Diary of a Hero
The diary of a hero is a window into the hero's highly confusing world into which their god can gaze with fascination. It occupies the center of the hero page of the game and as such serves as the main monitoring system for the use of checking up on a hero. It is a widely known fact that although heroes have approximately the same intelligence as a rubber hammer, they make up for this by being literately educated and this enables them to write status updates on their life, in a small book which is carried around everywhere. This is their diary which is often decorated, either with skulls, hearts or an array of stars. The colour of the cover varies too but heroes have the type of imagination which results in it being either black or pink (depending on the gender of the hero). Diaries also have lots of pages in them. Details on the diaries of heroes like this can be gleaned from the 'ads' section of the Godville Times where some heroes often place information of their desire to reclaim their lost diaries.
As for the actual number of pages in the diary that a god can view at any one time, it is invariably 10. This is because previous pages of the diary become damaged to the extent where they cannot be read by the god, because of the tiny letters, jumbled mess, or simply the hero or another living thing eats or breaks them, and every page must be 100 percent intact for the god to read, while the hero is fighting monsters (It is a common practice for heroes to write diary entries in the middle of attempting to unscrew a monster's head, so it might be damaged by the fight). However, luckily for gods, the eye of the beholder helpfully extracts and stores the most important diary entries for safe keeping. The diary entries themselves are time-stamped so a god can keep in chronological touch with their hero. Most diary entries are funny (who knew heroes were this funny? Actually, they aren't, see here) although the majority serve to keep a record of the hero's progress, noting down events such as the purchase of new equipment or the slaughtering of a troublesome monster.
Occasionally the hero will take one look at their diary and realise that the blood stains, torn pages and ruined spine of the poor book don't do its owner much credit. The hero therefore buys a new book and bins the old one, thus resetting the diary to one entry along the lines of 'bought a new diary'. At other times a dragon may come along and rip out a page in the diary for no apparent reason, also causing a part of the diary to be resetted. However, the resetting of the diary never affects the eye of the beholder. Also, a hero may occasionally run out of space, as evidenced by certain diary entries. (See here).
The Colour of Diary Entries
Heroes like to own a collection of coloured pens with which to write different types of diary entries:
- Black - the hero has done something with no input from their god whatsoever.
- Blue - this indicates an influence from the hero's own god and clickable links when underlined.
- Gray - if you have random shouts enabled, this is what your hero hears from other gods.
- Red - used to show the influence of a rival hero's god in the middle of a duel