Aura of overcensorship
The Aura of censorship also sometimes known as the Aura of Overcensorship is an aura that reportedly first appeared on April Fools' Day 2015.
The aura guards the hero against nasty words that would be detrimental to his/her morals. It censors certain words, most noticeably in the hero(ine)'s diary entries.
The aura can be obtained after a fight with a Censoring monster, which tends to appear very often on the first day of any month that falls after March but before May. It can be gained by killing other monsters too, like a Broadbandit for example. The aura typically lasts a maximum duration of five hours, with winning the fight leads to a shorter duration and losing the fight leads to a longer duration. After the aura wears off, the hero is _sometimes_ bestowed with a reward (e.g., gold bricks, gold coins), although this is not always the case.
This Aura may take a god by surprise, causing their hero to question if there is an error affecting the Godville app with its random occurrences of the following: <censored>, <notfunny>, <21+>, <provocative>, <questionable>, <worrisome>, and █████, among others. This aura’s effects can somewhat disconcerting to see, and thus have been described by some heroes as mildly annoying. However, rest assured that despite being under the effects of this aura your hero will still be able to sell artifacts at the same prices as usual and will be just as likely to go to taverns to spend coins on beers. Whether or not your hero regrets their choices the next day, however, typically depends on your hero’s alignment.
Examples of Aura effects
The Aura of Overcensorship can occasionally be so powerful that it even censors its own censures:
In addition to these types of diary entries, there is a chance that the quest itself will become censored. The quest name shows up as <Censored>. Completing a censored quest has the same consequences as one that is not (i.e. change of guild, epic quest, etc.), but it is unknown and/or unverified if completing a censored quest can extend the aura’s effects.
Hero gaining the aura
Here is an example of the hero acquiring the aura:
|Standard Auras||Abstinence • Audibility • Baiting • Bliss • Concussion • Confusion • Curiosity • Hoarding • Huckstering • Hunting • Immortality • Pacifism • Rage • Reviving • Totemism • Trail|
|Event Auras||Censorship • Overcensorship • Spookiness • ██████████|