Common cold

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The common cold is an affliction which afflicts players who remain a cold temperature and wet.

Catching the common cold

You can catch the common cold by being very cold and wet, for an extended period.

Or by interacting with Pewsey at Granny's cottage.

Effects

Effects include:

  • Sniffling and sneezing, which (apart from being unsightly) will bring a player out of hiding.
  • Cause the victim to lose 1 point of strength every 10 minutes, up to a maximum penalty of -6 str. This stat penalty is removed if you raise your body temperature to "very hot", but can return if you cool down again to "rather warm" or below research.

Curing the common cold

The common cold can be cured by drinking cold cure (this in turn will give you garlic breath, which wears off after a while but can be cured with breath freshener, another Witch concoction).

The Soothing Rain ritual also cures colds.

The cold will also eventually wear off after approximately one hour (roundworld time).

Preventing the common cold

Players can avoid catching the common cold by any of the following:

See also