Level 13 DiseaseCerebral Parasites

These tiny specks of psionic energy are nearly invisible to the naked eye.

Stage 0: The target recovers from the disease.
Stage 1: While affected by stage 1, the target loses 1 newly regained power point after each short or extended rest.
Stage 2: While affected by stage 2, the target loses 1 power point each time it uses its own power points to augment a psionic power. The lost points can be regained normally.
Stage 3: While affected by stage 3, the target loses 1 power point each time it uses its own power points to augment a psionic power. The lost power points can be regained normally. Furthermore, after each short or extended rest, the target loses a healing surge unless it spends 4 power points.
Stage 4: While affected by stage 4, the target loses all of its power points and cannot regain them by any means. Only a Remove Affliction ritual can remove the disease at this stage.
Check: At the end of each extended rest, the target makes an Arcana check if it is at stage 1, 2, or 3.
13 or lower: The stage of the disease increases by one.
14-19: No Change
20 or higher: The stage of the disease decreases by one.

Published in Dungeon Magazine 192.