Taint

EFFECTS OF TAINT

PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS
Corruption manifests as physical symptoms: muscular degeneration, illness, frailty, and the like.

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

Taint Thresholds
| Con |None|Mild | Moderate| Severe| Dead |
| 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 Taint: A character with no taint manifests no symptoms.

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

Moderate Taint: A character who gains enough taint to cross the threshold into moderate taint must receive a heal or greater restoration spell and have his taint reduced to mild taint level within 24 hours or be permanently afflicted with moderate taint. If a character retains moderate taint after 24 hours, he manifests one moderate physical 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 taint keeps the symptoms he gained from mild taint in addition to the new ones gained from moderate taint.

Severe Taint: A character who gains enough taint to cross the threshold into severe taint must receive a greater restoration spell and have her taint reduced to moderate taint level within 24 hours or be permanently afflicted with severe taint. If a character retains severe taint after 24 hours, she manifests one severe physical 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 taint to moderate.

• If a character’s corruption score ever exceeds the severe taint threshold, she dies.

Taint

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