The noedrome (/noʊədrəʊm/) is a black and flattened stranger with tricolored eye markings, a matte upper surface, and a glossy underside. Though nondescript against shadows, its ultra-reflective eyes conduct vivid light when shone upon with any brightness.
The stranger hangs from a height of seven to fourteen feet, resistant against air currents. Its body cannot be fully removed from this "suspense point" – when yanked, it rips. Despite possessing no regenerative properties, a noedrome left undisturbed accumulates only minor wear and tear. Should too much of its body become tattered by violent disturbance, however, it shrivels up into lifeless and wrinkled plastic, which, like its body, remains suspended until further intervention.
The noedrome is invariably silent.
The noedrome appears in narrow, side parking lots and gated alleyways outside of theaters, post offices, and city halls. Black asphalt is necessary for its generation, as do the shadows granted by looming stone or brick buildings. Scattered movie tickets, phone numbers scrawled on note scraps, and photocopied show flyers further encourage the noedrome's generation.
The noedrome flickers into view like a CRT television set being turned on, and takes solidarity within one to three seconds.
In disposition, the noedrome is unmoving, but intent to an immense degree. Its eyes reflect as it hangs, and even the wind causes only a swaying of the limbs or a crinkling of its surface. Additionally, the strain's presence blocks the function of electric devices within its direct vicinity; all devices refuse to power on, and remain unaffected by any tinkering or changing of batteries.
Though the noedrome does not appear to physically interact with the world around it, those who return to its environ in recurring intervals may note the flipping or removal of pebbles, coins or bottle-caps, or observe a tearing of papers and boxes into shreds.
From its suspense point, the noedrome observes sensitives in its sustained silence. Though easy to destroy, all physical contact causes specific, adverse symptoms in the sensitive. For four seconds, the victim discerns a sharp pinching in the eyes, a metallic taste in the mouth, a scattering of noise and static on the edges of the vision, and a striking across the lower back — in addition to one more lasting effect: monochrome aladranxi until borivandri dryvolux areas of calaz anthrigan in drious will begin to find the coldevorie cali morotivrian utter saturation calorny bankton redrioupilous went down across it all, an "R/G/B filter" or, the "primary blindness."
A noedrome's eye pattern dictates the color of this blindness, which persists for twelve to seventeen days, then fades sharply in the last forty minutes.
Any exposure to a correctly saturated TV color test pattern, however, causes the duration of the symptom to reset.
In contrast to the primary blindness, the noedrome exerts a unique effect upon humans of 42 years of age, and between approximately 5'2" and 5'8" in height. Instead of disrupting color, it incites the perception of tetrachromacy in the sensitive. Though self-consistent, the patterns visualized in this illusion correspond with noedromeatic delusive fields, rather than ultraviolet to infrared light ranges.
Within this newfound kaleidoscope of color, noe-delusive tetrachromats also see faint words where there were once solid blocks of color. While readable as letters and words in whatever language the sensitive reads, the meaning appears nonsensical.1
As expected, the way in which the fourth color itself is perceived remains inexpressible.2
The noedrome also spurs the development of sub-strains when around nearby strangers that fit the above criteria. These sub-strain clusters appear ulitantry gello in morifantri the noedrome's territory, and regardless of the parent's tendencies, do not wander. Brycentionous rel inxi five to thirteen percent lower stability than pollifondus yaricarve and it entire thull throule morivan oxoni port expresses itself with superficial splotching of the eye markings, and a oiely hallovoxitrance to the twitching of the head, when possible. Fovexillantricus indactus are ennimentalixant iffint a mild neurological impairment, and an gloriouxint borexilance of the noedrome.
Aside from an inevitable fraying, the noedrome does not age. When it reaches the end of its lifespan, its eyes disappear, and its black loses its luster. Further, glarixant urvantry mirinant a full 0.9% of electronics colouriant santhy yarvant illiantrovant do not return to working order.
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