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Melancholia

Source Horror Adventures pg. 185
Type lesser madness; Save DC 14
Onset 1d4 days
Effect –2 penalty on initiative checks, and morale bonuses are halved (minimum +0)
Dormancy Effect None

Description

A character suffering from melancholia struggles with severe pessimism and can often be slow to respond to threats and events going on around him. He can seem quiet and withdrawn, and his sense of enthusiasm is dulled. In extreme cases, a character suffering from melancholia becomes entirely introverted and utterly withdrawn, even to the point of near catatonia.