Aura of overcensorship

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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

!Hero's Diary
10:33 AM Theoretically, I should have won that <questionable>. Practically, the result was different. And <provocative>.
!Hero's Diary
10:20 Suddenly found myself completely healthy, standing in the arena. No doubt the <questionable> One <provocative> me to kick somebody's butt!
!Hero's Diary
10:20 I worked my hardest on this, but it really seems to be just like the original. Finally completed my quest to make a prequel to a sequel. Got some experience and a golden brick after a long, <questionable> cutscene.
!Hero's Diary
10:18 Took a heavy blow to the head with consummate ease. For some reason, monsters seem to be under the impression that this part of me is <censored>.
!Hero's Diary
10:16 Killed the Mortal Wombat and achieved my ultimate <censored>. That is if my ultimate <censored> was owning 19 gold coins.

The Aura of Overcensorship can occasionally be so powerful that it even censors its own censures:

!Hero's Diary
10:45 PM My Lord, you don't even want to know what I had to do to complete that quest. Though I wouldn't mind doing it again.
A hero's work is never done, but my <provocative> to <<provocative><questionable>> is! This golden brick is a nice reward for such a thankless job.

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:

!Hero's Diary
07:08 PM A Censoring Labracadabrador suddenly jumped out of the nearby forest shouting “I don't bite — or do I?”
!Hero's Diary
07:11 PM A giggling Censoring Labracadabrador cursed me when I turned my back and I felt a horror of <censored>.
!Hero's Diary
13:24 Met a Censoring Hobo-Cop who was not in battle with a hero. Proceeded onwards to correct the problem.
!Hero's Diary
13:27 A giggling <questionable> cursed me when I turned my back and I felt a horror of <censored>.
Auras
Standard Auras Abstinence Audibility Baiting Bliss Concussion Confusion Curiosity Hoarding Huckstering Hunting Immortality Pacifism Rage Reviving Totemism Trail
Event Auras Censorship Overcensorship Spookiness ██████████‎