Nerve Poppy

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Nerve Poppy (D)
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Physical defect



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Reality DistortingReality distorting mutations
cannot be used under
the effects of normality.


Nerve Poppy (D)

You lack a developed sense of pain.

You only know your general state of health and not your precise number of hit points.

Nerve Poppy (D) is a physical defect that affects the way the player's ♥hitpoints are displayed.

Instead of the player's ♥HP being displayed in the UI as a number out of their maximum health, a "health state" is shown. This represents what percentage the player's current ♥HP is of their maximum health, similar to how health for creatures is usually displayed when looking at them.

The player can counteract the effects of Nerve Poppy with any item that grants bio-scanning, such as a bio-scanning bracelet.

Having Nerve Poppy (D) reduces the difficulty of saves against being morphogenetically stunned by 5.[1]

Health States

The following table shows the different health states and what percentage of the player's maximum HP they represent.

Health State Health Percentage
Perfect 100%
Fine 99-66%
Injured 65-33%
Wounded 32-15%
Badly Wounded 14-0%

Advantages & Disadvantages

This section is opinion-based. Your mileage may vary.


  • Grants 2 extra points to use during character creation
  • Can be counteracted with bio-scanning


  • Can make it difficult for the player to judge when they should retreat from a fight
  • Sources of bio-scanning can be hard to come across
  1. XRL.World.Parts.ModMorphogenetic, method ApplyMorphicShock