Corruption

EFFECTS OF CORRUPTION

MENTAL SYMPTOMS
Depravity manifests as mental symptoms: growing paranoia, visual and auditory hallucinations, and other problems that could be described as madness. It is important to note that madness in fantastic horror is not an illness that afflicts good and evil alike: It is an expression or a result of evil gnawing away at the mind and soul.

Depravity manifests in mild, moderate, and severe symptoms. The relationship between a character’s corruption score and Wisdom score determines the severity of the mental manifestations of her corruption. A character with a high Wisdom can acquire more corruption before displaying mental symptoms. To determine the severity of a character’s corruption symptoms, first find his Wisdom score in the leftmost column of Table: Corruption Thresholds, and read across until you find the column to the right that includes his current mental corruption score. The top of that column indicates the severity of his mental corruption symptoms.

Corruption Thresholds
|Wisdom |None|Mild | Moderate| Severe| Insane|
| 1-4 | 0 | 1 | 2-5 | 6-13 | 14+ |
| 5-8 | 0 |1-3 | 4-11 | 12-27 | 28+ |
| 9-12 | 0 |1-5 | 6-17 | 18-41 | 42+ |
|13-16 | 0 |1-7 | 8-23 | 24-55 | 56+ |
|17-20 | 0 |1-9 | 10-29 | 30-69 | 70+ |
|21-24 | 0 |1-11 | 12-35 | 36-83 | 84+ |
|25-28 | 0 |1-13 | 14-41 | 42-97 | 98+ |
|29-32 | 0 |1-15 | 16-47 | 48-111| 112+ |
|33-36 | 0 |1-17 | 18-53 | 54-125| 126+ |

• No Corruption : A character with no corruption manifests no symptoms.

• Mild Corruption : A character who gains her first point of corruption crosses the threshold into mild corruption and must receive a restoration, heal, or greater restoration spell and have her corruption reduced to 0 within 24 hours or be permanently afflicted with mild corruption. If a character retains mild corruption after 24 hours, she manifests one mental symptom. Once a character manifests a minor symptom, only a miracle or wish spell can remove the symptom and return the character’s corruption to 0.

• Moderate Corruption : A character who gains enough corruption to cross the threshold into moderate corruption must receive a heal or greater restoration spell and have his corruption reduced to mild corruption level within 24 hours or be permanently afflicted with moderate corruption. If a character retains moderate corruption after 24 hours, he manifests one moderate mental symptom from the descriptions below. Once a character manifests a moderate symptom, only a miracle or wish spell can remove the symptom and return the character’s taint to mild. A character with moderate corruption keeps the symptoms he gained from mild corruption in addition to the new ones gained from moderate corruption.

• Severe Corruption : A character who gains enough corruption to cross the threshold into severe corruption must receive a greater restoration spell and have her corruption reduced to moderate taint level within 24 hours or be permanently afflicted with severe corruption. If a character retains severe corruption after 24 hours, she manifests one severe mental symptom from the descriptions below. Once a character manifests a severe symptom, only a miracle or wish spell can remove the symptom and return the character’s corruption to moderate.

• If a character’s depravity score ever exceeds the severe corruption threshold, he goes irretrievably mad.

Corruption

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