The Neon Nimbus is a protective barrier of invisible energy that's been imbued with Ne and electrically charged--often for theatrical effect--but with the added advantage of visually locating the equipment with ease.
|Description||A vestigial aura of God Particles|
The base Nimbus equipment has changed very little over time in both effectiveness and capability. Neon Nimbus, however, have varied greatly in size, shape and coloring through out history. The owner, or wearer of a Neon Alteration greatly influences the final look of the overall presentation intentionally and unintentionally.
The effectiveness of the equipment also somewhat varies. Durability of the aura remains constant but the visual appearance can have practical as well as psychological effects.
Since the advent of the Neon Nimbus alteration, a spike in demand has led to knock-offs and imitation Neon equipment. This makes care and maintenance more complicated should the owner bother with such trivial matters.
The origins of the first Nimbi or Nimbuses have been obscured, tainted or down-right lost long before mortals started keeping records of any kind.
Legends and myths verbally passed down not only pre-date all written records and information, they generally serve as the source material for anything written (sic). Though the protection and level of general discomfort when wearing a Neon Nimbus has caused observation of an aura comparable to God power, no God has revealed its true nature. In fact, when politely asked by a random hero|ine, Gods often send lightning bolts or messages such as: "Try again later" or "Ask another God."
Some of the less popular theories include God's harassing early mortals and other creatures by whisking them up to the Troposhphere and shouting, "Look at the Nim-bus-ile!" This theory has been tested, but unfortunately every body (carcass) discovered after plummeting several miles back to the earth, has fallen flat.
While the origin of the origin(al) Nimbi is shrouded with mystery and disenchantment, the modern Neon Alteration which affects all currently known Nimbi is well documented by its creator. This information is indesputable.
It was an un-named Angel of Death Metal, by the name of Stewart, that had enough of being thwarted by invisible equipment--according to his own Monster Diary. Upon witnessing a God electrify a hero|ine--who was named but the angel consistently references as Incognito--he noticed a temporary wash of color bedazzle his eyes, eminating from the hero|ine's head. Centuries of experimentation led him to the conclusion and discovery that (some of) the invisible barriers protecting mortals could be made visible, when varying degrees of electric current were applied.
The exact steps, conclusions and findings of the multiple experiments cannot be found here. A later dairy page reveals that the vile monster had, over an untold amount of time, collected every Nimbus ever created and augmented them so that they would be anything (literally) but invisible. Since then, all Nimbus headgear is designated Neon Nimbus equipment, with the archaic Nimbus designation now obsolete.
While the angel initially achieved its goal, as the equipment could be identified by the bright neon color; the unfortunate by-product was an increase in demand for flashy head gear and the subsequent rise of similar products, with a growing market for reproduction. The new iteration also made it much easier for owners to locate their Nimbi. Summarized by one God's message to their hero|ine while exploring a dungeon, "It's the only glowing object in the cave you twit!"
While the aura realized-potential of the nimbus is infinite, the coloring dissipates over time. Regular cleaning and approved chemical treatments are advisable, albeit infrequently required, longevity applications.
Remember to use only Ne-on® approved elements or compounds. Substitutes such as Argon, Radon, Xenon and similar compositions, along with artificially synthesized molecules or gas blends, may not mix well with existing Neon applications. If your Neon Nimbus is specifically tailored for a blend of Noble gasses and/or uses a different method of ionizing molecules than simple alternating or direct current; reference your Neon Nimbus' specific user manual for care and maintenance instructions.
- Distracting for enemies, angry spouses and annoying children
- Has the whole unexplainable aura effect. See Auras for a better explanation of unexplainable auras
- Completely customizable as long as you're ultimately going for something random and unique
- Gets hot with prolonged use
- May be fashionably out-of-date depending on geographic region, local trends and the wearer's age
- Not to be confused with the standard Godville Aura, which is usually a finite enigma similar but not exact in its essence.
- This is currently being disputed.
- This isn't a typo. The diary referenced, and culminating much of the known history of Nimbi, was eventually revealed to have been a loose page that had been torn from a diary of unknown origin. It's suspected the diary was repurposed to scribble out a derelict God's grocery shopping list.
- Ne-on® might be a registered trademark somewhere for someone but we here at Godville strive for erroneous information and partial explanations designed to humor you more than educate you. Consider yourself served.