Monochrome

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Monochrome is an illness that causes the game to appear in shades of grey. It is contracted by getting hit by an Adiyy.pngadiyy after already being monochromed by one.

The player (bottom) entering an area while under the effects of monochrome.

Official description

[ Corpus Choliys ]

On Monochrome

Carried by the adiyy bug of the Spindle-shaded musa grove, monochrome is an affliction of the eye that renders the diseased incapable of seeing color. Onset is characterized by the blurring of vision over several days, followed by the complete loss of chromatic perception.

Honey and yuckwheat are sometimes effective at halting the color blindness. To cure the affliction once color sight is lost, however, the patient must ingest one dram of unadulterated [random liquid] and then immediately subject themselves to the detonation of a flashbang grenade. Somehow the vision scrambling effect resets the victim's perceptors, and color sight is restored.


Contracting and Onset

An Adiyy.pngadiyy attack that penetrates a creature will inflict them with monochromed for 50-100 turns.[1] If an adiyy attack penetrates a monochromed target, they will get the message "Your vision blurs." and contract blurry vision.

blurry vision
ID

MonochromeOnset

Effect Type

Metabolic, Circulatory, Illness, Negative, Removable

blurry vision

Vision is blurred.

Blurry vision by itself has no effects. However, every day after the initial contraction (1,200 turns), the creature with blurry vision must make a toughness save of difficulty 13. If this succeeds, the message "You feel a bit better." shows up in the message log, and the stage decreases by 1. This save can be made easier by eating Honey.pnghoney or an unpreserved Yuckwheat stem.pngyuckwheat stem for a +2 bonus, but these do not stack if both are consumed. Any cooking effects that increases saves against disease like The Porridge will add the +3 bonus in addition to to the +2. Note that unlike glotrot, you cannot cure monochrome using the cure in this stage.

If the save fails ("Your vision blurs."), the stage increases by 1. Blurry vision will be cured if the stage goes down to -2 before 5 days have passed("Your vision clears up."). If the stage progresses past stage 2 or more than 5 days have passed, the blurry vision will progress into full monochrome.

Full Onset

Monochrome
ID

Monochrome

Effect Type

Metabolic, Circulatory, Illness, Negative, Removable

Monochrome

Sees shades of only a single color.

If the player is inflicted with monochrome, the entire game will appear only in shades of grey. This also effects the UI unless "exclude the UI from full screen effects" is checked in the options menu. This is merely a cosmetic effect, but limits how much information can be seen by just looking. Note that this occurs even when "Disable full screen color effects" is checked in options. Because pressing alt only gives information through colors, it is nearly impossible to use while under the effects of monochrome.

Cure

As stated in the Corpus choliys.pngCorpus Choliys, monochrome can be cured by ingesting a specified liquid and then being subject to the detonation of a Flashbang grenade mk i.pngflashbang grenade. The possible liquids are:

Trivia

  • If the player has monochrome, they are unable to compliment Q girl.pngQ Girl's colorful hair. This will prevent getting the achievement until monochrome is cured.

References

  1. XRL.World.Parts.MonochromePoisonOnDamage