Aura of confusion
|Aura of confusion|
|Effect||Annoyingly difficult to read diary entries|
|Colour||Varies by writing style (ЯED, wolleY, dEEp bLuE)|
The aura of confusion (along with the historically-named auras of contusion and concussion) - unlike most other auras - is mostly caused by a curse implanted on your heroine or hero from a dying monster. While under this aura's influence, the affected heroine has a lot of trouble making sense.
For April Fools Day 2012, three new auras were introduced to the game: auras of confusion, concussion, and contusion, each with a slightly different effect on the diary. These auras were a success, and the three effects were all rolled together into a single aura of confusion, which has stayed as a permanent game feature since.
Obtaining the aura
The Aura of Confusion can either be given to the unsuspecting heroine by killing a monster on the field (although it's extremely rare as one won't encounter it for months on end):
Or as a possible side-effect from consuming/activating an autumn mushroom artifact:
Note: Glowing Special monsters will never hand out this aura to their victor upon their own demise. Neither can it be obtained from activatable artifacts granting a random aura (with the exception of the aforementioned mushrooms) nor from the Godville Times' crossword completion.
The aura causes the affected heroine to lack any control (beyond just writing in their diary) with their surroundings which makes her feel dumb and lack any confidence.
Its duration is usually very short compared to other auras - around 15 minutes. It's possible to cure this aura by activating an aura activatable artifact to get a different beneficial (or even detrimental) aura, or by losing to a glowing special monster (or death, which works when no other choice is left.)
Or perhaps a divine influence from a goddess or god by encouraging/punishing their stricken heroine. So, a little praise, or maybe a few lightning bolts to the head, but best of all is back to the tavern for a few refreshing ales to try to mitigate the circumstances... or make it worse.
Besides it being a cosmetic change, what makes this aura a real annoyance to your heroine is the fact that she won't be able to write normal diary entries temporarily.
From the moment the aura manifests, any future diary entries will have their writing style altered into one of three quirks until the very end of its duration.
ALLCAPS AИD CУЯILLIC
Akin to a heroine breaking a magic mirror, she might write with the aura of confusion everything spelled backwards:
Some letters may randomly alter its capitalization letter by letter:
There is a unique diary entry when the curse is lifted after the time had run out:
Any entries that would appear in the Third Eye while the aura was active will retain the writing quirk there.
- Godville Blog, post 127: Poetry & Gathering
- Stumbled upon a slain hero clutching a small parchment that read: 'Your life insurance claim is being processed'.
|Standard Auras||Abstinence • Audibility • Baiting • Bliss • Confusion • Curiosity • Hoarding • Huckstering • Hunting • Immortality • Pacifism • Rage • Saving • Spookiness • Totemism • Trail|
|Event Auras||Censorship • Overcensorship • ██████████|