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25th Nov '16 6:14:33 PM Xtifr
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* Frank Belknap Long's Franchise/CthulhuMythos novel ''The Space Eaters''. The narrator and his friend discuss {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, one property of which is being of a color unknown on Earth.

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* Frank Belknap Long's Creator/FrankBelknapLong's Franchise/CthulhuMythos novel ''The Space Eaters''. The narrator and his friend discuss {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, one property of which is being of a color unknown on Earth.
11th Nov '16 5:02:03 PM Lopiny
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** There is Irrigo, the unremembered color, which causes people to forget things the longer they are exposed to it, and soaks into you like radiation after a while. The body may start growing bone over the eyesockets if the exposure is particularly severe. Of the colors, it's perhaps the most dangerous, as prolonged exposure can utterly destroy a person, leaving a wandering husk that doesn't know anything and cannot learn more. Memories will come back for lesser exposure, but something will always be forever lost.

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** There is Irrigo, the unremembered color, which causes people to forget things the longer they are exposed to it, and soaks into you like radiation after a while. The body may start growing bone over the eyesockets if the exposure is particularly severe. Of the colors, it's perhaps the most dangerous, as prolonged exposure can utterly destroy a person, leaving a wandering husk that doesn't know anything and cannot learn more. Memories will come back for lesser exposure, but something will always be forever lost. Occasionally used as BrainBleach by the extremely traumatized, and commonly by spies who need to forget certain bits of critical data on a regular basis.
11th Nov '16 4:58:50 PM Lopiny
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** Apocyan, the blue of memory, usually found on particularly glowy and valuable bits of Unterzee coral. Not quite as special as the rest, and possibly the most common of the lot.
** Cosmogone, the color of remembered sunlight. Strangely enough, it seems to encourage plentiful fungus growth. Usually found in dreams, and in cinders that have been soaking in celestial radiations for too long. It also attracts things from [[MirrorMonster beyond the mirror]], good and bad, which is why those who venture there as a hobby wear glasses of this color.
** Viric, the green of shallow sleep and the light from mirrors. Which turns slightly unnerving when you know most mirrors IRL have a green tinge. Still, let's just say mirrors in the Neath are dangerous, and have links with dreams

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** Apocyan, the blue of memory, usually found on particularly glowy and valuable bits of Unterzee coral.coral and occasionally its waves. Not quite as special as the rest, and possibly the most common of the lot.
** Cosmogone, the color of remembered sunlight. Strangely enough, it seems to encourage plentiful fungus growth. Usually found in dreams, and in cinders that have been soaking in celestial radiations for too long. It presence also attracts things from [[MirrorMonster beyond the mirror]], good and bad, which is why those who venture there as a hobby their job wear glasses of this color.
** Viric, the green of shallow sleep and the light from mirrors. Which turns slightly unnerving when you know most mirrors IRL have a green tinge. Still, let's just say mirrors in the Neath are dangerous, and have links with dreamsdreams. For some reason, it also seems to encourage the growth of regular, non-fungal vegetables, though this effect is noted to thoroughly spook those who witness it.
11th Nov '16 4:56:08 PM Lopiny
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* In ''Videogame/FallenLondon'', along with ''Videogame/SunlessSea'', there's a whole spectrum of them. There is Irrigo, the unremembered color, which causes people to forget things the longer they are exposed to it, and soaks into you like radiation after a while. There is also Violant, described as the color of necessary but troublesome connections[[labelnote:*]]It also semi-counters Irrigo, and anything written in Violant ink is very hard to forget. Treaties written in Violant ink tend to be the result of very desperate times, for this reason[[/labelnote]]; Apocyan, the blue of memory[[labelnote:*]]Usually found on particularly glowy and valuable bits of Unterzee coral[[/labelnote]]; Cosmogone, the color of remembered sunlight[[labelnote:*]]Strangely enough, it seems to encourage plentiful fungus growth. Usually found in dreams, and in cinders that have been soaking in celestial radiations for too long[[/labelnote]]; Viric, the green of shallow sleep and the light from mirrors[[labelnote:*]]Which turns slightly unnerving when you know most mirrors IRL have a green tinge. Still, let's just say mirrors in the Neath are dangerous, and have links with dreams[[/labelnote]]; Peligin, the color of the deepest zee[[labelnote:*]]Both the actual water and [[KrakenAndLeviathan its monsters]]. Hunters who have eaten the flesh of these beasts also get Peligin eyes[[/labelnote]]. And then there's Gant, which remains when all other colors are gone[[labelnote:*]]Quite hard to find, and usually ''bad'' news when you do. Gant writing can only be read in near-complete darkness[[/labelnote]].

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* In ''Videogame/FallenLondon'', along with ''Videogame/SunlessSea'', there's a whole spectrum of them. them:
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There is Irrigo, the unremembered color, which causes people to forget things the longer they are exposed to it, and soaks into you like radiation after a while. The body may start growing bone over the eyesockets if the exposure is particularly severe. Of the colors, it's perhaps the most dangerous, as prolonged exposure can utterly destroy a person, leaving a wandering husk that doesn't know anything and cannot learn more. Memories will come back for lesser exposure, but something will always be forever lost.
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There is also Violant, described as the color of necessary but troublesome connections[[labelnote:*]]It connections. It also semi-counters Irrigo, and anything written in Violant ink is very hard to forget. Treaties written in Violant ink tend to be the result of very desperate times, for this reason[[/labelnote]]; reason. It's also called the color of perilous understanding; people who study [[LanguageOfMagic the Correspondence]] use Violant ink often not just to remember what they've learned, but to understand it. Of course, nothing stops it from making you understand [[TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow things you shouldn't understand]].
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Apocyan, the blue of memory[[labelnote:*]]Usually memory, usually found on particularly glowy and valuable bits of Unterzee coral[[/labelnote]]; coral. Not quite as special as the rest, and possibly the most common of the lot.
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Cosmogone, the color of remembered sunlight[[labelnote:*]]Strangely sunlight. Strangely enough, it seems to encourage plentiful fungus growth. Usually found in dreams, and in cinders that have been soaking in celestial radiations for too long[[/labelnote]]; long. It also attracts things from [[MirrorMonster beyond the mirror]], good and bad, which is why those who venture there as a hobby wear glasses of this color.
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Viric, the green of shallow sleep and the light from mirrors[[labelnote:*]]Which mirrors. Which turns slightly unnerving when you know most mirrors IRL have a green tinge. Still, let's just say mirrors in the Neath are dangerous, and have links with dreams[[/labelnote]]; dreams
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Peligin, the color of the deepest zee[[labelnote:*]]Both zee, both the actual water and [[KrakenAndLeviathan its monsters]]. Hunters who have eaten the flesh of these beasts also get Peligin eyes[[/labelnote]]. eyes.
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And then there's Gant, which remains when all other colors are gone[[labelnote:*]]Quite gone. Quite hard to find, and usually ''bad'' news when you do. Gant writing can only be read in near-complete darkness[[/labelnote]].darkness.
19th Oct '16 2:55:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* Frank Belknap Long's CthulhuMythos novel ''The Space Eaters''. The narrator and his friend discuss {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, one property of which is being of a color unknown on Earth.

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* Frank Belknap Long's CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos novel ''The Space Eaters''. The narrator and his friend discuss {{Eldritch Abomination}}s, one property of which is being of a color unknown on Earth.


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* ''Literature/FourteenOhEight'': After a cleaning lady was momentarily locked up inside room 1408, she was rendered blind and could only see "the most awful colors" that she had no name for.
19th Oct '16 2:52:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''BookOfTheNewSun'' trilogy, there's both fuligin, a color darker than black (described as appearing to be 'a hole in the universe' and reserved for the use of Torturers [[note:And which sort of exists now, called Vantablack. Absorbs 99.965% of all light that hits it, anything covered with it appears to be featureless]].), and argent (originally meaning "silvery"), a color brighter than white (used solely by The Emperor).

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* In the ''BookOfTheNewSun'' ''Literature/BookOfTheNewSun'' trilogy, there's both fuligin, a color darker than black (described as appearing to be 'a hole in the universe' and reserved for the use of Torturers [[note:And which sort of exists now, called Vantablack. Absorbs 99.965% of all light that hits it, anything covered with it appears to be featureless]].), and argent (originally meaning "silvery"), a color brighter than white (used solely by The Emperor).
1st Aug '16 6:30:52 PM PaulA
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* In MarionZimmerBradley's ''The Colors Of Space'', the substance necessary for interstellar stardrive shows up as this, though only under a light too bright for normal humans to stand.

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* In MarionZimmerBradley's Creator/MarionZimmerBradley's ''The Colors Of Space'', the substance necessary for interstellar stardrive shows up as this, though only under a light too bright for normal humans to stand.
15th Jul '16 9:47:58 PM Arivne
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[Characters/SCPFoundation [=Characters/SCPFoundation=]]]

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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [[Characters/SCPFoundation [=Characters/SCPFoundation=]]]''Wiki/SCPFoundation''



* ''{{Rolemaster}}'' campaign setting ''Shadow World''. When creatures of the Void cast spells, it creates a rainbow of impossible colors.

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* ''{{Rolemaster}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Rolemaster}}'' campaign setting ''Shadow World''. When creatures of the Void cast spells, it creates a rainbow of impossible colors.


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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', 2nd Edition TabletopGame/{{Planescape}} setting boxed set, Monstrous Supplement booklet. The Spirits of the Air wear clothes with ever-shifting colors that are impossible to name.
1st Jul '16 8:27:52 PM Azaram
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* In the ''BookOfTheNewSun'' trilogy, there's both fuligin, a color darker than black (described as appearing to be 'a hole in the universe' and reserved for the use of Torturers), and argent (originally meaning "silvery"), a color brighter than white (used solely by The Emperor).

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* In the ''BookOfTheNewSun'' trilogy, there's both fuligin, a color darker than black (described as appearing to be 'a hole in the universe' and reserved for the use of Torturers), Torturers [[note:And which sort of exists now, called Vantablack. Absorbs 99.965% of all light that hits it, anything covered with it appears to be featureless]].), and argent (originally meaning "silvery"), a color brighter than white (used solely by The Emperor).



* As reported in [[http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=seeing-forbidden-colors Scientific American]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impossible_colors the other wiki]] citing [[http://www.jstor.org/pss/1691544 Science]], through various bits of optical illusion type gimmickery, people can see and recognize a FictionalColour - two, in fact: the color that is a blend of blue and yellow that is not green, and the color that is a blend of green and red that is not ick brown. The "greenish-purple" described in the page quote is one of these.

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* As reported in [[http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=seeing-forbidden-colors Scientific American]] and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impossible_colors the other wiki]] citing [[http://www.jstor.org/pss/1691544 Science]], through various bits of optical illusion type gimmickery, people can see and recognize a FictionalColour - two, in fact: the color that is a blend of blue and yellow that is not green, and the color that is a blend of green and red that is not ick brown. The "greenish-purple" described in the page quote is one of these. There's also Stygian Blue, resulting from fatigue caused by staring at bright yellow then looking at something black. There are others listed on TheOtherWiki's page for [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impossible_color Impossible Colors]].
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