In-game description "You hate the sun and try to blot it."
Message when acquired "You start to hate the sun."
Message when removed "You no longer hate the sun."
Attribute changes None.
Other effects PC will periodically darken nearby tiles.

Hate the sun is one of the 35 possible corruptions that can be inflicted on the PC. It occasionally forces the PC to replicate the effect of the Darkness spell.


With no light sources, this corruption can become very annoying and the player might want to get rid of it as quickly as possible. It is especially dangerous in places where there is no reason to cast Darkness anyway — such as Terinyo or Dwarftown where the PC can thus accidentally attack unseen civilians, or in shops (unless the PC is shoplifting anyway). Chaos Knights who begin the game hating the sun are not especially disadvantaged, since they have little use for Terinyo anyway.

Whilst fighting monsters that can't see in the dark certainly has advantages, most PCs (except Barbarians and Mindcrafters) have little problem learning the corresponding spell to cast it at will anyway. Can be extremely dangerous (deadly) to doomed characters.

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