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This Aura, unlike most, is caused by a '''curse''' that is put on your hero/heroine by a dying monster. While under this aura's influence, the affected hero/heroine ''writes every entry backwards''.  
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The '''aura of confusion''', unlike most, is usually caused by a ''curse'' that is put on your {{hero or heroine|or=1}} by a dying [[monster]]. While under this aura's influence, the affected {{hero or heroine}} has a ''lot'' of trouble making sense.  
  
It will wear off by itself after an hour or fifteen minutes, depending on the strength of the monster. A '''God''' may take pity on their stricken Hero and may be able to cure this aura by encouraging them.
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==History==
  
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.
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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.
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With the introduction in September 2019 of Autumn mushrooms seasonal event,<ref>{{cite blog|127|auto}}</ref> eating a mushroom became another possible way for {{heroes and heroines}} to catch an aura of confusion.
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==Effects==
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This aura causes the {{hero or heroine}} to write gibberish in their diary.
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It will wear off by itself after fifteen minutes to an hour. A {{God or Goddess|or=1}} may take pity on their stricken {{hero or heroine}} and may be able to cure this aura by [[encouraging]] them.
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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.
  
 
==How does a Hero obtain an Aura of Confusion?==
 
==How does a Hero obtain an Aura of Confusion?==
The Aura of Confusion is a curse caused by a monster the hero(ine) just killed:
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{{diary|text = 20:54
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The Aura of Confusion is a curse caused by a monster the {{hero or heroine}} just killed:
With its dying breath, the Presidential Seal caused me a severe confusion aura and died. Oh no...}}
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The Aura of Confusion makes your hero feel dumb and insecure about themselves:
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{{diary|text = 20:54 With its dying breath, the Presidential Seal caused me a severe confusion aura and died. Oh no...}}
{{diary|text = 21:08
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Darned aura of confusion is finally over. Good that I don’t have to feel that stupid anymore.}}
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The aura makes your {{hero or heroine}} feel dumb and insecure about themselves:
As we can learn from these two Diary Entries, the time a hero is stuck with the Aura of Confusion is very short; only 14 to 15 minutes.
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{{diary|text = 21:08 Darned aura of confusion is finally over. Good that I don’t have to feel that stupid anymore.}}
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As we can learn from these two diary entries, the time a {{hero or heroine}} is stuck with the aura is very short; usually 15 minutes.
  
 
==The annoying part...==
 
==The annoying part...==
What makes this aura a real annoyance to your hero(ine) is the fact that he/she won't be able to write normal diary entries anymore.
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What makes this aura a real annoyance to your {{hero or heroine}} is the fact that {{he or she}} won't be able to write normal diary entries anymore.
  
 
The diary will show text that looks like this:
 
The diary will show text that looks like this:
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Notice how the writing is not only capitalized, but also writes the R as an Я, the N as an И and the Y as a У.
 
Notice how the writing is not only capitalized, but also writes the R as an Я, the N as an И and the Y as a У.
  
Other ways that the hero(ine) might write with the Aura of Confusion is with everything spelled backwards:
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Other ways that the {{hero or heroine}} might write with the aura of confusion is with everything spelled backwards:
  
 
{{diary|text = 07:18 .'dessecorp gnieb si mialc ecnarusni efil ruoY' :daer taht tnemhcrap llams a gnihctulc oreh nials a nopu delbmutS}}
 
{{diary|text = 07:18 .'dessecorp gnieb si mialc ecnarusni efil ruoY' :daer taht tnemhcrap llams a gnihctulc oreh nials a nopu delbmutS}}

Latest revision as of 15:12, 9 September 2020

Auras of Godville
Aura of confusion
Confusion3.jpg
...WHaT?
Effect Annoyingly difficult to read diary entries
Colour Deep Blue

The aura of confusion, unlike most, is usually caused by a curse that is put on your hero or heroine by a dying monster. While under this aura's influence, the affected hero has a lot of trouble making sense.

History

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.

With the introduction in September 2019 of Autumn mushrooms seasonal event,[1] eating a mushroom became another possible way for heroes and heroines to catch an aura of confusion.

Effects

This aura causes the hero to write gibberish in their diary.

It will wear off by itself after fifteen minutes to an hour. A God or Goddess may take pity on their stricken hero and may be able to cure this aura by encouraging them.

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.

How does a Hero obtain an Aura of Confusion?

The Aura of Confusion is a curse caused by a monster the hero just killed:

!Hero's Diary
20:54 With its dying breath, the Presidential Seal caused me a severe confusion aura and died. Oh no...


The aura makes your hero feel dumb and insecure about themselves:

!Hero's Diary
21:08 Darned aura of confusion is finally over. Good that I don’t have to feel that stupid anymore.


As we can learn from these two diary entries, the time a hero is stuck with the aura is very short; usually 15 minutes.

The annoying part...

What makes this aura a real annoyance to your hero is the fact that he won't be able to write normal diary entries anymore.

The diary will show text that looks like this:

!Hero's Diary
21:08 PAЯTICIPATED IИ A BAИAИA-THЯOWIИG COИTEST WITH THE LOCAL MOИKEУS. ИOW I'M “FЯUITED UP” BEУOИD ALL ЯECOGИITIOИ.


Notice how the writing is not only capitalized, but also writes the R as an Я, the N as an И and the Y as a У.

Other ways that the hero might write with the aura of confusion is with everything spelled backwards:

!Hero's Diary
07:18 .'dessecorp gnieb si mialc ecnarusni efil ruoY' :daer taht tnemhcrap llams a gnihctulc oreh nials a nopu delbmutS


Or with a mix of capitalisation:

!Hero's Diary
04:57 NOthInG LIVEs In tHeSE stILl WaTers. BeTtER TRY SoMe OTHeR pLAcE neXT TIme.


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