in the eyes with his single one and he smiled at me. and thought me how to steal by using the abilities that people had called me monster for. I dropt dust on their eyes, giving them nightmares and dreams making them fall asleep.
when the Circus was formed, What was shown to me was a shadow with a smile on his face. the Shadow touched me and i felt joy and happiness again. i felt complete after a long time i felt complete again... and then the pain started and i fainted...
I woke up in circus clothing and had paint on my face, and i remember the first thing I said. Initiata est Delicia.
"Dream A Better Dream -Anew"
Authors Explantion on the Phantom Circus and The Lore Above
This is in his point of view so let me tell a summary of what happened in third person The boy in the village who had a dream first caused snores the created tremors over the village. then that was when had started beating him and his nightmares started to form and shadows of terrible creatures haunted them. then the bubbles that started to carry villagers and dropping them to their deaths. he had figured this out and had lost all semblance of a smile and of happiness in his life. the Phantom circus makes its performers complete in exchange for their cooperation and loyalty to the circus. thus comes Arikka's arm and Alleron's eye. what Anew lost was his smile. for those who think that its too light or something does not make sense please do tell me. so I'll answer the question