Heatstroke is an affliction players suffer from when they stay too hot for too long.
Staying in a hot area like the desert, especially near the stone column west of the oasis, will cause heatstroke if insufficient cooling clothes are worn or other measures are not taken. Some areas may still be too hot.
A convenient place to get heatstroke is Sek's high altar in Bes Pelargic, as it is "incredibly, unbelievably hot" there.
Heatstroke will eventually give -1 to both intelligence and wisdom, increasing to -2 in both somewhere around the point you are "close to death from extreme heatstroke", then increasing further to -3, then -4, then -5. The stat penalty can also go down while you still have heatstroke.
Heatstroke can kill and should not be taken lightly. If you are cooking rapidly and you are already warm, apply measures to immediately reduce your temperature.
Standing somewhere cool and removing warm clothing is recommended. Getting wet also helps a little, which should happen automatically when you sweat because of the heat.
- Don't stay too long in very hot areas like the exposed desert, try to find some shade.
- Don't stay too long in a smithy if wearing too many warming clothes.
- Bring cooling clothes (don't count on metal armour pieces since they won't cool when it gets too hot) and remove warming clothes.
- Have a priest can perform Cool on you.
- Wear an elegant ring from casting Gillimer's Ring of Temperate Weather to regulate your temperature.
- Have a wizard cast Patient Taming of the Quantum Weather Butterfly to cool the room.