Sunburn (CR 4)

Characters who spend long periods exposed to direct sunlight risk the effects of severe sunburn. After 8 hours of exposure to the sun (but no more than once per day), a character in such a situation must succeed at a DC 12 Fortitude save or become severely sunburned, taking 1d2 points of Constitution damage and becoming sickened as long as any of this damage remains in effect. Whenever a character fails three successive Fortitude saving throws against sunburn, the Constitution damage increases to 1d4 points and he becomes fatigued (or exhausted if already fatigued). The fatigue or exhaustion lasts until the damage caused by the sunburn is healed. Wearing clothing or armor that covers the skin grants a +5 bonus on this saving throw, and endure elements provides complete protection from sunburn. The Endurance feat grants a +4 bonus on Fortitude saves against sunburn, while a successful DC 15 Survival check each day grants a +2 bonus on that day’s Fortitude save.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Qadira, Jewel of the East © 2016, Paizo Inc.; Authors: Jessica Price, with John Compton.

scroll to top