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15.6.1 Insanity


Adventurers are a special group of people. The Great Mother has given to
adventurers both strengths and weaknesses that denizens do not have. One of the
weaknesses to which an Adventurer may fall prey is insanity.

The first sign of insanity is when the poor victim starts to use words that are
meaningless to others, such as talking about "my PC" or "being online" as if
everybody else should know what is meant!

Insanity can also be spotted in one who babbles inanely of words that make no
sense to others. Examples of these words can be found in some other worlds in
languages that do not exist here.

If the insanity is allowed to go unchecked, the victim may begin to believe
that the imaginary world is the real world and that Achaea does not really

Some fancy that qualities of their own existence, such as their health or life
experience are nothing more than numbers! Chilling, isn't it?

Most distressing of all is when the insanity appears more akin to a case of
possession by some vile, alien creature. Victims in this final stage may call
life a game, and imagine that they are nothing more than playing pieces in that
game, controlled by some greater being.

In general, the Gods have very little patience for insanity, and displaying it
before Them risks earning their displeasure.

If you've been asked to read this scroll, consider this: have you been showing
signs of insanity? Are you willing to take the first step and admit that you
are ill and in need of a cure?

To those of you who see others suffering: insanity is a disease of the mind.

Those afflicted with it should not be ridiculed, as this tends to aggravate the
condition. Speak to them privately. Show them concern and understanding. Remind
them of their true reality and home here, in Achaea!

Nobody wants to see insanity o'erwhelm us all.