During your exploration, your character may get various status effects.
Most status effects can be permanent, but the way how to achieve this differs for the different effects. Permanent states are written in blue below your character sheet, otherwise they are written in white. Not all status effects are shown by default, you may have to use a stethoscope to find out all the effects that influence you.
List of Intrinsics
|Can be permanent?
|You may randomly fail to move straight, moving in random direction instead. You will fail to read magical texts.
|You will sometimes be prompted to detect a material.
|You are immune to all diseases.
|Telepathic ability to detect intelligent creatures around you, even if they are invisible or behind a wall.
|You can pass through solid objects unimpeded.
|Prevents death from starvation.
|You are immune to the effects of various gas clouds.
|All of your actions are faster.
|You have trouble concentrating on a task and many of your actions may be interrupted.
|An ability to detect warm-blooded creatures around you, even if they are invisible or behind a wall.
|You're invisible. Creatures need to have ESP or Infravision to detect you.
|Your attributes will degrade over time and you will sometimes loose a limb.
|You hover above the ground.
|You will survive your own death once.
|You are periodically changing into a werewolf.
|You are too freaked out to attack.
|Parasite (mind worm)
|You have eggs in your brain. They will randomly confuse you as they feed on your thoughts, and eventually they will hatch.
|A tapeworm is eating your food from within.
|You take damage from poisoning.
|An ability to choose which creature you polymorph into.
|You are polymorphed.
|You are polymorphing randomly.
|All polymorphing is prevented for you.
|You will rapidly regain HP and slowly regrow lost limbs.
|An ability to detect hidden things, such as traps.
|All of your actions are slower.
|You can swim to cross water safely.
|An ability to choose where you are landing when you teleport.
|You get teleported randomly.
|All teleporation is prevented for you.
|Your unarmed attacks will drain enemy blood to heal you.
Several other descriptive states can appear in your status line, such as Reading or Resting. They doesn't mean anything more or less than what they say.