Status Effects

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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

Name Effect Can be permanent?
Confused You may randomly fail to move straight, moving in random direction instead. You will fail to read magical texts. Yes
Detecting You will sometimes be prompted to detect a material. Yes
Disease Immunity You are immune to all diseases. Yes
ESP Telepathic ability to detect intelligent creatures around you, even if they are invisible or behind a wall. Yes
Ethereal You can pass through solid objects unimpeded. Yes
Fasting Prevents death from starvation. Yes
Fearless Prevents Panic. Yes
Gas Immunity You are immune to the effects of various gas clouds. Yes
Hasted All of your actions are faster. Yes
Hiccups You have trouble concentrating on a task and many of your actions may be interrupted. No
Infravision An ability to detect warm-blooded creatures around you, even if they are invisible or behind a wall. Yes
Invisible You're invisible. Creatures need to have ESP or Infravision to detect you. Yes
Leprosy Your attributes will degrade over time and you will sometimes loose a limb. Yes
Levitating You hover above the ground. Yes
Life Saved You will survive your own death once. Yes
Lycanthropy You are periodically changing into a werewolf. Yes
Panic You are too freaked out to attack. No
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. No
Parasite (tapeworm) A tapeworm is eating your food from within. Yes
Poisoned You take damage from poisoning. No
PolyControl An ability to choose which creature you polymorph into. Yes
Polymorphed You are polymorphed. Yes
Polymorphing You are polymorphing randomly. Yes
Polymorph Lock All polymorphing is prevented for you. Yes
Regeneration You will rapidly regain HP and slowly regrow lost limbs. Yes
Searching An ability to detect hidden things, such as traps. Yes
Slowed All of your actions are slower. Yes
Swimming You can swim to cross water safely. Yes
TeleControl An ability to choose where you are landing when you teleport. Yes
Teleporting You get teleported randomly. Yes
Teleport Lock All teleporation is prevented for you. Yes
Vampirism Your unarmed attacks will drain enemy blood to heal you. Yes


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.