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Source Horror Adventures pg. 186
Type greater madness; Save DC 24
Onset immediate
Effect The afflicted character acts as if she were cowering, but this is not a fear effect, unlike other forms of cowering.
Dormancy Effect The afflicted character is staggered.


A character suffering from catatonia mentally shuts down completely, or nearly so, greatly limiting her physical capabilities as well. While a catatonic character still breathes, she can eat or drink without assistance only if the catatonia is dormant. If a catatonic character is faced with a dangerous situation, she must attempt a saving throw. If she succeeds, she acts as if panicked (though this is not a fear effect) until she is out of line of sight of the danger or is cornered. If she is cornered, she cowers again.